Monthly Archives: December 2011

Happy Holidays!

May the joy of the season continue to inspire everyone throughout the new year.

Holiday Ginger Bread Cake Recipe – Tried and True

Ingredients 3 cups flour 4 tsp. ground ginger 2 tsp. cinnamon 1/8 tsp. cloves 1/4 tsp. salt 1/2 cup unsalted butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup molasses 1 cup milk 1 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. baking powder 2 large eggs 1 lemon grated for lemon zest Method Preheat oven to 350°F. Beat softend […]

Bel Cafe – Proper Departure From the Downtown Coffee Standard

It’s nice to know that there is a proper coffee shop at the epicenter of the shopping district of downtown Vancouver. Proper means full service at the Rosewood Georgia Hotel, just at the corner of Howe and Georgia, beside Hawksworth Restaurant (a spinoff of the restaurant). The decor is contemporary and comfortable, but, I’m wondering […]

Holiday Shopping – London to Oxford

With the better exchange rate for the Canadian dollar, it makes UK shopping less outrageous. Scratching the shopping surface, I’ve only made it to mass retailers this journey. I’ll have to save the next trip for cheap vintage finds at the markets and for bespoke lux just off High Street. Favorite places to hit up […]