Looking for ideas to celebrate LOVE? Apart from ensuring that you surround yourself with people you love, food, wine, and chocolate are some of the best options for celebrating Valentine’s Day!
As Charles M. Schulz once said,”Love is all your need. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” If you’re looking for a great chocolate dessert, check out my previous blog post with a recipe for the “Chocolate Decadence Cake” Always a hit with any crowd.Looking for great beverages to serve at a Valentine’s Party? Here are a few fun suggestions.
The first ever SHINE Fashion Tea took place this past weekend at the beautiful Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, B.C. After months of planning, our committee was thrilled to see this event come together. Thanks to corporate sponsors, tickets sales and a successful silent auction, we were able to raise funds for B.C. Children’s Hospital.
Last year I did a blog post on Winter White and received a lot of positive feedback. It has become my favourite decor theme for January and this year it’s been especially fun creating a new look. Winter white feels fresh and clean and is a great way to welcome in the New Year!
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” Charles Dickens
In Dickens’ Christmas Carol, I love Scrooge’s transformation and his commitment to keep Christmas “all the year.” We would all do well to remember that as we pack up the Christmas decorations (usually with a touch of sadness) and store them away for another year. I would like to believe that each of us will try to keep the essence of Christmas in our heart throughout the year.
Yes, Christmas has come and gone, but I am happy to share a few of my favourite memories from December’s festivities. As Washington Irving once said, “Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality.” It is the season of parties, of baking, of feasting, of gift giving, and enjoying the company of good friends.