Did you know New Brunswick is the only constitutionally bilingual province in Canada? Oui, oui! Fredericton is the capital of the province and has a population of almost 86,000 (city centre).
bilingual street sign in Fredericton
The downtown core has a few good pubsÂ along with a couple of fine dining restaurants. After a few days of pub food atÂ Snooty Fox and Dolan’s, a friend and I went to The Blue Door which was a nice treat. I had the gorgonzola tenderloin (yummy!) and she had the yellow thai vegetable curry (which was full of creamy white goodness).
The Blue Door, Fredericton
vegetable curry at The Blue Door, Fredericton
Although I was surprised to learn that there was no Starbucks downtown, on the recommendation of several people, on one afternoon I stopped in at Jonnie Java Roasters & Espresso Bar (in the Paradise Imports store) for some freshly roasted coffee. Although people told me “it was the best coffee”, I was a little skeptical. I have a thing for coffee, you may remember (read more here, here and here). Well, to my surprise, it was amazing! So amazing, in fact, that I had two cups of coffee – an espresso and a cappuccino – along with a delicious oat cake made with love by a group of ladies down the road. The coffee – and the people I met at Jonnie Java – definitely made my day!
A heart just for me!
coffee + oat cake = a delicious snack
Flowers were in full bloom last week in Fredericton and the lilacs – both white and purple – really caught my attention. So pretty!
Read more about Fredericton at Tourism Fredericton.
Photos by Jordana.
My mom retired this month after many years of work. She deserves a break and a most special first-birthday-as-a-retiree post. Since she spent the last fifteen years owning and successfully running her floral shop, I think it’s quite fitting to make this post all about one her favourite flowers – the peony.
via Mo + Mo Living
via Mo + Mo Living
Happy Birthday Mom!
For today’s Friday Five, I’m taking you inside my apartment.
1. I may one of the last people to own a land line. I know. But look how cool it is!
2. My milk glass collection never ends. The little one isn’t true milk glass but it’s cute.
3. These flowers, carved from wood, are from Easter Island. (Thanks Corie & Jeff.)
4. My ink blots. What do you see? (Apparently it’s a trend – look at what Christian from Maison 21 posted on Tumblr.)
5. Pussy willow branches are so pretty. I feel like it brings good luck too. These branches are from Easter but they’re still growing!
all photos by Jordana
Thanks for coming on this very mini house tour and thanks, as always, for dropping by White Cabana!
Have a wonderful weekend!
p.s. For the record, everything in the above photos is white – except for the ink blots (black) and pussy willow (brown) – but I liked how the photos turned out in black & white.
I know that like me, you’ve been wondering what to do with all that butcher paper you’ve got lying around.
Well, don’t I have a project for you: a lovely spring paper flower wreath!
Project by Alisa Burke where you’ll find the easiest step-by-step how-to photos and instructions for making the wreath.
And maybe it’s just me but gosh, we could use these lovely paper rosettes in so many ways: corsages for guests at your next brunch, decorations on each plate for dinner or strewn across the table, sitting pretty on a paper napkin ring, or as an accent on a bottle of bubbly offered as a gift. And etc. and etc.!
Happy paper flower day!
If you’ve been following me on Twitter then you already know that I was in New Orleans last week. I’m looking forward to sharing some of my photos with you over the next little while. Today it’s all about some of the food and flowers that I came across in this Ã¼ber-lively city.
Flowers in the French Quarter, New Orleans
Beignets (ben-yay) at Cafe du Monde, New Orleans
A popcorn snack at Hermes bar, New Orleans
Photos by Jordana