Nature's heart

Thursday, November 29, 2012

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“Keep close to Nature's heart...and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”

This Roots poncho is my favorite item that I brought back from Canada.
It will always remind me of the Canadian Rockies. 

hat – H&M
sweater – Roots
pants – H&M
boots – H&M
socks  – Veritas
ring  Topshop 


Remember what Bilbo used to say...

Monday, November 26, 2012

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oversized rain parka – Primark
striped sweater – Gap
pants – H&M
hat – H&M 

In anticipation of the upcoming ‘Hobbit’ movie, I got tickets to see the Lord of the Rings movies in theatre. 
I was all excited and giddy about seeing 'The Fellowship of the Ring' in theatre again just like I did 11 years ago. Can you imagine? 11 years! 

In 2001, I was only eleven and I hadn’t read the books yet but I was already mesmerized with Tolkien’s world.

The last picture actually reminds me of that scene where Sam leaves the Shire for the very first time.

"Remember what Bilbo used to say: It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to."
- J.R.R. Tolkien



Friday, November 23, 2012

(source on my tumblr )

November inspiration on tumblr.

Have a lovely weekend,

Recipe: nutmeg maple butter cookies

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

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These with also would make cute little snacks for Thanksgiving ...

nutmeg maple butter cookies by Smitten Kitchen
1 cup (2 sticks or 226 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 cup (200 grams) granulated sugar
1/2 cup (118 ml) maple syrup
1 large egg yolk
3 cups (375 grams) all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg or 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (because it packs more tightly)
1 1/4 teaspoon flaky salt or 1 teaspoon table salt

Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. With mixer running, add yolk and slowly drizzle in maple syrup. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, nutmeg and salt. Add to butter mixture and mix until just combined. The dough will be in loose clumps. Gather them together into a tight packet with a large piece of plastic wrap and chill dough for at least two hours (and up to four days) until firm.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a few baking sheets with parchment paper. I like to roll out a quarter to half the dough at a time, leaving the rest in the fridge. On a floured counter, roll dough to 1/8-inch thickness and cut into desired shapes.

Arrange cookies on baking sheets and bake for 8 to 11 minutes each, or until lightly golden at the edges. Transfer to racks to cool.
Cookies keep in airtight containers for a week, or in the freezer until their dance number is up.

Serve with tea.

Happy Thanksgiving,

seeking the successive autumns

Monday, November 19, 2012

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“Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.”
George Eliot
This quote could have been written by me. If only I could fly.
I was lucky to have two autumns this year; one in the Canadian Rockies, late September and one now. 

I couldn't have asked for more.

Blazer – H&M
Skirt – H&M
Shoes – Primark
Bag – Fieldguided
Nail polish – Essie ‘stylenomics’

Come a little bit closer, hear what I have to say. Just like children sleepin', we could dream this night away.
Harvest moon - Neil Young

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