Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Friday


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Monday, November 25, 2013

Holiday Cocktail Party


Happy Monday! Hope you had a great weekend.

I thought this post went up last week...I see it didn't! We shot this holiday party with the The Cascade Group (Charlie's, Union, Cascade Room, El Camino's), my family's restaurants, for the new BC Living magazine. Chef Lisa Henderson (aka my sister-in-law) of Union, and bar genius Nick Devine (co-owner), created party snacks and cocktails to start the holiday season off right. Let's just say, this was a fun shoot ;) Here's a sample...

"Boleripitas" and "Guasacaca" For recipe click here.



"The Snow Blower" For recipe click here.

"Whisky Galore" For recipe click here.

"Panabas" For recipe, click here

Heather Cameron was on hand for the party shoot as well, along with Amy and Felice of BC Living magazine. Thanks to Kate (sister-in-law) for hosting the shoot, and pulling some of her decorations. You can get all the recipes from the issue, on stands now, or on the iPad version. 

Do you like to entertain? If you do, do you make your own party food, or do you order out? Let me know! I tend to do a little of both. 

Have a great day! 
janis
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Christmas "Spruce" Style


Happy Wednesday! Hope you're having a great week.

My last post was pretty festive, so I'm just going to carry on with that theme. 'Tis the season, yes?

I've had the pleasure of working with the women behind the fantastic shop, Spruce Collective, a number of times, but I think this shoot might be my favourite so far. They created a festive dining room, complete with DIY ornaments and decorations. They're featured in the current issue of Chatelaine magazine.




I love that they've created a festive setting without screaming 'it's Christmas'! If you're in Abbotsford B.C., definitely pop in and see what they've got happening for the holidays. I promise, you won't be disappointed. 

I'm off to Tahiti and Australia tomorrow, but I do have a couple of posts ready to go and will, no doubt, post something from my travels. If any of you have been to Tahiti, I'd love to know any secret spots that we shouldn't miss. Merci in advance!

Until then, take care!  
janis
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Friday, November 8, 2013

T'is the Season

Happy Friday!

It may be a little early for Christmas, for some (is it?), but it's everywhere right now. Thought I'd share a festive story I shot for Style At Home along with editor-in-chief, Erin McLaughlin. Cheryl and Natasha, the mom and daughter team of Little White House, created a cozy, cabin-style Christmas with vintage papers, lace, and ribbons, along with linen and burlap.  This story is in the current issue of Style At Home. Here are some more pics from the shoot.....








When do you set up for Christmas? Are you a stickler for tradition, and keep your decor the same every year, or do you change it up? Do you make a lot of your own decorations, like in this story? I would love to know!   

For the entire story, the ladies of Little White House have put it up on their website. Click here to read more.









Monday, November 4, 2013

I Could Live Here

I hope you all had a lovely weekend!

I was able to get some pics of the new and improved The Cross, just before they re-opened, after a month of expansion and reno's. It's so beautiful. I could live in various parts of the shop. Since they're re-opening in time for the Christmas season, there's a little festive action going on here as well. Here's a peek...








If you're in the Vancouver area, this shop is a must-see. It's one of the many, independently owned, shops in town. Great to see, especially in the era of "big box" stores. If you can't get to The Cross, you can also shop online