Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My 2014 New Year's Eve Playlist!

Putting together the right party playlist can be stressful. Making sure to hit the right songs to keep the party going, and hearing more cheers than jeers about your selection is a delicate balance.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Favourite Christmas Gifts - Thanks a Bunch Tag!

I was recently tagged by Nikki at Dollar Store Diva to post about my top Christmas Present!

Much like Nikki, I will be picking 3 gifts (I really can’t chose). I received so many wonderful presents this year and was truly spoiled, but if I need to pick, here are my top 3!

Sunday, December 28, 2014

New Year's Eve Outfits

New Years is a fun night to get dressed for. It's the one night of the year (with the exception of maybe Halloween) where you can take a little extra license to do yourself up something extra. Sparkles, heels, hair and makeup; you're celebrating the end of another great year and looking forward to an even better one. Why be shy?

No matter what your event, here are some looks I've pulled together to help you style yourself up for the last night of the year!

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas!

It's been a hectic day back and forth seeing families and friends. I am feeling very loved, very lucky and just a little spoiled today!

Monday, December 22, 2014

Turnip and apple - Christmas dinner side dish

With Christmas almost here, people are starting to receive their delegated "please bring" dishes for Holiday dinners.

If you've been asked to bring some kind of vegetable side dish, this could be your answer: Baked Turnip and Apple.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

What to do after Graduation? - My Time in Scotland

Christmas Holidays are here and Students across the country are headed home for a well deserved break. 

For many many undergraduate students, they're now at the point of trying to figure out, what to do next. Do you go back to school? Do you throw your hat into the job application ring? Do you travel?

Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Gift Guide - Last Minute Shopping Ideas!

With just 10 days of shopping left, you might be panicking about what to get the special lady in your life!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Homemade Tikka Masala Curry

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the GTA with snow all over the ground, and of course as a result I've come down with a slight winter cold.

I'm a believer in medicating with food and teas (for colds, not for the serious stuff!) So when I got home last night I decided to crack open my new Jamie Oliver - Comfort Food cook book and make Chicken Tikka Masala!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Christmas Cocktails

Fa la la la la, la la la la!

The other day my mother and I got to talking. With all of the events we've got coming up over Christmas (many of which we will be hosting), we decided that we need to come up with some signature Christmas Cocktails to serve our guests.

Shepherd's Pie - A Winter Favourite!

It's a bit nippy out! I've fully transitioned into "keep warm" meals lately and decided the other day on an old winter favourite - Shepherd's Pie! Perfect for a cozy night in.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Gnocchi & Squash Sauce - Comfort Food Cookbook

I was recently given Jamie Oliver's new Comfort Food Cookbook for my birthday! It's got fabulous recipes for folks who love to spend time in the kitchen (He mentions in the forward this is NOT a 15 minute recipe cook book)

After pouring over the pages, I decided on the Gnocchi in Squash Sauce dish, as Squash is just so delicious right now!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Be a Prepared Christmas Party Guest

The holiday season is upon us! And with it, parties galore! 

From office parties, to cocktail mixers and dinners, to family functions, open houses and full blown swanky functions, it's a busy season.

Even the most organized of ladies (and I like to think of myself as one) can be blindsided by a surprise get together, or find themselves without enough time to adequately prepare. I find by keeping just a few things in the house, I'm ready for anything!