April 27th, 2013. Spring Break In The City!

the betty (the burrard hotel)

the betty (the burrard hotel)

 

 

 

 

Good morning, Vancouver! It’s spring break!  It’s a typically rainy day, but that’s not going to stop us from making the most of it!

the betty (the burrard hotel)

the betty (the burrard hotel)

 

 

 




Another reason why I love The Burrard Hotel is that it has this incredibly sweet café attached to the lobby that has Blenz coffee and tea, very delicious looking baked goods and treats and is licensed for wine! The white and wood interior and teal and yellow accents make it that much more chic 😀

the betty (the burrard hotel)

the betty (the burrard hotel)

 

 

 

 

In keeping with the rest of the hotel even the café offers cheeky little sayings and touches 😉  What’s not to love!  Makes starting the morning even more fun!

 

 

 

*Update (Jan. 22nd, 2015): The Betty has been re-vamped and is now The Container.

September 4, 2013

September 8th, 2012. T&T Haul 

 

t&t supermarket

t&t supermarket

 

 

 

 

 

I also picked up a couple packs of mini sweet rice cakes that were on sale!  

 

t&t supermarket

t&t supermarket

 

 

 

 

Mini mocchi filled with red bean paste~ one was regular and the other was peanut dusted.  Perfectly soft as mocchi should be, with a subtly sweet red bean filling and so wonderfully bite sized!  Yum 😀

Thierry Macarons~♥

October 8, 2012

January 3rd, 2012.  Thierry Macarons~

thierry macarons

thierry macarons

 

 

 

 

I have a pretty amazing sister.  She bought me macarons from Thierry, just because!  My first time trying ones from this popular patisserie.

 

thierry macarons

thierry macarons

 

 

 

 

 

 

I really like how the flavors are so prominent, but I wish they were softer in texture.  All in all, decent macarons.

thierry macarons

thierry macarons

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thank you, Yuni~ ♥

September 2nd, 2010. The Summer’s Final BBQ Blowout!!!

d.i.y. s'mores

d.i.y. s'mores

  Our final hurrah to what has been a really great summer!!  We got Daniel to host one last backyard bbq.  This time he pulled out all the stops!  We had 2 different types of Samgyeopsal, plus a spicy kind as well as some Bulgogi!  Everyone amped the bbq up with even more eats than last time, too, and we had a great turn out!  Bryan and I arrived earliest before anyone else, and upon seeing the little charcoal grill I instantly thought “man….this BBQ would be even better with some s’mores…!!!” so we all headed to the store to grab some more beverages and s’mores fixings!  So here’s how to do a s’mores

 

1. Skewer a jumbo marshmallow on a stick (preferably a clean one) and toast over a grill.  Rotate Marshmallow periodically so that all sides are evenly toasted and turn a bubbly, crisp brown (this is harder to do than you think!!)

d.i.y. s'mores

d.i.y. s'mores

 

2. Rip off a piece of aluminum foil and onto it place graham crackers with chocolate of choice on top (white chocolate rules!!).  Place foil on the grill and watch the chocolate develop a light sheen.

 

 

d.i.y. s'mores

d.i.y. s'mores

 

 

 

3. Remove foil from grill and tenderly squish the marshmallow in between the two chocolatey crackers!

 

4. Devour & be transported to heaven