News and Views: TedxDistilleryDistrictWomen


Today was super uber fantastically awesome and the team and I finally saw TedxDDWomen coming to fruition. It was a day of many firsts that started off with a cup of coffee and awesome Awake Chocolate bars that are chocolates and caffeine all wrapped into one! Awake

As I munched onto these yummy pieces of heaven… < cause chocolate + caffeine = heaven (duh!)>… I had no idea that I was going to meet so many familiar faces! Until I bumped into this gorgeous lady, Gwen Elliot!


Awesome Tedx color coordinated nails with Tedx painted on!

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Jennifer Kelly, Dr. Sylvia and I

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Of course there were new people too and the cutest one of them all (no offense everyone!) was Hannah Alper! The notable 10 year old environmentalist who has her very own site and who very graciously offered me her business card! Way to go! I recall when I was 10 I was still making mud pies in my backyard!!!

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She talked about her love for environment and animals and urged everyone to find their passion and their community and grow together as one! Truly a young visionary!


There were these yummy wraps, courtesy of EnVille Catering in Toronto and then I just remember going into the longest food coma!

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oooh ooooh and ooooh! Did I mention that all this took place at Arta Gallery located in the Distillery District and that I saw this awesome scultpure? Huzzah!

For those of you who are wondering, the first picture is of Pam, the official photographer for the day’s shenanigans and she refused to look up! Go find her on her webbie cause she is awesome and has a great eye for photography!

We had the good fortune of getting really amazing speakers and for the full list please visit TedxDDWomen’s Speakers’ Page.

One last thing before I log off and call it a day. Jennifer Moss, one of the amazing speakers and, as I mentioned on twitter, Gini Dietrich‘s doppelganger, <don’t believe me? go see for yourself!>  told us to make happiness a state and not just a trait. Hence, here is my happy thought of the day: I am grateful for every single person in my life, those who are good to me, those who are negative and everyone in between cause if not for you, I wouldn’t be who I am today. So thank you for loving me, making me stronger and everything else. Cheerios!