The beautiful weather, dad’s  steaks, my mom’s delicious cooking , and the bucket size dish of sangria quickly turned Taras’s birthday get together into a lively barbecue fiesta. Taras modified the recipe for the sangria, with the base being comprised of rhubarb compote (fresh from the garden) – sort of a Russian take on a Spanish classic. He then added gin, red wine, maple syrup, and lots of raspberries. You could tell it was  made with love…insanely delicious. The sangria just kept pouring and pouring to the sound of the Buena Vista Social Club. If it wasn’t for all the leaf trees I might have forgotten for moment that I was in Canada.

What I’m wearing:

  • Silk dress by “Chloe”
  • Pumps by “Betsey Johnson”
  • 2 tri-skull rings by “Alexander McQueen”
  • 3 zip bangle by “Luc Kieffer”