Saturday, May 17, 2014

Crave: Pineapple

What's not to love about a pineapple!? I've always loved the fruit, so naturally I'm loving that it's a trend in home decor, fashion, and beyond.  That wallpaper is just the bees knees, isn't it? Hygge & West has a collab with Rifle Paper Co. that's releasing May 19th.  That salad is on my "to try" list of recipes for this summer, it looks so tasty. I also love grilling pineapple, and could easily say it's my favourite burger topping!  I wore through my glitter Toms this spring, so these pineapple print ones will make the perfect replacement! I may just add the pineapple Pandora charm to my bracelet as a little nod to our Hawaiian honeymoon in 2006 (we had fresh pineapple when we were in Kona, and it was a highlight of our trip!), and I don't think it needs to be Easter to decorate with those cute pineapple eggs. Would be a fun summer craft project to do with the kids. 

Pina coladas anyone?

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day Tea

I hosted a tea party for Mother's Day, and invited some special women from my family. It was a lovely time, and a good distraction from the cold, wet, windy weather.  My Grandma's china made another appearance, and Ryan's Mom's setting had a special cup & saucer that belonged to her Mom.  I was gifted it last week, so it was perfect timing. I'm loving the idea of having a collection of teacups & saucers.  It was Delilah's first "real" tea party, and I could tell she enjoyed it. She had her own tea, and listened quietly to all the conversation.  To me, it was the perfect way to spend a Mother's Day afternoon.

The menu included various teas (Pink Passionfruit from DavidsTea, and Earl Grey Provence from Mariage Freres were the favourites this time), scones with clotted cream & raspberry curd, lemon dilly cucumber sandwiches, lemon & raspberry macarons, and an adapted version of the Courtesan au Chocolat that I made for my Spring Tea (the dark chocolate filling is really good!).

I love any excuse to make sweets and set the table for a tea party! Mother's Day is certainly no exception. I wouldn't mind at all if this became a tradition.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

The Spring Pop-Up Shop // Jenna Rae Cakes

Winnipeg has a sweet new cake shop, Jenna Rae Cakes, and they hosted a pop-up shop this weekend. With Delilah's birthday right around the corner, I thought it would be the perfect excuse to head into the city for some mother/daughter time. The pop-up was put together by several creative ladies from the area, and there was no shortage of loveliness! 

Floral arrangements by Fache Floral Designs were flaunting roses, ranunculus and peonies... oh my! I've such a soft spot for blooms lately. Bracelets by Sugar Blossom Design made for the perfect early birthday gift for my girl (she picked one out for us both). There was also the works of Julie Doan (calligrapher), One Plus One design, and Simply Rosie Photography. Let's just say there was enough eye candy to go around. Oh! Can't forget about the treats, either! Jenna is one talented bakerella, and she's got a good thing going with her new bakery open at 580 Academy Road. 

I vote for more mother-daughter dates!