Decorating With Estate Sale And Marketplace Finds

I recently gave our living room a Hollywood Regency makeover using almost only estate sale and marketplace finds. It’s a thrifted, tufted, tasseled, fringed, velvety, chintzy, brassy and dramatic upgrade...on a budget. It's also a lot more my style than the very sparse and drab grey decor that we had before. The trick to decorating ...

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A Fall Table Setting With Items From Mezari Atelier

It's Thanksgiving weekend and I sit at my kitchen table writing this after devouring a piece of apple pie I made last night to take to my friend's home for our traditional "chosen family" Thanksgiving dinner. (Sorry friends, I couldn't resist!) Thanksgiving and fall florals are the inspiration for this layered table decor. The last table ...

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Martinique Gourmande 2021

The Martinique Gourmande meal made by the Renoir restaurant that was sent out to media for the launch of the festival. Martinique Gourmande is a culinary festival that aims to bring a taste of Martinique to Montrealers and Quebecers. If you haven’t yet had the chance to visit Martinique (I had the opportunity to go ...

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Passeport Xpérience is my kind of passport!

With so much noise lately about vaccine passports, let me introduce you to Passeport Xpérience, Quebec’s more exciting passport for fans of wine and spirits. It only costs $40 and grants you access to unique experiences and tastings at more than 30 wineries and distilleries in Quebec. I had the honour of trying it out ...

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How to bake Flapper Pie

Flapper Pie is an oft-forgotten Prairie classic. Whenever I go home to Saskatchewan to visit my family, I have to have a piece of this pie. A simple vanilla custard pie with a graham crust and meringue topping, Flapper Pie got its name from the flapper ladies of the era when it was most popular; ...

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Five UK brands to gift the guys in your life

Treat your significant other, your father, brother, or lover 😏 to a Father’s Day gift that’s fit for a British dandy. Below are five classy brands from the UK that would make his day. Bulldog Skincare “Man’s best friend,” this skincare line has something for every type of skin. Started in the UK in 2005 and available ...

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Victoria Sponge Cake

Let’s bake a royal cake! Named after Queen Victoria, who apparently invented the art of taking afternoon tea (in her boudoir) and who loved her sweets, this cake is fairly easy to pull off. I read somewhere that the British royal staff made her this cake while she was grieving the loss of her husband ...

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Classic British Country Style in the City

A barn coat is a classic countryside staple, but wear it in the city and you have instant British street style. I’d been longing for a good waxed barn coat since I watched season four of The Crown. You may recall the episode where Diana shows everyone what a great catch she is by helping ...

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A colourful spring table for Easter

In my last post, I shared how to decorate an elegant Easter table, but today, I want to share our Easter brunch setting from last year. Since it was only my guy and I celebrating, I decided to see if I could get a number of tulips to split up into smaller bouquets to deliver ...

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How To Elegantly Decorate Your Table For Easter

It’s almost hard to believe that we will be celebrating yet another Easter without friends and family. A year ago, we were in the early part of our city’s pandemic lockdown and to cheer myself and my Instagram followers up, I ordered a ton of flowers from Fauchois Fleurs and set an elaborately decorated Easter ...

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