Thursday, May 16, 2013

Little Getaway

Hello all! Wow, I'm very behind with my blog postings. I assure you it's for good reasons :) I've been busy getting ready for the shows this season. I also have a few exciting business opportunities that have come up. I haven't decided what to do yet but I hope to share some goods news soon! Anyhow, James and I went to Quebec City this past weekend to celebrate our up-coming one year wedding anniversary. (I can't believe it's going to be a year already!) Here are some photos from our trip :)

(left) Yummy fresh donuts at Tim Hortons. The cherry timbits were so good!
(right) Strolling around Old Quebec.

We tried poutine for the first time and the ones at Chez Ashton were really addictive. I'm going to miss these when I'm craving for comfort foods!

We stopped by Paillard a couple of times. It's a chain bakery/cafe that was near our hotel. The pastries and food were good. Their macarons were delicious too. The cafe has a very comfortable atmosphere. 

I don't know exactly what this is called but it was good. The outside was flaky and buttery like a croissant and the inside was a frangipane (almond custard) filling.  

(left) How pretty is this store window? Love all the nutcrackers with their dessert-hats!
(right) I love how high up Le Chateau Frontenac is. The houses lining the street is so charming too. 

Erico on rue Saint-Jean is a must-visit for any chocolate lover. The chocolates are pretty and tasted amazing. I especially love the jasmine one (pictured in back). It was divine!

We found these awesome macarons at Marche du Vieux-Port (a farmer's market in Lower Town). Aren't the colors amazing? They tasted great too. I am so inspired by them. I can't wait to make a vibrant batch of macarons now! Btw, we also bought locally made maple butter and apple butter at this market. (The vendor won us over with her delicious samples!) It's a fun place to go and see where the locals shop.

We stayed at Le Chateau Frontenac and were greeted with these beautiful flowers in the lobby everyday. 

Quebec City is so charming and the people are really nice. We had such a fun and relaxing time. I have to thank my wonderful husband for planning everything. He got a lot of brownie points for this one! :)


  1. awww....congrats on the 1 year anniversary! Time sure flies eh, especially when you're having a good time:) It looks like it was a relaxing trip to Quebec City!!!

    Man..i miss Tim Hortons....those donuts look yummers. Funny enough, i had my first taste of pountine in Vancouver when i went there last Christmas and they are delish comfort food!!!
    and gosh those vibrant macarons must have tasted good. i cant wait to see your own version of vibrant macarons,hehe...and what, maple butter and apple butter?! Sooo wanna try it. How does it taste like!?

    The lobby of Le Chateau Frontenac is soo pretty and magical. I got this thing with flowers, hehe...they always make me smile.

    I've been away from blogging for almost a month but its soo good to read upon your blog to see what you been up to:D Keep it up girl!


    1. Thank you for the encouragement Cinz! It's been hard for me to keep up with the blog lately...that and facebook and instagram! lol It's a lot of time commitment...hopefully I can set aside more time for it but I've been crazy busy lately.

      Poutine are so addictive aren't they? The macarons were really good. They had really interesting flavors like strawberry marshmallow, carrot cake, and tutti frutti. The apple butter and maple butter is super smooth. I can't think of how to describe it exactly lol.