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  • Beginner Mind

    There's something about a pandemic that moves you to clean house, evaluate life and try new things... and maybe that's the best way to stay well and sane during this time.  The projects hovering on my to-do pile finally have the opportunity to take root. One of these progressing along, is a follow-up to my cookbook, Bake Something, The Book of Sins, Easy Dough Recipes Made from Scratch.  Like the yin and the yang, the shadows and the light, I felt the call to compile a healthy version to offset my first self-publication of indulgences.  Nourish, Real and Simple, Everyday Recipes Made From...

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  • What's your why?

    I recently met two dynamic entrepreneurs who have managed to scale their business to a level I have never done, and this, only in a few short years.  Needless to say I was impressed and maybe even a little envious.  After questioning and comparing my business model choices full on for three days, I finally landed face to face with my ikigai. Ikigai is where your passions meet your mission. Ikigai is the merging of what you love, with what you are good at, what the world needs and what you can make a living from.  As an artist and an...

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  • The two most frequently asked questions

    I would like to thank all of you who have reached out to me over the past few years to see what I have been up to and to inquire whether I will be returning to Sussex. Since leaving Sussex, I took the time to rest, refocus and explore the different ideas and mediums I had forgone while managing the store. Where Sussex is concerned, it was my full intention to return, but after two years of frustrating negotiations, it became clear that, that door would not open.  I am still working towards finding a location and look forward to reconnecting...

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  • dent de lion

    There is something about nature... On a recent walk, I felt like an intergalactic being landing in this place called Earth. Everything seemed to jump out at me. I wasn't on anything aside from a good dose of gratitude for such a beautiful morning and enjoying a peaceful walk. My eyes, like macro lenses noticed every detail. All my senses were heightened. The wind seemed to be whispering things while the birds chirped back in agreement. Then there, inconspicuously in front of me,  I noticed dandelions all around  at various stages in their life processes. My philosophical and creative minds, charged with inspiration,...

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  • Inspiration

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  • The art of relocating

    After 10 years at 463 Sussex Drive, we said goodbye on January 5th to this beloved location as a result of the major year long renovation project planned for our block in between Clarence and Murray. But for the love of labour, I was still sewing the last few stiches while packing up, knowing that my loyal machines would be resting in storage for a while. How long, is really not clear as the art of finding the right location is a mix of patience, persistence and trust. For now it's a welcome rest in off peak season in the...

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