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Howdy,

We just wanted to thank you so much for the overwhelming support over the last year! However, just as we both made the transition from “country” to “city” once upon a time, there are some changes on the horizon for us. We’ve made the very difficult decision to discontinue blogging here on Country meet City. There were so many factors in reaching this decision – but, it really boiled down to each of us having specific visions that we think would be better served on our own personal ventures. We wanted to be honest with ourselves and to you, our lovely readers.

We have absolutely loved sharing our personal styles and lifestyle tips in this space and we sincerely thank each and every single one of you who have read our posts, commented and genuinely engaged and supported us throughout this amazing journey. Your support and love has meant the world to us. 👩❤️👩

Thank you for your understanding 😘

XO,

– Country meet City (a.k.a Kayla and Lacey)

#OOTD – Ice Ice Skateway

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We’ve found the best way to beat the winter blues is to try to get out and make the most out of it.

Ottawa was built for winters. One of our favourite things to do in the winter months is to hit up the Rideau Canal. It transforms into a 7.8km long Skateway during the winter months – it’s the World’s Largest Skating Rink. And, not to mention it is blessed with multiple BeaverTail  vendors along the way.

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Although we didn’t have time to skate, we decided to make the most of the chilly weather and take a walk on the Skateway (yes, we are THOSE people…).

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Kay is Wearing: Coat – H&M / Vest + Belt – Winners / Dress – Forever 21 / Boots – George / Sunnies – ALDO

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Lacey is Wearing: Coat – Vintage/ Vest – Winners / Jumpsuit + Ring – Forever 21 / Boots – Ariat / Sunnies – LensCrafters

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What do you do to beat the winter blues?

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XO,

-Country meet City

Eggnog Adventure Time with Kay & Lace

We wanted to expose the Ottawa area on our Eggnog Adventure. During the holiday season there tends to be two kinds of people: those who love nog and those who hate it.

We are lovers of Eggnog.

To the haters, I would strongly suggest if you don’t have some kind of allergy halting you from taste tasting this treat and perhaps have only tried a glass from the generic carton from the grocery store, then I can’t blame you for hating it.

Real Eggnog is a light, sweet frothy yet creamy dreamy goodness where hints of rum and nutmeg and vanilla!

This year our favorite Eggnog is no longer being produced by its original dairy; so we set out on a quest looking for a new favorite. We made a short list and went out and taste tested.

 Brum’s DairyLocated in the heart of the Ottawa Valley in Pembroke, this is hands down our favorite Eggnog this year. The perfect creamy smoothness and the taste is on point with the perfect blend of vanilla, rum and nutmeg.

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Reids DairyMilk from Reid’s Dairy (located in Belville) is brought in, processed daily and replenished immediately in the store. It’s one of the freshest milk companies in the area.

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Harmony Organic – The taste is fresh, but I do find it lacking the Eggnog flavours. However this Eggnog does come to from cows treated with love and respect. It is packaged in an environmentally friendly returnable glass bottle. The taste is fresh, but I do find it lacking the Eggnog flavours.

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Farm Boy Organic Eggnog – This Nog tastes much the same as Harmony’s. Its light in texture and tastes more like vanilla pudding then eggnog.

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President’s Choice The World’s Best Eggnog – This best commercial eggnog I’ve tried is the President’s Choice perishable/refrigerated version in the black carton. It does have the yellowish colour and the gums, but it has the most natural flavour of all the bigger brands I’ve tried. It’s hardly homemade, but it’s tolerable.

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 Bolthouse Farms – I disliked this Eggnog, the flavour doesn’t bland well and tastes more like rice pudding then Eggnog, however it does have a yolky texture.

Do not bother with the PC shelf stable stuff in the plastic bottles. These taste more like a meal replacement than Eggnog.

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Eggnog Recipe

For those of you feeling more adventurous here is a delicious homemade Eggnog recipe.

6 large eggs

3/4 cups of sugar

3/8 tsp. salt

6 cups homogenized or 2% milk

1.5 Tbsp. vanilla

Rum or rum flavouring and nutmeg to taste – we like to use spiced rum

Beat the eggs in an large bowl until light and slightly fluffy. Continue beating while adding sugar and salt gradually. Continue beating until sugar is dissolved. Add milk, vanilla, rum and nutmeg. Stir until well mixed.

Serve upon making or up to 24 hrs after making.

To really impress your guests run your Eggnog through the blender before serving to make your nog frothy and foamy.

Most importantly, don’t take risks with eggs! Always use the freshest eggs available visit a farmers market or support a local farm!

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XO,

-Country meet City

Jewellery by Country meet City

We want to introduce you to something we have been working very hard at for the last couple months… and we are just starting out with them so bare with us.

jack2Jack – $30.00


We are starting creating simple, rustic, salvaged and versatile necklaces, bracelets and earrings.

All  of our jewellery pieces are made from a harvested antlers of white-tailed deer from Eastern Saskatchewan or naturally shed from Eastern Ontario. We use antlers that have been sun-washed and appear almost porcelain like.  We then place the antlers on various chains including gold, silver and bronze plated and our personal favorite vintage.

willow2Willow – $35.00


Because no two antlers are ever the same no two pieces will ever be alike therefore you’re always getting a one-of-a-kind piece.

IMG_0422Rollie – $20.00


Where to find us? 

Capital Pop Up Handmade Show – Saturday November 21, 2015 @ City Centre 12:00-17:00

Feminist Fair – Sunday November 29, 2015 @ Montgomery Legion 13:00 – 17:00

Instagram or Facebook – We post our jewellery on Instagram and Facebook, simply send a direct message and we can send it your way

Let us know what you think!

AgynessAgyness – $30.00


BentleeBentlee – $32.00


Crystal2Crystal – $40.00


GoldieGoldie –  $30.00


Rockie2 Rockie – $35.00


RosaleeRosalee –  $35.00


XO,

-Country meet City