Hello friends, I hope everyone has had a lovely weekend. Even though I worked all day yesterday, I would still consider my weekend a hit! And plus, I'm going to Brighton tomorrow for the very first time, eeeek!
This post is a pretty big one, I am not gonna lie. Instead of breaking up my whole trip I thought I would just give it to you all at once! Why not, right? So here are some of the highlights from my time at home. You may have noticed a handsome man in these photos, that's my guy Remi, ain't he sweet! He came all the way over from Edmonton to visit me and my family on Vancouver Island.
The first thing we did when Remi arrived was head straight over to a vineyard that he had read about. My family and I can't thank him enough for introducing us to Beaufort Vineyard and Estate Winery. It was a family affair as we all piled out of the clown car. We had a fantastic time tasting the different wines, it was especially funny to do so with my little sister. We all picked our favourites and by the time we left we were up about 8 or 9 bottles of wine. If anyone lives on Vancouver Island you must make your way up island to sample some of their amazing vino. Our standout favourite was the dessert wine, Solera, a gold metal winner at the 2012 All Canadian Wine Championship. We drank a small glass every evening with a bite or two of dark chocolate and sea salt. The lush life, indeed.
I also attempted a key-lime pie for the very first time. And once again it was a success. I did spend ages on Pinterest deciding which recipe to use and from that I learnt a fair bit about key-lime pies! I used this recipe here.
Wilde and Sparrow. I finally had a chance to check it out with my friend Kendra after our sushi date one afternoon. It is such adorable shop and very reasonably priced, which is always something I lookout for! Such great stuff, make sure you get to check it out if your in town!
Here are some of my favourite finds while sorting through some of my old memory boxes. My ticket stub from when my Aunt Joan took me to see the best dance movie of all time, Centre Stage. The second photo is a birthday card that my mom made me for my my 7th or 8th birthday (and yes that's correct I live on road named after a melon). She is such a sweet lady.
Our pond at home is currently being overrun by these giant toads, my mom makes hilarious facebook updates about them. It cracks me up. My mother asked my sister to pick some water lilies to add to a bouquet, Nicola came fleeing back to the house from spotting one of these toads. The first picture is Remi casually strolling back, lilies in hand and unscathed by the beasts. The last picture is of a bee saying "holla". So funny.
I hope you've enjoyed this post, I sure had fun writing it!