My family never really focused too much on gift giving during the holidays. We usually made our way to Nigerian Christmas Parties, visited the homes of our parents’ friends, connected through conversation and dancing to traditional music while stuffing our faces with tons of food. Sometimes our holidays involved going to places around the city such as the theatres or museums where we could learn something new. My parents really focused on family time and in respect to Nigerian culture, getting together and enjoying each other’s company made a world of difference and still does. While I was in the swing of the holidays, I really want the new year to be about creating memories with the people who have a positive energy, places that bring out the best in you through positivity and presence and food.Continue Reading Read More »
Now that December is well underway, I am still reminiscing on some amazing moments from the last year of our lives here at DoTheDaniel.com. With so many to pick from, it’s important for me to remind myself how incredibly lucky I am to have this platform to share with you all – and how amazing it is that I have had it for almost five years. As we draw nearer to 2019 and our fifth birthday as a blog in January, I am so happy about the return of the rejuvenated #DanielsDish.
From where it all started, five years later things are coming full circle for me and the blog in the best ways possible.Continue Reading Read More »
There are moments when hunger hits and finding a healthy food option in a time crunch is really needed. With limited lunch hours, tiny breaks in between classes and a short window for dinners – I’m keen on finding ease with my meals. A healthy dish can sometimes seem boring and uninviting to the eye which, in the past, unfortunately made me afraid of eating good food outside of my own kitchen. That’s why I’m so excited about having Mad Radish as my go-to spot in Ottawa for nutritious and creative meals!Continue Reading Read More »
I have this theory that there are 2 kinds of people this holiday season: those that love to go all out and entertain. Have lots of gatherings with loved ones, decorate your home with all things festive, and spend the time leading up to Christmas cooking and baking and spoiling those they love.
Then there’s the people that love the holidays as an excuse to unwind from all the socialising they do in their day to day and love the season as an excuse to have lots of festive candles lit and watch holiday movies amongst comfy blankets and pillows.
Basically the introverts versus the extroverts, and the older I get, I can safely say that there are times in my life where I am both. I love my job and the opportunity it gives me to travel the world and introduce you to amazing brands and people, but I also love some down time with soft bedding and softer lighting.Continue Reading Read More »