What Tegan Wore // Bloedel Conservatory

I really have no idea how I have NEVER been here! This place is my dream. Tropical birds, trees, plants, cactuses and succulents galore. Such a fun escape from the Spring rain, it's warm and humid, and feels like you stepped into paradise. I can imagine it being a different experience going on a weekend, but we got to enjoy this place on a quiet Tuesday afternoon, with only a handful of other tourists, I would definitely recommend doing it that way if you get a chance to check out the Bloedel Conservatory in Queen Elizabeth Park!

I've been loving my "mama" necklace from Made By Mary, as well as my little "t" and "d" charm necklace, I've been wearing them everyday! 

I've always wanted a pair of Saltwater Sandals, and I was SO excited when one of my besties Kir had all of us bridesmaids wear them for her wedding last Summer!

Lindsay and I are so excited about our new pieces from Gentle Fawn. This dress is everything I need as I'm heading into my last month of pregnancy. Pants are just no fun (except for these) as the baby finally dropped lower and all I want is to live in dresses for the next month! 

I'm SO excited about my new diaper bag!! I thiiiiink it's the nicest thing I've ever owned ;) Ever since I first discovered Leader Bag Co. I knew that was the bag that would be perfect for me when I finally have a little babe on the way. I've been carrying the leather clutch around with me the last few weeks, but secretly can't wait until I can carry around the pretty backpack filled with diapers and baby necessities on the go! I love the rose gold details, so pretty. 

Recipe // Raspberry Citrus Iced Tea

I have been drinking a lot of iced tea this last month. This morning I decided I'm going to go off of coffee until baby comes, so I think I'll be drinking that much more iced tea in the weeks to come! I was recommended to drink lots of raspberry leaf tea (by my amazing doula - Sarah). The fun pregnancy thing is that half of the time hot tea makes me nauseous...so usually I pour it over ice and squeeze a bit of lemon or something citrusy to sweeten it up.

This recipe is for a sweet tea, it's delicious. I've made it a few times and Dan and I love it, it's light and sweet.

You'll Need:
- 2 bags of Raspberry Leaf Tea
- 1 Lime
- 3 oz of Grapefruit Simple Syrup (recipe here).
- Strawberries

First thing, steep about 1 litre of tea with 2 tea bags, I usually pour it, let it sit on the counter for an hour and then stick it in the fridge.

Squeeze the juice from 1 lime and add it to the chilled tea.

Add  3 oz of the grapefruit simple syrup, mix well! Serve over ice with fresh lime and sliced strawberries. 

Serve with ice and some fresh fruit if you're feeling fancy! enjoy <3