Get to Know Me Better with Vogue’s 73 Questions!

I've answered Vogue's 73 questions to help you get to me know me better! I thought it might be way to share some more personal tidbits about me and my life.

Vogue’s 73 Questions

If you’re on my blog right now you can probably guess that I love fashion, beauty, DIY, and living a health lifestyle because that’s what I usually blog about.

But for this post I thought it might be fun for me to share some more personal tidbits about my personality, things I like, and my day-to-day lifestyle.

Vogue does this fun video series of 73 quick fire questions answered by celebrities, as a way to get to know them better. And of course, I’m no celebrity, but I really enjoyed seeing fellow blogger Katie Emma Beauty do it, and I thought it might be also a fun way for you to get to know me better as well!

Note: This is actually one of my first YouTube videos, and I’m not the greatest in front of a camera, so apologies a head of time. And I probably should have reviewed the 73 questions and thought about the answers beforehand, but didn’t, so you’re getting an unfiltered me, just spitting out answers as fast as I can. Enjoy!

Vogue’s 73 Questions (written version)

And for those of you who don’t love watching videos, here’s the written version of my answers. (Which I’ve admittedly edited a bit just so the grammar is a little bit better and things make more sense.)

1. What’s your favourite time of day?

My favourite time of day is the morning. I became a morning person about a year or so ago and I love waking up early to get things done and start my day off on the right foot.

2. What’s your biggest weakness? 

I would say sugar is my is my biggest weakness. I love candy and delicious things and once I start eating them I can’t stop eating them!

3. What’s your biggest strength?

I would say determination and resilience, when I fall I get back up, when I fail I try again. I’m always willing to put in a good effort in and do my best at whatever I set my mind to.

4. What’s the biggest learning experience you’ve had? 

My biggest learning experience growing to learn to love and accept myself for who I am. And this is really important for me because it’s allowed me to grow and try new things and become a better version of me.

5. What’s your idea of a perfect date? 

I’m a pretty simple girl, I love good food, good conversation, good wine, and of course some great dessert.

6. What’s one vice you wish you could give up? 

That would be sugar, as much as I love sweets I know that it’s not the healthiest for me. And I just eat so much of it, and I wish I could stop having sugar cravings!

7. What’s a cause that is important to you? 

Animal cruelty is an important cause to me. Having a dog has open my eyes to how people treat animals and I often feel like they’re so helpless to defend themselves. I feel like it’s important for people are aware about how we treat animals as well, as other human beings.

8. What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received?

One day I had this long exhausting day at work, I even had blog meetings at lunch, worked out after work, and attended a couple events after work. And even after putting in a good effort and having done all these things, I didn’t feel so good about the what I had put into my day. One of my colleagues had noticed and thought I did an incredible job of fitting all these thing into my day. and it was so nice to feel acknowledged I had tried my best and done a good job at it.

9. When are you the most inspired? 

I feel most inspired in the mornings! With the potential of having a whole day ahead of me to do good, it makes me feel hopeful for everything that is to come.

10. Sweet or savoury? 

Definitely sweet, as I mentioned, I have the biggest sweet tooth!

11. What song can you listen to on repeat? 

I’ve been loving Whitney Houston x Kygo – Higher Love. It’s been one of my favourites lately and I find it to be such an inspiring and uplifting song.

12. What makes you smile the most? 

My dog Chloe always brings to joy to my day no matter what’s going on.

13. What’s one thing people don’t know about you? 

Growing up and much of my twenties, I was legally blind. I had very extremely impaired vision and terribly thick glasses and hid behind wearing contacts most of my time. However, I did have laser eye surgery and though my vision still isn’t perfect, it’s been life changing for me.

14. Heels or flats or sneakers? 

I’m a fashion blogger and I really can’t choose. I feel like 3 are necessary! I can’t live without my heels, flats are required for some occasions, as well and sneakers are essential as well.

15. Vintage or new? 

New, vintage shopping is much too frustrating for me. I always find cute things that not my size and not meant to be. And when things are new they just typically have more sizes.

16. What are the three things you can’t live without? 

My dog, my husband and… my phone..

17. Window or aisle seat? 

Window seat, I love looking out the window at the sky and earth below.

18. What’s your current TV character obsession?

I don’t watch much TV these days, but one of my favourite characters from TV is Michael Scott from the Office – who’s ridiculously and funny and always makes me laugh.

19. Leather or lace? 

I would say lace, but I admittedly have quite a collection of leather jackets in my closet as well.

20. What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done in your life? 

I haven’t had too much of an adventurous life to be honest. The most adventurous thing I’ve done is to move across the country from Vancouver where I grew up to Toronto where currently I live now with my husband. And I’ve come to love this city so much.

21. How would you define yourself in three words? 

I would say I’m determined, hard working, and fun!

22. What’s your current favourite piece of clothing that you own? 

Right now, this pair of cut off denim shorts. I’ve been wearing them almost daily since it’s summer, and they’re so soft and comfortable as well as cute and go with everything.

23. What’s a must-have clothing item everyone should own? 

I believe it should be a white blouse and can be just a simple plain white collared blouse. They go with everything and can be dressed up or down, worn with jean or to the office, and even as a swim coverup.

24. What’s inspiring you in life right now? 

Seeing other people succeed is very inspiring to me. It lets me know that other people are doing great and I can do the same.

25. What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received? 

No one really care about you, and actually that’s great! I don’t know how many times I’ve replayed a conversations in my mind and thought what I said must have been stupid. When honestly no one really cares that much so it’s already been forgotten about, so it’s really okay.

26. What’s your pet peeve? 

If someone says they’re going do something they don’t. It doesn’t matter if it’s something as small as doing the dishes, or saying they’re want to lose 5 lbs. I think that when you say you’re going to do something it should be a commitment.

27. Diamonds or pearls? 

Pearls, diamond are overrated.

28. What’s something you notice about someone when you first meet them? 

I notice whether if they make eye contact with me or not. And sometimes they don’t which is a little bit weird especially when you’re trying to talk to them.

29. What’s your biggest regret? 

My biggest regret would be during my teens and twenties I lacked the confidence I have now. I would make make decisions based on what other people think or to please them instead of what I truly wanted. And having the confidence to do what I want now has been very impactful for me.

30. What’s heavily played on your music playlist right now? 

I’ve been really into classical music and I find it both soothing and energizing for me. One of my favorites pieces is Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concertio No. 1 in B flat. It’s an invigorating classical piece and puts me in the mood to do some creative work.

31. What’s your favourite board game? 

Monopoly, it’s such a classic and so much fun to play.

32. What’s your guilty pleasure?

Eating cake!

33. What book did you most recently finish? 

I recently finished Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning, and I love how it’s put perspective into enduring hardships in life.

34. What are you currently reading?

Currently reading 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yoval Noah Harari. I find it to be inspiring book that’s very thought provoking. And not about learning things, but understanding the current issues we have in the world today, and the question of how they may might be solved.

35. How do you start your day?

I usually start off my day off with a dog walk and a workout.

36. What’s your favourite holiday? 

So someone asked me the question once, and I promptly answered it’s my birthday. And I know that’s not officially a holiday, but on my birthday I always take a day off, so it’s like a personal holiday for me!

37. If you could raid one woman’s closet who would it be?

Danielle Bernstein of We Wore What, I love her style and I think great fashion sense. So I would love to raid her closet, even though I know there is some controversy surrounding her right now.

38. If you could switch lives with one person for a day who would it be? 

I would love to switch lives with Taylor Swift. I think she has such a crazy life and it would be fun to see what it would be like to be her for a day.

39. What’s one thing you’ve always wanted to try but you’ve been too scared to do? 

I’ve always wanted to travel alone. And I know many people have done so, but it’s something I’ve never done myself. I would love to travel alone once Covid is all over and have the experience.

40. What’s the one thing you wish you knew at age 19? 

If I was 19 again, I would tell myself, nothing you care about right now actually matters. Just do what you want and enjoy your life and being young.

41. Besides your phone or wallet, what’s a couple of must-have purse items? 

Lip gloss, dog bags and sunglasses.

42. If you were not a blogger what would you be doing? 

I would love to be mad scientist, I had a big passion for science growing up and thought I would pursue a career in science!

43. What’s something you can’t do? 

I can not public speak, I freeze up, stutterer and turn into a big messy puddle of sweat and nonsense words.

44. Where was the best vacation you’ve ever taken? 

The best vacation I’ve taken was a Caribbean cruise with my then boyfriend, who proposed on the trip and is now my husband!

45. What’s one city you’ve always dreamed of traveling to? 

I’ve always wanted to go to Santorini. It looks just beautiful and stunning and all the pictures I’ve seen and I’ve always really wanted to go.

46. What’s something you always travel with? 

I always travel with my phone. I mean, I already always have my phone even when I ‘m not travelling.

47. Favourite food? 

My favourite food is Japanese food. I love sushi poke bowls and all that kind of stuff.

48. Favorite dessert? 

That would be ice cream …and cake, and if you put those 2 together it would be ice cream cake. I also love cannolis! (I have lots of favourites when it comes to desserts!)

49. Favorite snack? 

My favourite snack is Twizzer Nibs. Whenever I get them I easily eat the whole package in a sitting.

50. What’s a movie that made you cry? 

I can’t actually name one because I actually cry over any and every sad movie. But the first movie that made me cry was Bambi ..when his mother died.

51. What’s your favourite movie of the last five years?

This is tough, because I haven’t watch a ton of movies the past 5 years. I’m not a really a TV or movie watcher. However my 2 favourite movies of all time are: Devil Wears Prada, because I love fashion. And the other is Gladiator, which is a great hero to zero movie where the main character preserves through all the challenges that he faces.

52. What’s the one talent you wish you had? 

I wish I could speak more languages and have the ability to learn languages quickly.

53. What’s your favourite exercise? 

My favourite exercise is also my least favourite exercise, and this is is burpees. They are such a good full body workout, but I hate hate hate them! But after I complete a set of 40 burpees I just feel invincible and that’s what I love about them.

54. What’s your favourite band? 

I don’t have a favourite band. I basically hop onto Spotify and explore to random playlists and that’s what works for me.

55. What’s your favourite fast food order? 

Fries and ice cream.

56. What’s something you don’t want to be doing in 10 years? 

My least favourite task at work is processing invoices. It’s a meticulous yet tedious task that I do a lot of in my current role. So hopefully in 10 years I won’t be doing that anymore.

57. What’s the cutest thing on planet earth? 

My dog Chloe!

58. What’s the best thing that happened this year?

I know this sounds a little terrible. But Covid is best thing that’s happened to me this year. It’s allowed me to have more time to reflect and think about my life, and to evaluate what’s really important to me, as well as spend time with the ones I love most.

59. What’s your favourite cocktail? 

Red wine sangria.

60. Which movie makes you laugh the hardest? 

I don’t watch a ton of movies like I mentioned earlier, so off the top of my head I don’t have a favourite movie that makes me laugh.

61. What do you usually eat for dinner? 

I usually eat a meal that contains a protein, vegetable and carbs. And this is usually very random, so it’s hard to say what’s typical.

62. What do you usually eat for lunch? 

I usually eat a salad for lunch. I love all sorts of salads, and I find that they’re easy to make and you can add all sorts of ingredients to salads to give them variety and make them delicious!

63. What do you usually eat for breakfast? 

I usually fast from midnight to noon, so I usually don’t eat breakfast and go straight to my lunch salad!

64. What’s your favourite thing in the world?

My favourite thing in the world would be my dog Chloe, and if you don’t consider it a thing, It would probably be my phone.

65. What’s your favourite colour? 

My favourite color on pink! If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll probably notice I wear a lot of pink clothes.

66. What colour clothing do you wear most? 

Not realizing that this was the next questions, pink is my answer to this question as well.

67. What are three words to describe living in Toronto, Canada? 

It’s a very multicultural city, lively city. and because I love living here, a lovely city. (Remember, I’m spitting out these answers as fast as I can and I know that not all my answers are most thoughtful.)

68. Do you like surprises? 

I like good surprises. So only good surprises if you’re planning one for me!

69. What’s one thing you had to learn the hard way?

Not caring what other people think was a hard lesson for me to learn. And it took a lot of time to get embrace the thought of doing things for myself, but it’s been a very valuable lesson for me.

70. What’s something you’re tired of? 

I’m tried of cancel culture. I don’t think it’s helpful for people to be cut down for the mistakes they make. I think much more important to educate them and help them grow and know better for the future.

71. Who do you turn to when you’re sad? 

I turn to my husband, he’s my best friend and always has been by my side. So whenever I feel sad I turn to him.

72. What’s a trend you would like to see disappear forever? 

Crocs. I just don’t love them, they’re ugly and you should just not wear them.

73. What did you want to do with your life at age 12? 

I wanted to be either a piano teacher or a scientist. I used to play piano at the time and I thought i might be a probable path for me. I also had a huge love for all sciences – biology, chemistry, physics – and I thought I might pursue a career in science.

Well there you go! I hope you had fun learning a little more about me through the Vogue 73 questions and if you’re up for it, answer one of your favourite questions in the comments below.
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16 Comments
  • crystalsandcurls
    July 29, 2020

    Ahaha I instantly picked up you were candian from your accent (I love it – my best friend is canadian). I scrolled down to ask if you were and saw it in your mini blog bio. Really enjoyed your video Eileen – your room is super cute x

    • Eileen
      July 29, 2020

      Thanks so much Mia! Oh I’ve been told that I have a pretty distinct Canadian accent! lol I’m terrible with accents myself and can never really tell!

      Cheers,
      Eileen

  • kathrineeldridge1
    July 29, 2020

    Thanks for sharing your answers! I loved learning more about you. Would love to do this!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • Eileen
      July 29, 2020

      Thanks Kathrine! You really should! I’d love to learn more about you too!

      Cheers,
      Eileen

  • Lattes With Mish
    July 29, 2020

    What a fun post! I can totally relate with you on the sugar weakness! I just love desserts too much!

    Mish | https://latteswithmish.com

    • Eileen
      July 29, 2020

      Thanks Mish! Glad I’m not alone 🙂 I just live for desserts!

  • Anika May
    July 29, 2020

    This is such a great idea, it’s so nice to get to know the person behind the blog. Lovely answers!

    Anika | chaptersofmay.com

  • alimackin2013
    July 29, 2020

    Your husband, dog and phone. Sounds about right to me lol. I did a similar move myself. Moving from NY to Seattle where I ived for a decade and then back to NY. Whats your favorite band. I feel like that is more of Gen X or Boomer question I feel like Gen Y&Z never got in the whole favorited band thing.

    Allie of
    http://www.allienyc.com

    • Eileen
      July 29, 2020

      We have quite a few similarities it sounds! Lol it’s funny because I couldn’t even think of a band when I did the questions.

  • makeupmuddle
    July 30, 2020

    I love the idea of this so much! It reminds me of the old school quizzes on MySpace haha! I’m tempted to do it on my blog too 😀 xo

    Makeup Muddle

    • Eileen
      July 30, 2020

      Oh gosh yes!! I remember those! You should definitely do it, I’d love to hear your answers!

      Cheers,
      Eileen

  • sundaydahlias
    July 31, 2020

    You have such a cute voice! Sugar is one of my weaknesses too I seriously have too big of a sweet tooth for my health

    https://sundaydahlias.com

    • Eileen
      July 31, 2020

      Thank you! There’s just so many different kinds of delicious sugar it’s so hard to say no to them all!

      Cheers,
      Eileen

  • the_hoe
    August 4, 2020

    Wow so awesome to learn some more about you! I also love sangria haha! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    -Hoes that Hustle | https://hoesthathustle.com/

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