It is an odd thing to reach into quiet, into an absence, long unsure of what may be found. Many days passed, and more significantly, many words unwritten. Time to begin anew. Writing again after a long hiatus is like setting foot on a rope bridge for the first time. Feels shaky, yet […]
Ontario wine chat and #freemygrapes
If you hang around Twitter regularly, you might have noticed a little something called the Ontario Wine Chat. This isn’t the first time I’ve written about the wine chat – here’s where #ONwinechat started. It’s been great fun so far, and I’m amazed at how much we have covered in five months. Searching the hashtag […]
Winefest in Calgary
Glass in hand, friends at my side…ah, Winefest. Last Friday I was lucky enough to attend the trade and industry tasting in Calgary, and it’s one I won’t miss going forward. I have enjoyed wine for a long time, but it’s been at least ten years since I have attended any kind of a large […]
What is the Ontario wine chat (#ONWineChat)?
You may have noticed me getting a little excited lately over something called #ONWineChat. It’s a great project that has come together by way of a random collaboration and shared love of wine…and Twitter. So what is a Calgary girl doing smack in the middle of a Twitter chat that puts a spotlight on Ontario […]
Where do business and blogging intersect?
A couple of nights ago I took part in a really interesting discussion exploring the relationship between business and blog. Why should business owners blog? What might the benefits be? Where to start? I was a panelist for an event with Crave Calgary, along with two talented locals: cookbook author and writer, Julie Van Rosendaal […]
How to build engagement on Twitter
Twitter engagement – is it really all that elusive? I was asked by someone recently to share some thoughts on social media, especially Twitter, in the hopes that I would pass along a little advice or a few suggestions. One of the biggest pieces of advice I gave struck me as funny to say out […]
The Good Earth Food and Wine Co. – Wine Country Ontario tour
Last weekend I had the opportunity to visit the Niagara wine region with Wine Country Ontario during my Blissdom Canada conference. I have already written about my first stop of the wine excursion, if you missed that post you should be sure to pop back and read it as well. Our second stop came later […]
Flat Rock Cellars – Wine Country Ontario tour
Raise your hand if you love wine… While in Toronto for Blissdom Canada last weekend, I had the opportunity to take a wine tour out to Niagara with Wine Country Ontario. It was all part of the Blissdom conference programming – a chance to go on an excursion of our choice. Now, I won’t lie, […]
Hunger isn’t a game – here’s how the numbers add up
Spend enough time online and you’ll notice two things we all spend a lot of time talking about: kids and food. We talk about parenting, milestones, and we swap cute stories. Or we swoon over what we like to call food porn – oh, it’s steamy stuff all right. Recipes we’d like to try, photos of outrageous […]
Would you take it all off for a good cause? What about for breast cancer?
No? How about taking some of it off? We’ll get to why a little later, first I want to talk about health. Our health. Women’s health. You, me, your sister, your mom, your aunt, your best friend…and maybe someday, your daughter. As we get older and start to own our health as adults, there are […]