LIFESTYLE | #TravelTuesday | Top 5 Things to Do in Nîmes, France

{ I may melt…. }

I actually couldn’t sleep last night, because I was thinking of all of the amazing things we’re going to experience on our impending vacation. We only have one more Monday to go before heading out, and I couldn’t be more excited. Recently I have noticed how smokin’ hot it is in Nîmes – and almost how nervous I am to be diving in to that. But then I remembered all of the places one can go to escape the heat, cool off, and relax…. none other than not is air conditioning. If you go to Nîmes, make sure you have A/C!!!

Here are my top 5 things to do in Nîmes, France. Our home away from home. 🙂 Continue reading

RECIPE | The Ultimate Linguine Vongole

After a wonderful day at Italian Days on Commercial Drive, here in Vancouver. Mark and I decided we hadn’t had enough pasta, nor Italian cuisine. We trotted over to our fish monger at the Daily Catch, and picked up a pound of clams. What came next was a treat in cooking. I made, quite possibly, my favourite thing I ever have. The ULTIMATE Linguine Vongole. And I think you should know what I did to achieve that. Continue reading

FRIDAY | FAVES

{ A lovely bunch o’ Peonies! }

This week has gone by so quickly, I feel as though I barely had time to breathe – let alone sleep… but I feel great today, so I must have done both! I had some awesome posts that went live this week, check them out here, and here, if you haven’t already done so. The sun is shining again, after some fun rain intermittently throughout the week – perfect timing, Mother Nature. And we have a fantastic weekend ahead of us. Some drinks with friends, Italian Days on the Drive, AND the new season of Orange is the New Black is out on Netflix. I honestly can’t think of anything better to look forward to. Oh, yes I can… two more weeks until my sayonara vacation post! Happy Friday!! Continue reading

LIFESTYLE | #TravelTuesday | Tips for Getting Some Shut-Eye on an Overnight Flight

Only two more Mondays until vacation. I’m almost getting emotional about it – only because I need a vacation SO badly. I simply cannot wait to hop in that taxi en route to the airport. It’s going to be the most pure feeling of joy…. ever. But, really another reason for the excitement of that day is because we’re taking our favourite flight to Europe. The KLM overnight from Vancouver to Amsterdam. It’s a cool 9 hours, departs in the early Vancouver evening , and arrives the next morning in Amsterdam. If I fly international, I try to fly overnight. There’s nothing better than waking up in a new city, and something even more better about not wasting a day of travel! Sleeping on a plane is always tricky, but I’ve got a few tips that I’ve learned over the years, and want to share them with you! Continue reading