Thursday, June 21, 2012

Fantasy family reunion

Emerald Lake Lodge
Photo & to book:

This getaway piece is inspired by a combo of a few things:

1) The fact that I'm looking forward to a road trip with my parents to a family get-together next weekend- we'll see how the 5 hr drive goes with those two!

2) Some breathtaking wedding photos of some friends who got married at Emerald Lake last year. :)

3) Our thwarted wedding post-Europe reception plans that we originally planned last year for 3 locations: sailboating in Toronto, mountain biking in Whistler, and "outdoorsing" it in Lake Louise.


4) It's finally summer!

The Emerald Lake Lodge fire pit - I'm relaxed already!
Yes, the after-wedding plans had to be canned because I failed to realise how hard (and expensive!!) it was to plan one wedding event- let alone four events! But still, I think it would be pretty darn cool to get your closest friends and family out for an outdoor adventure weekend in beautiful Lake Louise, Alberta or Emerald Lake, BC. They are only 25 miles apart. Fishing, canoeing, white water rafting, biking, hiking, and marshmallow roasts as a group would be a riot. Being the non-camper I am and since this is an imaginary trip, I'd vouch to stay at the Emerald Lake Lodge or Chateau Lake Louise.

Attire-wise, the delicate duds have to be left at home so I'd bring my go-to active wear- anything by Stella McCartney for Adidas and my beloved North Face hoodie. By the way, the SM for Adidas leggings have seams that create this amazing slimming effect on the legs, especially the problematic inner thighs.. I definitely recommend trying a pair!

Stella McCartney for Adidas ad campaign from 2008
I have the shorts and a similar running jacket from that season- love them!
As a change up from the everyone-has-them Converse sneaks, I would think these Superga for The Row would be cool to kick around in for those non hiking activities.

Superga for The Row sneakers in Sand
Available for $190 at

And last but not least... I'll leave the backpack carrying water and other gear for the husband to carry and I'd take a utilitarian messenger bag for my essentials- Labello lip balm, camera, sunglasses, and sunblock. My choice for the weekend is the Givenchy Pandora bag. Now we are set... of course, there's no mention of those pesky hive-inducing mosquitoes on this trip- it is sadly, just a fantasy.

Givenchy Pandora messenger bag in Cigare
(Normally it hangs slouchy and not so boxy)
Avail for $1855 at

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