DAYCATION… SANTORINI, GREECE

santorinigreeceWell it’s just another manic Monday and truthfully, I had no desire to get up this morning. After a weekend of bliss, who’s really happy to get back to work… not I. Which is why I always have to find a way to coach myself out the bed. One day I told myself, if I didn’t get up I was going to miss out on all the chocolate in pastry shops (laughs). And somewhere in my conscious I thought, ‘Hey, I need chocolate today‘, so I proceeded to get up with a vengeance. Since I can’t use the same excuse each week, today I told myself, if I didn’t get up I’d miss out on a good deal to go to Greece.

The deal might be non-existent, but traveling to Santorini, Greece by photo with you today… was inevitable (smiles). Monday’s are hard enough, so why not take a break, sit back, and enjoy the beauty of Santorini with me.

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ROASTED SALMON WITH CARAMEL SAUCE

 

salmonwithcaramelsauceI can remember my mother making the most amazing salmon cakes I’ve ever had in my life (Let me tell you, that woman can cook *smiles*). But believe it or not, that was my only experience with salmon. I had never, up until a couple of years ago, had a salmon fillet. Why? I have no clue. I just never got around to it. But when I did… I fell in love all over again. And now it’s one of the things I take out of my fridge, besides salad, when I want something quick and easy.

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I simply love the Asian influence in this recipe, but I did leave out the red chilli and the steamed rice. I’ve never been a huge rice eater, and if I do eat it… it’s usually brown rice. So instead of white rice, I placed the salmon on top of rice noodles. This dish was so easy and packed with flavor. Continue reading

I WISH I LIVED IN A LOFT

livinginaloftFor the longest time, I’ve always wanted to live in a loft. I love the high ceilings, the tall windows, the exposed brick (it just adds so much character), and the open floor plan allows for you to design the space anyway you want. So when it came time for me to find my first place, you can only guess where I started. But unfortunately, the price took me out of the running.

Loft’s are definitely expensive and a lot to work with… but when they are designed properly, the space can look so inviting and chic. Here are some of my favorite loft architectural designs.

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