Becoming a Better Photographer

Becoming a better photographer is truly practice, practice, practice. I am constantly taking pictures and I often take multiples so I can look back as they can all be slightly different. I also got great advice from James Christie of Edinburgh Photography Tour when I took his tour in 2013 – most people take the photo from where they are standing and move on. Donโ€™t be lazy – walk around and it can totally change your picture. It is so true. I will constantly move to get a better shot. Once a shutterbug, always a shutterbug. Looking forward to another year of capturing how I see the everyday and the world!

Christmas Wish Lists

Christmas Wish Lists. Do you love them or leave them? My family has always believed in the lists since I was little and writing letters to Santa. We still exchange them for our family gift exchange to give ideas of what we may like under the tree. I am pretty practical and don’t want things I don’t want or need and thus am a big believer in Christmas (and Birthday) Wish Lists. Hopefully Santa brings me a thing or two off mine.

Sweet and Sour Spare Ribs

Love how food evokes so many memories from growing up. Sweet and sour spare ribs were one of my childhood favourites. There never seemed to be enough sauce to put over rice so definitely need to increase the ingredients. Thankful to find the cookbook that contained the recipe and the page reflects how often we made this. Definitely a family fave for mine.

Exercising Baby

One should surround themselves with things that are either beautiful or practical or both.

On my first visit to ZimSculpt, I fell in love with a beautiful sculpture called “Exercising Baby” I found in their Marketplace. Sadly the piece was not in my budget but I took a photograph to remember it. Apparently I really loved the piece as in reviewing my photographs I found a smaller version of the sculpture I loved. Lucky to find it on my second visit to the exhibit. Exercising Baby by Richard Kambazuma now has a new home with me.

To find your own beautiful piece of Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture and support generations of Zimbabwe Sculptors, visit ZimSculpt at the Toronto Botanical Garden between now until Sunday September 30th.

Acqua di Gioia

“A perfume is more than an extract it is a presence in abstraction. A perfume, for me, is a mystique.” – Giorgio Armani

I love perfume. Many scents I love are too heavy for summer as well as the office. I was gifted Giorgio Armani Acqua di Gioia a few years back and it quickly became a favourite. It has a lovely light scent that isnโ€™t too floral and is perfect to wear to work everyday regardless of season. Please be mindful as many individuals have scent allergies and sensitivities. Definitely something to keep in mind if wish to wear perfume to work or a job interview.