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An Easter Weekend Road Trip

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An Easter Weekend Road Trip

Photo by: AMERIS

Photo by: AMERIS

For the past 3 years, we have had a tradition of spending the Easter weekend with friends (as seen here and here).  It is always perfectly timed right before the craziness of wedding season begins, and I love having a Spring trip to look forward to throughout the winter.  This year, we are hitting the road and heading to the Okanagan (aka. Canadian wine country).  It's an area I haven't spent a lot of time in, and I am so, so SO excited to take a few days to relax and explore it.  I will be sure to document a lot of our trip on Instagram Stories, so be sure to follow along here.  I will also be putting together a travel guide post after our trip, rounding up our favourite wineries and activities, so keep your eyes peel for that!  

Now, it is about a 4.5 hour drive (post-ferry) to the Okanagan from Victoria, and we will be attempting this drive with 4 adults & 2 dogs (1 being a puppy) all in the same car.  To say that the drive is going to be an adventure, is a bit of an understatement, but I have prepared a hilarious playlist for the occasion, and I couldn't be more excited!  Due to a lack of space, we will be all packing light, but I've rounded up below a few of the items that I will definitely be bringing along...  I hope that everyone has a wonderful Easter weekend, and that you get to take some time to recharge and get ready for what will be, an amazing summer!

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1. - 4. Winery outfit essentials: Striped TopJean Jacket, White Jeans & Black Flats.  5. Notebook to journal our favourite wines & spots.  6. Flirty spring dress for a dinner out.  7. S'well water bottle, because hydrating is important.  8.  Book for the road!

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My Weekend Plans: Unplugging

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My Weekend Plans: Unplugging

Erich McVey Photography

Erich McVey Photography

It's the Family Day Long Weekend up here in BC, and Nick & I have decided to take advantage of the holiday and spend some time unplugging.  We are headed to one of our favourite places, Salt Spring Island, with some great friends, and can't wait to spend the next 3 days reading by the fire (dying to make a dent in Commonwealth), hiking with the dog in the forest, exploring local wineries and cooking a whole lotta good food.  It is one of the only times these days that we manage to completely unplug from work (our accommodation literally has no wifi or cell reception), and I love every minute of it.  Now, I may manage to sneak in a random instagram post depending on how many times we head into "town", so feel free to follow along here ;)  It's incredible how restorative just a few days away can be, and I can't wait!  How do you relax in this crazy, non-stop world of ours?  I am always on the hunt for new tips and tricks, and so please share if you have any! And just for fun, here are a few of the items already packed for our cozy cabin weekend.  xo

1. HBC Bay Blanket.  2. Lux et Terra Candle.  3. Commonwealth.  4. Salt Spring Island Cheese.  5. Husband's for the win!  6. Nomad Coffee Mug.

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