Insta-Living Vol. X // Christmastide


There has been a multitude of great moments that were shared during the beginning of my December, and others that weren't. Somewhere in-between all of the festive chaos, I remembered to savour some of those special moments---live in the present and unplug whilst enjoying those around me, and without being completely enraptured by my handy tech devices.

But, when those un-plugging moments passed, sneaking in a few snapshots did make it fun to have other keepsakes, even if only to be virtually amusing and appreciated.
Above: 2016 planning and teatime with golden accents,  Extra special nuggets of Jo Malone, I made a sweet potato mash with roasted garlic topped with lemon coriander sauce and mince truffle, Holiday prepping and making our Christmas crackers with some new trimmings.

By the time you read this, I am probably off to my sister's house with multiple carry-on bags in tow, and many more stops along the way until the new year. I will be returning later next week on the blog, and I hope that you enjoy all of your holiday celebrations with those who are dear to you.

Here's some of my favourite highlights from December, including a few more culinary moments and festive Christmas decor. Lastly, thanks very much for all of the love on my last post, I was overwhelmed with gratitude.
Above: Glimpse of holiday décor with a festive snowman,  I made Matcha pops with pomegranates, raw dark chocolate, and coconut, Gold embossed cards that I am making into table place cards, Homemade currant & orange scones, Finally tried out Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminaors (in "So Hollywood," and "Riviera") and love them, Quick hors d'oeuvres: fresh mozzarella, rosemary, and tomatoes with a reduced balsamic drizzle that I served as an alternative alongside our antipasti platter for a few friends before signing off on holiday. 

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  1. Merry Christmas.

  2. Merry Christmas.