Sunday, February 25, 2018

An Afternoon in Dowtown Vancouver

These winter days have been definitely my favorite, those who live in Vancouver may know that having sun in here is almost a miracle! during this kind of days and specially in this season I love walking around the city with my friends and definitely grabbing coffee and pastries. The good thing being in Downtown is getting to know all the amazing coffee shops and bakeries nearby, I certainly don't have one favorite place to go because I enjoy meeting always new places and tasting new things, Yaletown and Gastown are great locations for plans like these.
Lastly, we went to the new Prada pop up store at Holt Renfrew, if you are in Vancouver you definitely must go and check this out. This is such a fun plan to do with those friends who love fashion!

Thanks for reading.
x. Laura


Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Baking Madeleines for Valentine's Day

These are the cutest madeleines made from home, I bought the pan from the grocery store. This is such a great recipe, fun to cook and incredibly easy! 

These little cakes are perfect for hosting a brunch, as an entry, dessert or as snack, they are simply 
so g o o d !

What I simply did, was:
 I took -1/4 cup of regular flour
- 1 spoon of Caramel extract
- 1 large egg 
- 1 spoon of Coconut Oil
- Honey or Stevia ( Spoon size is optional )
- 1 little spoon of Baking Powder

I put the eggs, coconut oil, caramel extract and honey on one side and the flour mixed with the baking powder on the other, then I combined both until getting a thick mixture. The rest is just to add the blend to the pan and let it inside the oven for 25 minutes until they are ready! 
This was my breakfast on Sunday and I loved it

Wish you all a great Valentine's Day!
x. Laura

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Colombia and It's Magical Cities

Has anybody wished before to have a pause button whenever you are vacationing? This is exactly how I feel right now, every place in Colombia I'm sure is magical, from the first moment you visit you will keep coming, that's how it is.
Every city has its own glow. As I'm from the coast, all the cities around are very close going by car, you can easily rent a car and meet 3 different cities in less than a week. 
Barranquilla is amazing for its history, restaurants, and people and Cartagena is my favorite weekend getaway, always sunny and beautiful this place is always a paradise whenever I come to visit.

Buying a cold coconut and strolling around is something mandatory, as also discovering new and different restaurants, getting to museums, the nightlife is great too. From am to pm you will always find something new to do, I recommend the trip to the islands, they are breathtaking! if you are planning to come, please make sure to book one day at Islas del Rosario or Baru.

The best decision from escaping the cold is always coming here, waking up in this kind of warm is all I can ask for.

Wishing you all a great day!

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