To say I look forward to lighting my evening candle at the end of each and every day would be an understatement as I often enjoy a lit candle also while working from home during daytime hours. One of my new loves are these gorgeous glasses by Glassybaby. Founded by Lee Rhodes, a three time cancer survivor who found hope and healing from the light of a candle in hand-blown glass, a movement devoted to giving beauty, hope, kindness and millions of dollars to help others through their own healing process evolved from the many patients she met also undergoing treatment in waiting rooms, as they struggled with necessities such as food and bus money. These vibrantly crafted glasses can be used as votive holders, drinking glasses and desired signature vessels. The colours are endless and I especially love the idea behind giving each glass a name. A lovely personal gift for our ladies and also home.
With a love for colour, cultures, and changing climates, it came as no surprize that like clockwork with December arriving this week, I started thinking about the possibilities for Pantone's 2017 Color of The Year which will be revealed this very month. How does theapproaching 2017 year feel to you? On our home front here, everything feels fresh and beginning anew with a deeply-rooted desire for peace and love and being open to changing waves for the overall good. With this inner feeling, I felt that some variation of Pantone's Primrose Yellow (13-0755 TPX) would be a high contender in the line up and have my fingers crossed. haha the things we cross our fingers about...
I then emailed my niece, Xena and sister, Jan, true colour-lovers themselves to stay tuned and even make a prediction themselves. Jan is so in love with the more yellow-y chartreuse which is indeed gorgeous that to jump-start our month, I decided on a collection of loved chartreuse-y finds from around the web. Hello December, and as usual happy and safe travels this month. xx
November is also National Pepper Month and pepper is something we use with preparing and cooking meals on the regular, from the dried and crushed black pepper to the infused and spicy marinade. Pepper gives dishes an extra pep with or without that tongue-sizzling heat and we can minimize or maximize on this to suit our individual or larger group taste buds. A favourite is my good 'ole Caribbean scotch bonnet pepper which is often used in our homemade soups, rice dishes and even with overnight meat seasonings. To wrap up our month and kick off our holidays I wanted to try something new with this cheeky pepper and decided on a simple at-home movie night, light entertaining or supper treat for everyone with a fresh lump of crab meat or a saved can in our pantries.