Winter is here. And with it comes the start of ski season.
To make the cold weather more bearable, I’ve recruited a new ski bunny to join me on the slopes and she asked me to make her a list of what to wear on and off the hill when we go away for a week in March.
The thing with skiing in the Maritimes is the weather is very unpredictable and usually pretty wet. Our winters are windy with high precipitation and it gets cold! Not a dry cold like other parts of Canada but an under-your-skin damp cold.
Fun right? Not always, which is why if you’re going to face this climate, you best be prepared and bundle up.
I’ve had the same ski jacket for more than ten years so I’m on the hunt for something which will keep me warm but look good and I have been eying the winter jackets from Fjällräven Canada.
I love wearing a light padded jacket with a shell on the slopes. The shell keeps the wind away and I stay toasty with the padded jacket underneath. If the sun comes out and the day warms up, off goes a layer! The Iceland Anorak is a great choice for every day wear – plus, I love the side zips and the big front pocket.
So with my new jackets picked, here are my On The Slopes and Après Ski essentials for our ski holiday:
Bare feet, bare legs. Quite possibly my favourite combination.
April is just around the corner and although Spring does not come early in these parts, a girl can still hope. After all, it’s been an easy-peasy-winter – a pathetic lack of snow means if we can’t enjoy the best part of winter, lets skip damp and cold April showers and move on to sun and sandals.
I am always on the hunt for the perfect denim mini skirt and I just snagged one from Urban Outfitters (G) for 40% off however, I really love the mini pencil from 7 For All Mankind. My go-to flip flops are the Havaianas (not usually as bold as the cactus print) but this year I am eying a pair of Birks … anyone care to chime in? Let me know what’s on your summer wish list! Here are some more great some items:
Hint:I have a bit of a crush on Maine… It’s a lot like home but a little more rustic. In full disclosure, every time I come to Maine (which has been many many times), I imagine myself working as a layout designer for L.L.Bean. They pump-out a lot of catalogues and I think it’d be a fun gig.
And speaking of Green, Saoirse Ronan was rocking the green as my favourite for Best Dressed last night!
Mandatory Credit: Photo by David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock (5599371as) Saoirse Ronan 88th Annual Academy Awards, Arrivals, Los Angeles, America – 28 Feb 2016
Did you watch? I did. I wasn’t planning to but 1:00 am arrived and I realized I forgot to go to bed. I am dealing with an Oscar hangover and am disappointed with my poor score of 17/24 for predictions. I am shocked about Stallone, Gaga and the Shorts but loved when Jacob saw the droids. I still love Brooklyn and am happy for Leo… there, I said it – Like Ethan and Christian, he owns a piece of my heart.
Claire Danes is surprised as Leonardo DiCaprio takes her hand to kiss in scene from the film ‘Romeo + Juliet’, 1996. (Photo by 20th Century-Fox/Getty Images)
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