Meet Angela! (aka @angelachauxo)
How did you first get into blogging?
My interest in blogging and social media (particularly Instagram) started as a creative outlet from my day-to-day job! I love what I do, but really wanted a space to be able to share my true passions in life: food, style, travel and beauty. I love that my blog and my Insta are a place to collect all of the things that make me smile.
Tell us a bit about your day-to-day life?
I work full time as a Digital Marketing Strategist for a print company in Toronto. My day-to-day work includes running their social media accounts, content creation and copywriting!
What’s your favourite project/collaboration you’ve done to date?
I’m going to have to cop out and say all of them have been my favourite! Each time I get to work on a new collaboration or project, I get to put my creative skills to the test and always learn something new.
What’s your favourite part about the social media community?
My favourite part of the social media community is finding other individuals who share the same interests as you, and being able to translate online relationships into real life relationships! I’ve met some awesome like-minded people who are passionate about the same topics I am. It’s great to have conversations with people about things you love. Plus, it doesn’t hurt meeting friends who won’t judge you for taking 100 photos of your meal before diving in.
Give us your top 3 go-to restaurants?
The Starving Artist (multiple locations) – the best eggs benny brunch served on a potato waffle
Trattoria Nervosa in Yorkville – perfect for a delicious Italian lunch on the patio!
Auberge Du Pommier – this is my special occasion restaurant… I love spending a birthday here!
Favourite coffee shop in the city?
I’m actually not a huge coffee drinker (shocking, I know) – I prefer a cup of tea or a good matcha latte. Colette Grand Cafe has a lovely little seating area to grab a quick cup and a macaron.
Can you walk us through your process of taking an Insta photo? (i.e. when a dish comes at a restaurant, what are your steps before you eat)
2. Next, I arrange the dishes in that perfectly-imperfect way that shows off all the yummy food! There’s a certain art to making sure all of the table space is covered in a balanced way, without overcrowding.
3. If anything’s not sitting quite right with the food (e.g. a garnish has fallen out of place) I’ll make a few tiny adjustments.
4. It’s all about the height. Most of the time I’ll stand up from my seat to get the perfect overhead shot.
3 things you can’t leave the house without?
My phone2. Lip balm3. Headphones