Posts Tagged ‘favours’

I mentioned I did not have enough time to do all the shopping I wanted to but I was able to pick up a few delectable items – my most favourite treasure…a beautifully, hand-crafted headpiece by David Dunkley of KC’s Hats. I was first introduced to David’s incredible creations at The Wedding Show a couple of years ago – I have been craving a piece since and David so generously let me model a few pieces during The Spring Show. The one I decided on is absolutely stunning & part of his newest collection. I encourage all fashionistas, brides, ladies to make time for a visit with David – every girl deserves one of these creations!!

My obsession with paper continues – I picked up an Invitation Mock-Up Sampler kit from The Paper Place – Judith is so encouraging and I hope to make her proud with my creation (stay tuned for a post on putting together your own invite using this kit) and my little Letterpress Journal from Snap & Tumble.

Looking for Mother’s Day Gifts or reasonably-priced, locally made favours for your wedding – look no further than Liloo at home. The creative and lovely, Sapna Alim, has been busy creating a house-brand line of products. I spent some time at her booth – sniffing, smelling, touching – her products are outstanding. Here is a sampling of what I picked up – Loose Leaf Tea, Aromatic Bath Salts, Whipped Shea Body Butter and handmade, natural soap. I got a medley of flavours and aromas because I could not choose just one! Decadent!

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One of my favourite aspects about the holidays is spending quality time with family and friends. My best friend and experienced baker, Sarah suggested we organize a cookie bake to make some sweet treats for our friends and families to enjoy over the holidays. On Saturday, my mom, Sarah, Heather and I spent from 10:30 AM until 6:00 PM mixing, moulding, laughing and eating sugar!

I sourced 2 recipes from Martha Stewart: Sour Cream Pecan-Pralines & Lemon-Oatmeal Lacies. Sarah was on a mission with 2 shortbread recipes: one traditional and a coconut shortbread. And, my mom contributed with a ginger cookie recipe.

We sourced our boxes from the Retail Bag Company and red ribbon is from Masterstroke.

It was fun to experiment with new recipes and most enjoyable was spending the time with my mom and girlfriends. This is great event to organize with your girlfriends or your family around the holidays or to bake favours for a birthday, wedding or social gathering. Happy eating!

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