Well, my friends, "The Lockdown" is officially here, though most of us went into hibernation quite some time ago. It's time to stay indoors with family while trying to keep some semblance of sanity now that parents are working from home, university kids are back in the house six weeks early (some have gone back to study and isolate at school), and the rest of the kids are out of school until...only time will tell!

This all seemed to happen in the blink of an eye. It's hard to grasp the who-what-where-when-why of it all, but this new reality is upon us; hopefully it won't last too long. In the meantime, it's time to connect and get through this period together, as a community.

Feeling isolated and off-schedule is not on our agenda, so we at MB Designs Inc. & Black Label Rentals have curated for you the GURUCOLLAB—an amazing offering of online workshops for everyone in the family.

Many of my super talented clients, along with some of Toronto's top event planners, have jumped in to help pull this together in a very short time. Not only are they offering up their skills and time for free, they are also helping to support local businesses along the way. What an amazing group of people! I am humbled to know each and every one of them.

All GURUCOLLAB workshops are free, except where product needs to be dropped off or shipped to your door (no contact delivery). There is literally thousands of dollars' worth of free stuff you can register for and enjoy on this site made just for you: our friends, clients and event-industry peeps, all of whom could use a little boost.

Our dream is that GURUCOLLAB will help keep everyone feeling connected and productive while infusing some fun back into your life. We think of it as a little ray of sunshine for each day. 

Right now, it feels like time is frozen. And for the first time in a very long time, you can slow down, breathe and ask yourself, What do I feel like doing today? It is our hope that through our workshops, you'll gain some new skills, have a giggle, cook something fabulous, create something beautiful, taste yummy wines and meet up with friends both old and new.

We wish everyone great health and safety and cannot wait to see you all on the other side of this brief moment in time, one that we will remember always.

Stay safe and stay healthy,

Marla xo

MB Designs Inc. | Black Label Rentals