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Lime Fresca Cocktail

Is there anything more satisfying than a crisp, ice cold cocktail on a hot summers’ day? We all know by now that MR Bartending has mastered the cocktail – I mean, one sip of this, or this and you’ll want to be his very best friend – but this lime apple combo may have them all beat!

Lime FrescaA thirst quenching cocktail for the summer months
prep time
2 Minute/s
cook time
total time
2 Minute/s
Serves 0Ingredients
  • 2- Slices of lime
  • 2- Slices of apple
  • 2-3 basil leaves
  • 1 teaspoon demara sugar
  • 1-1/4oz gin
  • Fresca
  1. Muddle lime, apple, basil and sugar in shaker
  2. Add gin, shake and strain into glass
  3. Fill with fresca

Photography: Charla Storey | Floral Design: Wedfully Yours | Bartending Company: MR Bartending | Paper Goods: Bee’s Knee’s Custom Designs | Rentals: Shag Carpet Themed Events & Decor | Stylist: Jen Rios Design | Venue: 333 First Ave | Wedding Venue: 333 First Ave

15 Ways to Organize Your Pantry

I’m not ashamed to admit that this entire collection of images makes me insanely happy. And while I’m in confession mode, I’ll tell you that the second I finished this post, I totally and completely re-organized my cupboards. Because as far as I’m concerned, an organized pantry is the bees knees. And even better? An organized pantry that STAYS organized is our goal for today. And it’s not nearly as difficult as you may think…

15 Ways to Organize Your Pantry
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Behind the Scenes with Truvelle

A creative who is passionate about all things fashion? I can get behind that. A creative who is passionate about all things fashion and has a hedgehog as a pet? I do believe we need to be BFF’s. And fast. Truvelle, the up and coming Vancouver based bridal designer, is making waves in the wedding world and for good reason! The girl is oh so talented. And today we’re teaming up with Rose Dykstra for a behind the scenes peek.

From Rose Dykstra… Truvelle is an up-and-coming bridal designer based out of a live/work studio in Gastown, a historic downtown neighborhood in Vancouver. The building she resides in is unique in that it is a live/work concept, so there are many small business owners who live and create within it.

Truvelle has been gaining popularity over the past year, with a number of international bridal boutiques now carrying Gabby’s collections along with many styled and wedding features online and in print. I’ve asked Gabby to write a little bit more about herself below!

On herself:
I’m Gaby, the girl behind Vancouver based bridal line “Truvelle”.

On her style:
My style is ever changing and my home will follow suit, but right now I’m crazy for negative space and functional elements. Interiors with good bones and natural light are key.

On what she loves most about her home:
My home is also my workplace, so I’m so happy that I’ve managed to create a space that serves each purpose with grace and balance. My work is a huge part of my identity, so having a live/work has both simplified my life and given me comfort in my surroundings.

On what she had to overcome:
I had moved into this space following a two month stint in Europe, and of course I needed to check out that expensive Parisian bakery and take classes at one of the top fashion schools in the world. Needless to say, I was on a very tight budget and faced with over 1000 square feet of possibilities. In hindsight, my thin wallet worked to my advantage. I was forced to start with necessities and creatively stretch my dollar for all that it was worth. Decorating was a slow process, but it gave me time to be thoughtful with every element added. Good things really do take time.

Simply Rose Photography: Rose Dykstra | Truvelle: Gabby Bayona