Nothing screams holidays like extra dirty martinis in vintage mid century glasses and fair isle snowflake motifs in red and white.

This hat ended up being an amazing stocking cap gifted before I could get finished snaps. It only took two evenings to knit, so I’m definitely starting another one this evening.

Happy merry.


My mum and I found this amazing cocktail mixing glass and shooters recently on an antiques browse. This set is in mint condition–complete with glass stirrer and two glass picks for olives or cherries or onions. It’s a dream come true; the perfect addition to my bar cart. And it was only $20.

Last night, Sean and I enjoyed our first extra dirty martinis in this new set. Cheers, indeed.

cardamom & bourbon.

One of the first experimental drinks I’ve made from my new bar cart. Small batch bourbon, gifted to me by a coworker, cardamom bitters, and a cherry to garnish. I made this one for the coworker who gifted me the delicious Texas booze. It was a hit.

What other kinds of cocktails should I try out?

margarita, 7.4

I’ve developed a new margarita recipe, road tested on a large group (including one of my mum’s friends, who graciously agreed to model her cocktail for me), and definitely the only way I want to drink a margarita anymore (who are we kidding, I’ll drink any margarita, but this one takes the cake).

It’s really only a few elements, done in style: silver tequila, a splash of cointreau, fresh squeezed lime juice, ice, salt, and one secret ingredient which makes this so light and fresh.

Ask me to make you one; you can guess the special add in.