December favourites {and happy New Year!}

December favourites {and happy New Year!}

Well, this year has just flown by, hasn't it?! 

For me 2017 was a really big year filled with lots to be grateful for. Early in the year I got my long term visa to work in the UK after months and months of waiting, which was a huge weight off my chest. Once that fell into place, I started a really interesting and challenging new job and on the side I've been running this site - and both have been really rewarding experiences so far. To top it all off Christian and I got married in August in South Tyrol after 10 years together (five of which were long-distance between Canada and Italy), and we're continuing to build our life here in London.

Yes, 2017 was indeed a great year, but I have no doubt 2018 will bring lots of new adventures and challenges. The first big thing coming our way is our honeymoon in New Zealand at the end of January - I literally can't wait!

Now on to my favourite things from this last month... there have been so many, so here's a small selection, along with some photos from our stay in North Yorkshire for our first UK Christmas with friends.

And with that, I wish you all a very happy New Year 2018!

-xo KA

December favourites

  • Attending lots of Christmas/holiday parties throughout the month, of course!
  • Enjoying a very indulgent {gluten free} festive afternoon tea with Gianluca and Laura at 108 Brasserie in Marylebone
  • Going on an interesting walk in Bermondsey guided by Ken ("Old Map Man"), who uses old maps to explain the history of the area (thank you Mathieu & Lucia!)
  • Finally going to see Aladdin in the West End with Lydia and Craig (it was awesome!)
  • Sampling wines at one of Bermondsey's local wine bars, Lechevalier, on Tower Bridge Road
  • Practicing lots of yoga at More Yoga Bermondsey - the brand new Bermondsey yoga studio
  • Getting holiday parcels delivered to me all the way from Canada (thanks mom for the David's Tea and maple sweets!)
  • Receiving really cool DIY gifts - including a Grocycle grow-your-own mushroom kit and some kefir grains (thank you Hannah & Leila!)
  • Receiving some beautiful new tableware (this, this, this, and this) from Trouva (thank you Sarah & Patrick!)
  • Spending a cozy Christmas in North Yorskshire - and making this nut roast for Christmas dinner, along with braised purple cabbage, brussel sprouts, mashed potatoes and delica squash

Photos from North Yorkshire

December Favourites | Beloved Kitchen
December Favourites | Beloved Kitchen
December Favourites | Beloved Kitchen
December Favourites | Beloved Kitchen
December Favourites | Beloved Kitchen
December Favourites | Beloved Kitchen
December Favourites | Beloved Kitchen
December Favourites | Beloved Kitchen
December Favourites | Beloved Kitchen
December Favourites | Beloved Kitchen
Spaghetti squash with red wine tomato sauce

Spaghetti squash with red wine tomato sauce

Lemony cauliflower and kale sautรฉ

Lemony cauliflower and kale sautรฉ