All posts tagged: Toronto

Crookedfinger Art: Sustainable Fashion & Art

Crookedfinger Art is an expression of my person style and creative impulses. – Kim Cadenhead Meet Kim!  Kim Cadenhead is the founder of Crookedfinger Art.  Kim has a unique quirk, two crooked pinky fingers, a result of a genetic glitch.  Her little quirk resulted in the inspiration for her company name, it is an ode to her unique characteristic which she embraces and has allowed her to flourish as an artist with her original artistic style.  Kim is passionate about various medias for art projects.  Her portfolio includes: paintings on canvas, mixed media, handcrafted sustainable products and graphic t-shirt designs.  Kim recently took part in an artist workshop in North Carolina.  The workshop gave Kim an opportunity to grow as an artist and finesse her painting skills.  Her experience there lead to her latest creative endeavor a series of floral paintings on both canvas and repurposed wooden trays— both wonderful works of art for home decor. Kim is an artist who is inspired by the environment around her and incorporates the very essence of her …

Wanderlust Wednesday: Another Reason to Visit Toronto

  Today’s Wanderlust Wednesday feature is by Beatrice .  Beatrice is based in Toronto.  She is a world traveler and an emerging freelance photographer.  One way she enjoys giving back to Toronto is volunteering her time and photography talent at the Toronto International Film Festival — she is an official TIFF volunteer photographer.  You can discover more incredible photo’s by Beatrice on her website Photographed by Beatrice.   Toronto is the quintessential definition of Canadian multiculturalism. Being considered one of the most multicultural cities in the world, I definitely consider it to be the true heart of the nation. You can see this quality of the city at not only every street corner and every neighbourhood, but also in the festivals and events it hosts. Every weekend in the summer you can practically visit the entire world just by attending the festivities around the city! As the summer winds down, one of the most prestigious film festivals starts up. The Toronto International Film Festival, or TIFF for short, has been delighting its audiences since 1976. …

Spring Fever: Great Beach Reads

I’ve got spring fever to read great books! Over the weekend, I teamed up with Toronto blogger Tiffany, the lady behind the blog My Happy Coincidence and we co-wrote a list of great spring, summer and beach reads! Sneak Peek: One of my favorite books this year was, Pain, Parties, Work by Elizabeth Winder. Curious to know what books made the list? Please head on over to the My Happy Coincidence blog, and read the full story, click here. Summer Reads: Eco Tips Love reading and being environmentally friendly? Here are a two tips. 1. Book Swap If you must have a tangible book in your hand, as opposed to downloading an iBook or digital copy of one of the latest New York Bestsellers onto your iPad, Nook or Kindle, consider sharing the book when you are done, with friends and family.  Perhaps they have a book you would like to read? Why not trade books? 2. Traveling Books & Stories A post written long ago, but still true today.  I great way to stay on trend …

Project: Words of Kindness

  Photo Credit: Tiffany Morgan ©2014 The Project: Words of Kindness is a space for kind thoughts, kind words, and acts of kindness. Tiffany, founder of My Happy Coincidence in Toronto, and I are super excited about our new project we have teamed up for. This page is our Headquarters for Project: Words of Kindness: Right now the project is small, should it blossom into something bigger and more beautiful than we could imagine, – then we will look into creating an official website devoted just to Project: Words of Kindness. As for now, this will be home to Project: Words of Kindness. This is a collaborative effort between Tiffany and I, so please check out her blog My Happy Coincidence for exclusive and bonus posts for Project: Words of Kindness. The Challenge: On New Year’s Day- We have 1 resolution to sprinkle the world in kindness. How are we gonna do it? By sending words of kindness to complete strangers, as well as friends and family -we couldn’t leave them out. All we ask …

Best Books Read in 2014

2014 is quickly coming to a close.  There are so many fond memories to look back on and reminisce over.  Some of my favorites are the intrguing books I have read lounging by a pool or on a beach.  After finishing them I couldn’t wait to share them with friends.   In honor of 2014 and the great books that have been read and loved my bestie Tiffany, founder of My Happy Coincidence and I have teamed up to share our favorite books for 2014 with all of you! A note from Tiffany and her wonderful book selection: I love the holidays for so many reasons. One of my top reasons is that I have spare time to read! Not much of my 2014 was spent reading books that weren’t related to my Masters course work, but of the few pleasure reads that I did manage to slip in between essays and course deadlines, here are my favourites: Us Conductors, Sean Michaels If you liked The Great Gatsby, you are bound to love this Canadian 2014 Giller Prize winner. …