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Anniversary party highlights

Party pics from our anniversary celebration and spring issue launch

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We celebrated our 15-year anniversary this past weekend in Moncton, New Brunswick. Over 100 people came out for our party (hosted by Alpha’s Appliance Solutions, including many of our contacts in New Brunswick and P.E.I. It was great having everyone together to launch the new issue and reflect on how far we’ve come as a magazine.  All photos here courtesy of Martin Cormier. (Check out our Facebook page in the coming days for a gallery of more party shots.)


Party shot—in the foreground you can see the Nadeau family—their adorable kids Cali and Cade were our cover models for the new spring issue!


It was fun meeting people in person that I’ve only corresponded with on the phone or through email—notably creative director Judith Mackin. Judith lent her design expertise to the Nadeau family home that’s gracing the cover of our new spring issue and gave a special talk at the party. (check out Judith’s design boutique TUCK Studio, the next time you are in Saint John.)


It was fabulous to spend time with P.E.I. architect Aaron Stavert and his wife, Sheri Lee McKenna. We featured their fabulous LEED-gold-certified Charlottetown home, (that Aaron designed) last fall.


Myself and East Coast Living publisher Patty Baxter chat with Michael Christie of Red Spruce. I’m eager to feature one of his rug designs again in the magazine.


Guests enjoyed special recipes prepared by the Culinary Institute of Canada at Holland College, wine from Rossignol Wineries and brews from Picaroon’s Brewery (Northampton Brewing).


The party showcased work by three talented New Brunswick artisans we’ve featured recently in the magazine. Fibre artist Alison Murphy (and her daughter Lily) of Legacy Lane Fibre brought samples of her artwork.


Porcelain painter Isabelle Lafargue of La Butte in Dieppe demonstrated her delicate Limoges porcelain painting.


Melanie Paulin of Carte Blanche in Moncton brought along samples of her fabulous salvaged and painted furniture.

Thanks to everyone who made the event such a great success! We’re already planning our next event (perhaps P.E.I. is next?).


East Coast Living