Looking back on 2016, but always moving forward.

I woke up this morning to my phone buzzing. Emails arrived like clockwork, and before I could even gather my thoughts after landing back in Toronto late last night, Monday was screaming for my attention. I sit here and stare at my computer screen with a sense of urgency, beating back the stress of too much work and not enough time. Where do I even start on this never ending to-do list? Brands that want to collaborate are calling. Contracts are signed and now I need to deliver. New business partnerships are coming from around the world… and I know that this year has helped to propel me to a whole new level when it comes to running this business that was once just a dream. I’m thinking I might even need some form of outsourced bookkeeping services in the future if things get even bigger.

I don’t think there is anything wrong in admitting that I am proud of what 2016 has become for me professionally. Looking back, I need to thank the year for teaching me more in eight months than I have learnt in 32 years of life. There were very dark moments. But there were so many more moments of light, love, and magic. Today I wanted to take a minute to thank a few people in my life who have helped to show me what it means to be human, whether they know it or not. Perspective is a funny thing, and I am looking at what it means to be humbled by love and life. Continue reading “Looking back on 2016, but always moving forward.”

Food & Wine | Coco & Cowe are taking the world by storm with new expansions

I am a firm believer in supporting my colleagues in the industry who hustle and work to build their brand authentically. One of these brands that we love at DoTheDaniel.com is Coco & Cowe, as you would have recently seen on the site. This team of hard working individuals lead by our dear friend Catriona Smart is quickly showing the world that nothing is impossible when you set your mind to it! Continue reading “Food & Wine | Coco & Cowe are taking the world by storm with new expansions”