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Q&A: Randi Bergman, author of “Toronto Makes”

Randi Bergman is the author of the newly released Toronto Makes: The Things We Love and the People Who Make Them. She is a writer, editor, podcaster, and consultant who covers a variety of topics, including fashion, art, culture, and lifestyle—sometimes self-deprecatingly, other times seriously. Her work can be seen in the Globe and MailThe CutCanadian ArtS/ Style, and Toronto Life. Previously she was the executive digital editor at FASHION Magazine.

 

 

How do you normally start your day?

Honestly, too slowly! I lay around on my phone for at least 30 minutes before I make breakfast, watch some TV, and go to a gym class. My ‘work’ brain doesn’t typically turn on till later in the day.

What adjective best describes you?

Sassy.

What are you reading at the moment?

Fleishman is in Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

What did you learn working on this project?

That there is no one way to be creative or enterprising!

What can readers learn from Toronto Makes?

That thriving in a creative field doesn’t have to be an oxymoron.

The thing I love about Toronto is…

How much it feels like home. There’s nothing I love more than biking home at night through familiar streets.


October 3, 2019
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