Saturday, September 18, 2010

Toronto's Distillery District

A few weeks ago, my husband had an art exhibition in one of the galleries within Toronto’s historic Distillery District. And as it was such a beautiful afternoon, I took the opportunity to snap a few photos of the area to share with you.
The Vintage Gardener: An absolutely enchanting little flower shop. 

En route to Balzac’s for a latte.

An interior shot of Balzac’s (not mine) – because I had to show you the most beautiful coffee shop I’ve ever seen.

Outside Arta Gallery where my husband occasionally shows his work.

Cobblestone streetscape.

The Fermenting Cellar: A grand place to hold any special event.

Want to know more? Check out this clip on YouTube:

Friday, September 10, 2010


A few weeks ago, someone emailed me a portion of a speech attributed to Brian Dyson, CEO of Coca Cola. It serves as a reminder to us all of where our priorities really need to be:

“Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them – work, family, health, friends and spirit … and you’re keeping all of these in the air.
You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls – family, health, friends and spirit – are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same. You must understand that and strive for Balance in your life.”

While it’s certainly not revolutionary news or anything we don’t all truly know in our hearts, for me at this time it struck a chord. This is because for the past few years, I have been so focused on my career and creative endeavours, that I have given them way too much importance. The kids, of course, have always come first, but I would have to say that everything else has placed after work on my priority list – to my detriment. But that is changing.

You may have noticed that I’ve been a little scarce over the past few weeks… and that trend is going to continue for the next little while. Right now, my main focus has to be my family, my health and our general wellbeing. Everything else is really going to have to take a back seat.

But blogging is too much fun for me to just give up; I would miss you all far too much! So I will be around… just not quite so regularly as before.