12. Fresh Basil: It’s intoxicating. It is like a magic ingredient that I try to weave in wherever I can and pair it with fresh bread and oil and balsamic vinegar. One day, I will be italian.
13. The River Cafe I am sorry to say that this beautiful gem is only in Calgary. Nestled in Prince’s Island Park, the River cafe beckons you in with a crackling wood burning fireplace, open concept kitchen and innovative yet delectable all-Canadian dishes. They do their best to source everything locally and in season. I went there for my birthday last year with my dear friends and wish I was going again with you this year. If you are ever in the area, give it a try.
14. The Ballerina by Jose Royo: A print of this whimsical painting hangs in the Nilgiris Tea House (another favourite). When I saw it, I knew I needed it. It evokes the dreams that I talk so often of. It wisps you off to a place where there are no worries, no insecurities, no self-scutinization. It’s beautiful, and thanks to a special angel I have a print of my own.
15. Aveda Hair Product Can you tell that I am deeply moved and inspired through the sense of smell? Aveda is an ethical company that produces a great product through fair trade and corporate responsibility. If you’re new to Aveda try their Shampure. Myself, however, I use their Rosemary Mint Shampoo as I like to wash my hair every day.
What do you think? Leave a comment if you echo my review, or disagree, if there is a product that you look forward to trying, reading or enjoying, I would love to hear from you!
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