Friday Roundup

I love short weeks, they just fly by. Today is rainy and dreary in Edmonton so here’s a roundup of my favourite Pins to brighten up your day!

Favourite dress

Cutest pup

Fun party food (tortellini skewers with pesto dipping sauce)

Best summer date night (backyard movie theatre)

Blissful vacation spot

How to: Make an awesome Cucumber Gin Fizz

Now that the weather is getting warmer, I’m starting to crave my favourite summer cocktails. Gin & Tonic has always been one of my favourite go-to summer drinks (especially the Super Sonic Gin & Tonic at Joey’s). Last year however, I tried a Cucumber Gin Fizz and fell in love. Most recipes call for lime juice; personally, I think fresh lemon juice tastes the best. I also recommend using Hendricks gin, as it is infused with cucumber and really makes your drink top notch. So, here you go, if you love gin, you are sure to love this recipe!

Cucumber Gin Fizz

 – 3 cucumber slices (1/3 inch)
 – 2 oz gin (Hendricks)
 – 1 oz fresh- squeezed lemon juice
 – .5 oz Simple syrup (optional)

Muddle cucumber in bottom of shaker, add other ingredients and ice, shake and strain over ice and top with club soda. If you are serving to company, add a cucumber peel and sprig of rosemary or mint to garnish.

Travel Tuesday: Bali, Indonesia

Today’s Travel Tuesday post is about an island I want to visit, but have not yet….Bali.

Bali, the famed Island of the Gods, is an Indonesian island located in the westernmost end of the Lesser Sunda Islands, lying between Java to the west and Lombok to the east. With its varied landscape of hills and mountains, rugged coastlines and sandy beaches, lush rice terraces and barren volcanic hillsides all providing a picturesque backdrop to its colourful, deeply spiritual and unique culture, Bali stakes a serious claim to be paradise on earth.

Bali is small in size; you can drive around the entire coast in one day. It has world-class surfing and diving, a large number of cultural, historical and archaeological attractions, and an enormous range of accommodations. Words don’t do Bali justice however, you have to see pictures to feel its magic. I can’t wait to visit this island one day; it is most definitely on my hit list!

Friday Roundup: Easter Edition

Happy Easter everyone. I am super pumped about my four day long weekend! Hope you all have a wonderful break filled with sweet treats, family and great food. To get you in the spirit here are a few Easter finds from Pinterest:

Easter Brunch (stawberry stuffed french toast):

Easter laugh (poor kid):

Festive nails:

Easter treat (cake pops!):

Prettiest egg decoration (damask):

H&M’s Eco-Friendly Red Carpet Collection

Okay, so I just saw some items from H&M’s new luxury collection and my credit card just ran away in fear. I want it all! So, gorgeous, good job H&M. For those who can actually run out to go buy everything, the collection launches on April 12th. Here are my six favourite pieces that I am coveting.

1. Recycled Polyester Shift $80

2. Organic Cotton Minidress $70

3. Organic Cotton Blazer $60

4. Recycled Polyester Skirt $30

5. Recycled Polyester Crepe Dress with Floral Embroidery $199

6. Organic Cotton Top $30