Sweet summer heat and hitting the road on another adventure–two of my favourite things that go hand in hand. Usually my summer road trips consist of heading out west to the mountains but last weekend for Canada Day long weekend, Kyle and I decided to switch things up and head to Winnipeg. A city that quite honestly is a cute little gem (with the most tasty food) only 6 hours from Regina was a sweet little escape before the few weekends of planning and coordinating we have left until our July wedding.
Hitting the road for multiple hours, it became obvious quick that our vehicle would end up being somewhat of a temporary home for the next few days. We had the privilege to take a Ford Explorer as our transportation of choice for the weekend. And let me tell you, it was one amazing ride for our adventure (but more on that later)! While in Winnipeg we tried to fit in the most we could in our short time there. 3 of our favourite stops included the following…
1. Favourite Spot to Relax: Thermea
This Nordic themed spa was the perfect end to our trip. A variety of sauna, steam rooms and pools helped us de-stress and feeling rejuvenated for the week ahead.
2. Favourite Dinner Spot: La Carnita
I’d been to La Carnita while living in Toronto but I had honestly forgot how much I loved it. They had lots of interesting options for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. Set in an old bank, the space was super neat too.
3. Favourite Adventure Spot: The Forks
We spent our Canada day at The Forks. Lots of vendors, food places and a great view over the water was the perfect way to spend the day. We did wander a bit in the area but I feel as though there was still so much to explore.
So how does fashion tie into our weekend with the Ford Explorer? Well, when it comes to my style, there are a few things I always like to keep in mind–it the garment stylish and is it comfortable. These qualities remain true even more so when choosing a vehicle. The Ford Explorer design is beautifully crafted. Double sunroofs, the perfect pearl coloured exterior and sleek console system. One thing I can’t stop raving about (and seriously miss now that I’m back in my own vehicle) the comfort and safety level in this thing. I loved the many safety assist features this vehicle provided when changing lanes and slowing down when getting to close to a vehicle driving on cruise control. On another note, the three rows of seats was great! It was just Kyle and I and very little luggage on the way there but after stopping at IKEA, you know we needed the trunk room. The back rows so easily folded with the click of a button. It was so nice not fiddling with leavers trying to get the seats to go down. I’m definitely going to miss this vehicle on our next road trip…but it’s sure to be at the top of my wish list when thinking about my next vehicle purchase.
With the wedding so quickly approaching, I haven’t put a whole lot of thought into the honeymoon. But realizing it will be here in under 2 months has kicked me into gear a bit! We will be honeymooning in Greece the day after our wedding. Two weeks of adventure activities, nice dinners and of course some serious relaxation–I can’t wait! What I know for sure is everything I plan on packing has to be lightweight and comfortable. Temperatures which I’m sure will be in the 30’s or hotter is not the time to wear anything too fitted or layered. Bringing versatile pieces is also key. Something I can wear from the beach or dress up for dinner so I’m not overpacking. A piece I know that checks all of those boxes is definitely this floral summer maxi dress. I love the floral pattern but also how breezy it is. I wore this piece for brunch when I was in Kelowna for our bachelor(ette) weekend and paired it with sandals. But I also love how it can be worn with a cute hat and heels. Totally versatile and heat friendly.
Have you travelled to Greece? What types of clothes did you bring with you?
Dress c/o She In. All opinions are my own.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a serious love for shoes. I think as a teenager I worked solely to fund my shoe addiction. I could go on about how much I love shoes and all the reasons why but instead, I thought I’d share some exciting news about a Canadian shoe brand I absolutely adore, Poppy Barley. You know I have some serious love for all things local, so when Poppy Barley filled me in about what they were up to in Saskatchewan, I was over the moon excited to share.
If you’ve never heard of Poppy Barley, you are missing out…but not for long. Poppy Barley is an Edmonton based brand who truly believes in the importance of the craftsmanship of their products. They create their shoes for people who they know will be on their feet all day, whether at the office or while on vacation adventures. Their shoes are made to support that. As we all know, comfort is of utmost importance when it comes to footwear. Having your toes pinching throughout the day is by no means practical. Their shoes are meant to make you also feel amazing when you wear them. Because really, who doesn’t look down at their feet a few times a day when they have fun shoes on? I love that Poppy Barley not only puts so much thought into their product but care about the people who make it. Their products are made in Mexico in positive working conditions. Talk about amazing!
Now that you are hooked on how amazing this company is, I’ve got some exciting news for you local babes. Poppy Barley will be popping up in Regina and Saskatoon next week! You can find them in Saskatoon at Anthology on June 6 and in Regina at Hillberg & Berk Flagship on June 7 & 8. If you’ve always been curious about the brand, now is the perfect time to experience it first hand! For further details visit the Saskatoon link here and Regina link here.