Meet Sabrina! (aka @my.miaou)
How did you first get into the Instagram community?
I got into Instagram a little over a year ago when I decided to open a vintage jewellery shop. I never would’ve guessed that I’d meet so many wonderful friends through this channel. While my shop has closed, I’ve transitioned into the food and lifestyle world, I couldn’t be happier and hungrier.
Tell us a bit about your day-to-day life?
I’m a coffee fiend. I swear I must go to two or three coffee shops a day and by night, I’m a bartender. My mornings always start with 15 minutes (but more like 30 minutes) to catch up on what I had missed on Instagram while I was asleep. I like to bake a couple times a week, as it is my therapy, other days I love spending time having lunch and catching up with friends.
You’re very into baking and cooking. How did that first start?
I LOVE baking and cooking but that wasn’t always the case. I only found my love for baking 5 years ago after I met my husband. Before then I had never baked anything other than the pre-formed cookies. Growing up my mom and dad cooked and baked a lot so I think that’s where my love for food stems from. My husband was the one that inspired me to start baking actually and I’ve never looked back.
What’s your favourite project/collaboration you’ve done to date?
My favourite collaboration I’ve done to date has to be the time I appeared on Cityline for a cookie swap contest I won. I baked my Soft and Chewy ginger molasses cookies with Tracy Moore and Mairlyn Smith! It was so much fun. Here’s the link to my segment if you’d like to watch:
You’re having a dinner party for your favourite celebrities. What do you make them?
I would make them scones, cookies, macarons and donuts in any and every flavour!
Can you walk us through your process of taking an insta photo?
I’m pretty relaxed with taking photos. If a photo turns out, great. If it doesn’t, it’s another opportunity to eat, so win-win. Usually before I decide what I’m going to order, I’ll look it up online to see what looks aesthetically pleasing/photographs well. My second drink of choice, next to coffee, are virgin Caesars with extra worcestershire.
When the food hits the table I usually do a bit of rearranging to see if the composition works well. 99% of the time I take restaurant food photos on my iPhone. Also depending on who I’m with they’re more patient with the process. Bloggers helping bloggers! 🙂
Favourite coffee shop in the city?
Ahh, I have so many and it all depends on my mood. Hailed coffee for delicious coffee and pretty white tiles, Neo for their matcha latte and latte art and Sorry Coffee for their mocha! All with Almond milk of course!
What’s your favourite part about the social media community?
I am so thankful and so grateful to have met so many inspiring, talented and kind people through social media. Some of my closest friends and the people I connect best with I met over Instagram. It’s such an incredible and powerful community and I am so happy to be apart of it.
If you could change one thing about social media, what would it be?
The one thing I wish I could change about social media is how it makes us feel like we’re being rated. I know that I’m guilty of this, addicted to the number of likes you get on a photo or how many more followers someone else has than you. It’s not a game, it’s not a competition, everyone is good at something and has something different to offer.
What would be your last meal?
My last meal would have to be my mom’s homemade Pho. There’s nothing better in the world.