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July 2020

Party Tricks

1 — Tarte aux Fraises
2 — Hand-kneaded sourdough

Party Tricks | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Party Tricks | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
June 2020

The Bruce Trail, Canada

Every memorable weekend by the water needs an accidental 23-kilometre hike and a non-accidental screening of one of my favourite films, Paolo Sorrentino's La Grande Bellezza.

The Bruce Trail | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
The Bruce Trail | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
June 2020

Growth

Vine plants with aerial roots will grow tall and upright if supported by the presence of a natural vertical structure. Since introducing a moss pole at its centre, the Monstera's posture is unrivaled. Meanwhile, early days in the herb garden: baby basil, parsley, dill, sage, and a stubborn pot of lavender. Music-wise, I'm playing favourites.

Growth | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Growth | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Growth | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
May 2020

Home

Home | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Home | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Home | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Home | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
April 2020

East Gwillimbury,
Canada

East Gwillimbury | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
April 2020

April Reading

Reading | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Reading | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Reading | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Reading | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Reading | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
April 2020

Toronto,
Canada

Toronto | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
March 2020

Bali,
Indonesia

Mulutmu harimaumu / Your mouth is your tiger

— Indonesian Proverb

Bali, Indonesia | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
January 2020

Prince Edward County,
Canada

Read the allegations against Norman Hardie here.

Prince Edward County, Canada | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Prince Edward County, Canada | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Prince Edward County, Canada | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Prince Edward County, Canada | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
December 2019

Montréal, Canada

Montréal, Canada | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Montréal, Canada | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
September 2019

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
September 2019

Valparaíso, Chilé

Full moon rising over Concón Dunes, several hours before wrapping a very windy shoot in the desert.

Valparaíso, Chilé | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Valparaíso, Chilé | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
March 2019

Toronto, Canada

Photo by Justin Tabakian.

Toronto, Canada | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
February 2019

Kaua'i, USA

Kaua'i, USA | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Kaua'i, USA | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
November 2018

New Orleans, USA

In 1915, healer and rumoured voodoo priestess Julia Brown prophesies that she will take her entire town of Frenier with her when she dies. No one listens.

Years later, upon Julia's passing, everyone in town attends her funeral. The same day, the New Orleans Hurricane of 1915 strikes. The Category 4 storm sweeps through Louisiana, flattening small towns and killing all of the Frenier townsfolk. Locals believe Julia still haunts their swampland graveyard in LaPlace, Louisiana.

New Orleans, USA | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
August 2018

Saulxures-sur-Moselotte, France

In Saulxures we ate tofaille vosgiennes and drank Vin d'Alsace and met newborn calves and stargazed from the mountains. I also stargazed at posters of Steven's uncle, winner of the 16th stage of the 1997 Tour de France. (Everyone in the family has a beautiful pair of legs.)

Saulxures-sur-Moselotte, France | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Saulxures-sur-Moselotte, France | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Saulxures-sur-Moselotte, France | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
August 2018

Paris, France

The first time I visited Paris, I hated it. But returning years later with a French man made all the difference. Now we reminisce about wandering up to the Sacré-Cœur with a bottle of wine before taking the night train to his beautiful mountain hometown in the northeast.

Paris, France | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Paris, France | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
August 2018

London, England

London, England | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
July 2018

Ljubljana, Slovenia

24,340 miles deep at the Postojna Salt Caves.

Ljubljana, Slovenia | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
July 2018

New York, USA

1 — Dream Machine, Brooklyn

2 — MoMA, Manhattan

3, 4 — Artworks at the Dia:Beacon in Upstate New York. A factory-turned-minimalist art gallery perfectly suited to contemplative beasts like Andy Warhol's Shadows, Dan Flavin's flourescent light sculptures, Agnes Martin's soothingly neutral studies in grey and white.

New York City, USA | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
New York City, USA | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Beacon, USA | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Beacon, USA | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
June 2018

Milton, Canada

Blissful by the lake with lox and Negronis.

Milton, Canada | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
March 2018

California, USA

California, USA | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
March 2018

San Francisco, USA

San Francisco, USA | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
January 2018

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
February 2017

Teshima Island, Japan

Teshima Island, Japan | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
February 2017

Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo, Japan | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Tokyo, Japan | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Tokyo, Japan | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
October 2016

Negril, Jamaica

Negril, Jamaica | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
July 2016

Northern Italy

1 — Bologna
2 — Rome
3, 4 — Cinque Terre

Northern Italy | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Northern Italy | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Northern Italy | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Northern Italy | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
February 2015

Maderas, Nicaragua

Maderas, Nicaragua | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
December 2014

New York City, USA

New York City, USA | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
September 2012

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
Lisbon, Portugal | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto
August 2011

San Sebastián, Spain

Lost my way here on an overnight bus from Barcelona and found myself briefly stranded in Pamplona, home of the nation's most famous encierro. Spent the rest of my days here eating pintxos and napping naked on the beach.

San Sebastián, Spain | Mary Soroka, Sr. Art Director, Toronto