About Me

Hi! I'm Nicole.   

I was formerly Newly Northern Nicole living in Yellowknife, NWT, but these days I'm a Rocky Mountain girl under the name of Gypsy in Jasper. I made the move "down south" to Jasper in October of 2011. Although I loved the north, I found myself longing for the mountains and the adventures they allow.

When I'm not out in the wilderness, I'm a journalist by trade. I studied at the University of Western Ontario and ever since I've been a small town reporter making my way around Canada one newspaper at a time. I love to write and tell stories, and I love being the first to know what's going on, so the job's pretty much perfect, although daunting at times.

My blog was originally formed as a way to keep in touch with the friends I've met during my travels. But since moving to Jasper it has become more of a cache for all of my DIY projects, photography misadventures, outfit posts, recipes and stories.

Many of my adventures include my boyfriend Ian, who has been my photography professor over the past year and a half. I'll willingly admit that I still have a long way to go when it comes to taking quality photos, but if you saw the shots I was taking back in 2010, you'd know I've already come a long way.

I've also come pretty far with my fashion and DIY abilities, as you'll see if you look back in the Gypsy in Jasper archives.

Anyway, hi, welcome and thanks for stopping in. Feel free to say hi back. I'm always up for a chat.


  1. I just ran across your blog and you can count me in as a follower! You are adorable!

    1. Hi Britt. Thanks for checking out my blog and for your kind words. I look forward to having you back. xx

  2. What I nice little spot on the interweb you have here. Your blog header is to die for, so so pretty :)
    toni xo

  3. Hi!
    I just found your blog and I really like it <3 Im following! (# 100! :p)

    Hope you have an awesome day(:

    Carmila Ponycat

  4. Hi! I'm from Australia and something of a wannabe journalist, so hearing about someone making it by travelling around and working for rural papers - and always learning new things, and getting to know new communities - is pretty inspiring. You can expect to see me back here soon. :)

  5. YOu look GORGEOUS! LOve your dress!

  6. just found your blog through gentri lee! beautiful blog and you're very lucky to live in jasper it's gorgeous. I'm Scottish but as most of my family emigrated to Canada I have a lot of family there so it's like a second home. Just as beautiful as Scotland :D

  7. the place where you live now looks so interesting!
    i'd love to live there too :)

  8. Hello from a fellow journalist (turned photographer) in QLD, Australia :) I found you via the blog hop and I am so looking forward to hearing tell of where you live. Sounds fun! x

  9. Hi Nicole - Here from the Blog Hop, and LOVING your DIYs and outfit post's. now following via bloglovin, can't wait to see what you share next.

  10. I just came across your blog and was so excited you're another northerner. I'm in Fort St John (so not quite as north as NWT) but still feels north compared to the rest of Canada. I mean most people don't know what -30 C is like! And I grew up in London Ontario :) Can't wait to follow your blog and check out your DIY projects.