As we launch our new site, we've been calling in favours all over the place. Reaching out to our friends for contributions from different fields and perspectives on everything from food and fashion, to design, travel and relationships. It really does take a village.
And we want you, our beloved TV friends, to be part of our village. As you cruise through the new site, please tell us what you think. And let us know what you see in your travels that we need to know about. Because you can never have too many friends.
It’s hard to pinpoint exactly when a friendship is born, but it sure isn’t the result of a click on a Facebook page. In our case, it was 1995 and we were sitting in the newsroom where we worked. It was something of a shark tank in there and hard to know who you could trust (no one). We were rookies, and in competition for the same assignments. Amazingly that didn’t stop us from becoming fast friends. Besties from the get go. We were both in exactly the same place in life and found an instant common ground. “You too? Oh I thought I was the only one!”
Many friendships come and go of course. It’s not necessarily a bad thing; most friends come together out of similar circumstances, like we did. Then people move, get married, get divorced, have kids or decide not to. Circumstances change and a lot of friendships fade into the sunset. As life gets busier and more complicated it feels impossible to keep up with more than a few people at a time and relationships slip away. That’s life.
But here’s one truth we hold dear: This life ain’t worth living without at least one friend you can laugh your head off with, hear the truth from, call in the middle of the night and sit in silence with. We, each of us as individuals, would not be where we are or even who we are without the other’s friendship. When we went into business together people told us again and again that it would likely end in disaster. Never Go Into Business With A Friend the naysayers proclaimed! Well, 17 years later, it’s safe to say we have proven them wrong. Our entire business is based on our friendship and any success we find stems from absolute trust and loyalty (and learning to check the ego at the door).
In this space we want to share our friendship with you, by dishing out our favourite stuff, places, recipes and ideas. And we want to hear yours. After all, that’s what friends do for each other isn’t it? Here’s to BFFs everywhere.