Inside My Closet – Winter 2017/18 Haul

I’m a cold weather person and always look forward to pulling out the boots and sweaters.  These are a few pieces I’ve added to my wardrobe this Winter season.  I’ve been wanting to share this entry for a while but with the Christmas season busy-ness, I just didn’t find the time to photograph it.  Today’s…

Saturday Morning Pancakes (from scratch)

Salem (our black cat) sits at the window. These rainy Winter days are his least favourite because we don’t let him outside. The courtyard and garden are his world where he spends sunny day’s lounging under the shade of the hydrangea bushes and pretending to hunt birds and squirrels up in the Pine, high and…

Best of Beauty 2017 – What I’ve been loving this year.

Hello everyone. I hope you’re all having an amazing Holiday Season.  I’ve been feeling very festive! I’ve been wanting to write this blog for a few days but all the shopping and planning and decorating and Christmas movie watching have prevented me from photographing all these lovely products I’m sharing with you here today.  I…

Family Wreath Making Workshop

December 2nd, a very grey and rainy morning.  I got up feeling extra festive knowing that in a couple of hours I’d be meeting my family for our 1st annual wreath making workshop.  I truly love all things Christmas. Every year we all meet for an afternoon of iceskating at Robson Square followed by hot…

Swedish Meatballs

The first real storm of Autumn hit our coast today with gusts of wind that finished off the leaves that were still clinging stubbornly to the trees.  I walked over a carpet of hundreds of them on my way to work, all yellow and soaked with the rain.  Aside from the wind, the city was…

Slow Cooker Irish Stew

I can hear the rain falling outside. The raindrops tap the dry leaves in the trees and on the ground making a crackling that sounds like a wood fire burning.  Salem and Merlin (our cats) have made themselves some cozy nests, sleeping on the thick feather duvet on the bed. I want to snuggle up…

Turkey, Leek and Mushroom Pie

I stepped out on this gorgeous sunny November day to pick up stocking stuffers. I like to start my Christmas shopping early so that by the time the shops get busy, I’m done and able to indulge in a cozy month long Christmas movie marathon.   It was so much colder yesterday but today it…

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 your 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….