Wednesday, February 29, 2012

INSPIRE: 5 Spring-Ready Recipes

We don't know about you guys, but we couldn't be more ready for spring! We've been dreaming of warm, sunny days, picnics in the park and green grass as far as the eye can see. But since we'll have to wait another few weeks before the snow melts away and the sun shows its face, we're taking our inspiration to the kitchen instead! Get in the spring spirit with these five warm weather ready recipes:

Come spring, it's a must to take advantage of all the fresh produce on offer. We can't wait to whip up a colourful salad like this one!

These yummy little tartlets would make the perfect finger food at a start-of-spring party, don't you think?

Nothing says spring like Pasta Primavera! After all, it's in the title! (Note: "primavera" is Italian for "spring"!)

This fresh and spicy dish would make the perfect meal any night of the week!

Light, sweet and topped with loads of fresh berries, this delectable dessert dish is spring on a cake plate!

What are you most looking forward to this spring?

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

LISTEN: Our Fave Love Songs Of All Time

Valentine's Day is finally here and we've got love on the brain. We're taking full advantage of this oh-so-romantic day and listening to only the mushiest, most lovey-dovey songs on our iPods! The added bonus? We're sharing our all-time faves with you! Because what's Valentine's Day without a little schmultz?

Etta James - At Last

1. Beyoncé - Love On Top
2. Bryan Adams & Melanie C - When You're Gone
3. Ella Fitzgerald - Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
4. Etta James - At Last
5. Rod Stewart - You're In My Heart
6. Seal - Kiss From A Rose
7. Shania Twain - From This Moment On
8. The Beach Boys - God Only Knows

Friday, February 10, 2012

INSPIRE: Our Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and love is in the air! This year, we wanted to help you find the perfect gift for that special someone in your life, so we rounded up all our most favourite lovey-dovey things! There’s a little something for everyone.

DIY Valentines Day-inspired Candles
The best gifts are from the heart, and these pretty, homemade candles will show your loved one just how much you care (especially if said loved one happens to be a girly-girl).

"Love Is Owl You Need" T-Shirt

This adorable tee is bound to put a smile on your special lady's face, especially if she's not a fan of all that mushy stuff.

Write from the Heart
This embroidered journal just screams Valentine’s Day! Give it to your beau to document your special love story.

Valentine's Day Breakfast

 Who wouldn't want to wake up to this yummy, Valentine-themed breakfast? All it takes is a slice of bread, an egg, some ketchup and a heart-shaped cookie cutter, et voilà!

Personalized Floating Candle
For the real romantics out there, this sentimental gift fits the bill. A floating candle with a holder you can engrave with surely warm the heart of your beloved. 

Romantic Destination 
If you really want to impress, surprise your significant other with a romantic getaway to Quebec City! You can even munch on a BeaverTail pastry while strolling through the city’s cobblestone streets.