Saturday, 1 August 2009

Tobi Fairley in Vancouver!

CIMG8893  Carter and Tobi Fairley, Patricia Gray, Michelle Morelan

Patricia and I were graced with Tobi and her husband Carter’s company for several tasty dinners around Vancouver recently; this one at the Market. Carter was attending a convention, and it was their first trip to Vancouver. My husband is out of town, so Patricia and I showed them a bit of our city…well a few great dining spots anyway! Ivan Meade also put together a beautiful brunch to welcome her at the Loden Hotel, that went off without a hitch, and we took in the Dutch and Photography exhibits at the art gallery. A full couple of days!

  What fun it is to meet other bloggers and designers! Tobi and Carter are a blast…I laughed so hard a couple of times, I thought I may lose my composure completely. She is as lovely personally as professionally, and has arrived where she has through hard work over many years of education and experience. It was so hot the days we were out and about… I look like I am glowing (temps are finally down today, back into my comfort zone again), but of course Tobi looked flawless the whole time!

Tobi and others 051Photo by Albarosa featuring Tobi, Ivan and Patricia at the Loden Hotel, where she was Ivan’s guest of honour at a brunch for 10 of us lucky bloggers!! You can read more about that event here on Ivan’s blog. Thanks again Mr. Meade!!

Tobi%20Fairley%20012  Tobi and I with a rendering of one of her spaces.

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Brillante Interiors said...

Yes it was great to meet Tobi, thanks to Ivan who was corresponding with her and arranged everything. We had a wonderful time also at the VAG and how important it is to connect with other designers. (I could not open the picture of you and Tobi...any idea?)

Tobi Fairley said...

My sweet Michelle! I loved every moment with you, Patricia and the gang in Vancouver! Thank you so much for my lovely rendering! You are such a huge talent and I am better for knowing you!! Let's promise to keep in touch. I can't wait to see you again soon! love you much! Tobi

Michelle said...

Thanks Albarosa, I fixed it!

Always a pleasure hanging with you, Ivan, and of course, Tobi :)



Thanks for the mention. Today I got a very sweet comment from Tobi. I think we need to have more get together s - we had a blast.

Velvet and Linen said...

It looks like all of you lovely Vancouver bloggers showed Tobi a fantastic time.
Your rendering captured the beauty of Tobi's work.


Michelle said...

Anywhere you are is where I want to be Ivan!! Thanks again for a great day, my friend.

Brooke...thanks lots!!You are so close to us here in Vancouver...would be great to get together one day, wouldn't it?


Verdigris Vie said...

Wow this is so great ! Tobi is fantastic and it is great to see you all together..

Thanks for sharing this.


Unknown said...

Hi Michelle
Thanks for posting the memorable pictures of Tobi's visit to Vancouver. It was a treat to meet Tobi and show her and Carter around our lovely city of Vancouver. The rendering you did for her is very classy!!

cotedetexas said...

Oh Michelle - I wish I could have been there with you and Patricia and Ivan and everyone else. It looks like so much fun - and I love your rendering!!!!!!!