Where does the name Port & Fin come from?
A set of magnetic poetry and a bottle of shiraz.
Kidding! We played around with a bunch. Something cute but not too cute. Foodie oriented, but nothing that tied us down with one particular genre. Ideally, something with an ampersand because we’re typography nerds like that. In the end we came up with a playful derivation of both of our names.
Chelsea– anglo saxon girl’s name meaning seaport or port. Aside from ports being the source for things like fish, imported spices and foods (hey! We didn’t even think of that connotation…), our minds went straight to port the fortified wine because… well, we can be lushes sometimes. Also, port is delicious.
Finn– short form of the Gaelic Findabhair (pronounced Fin-a-veer, don’t even get me started) meaning blonde, white, fair, or bright (heyo, she is at least two of those! Try and guess which.) Okay, well that wasn’t terribly helpful. But look at that, ya knock off an extra ‘N’ and we have fin, a part of a fish. And we love to eat fish. Ta daaaa!
Hey, we didn’t say it made a lot of sense. It’s very nautical and… we live… near the sea. Sooo… that’s something? After that bottle of shiraz (but NO magnetic poetry) it seemed like a solid choice.
And yes, in the end we didn’t end up using an ampersand in our name/logo. Talk about irony.
Who are you?
If you’re really interested you should probably be checking out our About Us page. Short version, we are two Vancouver-area gals who first met working as in-house graphic designers for a company that has nothing to do with food. We later bonded over our mutual love of food, drink and staying in more.
Why start a food blog?
Because constantly texting each other pictures of food we cooked was becoming laborious. Also, this one time we accidentally ‘all-staff’ emailed a recipe our co-worker asked us for. It wouldn’t have been so embarrassing if the subject line hadn’t read ‘this pasta will make you orgasm in your pants.’ It wasn’t great. (although I would recommend trying that pasta recipe)
Why does Chelsea have such nice tables and Finn only has that big stone one?
Because Finn currently blogs from Westeros, of Game of Thrones fame. That is her war room table.
Chelsea lives in an 35 room mansion previously owned by Gwyneth Paltrow.
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