Friday, October 18, 2013

Healthy Fall Salad - Roasted Beets, Goat Cheese and Pumpkin Seeds

Sweet roasted beets with their gorgeous red and golden hues make for a beautiful fall salad when drizzled with organic olive oil and balsamic vinegar then topped with fresh goat cheese. Beets are an excellent source of folate and potassium. A sprinkling of pepitas adds a little protein, healthy fat, iron, and some crunch. I roast olive oil coated beets in a foil packet at 350 degrees for about an hour at which point their peels slip right off. With a bed of peppery arugala underneath, the colors and flavors of this autumn salad are incredible.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Learn to Surf... One Day

One day, I intend to surf. My neighbour, Nadia, surfs. My girlfriend's husband is a pro surf instructor. I am surrounded by inspiration so there really is no excuse (except, maybe winter). Yet I haven't tried. It's like Jack Johnson's lyrics, "One day is only two words we say. I don't want to let them get in the way." I've spoken these two words often and had visions slip away. And so, I will don my Roxy t-shirts and pretend until I get over the intimidation factor (and also purchase a bikini that won't fall off when I fly off the surfboard). This is my "one day" commitment. I do intend to surf.

Images above from Swell on Pinterest

Below, a collection of Trent Johnson's (JJ's brother) Alaia surfboards.
Ehukai Designs makes surfboards from reclaimed wood. 

I love surfboards used in interior design.

Carolyn's Desire Empire

House Beautiful

What is the dream that you have been putting off for "one day"? Set the intention!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Coastal Autumn Tablescape

A few mini pumpkins with metallic paint, a handful of starfish, and natural woven chargers became my coastal tablescape for fall. I wasn't feeling the vibrant oranges this year. I think I am still desperately trying to hold on to summer, despite my fondness for a half-sweet pumpkin latte here and there. Turquoise is a fall colour, right?

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Jack Johnson - From Here To Now To You

I am not quite sure I can adequately express my complete adoration for this man's music. Every cord and every word make me feel like I am on vacation. The beauty of Jack is not only in his lyrical melodies, but also in his unwavering dedication to our environment. One hundred percent (100%!!!!!) of his tour profits are donated to charity and his tour initiatives and practices - from waste reduction, to merchandise, to transportation - are all eco-friendly. Michael scored us FRONT ROW CENTER (I die!) tickets for his Toronto tour stop this past weekend - HEAVEN!!! If you haven't already fallen in love, please experience his magic for yourself:

Visit his website HERE.
Posted image and videos are from Jack's website.

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