I am extremely guilty of wanting to fall asleep in the most important of times (like sometimes staring at my computer screen at work, wanting to blog but too sleepy to,) and instead of drinking coffee I usually opt for tea. Kiss Me Organics sent me a package of their Matcha Green Tea Powder and its a welcome to my routine of trying- to- stay -awake (even my boyfriend complains I sleep too much -_-“). [Read more…]
Happy Earth Day Earthlings! I did a post last year and realized I got a load of shopping done on my last earth day! Oddly enough, I hung out with my civil engineering bestie again on Earth Day 2013! I haven’t done a journal-type of post for a while and thought today would be a good day for my to just put all my thoughts down via blog! What sorta fun things did I do today?
We started off looking around at Sephora since she wanted to get the Hourglass finishing powder and I picked up a Bite Beauty Lush Lip Tint in Blackcurrant.
Afterwards, we went to David’s Tea. Since it was Earth Day, they were giving a free tea refill if you bring in your personal travel mug. I got a mug full of Green Rooibos tea! Because I cannot resist anything in that store, I picked up Coco Rooibos Chai Tea, Organic Cream of Earl Grey (tastes like liquid GOLD , no joke,) and Bollywood Chai. I really love my tea. I will do some tea reviews soon! 🙂
(Sorry, SUPER bad picture today)
I had three meals within four hours today, no idea how. I had some pizza bred from Foodwares Market, which was delicious- tasted like a hybrid of pizza and greek salad, but it wasn’t heated enough for me. After, my friend and I went to Bel Cafe for some macarons and tea. I had a chill tea (chamomile and citrus) with a dark chocolate macaron and a strawberry lemon macaron.
After, we bought some matcha goodies to share from the Pocky-Japanese snack shop on Robson. I LOVE my Green Tea Kit Kat bars and I also picked up Matcha pocky as well. The kit kat wins by far.
We were still hungry, so we walked down to Santouka Ramen for a snack. Yes, ramen for snack. As a foodie, I seem to have two stomachs We each got a Shio Ramen- the soup is creamy and mouthwatering. I love the fat bit on their cha-shu (bbq pork) meat!
And I thought I would be done for the day, with all the food and food shopping, we went to Club Monaco and I was surfing the sale section and my eyes laid on this blue-black dress. I love the royal colour of cobalt blue and I had to try it on…… and buy it.
The weather in Vancouver was perfect today! I hope you all had a wonderful Earth Day and let me know what you guys were up to! 🙂
I recently visited my 7th macaron joint in Vancouver, after I had some scrumptious gelato from Bella Gelateria. I guess I was on a rampant sweet tooth day…so unhealthy. This time, I went to Soirette Macarons and Tea– a small cafe located on West Pender. I heard many reviews about them, and for a store that dedicates selling macarons, I had to venture there! The location is actually quite far compared to other locations people go to in downtown Vancouver, so it was a bit of a walk to get there. Thank goodness for iPhone google maps to guide my way!
The storefront was very cute, and something I would expect from a store that sells macarons and tea. Let’s see the macarons!
There were a lot of flavours that were unique. There was pink peppercorn, mango and black pepper, black olive, earl grey cassis, lavender, orange blossom…
They had a sample of Mango and Black Pepper, which I tried, and loved! It wasn’t sweet, it was bursting with mango flavour and I love the heat from black pepper! It was a unique combination, and I liked it!
After much debating, I decided to get 4 macarons ( 1 macaroon = $2, Box of 6 macarons = $11.50, Box of 12 macarons = $22). The size of the macarons were fairly small, so they are quite pricey! I chose Rose, Earl Grey Chassis, Matcha, and Passionfruit.
I loved the Rose and Earl Grey Cassis. I don’t know why I’ve been into floral flavoured stuff (the Rose and Raspberry Macaron from Bel Cafe must have stimulated this new taste bud) but I loved the taste of the rose ganache! It was creamy, yes it was sweet, but rose-sweet, and buttery, and it was a good chew. I normally do not like chocolate in a macaron, but the Earl Grey cassis had a dark chocolate ganache and it was lovely with the earl grey flavour. There was definitely an evident aroma of earl grey tea, and I believe Soirette infuses their earl grey tea with this macaron.
The matcha macaron was okay, it wasn’t as strong as I like it; there was only a hint of matcha. I thought I would get a full blast of Japanese flavour, but it didn’t happen. I was not a fan of the passionfruit – it was a tarte chocolate flavour that I wasn’t too fond of. I wish I got another flavour. 🙁
Anyhow, I like the vast flavours Soirette offers, and I would come back to sample the other flavours! I have my eye on the lavender macaron!