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I am a homesick Nova Scotian living in Toronto. I hold an HBA in Art History and History from the University of Toronto and I am also a trained makeup artist. Less than a year ago I launched my own food blog named for my family's Nova Scotian farm. Food has always been a major source of inspiration and comfort for me, but what I did not anticipate was how much I would love shooting food. Food photography has emerged as one of my favorite hobbies. In the past I shunned photography in favor of my paints and pencils, but now I see that it is a completely different exercise all together and a great way to develop your eye for composition. Since launching seafieldfarm.ca, I landed a job as a copywriter for the deal a day site SweetMommyDeals.com and have been regularly contributing to other blogs. I hope to continue cooking, writing and creating for years to come.
What is unique that's not in your bio?
I won a lemon eating contest in the eighth grade. True story!
What's your favorite accomplishment?
Graduating university.
How do you define cool?
Anything that is genuine. If it feels contrived, you're trying too hard.
What is your secret to uncovering trends?
I keep my eyes and ears open and I go with my gut. If I like something I assume someone somewhere will share my view. I can't be that unique.
What do you enjoy most about Trend Hunter?
There always something new. Fresh eye candy served hot and fresh everyday is something you should never take for granted.
What is your favorite trend?
Our increasing interest in what's in our food and how it got here. I am excited by the advancements that are being made in organic sustainable farming and pleased that so many people are returning to whole foods and ditching the chemicals. These positive trends bring us one step closer to a more intelligent, healthier population and reduces our carbon footprint.
What are your tips for writing a juicy post?
Be yourself and read your work out loud to yourself as if you're performing. If the words don't roll off your tongue start again.
How do you reset to be creative?
I go for a run and have a shower. I do some of my best thinking in the shower.
What inspires or excites you?
Details! I love simple beauty. Food is a constant source of inspiration. It is not man made, it is a form of artwork that springs from the earth spontaneously. Nothing we could ever create can compete with that.
Predict something awesome for 2020?
Another case of history repeating. This could be a bad thing, or a good thing, but if I learned one thing from my history degree it's that we are doomed to repeat the past whether or not we're aware of it. I think it's safe to say that whatever happens in 2020 will have a certain familiarity to it.
Fast Food Decoy Desserts
Fast Food Decoy Desserts
These Cupcake Nuggets Offer a Sweet Take on the Crisp Chicken Snack
No, this is not the remnants of a half-devoured happy meal; this is a sweet pouch of Cupcake Nuggets. Always the innovator, blogger Stef (from the deliciously wacky blog Cupcake Project) whipped up... MORE
Comic-Inspired Vino Branding
Comic-Inspired Vino Branding
Holy Water Wine Labels Feature Personalized Stories
The talented minds at Australian design firm The Creative Method crafted these Holy Water labels to adorn the wine bottles the organization presented to its loyal clients. Taking cues from the pulpy... MORE
Sassy Spectacle Wine Branding
Sassy Spectacle Wine Branding
The Pink Glasses Label Paints the World in an Optimistic Rose Hue
The Poland-based design firm Luksemburk created this clever branding concept for the Californian wine manufacturer Pink Glasses. The company specializes in Rose, so the firm decided to highlight... MORE
Spicy Sandwich-Inspired Shooters
Spicy Sandwich-Inspired Shooters
Party Down with these Bizarre and Intriguing Banh Mi Jello Shots
Get your drink on and liven up your tastebuds with these eyebrow-raising Banh Mi Jello Shots. Yes, these boozy gelatinous domes are inspired by the wildly popular vietnamese hoagie. The clever... MORE
Lip-Puckering Lemon Biscuits
Lip-Puckering Lemon Biscuits
Sweetopia's Citrus Cookies Are Sweetly Styled and Company-Ready
Enjoy a sweet and tart bite with these bright and sunny Citrus Cookies. Carefully crafted by the baking blogger behind the popular site ‘Sweetopia,’ these stunning sweets are the perfect... MORE
Botanical Cleanser Branding
Botanical Cleanser Branding
Spread Studio Designs Fresh and Simple Packaging for 'underwearables'
The all-natural soap company ‘underwearables’ enlisted the creative assistance of design firm Spread Studio to help create the perfect packaging for the brand’s eco-friendly... MORE
Cocktail-Inspired Pops
Cocktail-Inspired Pops
These Mojito Cheesecake Bites are Here to Help You Beat the Heat
Chase those hazy, humid blues away with these bright and refreshing Mojito Cheesecake Bites. Created by the confectionery queen Heather Baird from the celebrated blog ‘Sprinkle Bakes,’... MORE
Beachy Iced Biscuits
Beachy Iced Biscuits
These Sand Dollar Cookies Were Made for Sunny Summer Vacations
Take a sweet bite out of summer with these charming Sand Dollar Cookies. Created and carefully decorated by the baker behind the gorgeous blog ‘The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle,’ these... MORE
Pool Party-Inspired Bites
Pool Party-Inspired Bites
These Beach Ball Cake Pops Were Made for the Summer Season
The cake pop queen Bakerella created these playful Beach Ball Cake Pops in honor of the summer season. BBQs, patio parties and bonfires are cropping up everywhere as people launch into vacation mode... MORE
Boozy Campfire Bites
Boozy Campfire Bites
These Bourbon Marshmallow S'mores Will Derail Your Will Power Everytime
Celebrated blogger Jessica (from the blog ‘How Sweet It Is’) kicked the bonfire classic up a notch with these Bourbon Marshmallow S’mores—oh, and she thoughtfully threw some... MORE
Spud Concealing Cakes
Spud Concealing Cakes
These Sweet Potato Chocolate Cupcakes are for Gardeners with a Sweet Tooth
These Sweet Potato Chocolate Cupcakes are a great way to get your favorite green-thumbed chocolate lover smiling. Baked by the blogger Nina from the German baking blog ‘Nina Kleiner Food-Blog,&#... MORE
Cat Nap Cocoons
Cat Nap Cocoons
The Etsy Store Vaivanat Crafts the Perfect Fuzzy Vessel for Drowsy Felines
Get your fine feline a cat bed he/she will actually use by picking up this clever and contemporary hand felted wool cocoon from the Etsy store Vaivanat. Cats are quick to take advantage of every... MORE
Cash Wrapped Smokes
Cash Wrapped Smokes
Prompt Design Creates Concept Cigarette Packaging That Makes You Want to Quit
The Thailand-based design firm Prompt Design created this clever concept in an effort to motivate smokers to butt out completely. Quitting smoking, like achieving that coveted six pack, is easier... MORE
Distressed Ticker Vino Branding
Distressed Ticker Vino Branding
The Black Heart Brewery Packaging is Rustically Romantic
Black Heart Brewery is a microbrewery based out of Melbourne, Australia. Founded by a restless heart surgeon, this pint-sized company has been turning out artisan quality beers ever since. Shortly... MORE
Aquatic Pin-Up Vino Branding
Aquatic Pin-Up Vino Branding
The Fishwives Club Wine Labels are Seductively Strange
If pin-up girls and a day of fishing floats your boat (no pun intended), these Fishwives Club wine labels will have you skipping. Created by the sister design duo Soil, these meticulously crafted... MORE
Hand-Stamped Popcorn Bags
Hand-Stamped Popcorn Bags
The Pipcorn Packaging is Inspired by Vintage 1850s Signage
The Scottish popcorn company Pipcorn is new to the already overpopulated snack scene. With steep competition awaiting the perky kettle corn company, the brand knew that some snappy packaging would... MORE
Dickensian Food Packaging
Dickensian Food Packaging
The Dirty Apron Delicatessen Branding Looks Fresh From the Victorian Era
The aptly titled artisan food company The Dirty Apron Delicatessen focuses on serving up comfort food in a big way. Offering everything from in-house hot lunches to jars of homemade pickled... MORE
Decadent Baseball-Themed Sweets
Decadent Baseball-Themed Sweets
These Ballpark Cupcakes Pay Homage to Classic Sporty Cuisine
Celebrate the return of the boys of summer with these dizzyingly decadent Ballpark Cupcakes. Found on the lifestyle website ‘Pizzazzerie,’ these over-the-top cakes pay homage to game day... MORE
Almond Milk Drink Chillers
Almond Milk Drink Chillers
Vanilla Ice Enhances Your Flavor as it Melts
Keep the heat at bay and your taste buds happy all summer long with a few cubes of Vanilla Ice. No this is not a cryptic reference to a certain early nineties rapper—this is a recipe. Perk up... MORE
Sweet Skillet Sandwiches
Sweet Skillet Sandwiches
The Pound Cake and Brie Grilled Cheese is a Sugary Take on the Classic
Enjoy the sweeter side of toasty sandwiches with this Pound Cake and Brie Grilled Cheese. Yes, that’s right! Now you can enjoy the appealing texture of a gooey, golden sandwich for dessert.... MORE
Faux Frozen Treats
Faux Frozen Treats
These Dripless Ice Cream Cone Macarons are a Playful Take on the French Dessert
Enjoy the sweet taste of France in a cute and kitschy format with these wildly adorable Ice Cream Cone Macarons. The classic refined sugary sandwich has been molded into one of the most beloved... MORE
Glorious Golden Hive Cakes
Glorious Golden Hive Cakes
These Chocolate Beehive Cupcakes are Creating a Buzz You Can't Refuse
Outfit your next party with a buzz-worthy dessert by whipping up these Chocolate Beehive Cupcakes. These bug-bearing treats were featured on the sugary blog ‘Sweetopia,’ but come from... MORE
Classic Dessert Combo Cakes
Classic Dessert Combo Cakes
These Milk and Cookie Cupcakes Sport Tiny Biscuits and Bottles
Celebrate one of the world’s most beloved culinary combos with these darling Milk and Cookie Cupcakes. Created by the prolific blogger Steph from the much beloved blog ‘Raspberri Cupcakes,... MORE
Stout-Spiked Snack Cakes
Stout-Spiked Snack Cakes
These Beer and Pretzel Cupcakes Will Capture any Brew-Lover's Heart
Baking blogger Naomi from the gorgeous blog ‘Bakers Royale’ created these decadent man-pleasing Beer and Pretzel Cupcakes to capture your booze-loving heart. Complete with a stunning... MORE
Canned Meat Cakes
Canned Meat Cakes
Get Adventurous and Indulge in these Eyebrow-Raising Spam Cupcakes
The adventurous blogger Stefani, from the off-the-wall blog ‘Cupcake Project,’ created these eyebrow-raising Spam Cupcakes. Yes, Spam! And yes, I am talking about the canned luncheon meat.... MORE
Super-Sized Phyllo Desserts
Super-Sized Phyllo Desserts
The Baklava Pistachio Cake is a Unique Way to Serve the Classic Sweet
Ken from the blog ‘The Hungry Rabbit’ put a creative and beautiful spin on a classic dessert with his Pistachio Baklava Cake. The popular sweet is prominent in Greek, Turkish and... MORE
Summer-Inspired Caffeinated Cakes
Summer-Inspired Caffeinated Cakes
These Iced Coffee Cupcakes Taste Like a Glass of Frosty Java
Nina, from the blog ‘Nina’s Kitchen,’ whipped up these clever Iced Coffee Cupcakes in honor of the balmy summer months. With temperatures on the rise, piping hot java simply won&#... MORE
Love Letter Chocolate Branding
Love Letter Chocolate Branding
The Alois Dallmayr Packaging is Sealed Like a Sweet Note
The age old chocolate company Alois Dallmayr wanted a fresh new look for the company without abandoning the rich history and tradition of its legendary brand. The company enlisted the creative... MORE
Superhero Pill Packaging
Superhero Pill Packaging
Paul Capili Designs Marvel-Inspired Sunscreen Branding for 'Super Skin'
Designer Paul Capili created this concept packaging design for the fictional sunscreen brand ‘Super Skin.’ The imagined company is affiliated with comic book heavyweight Marvel. The... MORE
Punchy Paint Packaging
Punchy Paint Packaging
The Waldo Trommler Paint Branding Employs Bold Typography and Colors
When the Finnish brand Waldo Trommler Paint decided to set its sights on the US market, the company knew it would have to stand out in order to survive. A fresh branding strategy and new eye-popping... MORE
Faux Flapjack Stacks
Faux Flapjack Stacks
The Pancake Cake is a Discrete Way to Enjoy Dessert for Breakfast
No one will be the wiser when you start your day off with this deceptive and delicious Pancake Cake. Expertly crafted by ‘Cake Central’ user EnglishCakeLady, this decadent chocolate cake... MORE
Faux Melon Marshmallow Sweets
Faux Melon Marshmallow Sweets
These Watermelon Krispie Treats Were Made for the Summer
If your tried and true marshmallow square recipe has got you yawning, why not liven things up with these fun and fabulous Watermelon Krispie Treats? Crafted by the baking blogger Glory from the... MORE
Star-Spangled Desserts
Star-Spangled Desserts
Indulge in these Patriotic Panna Cotta Shooters this Fourth of July
The fourth of July is just around the corner, so if you’re a proud American, why not show your pride with these cute and glitzy Patriotic Panna Cotta Shooters? Crafted by the artistic baking... MORE
Disguised Cereal Cakes
Disguised Cereal Cakes
These Rice Krispie Cupcake Pops are Cute, Crisp and Delicious
Get your next party off to a cute start with these kitschy Rice Krispie Cupcake Pops. Created by the baking blogger known only as the Sweet Chick from the gorgeous blog by the same name, these... MORE
Triple Threat Cakes
Triple Threat Cakes
These Cupcake Cupcakes are Topped and Stuffed with Delicious Doppelgangers
Surprise and delight your guests with these clever and cute Cupcake Cupcakes. Created by the baking blogger Nina from the aptly titled blog ‘Ninas Kleiner Food-Blog,’ these clever cakes... MORE
Clever Line Casting Cakes
Clever Line Casting Cakes
These Going Fishin' Cupcakes Will Have Your Favorite Fisherman Hooked
Make the fishing enthusiast in your life smile with these darling Going Fishin’ Cupcakes. Created by the baking blogger Jessica from the health-conscious blog ‘A Kitchen Addiction,’... MORE

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Fashionable Bite-Sized Busts
Fashionable Bite-Sized Busts
The Bakery Molly Bakes Cupcakes Whips Up Designer-Inspired Cake Pops
The UK bakery Molly Bakes Cupcakes crafted these personable cake pops for the recent British Fashion Council Christmas Party. The tasty skewered confections were made up to look like prominent designers.… MORE
Peep Show Lagoons
Peep Show Lagoons
The Transparent Swimming Pool is For Showing Off
While having any pool accessible in your own backyard is a luxury, this Transparent Swimming Pool from OOTB (Out of the Blue) kicks this refreshing indulgence up a notch. Created in collaboration with… MORE
Paper Craft Serenades
Paper Craft Serenades
The 'Let It Go' Music Video by Fossil Collective is a Stop-Motion Marvel
The indie band Fossil Collective recently released a brand new music video for the assemble’s lead track ‘Let It Go,’ which is off their upcoming EP of the same name. The video,... MORE
Adhesive Serving Vessels
Adhesive Serving Vessels
Dress Up Your Father's Day Dinner with these Duct Tape Treat Crowns
This Father’s Day break out a roll of fix-all duct tape and whip up these kitschy Duct Tape Treat Crowns. Blogger Carrie Sellman, from the blog ’ Half Baked,’ created these trashy... MORE
Unraveled Technicolor Tapestries
Unraveled Technicolor Tapestries
Adrian Esparza Weaves Brilliant Landscapes From a Serape
El Paso-based artist Adrian Esparza created a series of breathtaking pieces for the 12th annual Istanbul Art Biennale. Using a serape, Esparza choose a series of iconic landscapes to recreate using the… MORE
Hip Hand-Print Packaging
Hip Hand-Print Packaging
Mezcal Manonegra Creates an Intimate and Engaging Label
The company Mezcal Manonegra has made a name for itself selling an ancient distilled spirit indigenous to Mexico called Mezcal. Derived from agave, this drink enjoys continued popularity in many parts… MORE
Delectable Dried Fish Eggs
Delectable Dried Fish Eggs
Petrossian Caviar Powder Brings a Little Luxury to the Masses
Gourmet food company Petrossian has made the epitome of ostentatious eating mainstream with the company’s Caviar Powder. If silver spoons weren’t a part of your upbringing, I’m willing to... MORE
Charitable Contraceptive Packaging
Charitable Contraceptive Packaging
The L Condoms Boxes Highlights the Company's Fight Against AIDS
Toronto-based designer Joel Derksen worked with L Condoms to create a fresh new look for the brand. The charitable condom brand is widely regarded for its policy of donating one box of condoms for every… MORE
Sporty Super Bowl Cakes
Sporty Super Bowl Cakes
These Football Themed Cakes are the Perfect Game Day Snack
The blogger Mini Baker crafted these alluring Football Themed Cupcakes in anticipation of the Super Bowl. She got kick off ready with these gingerbread-topped chocolate cupcakes that are sure to make any… MORE
Sunny Vino Branding
Sunny Vino Branding
The Angioletta Will Have You Looking Forward to Laid-Back Summer Get Togethers
Wine manufacturer Angioletta teamed up with the design firm Kaleidoscope to create a fresh and fun persona for the brand's casual vino. The result is a vibrant bottle that exudes youthful exuberance and… MORE
Digital Career-Building Stats
Digital Career-Building Stats
Voltier Creative Demystifies the Professional Power of Social Media
This web-savvy infographic from the good people at Voltier Creative offers insight into the cryptic world of career building through social media. If you thought Twitter, Facebook, and Google + were just… MORE
Layered Pasta Cakes
Layered Pasta Cakes
These Lasagna Cupcakes Make Dinner Almost as Fun as Dessert
Stefani, from the adventurous blog ‘Cupcake Project,' is at it again with these eyebrow-raising Lasagna Cupcakes. No, these cupcakes are not remotely sweet, they are exactly as the name suggests: cupcakes… MORE
Sweet Scan-Able Cookies
Sweet Scan-Able Cookies
The RedPepper Oreo QR Code is Technology You Can Lick
Feast your eyes on the RedPepper Oreo QR code. The kooky creative minds inside the integrated ad agency have created an edible QR code using 441 original and golden Oreos. Yes, Oreos are no longer just… MORE
Wave-Weary Animations
Wave-Weary Animations
Kijek and Adamski Create the Bittersweet Video 'A Pirates Life' with Markers
This poignant piece of animation was created by Kijek and Adamski. The melancholy video of melodic motion was made using a series of marker drawings. Set to the sweetly cathartic song 'A Pirate's Life'… MORE