Any southerner worth her grits knows that the U.S is firmly and epicurean-ly divided by the North-South, Mason-Dixon line. A long and winding border-line, carved with the tears of displaced Southerners over the scarcity of this staple. Before you go and defile this treasured dish by suggesting that it's the same as polenta, I'll save you the inevitable shame of this comparison by telling you: it's not!Read More
'Gratitude changes everything' A phrase that is imprinted on just about every piece of packaging that luxury gift purveyor Teak & Twine sends out. And who wouldn't be grateful to receive one of their custom, and carefully curated boxes? Each box is brimming with hand-selected, beautifully designed products and an unbelievable attention to detail.Read More
In honor of National Pi day I've decided to share my own favourite savory pie: Shepherds Pie! It's one of my favourite dishes to make when I'm feeling the need for something hearty, filling and rustic. I've made this dish with an array of different ingredients and flavors: from the traditional to the exotic.Read More
As an avowed wine drinker and red-wine enthusiast, I've always found cocktails a bit intimidating. A few dozen dinner parties, and many cocktails later however, I've decided to create a solution for this dilemma and take the 'dark & stormy' plunge into finding easy signature drinks. I've gathered the most simple cocktails I could find, with ingredients you probably already have around your house and compiled them here.Read More
They say that 'necessity is the mother of invention', and I'd like to change that, to 'an empty fridge is the mother of new dishes'! How many times have you opened your fridge to find that all you had were some leftover herbs, a nub of cheese, a half-empty milk container and one or two eggs? If you are the feast and famine type of grocery shopper that I am, you probably find yourself staring down that refrigerator abyss quite often!Read More
Winter is still going full blast here in Montreal, but I'm starting to feel that familiar tug. You know the tug I'm talking about, the need to shed some layers, to glimpse bright, green shoots pushing up through snow, tender buds on tree tips and fresh produce at the market... I'm feeling the tug of Spring!Read More
Great news! I've joined Judy Inc. as one of their new prop-stylists and room-set designers! This is a such an amazing mark on the exciting, but crazy journey of my career. For quite some time now I've been working as a prop-stylist, seeking out as many editorial, commercial and personal projects as I could possibly fit in. Last year while living in the Gulf and working as an Asst. Creative Director for a media company, I had the chance to really hone and develop my prop-styling skills, both in editorial work and advertising. I've had the pleasure and privilege to work with Ant Farm Journal in creating several shoots and editorial stories for their beautiful, Southern-focused, kinfolk-esque publication. I've contributed to Mingle Magazine and now this year I've been taken on at Judy Inc. one of the premier talent agencies in Canada. Really though, all this accomplishment is not mine to own, it really belongs to all the amazing artists, photographers, magazines, friends, business owners and entrepreneurs who took a chance on me and who lent their skills and abilities to help capture my work.
Getting work as an entrepreneur is one of the hardest struggles you can face. Sometimes your plate is overflowing with work, too much work to even tackle by yourself and then there are times when you go weeks without work and start to worry as the bills pile up. Being selected to be a part of an agency is such a blessing and an answer to those incredible dry spells, so when Claudine De Repentigny asked me to come in for an interview and concluded that interview by telling me I was part of the team; I was elated! Judy Inc. helps create amazing content for clients like Elle Quebec, Glow, Dress to Kill Magazine, The Globe and Mail and Holt Renfrew just to name a few. Being a part of such a talented agency is really a dream come true and I can't wait to see what this next year holds!
Thank you to all the amazing people who helped me get this far, I truly couldn't have managed without you. What is success except being able to do what you love with other talented people who love what they do?
Currently at Autumn Wood Stylist HQ we are cozying up to a steamy Americano and watching the snow slowly fall on the park across the street!
As always if you need a prop-stylist, food-stylist or a keen eye on your next photo-shoot, catalogue or product launch give us a holler!
When creating a beautiful dinner-party and really wowing your guests, nothing impresses quite like presenting your guests with a table filled with homemade goodies. As a hostess, this is one of the hardest and most stressful parts of the evening and can very well take your evening from self-proclaimed Shindig Diva to pure kitchen Scullery Maid! Here are my top 3 tips on creating that homemade feel without ruining your new snazzy manicure!Read More