Summer Picnics

As the world starts opening up again and we slowly integrate into a new post-pandemic lifestyle (which is yet to really be seen), there is one thing that I truly enjoyed during the spring and summer edition of quarantine life. Picnics. Even before we were all forced indoors, picnics are stamped as some of my …

Flower Child

“We could never have loved the earth so well if we had had no childhood in it. If it were not the earth where the same flowers come up again every spring that we used to gather with our tiny fingers. What novelty is worth that sweet monotony where everything is known and loved because …

Farewell to Winter Sunsets

I am a lover of all seasons. But I tend to have a love-hate relationship with Winter. Aesthetically, I think Winter is absolutely breathtaking. There is nothing more serene than a quiet snowfall, or the way sunlight sparkles over fresh, untouched snow. There's nothing more comforting than cozying up to a knitted blanket and a …

One Year Ago Today

Pictures that show up in our “One Year Ago” reminders this week are gonna hit differently. This picture was taken a year ago today. Saturday, March 7, 2020. My Mom and I had just come back from a coffee shop where we discussed bridal shower ideas, wedding decor and guest lists over lattes and tarts. …

You Are Exactly Where You Need To Be

Sometimes, a random advertisement on a bus shelter can put your mind at ease. As we approach the one year mark of quarantine life, I’ve often pondered: should we be planning the next stage of our lives? If yes, what is that stage? With WFH life, is it still worth living in a downtown condo? …

“Quarantine Passport” Birthday Idea

It seems that everyone will get their turn at a quarantine birthday. Some may even get two as we approach the anniversary of COVID. Last February, my husband and I sat at one of his favourite restaurants to celebrate his birthday, unbeknownst to us that a looming pandemic would lock down the world a month …

Seven Big Lessons I Learned in 2020

Well, here we are. My last blog post of this wild, horrible, beautiful year. Like many of us in 2020, I spent a lot of time reflecting, learning and observing, which has often lead me here; documenting it all in some shape or form on the blog. In a way, my blog posts of 2020 …

Cranberry Orange Loaf

What better way to wrap up 2020 than with a loaf recipe. Loaves of all kinds (special shoutout to banana) have been the people's choice of homemade baked goods of 2020. In fact, statistically speaking, my Earl Grey Yogurt Cake recipe was a huge hit when I published it in March 2020. As we enter …

On The Last Month of 2020

This morning, I flipped the last page of my 2020 calendar. I vividly remember buying this desk calendar last December. It was a little errand I managed to squeeze in between the Holiday shopping, the planning and the socializing ahead. I couldn’t wait to use this 2020 calendar - to flip over each month, revealing …

The Healing Touch of Sky and Water

It’s funny how things turn out sometimes. I was just telling my friend the other day that this week has felt so dreary. So unmotivating. So...depressing. Surely, this doesn't sound like anything new for all of us living (read: surviving) in 2020. But for those of us residing in the Northern Hemisphere, prone to the …

October Snapshots

October 2020. A bittersweet month. A milestone month. An unexpected month. A month when, a year ago, my best friend asked me to marry him. The month we were supposed to have our Fall wedding at a rustic restaurant physically surrounded by our close family and friends. Instead, it has become a month nearing the …

Mystical Unicorn Makeup and Costume

This Halloween was definitely a different one, but I personally think that was more of a reason to dress up and have fun, even if it's just for a virtual Halloween party. This year, I dressed up as a unicorn. It was a fun, magical and easy to put together. There are many crafty ways …