Please Be Kind – A Plea from a Small Business Owner

I’ve been a small business owner for three years now. Before that, I worked for a small, family-run, business. I wouldn’t change it for the world, but, I do want to ask one small favour of you, if you’re reading this: Please be kind. I don’t know when or why it happened, but it seems like…

The ‘E’ Word

Let’s talk about everybody’s least favourite word: Exposure. If you’re a maker like myself, you might find you’ve come to detest the word exposure, because it seems to be a simile for “give me free stuff.”  After a certain point, being asked for goods and services in exchange for exposure becomes tiring – particularly when…

One of ‘Those Days’

This post was originally published on April 18. 2016 on www.saltwatertea.com – it has been reposted here with permission. All photos by Sarah Beau Photo. We’ve all had that day where it feels like absolutely nothing is working. You try one thing and it doesn’t work, so you move onto the next, and the next,…

May YYC Girl Gang Hang: High Tea at Azuridge Estate Hotel 

Hi, my name is Suzanne, but my friends call me Suz and I love photography! These days I work mainly as a portrait and lifestyle photographer. What better way to start the May long weekend than by enjoying a Saturday afternoon with a wonderful group of inspiring women over high tea at the fabulous Azuridge…

Surviving Your First Pipe and Drape Show

Congratulations! You’ve been accepted into your first pipe and drape show! Or maybe you’ve taken the plunge and applied to participate! Either way – congratulations! What do I mean when I say “pipe and drape” show?  I’m talking about BIG craft fairs. The one’s with the black curtains between every booth. Image from www.ultimaterentalservices.com These shows…

Transitioning Your Wardrobe From Winter to Spring

It’s getting to be that awkward time of year where your winter parka is no longer necessary, but it’s too early to hop into daisy dukes. Lucky for us the groundhog saw his shadow this year, which means an early and subsequently longer spring season – hopefully! Regardless of if this well-known folklore is true…

What happens when girlbosses collaborate?

The short answer? Amazing things. A little while ago I was approached by Pam from Crafted – we’d known each other for a long time and shared similar goals. She had amazing news: a retail space had opened up and was I interested in collaborating with her? I couldn’t say yes fast enough! We called up Amelia…

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