11/26/14

The Eat.Sip.Shop. Guide is Here!


Happy hump day, lovelies! Angela and I are super excited to announce the launch of our Eat. Sip. Shop. Guide today (watch the video we made!). It's chalk full of the best of the ESS series, all rounded up into one easy spot that you can reference for your Vancouver adventuring pleasure. If you're looking for a unique source of holiday gifts, or you're in need of a new Saturday afternoon hang-out, the guide has you covered.

Whether you're local to Vancouver, or thinking of making a visit, we hope this guide helps you discover a hidden gem.

Now go off and adventure!!

Get the Eat. Sip. Shop. Guide here.

Looking for the full post archive? Check out all of the Vancouver gems we've covered.

11/21/14

Eat.Sip.Shop: A Guide to Vancouver Gems



Happy Friday, friends! Angela and I have been working on the Eat. Sip. Shop. series for a while (a year and a half!) and we wanted to do a little roundup of our favourite places so far. We've been working on the guide slowly but surely and it will finally be available for download next week!

We had a ton of fun running around to different restaurants and shops, and we put together a video in anticipation of the guide. Check it out below! And special special thanks to Coco et Olive, Meadow, 33 Acres, and Greenhorn Espresso Bar!!



If you're local to Vancouver, be sure to check out these gems! And tune in next week for the full guide.

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10/22/14

Florals For: Cake Styling



Happy Wednesday! What better way to celebrate hump day than with a little cake? I'm not much of a baker, but I do love to decorate. I had big plans to bake this guy from scratch, but those plans were forgotten as soon as I hit the grocery store. If you have a favourite recipe for cake, use it here! Or check out one of these recipes, they all look tasty :)

For this cake, I used a small round pan. I made two cakes, cut the tops off to make them flat, iced the top of one (to stick them together and act as filling), and stacked them on top of each other. I followed Martha's instructions, including a crumb coat and letting it harden before applying the final layer of icing.


I wanted the cake to feel undone and natural, so I left the icing uneven and with visible ridges and lines. I also love this frosting look if you want to get a little fancier. 


After placing the cake on a small cake stand, I ran baby's breath along the edges (just tear off bits from the larger blooms to get them to fit in nicely). On top of the cake, I included 3 pink dahlias but pick your favourite/whatever you can get your hands on!


Grab your favourite dishes and your favourite people, and go eat some cake!


Do you love to bake or are you more of a decorator? I'd love to hear in the comments below :)
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