I was recently hired by St.Vladimir’s Institute to produce their quarterly newsletter, VISTI (News). St.Vladimir’s has been a student residence and ukrainian cultural centre in downtown Toronto since 1963 and offers a rich and diverse program of cultural events, including: language lessons, icon painting, lectures, art exhibits, a library and documentation centre, culinary lessons, etc… It seems there is always something going on at St.Vlad’s! The building is constantly buzzing with excitement, and VISTI keeps their loyal membership up to date about life and events at the Institute. Continue reading “St.Vlad’s news”
Symon’s Pirate Paaaarty
Hard to believe that my little guy is 5 and a half already. Yesterday was his half-birthday so I thought I’d reflect on the fun we had for his Pirate-themed birthday party in March. What 5-year old boy doesn’t want to dress up and pretend to be a pirate for a day? Heck, even 55-year old Uncle Matthew was excited to put on a pirate hat, although this tends to be a little too familiar for Uncle Matthew. But that’s another story… Continue reading “Symon’s Pirate Paaaarty”
Larisa’s Bridal Shower
Last Sunday, we celebrated the Bridal Shower of my good friend Larisa. I was deeply honoured that her sister (and Maid of Honour), asked me to create a unique invitation package for her special day.
Having known the bride for many years, I know her personal style is a bit more trendy and avant-garde and that a traditional, “girly” invitation would just not reflect her stylish ways. The invitation needed to reflect Larisa, be casual, yet pay homage to the formal venue – Toronto’s Old Mill – a beautiful, elegant and traditional setting.