What have I been up to?

It has been a good couple of weeks! Weather cold and snowy and the city is half asleep it feels like. Restaurants just started to open up indoor dining (25% capacity) but it is far away from normal. Life has gotten back into a normal routine from me now and I am settled in at my new job and am so excited for the spring to arrive!

Picture below is from last week when we hung out with our friend Kanvar.

French onion soup is a new obsession of mine and the best one I had so far is at Lou Lou! YUM!

I spent one day cross country skiing in New Jersey. It was a beautiful sunny day and I had so much fun! It has been so many years since I cross skied so it took me a few falls to get into the balance and rhythm.

If you have seen the Netflix show "Emily in Paris" you might recognize this guy. William and I filmed a sequence for french TV at our fav restaurant Lou Lou last week!

Rosie, Nick and their newborn baby Mila invited us for a Superbowl Sunday "party".OMG She was tiny and sooo cute! I still don't have the desire to have kids yet.... Something must be wrong with me...?

I took a 3-day wine class and learned so much! We tasted few different wines and also learned about food pairings. One thing is for sure, I love Sauvignon Blanc wines from New Zealand and I dislike Chardonnays from California!

I spend a lot of time with Cashie, I don't know how I would survive without her!

Valentines day is something we usually don't celebrate super big but I always like to highlight holidays and celebrate the small things in life. So this year we had a valentines breakfast together with pink pancakes and breakfast cocktails!

The drink on the left is a breakfast bramble and it is the first drink I ever made with yoghurt! T loved it!

  • 6 blackberries muddled
  • 1 3/4 oz gin
  • 1 1/2 oz Bodvar rosé
  • 3/4 oz honey syrup (2:1 honey to water)
  • 1/2 oz lemon
  • 1 tbsp yogurt
  • 3-4 drops rose water
  • Garnish: mint sprig, rose, edible flowers ( I used rose and berry flowers), blackberries

Muddle blackberries in a shaker. Add the rest of the liquid ingredients. Shake with ice for 10 seconds. Add crushed ice into the glass. Double strain with hawthorn strainer and fine mesh strainer into the glass. Top with more crushed ice. Garnish with black berries, mint sprig, and flowers.

Our friend Celine has her birthday on Valentines so we were invited to her birthday brunch! Didn't get a lot of good pics because we were busy socializing :-)

My new moon boots are by far the best snow boots I ever had! Will def but more colors next winter!