Weekend Getaway – The Four Seasons Whistler

We just spent a lovely few days in the mountain village of Whistler meeting with venues for our Winter Wedding next year.  The rain fell hard while our car wound along the Sea to Sky Highway, the rivers and water falls along the way, heavy and fast moving.  We arrived at the Four Seasons which…

Autumn on the Pacific Northwest Coast

I’m sitting next to the fireplace at home. It’s a grey Saturday afternoon and the light drizzle outside is the kind that mists your face and leaves tiny droplets on our hair .  It’s October and there’s no hiding the fact it’s getting colder with each day that passes.  I wore a jacket and a…

Welcome To My Closet – Summer Haul (with Tag)

I did a closet haul last Summer and another for Autumn/Winter and so many of you enjoyed and commented on them that I thought I’d do a new one with pieces I’ve added for this season. I’ll also be answering a fun Summer Tag from a fashion blog I follow. Welcome to my closet. 1….

A Ramble and Fall Candle Preview

As August enters it’s 3rd week and  the weather is still hot and the sun is bright, I can’t help but feel a twinge of excitement at the coming of Autumn. Summer’s been so busy and I quite look forward to the slowing down that occurs with longer nights.  June began with the rush of…

Creamy Fettuccine with Smoked Salmon and Spinach

It’s high Summer on the Pacific Northwest Coast. It hasn’t rained in weeks.  The sun is hot and we spent the day hiking at Belcarra Regional Park about 1 hour outside of Vancouver.  Shielded from the muggy, hazy air, the cooler temperature under the forest canopy was a welcome reward.   Ignoring the cougar and…

Summer Orzo Salad with Spinach, Feta and Cranberries

British Columbia is on fire!. Literally.  There are currently close to 800 fires burning throughout the interior and Cariboo region of BC. The winds must have changed because this morning we woke to hazy skies and a crimson sun.  It’s August 1st, Lammas or the first harvest that we as pagans celebrate.  Wheat, corn, squash,…

What I Got For My Birthday

I had such a great birthday this week.  Family and Friends joined me for dinner at Hapa Izakaya and spoiled me with flowers and cards and gifts.  I thought I’d share what I got as these are some of my personal favourite blogs to read myself; what’s in my closet or my bag or shower….

Chopped Salad a la Jenn

It’s July and the hot spell we’ve had in the city has kept us outdoors.  Enjoying afternoons floating on the lake or laying on a blanket at the beach with music and books,  it’s hard to come inside especially when our summers last less than 3 months. The impending shorter days and rainy season in…

Kissed By A Rose II

“I am a garden of a single rose blossoming in infinite ways.” -Sonia Azalia Last year I blogged about some of my favourite rose scented products ( I will link it below if you’d like to read it).  It seems that the warm sun of Summer finds me drawn to the scent and looking at…

Summer Salads in Minutes

These are two salads we like to make at home during the Summer months.  When it’s warm out, we don’t want to spend hours in the kitchen when we can be enjoying the sun or a drink on the patio.  These salads are also great fresh sides for any BBQ; fish, steak, chicken, even burgers….