Archive for Feb 2010

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Although Bryan and Andrea both are from the Hamilton area originally, they consider Ottawa home now. They held a lovely cocktail party at the Army Mess Hall in Ottawa for friends from the Army and Andrea’s law firm – as well as other friends and family who came together to celebrate this great couple! With all the officers in formal uniform, and the great jazz music and venue.. I could close my eyes and imagine myself in a completely different era. It was a fun night of old and new friends together to celebrate in a casual setting. Here are a few sneak peeks!

Don’t you just love Andrea’s cool hairpiece?

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Andrea and the boys…

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Now – Andrea and her boy!

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As I headed up to the ladies cloak room to get my things to leave.. I had to take “one more” photo of Andrea… I have a weak spot for checkered floors!

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Celebrating life and love,


February 2, 2010 Ottawa Fun

This past weekend I was headed to Ottawa to shoot Bryan & Andrea’s reception… and so we decided to make a family weekend out of it! We left Friday afternoon and got there late… ready to spend the day on Saturday doing nothing but swimming and hanging out at the hotel. Saturday night I went to the reception – amazing! – and Mark and the girls watched movies. Sunday we took every one’s advice and went to the Museum of Civilization. Loved it! And then Monday we went to the Rideau Canal…. something I’ve always wanted to do! A fun weekend getaway!

Jefferson hotel tradition… jump on the beds!

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Loving the totem poles at the museum!

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Eden’s favourite part of the museum was the kitchen in the children’s museum part.

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Madi loved dressing up in the traditional clothes from all the different countries

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And on to the canal! We forgot out skates (doh!) and thought we would rent… but they were out of kids skates! We had fun sliding around on our feet instead.

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Mmmmm…. Beavertails.

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What? I even made it into one picture!

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Now we’re working on thawing out after a COLD weekend – but lots of fun!

Celebrating life and love,


February 1, 2010 ThinkSpace

When I had an email from Debra to do some photos for her new venture “ThinkSpace” – I just loved her vision. She has a great space right downtown Burlington – a beautiful portion of an old home with lots of parking and great businesses all around. I love downtown Burlington already – great shops down there!

Here is a bit of Debra’s vision in her own words for ThinkSpace…

ThinkSpace Burlington is about two things – one about having a cool place to meet for strategy discussions or for client presentations. The space is over 100 years old (think huge baseboards and mouldings, hardwood flooring) and the intention has been to make people feel safe, relaxed, open to discussion, and most importantly, thinking creatively.

The second focus is to build a business that brings together diverse interests and opinions in order to innovate with a 360? perspective. Often this will mean opposing perspectives and values coming together in dialogue and trying to have their opinions respectfully shared and listened to. This second focus will take time to build but the process is helped tremendously if the space is conducive to making people feel safe.

To throw a third element into the mix, part of the hope with ThinkSpace is to find a way to promote right brain thinking. Looking a things differently and not in an always logical manner. So being creative and open is what hopefully people and organizations will feel comfortable doing when they come into the space.

LOVE this!!!

Here is a sneak peek of the space! More to follow – it’s an amazing space. Great job, Debra!

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Celebrating life and love,


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