#city and #suburbs #yeg #downtown #view from #thetopofmagrath #cool #pic one of the things i like about #edmonton : you can see the city from almost everywhere !
Another Duchess Date!
Alex and I went for another Duchess date last week! This place is becoming a regular spot for me on my days off! We had lunch this time and I’ve never had their lunch yet so it was a new experience! Lunch was really good and they had tons of delicious looking baked goods in stock too! I got macarons AGAIN (the usual order for me). I got my sister and roommate to try them when I got home and they said they tasted “too buttery”…. I hadn’t noticed before but now that is all I can taste! So although macarons are absolutely cute and cool looking – the taste is definitely acquired!
I got the “Tartine” for lunch! Fresh bread, toasted with cheese, tomatoes, pastrami, and pickles! It was delicious and I would definitely get it again! My sandwich was $7 but you can get a lunch combo: sandwich, soup, and salad for $13 (great deal for fresh ingredients!). Also, the Fentiman’s Victorian Lemonade was awesome! It hit the spot and was little bit bubbly, perfect warm weather beverage!
If you are in the Edmonton area, have you tried Duchess Bake Shop yet? Opinions?! I would love to hear what you think about it and what you have tried!
Photos: Clockwise from top Left: Alex, enjoying lunch & avoiding pics!, “Jardin de Fruits” ( I love the way this looks-must try!!!), “Saskatoon Berry Brioche” – looks lovely, my lunch with Victorian Lemonade, the tartine, “Fraisier Verrine”, looks pretty and petite!
I hope that you are all having a great week so far! It’s almost the long weekend here and I can’t wait!! Any big plans for your weekend?
Happy Mother’s Day!!!
Happy Mother’s Day to all of you mothers out there! We wouldn’t be where we are today if it wasn’t for our mother’s love and kindness. Today I want to wish a happy day to mothers of all sorts; whether you are a new mother, a grandmother, or even a mother to a “fur baby”. Today I am hoping that you get back all the love that you constantly give out!
A special shout out to my own, beautiful mother, Esther! I hope your day is wonderful and you feel our love from across the country! You have taught me so much, you have always supported me in anything I’ve ever done, and you have continuously encouraged me to be myself. You have helped me to become the woman I am today and I love you and thank you for it!
I wrote this poem for a friend last year, when she was about to have a baby. I called it “A Blessing for Mother”, she was expecting her first child but I think the words are still accurate to describe a mother with children of any age.
A Blessing for Mother
A mothers love is a warm embrace
She holds your hand and kisses your face
A beautiful baby is a gift from above
So cherish this child, and fill them with love
May you and your little one always stay close
Wipe away their tears and blow their little nose
You will always be their one & only mother
Hold them close to your heart, love them like no other
Families are a blessing, families are forever
Stay close together and go through whatever
Blessings to you and your loved ones
A blessing for your baby, when your little one comes
by Adrienne Nye
Photos: Top L: mom and I when I was a wee one, Top R: mom and the kids, decked out in denim (not the first or the last outfit coordinated family photo!!!), Bottom row: mom and I did a photo shoot for a newspaper article, baking an apple pie, I love these pics!
Have a great day all of you, lots of love! <3 OXO
everybody is a genius.
“Go girl, seek happy nights to happy days.” #RomeoandJuliet #quotes #love #happy #days #nights #happiness