Weekend Notes & Reads


Stayed in bed late this morning (almost 9am!). Last night, we had a small dinner party with close friends and drank whiskey cocktails and wine late into the night. For dinner, I made my first leg of lamb (the folks at Acme Meat Market were insanely helpfully) and used Daniel Costa’s recipe for ricotta gnocchi served with a brown butter and sage sauce (find the recipe in the latest issue of The Tomato).  Tonight, I can’t wait to be transported into the magical world of Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker. Hope your weekend is full of holiday cheer.


The City and Dale Weekend Guide – so many joyful happenings.

Gift Guides for a baby girl, baby boy, toddler little gal and toddler little boy.

Do you read Sharon’s weekly Edmonton Food Notes? (you really should!)

Have you tried Noorish Conscious Eatery and Superfood Elixir Bar?

Proof that stylish, warm winter boots do exist.

A round-up of the best hair products to fight winter – frizz, tangles and static!

Want to learn to knit? It doesn’t get any better than this….

29 Armstrong put together the best list of ORIGINAL stocking stuffers.

Girly, sparkly and bold... so many reasones to love ban.do’s line of accessories (photo above).