My Fave Room: Jackie Kai Ellis

When Jackie Kai Ellis closed her design firm to study pastry in Paris in 2011, it was a recipe for success and inspired the opening of Vancouver's revered Beaucoup Bakery & Café, media and tour company and a food memoir, The Measure of My Powers. The ultra-cool kitchen in this Kits condo is the perfect place to cook up new ideas. —As told to Bianca Solterbeck

Jackie Kai Ellis

The kitchen is where life happens! Growing up, I learned to cook by my grandmother's side as we prepared dinner for a family of ten. The kitchen is where we lived; bickering, laughing and debating passionately about the texture or temperature of a dish or about serious decisions that might change the course of our lives.

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I’ve had different styles of kitchens, from elegant to industrial. This one, in a modern loft space, has lots of concrete, floor-to-ceiling windows and a giant table for entertaining.

To this day, when I have friends and family over, the kitchen seems to hold the same kind of love it always has for me. With my busy work schedule and writing my book, I also use it as an office. I love it because I always work best at a kitchen table!

The Measure of My Powers is published by Penguin Random House Canada and hits bookshelves Spring 2018

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