Author Archives: Cynthia Hamelin

Cyn ♥’s // The most stunning wallpaper for your home!

Hi everyone! Great news, we’ve finally found our house! We’re moving in less than two weeks and all I can think about is how I’m going to decorate our new home. I’m spending way too many hours on Pinterest and Houzz lately while I should probably be blogging but hey, after over a year of house hunting, […]

Nothing calms my soul more than spending a weekend on Lake Champlain

My mom owns a boat and yes, people always stare at us! Who said a women can’t drive a boat? My mom is just plain awesome! I’m very lucky to be able to spend my weekends cruising on Lake Champlain in Vermont and New York. It’s just a 20 minute drive south from the border and it […]

Lisbon family vacation (part 1)

We visited Lisbon at the end of February which was not the best idea we’ve ever had. It was cold, rainy and windy. My 1 year old daughter had to wear a wool hat and gloves. I wore a sweater, a jean jacket and a rain jacket over each other (so much for being stylish!). With everything we had read and heard about Lisbon, our expectations we’re high. Lisbon […]

Lisbon family vacation (part 2)

Lisbon without the tramway would be like Paris without the Eiffel Tower. We really fell under the charm of Lisbon’s squeaky old tramways. Especially the ones running up and downhill. We were very thankful for the tram, because with its 7 steep hills, Lisbon was quite a sport with a one year old. As one of the oldest […]

Renting an apartment in Lisbon

    On our trip to Portugal in February 2015, we stayed in Lisbon for a few days before heading to Madeira. As my Lisbon post is still in progress, here are the pictures of the funky apartment we rented in the Alfama neighborhood. I just loved the original DIY touches and the way they dared to use […]

The greatest ride of my life!

Whoa how time flies! My baby girl will be turning two at the end of the summer and looking back I can’t believe how becoming a mom has been such a life-changing and challenging experience. It was not easy and I was far from the perfect, all smiles type of mom. I had so many ups and downs and even had […]

The best burnt cauliflower salad recipe, just in time for summer!

I just LOVE burnt cauliflower mixed with fresh ingredients like corn and kale. And cauliflower is the new “it” food. So today I’m sharing my recipe with you, inspired by my little visit to Saint-Laurent Café.

Our two week family vacation on Madeira, the island of eternal spring!

Getting to Madeira is not something we’re likely going to forget soon. We had to fly from Montreal to Lisbon, where we spent a couple of days, and then took an EasyJet flight to Madeira. That wasn’t so bad. But little did we know that Madeira’s airport was one of the most dangerous in the world! Part of the runway sits on beams above the water, […]

Where in the world is Madeira?

Where in the world is Madeira? That’s the question I asked myself a few months ago while I was searching for Europe’s warmest winter destination. Turns out that Madeira is a small island that belongs to Portugal, situated off the Maroccan coast in the Atlantic. I had heard of the Acores but never of Madeira. It’s […]

“The moment you realize you couldn’t be happier.”

Photo of me in Madeira, Portugal. A preview of our first big trip with our 18 month old girl.