Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cinema Style

I'm going to DVR "Cinema Style" on Fine Living network tonight. So excited to watch it when I work out in the morning! I can't wait to see the designers Thom Filicia, John Saladino, and Richard Mishaan recreate their versions of rooms inspired by their favorite movies!

John Saladino's "Girl With a Pearl Earring" inspired home
image from Fine Living Network

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


"Bing and Rainier in a Basket" for sale on Etsy. Click here to view

I went to the grocery store yesterday for my fruits and veggies. Poor selection of fruit. Can't wait for fruit season - plums, nectarines, peaches, and especially cherries.....

We pick cherries from my parents' cherry trees in the summer. They are yummy!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Speaking of Restaurant Decor...

I love Canadian HGTV! Most of my favorite design shows are from Canada. While we have Candace Olson on HGTV in the U.S., Sarah Richardson's Design Inc. is only on the Fine Living channel where I live. The episodes are also delayed at least year or so. I'll take what I can get though......
photo from Design Inc. website

The above episode is a reno of a popular restaurant called Mr. Greenjeans. Like all Design Inc. episodes, a fun transformation to watch.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sea Cider

photo from Sea Cider website

The bakery in my previous post reminds me of Sea Cider Ciderhouse and Farm on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. We visited the island a couple of years ago, and visited some vineyards and wineries in the area (as we love to do when we travel). Even though Sea Cider is hard cider which is made from apples, not grapes, it was on one of the wine routes, so we visited the farm and ciderhouse.
my husband looking at the tasting menu

I loved the decor and ambience of this place. I wish more restaurant, bakery, coffee house owners, etc. would take a look at the "feel" of their place. It would bring in new business for those start-ups....anyway that's just my thought.....happy Monday everyone!