Monday, July 30, 2012
FORAGING FOR WILD GARLIC. We were up at my in-laws this weekend. I became an instant forager as I wondered around their property. There was wild garlic growing in the shade near their garden. It was so tasty, with a sharp raw garlic taste. And so beautiful, it inspired me to take these photos! I brought home a handful of buds. Any suggestions of what to make?
Friday, July 20, 2012
On July 10th, I was fortunate to work with yet another great designer: Shirley Meisels, principle designer of MHouse (http://www.mhouseinc.com/)
Shirley and I have actually known one another for a while but might have only recognized each other with our hair pulled back, sweat dripping down our faces and clothed in racer back tank tops. We frequently sit near each other as we cycle till we burn in spin class, or rejuvenate in downward dog at our local Spynga.
Witnessing how driven she is in class, I was even more excited to work with her after discovering her remarkable design work on Houzz. Putting my recent promo material to use, I contacted Shirley, also mentioning the hangout and friends we have in common, and she was in. She had just completed the master bath on the third floor of a Toronto home and needed to have it photographed. Great timing for me!
Shirley has lots of experience and the tear sheets to show for it with previous editorials at a slew of media outlets including Chatelaine, Style at Home Magazine, Houzz Tour, House of Fifty, and Mommish. Most recently, she has been appointed feature designer in Village Living, the new neighborhood magazine. Shirley has even appeared on The Steven & Chris Show.
The attention is not surprising once you’ve seen her modern, colorful and approachable design style. Add to that Shirley’s own genuine and easygoing personality and you have a perfect content formula. It was a pleasure to get off our spin cycles and collaborate in a world that has much less to do with sweat than strong design and gorgeous spaces. Who says a good workout and networking don’t mix!