Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Chapeau Monsieur

Pissaladière et Bière

It all started when our friend Anne-Marie prepared this delicious Provençal pizza for us last weekend...

Today I arrived at home to the most pleasant aroma of pissaladière crisping in the oven. The combination of caramelized onions, anchovies, olives and fresh thyme were married with a little twist from Jesee ... artichokes and capers. Jesee's interpretation of this classic from Nice, resulted in an unbelievable mouth orgasm.

As we relished this taste of home, memories of lavender fields and pétanque came rushing through - perhaps it's time to dig out the copy of A Year in Provence for another read?

Monday, May 21, 2007

Dancing in the Rain II

After standing in the rain for almost an hour waiting to get into the festival grounds, we were forced to comply with the "No Umbrellas" rule and toss them over the fence into the brollie graveyard.

We headed straight for the Bacardi B-Live tent where things kicked off with Andrew Pacey, Chloe, Luke Fair and Bacardi Mojitos, lots and lots of yummy mojitos!

It wasn't the most organized event and the weather certainly could have been better, but it still ROCKED!

Hostess With the Mostess

Hosting a jewelry home party is simple...just pick a date and invite all your friends who love fabulous, eye-catching jewelry that glitter and shout, "Ooh la la!"

You provide the nibbles and drinks and we'll provide the invitations to send to your friends. What a great way to earn free jewelry and have a relaxing and fun girls' night out!

Hostess benefits include:

  • Special "Thank You" gift for hosting the party.
  • With $300+ in sales, earn 20% of total guests sales in merchandise credit.
  • Show sales under $300 earn 15% of total guests sales in merchandise credit.
  • Show sales under $100 receive the special "Thank You" gift.

Invite your friends, family, neighbours and co-workers over for a wonderfully special and personal shopping adventure.

To book a date or for further information, contact Izzy and Buds.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Dancing in the Rain

The big musical event happening in Vancouver this weekend is the Virgin Festival held at the Thunderbird Stadium on the grounds of UBC today and tomorrow ONLY. Rain or shine, we're looking forward to catching one of our favourite DJ's, Andrew Pacey, as well as Billy Talent, My Chemical Romance, The Killers and much, much more!

If you happen to be craving a falafel while you're out and about on the West Side, stop by Shawarma Plus at 3134 West Broadway. It's a little hole in the wall, but owner Simon Karsyente does not disappoint with his meticulously prepared pita filled with crispy falafel balls, hummus, pickles, fresh lettuce and tomatoes drizzled with a perfectly seasoned secret sauce.

Speaking of holes in the wall, if you're looking for a no frills Brazilian, for a mere twenty-five dollars, I highly recommend Pari, who is located just a few blocks further down at 3427 West Broadway (conveniently next door to another favourite discovery). Pari offers no nonsense, experienced aesthetic services at the back of Majidian's barber shop. For appointments or information call (604) 222-2281.

As predicted, the rain hasn't let up...so in honour of typical Spring weather in Vancouver, I think we'll leave the sunscreen and bug spray at home and pack a few extra layers of rain gear instead. Onwards and upwards!

Sunday, May 06, 2007

VGH Spring Craft Market

Come out and support the Spring Craft Market featuring BC artisans and craftspeople. You'll be sure to find something special for Mother's Day gift giving and perhaps an objet d'art for yourself?

Partial proceeds benefit the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation to help fund the latest, most sophisticated medical equipment, pioneering research and highly specialized care for patients.

With every purchase over $25.00, enter to win a draw for fabulous spa gifts from the Absolute Spa Group and Deserving Thyme because who doesn't deserve a little pampering?

Friday, May 11, 2007
7:30 am to 3:30 pm
Vancouver General Hospital
899 West 12th Avenue
Jim Pattison Pavilion South - 1st Floor Hallway
(outside the Gift Shop)

Participating vendors include:

Antipasto from Chefmade Products
Ingrid Eglsaer Leather Goods
Enchanted Designs - Scarves & Handbags
Izzy and Buds Jewelry Designs
Handpainted Ceramics from Jose Ventura Designs
Justice by Design - unique greeting cards
Rustic Clay Art by Lynsey Paterson
Whimsical handpainted art from Marla Morris
Beautiful, handcrafted soaps from Cosmopolita Naturals
Pottery from ArtSpot
Hats and accessories from Morehats
Night lights by Nikilites
Wet Coast Glassics