How to be a good secret-keeper

I’ve always been an expert secret-keeper. I learned to keep secrets at a very young age. It was a family tradition. We were born and bred into it. The first time I remember being tested on my secret keeping abilities was when I was seven years old. At that time, we were living in a […]

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Toronto: A list for the day-trippers

I was born in Toronto, and spent the first 18 years of my life there. I couldn’t wait to get out. I felt like it was holding me back. But it wasn’t the city that was suffocating me.  Traveling around the world for five years gave me a deep appreciation for what a wonderful multifaceted and […]

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My guide to Nuit Blanche Toronto 2016

NUIT BLANCHE is hands-down by FAR my favorite event in Toronto. Traipsing around all over the city in the middle of the night experiencing art with my friends, community and fellow life lovers, is an unbelievable experience. If you’ve never done it, it’s a must, at least once in your life I’m so excited to actually be […]

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#SorryExhibit

The past few weeks putting this exhibit together has been an amazing experience. I was blown away at the response and the amount of people who participated in the anonymous apology submissions. Reading them all was thrilling, funny and at times, heartbreaking.  It was liberating and very scary to put my personal apologies out there, but many […]

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Starting with Sorry…

A Canadian born and bred, after living in the united states for years (and becoming an American Citizen) I missed being sorry. Yes, it’s true, we apologize for everything. I’m sorry even when I have no idea why. I’m sorry when I didn’t hear what you said, “Sorry?” I’m sorry when I’m coming out and […]

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Things to do in my ‘favorite’ cities…

So, I feel like I’ll need a break from drudging up my past and dealing with my present, so this category is where I can lighten up and talk about fun stuff, like places to check out, restaurants I like, or new art exhibits and theater shows I’d recommend. For now, I’ll be mostly focusing […]

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Ruby Garnay, A Preface…

Hi, my name is Riva. The name ‘Ruby Garnay’ came to me in a dream one night. It reminds of a free-spirited European aristocrat, rebelliously bounding across a piazza and I just want to yell out to her, “GO Ruby Garnay, you got this!” She’s my inspiration. Maybe if I take some time to look […]

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