Things I learned while making a cookbook – JULY 2021

So it’s been a few months now that my seasonal cookbook has been in your hands. And I have finally had time to reflect on how I feel about the whole process. What I loved, hated, struggled with and enjoyed most. Finishing Grow to Gather feels surreal. Like something someone tells you one day as […]

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Welcome the RAIN – Summer 2020

This may seem like an odd title. And maybe a bit like a farmers cry for water. But, thats not what I am trying to get at, although man I do love a good rain for the plants, trees, animals and waterways. This is my opinion on the importance of rainy days during the busy […]

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Tirol Mountain Yoga Get Away #2- Nov. 2019

On the first weekend in November, I had the privilege of working and attending  the second Yoga & Mountain Get Away in Tirol. Together with my dear friend Christina, and 25 other yogis, we came together in this beautiful location in the Austrian Alps for two and a half quiet days of yoga, food and […]

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Getaway to the Sea – Yoga Retreat #1 – Sept. 2019

This September was a very special one for me. I again took a long train ride from Southern Germany to the Atlantic Coast in Western France. Where, on the island of Île de Ré, cooked, taught and lead a week long Yoga and Photography Retreat,  Getaway to the Sea. This year I had the pleasure […]

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Love for the Sea – June 2019

June 8th was World Ocean Day. Yes, there is almost a “Day” for everything these days, but this one is a very important to one. Muhammad Ali said ” Rivers, ponds, lakes and streams – they all have different names, but they all contain water. Just as religions do – they all contain truths. “ […]

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Tirol Mountain Yoga Get Away #1 – April 2019

A few weeks ago I cooked for 25 people for a whole weekend. 2 Dinners, 2 Brunches, 2 Desserts, salads, many dips and lots of snacks. Meal Prep, planning, shopping, the works. I am not a cook, far from it. I took one “Foods” class in High School when I was 16. That is the […]

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Yoga – Dance – Foto – Meditation – Workshop & Retreat – Sept. 2018

Dear Friends, Family and fellow Readers … Now that the weather is cold, and the last week before Christmas busy and stressful, here is a little something to keep you going. A tiny getaway full of sun, the sea, beautiful landscapes, and great people. I apologize in advance for my image post hiatus. The last […]

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La Dolce Vita – June 2018

Hello Readers, This past June I spent 12 days on the beautiful Sorrentine Peninsula. This is an area of about 121 square kilometers just south of Naples on the West coast of Italy. A place so gorgeous and full of colour, I was blown away. Although I had been here briefly before, for one night […]

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Johannes & Nicole – May Marriage 2018

Dear Friends & Followers, I wanted to share with you, the photos I took of two special people and their family and friends this Spring.  I was so excited when Johannes & Nicole asked me to be a part of their Standesamt ( City Hall ) wedding located on the Rose Island, Roseninsel, on Lake […]

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Spring in Stockholm – April 2018

If anyone reading this does not know much about Sweden, you will soon learn.  Lately I have been a bit obsessed with this culture,  it’s  “Lagom”  lifestyle and all that is the simple life.  For further reading I suggest Niki Brantmarks book  ” Lagom, Not Too Little, Not Too Much: The Swedish Art of Living a […]

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Mountain Shadows – Winter 2017/2018

I know it is April, and Spring is here in full swing, yet here I am posting images of snow all the same.  I love Spring, but I might just love snow more.  I can never really make up my mind which season is my favourite, I guess that means I need all 4 in […]

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La Bretagne – October 2017

So……. French Brittany/La Bretagne, is a province in North Western France.  It is a place with so much history.  A place nestled between France and Britain.  It is recognised by the Celtic League as one of the 6 Celtic Nations, holding a distinct cultural identity.  With a spoken and written language completely different to that […]

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YOGARDA, Lake Garda – Sept. 2017

Dear Friends and followers … It has been a while since I was able to share my photos and adventures with you all. Sorry it has been a busy few months! But now that the weather is colder and my yearly travels have come to a close, it is time to share with you again. […]

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The Rooftops of Heidelberg – July 2017

Can you imagine a city in the middle of Europe, surrounded by forests, alongside a river and looked over by an ancient castle?  Well no, not until you visit Heidelberg.  This colourful city, located along the Necker River, a tributary of the Rhine, is a site to see. It has been know for many years […]

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Anni & Patrick – May Marriage 2017

This May, I had the privilege of photographing two beautiful happy people, Ann-Katrin & Patrick. I have know these two for about 6 years, and was so pleased when they asked me to photograph their wedding. The civil ceremony took place in downtown Munich at the “Neue Rathaus” ( city hall ), a beautiful building, […]

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At the North Sea – May 2017

This past weekend I took a trip with friends to the northern part of Germany to be a guest at and to photograph a wedding.  2000 photos later I am exhausted, but happy to have spend so much time with great friends, old and new. Stay tuned, the wedding post will come soon! As we […]

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Digital Detox, French Alps – March 2017

Last week I packed my things, joined 9 good friends, and drove the 600 something kilometers to the small village of Le Tour, in the Chamonix Valley, in the French Alps. It was my 3rd time visiting this magical place, each time with new people, challenges and experiences. This time I learned a bit more […]

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Winter Wonderland – Jan. 2017

When the first snow falls I am like a child. I turn giddy, literally jump for joy, and run through it as if I was still 5 years old. I LOVE SNOW! When a huge snow fall came the day before our ski weekend in the Ziller Valley in Tirol, Austria, I was ecstatic. It […]

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London Calling – Dec. 2016

You never know what life will throw at you. One day you are working along, minding your own photography business :) And the next day you win a trip to London, England, 2 brand new awesome cell phones, and prize money for your photograph. This is what happened to me 3 weeks ago. The creative […]

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Ontario in August – August 2016

Hello Friends and Followers, I have just returned to Munich from a 3 week trip to my hometown  in Ontario, Canada. I am tired, jet lagged, and yet somehow completely refreshed.  Being in Ontario in August for me is like a dream. It is hot, humid, full of long drives and so much good homegrown […]

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Chamonix Valley, France – March 2016

Hello All, Have you ever been to a place and felt completely comfortable and at home? Well that is how I feel when I travel to the small village of Le Tour. A small place just north of the popular, beautiful city of Chamonix. I had the privilege of staying there for a week with […]

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Bavarian Blue – Summer 2015

So I know I have not posted anything for a while and I apologize for that. Summer, very nice weather, and lots of work, means my picture editing and blog posting gets pushed back. But as it is only 5 degrees Celsius and rainy today in Munich I thought I would post some images from […]

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Country Living – March 2015

I was not sure exactly why, but I knew this Winter I needed to make a visit home. I missed the deep Canadian cold I grew up hating, the meters of snow and of course my family and friends. And I am so happy that I booked that flight. It happened to be at the […]

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