Meet our team: Amalia

Amalia is one of our newest team members, and has been a lovely addition to the fourth floor. She’s just graduated from Algonquin College, after studying Public Relations for two years. Previously, she graduated from the same college with a degree in hospitality management.

The only child (she wishes she had a sister!) is originally from Bogota, Colombia and moved to Ottawa with her mom in 2003. She loves to travel, and has visited eight countries so far. She secretly loves reality TV, especially any show on MTV. When she grows up, she wants to have dinner parties every weekend, a walk-in closet and a career in PR. We say she’s off to a running start.

How long have you been part of the team?

Two months. 

What do you love most about living in Toronto?
I’ve only been living in the city for two months, but I can easily say that I really like the diversity of the city the best. Everything from the architecture to the people you see in the streets, from the west end to the east end, everything is so unique. (I love you too, Ottawa!)

What song gets you out on the dance floor?
Anything by Justin Timberlake. Wanna see me dance? Throw on Sexy Back and you will witness this girl jamming like it’s 2006 all over again.

Favourite movie of all time?
I think I’d have to say a toss between The Holiday and any of the Harry Potter movies. As far as The Holiday goes, there’s something romantic about the little cottage in the outskirts of London, and Jude Law is very easy on the eyes. Harry Potter and I go way back. My best friend and I (hi Steph!) even made a point to go to the midnight showing of the latest movie (Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows). We totally geeked out, and stood in line for almost five hours.
How do you like to relax?
Sitting in my backyard, and listening to the sounds around me. It’s funny how little attention we pay to our surroundings, and every now and then, it’s good to be reminded of all the simple things around us.

Best part about being a publicist? 
So far, I love that I am always doing different projects. My best moment to date has been interviewing Carly Pope for On The Fourth Floor.

A little more from the fourth floor: 

Website: Hands down, Lainey Gossip.

Designer: I covet all Steve Madden shoes. Boots. Heels. Name it, I own it.

Store: Harnn and Thann (in Ottawa). They sell amazing skincare products.

Book: Into The Wild. Though I only read this book a couple of months ago, it’s still haunting me (in the best way possible).

Snack: Granola bars.

Season: Fall, nothing beats crisp mornings and sunny afternoons. 

Sexy: Silk.

Inspiration: My mom and grandma.

Drink: Chamomile tea, as an iced tea. Try it, it’s super refreshing. 

Motto in two three words: Love it All.