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    Dare to dream: My Christmas wish list

Dare to dream: My Christmas wish list

  I do this every year, but coming up with my Christmas wish list was inordinately harder this time. In a matter of mere weeks, we’ll be welcoming our second baby and most of my shopping lists have centred on baby-related products. That said, I wouldn’t scoff at a gift certificate to my favourite gourmet grocer Pusateri’s or luxury retailer Holt Renfrew. There are a few handbags I have my eyes on! (And an Alexander McQueen scarf, and a Canada Goose vest, but I digress….) That said, there’s not much I really need for myself at this point but it’s nice to dream isn’t it? So I’ve taken the time to put together a list of items that I covet. I’ve had some fun going back to read my past Christmas wish lists, and you might too, although I do notice there are a few items I still haven’t crossed […]

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    Dare to dream: Christmas wish list

Dare to dream: Christmas wish list

Preparing my Christmas wish list has been inordinately easier than in past years because I’ve been keeping track on Pinterest and Etsy. In keeping with tradition in years past, this post will only touch on the food-related items on my Christmas wish list. But you can find the whole thing here. And while you’re at it, follow me on Pinterest too! Anthropologie owl cookie jar, as seen on the show “Modern Family”: Whooooo loves owls? I do, I do. Sorry, I love a cheesy pun. Truth is, I find myself wincing when I see the plastic containers filled with homemade cookies on my countertop. I just find it ugly, and I think this owl would fit in perfectly in my retro-chic kitchen. Cupcake Courier 36-Cupcake Plastic Storage Container: I’ve always wished for a multi-levelled cupcake caddy, because I hate walking around with two of my caddies when it would be easier to […]

  • Dare to Dream: My Christmas wish list Dare to Dream: My Christmas wish list

    Dare to Dream: My Christmas wish list

Dare to Dream: My Christmas wish list

  The older I get, the harder it becomes to make a wish list. Am I the only one? Namely because if I want something, I buy it. And if something is beyond my reach, I usually put it out of my head. Still, there are some things that I still dream about, because to purchase them for myself would be sheer folly. And impractical. And I am about as impractical as a pair of double-strap Birkenstocks these days. But I’m not going to lie — I would like to be indulged now and then. So, without further ado, here is my “Dare to Dream” Christmas wish list (ahem, hubby, you can start your shopping now!)Edible gingerbread playhouse: I saw the life-size gingerbread playhouse you see above in the Neiman Marcus’ holiday catalogue and my jaw dropped. You can have it for a mere US$15,000. According to the catalogue, this “unique edible playhouse is handcrafted of 381 lbs. of gourmet gingerbread and 517 […]

  • My Christmas wish list My Christmas wish list

    My Christmas wish list

My Christmas wish list

One year ago at this time, I was a busy working woman who planned outings to luxury hotels for afternoon tea, regularly attended baking and cooking classes, and planned my meals on a week-to-week basis.These days, I consider myself to be more of a human pacifier who plans one-handed meals that can be eaten without any knives or forks, like bananas, granola bars, yogurt, and toaster waffles.My signature Chanel-and-coffee scent has been replaced by the odor of pee stains, milk spit-up, and sweat.No, it’s not glamorous being a new mom.But that doesn’t mean I can’t dream big.And so here is my Christmas wish list. I crossed most of the items off last year’s wish list, so why not again this year?   Kuhn Rikon stainless cookie press and decorating set: True pastry chefs will cringe to hear me say this, but there is nothing I hate more than filling a […]

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    Dare I dream? My Christmas wish list

Dare I dream? My Christmas wish list

If money was no object, if time was limitless, if I had my own butler to cater to my every whim, my Christmas wish list would look something like this. But one can dream. Should any of you deign to cross any of the following off my list, however, don’t let me stop you.   Honey and granola Pret PotPret a Manger’s runny honey, granola and yogurt Pret Pot was the snack I grabbed on the way to Angel tube station when living in London. Since my return, I’ve tried to recreate the Pret Pot with Ace granola, Liberte yogurt, and clover honey. But it’s not quite the same.   Ladureé caramel au beurre salé macaronsNot to be confused with the coconut macaroon, the French macaron is a refined bite of heaven. Delicately crispy on the outside, decadently gooey on the inside, Ladureé is famous for its macarons. No trip […]

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