Louise Johnson is a Toronto-based writer and visual storyteller. She's an old soul who collects typewriters, sends snail mail, and weaves words with nomadic notions and nostalgic nods.
With an undergraduate degree from The Ivey Business School and a master's degree from Harvard University, Louise studied and worked in Hong Kong, Switzerland, New York, and Boston before moving to Toronto.
Her work has appeared in The Toronto Star, Darling Magazine, Hayo Magazine, The Boston Day Book, and more.
Currently finishing her first book, you can follow Louise on www.louiseclairejohnson.com and Instagram @louiseclairejohnson
Instead of trying to find a patch of sand on a loud, crowded beach or witnessing a wet T-shirt contest by the pool, my boyfriend Geoff and I were able to fully immerse in the natural habitat of our surroundings. We ate fresh food from the on-site garden, watched as the sun rose during daily morning yoga, released baby turtles out to sea, and walked for hours on a stunning stretch of secluded beach.
Arrowhead Provincial Park in Huntsville, Ontario opened their ice-skating trail in 2012 and it has since become one of the province's most popular winter activities. This year it was voted amongst the Top 50 Canadian Winter Experiences and named one of the 19 Stunning Natural Ice Skating Rinks Around the World.
In ways I only now recognize in hindsight, Rory Gilmore shaped the trajectory of my life during an impressionable phase of transition-hood. While it sounds silly and cliché for a fictional character to have had such an impact, she truly was an integral part of my adolescence.