La Mezcaleria

The Review: Recently, some friends and I checked out La Mezcaleria. This great new Mexican restaurant, situated in the heart of Commerical Drive is the latest venture from the owners of La Taqueria.

Thankfully, booking a reservation, we were able to bi-pass the bustling crowd eagerly awaiting to be seated. Once inside, the interior of this restaurant offers a really appealing modern esthetic with a casual indoor/outdoor feel to include a green wall. You also have to option of sitting at the bar and watching all of the Mexican taco magic take place.

The menu offers the same great tacos as enjoyed at La Taqueria, but also offers additional appys, mains, and desserts. Having enjoyed a selection of their tacos, I can attest that the quality and standards match that of their original brand. My favorites still remain Pollo Con Mole, Pescado, Tinga De Hongos, and Rajas Con Crema. Additionally, we all shared appetizers of their guacamole and chips, which are deliciously been made in-house daily. Finally this was all washed down by one of their delicious and refreshing must-have Mojitos.

Overall, we were really impressed with our dinner at La Mezcaleria. It offered the same great food as enjoyed at La Taqueria but elevated with a much more enjoyable sit down dining experience.

The Rating: La Mezcaleria scored a 4.5 on ambiance, a 4 on menu, a 3.5 on price, a 4 on presentation, and a 5 on taste generating an overall score of 4.

The Quote of the Day: “My mouth is filled with so many subtle flavors.” Janelle

The Website: http://www.lamezcaleria.ca





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While working at Bootlegger as their Assistant Designer, I worked on developing and successfully launching their 2nd private brand Temperance, through establishing the brand’s identity and differentiating it from the current brand Kismet.  Here are some images of Temperance Holiday 2012.


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Lynnfield Lane Childrenswear

My undergraduate degree at Ryerson University culminated with the showing of my final collection Lynnfield Lane Childrenswear at Mass Exodus, Canada’s largest fashion show. I was also very fortunate to have my final collection sponsored by Janome.

Lynnfield Lane Childrenswear is a moderately high-end, British inspired collection for girls ages 6-10.  Lynnfield Lane Childrenswear focuses on a modern approach to classic pieces and is a lifestyle brand catering to all aspects of a girls life.










Here is a project and presentation that I, alongside my team, created for VIDYA, a non-profit that supports education for underprivileged women and youth.  We worked with VIDYA to create a social media plan and increase their fundraising efforts during our MBA Global Immersion trip to India in March 2014.  We continue to work with their team as we develop an eMentorship program between the Sauder School of Business at UBC and VIDYA.

Vidya Final Presentation