Decorate: Gold-embellished giraffe cookies

Gold giraffe cookiesI’ve recently been inspired by all of the cookies I’ve seen on Instagram {here & here}, decorated with glazes that look like they’ve been painted with watercolours. I didn’t realize how easy it was to mix up some coloured ‘paint’, so I tried it on these giraffe sugar cookies…

Keep reading for step-by-step instructions…

Sugar Fix: Soma’s 5-Berry Pop

Soma Chocolate | 443 King Street West | Toronto | View Map >

Soma's 5 Berry PopI can’t believe how much time I’ve spent curled up indoors this winter, snacking away. My latest find is Soma Chocolate’s 5 Berry Pop, a white chocolate bark with berries {strawberry, cranberry, blueberry, cherry & raspberry} & pop rocks!

Soma's 5 Berry Pop
p.s. > If you haven’t read Confessions of a Teen Sleuth by Chelsea Cain, I highly recommend it. It’s a funny, quick read & a parody of a Nancy Drew tell-all.

Happy weekend!

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Finds: Light Fragrances

I’ve never been a fan of wearing perfume, I usually find it too overpowering. Recently though, I’ve come across a few that are lighter & leave behind just a hint of fragrance…

Caudalie fragranceNOTES | Pink Pepper, Grapefruit, Rose, Cedar Wood, Vanilla, White Musk
1… Parfum Divine de Caudalie, Sephora
2… Grapefruit botanical illustration

Mermaid fragranceNOTES | Orange blossom
1… Orange botanical illustration
2… Mermaid No. 1, Jacob and Sebastian

Fresh Cream fragranceNOTES | Vanilla, cream
1… Vanilla botanical illustration
2… Philosophy Fresh Cream, Sephora

Inspiration: Poolside Glamour

Cold weather invariably leads to daydreams about escaping to somewhere warm & exotic. I was browsing for some warm-weather inspiration & before I knew it, I was down the rabbit hole & a giant inflatable swan was on its way to me in the mail. There are so many cool pool floats out there that I had to post some of them. I matched them with two other amazing sources of inspiration: my Poolside with Slim Aarons book & Topshop’s new swimwear collection.

Hope you enjoy this mini-escape as much as I did!

Poolside in AcapulcoACAPULCO, Mexico | 1968 : 1. Floral Mix Bikini; 2. Flamingo Pool Float, Giant Flamingo

Poolside in MarbellaMARBELLA, Spain | 1967 : 1. Plunge Front Scallop Swimsuit; 2. Donut Pool Float, Walmart

Poolside in Palm BeachPALM BEACH, Florida | 1961 : 1. Poppy Check Bikini Set; 2. Orange Slice Pool Float, Walmart

Poolside in CarefreeCAREFREE, Arizona | 1967 : 1. Box Pleated Swimsuit; 2. Ice Cream Sandwich Pool Float, Urban Outfitters

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Make: Salted butter caramels

Salted Butter CaramelsI experimented with candy-making recently and thought I’d share this easy recipe for salted butter caramels, which is from A La Mere de Famille, a beautiful book from the Parisian confectioner.

Keep reading for step-by-step instructions…


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