Downhill mountain biking in Whistler

I love mountain biking, but I had to share my downhill mountain biking experience in Whistler for Travel+Escape. It was my first time, so I made sure that my first attempt started at one of the famous women’s night events so that I could get a little coaching. Read more »

2013 garden trends on styleathome.com

Each year, I love taking a look at what’s new in gardening and determining the trends. Here’s a piece I wrote for styleathome.com about what’s new for the coming year. Read more »

A wee piece in Elle Canada

Last fall, I headed to downtown Hamilton’s monthly art crawl looking for BOW, a fashion truck that is an extension of a retail store in Guelph called Blush Shop. I got there a little too late, but I thought the concept was neat given the huge popularity of food trucks. I pitched it to Elle Canada and was assigned a small piece to accompany a package in the magazine about the changing face of retail in the April 2013 issue.

Road Trip column in Canadian Gardening magazine

Starting with Canadian Gardening magazine’s April issue this year, I’ve been writing the Road Trip column in Canadian Gardening magazine. Each road trip focuses on a garden or special event and then provides advice on where to stay, eat, shop and what to do while you’re there. Here are the destinations I’ve written about so far: Read more »

Toronto Star’s The Address

The Star Content Studios recently created a custom publication about luxury living called The Address. For the April/May 2013 issue, I interviewed Mark Gomes of Box Design and wrote a feature about creating balcony and terrace gardens. Read more »

Gardening tips to help you avoid last year’s mistakes

For this article I interviewed Paul Zammit, the director of horticulture at the Toronto Botanical Garden for ways to improve you garden. Read more »

My first pieces in Glow magazine

For the May 2013 issue of Glow, I interviewed a pharmacist and a nutritionist for the Health Decoder section of Glow magazine. They may have been small Q&As, but I was also a part of the contributor’s page!

Get Growing in Canadian Living

I’m so excited to start off the new year with my first article in the January issue of Canadian Living magazine. I created festive, hanging terrariums and provided the how-to steps. Another piece about Boson ferns appeared on the opening page of the Home & Garden section for the March issue. Read more »

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Japan

A few years ago, my sister was teaching English in Japan, so my parents and I decided to visit over the Christmas holidays. I had always wanted to tell the story of our interesting New Year’s Eve. We ended up visiting both a Buddhist temple and a Shinto shrine and I really felt the juxtaposition between the two was worth writing about. I was able to write a blog post about the experience for Travel+Escape. Read more »

Writing for Reader’s Digest

Starting with the October issue, I’ve started writing gardening content for Reader’s Digest magazine. I’m not able to post the layout for copyright purposes, but I am allowed to post the text… Read more »

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