Whistler Farmer’s Market Day Opening
It’s that time of the year again. One of the highlights of my little bubble’s summer. Farmer’s Market opened on Father’s Day this year. I’m just a tad disappointed that there were no cherries and my favourite bread and pastry booth, Purebread. They make the most delicious pastries, cookies and other crazy concoctions.I can’t wait for next Sunday and get my nutella brioche fix.
Tis’ the time of year when dandelions are so photogenic.
At the farmer’s market, a lot of jewelry designers set up tents to showcase their creations.
There are a lot of artsy and fashionista Whistlerites.
Lots of organic produce are sold in the market though it seems otherwise in the picture.lol
Handmate Gelato made in Whistler
The cheese with flowers is goat cheese and is really good!!!
This booth sells leather baby bibs. It’s their first time joining the market.
Snowcones, perfect for a summer day!:) I love their vintage branding
This is hands down, the world’s best popcorn.
Eva and Voltaire’s Wedding- A Celebration of Love
In this day and age of SDE’s(Same Day Edit Videos), Pinterest and event styling careers, sometimes we forget about what a wedding celebration really is and what it stands for. Two days ago, my friends Eva and Voltaire tied the knot with their closest friends here in Whistler as witnesses. The event reminded me that even though you strip a wedding of the pomp and pageantry, the fireworks and ostentatious display for societal expectations, a wedding is really all about the love of a couple for each other and how they want to bind themselves in a commitment to each other. Of course all those factors contribute to the aesthetics of the event but it shouldn’t be the focus of the occasion.Rarely are weddings found in the same sentence with the word simple. But a simple wedding can be very beautiful as well, as long as the two persons marrying each other offer themselves completely and without any reservation to share their whole life with their partner. Love is indeed all you need to quote the lyrics of that love song. There was no dry eye left in the room as the couple said their vows to each other. We didn’t expect Voltaire to fail in keeping himself together as the marriage officiant asked Voltaire to repeat the vows after her. The tears followed and without tissue in sight, they wiped their tears with linen table napkins from the dining tables. The reaction from us were tears mixed with laughter. I would like to have a wedding like that, a wedding that even if you strip it of all the fine details and planning,what remains is pure love and the bond of two people willing to take care of each other for the rest of their lives. Yes, I’m such a hopeless romantic!
The table napkin.:)
The event was held in front of Green Lake, at the Edgewater Lodge
The beautiful cake by Edgewater Lodge
Whistler friends with the Bautistas.:)
The Firestarter Sessions
I needed some motivation lately and it came in the form of a hard-bound orange book. Thank you Danielle Laporte
The pages are very instagrammable (if there is such a word)
I instagrammed this after seriously pondering of whether to stay here or go home. I still don’t have the final answer though.
It was such a good read. It doesn’t need a lengthy book review. You just need to get your hands on this book and see for yourself.
Purple Springtime in Paris-Themed Baby and Bridal Shower
I was in Preston Bailey mode when we threw a hastily planned baby and bridal shower for our friend Eva. She is five months pregnant and engaged to be married on the 9th of June. It is quite early to throw a shower for her but it was because I was supposed to leave Canada in a month. Now I’m not sure if I’m leaving soon anymore. Anyway, back to the topic. So I chose this theme for the bride/mother-to-be because I don’t know of any woman who does not consider Paris as her dream destination. Eva also loves the color purple and Springtime is in the air with tulips in full bloom. So after a quick trip to the city (Vancouver) to get materials from Michael’s, Winners Homesense, the dollar store and Metrotown to shop for ingredients, we were all set.
We made the backdrop with doilies and printed letters and we got this Eiffel Tower decoration from Winner’s in Metrotown c/o Mary Rose our financer.lol. I also made the tulle pompoms which were so dainty and feminine.
Here is the spread. It’s funny that we had a Paris theme but had an Asian-Filipino food spread. There was rice, chili garlic shrimp and beef stew.
This was the baby shower area. We printed pictures of us-her group of friends which was supposed to be used for the scrapbook for her but had little time so we just chose to display the album which had an eiffel tower print. We didn’t have time to buy gifts so it wasn’t really an official shower but I hoped that we showered her with love.:) That was pretty cheesy.
Mary Rose’s photogenic fruit punch.It was actually prettier in person.
Heart-shaped “leche flan” by Jenn which translates to milk flan in English.
To illustrate how inconsistent our menu was(lol!), we had chocolate fondue with bananas and apples, a Filipino dessert called “leche flan” which resembles creme brulee and macarons just to be in line with the theme which my friend Rita lovingly and painstakingly made. Those macarons are so difficult to make and requires a lot of patience.
We had fun with the projector and flashed pictures of the Eiffel Tower on the wall. I got the idea from here.
The happy couple.:)
Photos: Mary Rose and my instagram snapshots
Leche Flan: Jenn
Food: Mariecon, Mary Rose
Fruit punch:Mary Rose