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OOTD of the week

7.27.2016


You can totally picture my reaction when I saw this dreamy mural a few days ago right?
 I was so excited about it I had to dedicate a post about this look and this day.


Buying a perfect faux leather jacket was my top priority in my closet (my husband would say the total opposite, lol), and this colour stole my heart the second I saw it. So versatile, this pale rose can go with almost anything I have in my closet, wot wot!

I know you might be wondering where can you get one too, right-now!
Just run all the way to the bottom where you can now shop this post, so rad right? I've included all the items so you can get them and swoon like I did (:


Give me allllll the cats #crazycatlady



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Sugar heart cookies

7.25.2016




Sprinkle lovers raise your hands!
We had a baking night session this weekend where I was trying to cook with Nico and I failed again.
This little one has zero patience and just-couldn't-wait to finish.
If you are a sugar cookie sucker and a Momofuku fan, these cookies will bake up like a dream for you. 



Christina Tosi presents this recipe in her new book Milk bar life as a "huge cookie" and a lot thicker than the ones we baked.
We adjusted it from the original squares to hearts and included some new ingredients as well, making our version of these cookies.

You'll need
2 cups of sugar  (used 1 cup of granulated sugar and 1 cup of brown sugar)
2 sticks of butter, unsalted
2 eggs (added 1 extra!)
1/2 cup of Olive oil
1 1/2 tsp of mexican vanilla extract (the best!)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
Decorate with sprinkles (added chocolate, milk chocolate chips, green and red sprinkles)

Mix
The butter, sugar, eggs, oil, vanilla extract in a mixer until all ingredients are combined, about 4 minutes. Add flour, baking soda and a bit of salt at the end and mix well. 
Bake
Make sure to add lots and lots of sprinkles and bake for 20 minutes at 350F (add 3 to 4 more minutes if you want them firm)

enjoy!
xox



local love: elixir smoothies

7.22.2016


I'm so excited to start a new segment in the blog today introducing new hip and local brands that I'm sure you'll love.
Local love was something I had in mind for a while showcasing my favorite local brands (not only Canadian) in a fun and informative way.

This week, I'd love to present you Elixir Smoothies, a new brand located in Montreal with the coolest concept and delicious options for you to try. 


Vicky is the mastermind behind Elixir and she was super sweet and excited to collaborate in this segment, and I have to say, these smoothies are just SO good you guys!

I wanted to know a few things about her brand so we could know them very well today.

- Tell us a bit about this lovely idea, Elixir Smoothies
I had my first ever smoothie when I was in college and instantly fell in love with their numerous benefits; increase of energy , improved concentration... and didn't go a day without one after that. A few years later when I got my first 9 to 5 job, daily smoothies were a thing of the past since I really couldn't find the time to prepare them anymore. Needless to say that I immediately felt the impacts in my body...and mind. So I started researching for options on the market and couldn't find anything. My only option was to stop somewhere on the way to work to get an overpriced and not so nutritious smoothie. I eventually got the idea of making myself pre-portioned ready-to-blend smoothie packs in zip-lock bags and thought that this concept could also help other people with a desire to eat well on a busy schedule. 

An elixir is a magical potion supposedly able to prolong life indefinitely...I believe that this definition could go right next to the word Smoothie in the dictionary as well and that's why I named my company Elixir Smoothies :)


Elixir Smoothies offers 4 different yummy ready-to-mix frozen smoothies in two different sizes 14oz and 24oz. Just add water or any liquid of your choice and this magic potion is ready! you can read more details here

The cool thing about this company is that you can easily order online (subscription for 8 packages or a single one if you want to try them first) delivered to different points in the city including coffee shops.

Their delicious flavours include:

TONIC - Mango, Pineapple, Orange, Ginger, Organic Goji Berries and Organic Hemp Seeds

ZEN - Spinach, Banana, Blueberries, Date, Organic Hemp Seeds, Organic Cocoa Powder, Organic Ground Cinnamon.

GLOW - Banana, Raspberries, Mango, Organic Coconut Milk, Organic Chia Seeds, Organic Goji Berries, Organic Shredded Coconut.

BOOST - Spinach, Pineapple, Mango, Mint, Lime Zest, Organic Matcha Powder, Organic Spirulina Powder, Organic Chia Seeds.



What made you decide to open your business and why a healthy one?

I guess I've always had an entrepreneurial spirit and always knew that I wanted to help and make a small difference in people's lives but didn't know to achieve it until very recently ! 

In 2012, I attended a conference about veganism and it completely changed my beliefs about nutrition. I started reading and educating myself on the subject and realized that most people (including me!) are not really aware of the importance of adding more plant-based foods into their diets. Since that day I have been trying to spread the word about the power of a plant-based diet...without trying to turn everyone into a vegan! It was natural for me to build a business in which our mission is simply to help people introduce more fruits, veggies and superfoods into their daily routine. 



-  Any tips for future entrepreneurs in the city?
To be honest, I don't feel like I am in a position where I can give advices just yet...but if any of you have some for me, I would gladly take them :) 


Thank you, Vicky. Absolutely adored Elixir Smoothies



HAPPY NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY!

7.19.2016



Did you guys know there's a National Ice cream Day? Last Sunday we celebrated this very important holiday in the newest spot near our home, Marche La Pantry.

They have the cutest outdoor area where you can have your dipped ice cream cones with lots of yummy flavours. We had a classic choco-vanilla cone and an Oreo-vanilla, both on point, you can ask Nico (:

Best part of this lovely shop? They serve ice creams every day until 9:30pm, yahoooo

P.s. We indulged just before Nico had his latest reaction to almonds this weekend (he is severely allergic to peanuts since he was one), so from now on, vanilla cones for you my little love ):





If you want to celebrate these summer days with ice cream as we did, here are some of our favourite shops in the city:









Have a lovely Ice cream day my lovelies, 

xo



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