Sunday, February 17, 2013

Coffee Candles

I found a great do-it-yourself project on Pinterest for all of you coffee lovers out there! Do you love waking up to the smell of coffee in the morning? Here’s a way to recreate coffee scented candles. Fill a small bowl with coffee beans and throw a tea light candle in the middle. When lit, the warmth of the candle gives off a beautiful coffee aroma, which fills up the room in no time. Enjoy!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

The Humble Lion Café

Alan and I visited a new hot spot this weekend called the Humble Lion Café. This tiny café opened not long ago on Sherbrooke, in the convenient and central location right across from McGill’s Roddick Gates. The minute I walked in, I noticed the huge number of students trying to escape the winter weather with a warm cup of coffee! The music was a little hipster and set the mood for a great study spot. The baristas were friendly and knowledgeable about their coffee without being overly snobby.

We chose the biscotti and Mediterranean biscuit for breakfast. They were both delicious and paired nicely with Alan’s coffee and my Macchiato. I loved the vintage vibe in the café that was nicely set by the lighting, bar and stool. The neatest part was probably the counter that is actually a recycling lane from a bowling alley. Even though this is a new café, their coffee was amazing and I’ll be sure to visit them again between classes!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Special Post: Justin Samler

This blog post has a special place in my heart, as I personally know Justin. With only a 10% chance of living, Justin Samler defied the odds and survived. When his body failed to recover from septic shock, Justin’s hands and feet were amputated. Watch his amazing story here.

He needs your help. Any donations will go a long way in Justin’s long road to recovery. To help Justin please go to