Monday, December 26, 2011

Barcelona in the Snow (10)

Never having been to Barcelona during the winter...this photo beckons our return.  Wouldn't a rich and decadent chocolate con churros just be perfect for the occasion?  

Friday, December 23, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Hanukkah Glitter

Our latest commission was to to create a special gift for Hanukkah...this bracelet is made of Swarovski Sapphire Crystals with a Sterling round tag charm embossed with the Chai symbol. L'Chayim!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

VGH Holiday Artisan Market

Later this week, you will find all things glittery and beautiful at our table at the...

VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Holiday Artisan Market
 Thursday, Dec 1, 2011 from 730 to 1530
Friday, Dec 2 from 730 to 1530

Jim Pattison Pavilion at Vancouver General Hospital
899 W 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC

Monday, August 29, 2011

End of Summer Sale

This coming weekend on September 3rd and 4th at the Bowen Summer Market, we are having a BIG end of summer sale...all items will be 50% OFF.

We need to clear out our current inventory to make room for Fall/Winter 2011, so now is the time to take advantage of this great offer and stock up on gifts for yourself and all the lovely ladies in your life!

For any questions on how to reach Bowen Island, contact us for more [at] izzyandbuds [dot] com

Sunday, May 01, 2011

VGH Spring Artisan Market

A great little show for a worthy cause...
VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Spring Craft Market
 Thursday, May 5, 2011 from 730 to 1530

Jim Pattison Pavilion at Vancouver General Hospital
899 W 12th Avenue
Vancouver, BC

Friday, March 25, 2011

Portobello West Season Opener...MAÑANA!

ATTENTION all lovers of unique, original, locally designed and made products! 

The much anticipated season opener of the Portobello West fashion + art market begins TOMORROW for two days! Come and see for yourself...the fabulous new look and brand new location at the Creekside Community Centre in the Olympic Village by False Creek.

Of course we'll be there and if you're looking for a little incentive...all market members will receive a free gift (value $20) with any purchases over $50.  WOW! Other participating vendors may offer discounts from 10%-20% off. Membership is $15 for one year and can be purchased at the door.

I got a feeling...

Sunday, March 20, 2011

bloom into Spring

Wow, last night the "Super Moon" and now Spring will officially arrive tonight!

Why not celebrate this fine Spring day with a beautiful country drive to historical Fort Langley, BC and check out the bloom market showcasing the works of local independent designers? This market is only held four times a year, so don't miss your chance today!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Romeo & Juliet

Flamenco, the Spanish art of music and dance where the tablao are expressing their eternal search for duende.

We are certain that if you get a chance to catch the upcoming performances of Romeo & Juliet by the Karen Flamenco Company, you will find yourself immersed within the adventure and enchanted by the passion and love it exudes. ¡VAMOS!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Say Cheese!

Wedding Photography Spoof Video from Matt E on Vimeo.

Thanks Chris for sharing this hilarious video!

Just the other day I overhead a bride-to-be on the train speaking VERY passionately (loudly) to her colleague about how STRESSED out she is with opinionated friends and family trying to plan HER wedding. If she had wedding photographers like this, it just might send her...?

Tuesday, February 08, 2011


As we slowly awake from a long winter's nap (otherwise known as blogging hiatus) and transition into Spring, our bottle of quarante-quatre will be ready for consumption just in time to celebrate the new season.

Jesee was only 16 years-old when he was first introduced to this concoction from M. Garcia, a Spanish winemaker he met during his annual visits to the vendange in the south of France. A lovely beverage often enjoyed after dinner, the smooth orange flavour is complimented by the distinctive taste of coffee resting at the back of your throat just a few moments later. I personally cannot wait to enjoy mine with some rich dark chocolate :)

Quarante-Quatre (44 Day Orange-Coffee Liqueur)

1 large organic orange, well washed
44 coffee beans
44 sugar cubes
4 cups vodka

  1. Poke the orange with a skewer or knitting needle and insert the coffee beans through the slits in the skin into the orange flesh.
  2. Put the orange in a sterilized preserving jar (with an opening large enough to fit an orange through), add the sugar, pour over the vodka, seal, and shake.
  3. Store in a cool, dark place, giving the jar a shake every day for 44 days.
  4. Filter the liqueur through a coffee filter into a lovely vintage serving bottle.
Update 11Mar25:  Very tasty and subtle flavouring from the orange and coffee beans.  As I originally thought, it marries marvellously with dark chocolate!