by Meli C

Posts from — April 2012

Musical Mondays

Also part of the Lolla line up, Sigur Ros is an Icelandic band known for its etherial sound.  The band sings in Hopelandic, a made up language based on rythms and sounds, but no actual meaning. I think you’ll find a really soothing quality to these songs. It was tough to pick favorites…

*photo via

April 30, 2012   No Comments

Musical Mondays

{Blind Pilot / photo source}

I first listened to Blind Pilot at Lollapalooza a few years back. I was actually walking past their performance on my way to another stage and I ended up staying until the end.  It was love at first listen, if you will.  Can’t tell you how excited I am to see them there again this August.

April 23, 2012   No Comments

Warm Chocolate Soufflé

{Warm chocolate soufflé & vanilla ice cream}

Fran’s mom shared this recipe with me a few months back. It’s so good that I couldn’t keep it to myself.

This dessert is not only easy to make, it’s easily among the best warm chocolate cakes that  I’ve tried. It’s not too sweet and just the right size, and it can be made in advance and refrigerated for later baking.

I hope you’ll try making it and let me know how it goes!

Recipe + Prep

5 eggs + 5 egg whites
1 cup butter
1/2 cup light brown sugar
250 grams dark chocolate bars
1/2 cup sifted flour

{beat all of the eggs + light brown sugar with an electric mixer}

{melt chocolate + butter over a bain marie}

{combine egg + chocolate mixtures + fold in sifted flour}

{grease/butter your molds or ramekins}

{fill the molds almost all the way to the top}

{preheat oven to 180 C /350 F + bake for 10-12 mins*}

{the crust must be firm + the middle gooey}

{turn over onto a plate + sprinkle powdered sugar}


*Oven times may vary, I recommend checking the cake at 2 minute intervals after 10 mins.

April 18, 2012   No Comments

Happy Birthday, Little Bro!

{on my wedding day}

I love you so much and hope that all your dreams come true! Wishing you the very best today and always! xo


April 17, 2012   4 Comments

Musical Mondays

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Now that the Lollapalooza line up is finally out, I’ve started working on a few playlists to brush up on the bands that excite me the most.

Lolla is still four months away, so that gives me plenty of time to share some of my favorites on here with you, in case you want to listen along. Happy Monday! xo

April 16, 2012   2 Comments

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