The Dutch have a special word to describe “cosiness”, “comfort”, but it’s also something that goes a little beyond that. “Gezellig”. Pronounced correctly, it kinda sounds like you’re clearing your throat, but this blog explores its meaning by documenting experiences that make life richer and deeper; through food, family, and the making of a home.

Creative Mornings in Toronto

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I’m on my way! To quote Creative Mornings themselves: About CreativeMornings In 2008, Tina Roth Eisenberg (Swissmiss) started CreativeMornings out of a desire for an ongoing, accessible event for New York’s creative community. The concept was simple: breakfast and a short talk one Friday morning a month. Every event would be free of charge and […]

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Londonpreneur video aka me on TV!

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So a few weeks ago I saw a call for participants for a local podcast called “Londonpreneurs”. Happily I filled out the form and submitted. I heard back from them a couple of days later and they accepted by submission. “Please come for the video taping at such-and-such a time…” WHAAT??! Here I was thinking […]

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Common Ground Farm’s 15 minutes of fame

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So a cool side project – hubby’s produce was asked to make an appearance on a Vice show that falls under their “Munchies” series. The show is called “Keep It Canada“, starring the brazen and hilarious chef Matty Matheson. Season Two is about Matty travelling to all the places in Canada which shaped his career, […]

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A Solitary Friday Night Date

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Have I told you my alternate secret occupation yet? Not being a midwife, the other one? It’s to dance…You might think this is just a figment on my “imaginary occupation” landscape but in truth, I actually took a modern dance class in university. For real! Now I don’t wish to be an iconic pop star […]

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The Design Process


Since my creative juices are a-flowin’ lately, I thought it might be a good time to explain the process that typically goes into a branding exercise. In this case Linda Cheung, a dessert caterer based in Toronto, contacted me for a logo design. She makes upscale desserts that use gourmet ingredients and – a rarity […]

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Design Challenge from Chairish

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Imagine my surprise (and glee!) when I was contacted by a representative of Chairish.com, an online consignment marketplace for exceptional pre-owned furniture and home décor. They were posing a challenge to design-obsessed bloggers everywhere: to use pieces of midcentury modern furniture on their site and create a styleboard for an eclectic room. To quote my daughter “it’s […]

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Ahem. So I said I would “get back in this saddle”, so to speak. And here we are in the middle of March. I could give you a list of excuses, but we all know what it’s like to busy, right?! And there was this time when I was able to go BACK to New […]

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Back in the Saddle for 2015

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Hey there, Well, I’m pretty sure I’m not alone when I say where the heck did December go? One minute it was all the fuss for end-of-school stuff, then it was our trip to NY (much more on that later), then Christmas, New Years, and well, you get the idea. Add two colds to the […]

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Rifle Paper Co

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A client once told me that his department had done research into internet searches and it turns out that most people are incorrect about how they found a particular website. Apparently our memories fail us when we want to know exactly what brings us to a site in cyberspace. So if you are contacted by […]

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Font Geek

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One of the most fun parts of graphic design is the challenge of choosing the perfect font (or, typeface, to use the correct term). I know just saying that has already put some of you to sleep (including my hubby, who was forced to watch the pretty cool documentary called “Helvetica” with me). But I’m […]

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