Alison Garwood Jones

Rise and shine

Originally published in July 2011 in AppliedArtsMag.com

Change for change’s sake is hard to resist, especially when mastering a split focus has become such a badge of honour in today’s digitally driven world. Still, some endeavours bear a sweeter tasting fruit with a long-term approach. Wine making is one. Branding is another, or so say the principals at Up Inc., an award-winning […]

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The woo girls

Originally published in July 2011 in Blog

A friend sent me a quote recently. “Beauty is not caused, it is.” Yeah, I purred, appreciating his appreciation for Emily Dickinson. The next day I found a copy of the Victoria’s Secret catalogue shoved in my mailbox. I didn’t ask for it. I used to order it, but that was back when women moved […]

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Hot off the press

Originally published in July 2011 in Blog

If there’s one thing that revs my engine, it’s talking to talented people. I’ve said it before, but I chose to become a journalist so I could engage with the best and brightest on a weekly basis. Talented people are what put the spring in my step and ignite my imagination until my own ideas […]

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Garden of delights

Originally published in July 2011 in Blog

Photo: Edward Pond We’re coming up to the tipping point in summer when the lushness of early and mid-July slowly starts to wane and the spareness of fall sets in. But while there’s still of riot of leaves and flowers, here’s a garden profile I wrote after a visit to the home of the art […]

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It ain’t gonna rain no more

Originally published in July 2011 in Blog

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