A BCom grad from the University of Victoria, Kendall went on to study International Business at the Grenoble Ecole de Management in France before becoming the marketing director for several major Western Canadian companies. On the side, she started a much-loved Edmonton blog, City and Dale, where her “weekend to-do” round-ups and inspiration boards have become the source for the best in local eats, fashion, home décor and events. Other fun facts? She’s mastered the art of baking cookies, and had the most unreal wedding in Italy last year.
In the land of made to measure boots and custom shoes, Kendall leads marketing + communications, business + web development, and HR + finance for Poppy Barley; she’s the definition of a multi-tasker, fusing natural style and creativity with serious business smarts. And not only does she run her own company, she runs marathons, too.
Learn more about Kendall in our rapid-fire Q&A…
Job Title: Poppy Barley Co-Founder
Nickname: K, Katy-K (only by my mother), Kenny (only by the guys I lived with while I was studying at the University of Victoria)
My typical day at the office… starts at home with coffee + emails. When I arrive in the office, I dedicate my energy to collaborating with our brilliant team, investors and partners. My day is a mix of creativity, problem solving, decision making, chatting to people – and some really mundane paperwork.
Fit Issue: Wide Feet & Athletic Calves (read: slightly wide calves)
Favourite Poppy Barley boot style right now: The Savannah Hill Boot in Black
Favourite Poppy Barley flats style right now: The Feminine Slipper in Essential Black with Metallic Gold heel blocking
Favourite online hangout spot: New York Times, The Coveteur, Houzz
Fashion piece I never leave home without: Lipstick
Item I never leave home without: A measuring tape
Indulgence: Chocolate chip cookies
Favourite quote: “For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.” – Virginia Woolf
Wanderlusting after: Brazil
Favourite city to visit: Paris
Lusting after: Wolf Gas Range & Double Ovens
I have a weakness for: Expensive Pens
If I could live anywhere in the world, it would be: Buenos Aires
When it’s time to unwind: I go for the longest run.
Favourite App: Evernote – it saves my life!
*Shot by Carmyn Joy