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© SANDI • ESQUE 2017

2015-06-06 10.37.04

 

Sandi L.

Lady Gaga is her role model.

Torontonian Lifestyle Blogger. Foodie at heart. Coffee enthusiast. Wanderluster.

Film, tv, music are her passion. Concerts are the escape from reality.

BREED COMPASSION.

 

When she’s not busy completing her CPA designation, maintaining a lifestyle blog…. she mainly loves creating fansites for the actors/actresses she admires, and has a main interest in web design & marketing as a side hobby. Each piece builds her knowledge and improves the next that she plans on creating. Never had any regrets on spending time working on them, even when times get tough. There has been many wonderful memories in the process of her journey, but also many unfortunate ones to come along. But in the end..  She did what any girl would do, she did it all over again.

 

 

Update: August 17-19th 2012Unfortunately due to a very horrific and humiliating event from the person she loved and admired, it has destroyed her. Emotions, feelings, and thoughts were a chaotic mess, from the most bipolar weekend – thanks to being played by Q. It was a tremendously difficult obstacle to overcome. The worst part of the ordeal was how every thing that happened seemed real and too good, yet it was all a lie.. ‘living the liee’. In the end, her precious site MQD, was shut down and no longer in operation.

 

She’s not real, she’s theatreLook closely, because the closer you think you are, the less you’ll actually see.

 

* Rise from the ashes, like a phoenix.

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You can also find me at the following social media. Feel free to drop a message in the contact form below!

 

 

 

Want to collaborate?

 

I’d be more than honored to attend your event, feature you or your creations and host giveaways on my blog as long as it’s a good fit! I love collaborating with unique, passionate and positive indivuals around Toronto. For advertising, sponsorships, or product review inquiries please contact me at: sandiesque@gmail.com. My media kit is available upon request.

 

If I try a product or write a review from a sponsor, it will say, “this is a sponsored post” on the bottom right hand corner of the post.

 
To view a few previous collaborations I’ve done with brands on instagram, please click here!

 

 

 

 

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The Website

The site originally launched on January 5th, 2012, as my collective archive. I’ve attempted to putting all my websites together in the past, but didn’t work out. So now I’ve came to the conclusion of just making an archive and organizing all of my works into one place, onto my official site.

 

It was originally hosted as a part of maggieqdaily.com but when the site was deleted, it had to be moved somewhere else. Thankfully, I am now hosted at 3 words which has been a fabulous help towards my journey!

 

The Name

I decided to name it after my first blog, Monster Sparkles, which didn’t last long as I needed a more ‘me’ name.

 

The second name, “swanky panda“, came suddenly and randomly on one of the days spent with the roommate listening to Gangnam style. If I remember correctly, swanky was used in one of the lyrics and it was a very peculiar word that stood out to me and googled the meaning of it, and then decided to use it along with panda.

 

Later in 2013, the new year decided to change it up. I want to use Invisible Crown as the title. I recently came across the quote, “Always wear your invisible crown.” and it really connected to me when I read it. It means quite a lot to me, and it is helping me during this process of getting over ‘things’ and to help keep me on track.

 

December 2014, the whole website has been renovated and renamed, “tO! Wanderlust“. “tO! Wanderlust” has two meanings; first meaning is craving to wander and travel. The second meaning is craving to wander Toronto, as TO can also be short for Toronto.

 

Update- November 25th 2015: The website has now been turned into my own collective/portfolio under Sandi Esque to match up with my social media handles and blog. (www.sandiesque.wordpress.com)

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Here are a few examples to obtain an understanding and sense of my collaborations conducted for brands. If you feel I’d be a fit for your brand or company for an upcoming collaboration or promotional campaign, feel free to reach out at the contact page! My email awaits your message 🙂

Events and Tastings:

1. Pokebox

2. Crave Healthy Habits

Silently dying today at work, and still in the office. 😞🔪 But here’s a delicious place you could try in the path if you work in the financial district! Crave Healthy Habits has 3 locations along York street(!) that offers steamed and cold lunch boxes that suit your mood and satisfy your cravings. – The box featured is “il padrino” which is leaned towards satisfying your Italian cravings. The zoodles are absolutely scrumptious with their pesto sauce. 👌 With the steamed box, it helps take away the feeling of eating a cold healthy salad, which is a huge plus when you want to eat healthy! The zoodles are softened when steamed which helps it resemble actual noodles. I’ve added salmon on top of the box which is a must try. The salmon is flavored heavenly with hints of teriyaki. It’s definitely my favorite piece of salmon to date. @cravehealthyhabits

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3. Crystal Head Vodka

4. Daily Press Juicery

I want you to colour me blue 💙

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5. Aroma Espresso Bar

6. Nice Pan Rolled Ice Cream

The heat makes me want to go back so bad. 😭 #rolledicecream

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Product Testings:

1.Skinny Coffee Club

2. Shhh Silk!

3. Affect Health

4. Lalalab

5. Parabo Press

Heavy metal detoxing this weekend from all the delicious food I’ve been eating lately. Also reorganizing these beautiful prints sent from @parabopress! They’re probably my favorite prints to date in terms of quality and size wise. The packaging of these lovelies were well done to ensure safe delivery. 😍 – To share with my followers and readers on this lovely weekend, use my coupon code “SANDI” at checkout for (1) FREE set of square prints before shipping. All you have to do is pay for shipping and you’ll also receive these high quality prints as treasured memories in the mail 📬 – Tag me in your prints and show me what you decided to have printed out with your FREE set, using coupon code above 👆

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6. HUM Nutrition

7. Kase ME

Giveaways:

1. Coco Tea Ontario

To celebrate the opening of Coco Tea’s first downtown Toronto store (648 Yonge Street), I will be partnering with @cocoteaontario for a fun giveaway of free bubble tea. 💕 — 🎁 Prize: TEN (10) lucky winners will receive a voucher for a FREE DRINK from @cocoteaontario valid at any location in Ontario. (CoCo Fresh Tea and Juice is the world’s largest bubble tea chain with over 2000+ stores worldwide. Locations already locked in Scarborough, Markham, North York, Mississauga and Hamilton) —- To enter you must: 1️⃣ Follow @sandiesque & @cocoteaontario 2️⃣ Tag a friend (one tag = one entry) 3️⃣ Optional: Repost this photo tagging @sandiesque and using #sandiesque #CoCoTeaNation for extra FIVE (5) entries. —- Contest ends Sunday, February 21st at 11:59PM EST and TEN lucky winners will be randomly selected the next day. Good luck! 🎉 —– #cocofreshtea #cocofreshteaandjuice #cocofresh #Giveaway #Prize #EnterToWin #TorontoGiveaway #TorontoEvents #Toronto #bubbletea —– Per Instagram rules, we must mention this is no way sponsored, administered, or associated with Instagram, Inc. By entering, entrants confirm they are 13+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.

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