Archive | January, 2009

Enjoying….

30 Jan

Leslie Stowe’s Cranberry Hazelnut Raincoast Crisps
with Brie cheese. Brie cheese goes with all the crisps, but she doesn’t mention it to go with the sweeter cranberry hazelnut selection, though I think it’s even more delicious.

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Dumpling Dipping Sauce

27 Jan

SPICY SOY DIPPING SAUCE FOR DUMPLINGS

Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl until well combined. Store refrigerated in a covered container for up to a week.

6 tablespoons dark soy sauce
3 tablespoons light soy sauce
3 tablespoons Chinese black vinegar or balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger
1 green onion, finely chopped
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce

I think I may have found my wedding dress

23 Jan

Jason Wu… but definitely as a wedding dress this would be more fancy.

jason-wu

With the wedding dress finalized, now it’s time to find a husband to match it!

MAC Must Buy

23 Jan

I’m not a huge MAC fan, in fact, I return at least 50% of all my MAC purchases. BUT sometimes they come out with some good stuff, and this is a MUST BUY for me. Lavender Whip lip creme (x1), and a milky pink Ever So Rich cremesheen glass (x2-3). Is this limited edition?

http://blogdorfgoodman.blogspot.com/2009/01/i-give-you-sprig-of-lilac-mac-creme.html

UPDATE March 5: Lavender Whip went really well with my Valentine’s Day all black punk outfit, as well as the birthday full length garden party dress at the Shangri La. Heard on Specktra that this layers well with other browns and pinks!

Fave store: The New Eclectic

14 Jan

Passed by the New Eclectic on Granville today, mostly because I saw these gorgeous porcelain mugs with initials in 18th century French script that I just couldn’t pass up. I love anything personalized, only tastefully, of course. No rainbow coloured bookmarks or door signs, but stationary, anything embroidered or just anything that screams taste and that it’s mine.But I digress. I have decided that this is my new fave store – it’s decorated how I would love my bachelorette pad to be, boudoir style with Plum Sykes’ The Debutante Divorcee and Peter Post’s Essential Manners for Couples on the end table (both of which I picked up at bargain bin prices at Chapters today. I don’t usually talk prices, but around the $5 mark?)

Anyway, the store is gorgeous… filled with tableware, crystal

medallion bookmarks, candles and various tasteful this and thats. Everything in the store except for the cosmetics is 30% off! So I bought the Rosanna Initially Yours porcelain mugs and I overheard that they were bestsellers over the holidays and will be getting more in. And I was panicking thinking that they were clearing it out! Comes in these cute little boxes. Looking at the mugs, sometimes I wish that my parents chose a name for me that could be written beautifully, like V, or O…

And these beautiful hand poured soy wax candles from A Scent Of Scandal, with scandalous names and befitting accompanying scents such as MILF (milk and cookies),  Out of the Closet (Cedar), Original Sin (fig leaf), Knocked Up (baby powder), Walk of Shame (early morning dew), 8 Inches (banana), D-Cups (melons), One Night Stand (margaritas), Gold Digger (carat cake), Skinny Bitch (wafer)…a_scent_of_scandal

Truly original!

The New Eclectic
2327 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC
604-733-9797