Have Taste Buds Will Travel

One of my favourite things about travelling is food. I know I’m not alone in this specific type of wander-food-lust. I could easily spend hours of my life in foreign-to-me grocery stores (ask the poor, patient souls who have travelled with me). I once almost slept on the streets of Poland when my thrilling rampage…

November Nesting

When the chill starts to sink in, the land turns shades of brown and grey and the light fades early, what do you do to find comfort and create cozy? Here are some of my favourite November nesting moments: Knitting (while netflix and chilling) More knitting… a scarf with peach coloured angora yarn Sipping an…

Flowers in Winter

When days are dark and cold a few flowers go a long way in adding some bright. It doesn’t have to be fancy or expensive – a few simple stems or some locally grown Tulips (yes, tulips are here)! Amidst snow storms and sub-zero temperatures Vanco Farms’ Tulips have been growing  and now they’ve burst…

Holidays in the Home

My mother is a talented gardener and artist. She has an amazing eye for detail and composition. She magically walks through the house putting small, simple, beautiful things here and there. I’m still learning…and am not sure I’ve inherited that gene…

Wrap ‘n Roll

I love cranking the Elvis Christmas Album and wrapping presents! I’ve taken a new interest in finding unique (and eco-friendly) ways of doing so. I save and re-use paper, tags, ribbons, fabric, and interesting cases and boxes that make perfect vessels for holding gifts. This year I added more natural elements to a lot of…

An Island Christmas

Like the song, I do always dream of a white Christmas. Christmas  2013 on the Island was the snowiest in a long, long time. Last year there was just a sprinkling. This year over 60cm had fallen by Christmastime. Dreaming, was not necessary. Islanders were living the Christmas dream. If you can forget about the…