Thursday, 30 May 2013

The Golden Hour

I've never cared much for Margarita's but that's because everything I've ever known about them has been a lie! Turns out they are NOT Big Gulps from the 7-11, all artificial slush and tacky glasses. And margaritas need not be blended - but shaken - with a delicious balance of freshly squeezed lime juice, tequila and triple sec. I based the recipe off of this video (you should watch it too) by bartender Evan Zimmerman for Imbibe Magazine. 

Classic Margarita

2 oz of tequila 
1 oz of triple sec or grand marnier
1 oz of lime juice 
coarse kosher salt or seasalt 

1) Start by squeezing juice out a bunch of limes
2) Strain the pulp out the juice
3) Then choose a glass (any glass!) and run a lime wedge around the edge. Put some coarse salt on a plate and roll the outside edge in the salt 
4) Throw ice in a cocktail shaker, add the liquor and lime juice and shake shake shake 
5) Strain into the salted glass and enjoy this perfect (boozy) summer cocktail

Saturday, 18 May 2013

about me

(photo by Yuli Sato

Thank you for reading! I'm 23 and live in Toronto. I love making cocktails, thrifting, decorating, organizing and tackling DIY projects. I like to challenge myself to create things with a limited budget. Whether its painting my house, building a book case, making a cocktail, or building my various vintage collections...I like it more if it's cheap!

 The name for this blog came from a a quote I read in my horoscope this winter from NOW magazine... 

(The view from my balcony) 

"The home is not the one tame place in a world of adventure; it is the one wild place in a world of set rules and set tasks." My goal for this blog is to collect the things that inspire me and make my home a playground for testing out the things I've always wanted to try.

I have a degree in creative writing from Concordia and would love to write about food, cocktails, books, city life and decor. Please contact me at if you're interested in having me write a piece for you.