Daytime Duck & Waffle View

London Favo(u)rites

After having spent a collective nine months living in London over last year and this, I decided the best way to kickstart the blog again was to put together a list of a few of my London favourites. Favorites, who am I kidding?! My spelling (and misspelling) is pretty much ingrained in me after three decades. [...]

Red Macarons

Macaron Making

One of the greatest things about being home for the holidays (aside from seeing my family and friends, of course) is being at home in the kitchen with a KitchenAid mixer. Baking is my happy place. Ever since taking a technical macaron course in Paris, I’ve wanted to make some more macarons and knew this [...]

Mixing Macarons

Amateur Macaron Extraordinaire

The trip to Paris originated because I noticed that one of my favorite bands would be closing out their European tour in Paris on November 20. And because, it’s Paris and since arriving in London, I’ve wanted to take the train down for a visit. The Local Natives show was (as always!) amazing and surprisingly [...]

macarons

Paris Bound

Tomorrow I’m going to Paris! I’m so unbelievably, incredibly (insert one million adjectives here) excited! I haven’t been to Paris in 10 years; since I was on study abroad. Once I arrive, I’m going to begin a three day Parisian diet of breads, cheeses, desserts and wine, which will likely have to be combined with [...]

Primrose Hill London Skyline Sunset

Gratitude

Yesterday was day one. I’ve decided to try a new project. One that I’m very excited to see where it takes me. I’m going on a Grateful Diet. A bit of context. The wheels were put in motion a while ago when a good friend recommended I read James Altucher’s book, Choose Yourself. My mom [...]

London from Sushi Samba

London: Two Months

I’ve been living in London just over two months now. It’s insane how fast the time has flown. This is the longest I’ve been in one city since we left in July 2012. Honestly, it feels really nice. Finding my own room to rent has been wonderful. Both mentally and physically. I was in need of [...]