Saturday Morning Pancakes (from scratch)

Salem (our black cat) sits at the window. These rainy Winter days are his least favourite because we don’t let him outside. The courtyard and garden are his world where he spends sunny day’s lounging under the shade of the hydrangea bushes and pretending to hunt birds and squirrels up in the Pine, high and…

What Is Hygge?.. And Why You Need It In Your Life Now

You know that feeling when the season changes and suddenly the days are shorter and nights are crisp?. You light the fireplace, make a comforting meal and life becomes more about home.  Or maybe on a balmy spring afternoon after a picnic in the park, the rain begins to fall and you find yourself sheltered…

Still Life – A walk in the forest

I woke around 9am, the room was chilly as I had turned the heat down the night before. Once under the feather duvet it isn’t really needed. A new morning in the temperate rainforest and it called me so I got dressed and headed out. The sunlight shone warmly in contrast to the cool wet air…

Jenn’s Chicken Pot Pie

It’s January.  The sidewalks are icy and we donned our warmest layers for a walk in the snow.  The city and water a backdrop as we walk under cold grey skies.  We look forward to the warmth back at home. Dinnertime approaches. I decide on a classic recipe to warm the soul for the snowfall expected later this…

Whistler, British Columbia – A Photo Essay

Every winter my boyfriend and I spend a few days in Whistler before Christmas.  It’s a time to unwind, enjoy  nice meals and wine and for Seth, to snowboard.  The way up was a sunny day, cold but clear skies.  We arrived at the Four Seasons just in time for the 4pm daily wine tasting…

In My Closet – Autumn Edition Tag

How do you organize your clothes?   I recently created a small shoe closet in my dressing room with a simple book shelf from Ikea.  I like to keep my hats and gloves in baskets.  Knits, cashmere, scarves and jeans are folded  and my Autumn/Winter clothes are pulled out of storage to replace the Spring/Summer closet. What is…

November Favourites

Last month I shared things I’ve been loving and using during the month of October.  It’s November 22nd, not quite the end of the month but here’s my list.. Asos.com  – This UK clothing site has amazing clothes all year round but I especially love to shop on this site when preparing for the Holiday’s;…