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Beach Babe

28 May
Beach Babe

I have never had to take this much time off from the blog, and to be honest, I really miss it. I didn’t realize how much I loved having a creative outlet until I haven’t had the time to come back to it recently. This month has been an absolute whirlwind. We have a lot of wonderful friends getting married over the next 3 months, so there has been a lot of fun and excitement on the go for that, with plenty of bachelorettes, showers and general wedding fun on a constant basis. In addition to that, by the end of this month, I will have spent almost two weeks of the month in Florida for work and play, so it is fair to say I have beach on the brain.

I can’t wait to get back to a bit more of a normal routine in June, but in the meantime, with summer gearing up full force at home as well, here is what I am loving for the beach/cottage life right now.

Thanks for hanging in there with me, look forward to resuming a much more regular posting schedule again next week!

  1. J.Crew Stripe Cotton Cover Up – ON SALE $60 - easy, lightweight tunic and you can’t go wrong with stripes
  2. Trina Turk Cayman Sunglasses – $148 - great shape to add to your collection
  3. Forever 21 Woven Fedora – ONLY $15 - such a classic and bonus point for sun protection
  4. Madewell Sonny Sandal – $88 – love the tricolour straps to go with everything
  5. J.Crew Punk Floral Bathing Suit – $92 for the suit – still love this print and there are a few varieties of tops and bottoms to choose from
  6. Forever 21 High-Low Coverup – $13 – love the cut and colour, and the price is perfect for the beach
  7. H&M Floral Ruffle Maxi Dress – $25 – perfect for afternoon cocktails and I love the colours
  8. Madewell Loaren Moffat Dropshot One Piece Bathing Suit – $210 – I have never seen a cuter one piece, perfect if you are looking to change it up from the standard issue bikini
  9. Bamboula for J.Crew Limited Edition Tote – $68 – such a cute summer bag perfect for the market or the beach
  10. J.Crew Factory White Denim Shorts – $30 – I added these to my summer wardrobe and they have already gotten tons of mileage

Signature Bermudian Cocktails

26 Oct

One of our favourite things to do when travelling is to try all the local fare. Based on people’s suggestions and the fact that these two drinks are served at literally every restaurant you go to in Bermuda, we definitely had our fair share of these two drinks while on the island. I was partial to the Rum Swizzle with its slightly sweeter taste and my husband loved the dark and stormy, a strong rum and ginger beer mix. Here is how you make these signature drinks, I know we will be bringing them back when we are longing for vacation over the cold winter months.

Rum Swizzle

8 oz Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
6 dashes Angostura Bitters
juice of 2 lemons
5 oz pineapple juice
5 oz orange juice
2 oz grenadine syrup

Shake over ice and pour into glass with ice and garnish with a maraschino cherry.

Dark and Stormy

2 oz Gosling’s Black Seal Rum
8 oz Ginger Beer

Enjoy!

Bermuda Life

24 Oct

Stunning Cliffs at Astwood Park

Sadly, we are already home from our vacation, but it truly was the perfect way to disconnect from reality for a few days and enjoy quality time with friends. Here are just a few snapshots of some of the fun we had, we lucked out and had close to perfect weather (not guaranteed by this time in the year) so we were able to hit the beach, ate amazing food, enjoy the signature Bermudian cocktails (more on this later this week), scoot around the island and enjoy all the natural beauty that is Bermuda. Thanks again to our amazing hosts, and to everyone who left suggestions for what to do while in Bermuda, they came in extremely handy!

Self explanatory

Scooting in heels to dinner – and I learned quickly, nobody’s hair looks good after wearing your helmet

One of the island’s tips – The Dock Yards, had a very old school feel to it, and I love these short palms

Gibb’s Lighthouse for an amazing view of the island

White roofs and coloured homes as far as the eye can see

Sunset at The Docks with live music

The colour of the water is like nothing else

 

Bermuda Bound

18 Oct

I am currently enroute to Bermuda for a quick mini vacay to visit some of our friends who moved there earlier this year. While our visit might be short, we plan on packing in a million and one things while we are there, and I know our hosts will have all of the island must sees lined up for us. This is likely the last time my skin will see sun for about 7 or 8 months (oh Canada, sometimes you kill me) so at the very top of the list is definitely some beach time. Any must-see stops in Bermuda you might recommend?

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