This styled Valentine’s Day sweet table was beyond my expectations. The background to this table was set up at the very up and coming restaurant called Clover Food Drink. It’s the newest restaurant to open in the Ottawa area, serving locally sourced and organic food. It’s been receiving rave reviews with it’s attentive service, honest food and simple and humble surrounding. I had the honour of meeting West, chef and owner, and I was touched by her advice and support for a fellow entrepreneur.

Love was truly in the air when I asked my sister in law Erin, and her boyfriend Jansen to take part in this shoot. No acting here. They showed their true love for each other. We set up a table for 2 in an alcove, right at the front of the restaurant, giving it that much needed privacy. Love how we were able to capture the restaurant’s logo in the background!

I loved this table particularly because I collaborated with some very talented women that are new to the business. They are starting out in their respective fields and I wanted them to have a go at it and get some experience under their belts.  My cousin Grace of Grace de Castro Photography is truly a genius behind the camera. She captured the small details of the table. Giving it that romantic touch.

The cake and cupcakes were made by Kristen from Kiki’s Creations . I’m so happy that I was introduced to her. She picked up on what I wanted right away and was so easy to work with. We will definitely be working together soon!

Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your significant other!


May xoxo



Styling, set up and desserts by Petits Plaisirs Chocolata Treats

Photography by Grace de Castro Photography

Cake and Cupcakes by Kiki’s Creation

Venue at Clover Food Drink