"A homemakers perspective to food and entertaining with simple beautiful recipes, inspiring quotes and stories, beautiful food photography and design", is how founder, Mari Loewen describes the premium food magazine ANNA–named after her mom–she founded in her home kitchen in 2005. Through a unique Martha-Oprah concept, she quickly established a distinct point of view and close relationship to her readers.
Organically Mari's voice became the brand as she wrote from her heart about food and entertaining, heartbreak and happiness, challenges and following your dreams; always encouraging readers to Make Everyday Special.
In 2013, ANNA transitioned to a weekly newsletter called Monday Morning Inspiration and everything-anna.com.
In 2018, looking for a way to stand out in the noisy online world, Mari created a product called DINNERPLAN, a membership site that delivers a weekly dinner menu, shopping list and recipes right into members inboxes. Through this channel Mari's connection to her readers has became even closer and more intimate.
Mari has a likeable personality and has hosted many cooking demos and events to A-List guests showcasing her simple classic style and furthering her connection to her reader. Mari has written for national newspapers and has appeared on cooking shows and talk shows, including CBC, CTV, Global TV, Breakfast TV and many more.
Mari lives in Toronto, Canada with her daughter Isabella.
What we believe.
We believe an educated palate brings another dimension to one's life. We believe in buying the very best ingredients and making an effort to cook at home at least 4 or 5 times a week.
We also believe in being kind, inviting friends and family for dinner and lighting candles. Food creates traditions and memories that bind us as family, friends, and community.