Delphine: My army print bomber jacket that I picked up at The Latest Scoop in Vancouver last year. They now have a store in Toronto which I’m very happy about!
Where do you go for drinks?
Sam: I’m currently pregnant so my California Cab habit is on hold, but when I’m back off the wagon, I love to frequent Midfield Wine Bar and Archive in Toronto for their rotating selection.
Delphine: My favourite places in Toronto are Soho House and Sidecar – I love sitting at the bar at Sidecar and watching their bartenders make the most complex and delicious cocktails. They have a members-only bar on the second floor that most people don’t know about
Your favorite places to shop?
Sam: Online all the time. Nordstrom, lululemon, Collab Boutique, JoshuaDAVID, Ani+Wren (currently!),
Delphine: I’m a sucker for Urban Outfitters – I worked there during University and have been a fan ever since. Gap and Diesel are my go-to for jeans, Club Monaco for dress pants (I have long legs so once I find pants that fit, I don’t stray!) and Vans for comfy shoes.
Who is your female role model?
Sam: To write with foresight like Margaret Atwood would be an incredible gift.
Delphine: My mom. She is the most positive and patient human I’ve ever met. She’s also an awesome grandmother; she lavishes my kids with so much attention.
Flats or heels?
Sam: Heels are a must. I’m 5’2!
Delphine: Boots, flat or with a heel
What makes you smile?
Sam: My kids. My husband. Extra large cups of coffee.
Delphine: Hearing positive feedback from my kids’ teachers, family pictures and watching a member of my work family kill it on a project
Your favorite restaurant?
Sam: Hard choice. Most recently had an incredibly memorable meal at Minami while in Vancouver with a client. To do for oshi sushi.
Delphine: For takeout, Dr. Laffa – their hummus and chicken shawarma are to die for. For date night, I really like Kasa Moto, it’s hard to find good sushi!
In your opinion, what is the hardest thing women have to face in 2018?
Sam: That’s a tough one as it has been quite a year for women in the spotlight. I still think that women need to better support their female peers in the workplace – whether it’s a colleague or competitor. That means flexibility and trust when it comes to family commitments. And it also means recognizing that competitors have worked equally as hard to get to the top, and should be treated with fairness and respect rather than cattiness and malice. There’s enough room for all of us.
Delphine: I would echo Sam on this one – being supported by other women. That and issues related to fertility, infant and pregnancy loss.