Whether it is a hot beautiful sunny day, The Blue Jays are playing to a sold out crowd or a blizzard creates the need for me to shovel out my car from feet of snow; I am always happy to go to work. I get excited every morning... I love my office that much.
I share an office with some incredible women. All creative and unique, we have such a great time together while we inspire and support each other every day.
Who are these incredibly talented women?
One of them is my sister: Interior designer Ashley Botten. I have known Ashley since I was 0, so it is safe for me to say that I have seen how design is in her blood. She lives and breathes it... in fashion, interiors and architecture. She doesn't settle for the everyday. Instead she pushes for the abstract, beautifully designed pieces that are unexpected and daring. www.ashleybottendesign.com
Interior designer Tanya Bonus is light hearted, warm, talented and amazing... this is how I would describe her. In the past four years, I have seen Tanya work on massive projects with her calm self demeanour. Her love of design and deep understanding of her clients is something that I really admire in Tan. She is an old friend that I am so happy to see every day. www.tanyabonusdesign.com
Alison Lovell and Alison Booth are the brilliant minds behind Brunswick and Co., a line of handbags and leather goodies made locally in Toronto. Designers in different fields, they come together to create cool, gorgeous and well made bags that are a staple in my everyday life. www.brunswickandco.com
All four women pour their hearts into what they do. Their passion and drive is inspiring, while their laughs and free use of swear words is comforting. Our office is a safe haven for creativity. It sparks imagination and breaths assurance.
I love these guys.