What I learnt about Canada… Part One!

A. Canada has extremely large Seagulls. Seriously, this seagull was two foot tall!

B. Canadians are super friendly, e.g. when entering a store they will often say, “Hi, how are you today?”. As a Brit, do not be afraid or be tempted to reply, “Are we gonna have a problem?”, they are simply being friendly.

C. Canada… has NO Bears, trust me I looked! (Except perhaps those of the stuffed variety).

D. Canada has highly addictive yam fries.

E. Canada is one of those rare places that is exactly as you dreamt it to be.

F. Canada has Jelly-Fish! (Had I been made aware of this fact prior to my trip I would definitely not have travelled!).

Canadian Pharmacy Finds

Contrary to my expectations, I didn’t spend an awful lot of money on clothes whilst in Canada. I did however stock up on a few of my favorite transatlantic beauty finds:

Crest Whitestrips, because I am obsessed with pearlescent dents!

Aveda Rosemary & Mint shampoo and conditioner in handy travel sizes.

Supermodel secret – Moroccanoil in a travel friendly 25ml size. This super hair oil is great even for Grizzlies!

Essie Nail Polish in Limo Scene and new for fall Lady Like (on right).

I am seriously lovin’ facial oils at the moment and this $7 find from Silk Road Tea is super light and absorbent

Sea to Sky Beauty, Canada

So here I am jet-lagged, economically challenged shall we say, a few pounds heavier, having returned from my little jaunt to Canada so forgive me if this post makes little or no sense but what can I say…I have missed you!
I have so many pics to share with you so I have whittled down a few snaps to titillate you whilst I wade through the backlog. Bisou!

Get set, Jet set!

So here I am all packed (give or take a few minor items!). I have sourced my very best transatlantic outfit and my finest underwear! Yes…I fear I may have inherited my traveling routine from my parents. The theory goes that as one sets out across the globe you never know whom you might encounter be it pirates or pop-star the idea is to make a good first impression n’est-ce pas? I will of course endeavor to keep you informed of my adventures. Keep ’em peeled!

Beasts of Burden!

It would seem that a recent development in my nature is a tendency not to think about something until it becomes entirely and unavoidably necessary. For example, a current case in point – whilst deciding whether to devour a pink or white marshmallow I have suddenly realised that if today is in fact September 12th, (and my sources tell me that it is indeed!) well then I have exactly 5 days to prepare for a trip to Canada! To some of the more seasoned travellers amongst you I’m sure that may seem like an adequate amount of time. However, for those of us destined to delay packing until the boarding gate is in sight it is something of a pickle…
Don’t get me wrong, I can pack with the best off them, (having once packed for a surprise trip to New York in exactly 10 minutes, more on that later), but that was largely because the taxi was outside the door with the engine running! This situation may be a little like living next door to your school – you always over compensate, rocking up late to class every day!

I will be traveling for ten days beginning my trip in Vancouver. In terms of my wardrobe, I have been told to allow for “sudden changes in weather”. My sources inform me that this will require a canny amount of layering and a possible need for “genuine hiking boots”. I should reaffirm that I am the kind of girl who likes to pack light. Having gone through a period of packing things and never wearing them I now tend to over edit my suitcase. The idea that I am required to pack my actual hiking boots is something of a concern a they must weigh the best part of stone all by their little selves! (See pic – you can’t miss them!). So in short people I need advice. Which items will I most definitely require on my little jaunt?