Welcome to LUSH Space — I’m Nemee
Speaking about yourself is never easy. Somehow, when asked about ourselves we all seem to sink into a deep abyss of anonymity where we forget who we are, what we do, and what we value. So from that deep abyss I guess I’ll start with my passions.
I’ve loved reading before I’ve loved anything else–literature is easily my favoured form of escapism. I have a fascination with memoirs and biographies—as a child I would spend hours immersing myself into the shoes of someone else. If I couldn’t possess certain experiences—like being rich, famous, on tour and surrounded by groupies—at least I could read about the experiences of Slash, Kurt Cobain, and Jim Morrison on paper. My favourite books are Heavier Than Heaven by Charles R. Cross and The Best of Everything by Rona Jaffe. Having met me you’d likely never believe it, but I spend most of my time glued to a book at the library.
I will never be the first to invite you on a hike. Instead, I like the finer things in life: hand-crafted cocktails, art galleries and museums, ballet and symphony performances, food and lots of it. I love travelling, and before I settled in Toronto I galavanted across Europe alone for three months. My favourite cities include Madrid (for it’s wonderfully friendly people and eccentric culture), Prague (for its refined and cultured approach to life and its deep appreciation of the arts), and Berlin (for its dim-lit and bass-heavy nightclubs).
If I were to be any one of the seven deadly sins, I would most definitely be Gluttony.
I earned my Bachlor of Arts in History with International Relations and Political Science with honours distinction. When I finished high school my dream was to work for the Canadian Foreign Service as a political analyst. However, after finishing university I decided this wasn’t the path for me and instead I chose to bartend full-time and then travel across Europe alone for three months. I started as west as Portugal and made it east as Lithuania. After arriving back in Canada I moved to Toronto.
I love learning about history, especially twentieth century and political history, and about current events. Two of my favourite political texts are The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon and The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli. A quirky fact is that I listen to BBC Newshour every morning while I do my make-up, and accordingly, my two magazine subscriptions include The New Yorker and Vogue.
At its core, LUSH Space is about lifestyle. My lifestyle is imbued with literature, music, learning (about a variety of topics as you’ll find out), fashion, design, and travel. Lifestyle isn’t just about what is, it’s about what should and can be. So, I write about things that inspire me, things I value as important, informative, and worth sharing.
Authenticity and relatablity are what I strive for, and feedback is key (feel free to get in touch at via my Contact page if you have anything to share.)
Welcome, and thanks for being here.
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