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Month: February, 2014

White-Out: Winter Wonderland in Vancouver

ImageImageImageImageImageHere in Vancouver, snow is a rare sight, especially towards the end of February. It was very unexpected given the amount of continuous snowfall we received over a three day span; it felt surreal. Needless to say, whether you loved it or hated it, it was still a very beautiful sight to see!

I took these pictures from work because I absolutely could not resist.  I hope you enjoy them!

Thanks for reading xoxo

High-Tea Shenanigans on Valentine’s Day


What better way is there to kick start your Valentine’s Day other than High-Tea? And, how adorable is Adorabelle? They got all of the little details down to a ‘T’.

I enjoyed my experience here, especially considering it was my first time doing this sort of thing. It was certainly tons of fun celebrating the over-commercialized “holiday” with my friend Tiffany over a cup of fine hand-picked tea and delicious sugary nibbles. I was afraid that the small bite sizes would never leave me full satiated; however, I was very surprised when I left with a little pink “to-go” box!

I would have to say, my absolute favourites were the scones (which were served with preserve, lemon custurd, and sweetened cream), as well as the chicken sandwich, the asiago cheese cracker, and the bacon and chives cupcake. Yes, bacon and chives! It was too bad it was so tiny, I could have eaten so much more of that.

The rest of my day was spent wandering around and poking our noses into every nook and cranny of the historical town of Steveston, shopping for flowers, and rushing home to deliver said flowers to my mum before heading over to Perry’s for a fantastic home-cooked dinner. All in all, I tremendously enjoyed my Valentine’s Day this year!

What did you do for Valentine’s Day?

As always, thanks for reading! xoxo

P.S. If you are interested in finding out more information about Adorabelle, you can visit their website at http://www.adorabelletearoom.com

Twisted Fork: Dine Out


It was that time of year again– Dine Out! My inner foodie was craving so desperately for a tasty treat, and I found myself scrolling through the impressive list of restaurants to see what they had to offer for the annual food festival. Most of all menus were great, but for some reason, the menu that Twisted Fork had to offer had me intrigued.

I had never been there before, and I was looking for something new to try out, so I dragged Perry along with me. We chose a Thursday night to drop by, which was a great decision because Dine Out can get pretty crazy (I know, because I work for a restaurant, haha). I thoroughly enjoyed the setting. It was cozy and romantic, which is always lovely when you want to spend some time with someone special.

As always, deciding what to eat was a challenge. I believe I am one of those annoying, indecisive people that everyone loves to hate. However, I finally settled for the Gruyere and Caramelized Onion Tart as my starter, the Herb and Brie Stuffed Chicken Breast as my entree, and finally (the most difficult decision, I would say) the Caramel Mousse as my dessert.

Needless to say, I enjoyed my meal overall! The Onion Tart was something very different, and VERY delicious (I’m starting to crave some right now…). I have to say, I was slightly disappointed with the chicken. While it was cooked superbly, the stuffing was barely noticeable, and to be honest, I forgot that it was supposed to be stuffed chicken altogether. However, it was still rather delicious, so they get points for that. Lastly, the Caramel Mousse was pretty damn good. They served it with maple ice-cream, and fresh raspberries, which I really enjoyed because of the tart and sweet combo.

The Verdict?

Overall, I enjoyed my experience at Twisted Fork, and I certainly would like to try it out once more!

Thanks for reading everyone xoxo