My name is Tracey MacKenzie and this is the space where I share the products I make (Ave38designs) and the articles I write, as well as content that I create on Beauty, Food, Lifestyle and Wellness. I hope that you will enjoy your time here.
I have somehow been intertwined in the world of art and design since my first trip to Hawaii when I was nine. It was love at first sight and I have never forgotten the raw beauty of the landscape and the people I met there. They were wild like the ocean, poetic and kind. This natural kind of flow and respect for nature has affected my life and my interior designs for as long as I can remember. So much so that I am now in the process of getting ready to launch my own line of handmade products inspired by nature. And I look forward to sharing them with you.
I am an interior designer, artist, writer and more recently ceramist, whose work has been shown regularly on TV and in magazines. I have also worked on and off as the Editorial manager and regular contributor to the magazine conglomerate called Movato Home (now called Home in Canada), which comprised the magazines Montreal Home, Maison Montreal, Toronto Home and Vancouver Home, for the last 10 years. See my most recent blog posts and articles here.
I have also been a Feng Shui practitioner and designer for 20 years and have regularly given lectures on how to make your home your sanctuary in Canada and in Bermuda. I have also studied the work of John Zeisel concerning the effects of Neuroscience & design on Alzheimers and Dementia and have helped advise various care-giving organisations in Montreal. I also became the first interior designer in Canada to apply many of the principles to my regular design projects as of 2010.
My Feng Shui and interior design work has been portrayed in the following publications: The Montreal Gazette, The National Post, The Suburban, Wall to Wall Magazine, Montreal Home Magazine, Le Soleil, The Globe and Mail and the “Royal Gazette” in Bermuda. I also write a Feng Shui Column for At Home in Canada Magazine. See my recent article on Feng Shui here.
I have appeared on the television shows; Citymag, Take One, Salut Beauté, C’est simple comme bonjour and the HGTV show called Buy Me.
I was also a regular contributor to the TV show called Feng Shui Life and shot an episode in Bermuda at the Fairmont Southampton Resort as well as at the Chateau Mont-Sainte-Anne in Quebec.
From 2016 – 2018 I created a magazine for the breast cancer charity called Pink in the city which was distributed at their annual ball . Pink in the City raised over $300,000 for the breast cancer center at the MUHC during those three years. You may view the magazines here.
In 2020 – After studying woodworking, felting, textiles and now ceramics, I feel ready to lauch a line of handmade, eco-conscious products for the home called Avenue 38 Designs. This line will be launched in the fall along with my own Neuro Design magazine, which will feature my products as well as the designs and things I love. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
“I believe in surrounding yourself with the things you love. That way no matter where you are in your home you will find happiness.”