Orchards and Vineyards; A Mini Day Trip

A few weekends ago, I made a little day trip to an orchard and a vineyard a couple of hours outside Montreal. We spent the day roaming around the orchard, tasting wine and cider, and taking pretty pictures. It was the perfect way to end a long weekend! These are just a few colourful shots from the day. Pinnacle Orchard and Cidery        Vignoble de L’Orpailleur Winery Hope you […]

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Grandma’s Homemade Apple Pie Recipe

It’s that time of the year again! A few weekends ago, I went apple picking, as you may have seen in my previous post. I picked more apples than any human could ever possibly have time to eat so I went ahead and spent an entire day making homemade apple pie! I love throwing together a whole bunch and freezing them so that I always have a dessert on hand […]

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Afternoon Apple picking at Quinn Farm

Fall has officially arrived and because I’m super basic and a sucker for festive seasonal outings, I went apple picking this weekend at Quinn Farm. I mean, is there really anything better to do on a crisp fall day than pick apples? Absolutely not. It was a beautiful day, not much else to report. I took some pretty pictures and wore an ootd worthy outfit. Hope you like what you see! Forever 21 sweater, […]

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The Best Blueberry Lemon Muffins

Blueberry lemon muffins ingredients

I’m back again with another dessert recipe! I have some more savory recipe ideas on the way but I wanted to make sure to get all my summer recipes in while I still can! In the summertime, I love baking with fresh ingredients that are harder to come by during the winter months. Plus, I’m typically a bigger fan of fruity desserts as opposed to rich chocolate-y ones. Keeping with […]

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Northern Italy through my Olympus XA2

Rocca Maggiore Olympus XA2

For my birthday this year, I received an Olympus XA2 35mm rangefinder camera from the 80’s! I wanted a lightweight, compact device that I could easily carry around with me on a day to day basis. The Olympus XA2 is a great quality user-friendly camera that allows me to do just that! Not only is it perfectly portable it brings back the authenticity of photography for me. For example, although […]

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Grandma’s Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Recipe

Grandma's Strawberry Rhubarb Pie

As I mentioned when I started this blog, my grandmother was an excellent baker. Although I may not be as talented as she was, I’ve inherited most of her classic dessert recipes and have been attempting to recreate them as best as I can! Her recipes were and still are adored by the entire family.  My grandma’s strawberry rhubarb pie was definitely one of her biggest hits and, I’ve been […]

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A Week in Assisi; A Hilltop Dream | What to do

When you think of the city of Assisi, you might be picturing a medieval town that Franciscan pilgrims flock to all year round OR maybe, you’ve simply never heard of it at all! I can definitely relate to the latter. When my mom told me we would be spending five days in Assisi, I immediately took to Google and Pinterest. I wanted to see what I could find out about […]

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Freshly Squeezed Homemade Lemonade with Fresh Mint

Who doesn’t love a refreshing glass of lemonade in the summertime? Today I’m going to show you a super simple homemade lemonade recipe that you can whip up in no time! The best part about this lemonade is that you can control the amount of sugar that goes into it and it doesn’t contain any artificial sweeteners, unlike store bought juices. Ingredients 4 large lemons (about 1 cup of lemon […]

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A Day in Sestri Levante; A Day trip from Milan

I’m back with another travel post today! This one’s all about a beautiful little beach town I visited this past May called Baia del Silenzio in Sestri Levante. After a full week of sightseeing and day trips around Northern Italy, it was time for some serious R&R. We decided that our final day trip destination needed to include lounging by a beach! Cinque Terre would have been a fantastic option […]

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Italian Makeup Haul & Review; ft. KIKO & PUPA Milano

As you may have been able to gather from the posts I’ve written these past couple of months, I spent three weeks in northern Italy earlier in May. Although I spent most of my time sightseeing and traveling around the region, I did make sure to carve out some time to shop (because… priorities). While I was there, I really wanted to make it a point to try out some Italian […]

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