The Garden Caesar

The ‘Caesar’ was originally created by Canadian Walter Chell, who set out to create a liquid version of ‘spaghetti alle vongole in rosso’  or spaghetti with clams and tomato. The result consists of: vodka, clam nectar, tomato juice, lime, Worcestershire sauce and celery salt. We LOVE caesars in my family, which means we can get very creative with…

‘Sahajan’ Skincare

Ayurvedic inspired organic skincare. Ayurveda, translated from Sanskrit, means “The Science of Life.” The 5,000 year old science is based on using natural plant based ingredients.The scent and texture of Sahajan’s products are luxurious and grounding. You are in heaven the moment you open the jar, and smell the earthy scents of: Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Cinnamon, Geranium, Lavender, Bergamot,…

My Simply Delicious Home-Made Pizza!

Surprise – there’s a hack! I use ‘Whole Foods Market’ ready-made pizza dough. It’s a healthy, time-saving option, containing organic whole grain flour, and costs only $3.99. You can keep it frozen for up to three months, it defrosts in only 2 hours, and bakes up in less than 15 minutes.   Things You’ll Need: Pizza dough…

10 Questions: Rachel Kelly Artistry

If you’re like me, and you’re constantly screenshotting beauty looks on Instagram (at, like, midnight, when you really should be sleeping) then you need to follow Rachel of ‘Rachel Kelly Artistry’. Rachel is a makeup artist and all around creative; at only 21 she is producing flawless, innovative looks and will be the next ‘it’ girl MUA to keep…

Canada’s first ‘Date Night’ subscription box: Date Mail!

Date Mail  is Canada’s first date night subscription box, providing a unique theme each month, designed to give you all the tools needed for a fun and meaningful date with your significant other.  My partner, Brendan and I, like so many millennial couples, have opposing and demanding work schedules. We spend the majority of our evenings together, but are almost always…

FRESH MINT CHOCOLATE ICE-CREAM

INGREDIENTS Ice-Cream: 1 1/2 cups whole milk 3 cups heavy cream 1  cup sugar (I prefer less sugar in this recipe, please add more to taste if you wish!) 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract 2 cups fresh mint leaves 2 ounces dark or milk chocolate, chopped 1 teaspoon coconut oil (or any other oil) Chocolate Ganache: 5 ounces bittersweet…

Mt. Seymour

Only 30 minutes from downtown Vancouver is a breathtaking winter wonderland waiting to be explored. We hiked from the base of the chair lifts to Dog Mountain summit, deciding not to rent snow shoes and opted for waterproof hiking boots instead! They worked perfectly for an easy trail like this! The trail is about 5km (return),…

Orange DREAMsicle Smoothie.

If you’re like me, and have days where you miss the warm summer months and fresh fruit popsicles dripping down your chin, then you will LOVE this simple and healthy recipe. The star ingredient is fresh oranges! Here in Canada they are available from November to April, with peak season in January.   Ingredients: 1 cup almond milk*…

About Me.

  Hi, I’m Coral!  ‘A Piece of Coral’ is a lifestyle blog featuring: Beauty: I have always been a lover of products,  sharing new and classic items with my girlfriends. Full disclosure, I have enough products to open a full-service beauty salon, but does that stop me from running out to buy the newest must-haves on…