Travel Vancouver

Langley Winery Tour (Self Guided)

July 25, 2017

Heck yes we took a group photo at every single stop on the tour 😂

Did you know that Langley has its own little wine country?  Just a 45(ish) minute car ride from Vancouver.  And you guys, it’s REALLY good!

We had the idea to do a self guided Fraser Valley wine tour at one of our cousin hangouts.  We locked in a date and a plan (we’d take 2 cars and have 2 designated drivers), as well as loose itinerary.  I’m sure the beautiful weather, delicious wine, and great company had a lot to do with it, but it was, hands down, one of my favourite days last summer.

If you are looking for an activity that takes you just out of the city, below is more info about the 3 wineries and 1 cidery we visited!  If you are wanting to do a full day trip, I recommend heading to Fort Langley in the morning, getting brunch, exploring the cute little shops, walking the riverfront, and then setting out on a wine tour!

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Beauty

Summer Makeup Routine

July 24, 2017

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I 👏🏼 actually 👏🏼 put 👏🏼 makeup 👏🏼 on 👏🏼 and 👏🏼 did 👏🏼 my 👏🏼 hair.

I love to be as low maintenance as possible when it comes to an everyday makeup look, especially in the summertime, when skin has a bit of a natural glow and it can be so darn hot out!   This simple look is a slight variation of my no makeup makeup tutorial from last summer.  You can find a more detailed description of the routine there, but this time around, I’ve done a little video of my process for you!  For a complete list of products, be sure to read on below:

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Travel Vancouver

10 Beautiful Weekend Trips From Vancouver

July 19, 2017

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Pack your bags, we’re going to beautiful BC and beyond!

Vancouver is an absolutely stunning city that boasts it all: a bustling metropolis, impressive mountain ranges, Pacific coastline, and lush forests.  So, it should come as no surprise, that the surrounding areas are just as Instagram-worthy!  I adore a weekend trip, as a chance to get out of the city and explore. Below,  I’ve compiled a list of 10 of my favourite nearby places to escape to, but truly, there could be at least a dozen more notable locations.  There’s just so much to see!

Be sure to read on to find out where we love to travel to for a weekend getaway:

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Style

What The Flock

July 17, 2017

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You know I love a good flamingo pun!

It’s taking all of my self control not to begin this post with the riveting fact that my legs are covered in mosquito bites.  But, despite my best efforts, this is still the opening sentence and I can’t stop scratching my legs, like a crazed itchy lunatic.  I know that bitten legs are a sign of a great summer weekend, but man, is it also incredibly annoying and unattractive.

We crossed the border to a friend’s family cabin in Point Roberts on Saturday, which was such a great way to spend the weekend.  I managed to read an entire book, get some sun, and most importantly, watch the doggos run around off leash on the beach.  I love how extra special our mini getaways feel with Reggie in our lives.  Seeing him have a good time makes everything 10 times more fun!  Point Roberts was an interesting place.  I’d never been before, and I had no idea that it was SO close by and basically should just be a part of Canada.  Wish we’d had time to explore a bit more, but we had to get back to run some errands and go to the Counting Crows and Matchbox Twenty concert.  I have to say, the Counting Crows were a massive disappointment.  They played a rather obscure setlist and when they did play the hits, Adam Duritz would play some artsy version that you couldn’t even sing along to.  My cousin’s wife fell asleep during their set!  I mean, it was truly not great.  His voice still sounds amazing, I just think that if you’re playing a nostalgia tour, you should stick to the way the song originally sounds as much as possible.  We’re there for a sing a long!  Anyway, Matchbox Twenty rocked it and their sound was also incredible.  Still glad we went, my cousins are such a blast to hang out with.

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