Monday Munchies

As many of you already know, D and I have been incredibly preoccupied with finishing exams, moving cities, and now traveling to anther continent! We are beyond excited for our flight out to Paris today. So in the spirit of travel today’s Monday Munchies is all about on-flight munching.

As many of you know from being worldy, jet-setting ladies, food on airplanes are many things. When you get them they are infrequent, highly salt-laden, typically heavily processed/ non-fresh, and often fairly disgusting. When you do not have them to buy that questionable looking ‘ham and Swiss’ will not only look unappealing, it will also cost you way more than it’s worth.

Especially for ladies with dietary restriction – vegetarian, vegan, soy-free, diabetic, wheat-free, etc. – eating on airplanes can get extremely frustrating. When I fly (or travel in general) I always have food with me. This way, I know I will not have to give into temptation (a.k.a. hunger pains calling out to that grotesque looking pastrami Panini) and will have healthy and filling options at hand.

The key to good travel eats is that is should be fairly smell free (as a courtesy to the people around you), it should not be something that goes bad within hours of being outside a refrigerator, and it is always good to avoid dishes that may make you feel bloated since flying alone dehydrates you enough as it is. Also, if you bring something that needs cutlery – don’t forget to bring that yourself.

Things that I often bring with me are:

Smaller snacks: Nuts, seeds, roasted chickpeas, homemade granola, granola bars, fruit, fruit salad.

Meals: Homemade sandwiches (check out the Vegetarian Times for some ideas), cold couscous/ quinoa dishes, bean salads.

When you travel are you concerned about what you’re being fed? Do you have any go-to food options you bring on your expeditions?

– Love Always, Nic & D

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“I wish for….”

Hello Everyone!

We are sorry for being MIA for a week but with exams and moving back home we were both super busy. We are s excited to be back, and we are even more excited fr our upcoming trip. We are leaving for Paris this Monday and will be visiting London, Ireland and Barcelona.

With Paris near by what else can a girl wish for? I know I am fully content these days. Nic and I are planning on doing a lot of shopping while we are there and we cannot wait to share some street style photos with you!  

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What do you wish for today?

– Love Always, Nic and D

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Tuesday Ten

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Last week Nic and I were talking about how Canada got the short end of the stick in terms of department stores. The States and Europe have amazing designers putting together low cost lines (Lauren Conrad and Vera Wang for Kohl’s) but the closest we get here is Rachel Roy for the Bay (and its not that affordable, $109 for a simple skirt).

Nic and I were doing some research on the Kohl’s website and have a few of our favourite pieces for you!

These LC shoes are our #1 pick from the Kohl’s collection because they are amazing for the summer! They are so confortable and are great for night and day time! and it doesn’t hurt that they are only $40.

Rock and Republic Black High Heels, They are so classy and go with every outfit!

LC Lauren Conrad Shoes. I actually own a pair, they are great for day and night!

Vera Wang Wedges, Super cute for summer outings! only $39.99

LC- Lauren Conrad Top, casual

Amazing LC Lauren Conrad blazer 

LC- Lauren Conrad White long blazer. Our new must have

Casual Day dress, LC Lauren Conrad

LC Lauren Conrad dress that can be worn for the office, or out on the town

Casual LC Lauren Conrad dress, can be worn with a black blazer for work or dinenr parties

 

where do you guys shop when you’re in the States?

– Love always, Nic & D

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Monday Munchies

Hello Everyone!! Happy easter/ passover to all of our readers!

Both Nic and I have been busy seeing family, enjoying the nice weather and the fact we have a few days off from studying. So in light of the holiday, we decided to share a vagan cupcake recipe that we love! The best part about cupcakes is that you can personalize them and decorate them to fit any theme.

Vegan Lavender Cupcakes:

What you need:

1/4 cup vegan margarine, softened
3/4 cup unbleached sugar
one 4-ounce jar of sweet potato baby food
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 cup soy milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1 1/4 cups flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons dried organic lavender flowers, finely chopped*
1 teaspoon lemon extract
optional garnish: organic lavender flowers

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 350.
Line a cupcake pan with 12 liners.
Cream together the vegan margarine and sugar.
Add sweet potato, cornstarch, and soy milk; stir to combine.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
Stir in the lavender and extract.
Fill cupcake pan and bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean.

Vegan Vanilla Frosting:

3 cups vegan powdered sugar
1/2 cup vegan margarine, softened
1/4 cup vanilla soy milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1 tablespoon vanilla

Mix margarine, non-dairy milk, and vanilla.
Blend in powdered sugar

Decorate it the way you want, and Enjoy!!!

– Love Always, Nic & D

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Friday Favourites

This weeks friday favourites!

Favourite Kiss

Favourite Track

Favourite Look

Favourite Laugh

(I got the first season of Flight of the Conchods – so funny!)

What are your favourites this week?

– Love Always, Nic & D

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Thoughtful Thursdays

For this weeks thoughtful thursday post, I wanted to share some wisdom from the mouth of a child.

This made us cry it was so wonderful, this kid is so inspiring without even knowing it. What is inspiring you this week?

-Love Always, Nic & D

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Tuesday Ten

So a few weeks back D let you all in her closet and showed you guys what she is planning on bringing on our Paris trip. For this weeks Tuesday 10, I will be letting you into mine and show you some of my favourite things that will definitely be packed into my suit case!

1. H&M Blouse I usually wear this untucked with a pair of high-waisted skinny’s in a dark wash and a  simple pair of black flats.

2. Zara Skirt This is a go-to article in my woredrobe. I wear this skirt casually out to lunch with a plain white-t and flats, for more a more professional statement I tuck in a blouse and wear a high black boot, or I wear it with a slinky black tank and heels for night out.

3. H&M Shorts I typically wear these on weekends out with the girls with a white blouse, boots and fun accessories.

4. H&M Dress I typically wear this with black tights and biker boots to bring an edgy feel to a cute dress.

5. Fossil Boyfriend Watch This is one of the few accessories I always have on. Elegant, sophistocated, and classic – it works with everything.

6. Zara Skirt I typically wear this skirt with a white top and heels for day. It is uber feminine so if I am going out I love to wear it with a (faux) leather jacket and boots for a little contrast.

7. Vintage Owl Necklace I love this necklace for its quirkiness and I think everyone should invest in some fun vintage pieces that make a statement.

8. Dynamite Blazer I love non-traditional blazers. I tend to wear this blazer to dress up my denim with a plain t underneath.

9. Zara Blouse I typically wear this tucked into a colourful skirt or draping over a pair of skinnies.

10. Vintage Sunglasses I almost always have a pair of glasses on (my D&G glasses or sunnies) and I love this pair for its quirky/cool vibe.

Now that you’ve had a peek at our closets, what are your go-to articles of clothing that you absolutely can’t live without?

– Love Always, Nic & D

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