We received a few of our favourite items from The Oxford Trunk, and I think it's safe to say that these are our top pieces in our closets right now. Looking through they're online store it was so hard to pick, they have pages and pages of clothes that really fit each of our style.
Affogato love! I had never tried this until I walked into Timbertrain Coffee Roasters in Gastown and I fell in love. What a tasty treat! Breakfast, lunch or dessert, I really can't decide what it fits best. Creamy vanilla ice cream topped with a warm espresso shot which hardens over the ice-cream after a while. How delicious!
There is something so great about just spending a couple hours in a coffee shop by yourself. I find it a great place to reflect, read and write. It is a good balance between being social and also having some healthy quiet time.
Timbertrain is located in the heart of Gastown. This is such a beautiful part of the city to visit because it is filled with fun shops and boutiques and is surrounded by historic architecture. Gastown got its name from "Gassy" Jack - a Yorkshire seaman & steamboat captain who opened up the first saloon in the area. Such an interesting fact because Gastown is right by the water and often you can hear and see ships sail on by, I can just imagine the streets flooding with boat crews and sailors, loggers and fisherman.
It is now a mix of hip shops and boutiques, lots of touristy shops, amazing restaurants and cool brick building apartment housing, such a fun part of town!
Ice cream and coffee, what an amazing combination! I think I could have this for breakfast on Monday, lunch on Tuesday, dinner on Wednesday, and dessert on Thursday.
Whatever it takes to get you to the weekend ;)
The three of us love to "customize" our clothes, especially when it comes to a good basic tee. There have been multiple times when my (Bethany) husband will ask me if I have seen a certain tee of his and I pull it out of my drawer cropped and covered in holes.... oopsies... I just can't resist a DIY sometimes.
These are our 3 favourite fool-proof ways to cut a basic tee. We are using tee's from She Is Clothing, a local company here in Vancouver with a great message; She is purposeful, She is Honorable, She is Strong.
// The Tie Up //
Step 1: Fold the tee in half
Step 2: Remove the bottom corner; start by cutting from the bottom corner on the folded side up at a 45 degree angle across to the other side of the tee.
Step 3: Unfold the shirt and place it front side down on the table.
Step 4: Remove the "triangle" from the backside of the shirt. Cut straight across at the top of the "triangle" being sure to only cut through the back layer.
Step 5: Flip the shirt back over and cut a straight line up the center of the "triangle" until the tip of your scissors reach the bottom of the back layer.
Once you put your shirt on tie the two pieces together as tight or loose as you like.
// The Crop Top //
Step 1: Fold the tee in half.
Step 2: Pick the shortest and longest length that you would like your top to be.
Step 3: Cut from the shortest point on the outer edge at a slight rounded angle towards the longer point on the folded edge.
Step 4: Unfold your tee and run the cut edge along the inside edge of the scissors to get a distressed look.
// The Simple Tank //
Step 1: Start cutting halfway between the seam of the neck, and the seam of the sleeve.
Step 2: Cut at a slight round angle towards the armpit seam.
Repeat this step on the opposite side.
I usually wear liquid eyeliner as an everyday look, but in the summer I like to go a bit more basic with just some bronzer and mascara. When theres no eyeliner I like to make my lashes look extra long! I am by no means a make up artist but these are just a few of my own tricks to making your lashes look long.
Step 1: Start by using an eyelash curler and just lightly do a few pumps starting at the root working your way to the tips. You don't want to squeeze the curler too hard or you can end up with weird bends in your lashes.
Step 2: Using your favourite mascara do a thin coat, starting with the wand as close to the root of the lashes as possible, give the wand a little wiggle so that you can really get it in there and in between those lashes. Be sure to scrape off any excess mascara from your mascara wand before you start so that you don't get any clumps.
Step 3: Dip your wand into the bottle again, and using the tip of the wand pointing down, focus on the outer corner of your eye and pull those corner lashes up directing them towards the corner of your forehead. You can see the dramatic difference this makes in the next photo.
Step 4: Repeat step 3 focusing on the center of your lashes, and then the inner corner. With these steps, you are basically creating 3 separate peaks.
Step 5: Lastly, I like to add a little mascara to the outer corner of the bottom lashes.
Waffles and ice cream is the perfect Saturday morning breakfast. It is SO delicious! Any way to have ice cream for breakfast is the right way. This recipe was inspired by our friends at 33 Acres. The have waffle weekend every Saturday & Sunday, and are always trying really unique and yummy waffle combinations! This is one of our favourites that we've had there before. So we thought we would try and recreate them at home, because sometimes, you just can't wait for the weekend to have earl grey waffles with tahitian vanilla ice cream!