GATHER - Over the past year that word has been a primal focus of mine.
It’s a word that represents the gathering of people, from all walks of life, with unique stories, together at a table. It represents gathering with respect the blessings from the earth and sea to nourish ourselves and our loved ones with the most unprocessed and untouched foods. It represents gathering of creative collaborative ideas and people, to bring a project to life.
I’ve been manifesting this word as much as possible over the past year, and I’ve been so lucky to have it come to fruition many times in different ways. One of my favourite and most special ways was an event we held on my parents acreage in Kitimat over the summer. It was a last minute idea that took plenty of hands but is one that I’ve been dreaming of for a long time, highlighting so many special pieces of home.
An abundance of fresh food grown by hand from my mum’s greenhouse, salmon caught on the Douglas Channel just down the road from the property, a table built for the evening from Douglas fir beams that helped to build our home, and the closest we could get to a meal cooked over the fire during a fire ban. Of course it wouldn’t have been as special without these beautiful people from all walks of life to contribute and enjoy the evening with us.
These are just a few snaps I managed to get while fetching wine bottles, lighting candles and soaking in the evening as much as possible. If you missed this one, don’t worry, there will definitely be more to come.