365 days on planet earth: happy birthday kitCat!

To celebrate kitCat’s first birthday, we had a small up, up and away party, featuring a piñata cake.  The mini helium balloons were super cute, just like the baby birthday girl!   And here are the gifts we bought her from my favourite store, Think Geek!  Hopefully the Elemental blocks will help foster a keen […]

Kit Cat’s Cathedral Christening

The 17th January 2015 was a special day for my family.  It was the day my niece (who shall be known as Kit Cat in this piece) got baptised in the almighty grandeur that is St Paul’s Cathedral, located right in the heart of the City of London. History The cathedral as we know it […]

“A BOOK?! What d’you wanna flaming book for?” – Hosting a library shower

A new addition to our family is due on Star Wars Day – May 4th – and we are all very excited about it! Don’t worry! I did resist the temptation to organise another Star Wars themed event (despite the very provocative due date), and decided to choose a theme that would be a little […]

“Small cheer and great welcome makes a merry feast” – Thanksgiving 2013

Since attending my first thanksgiving dinner (albeit a Canadian one!) when at law school back in 2004, I have loved the traditions that come with these two North American holidays.   I have also had a good excuse to celebrate it most years, as the US holiday often falls on or around my birthday.  This year, we […]

Yeah, Science! A Heisenberg Halloween

*(WARNING: spoiler alert)* The end of AMC‘s Breaking Bad proved VERY timely for Halloween twenty thirteen.  

 The show chronicles the transformation of Walter White, from a Nobel award contributor, and high school chemistry teacher, into ALBUQUERQUE ’S meth king-pin supremo.  Far from being the protagonist of the series, WALT proves to be the catalyst for […]

PARTY LIKE GATSBY

The Invitation When one of my good friends mentioned that she was planning on having a 1920s theme for her thirtieth birthday party, I jumped at the chance of helping her with the party planning.  Having visited one of the many “speakeasy” bars in New York, “Bath Tub Gin” in Chelsea last November, I already […]