h uddled together in a sea of pashminas and paisley quilts, you and your truest-blue besties watch the mystic fog roll off the crystallized glass surface of a tranquil lake, while mossy cobblestone paths and whisk-broom swept terraces, apple pie rolls and hooked penny rugs graciously await you back in the heart of good old cottage country. Move the party on over to the whims-iest vintage-iest breakfast nook you can find, and indulge in a deluge of ultra-goldi-luxe - alongside a few terra cotta dishes of rhubarb custard trifle, decanters of freshly churned cream, and a gabfest to remember.
b ecause not every honeymooner is fantasizing a five-star deluge, it’s only right to honourably mention the option to camp amongst a bevy of resort-biased articles. A hitched tent does more than prevent a worn out credit card; it provides a soul replenishing escape from all that is fast and furious. And while lounging poolside offers blips of peace and a sweet tan, a week mid country-scape ingrains the sleep habits of a baby and the ruddy-cheeked good-naturedness of a yoga instructor. Picking out crock pots and wind bre
i f hectic wedding planning has wreaked havoc on your bright and shiny chi, work out some of that pent-up energy with a calorie-free unbride-ling in the form of a great outdoors extravaganza with your very best besties. The trick to pulling off a feel-the-burn, back-to-the land bachelorette shindig is to prepare your guests for just-in-case scenarios and gently advise them to pack oh-so appropo. In the end, you and your gal pals get to choose to either kick-back and relax, or kick into high-gear, spirit-raising altitudes with the help of some char-broiled eats, Parent Trap antics, and berry bunches of
k ick back post-slopes at a backcountry lodge deep in the heart of princely Banff, Alberta. There’s nothing cozier than a sea of quilts in front of a floor-to-ceiling fireplace while loaves of sourdough bread, whipped garlic butter, and a kettle of specialty coffee roast on a wood burning stove. Banff is like a robust banquet offering generous helpings of Canadiana splendor, while revitalizing minds and soothing souls for over a century.
o utdoor weddings bear some pains, most of them shadowed by sun in your hair/ ruddy on your cheeks. You might be woozy with gratitude for all the world has to offer – love, mosquitoes, the sweat on the back of your knee – but think of the guests. Their stupor won’t be so potent, plus less dopamine/ more alcohol based. They’re going to notice the breeze, the rain, the bugs. This is how you fix that.
b .C. is a dichotomy of breathtaking beauty - totem poles and stone carvings, marinas rippling with yachts and toot-tooting tugboats, lanky-legged dog parks and wind-whistling lakes – this magnificent province is home to a youthful and gorgeous ladder-climbing clientele of wine-and-diners and fervorous outdoor zealots, each with a passion for piping hot dragon bowls and a second-hand fashion edge. Whether you help yourself to one of the finest servings of ‘burbs thanks to the quaint Kitsilano, the booming arts scene of Vancouver, or the deep-rooted backcountry that is the Okanagan Valley, there’s
s now swirling, oil gushing, gold-rushing Alaska likes to spout a big and bold philosophy – the couple that roughs it together, stays together. Both Paul Bunyan-brawny and brave-heartedly rugged, this jaw-dropping knock-out of a true north state, offers icy wonderment and lush recluse for passion-hungry lovebirds craving a wildlife pastiche that packs a punch alongside a lifestyle manifesto rooted in bona fide bare necessities.