Recipe | Peppermint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream


And here I am, sick as a puppy, craving ice cream – as you do when you have a sore throat but have shouldn’t because of the lactose…. well I say, meh, if it’s the only thing I can eat then, so be it!

But what better than simple ice cream from the store, than simple ice cream from the store (that you made your own).

Note: I did not say “homemade ice cream” 😉 Continue reading

Friday | Faves


Welcome to the first Friday in December!

The countdown to the holidays is certainly on, and I cannot wait. Our weekend is PACKED.

My mother is in town, so we’re kicking off the weekend with a cocktail at Reflections at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia. It’s this beautiful rooftop bar that is apparently decorated in a cozy, warming, winter fashion. Then we are decorating our tree and getting our apartment all festive, hosting our families for a little dinner under the tree tomorrow, and then rounding off the weekend with a slightly romantic evening under the lights at Enchant Vancouver on Sunday. What are you up to? Anything festive? 🙂 Continue reading

Recipe | Caramelized Mushroom & Goat Cheese Pizza


Welcome to December!

What a better way to celebrate the start of this wonderful month than by listening to some winter/holiday music and making yourself, and your loved ones, a pizza! My sister and I spent last night decorating her beautiful apartment. She really knows how to embrace the holidays. Her tree is perfect, her ornaments heartfelt, and the warmth of her abode is simply the icing on the cake. I cannot wait to spend more of the holidays sitting in front of her new liquor cabinet. 🙂 Continue reading

Treasured | Tuesday


{ A HEAD-start on holiday parties @ Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar }

Ok, I’m more than ready for the holidays and a little break from work. Can you believe I forgot to do a Friday Faves last week?? I don’t think that’s happened in years. I truly didn’t even realize until MM reminded me of it on Sunday. I’m embarrassed. 🙂

Anywho, it was a wonderful weekend – got to catch up with some great friends, make a delicious lamb roast with super crunchy spuds, and took advantage of some discounts on Sunday to purchase a new couch and carpet for our place. I cannot wait to decorate the place for Christmas and host friends for a number of events this holiday season. Have a wonderful week! Continue reading

Holiday Gift Guide 2016 | For Him


Alright boys… it’s your turn.

Now, although I’m having a struggle shopping for my guy, correct me if I’m wrong, but I do believe these selections would make quite a few gents, happy campers. 🙂 Hopefully MM will take a gander at this post and I’ll get a text message today telling what he wants!

Happy Shopping! Continue reading