Apr 30, 2014

My Morning Routine


The socks and clogs are mandatory (and don't leave the house).




Apr 29, 2014

Marie Antoinette Blue



or maybe Versailles blue - not so much Wedgwood blue. Ice blue?

Whatever the colour is it reminds me of Marie Antoinette so let's do a search of Marie Antoinette blue shall we.




Anyway, I'm giving away my chairs that I bought back in 2012.  I've decided to ditch the deck dining table and chairs and go for something more along the lines of this beauty from 1976:




hair image via the very cute blog Cute Colored Hair
room image via Wikipedia

Apr 25, 2014

Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups - Vegan Recipe

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Vegan Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
One, two, three, four ingredients simple enough for me to make!


What you need:
  • 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips (or regular)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp nut butter - we used almond butter
  • 2 tsp good maple or agave syrup


+ one shallow cupcake tin or a shallow candy mold
* recipe made a single tray of 24 small bite size cups

What you do:
  • grease molds with coconut oil
  • melt chocolate and coconut oil together until smooth and liquid - stir briskly
  • melt almond butter and maple syrup together - stir until smooth
  • drop 2 tsp of the melted chocolate into each of the molds
  • place tray in freezer for 5 minutes - remove when chocolate is hard
  • add 1 tsp of nut butter mix on top of hardened chocolate - smooth out to cover all the chocolate
  • cover the nut butter filling with melted chocolate
  • place in freezer until hardened - about 20 minutes
  • save the recipe on Pinterest


Store in the freezer until you're ready to eat them for breakfast.



Recipe adapted from Healthy Happy Life



Apr 24, 2014

Quote of the Week - some guy in the 70s

The price is outrageous, but so is the quality.




Apr 22, 2014

100 Dollar Decor Style Steal


Rattan peacock fan chair and macrame tables from Macrame Enchantment, 1979

Wicker glass top table and four chairs $100 
Personalize and spray paint it black


Pop by Stacy Reynaud's Instagram for more style inspo


Apr 19, 2014

How to Tell if A Pineapple is Ripe

stacy reynaud
Pineapples don't ripen after they're picked. If your pineapple isn't ripe turn it upside down so the sugar flows to the top to help sweeten it.

If a pineapple is ripe its leaves will pull out easily.

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Apr 16, 2014

8 of The Best Decor Finds on Craigslist Vancouver April 16

 mid-century mirrored fireplace screen | Josef Hoffmann Prague dining chairs | the folding screen I've dreamt about since I was nineteen | free ficus tree
free elephant palm | Balinese wooden trunk with inlay | vintage cane chaise lounge | hammered brass pot (for the free elephant palm)

To see more of my uncovered treasures follow me on Facebook or Instagram. Thanks!

images © their respective owners




Mar 29, 2014

How to Make a Vegan Tuna Sandwich

Vegan Tuna Sandwich Image stacy reynaud

What you need:
  • 1 can chickpeas | garbanzo beans
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 2-3 tbsps hummus
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp agave syrup
  • a couple spoonfuls of regular mayo, vegan mayo, plain yogurt or soy yogurt
  • a couple of pickles

What you do:
  • drain and rinse the beans well
  • add the beans to a large bowl
  • add all the ingredients except the pickles
  • fold the ingredients - except the pickles
  • mash - I tried using a potato masher, but it was useless. Use a heavy-duty fork instead.
  • taste a little bit and add extra lemon, cayenne or agave as needed
  • fold in the pickles - I used four

Serve as a sandwich, on crackers or eat straight from the bowl.

Makes about four sandwiches

adapted from Healthy Happy Life

Stacy Reynaud




Mar 28, 2014

Quote of the Week | Clothes and the Man - Edward Spencer


Good clothes look better when they are nearly worn out than very cheap clothes look when they are new.



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Mar 21, 2014

From the Archives - The Duffel Bag Mystique

The Gold Rush 1898 duffel bag evolution - Chilkoot Pass Alaska

Even the word duffel bag conjures up images of three day old stubble and mud caked motorcycles all interwoven with vetiver, tobacco, musk and dirt.

Lost treasures from both Kurt Cobain and the Rolling Stones have been found in duffel bags. The duffel bag as Ark of the Rock and Roll Covenant?

Whatever it may be, the duffel bag only gets better with age.

Mar 19, 2014

Wink and Howie's Place - A West Vancouver Mid-Century Home Demolition



You remember this home. In 
February 2012, I posted about Wink and Howie's cute little place they'd lived in for 40 years. They sold in the summer of 2011 because of declining health (I bought their teak bedroom and dining suites). Well, last weekend, we decided to do a drive-by to see if the home had been restored - as we thought it would be back in 2012. Good God - no. It's been replaced by a concrete monstrosity with Parthenon-worthy Doric columns (the most massive Greek temple columns) and Baroque balconies. First image of the series.



Mar 14, 2014

How to Make Vegan Brownies - Vegan and Raw Recipe

Vegan Brownie Recipe image Stacy Reynaud 

Raw Vegan Brownies


Super fast, super easy, super good. 

Call these vegan brownies a breakfast energy square; no guilt is involved. 


What you need:

  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds
  • 1.75 cups pitted dates
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao
  • two pinches of sea salt
  • parchment paper
  • food processor
  • medium size bowl
  • small rectangular glass container with a cover (we used one of those glass airtight food storage containers )


What you do:

  • Place walnuts in food processor and process till finely ground.
  • Add cacao and a pinch of salt and blend.
  • Add dates one at a time to the running processor (through the top feeder tube) - the ingredients should look like cake crumbs, yet stick together when squeezed (if they don't, add more dates.)
  • Add the mixture to a medium-sized bowl and fold in the almonds.
  • Transfer to a parchment paper-lined glass container.
  • Press and mold the brownie mixture into the glass container.
  • Sprinkle the other pinch of coarse sea salt on top.
  • Place in freezer for about 45 minutes.
  • Remove from freezer and slice into bite-size servings.
  • Cover and store in the fridge.


Makes about eight to ten bite-size brownies - double the recipe for more


adapted from Karla's Closet and My New Roots




Mar 13, 2014

Quote of the Week - Erich Fromm

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While in our private life nobody except a mad person would remain passive in view of a threat to our total existence, those who are in charge of public affairs do practically nothing, and those who have entrusted their fate to them let them continue to do so.

Erich Fromm, To Have or To Be


Mar 12, 2014

The longest year in history



was 1972.

Remember the power of three? There's one of those going on again; this time, it's with the year 1972.


First off - Moody Blues, Nights in White Satin - a song I thought, from the very first day I heard remembering hearing it, was a cheesy 70s rambling poem song about King Arthur, so I paid no attention to it. Anyway, it popped up at me on the weekend, and I took the time to listen to the lyrics - which are everything but knights in white satin. New old favourite!

)

Then, I was looking at old Honda motorbikes online and came across this vintage ad from 1972. The truck and camper (and mini bike) equate to the elimination of the living in a van down by the river scenario created by the Vancouver rental pool.



Finally, Tuesday night I was looking at residential architecture and up pops this beauty. West Vancouver's Helmut Eppich house designed in 1972 by Arthur Erickson Architects (and sold in 2010 for $4.8 million.)



Mar 4, 2014

Vintage Chanel

1991
Christy Turlington




Electric Chocolate Lilies