KFC’s Nashville Hot Chicken

We recently discovered that Windsor was one of the few test sites for KFC’s Nashville Hot Chicken (Kelowna, BC is the other Canadian test city). So we obviously had to try it. We were studying at a little coffee shop by the school, warm and cozy with our little pots of blueberry tea, but we…

Stella in Stripes

I love stripes and polka dots, particularly on a J. Crew crewneck, but nothing makes me smile like Stella in stripes. I was running some errands a little while ago, and decided to cut through The Bay. I must have a sixth-sense or something because in spite of my never-ending to-do list and the fact…

A Rainy Day Off in Instagrams

Lazy morning. Petsmart visit. Sushi to-go. A little baking. Abandoned toys. Because after lunch, it’s nap time.  

2013: A Year of Little Goods

I’d never been one for New Year’s Resolutions – they’d always seemed silly and futile to me – but recently, I’ve been finding that the ability to stay positive and see the good in everything is a really powerful concept. And so I begin 2013 not with a list of resolutions, but with a single…

Hello 2013

And with a few wine spritzers and a fast-asleep Frenchie, we say goodbye 2012, and hello 2013! May the new year bring you all peace, joy, and realized dreams! With love, Denise & Stella

Christmas is Here

What would the holidays be without copious amounts of food, baking, and chaos? Without all that, it certainly wouldn’t be the same in the Alba household. I always complain about the stress of checking off that shopping list (lists if you’re an obsessive list-maker like me), hosting and attending Christmas lunches, brunches, and dinners, and…

A Little Blue Book

I recently read a book called this is a love story by Jessica Thompson. I’ll admit I grabbed it on a bit of whim and because its robin’s egg blue spine with white lettering was too pretty to leave on the shelf of that little bookstore. It was a really fun and easy read which…

Costume Photos

Here are a few more photos from Tricks for Treats. There was an adorable little dog dressed as peacock as well that I forgot about!

hoodies for all

American Apparel is one of my favourite places to shop. I’m the kind of person who places comfort above all else, so their t-shirts and hoodies are wardrobe staples, much to my mother’s disappointment (if she had her way, I’d be in shift dresses and ballet flats and pastels everyday). Anyway, a few days ago,…