Tag Archives: Christmas

A Holiday Greeting | A Note of Thanks

How was your 2013? Give yourself a moment to reflect up on it. Whether it’s changes at work, with relationships or with your health and well-being, my hope is that you are able to appreciate who you are and the people and things that bring you peace, joy, love and teach you life’s lessons. On […]

Creative Holiday Gifting Ideas For Everyone

Whether you’re managing a holiday budget or in search of that illusive token of appreciation for the person-who-has-everything, these gift-giving ideas will help inspire you to get a little creative and touch the hearts of those you’re appreciating. Personalized Gifting Engraving, monogramming, or any way you can think of to incorporate the recipient’s name, initials, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Yuletide Displays of a Bygone Era Making a Come Back

How nostalgic!  For those born and bred on the West Coast, you’ll recall the bygone era of the formidable Woodward’s Department Stores’ Christmas window displays. Popularized in the 60’s these special displays included intricately outfitted puppets and mannequins, many mechanically controlled behind the scenes on all four sides of a store. Infinite numbers of lights, […]

Safety First: Fire Delays Vancouver Christmas Market Festivities

The Vancouver Christmas Market was due to open this morning until a fire began with an explosion from a propane tank. The fire was contained and only 6 vendors were affected. Fortunately, no one was hurt during the course of the blaze. Christmas Market staffers informed visitors that the market would be closed until further […]