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Tulips in Toronto

As you can imagine, I get so crazy busy in the Spring and I was completely remiss in not sharing this story with you. I hope you can forgive me and go there yourself next year.

Back in May I was driving along Old Forest Hill Rd. and nearly caused a traffic accident (and nearly gave Ozzy whip lash). After I rubbed my eyes to make sure I wasn't dreaming, I fell completely in love. I would personally like to thank the lovely people who created (and paid for) such a gorgeous Spring display of colour. Without further ado.....Here are the pictures I took that day.

The Strangest Fruit in the World


There are so many reasons I love to garden, the satisfaction of a design being in my head one day and the execution of it several days or weeks later depending on the intricacy of the job. It is also intensely satisfying to go back to a job a year later and see how it is all filling in.

I am Back! Just in Time For Late Spring in Toronto.

Hello Everyone


Alberta, Alberta

Two days after Christmas I unexpectedly found my self in Alberta. A close relative had passed away. Thankfully, it had been a while since I had been to a funeral, and I had forgotten the uplifting side of some one passing, the opportunity to reconnect with so many people I hadn't seen for a very long time. It was really nice to check in.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

 I have had a wonderful festive season full of entertaining and feeding the people I love. I am truly blessed in good friends and family. So far I have hosted 3 Chanukah parties, 2 lunches, and last night's Christmas Eve celebrations. It has strained every dish and Danny and Jonah by the firebowl in the house, and left me exhaustedly happy.

THE Annual Latke Competition

New York

I must admit that I was reluctant to leave Martha's Vineyard. As much as I love the Big Apple I was seriously enjoying the ocean, bike rides, the clean air and the utter remoteness.

Martha's Vineyard