California Dreamin’

I went to Vegas for the stagette, which was a raucous good time, then a month and a half flew by and it was time for the wedding! My husband and I had originally talked about taking a two week California tour, but ultimately Ryan’s work was too crazy to go at all so my darling Erin came with me for a whirlwind California girls trip! We left Edmonton at 6 am and while I hardly slept, my adrenaline was keeping me energized along with a few road pops (plane pops?)!


We arrived in San Francisco and headed straight for Paso Robles, in order for me to make it to the rehearsal on time we didn’t have any time for San Francisco stops on the way out. The landscape from San Fran to Paso reminded me so much of British Columbia, we even stopped at a fruit stand just like the many you’ll see dotting the roads on long B.C. road trips.


We made it just in time for the rehearsal, then the bride and groom hosted a welcome party for all the guests at Graveyard Vineyards. It was beautiful there, a great way to meet people and the wine was flowing!


The beautiful bride to be, my friend since twelve years old!


I had many, many glasses of wine so going to breakfast the next morning I really had to nurse the coffee and water. We went to a little bistro called Panolivo in quaint downtown Paso Robles.


It was soon time to head over for the wedding at Hammersky Vineyard. Such a gorgeous setting, I can see why they love it so much. The sky was very threatening all morning and early afternoon but by the time the ceremony began it was perfect.


The bride getting beautified!


A bunch of maids with the girl of the day!

The ceremony went off without a hitch and was followed by a fab cocktail hour with appetizers and signature drinks, this was a perfect pinterest wedding! The was amazing food for the outdoor reception and a barn dance. It was picturesque venue to say the least and a stunning and joy filled wedding!




Dream date!


Picture perfect Leigh Ann


She had mismatched bridesmaids dresses following a theme which we all chose on our own, mine is from Asos.




Congratulations to my beautiful, hilarious, fabulous and kind hearted friend, you deserve all the happiness in the world and I hope your day was perfect for you! I love you!


Next stop, the Bay City!

B.C. or Bust!

Ryan and I just got back from a two week trip to British Columbia. We were in Osoyoos, Salmon Arm, Kelowna and Kamloops. It was a blast, we did so many fun things, it was definitely more of an active trip then a relaxation trip. And a wine drinking trip! We went to about 7 or 8 wineries I think, which we enjoyed so much, we loved doing the tours and learning all the steps of wine making and the history. Keep reading for my trip diary and outfit post.


The drive out there was looooonnngggg! If anyone reading didn’t already know, we got a new PUPPY! A boxer of course, named Minnie in honour of her brother Mickey. She’s so cute and a real sassy pants.

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We spent so much time on the lake, the weather was amazing and hot hot hot! Bikini: Victoria’s Secret . Sunglasses: Prada

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Osoyoos is a pretty small town, and we were easily able to walk downtown from my Mom’s condo to stroll down the edge of the lake. Hat: H&M . Shorts: Old Navy. Some of the days were just sweltering so I had to stick to clothes that were loose and breathable like this tee from Victoria’s Secret Pink.

NK’MIP Cellars

We did a tour here that was great and then had lunch in their restaurant which is at the top of the mountain and overlooks the whole town and lake, and the food was delicious.

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My dress is an oldie but a favourite from American Eagle, my sandals are Aldo and bag is Gucci.

Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

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My Mom Debra and Stepdad Doug.

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Silver Sage Winery

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They have hundreds of the most gorgeous rose bushes and their tasting presentation is really fun.

Tin Horn Creek

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Here you can do a self guided tour and go into their barrel room. We also had lunch at their restaurant Miradoro, which was really good with a fantastic view. Dress is from Dynamite.

We were on the water every day, either boating, on the sea doo, hanging out on the raft or water skiing and tubing.

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Black ruffled bikini from Victoria’s Secret, pink and green diving bikini from Simons and tangerine coloured cover up from H&M.


We took a day trip into Penticton, which was fun but I think we prefer Kelowna or the little resort town that Osoyoos is. Penticton kind of feels like it’s stuck between being a city and a lake town. We had fun and enjoyed it never the less, I got my husband a massage on the water! We went to a Poutine food truck (Ryan’s absolute favourite) and I went to a cute frozen yogurt shop, we walked around town a bit. It was a nice day!

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Shorts are from Zara, tank is Lululemon, flip flops are havaianas.


Kelowna was beautiful, there were some pretty intense fires there during this time though, around 2000 houses were evacuated.

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Shorts are from Guess, Kimono is from Target and tank is Target as well.

Mission Hill Estate Winery

This winery in kelowna was so gorgeous and our favourite of every we visited. The view is phenomenal and we did the Legacy tour which teaches so much history, wine etiquette and pairings and takes you all over the winery, the restaurant was also fab. We went with Ryan’s cousin Shauntel and her husband Justin, it was a great afternoon.

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While we were waiting for our lunch reservation at Mission Hill we went down the hill to Quails Gate Winery, which was also fun, much smaller and felt like more of a party atmosphere. I’m sure that had something to do with all the stagettes that were there at that time!

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My skirt is from Express.

Salmon Arm

Hiking Little Mountain, wearing all Lululemon, racer back tank and wunder under leggings, with new balance runners.

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Paddleboarding on Sushwap Lake, my first time ever trying it and I loved it!

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Bikini is Victoria’s Secret Pink.

Boating on Sushwap Lake with my beautiful flower girl Hunter.

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I tried golfing for the first time ever in Kamloops, I was HORRENDOUS but it was fun and I liked it. Even though it’s so frustrating I’m going to try to do some golfing this summer!

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My pants are from GAP, my tank is American Apparel, my glasses are D&G “LipGloss.”

It was a really great trip, next stop Vegas!