I’ve always loved rubbing shoulders with people who go full out for any patriotic event: Painted Maple Leaf faces and flag bearing shoulders. However, I’m more of a subtlest and therefore smitten with this Glowing Hearts French Knot Bow Tie by Vancouver based company, Cursor and Thread. Cursor and Thread partnered with Peau De Loup in creating two limited edition french knots to go with the 2015 Fifa Women’s World Cup off the field uniform. The one I’m wearing is the ideal patriotic accessory for mixing red with white in true Maple Leaf fashion.
Although Canada is no longer competing in the World Cup (Ladies, you did good and we’re proud of you!) the French Knot translates into the ideal Canada Day accessory. July 1st is just around the corner and while I won’t be wrapped in a flag, I plan to let my true colours fly.
Cursor and Thread creates semi-casual accessories that were once considered everyday wear, but have since been reserved for formal occasions. Think cotton bow ties worn with an untucked shirt, or button in suspenders that spend as much time down as they do up. I love the attention to detail in each Cursor and Thread product, from the packaging to the perfect top stitch and highest quality fabric. To find out more about this fabulous Vancouver based company visit Cursor and Thread online.
If you’re ever on Granville Island with your family or visiting from out of town it’s easy to miss some of the special, more secluded spots. Last weekend we rode our bikes with the three boys in tow and headed to Ron Basford Park which is located on the easterly tip of the island.
There are so many skin care products for kids on the market that it can be hard to find one that meets the needs of your little ones. All three of my boys have different skin types with my middle man being the one most likely to have little eczema spots sporadically. Over the counter bathing products tend to dry their skin out, including the ever-popular Burt’s Bees.
You know I sing a love song for Vancouver all the time and I thought it would be fun to film some live action of why this city has our heart. Low tide at Spanish Banks is one of our favourite times of the summer and we daily check the tidal schedules to make sure we don’t miss out on the best beach days.
Today I was downtown to celebrate the Ted Baker store opening in Pacific Centre. I’ll tell you more about the store later this week but for now it’s sufficient to say Ted Baker has feminine florals down to a T.
After the event I popped by Ben’s office for a coffee date. We grabbed our cup of joe and headed to the rooftop for a bird’s eye view of the city. One of Ben’s co-workers has a whole Bonsai Tree farm going on up there! How romantic is it to sit in lawn chairs, holding hands, sipping coffee and enjoying a spectacular view of our favourite city?
I recently attended the Sports & Lifestyle Expo in Vancouver to check out Anita sport’s bras and the Dairy Farmers of Canada were also in attendance. My boys drink a lot of milk and let me tell you, I’m glad there’s someone producing milk other than me. Below is a video promotion, created by Dairy Farmer’s of Canada for a new healthy lifestyle app.
First things first: Sally Hope, you won the family four pack to Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS)! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
I know people have favourite forests they like to hike or camp in but what about a favourite grove of poplar trees?
In a few weeks we head back to Powell River for a two week cabin vacay and I was reminded by these photos, of our last trip, how unequivocally beautiful it is there. It takes a few days to relax before I shake off the pace of the city. It’s funny, I mostly feel it in my jaw.
This year we get to experience the cabin with three walking little ones so it should be interesting….
Where are you dreaming of going this summer?
Vancouver’s beloved annual tradition, Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS), which returns to the stage this summer with two timeless family musicals – Oliver! – The Musical and Hairspray – The Broadway Musical, running on alternating evenings July 10 – August 22, 2015 at the Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park. For their 2015 season – celebrating 75 years of song-and-dance filled summer nights – TUTS promises dramatic adventures, big hair, and toe-tapping tunes that are fun for the whole family. Ben and I have seen Hairspray on the TUTS stage and it was a hilarious, rollicking performance!
In light of the TUTS 2015 season, Elasticpantcity is giving away a family four-pack of tickets to TUTS 2015, to see either Hairspray or Oliver! It’s sure to be a memorable evening for one lucky reader and company!