Lavender & Honey Shortbread Cookies

Of all of the content I've written on my blog, I have no doubt that "lavender" has been featured and tagged on here the most. I've talked about how good it smells, how lovely it looks and how it provides soothing wellness. Now I'm here to talk about how wonderful it tastes. Over the past years, … Continue reading Lavender & Honey Shortbread Cookies

Decadent Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

I have a “bad” habit of spotting adorable cupcake kits, swooning over the design and colours of the liners and toppers, and then impulsively buying them. I buy them thinking to myself "These would be so perfect for [insert event/Holiday]", even though I have nothing planned yet for said event/Holiday. I was lured in such a manner … Continue reading Decadent Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

Creating a Hot Chocolate Bar

Themed bars are my favourite corners to set up when hosting a party. Aside from the functional benefit of having a designated area for thirsty guests, it's such a fun decor addition to amp up our event. For previous parties, I've dressed up our kitchen bar in taco theme and mermaid theme, so when Christmas comes around, I … Continue reading Creating a Hot Chocolate Bar

4 Easy Holiday Hosting Ideas

People embrace winter in different ways.  Some people take it as the perfect time to travel to warmer climates, others welcome it to play or watch their favourite winter sports, and a select few choose to embrace this season by journeying off to snowy adventures. For my boyfriend and I, winter is a time to … Continue reading 4 Easy Holiday Hosting Ideas

Enchanting Unicorn Costume

I wish it was socially acceptable to dress up in a costume at any time. Like, if I woke up one morning and decided to wear fairy wings to work, I'd want that to be okay with HR. But until that happens, it seems us costume-and-makeup enthusiasts will have to embrace Halloween as the designated … Continue reading Enchanting Unicorn Costume

Camping Between Seasons

The cusp of Summer and Fall always feels bittersweet to me. It’s the turning point between my two favourite seasons, so I always feel a bit wistful when one has ended, yet excited for the other to follow. Freckled shoulders and tan lines showing signs of a summer well spent, start to fade just as … Continue reading Camping Between Seasons

Hosting an Afternoon Tea

My Instagram is no stranger to perfectly-placed flat lay shots of cozy Afternoon Tea spreads. If you know me, you know that I'm obsessed with tea, antiques and delicious treats, and going for Afternoon Tea checks off all those boxes.  My first experience with High Tea was when I planned my best friend's bridal shower, and I've been … Continue reading Hosting an Afternoon Tea

For the Love of Lavender

The term "Like Mother, like Daughter" couldn't be more true when it comes to my Mom and I sharing the love for simple pleasures in life. In fact, adopting the joie de vivre philosophy in my life was always been influenced by her - she's always taught me to be humble, present, appreciative and grateful.   Part of … Continue reading For the Love of Lavender

Mermaid Pool Party

The heatwaves this summer have been pretty intense. But if you look at your rosé glass half full, heatwaves are the perfect excuse to host/organize/attend a pool party. You know when it's so hot and humid that you tell yourself, "Man, I could just jump in a pool right now"? Well, I figured why not … Continue reading Mermaid Pool Party

Updated Curly Hair Routine

"Is your hair real?", the woman asked as she touched my curls in admiration. I did not know this woman. She was a complete stranger, yet there she was, touching my hair while I was volunteering for the Toronto International Film Festival. I wasn't sure if I should have been flattered that this woman deemed … Continue reading Updated Curly Hair Routine