Fresh faced x KIKO MIZUHARA

Lately I’ve been obsessed with Kiko Mizuhara and all her work. She is known for her youthful and vibrant personality as well as her film work in many japanese movies. I find that her Garconne attitude and quiet-polite side mesh together perfectly. For such a young model/actress/talented instagrammer, she is on the right path to a lasting career. Kiko is my fresh faced model of the month. I look forward to seeing more of her.













Joys of Summer: Food Edition

Goodbye gloomy mornings and windy nights! This Joy of summer is entirely dedicated to the exciting foods, produce and recipes that we can look forward to in a few months! Spring was only a few weeks away, but my minds is going full speed ahead to the thoughts of tanning and enjoying a nice iced-tea on the patio. Unfortunetely, I don’t live in sunny California so I’ll keep dreaming about the heat for a few more weeks. Enjoy!

Delicious salads


-Citrus-pomegranate quinoa salad
-Summer Farro Salad
-Basil Beet Salad

Summer fruitfruit


Vibrant veggiesveggies

-green beans
-plump tomatoes
-sweet  corn

Local quirklocal

-farmers markets
– gourmet food trucks (you’ll be surprised how many quality food trucks are based in Ottawa)
-ice cream trucks (if you’re lucky enough to find one)

Refreshing dessertsdesserts

-mango and berry pavlova (also check out her lovely recipe)
-poppy seed- honey cookies
-lemon bars

Frozen treatsfrozen

-Easy ice cream crunch bars
-Blackberry,Honey and Yoghurt Pops
-Frozen chocolate covered banana pops

BBQ parties for the veggie enthusiastsbbq

-roasted red pepper,mango and brie quesadillas (I apologize for the outdated recipe but this one always seems to pop back up whenever we host)
-grilled portebello mushrooms (recipe to come!)
-grilled artichoke

Cool drinks


-blood orange sangria (family favorite!)
-Summer peach tea punch
-Lemonade with a twist

Green thumbsgreen thumbs

Pick your favorite herbs and start a garden! Fresh herbs add color,flavor and depth to summer drinks! If you’re short on space, try purchasing one of these or these!

Hope you enjoyed this post and let me know what summer food and produce you’re excited about! I’ll be doing more recipes and summer food posts once this yucky weather is out of sight. Have a lovely weekend 🙂