FOOD + BEVERAGE

#12DaysofHygge Day 9 – My Favourite Craft Beer Tasting Rooms in Metro Vancouver December 9, 2017 - Vancouver is a hub for many industries, including tech, film, and mining. But a more relatable ‘industry’ is the craft beer scene – no, craft beer isn’t just a ‘hipster’ thing. (Are hipsters even a thing anymore? I’m not a ‘hipster’, and Brit most certainly isn’t one.) In a city and province where ‘big beer’ …
#12DaysofHygge – Day 8: Candles & Cocktails + City Girl Connects with French Seventy Six December 8, 2017 - Candles are… Practical. Sensory. Fanciful. Romantic. Celebratory. Cozy. The perfect lighting for a photograph. A major player in making a space feel hygge. As Buddha once said: “Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the single candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Cocktails …
#12DaysofHygge – Day 6: Stove Top Almond Milk Hot Chocolate + My Favourite Vancouver Hot Chocolate Spots! December 6, 2017 - Hot chocolate or hot cocoa. However you call it, it’s the perfect winter treat when you’re out and about, or when you’re having an evening in. It is a very hygge beverage in my humble opinion. I used to be indifferent to this marvelous hot beverage. Likely because I’d only ever had it as the …
#12DaysofHygge – Day 5: Tuesday Night Supper + Recipe for White Bean & Kale Soup with Sausage December 5, 2017 - One of things that makes me feel most hygge is a small dinner party, eating family style with favourite people. I have been eating at Karen Dar Woon’s 1920’s oak table since I was 16 or 17 years old. She was one of my dance moms (referred to as Ballet Mom in this post) and …
#12DaysofHygge – Day 4: Roasted Fennel & Butternut Squash Soup December 4, 2017 - There’s a frosty bite in the air, which means it’s officially hearty soup and stew season. With that, the next few #12DaysofHygge posts will be all about hearty food and beverage! We had a roasted fennel and butternut squash for dinner last night. Much needed after a day of being out and about in the …
#12DaysofHygge Day 2: The perfect cup of tea in Edinburgh + Tea-to-Go in Vancouver + Joy Tea Giveaway! December 2, 2017 - The British are famous for their stereotypical love of a ‘cuppa’. Naturally, my Brit doesn’t like tea. Ha. Anyway, I’m obviously not British, but like Oprah LOVES bread, I REALLY love tea. I have at least one cup, every morning. It’s comforting, it’s warm, and tea always smells lovely. So for Day 2 of the …
Girls’ Night Out in London November 22, 2017 - Having travelled solo a fair amount, I am comfortable being in my own company; but there are many times when I’ve been away and wanted to share a moment, or just have someone (that I know) to talk to. Be that partner or friend. That’s why I loved being on the recent trip with my …
City Girl Whisky Diary: Vancouver Ardbeg Long Table Dinner and The Ardbeg Old Fashioned November 17, 2017 - Ardbeg Long Table Dinner at Shebeen Whisk(e)y House I love a dinner party. But the ones I’ve hosted or attended have been maybe eight people, maximum. So I was intrigued when I attended The Irish Heather and Shebeen Whisk(e)y House‘s ‘long table dinner’ for Ardbeg Distillery a couple weeks ago. It was me, the Brit, …
Tuesday Night Out with My Mum November 15, 2017 - Over the weekend, I won tickets to see the award-winning show, Jersey Boys. I can count on one hand how many times I’ve won a contest. On the rare winning occasions, it’s always been a lovely prize, and this time was no exception. The giveaway was put on by local coffee shop chain, Blenz – …
My Favourite Vancouver (and Area) Brunch Spots November 9, 2017 - Brunch. The Goldilocks and most hygge of meals. Yes, it’s Thursday morning and I’m already thinking about where to have weekend brunch. If you’re like me, you might like to plan things out and want to make a reservation. That doesn’t always fly as many restaurants in the city don’t take resos during brunch time, …

 

 

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