The Brunch Banter

Episode 4: Janelle Lafantaisie - Becoming a Photographer

An episode of The Brunch Banter

By Tache Forbister
Welcome to the Brunch Banter Podcast, the show hosted by new lifestyle blogger Tache Forbister. In this weekly podcast, you can expect to hear business and branding how-to, health and wellness tips & tricks, and a healthy dose of some trending cultural talk. Episodes will be a mix of solo chats and discussions with creatives in both the business and health & wellness spheres. We're all just trying to figure it out, so lets chat over brunch so you can join us for the ride.
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So Over It
In this episode I have the pleasure of talking to Rachel and Jordan, the fashionistas behind Winnipeg's very own So Over It Luxury Consignment! We talk all about their journey starting a business and of course, we also talk fashion. These two babes know what's up and I know they are going to do BIG things. Please welcome Jordan and Rachel! Where to find them:
May 23, 2019
Christina Reinke - Platforms for Peace
In this episode I am joined by Christina from Platforms for Peace Consulting. Christina is a life coach here in Winnipeg with a masters degree in Peace and Conflict Studies and a wealth of talent and experience. Christina shares so much of her wisdom for entrepreneurs on how to value yourself in business, how to communicate your value to your audience, and so much more.  Where to find Christina:
May 23, 2019
Where Have I Been and Pivoting In Business
Before I release the last two episodes of this podcast I thought I owed my audience an explanation as to why I haven't uploaded and episodes. I also wanted to talk about the fact that it's okay to change your mind about things, no matter how deep into them you feel you've gotten. Finding clarity isn't always easy and it's definitely a process. Be kind to yourselves and remember that your life is yours to shape however you want. Thank you for your patience and please stay tuned for the final two episodes.
May 23, 2019
A Conversation About Mental Health with Carolina-Ximena Vee
Today we’re doing something a little bit different on the show. Some of you might know that this week, from September 30th-October 6th, is the Canadian Mental Illness Awareness week. In honour of that, I will not be talking business with you guys but instead am having a chat with fellow podcaster Carolina from The Way I C It. We will be talking all about our personal struggles with mental health and about some of the other important topics from stigmas to medication. All of the show notes for this episode will be at Lots of love!
October 1, 2018
Gearing Up to Launch with Koko Party Boutique
Today I am joined by Cristina, the woman behind Koko Party Boutique, a modern party supplies company that is making a STATEMENT. With the experience of growing two businesses - both Koko and her husband's company 6 Degrees Photo Booth - Cristina knows a thing or two about entrepreneurship. We dive into the things you really need to think about when getting ready to launch and how to approach collaborations. I had so much fun chatting with Cristina and I am so excited to share our conversation with YOU!
September 23, 2018
8 Ways to Beat Burnout
I think a lot of us have been feeling overwhelmed and exhausted lately. Whether from school or business, it's a crazy time of year. Today I go over the 8 ways that I take back control of my life and beat the burnout. I hope this episode helps you to do the same!
September 9, 2018
Best Friends in Business with Raven Press Co.
Today I am joined by Diana and Marlette, the co-founders of Raven Press Co. We talk about going into business with your best friend and why they decided to start their business in the first place. Also, you'll find out the surprising inspiration behind the name Raven Press and what being a girl boss means to them! Enjoy the episode!
July 30, 2018
SEO for Beginners
If you have a website that you want to drive more traffic to, then this is the episode for you! Search engine optimization can seem so complicated and intimidating so a lot of people ignore it all together. But it's not as scary as you might think. Today I really break it down into it's simplest terms and give you 8 easy ways you can use it to facilitate web traffic. If you want to see the show notes for this episode head over to!
July 2, 2018
7: How to Start a Podcast
Today I share the 8 steps to follow when starting a podcast. I also fill you in on who should be trying to start a podcast in the first place and what the main benefits of podcasting are! I hope you find this episode helpful and thank you so much for tuning in!
June 26, 2018
Episode 6: Amanda Buhse - Co-Founder of Coal & Canary
In this episode of I am joined by Amanda Buhse, Co-Founder of Coal and Canary Candle Co. Today we talk all about how Coal and Canary began, how they got their product into the gift bags of multiple award shows, growing a company sustainably, marketing on Instagram, and more.
June 18, 2018
Episode 5: Kait Gibson - Social Media Strategist & Creator
In this episode I am joined by Kait Gibson. Kate is a freelance social media strategist and content creator. She gives so much amazing advice for anyone looking to up their Instagram game and increase engagement with followers. She also gives some insight into what a social media strategist actually does and what a content creation process can look like. This episode is full of advice that everyone can apply to their own social media accounts and businesses. I hope you enjoy, thanks for listening! Head over to to find the show notes for this episode.
June 11, 2018
Episode 4: Janelle Lafantaisie - Becoming a Photographer
In this episode I sit down and chat with Janelle Lafantaisie, founder of Alice & Flore Studios. We talk all about becoming a photographer, our thoughts on getting a business degree as an entrepreneur, and freelance writing for a small newspaper. Janelle is also a self proclaimed Friends re-run junkie so I quiz her on some Friends trivia to wrap up the show. Janelle gives amazing insight into the rewarding side of the photography business, as well as some great advice on how to learn the basics of photography. It was such a pleasure to collaborate with her and I know you guys will love her work so please check out Alice & Flore Studios. Thanks for listening!
June 4, 2018
Episode 3: Kelcey Vossen - Designer & Illustrator Pt. 2
In this episode I finish up my conversation with Kelcey Vossen. We talk about what it was like moving to New York City, working for Elle magazine, its parallels to The Devil Wears Prada, and about our favourite Netflix binges.
May 17, 2018
Episode 2: Kelcey Vossen - Designer & Illustrator Pt. 1
In this episode I sit down with Kelcey Vossen, the designer and illustrator who created my logo for The Brunch Banter. We talk about her work as a freelance illustrator, putting yourself out there, how she brought on new clients and more.
May 17, 2018
Episode 1: Welcome to The Brunch Banter Podcast
In this episode, I discuss how I came up with the name The Brunch Banter and what it's all about. I also give 5 exercises and questions to help you with branding, whether you're branding yourself or your business. I wrap up with my trick for getting back into working out and my thoughts on Childish Gambino's viral music video 'This Is America".
May 17, 2018
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