Real Houses of… Atlantic Canada airs this Tuesday September 29th 2015 – Mark your calendars!

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We are excited to announce that our house here in Saint John is going to be featured, along with two other local homes (Chas & Jennifer Mackay and Derek and Terri Riedle) on the W NETWORK’S new TV Series “Real Houses of…

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Tune in on the W NETWORK on Tuesday, September 29th 2015 – 11PM & 11:30PM AST,

There are some special appearances by Macey, Scout  (can you spot them in the window?) and Roo, our 24 year-old-cat, who has passed since this show was filmed.

It’s fabulous to see our region featured in this international show and we thank Terri, Derek, Greg and the entire team for their hard work and efforts on such a  world-class production.   We are honored to be included.

In case you missed the back story here are the details:

For Immediate Release:

New TV Series Real Houses of… to Air Beginning Sept. 8, 2015 on W Network
Series Represents First Joint Venture Between Saint John-Based Co-Producers,
Talons of Venice and Hemmings House Pictures

Saint John, NB – On Tuesday, Sept. 8, a new lifestyle television series will air on the W Network,
Talons of Venice and Hemmings House announced today.

The series, Real Houses of…, represents the first joint venture between Hemmings House
Pictures Ltd. and Talons of Venice – the content creation arm of Saint John-based marketing
agency, Revolution Strategy.

“With the launch of this show, we’re showing broadcasters and networks around the world that
content producers on Canada’s east coast are producing premier programming,” said Greg
Hemmings, President and CEO of Hemmings House. “This has been a wonderful opportunity to
showcase the creative talent force we have here in Saint John.”

Derek Riedle, Executive Producer with Talons of Venice and founder of Revolution Strategy said,
“We are always looking for the next creative pursuit, and from concept to air date, we are
thrilled with how quickly this series came to life. This show is proof that we can execute on
smart ideas, and produce creative products for global markets from our home in Saint John.”

“This is world-class programming with creative excellence in research, production and postproduction,
thanks to our teams in Ontario and New Brunswick,” said Arnie Zipursky, Executive
Producer at CCI Entertainment. “We are proud to present the series with The Fremantle
Corporation to the global market at MIPCOM next month.”

Fifteen 30-minute episodes of Real Houses of… will air this fall, two episodes every Tuesday
night, beginning at 10 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET / PT, beginning Sept. 8 on the W Network. Episode
locations will span North America, focusing on five regions: Texas, New York, Los Angeles,
Western Canada and Atlantic Canada.

The production of Real Houses of… employed a crew of about 20 full-time employees – all based
in New Brunswick.

In February 2014, Talons of Venice and Hemmings House formed a partnership with CCI
Entertainment to produce and distribute content for television networks in Canada and around
the world. CCI Entertainment and its global sales agents also introduced the pilot at MIPCOM –
the four-day, international entertainment content conference – in Cannes, Oct. 13-16, 2014.
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“Why Oh! October?” you ask?

From 2002 to 2007, nursing my parents through their final years, I spent too many hours to count in various rooms, floors and wings at both the Saint John Regional and St. Joseph’s.  Before they passed, my mom and dad were fortunate to share a hospital room together for one full year, which became referred to by all as ‘Bert and Mary’s Place.’

Until you find yourself immersed in the health care system – literally subject to its tender mercies – you probably can’t appreciate how precious and valuable is the care that your loved ones receive.  I spent years watching hundreds of health-care workers – nurses, doctors, specialists – provide the highest standard of care to my parents.  The quality and scope of that care went well beyond any standard set out in a job description.

With that personal history in mind, when the question “What should we do for our three year anniversary?” came up at TUCK STUDIO, it was immediately obvious to me that I had an obligation to look beyond any opportunity to capitalize on another ‘sale’ opportunity, to turn outward towards those in need in our community.

And there is one thing we know about our interior design clients and supporters of Tuck Studio:  they are a generous and intensely community-minded lot.  Moreover, scores of our clients work in various capacities at our hospitals and healthcare facilities.  So we saw this campaign as a way to both say thank you to them and support our community.  Knowing that the funds raised this evening will fund equipment, mental health, research, education and patient comfort at the Saint John Regional Hospital is the best way to celebrate our anniversary.

We salute each and every one of the 17 artists who gave so selflessly of their time and creativity to create works of art for this fundraiser. To Michelle Hooton and to Chef Markien, heartfelt appreciation for the gift of your culinary magic in dinner auctions.  To Mary Ann and Jamie at Shadow Lawn, such gratitude for sharing their Inn, a venue near and dear to many of us.  And I want to thank my team (Joshua Hayes, Christiana Myers, and Robert Moore) who continue to work so hard to pull this complex enterprise together, and most especially the SJRHF staff who work tirelessly to see this happen with us.

But perhaps most importantly, I thank you, you who have purchased, or will soon purchase, a ticket to attend and participate in this event – the same ‘you’ who’ll raise their bidding cards high in support of the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation!  Thank you for sharing in our vision of OH! October! and for already making it such a success.

With less than 2 weeks from the event we are 75% full!  We ask you to take a moment this morning, check your calendar and if you aren’t booked on Friday, October 2nd, 2015, please click on the poster below or click here and it will take you directly to the on-line ticket purchasing section.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity – not only for a great time and an opportunity to purchase unique art, but for your own family.  You never know when you may need the services that the SJRHF provides!  Together, let’s make this a sold-out fundraiser!

Oh! October

It’s happening today! Join us from 11-5 for TUCK’S fall collection reveal – Autumn comes to Autumn St.!

After working six full days in the studio this past week we are excited (that’s an understatement!) to reveal our new fall collection! It’s not just about new furnishings and decor, but about incorporating our love for nature and art into the studio to fully embrace Autumn in all her glory!

Drop by today between 11-5, grab a cup of Red Rover Cider!  Everyone welcome.  Directions here.

FINAL invite for Autumn comes to Autumn Street


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