Ride The Roof

This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending Ride the Roof, a spin class fundraiser for two awesome organizations, TreeEra and Love for Lewiston. The event took place on top of the Marriot Hotel in downtown Calgary. They managed to fit 100 bikes up there which was no small feat! The weather was awesome, and the music was blasting, there was just so much energy and excitement on that roof! Knowing that it was all for two good causes made it that much better. I haven’t been to a spin class since I was kid, so I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Needless to say, I had a great time and got a great work out! I might even have to look into taking some more spin classes in the future!

TreeEra is an organization that is committed to combating climate change. They help individuals and businesses reduce their carbon footprint by community funding the planting of trees.

Love for Lewiston is a family run organization who’s committed to raising funds and awareness for Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

The event was sponsored by Lululemon, who provided these awesome Love for Lewiston tanks for everyone to wear! They were also very kind to outfit me in a pair of leggings, and a top to wear to the event!

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Take A Hike

Last weekend my friend Jaclynn and I went for a hike up Mt Baldy in Kananaskis. Hiking this time of year is nice because the temperature is still reasonably cool. There was still a fair amount of snow on the trail, but nothing we couldn’t handle. This hike is a pretty steady uphill climb, and the view at the top is definitely worth it!

I’m not much of a gym person, but I do recognize that I need some type of physical activity in my weekly routine. Hiking is a great way for me to get exercise and have fun at the same time! There is nothing more invigorating than trekking up a mountain while enjoying some breathtaking scenery! I feel very grateful to live in a city that is so close to the mountains.

For this hike, Jaclynn and I had the pleasure of testing out the Merrell Siren Sport Q2 mid hiking boots. These boots have a few awesome features including: the M Select DRY impermeable membrane, that seals out water and lets moisture escape. They also have Q FORM 2 dual-density midsole with heel-centering technology that provides gender-engineered alignment and comfort. I found these boots to be very comfortable, and they had really good grip, especially in the snowy areas of the trail.

Hiking Gear: Boots: C/O Merrell / Jacket: C/O Fjallraven / Pants: C/O Fjallraven

Wedge Pond

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A few weeks ago I took a trip out to the mountains with my friend Jaclynn. I love taking little day trips and hanging out in nature, it’s so fun and relaxing! It’s still pretty cold and there’s a lot of snow in the mountains so I had to bundle up!

Outfit Details: Scarf: Aritzia / Jeans: Just Black / Hat: Goorin Bros / Boots: Hibou

Quiet Luxury / Lincoln MKZ

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This past weekend Tyrell and I went on a road trip to Waterton Lakes Alberta in the very luxurious Lincoln MKZ. I’ve lived in Alberta all my life but there is still so much of it that I haven’t explored and it was great to check a new place off my list! We stayed at the lovely Waterton Glacier Suites and we spent the weekend exploring the area, hiking and relaxing. Waterton is a beautiful place and I highly recommend checking it out if you haven’t already.

Waterton is only three hours from Calgary but that can feel like an eternity if you are uncomfortable. The 2017 Lincoln MKZ is hands down the most comfortable car i’ve ever ridden in. I’m used to heated seats but the massage feature takes comfort to a whole other level! We went on a hike up to Lake Bertha the day before we left and I’m not going to lie I was pretty sore. The added comfort features in the car made the ride back that much better.

The Revel Audio sound system was another one of my favourite features in the car. It ensured that we had an awesome Tegan and Sara sing along the whole drive there… at least I did anyways. Another awesome feature of the MKZ that I loved, was the adaptive cruise control. It adjusts your speed to the traffic ahead so you can keep the car in cruise mode and that is really awesome when it comes to highway driving!

The car is ultra sporty while still maintaining a high level of comfort and luxury. We could navigate the winding mountainous roads with confidence, thanks to the adaptive suspension and all wheel drive. Make no mistake this isn’t your grandpa’s car!

I want to give a huge thanks to the Lincoln Motor Company for providing us with the perfect road trip experience in the MKZ!

 

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The Great Outdoors

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This past weekend Tyrell and I went camping out in Waiparous. It’s the first time i’ve been able to get out this year so I was really excited! We found a gorgeous spot to stay the night next to a creek and a waterfall. Because it was such a beautiful location, it was busy with people stopping to check it out all throughout the day. It wasn’t necessarily ideal but in the end it was worth it to be surrounded by mountains and water. It was a nice relaxing weekend and I can’t wait until our next camping trip!

Before I got too dirty from exploring the waterfall and the area surrounding the site I took some outfit photos. This look is pretty casual for obvious reasons. I started out with one of my favourite t shirts and a pair of jean shorts. To accessories I wore this triangle scarf from Aritzia and one of my old hats. I wore my moccasins for most of the day and switched into my hiking shoes when needed to. I’m not really big on wearing jewelry when I camp because I don’t want to worry about loosing or ruining it, so there is nothing else added to this look.

Outfit Details: Top: Project Social T / Shorts: Machine Jeans / Scarf: Wilfred / Moccasins: Minnetonka 

I Follow Rivers

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Being so close to the Rocky Mountains is a very large perk of living in Calgary AB. It’s always fun and refreshing to spend a day out in the mountains surrounded by all of natures beauty. I recently decided to take a trip out to Johnston Canyon in Banff. I’ve never been there before and i’ve always wanted to check out the water falls. It’s quite a breathe taking sight, especially this time of year because they are frozen!

Outfit Details: Jacket: Talula / Scarf: Wilfred / Boots: Sorel / Hat: Urban Outfitters

 

Photo Credit: Jaclynn Phillips