Our Woodland Wedding Decor

Many of my long-time readers (and real-time friends and family) know that event styling and decor is a passionate hobby of mine. The days before COVID, I took pleasure in decorating friends' events, I was hired a handful of times to be a day-of wedding coordinator, and I hosted an array of themed parties at …

Our Wedding Invitations

Receiving a wedding invitation is like getting a first glance sneak peek of the wedding. Invitations set the tone and theme, often create the atmosphere the moment you hold it in your hands, or in our guests' case, open it on a screen. In the case of our backyard wedding, our atmosphere was intimate and …

Our Vow Books

Having to plan a simplified backyard wedding during a pandemic really brought forward the details that truly matter the most about getting married. Our vows to each other. We knew we wanted to write our own vows, but instead of reading them from a sheet of paper (or worse, a phone!) we wanted to have …

Introducing: The Wedding Series

August marks one year since we got married. How is that even possible? On one hand, I feel like our wedding just happened. I still remember sensory details of that day. I still see my husband chocking up in tears, and how much that touched my heart because that was the first time I saw …

Lebanese Garden

Early mornings at my parents' backyard always feel like an official new day. The day wakes up with you. The bees quietly collect their nectar, birdsong breaks the silence of the air, and droplets from last night's rain drip softly on the sleepy petals beneath. The morning dew enhance the fragrance of the fresh rosemary …

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

β€œWe 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 β€œOne 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 …