welcome the weekend


No matter what your plans are for the upcoming Canada Day long weekend (or any summertime long-weekend for that matter), the above are some of my favourite items to enjoy with a little sunshine, a little road trip, a little car camping, or a little backyard patio relaxation.  I never leave the house without my aviators, and the light seaside scarf is my new favourite summertime accessory.  A cute maxi dress is a great way to stay cool in the heat, but can also be dressed up for the evening if you’re in need of one outfit that can do it all.  I have the scarf, it’s from Target and the dress is quite a bit longer on me than this girl, from Macy’s. Cheers to three days off!

SunsetScarf ◊ Inferno ◊ Bag

If you’re not sure how to spend this west-coast long weekend, I have a few historic small town suggestions for you! They are great places to go to do some window shopping, to find unique antiques, have a delicious bite to eat, and enjoy a waterfront trail whether it be ocean or river. Small towns are my favourite places to visit because they are sure to be full of local flavour, historic architecture, and unique shopping. Happy Travels!

Fort Langley, BC
Steveston, BC
Fairhaven, WA
Anacortes, WA
Gibsons, BC

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up in the air – video

 – Update to previous post: up in the air

Check out this great video from SKY Helicopters of our flight around Squamish last month!

up in the air

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Finally, a post about travel and adventure!  I have been sticking fairly close to home lately, so when the opportunity came up last week to take the Sea to Sky to Squamish for a complementary helicopter ride, I jumped at the chance!  We made plans with friends, drove one of the most beautiful pieces of road from Vancouver up to Squamish on perhaps the most amazing day of the year thus far.  The temperature was a good 18-20 degrees Celsius, the wind gentle, and the sun bright.  A local Vancouver company SKY Helicopters was holding its first SKY Flyzone event, where they offered free flights up to see Shannon Falls, the Stawamus Chief, the town of Squamish and Howe Sound, to 100 people who were either invited/drawn as part of their rewards club, or won them.  I was very kindly offered two passes for two – how could I refuse? Continue reading