The social media entrepreneur lives in Toronto with her husband, Chris, and their two children, Isabelle, 6, and Nicolas, 4. Three years ago, Duvinage took her obsession with minimalist, Scandinavian design – in particular the colour grey – and launched an online content business. Today, some 433K people follow along with the family’s adventures on @HappyGreyLucky and its eponymous sister website.
Taking the whole family on the road is a challenge that Duvinage relishes. “Travel has always been a big part of my life, something I loved before I had kids,” she says. To ensure they could still travel post-child, the couple took Isabelle on the road when she was just five weeks old.
“Travelling makes me feel incredibly alive and present,” says Duvinage. “Being in a new place and taking in new sights, sounds and smells awakens my senses.”
It’s also an opportunity to teach her children to live in the moment, says Duvinage. “It’s one of the reasons I love travelling with my kids. It’s so rewarding to see their eyes light up when they experience new things.”