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Zina Aljaratli for [EDIT] magazine, Volume 16

March 29 2021

A Surreal Start-Up

by James Mullinger

How Zina Aljaratli found peace, a new home and business success in Moncton, New Brunswick

Zina Aljaratli, the founder of Surreal Design Studio, is a passionate graphic creator who loves to integrate the story behind the project she’s working on into the design she creates. She enjoys listening to and learning about people’s experiences and then incorporating this knowledge into a bespoke design that serves the vision of the client and improves their business.

This ambitious entrepreneur spent 12 years working between the Middle East, Asia, North Africa and Europe, acquiring unique interpersonal skills and a global understanding of different cultures and tastes.

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Sarah Conley for [EDIT] magazine, Volume 16

March 29 2021

The Fairytale of Ticklebelly Hill

by Morgan Leet

Atop a hill in southern New Brunswick sprawls scenic farmland. The red post-and-beam barn within the scene is 150 years old, still intact and true to its history but enhanced by modern touches.

It is surrounded by greenery and wildflowers — and salty air from the close-by ocean. Inside the barn the warm lighting, modern decor and statement chandelier all work to create a one-of-a-kind wedding venue, Ticklebelly Hill. Just a short drive away from the historic and popular tourist destination of Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, this magical venue is the brainchild of owner Sarah Conley.

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EPOCH Coffee for EDIT magazine, Volume 15

March 10 2021

Nitasha Goel for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 15

January 06 2021

The Cure

by Morgan Leet

How Toronto’s Nitasha Goel Relaunched Her Thriving Apothecary Business in Hubbards, Nova Scotia

Entrepreneur and apothecarist Nitasha Goel knew she needed a change.

She had a good life in Toronto, and her business was doing well, but in 2019 she left the big city behind to move to Hubbards, Nova Scotia. She now lives there happily (with her husband Steve and their beloved dog, Roti), continuing her career and building her business.

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Thomas Steinhart for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

September 10 2020

High Spirits

by Jennifer Wood

Set along the Atlantic shoreline and in the sleepy, albeit breathtaking community of Arisaig, Nova Scotia (a 25-minute drive from Antigonish) is the home of Steinhart Distillery, which among other award-winning spirits, distills a World’s Best Classic Gin. 

At the helm is the owner, Thomas Steinhart, who created his enterprise using distilling knowledge passed down through generations of his family in rural Germany.

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Ethan Hull for [EDIT] Magazine, Volume 14

September 10 2020

Reinventing Fashion On The East Coast

by Ethan Hull

Halifax, Nova Scotia–based 20-year old entrepreneur Ethan Hull appeared in the Spring 2018 issue of [EDIT] as a model. He has now branched out into fashion, with a label that is taking Atlantic Canada by storm for its serene duality of masculine and feminine. Here, exclusively for [EDIT], Hull shares the story of a remarkable transition

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I'm an Entrepreneur... for [EDIT] Magazine Volume 10

September 11 2019
I'm an Entrepreneur, Not a Small-Business Person By Judith Mackin

Our business, Tuck, a furniture and décor store, is located on historic Prince William Street in Saint John, New Brunswick. Several years ago, in the midst of the still relatively novel — but burgeoning — growth of online shopping, I opted to open something of a “legacy” business: a store located in a building built in 1878, one complete with, yes, an actual sales team. In this exclusive article for [EDIT] Mackin shares her unique commitment to citizenship, and her entrepreneurial wisdom which have enabled Tuck to thrive in this modern day, ever-changing business landscape.

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