Archive for September, 2010

Week of Happiness

September 30, 2010

Every week I want to share the big or little details that brought me happiness:


Cul-de-sac Crew Season 2


My new Hunters saved me after a confiscated umbrella


Autographed David Usher acoustic cd


Being featured on!

What made you happy this week?

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Pizza Night

September 23, 2010

Pizza night!

When I was younger pizza night was always friday night for my family. Mom would take our orders and make us each a custom pizza with our fav ingredients. It was an end of the week treat and the perfect start to a weekend ahead. I took that theory and switched it up this week… I chose to make pizza on Monday night hoping that it would be the kickoff to a great week. Paired with all the season premieres of my shows I would say it’s been a great week so far! 90210, Gossip Girl, Cougar Town, and Dexter. Next pizza night I’m definitely making these.

Quick sautee of onions and peppers

Assembly almost complete

It's going to be a great week!

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Apple Galette

September 21, 2010

Apple Galette

Feels like Fall in the apartment with the sweet smell of apples and cinnamon. Since apples are in season I took the opportunity to bake an Apple Galette. You can make it look rustic by tossing the apples on or you can meticulously place the apples so it looks like a picture out of a cookbook. I like to think that mine is somewhere inbetween. I made this Apple Galette as practice before venturing into baking a Tarte Tatin…stay tuned!

In season Granny Smiths

The aroma of applesauce simmering with cinnamon

Ready for the oven

Fresh from the oven

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Bowen Island Belle

September 17, 2010

Great view after a hard hike

Sometimes you want to get away from the city but if you only have one day off it makes it a little difficult. When we found out we could take a water taxi right from Granville Island and be away from the city in less than 30 minutes we were in. You definitely feel like you’ve travelled further, which makes it easier to pretend you’re on vacy, but you’re just outside the city. We started with a great breakfast at the cafe, a hike to Killarney Lake, a nap in the open meadow, then some ice-cream before we headed back to downtown Vancouver. Overall a great place to escape…I’ll be back Bowen Island!

Good bye Vancouver

Can't go wrong with Egg's Benny at the Snug cafe. The waiter even took our picture!

Chess board at Snug Cafe

We've reached Killarney Lake

Some friends we made in the meadow

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Roasted Shrimp with Orzo

September 16, 2010

Sometimes the best recipe is the simplest recipe. Not too many ingredients and lots of room for your own interpretations. This Roasted Shrimp with Orzo (found here) is perfect if your just cooking for yourself (lots of leftovers!) yet pretty enough to serve at a dinner party. This dish is so fresh, light, and clean…simply delicious and absolutely perfect.

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Rain or Shine

September 14, 2010



black snakeskin

Well the time has come that Vancouver has changed from Summer to Fall. Now the only way to truly enjoy fall in the city is to be prepared for it. I guess I missed the memo the other day that Fall was coming for a visit. Saturday I wore flip-flops to work and left the umbrella at home which made for a miserable walk back to the apartment.
We all want to look cute while the weather is not and I am surprised that it took me so long to jump on the Hunter bandwagon. They come in non-traditional colors which I love…just need help deciding which color?

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The Art of Fashion

September 2, 2010

Digital Orca

If you want to view a wonder of the eye head down to the Vancouver Convention Centre. The first time I saw it I thought my eye’s were playing a trick on me. For all I knew it could have been a hologram. The sculpture is by a fellow Vancouverite, novelist, and artist, Douglas Coupland.

When I walked by Roots on Robson one day and the items in the window were graphic, bright and funky. I immediately stopped and stared. It was the collaboration between them and Douglas Coupland. Hoodies and dresses in test patterns, leggings and scarves that mimic a motherboard and Douglas Coupland signature tanks which almost resembles one wrapped in an extension cord. So when I realized that there was a fashion equivalent to the Digital Orca I went in to scope it all out. Now it may not be my usual girlie style but I fell in love with this scarf (surprise, surprise right?)…

Roots X Douglas Coupland

Roots X Douglas Coupland

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