A couple of weeks ago we heard that the amazing The Cross Decor and Design store in Vancouver was hosting a tea party. With us being 2 girls who would never turn down a cup of tea and a party, we couldn’t resist going. We had to check things out. They were also featuring the talented baking extraordinaire Rosie Daykin and her #1 selling baked goods cookbook, Butter. Which by the way, is absolutely beautiful. We own it and love it.
This was everything a mid-day Tea Party should be. Beautiful china tea cups, check. Delectable baked sweet treats, check. Tons of pretties to browse through, check. A total tea lovers delight.
Don’t you think that tea just tastes better when you drink it from a pretty little tea cup?
Natasha purchased this gorgeous little blue beauty. The Royal Albert Polka Blue Teacup/Saucer.
It’s so very English.
Macaron lip balms. Adorable.
On a different day we had to go downtown and decided to continue our ‘coffee shop visits’. We stopped in at this local coffee shop Elysian on West Broadway. Huffington Post British Columbia recently rated it #5 on their top 15 Vancouver cafes. Elysian baristas are well known as the ‘real deal’… true coffee bean connoisseurs.
I ordered the cafe macchiato pictured on the left and Natasha ordered a latte, pictured on the right.
Is it just me or does this seem like a rather… ummm, smallish macchiato?
When they brought it to me I was all like ‘Whoa, my coffee is so little!’
But small or not, the flavour was spot on. Really, really good.
We’ll end this post on a sweet note.
Natasha made these mini delicious vanilla cupcakes for Easter day. Just like the little cup of java above, these little cupcakes reaffirm that sometimes the best things come in small packages!
Taking the mandatory ‘mirror-selfie’ shot in the hotel room!
At Keloha Music Festival in Kelowna! – Saturday, July 6, 2013
Shad at Keloha! His equipment broke down during his set so he ended up doing an impromptu freestyle rap performance which was crazy. Max (the lead singer from Arkells), was watching and joined him onstage for a impromptu performance of Ms. Jackson by Outkast.
Fields of Green live at Keloha. My favorite band at Keloha! I’ve been a big fan for awhile and was so excited to see them. – Natasha