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“The Five Senses” at Little Nest – September 20 2012

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If you ask me what I took away the most from our Sparkfly evening at Little Nest on September 20, it would definitely be the generosity and willingness to share by the women there. The theme of our evening was “The Five Senses” and oh boy were they ever there in full force!

First we had Julie and Sarolta of Kitchen Culinaire share their story as well as some promised nibbles for the evening.

Now, if you have ever had the pleasure of dining at the Kitchen Culinaire headquarters, you will know that these women are very meticulous and extremely generous in the preparation of their food. So having known this, I shouldn’t have been surprised by what they prepared for us that evening – a plate of wonderful cheeses, some beautiful appetizers and to clinch it all, a tasting of six types of olive oil.

They even prepared a menu for the evening!

Kitchen Culinaire run classes all year round, here is their schedule! I would really recommend it.

As you can imagine, with all the lovely tastings, the evening progressed joyfully.

Yolanda Liman of Drawing It Out facilitated a fun session which incorporated “The Five Senses” theme.

The visual part of “The Five Senses” theme was shared by Holly Truchan, one half of Union Photographers. Holly shared her interesting life story of how she evolved from a career as a respiratory therapist to being a full-time photographer and business owner with her husband Roger. They really love what they do and it certainly comes across in their work.

Then one of my favourite ladies in Vancouver, Mary Jo Fetterly, graced us with her presence and wisdom. It was definitely one of the highlights of the evening. In true Mary Jo style, she gave the field to everyone else which left her not enough time to speak about herself and I know that many of the women there wanted to hear more from her. Next time, Mary Jo!

Our evening ended on a wonderful note, with words and songs by Jill Barber. I had not heard Jill sing live before and I can tell you it is wonderful listening to her. Her voice has so many layers to it. Some of us loved listening to her so much that we have now bought tickets to see her at the Electric Owl on November 25. Jill is performing with Steve Dawson and The Black Hen House Band for an acoustic evening of music. If you would like to join us, tickets can be purchased here!

A BIG THANK YOU to all the presenters, participants. We love that a community of creativity is opening up and we look forward to seeing you at our next evening at Little Nest again on November 22. (Little Nest is such a perfect space for our evenings! Thank you Mary.)

~Tamar Haytayan

Written by Tamar

October 11th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

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