Wednesday, June 1, 2011

My Top Ten Faves (plus a few more)!

Here's a list of my top ten favourite things (plus a few more!)  I suppose I have a lot of faves, I couldn't keep it to a mere ten...   

Peonies!  How can I even describe them?  Simply the most beautiful flower I've ever seen.  They also happen to bloom right around my birthday, which is an added bonus.  I always treat myself to a big bunch of peonies in June.  They are so beautiful, I just can't wait for someone else to buy them for me!

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Elephant Island Winery in Naramata, B.C. is the most amazing and unusual fruit wine in the Okanagan.  Every single one of their wines is incredible, including the Pear, Blackberry and Cherry wines.  My favourite, by a landslide, is the Apricot Dessert wine.   Not only does it taste amazing, it's so so so pretty to look at!

The fish tacos (actually the entire menu) at the Atlas Cafe in Courtenay, B.C. are to die for!  My husband is from the Comox Valley and this fantastic restaurant is always a must when we're  visiting.  When you're in town, you simply have to make a time for dinner at The Atlas Cafe!

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Nobody does it like Tricia Guild!  She is famous for intense, bold shots of colour in all her creations.  Look at the pink and grey Designers Guild Tistad throw, this blanket is on my wish list.  Look at those absolutely stunning pillow cases, they look like they're hand painted!  Love. Love. Love.
Saijo Persimmon candles by Voluspa make your whole house smell like peaches.  Enough said.

 I'll admit it... I have a rocky love affair with our stunningly beautiful city of Vancouver, B.C.  Honestly, it's crazy  gorgeous no?  The skyrocketing cost of living is upsetting me just a little,  but I'm still including Vancouver in my list of could I not?  Look at how beautiful she is!

vietri tjs
I am completely enamored with this pretty, pretty dishware by Vietri.  It's so elegant, yet rustic looking all at once.  These dishes look like they've been coated with powdered sugar!  They aren't exactly cheap though, needless to say I'm collecting slowly. 

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I do love good coffee!  Vancouver based Caffe Artigiano is the best latte I've had outside of Italy.  Have you been there?  You gotta try it...

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I am absolutely in love with the simple, striking art by Jen Ramos.  Great way to add a splash of colour into an otherwise neutral room.  

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I LOVE my Caribbean Le Creuset pot!  My mother in law bought it for me and I smile every time I look at it! 

Disclaimer: Upon proofreading this post, it dawned on that I love pink!  I promise, on my honour, should you choose to hire Love Design Company to design your home or office space, we won't force you into pink.  Unless, of course you love it as much as we do! :o)


  1. Best blog ever! I'll take one of everything!

  2. My parents live in Courtenay! I will have to visit the cafe you mentioned! As for coffee and those candles - yes - LOVE! As a renter who moved back to Vancouver after living abroad and was hoping to buy, I too am NOT liking the housing market. At least I have a nice roof over my head and we can just sit and wait....and wait....

  3. We must get together! Our tastes and our city is the same. LOVE IT!!!

  4. Barbara- your parents live in Courtenay, small world! Yes, you definitely should go to Atlas. It's just off 5th Street and honestly, the food is amazing!
    Tracey, yes, let's get together!! I didn't know you were from Vancouver too...