June is one of my favourite months of the year. It’s my birthday (on the 17th) but it’s also the beginning of summer. The days are longer and we’re all settling into summer schedules. Beach days, summer getaways and sunshine filled adventures are on the horizon. It’s been a busy, but wonderful month, so I’ve rounded up five of my favourite things from June to share with you.SensatioNAILS
One of the absolute best beauty finds of the month has been SensatioNAIL. This system has completely changed how I paint and care for my nails. If you’re a long time reader, you know I love my long nails, but trips to the nail salon are pricey and time consuming.
SensatioNAIL is an at home gel manicure kit, and it is so easy and quick to use. Paint on your desired colour polish (they have a fantastic variety of shades) and pop your wet nails under the UV light. In 30 seconds, the polish cures. Two coats is more than enough. I’ve done a full manicure in under 5 minutes. The polish won’t dry until you place it under the lamp, so if you make a mistake it is easy to fix.
For removal, SensatioNAIL has silver foil you can soak the polish off with, or you can just pop off the nails after a few days. If you do this carefully, it won’t harm your natural nail at all. I highly recommend trying out this product. It’s seriously one of the best at home nail care systems on the market.
For my birthday, Jonathon and I spent the day at one of my favourite places, Scandinave Spa. It’s one of the most relaxing ways to spend the day. Whenever someone asks me ‘What should I do in Whistler?’ I tell them to visit this slice of heaven.
As you can see from the photos above, the views are incredible. The spa features saunas, steam rooms, hot tubs and plunge pools along with multiple areas to relax. My favourite is to bring a book and sit near one of the outdoor fire places. Talking is not allowed, which forces you to really rest, relax and unwind. Local Favourites
A few weeks ago, I attended a fantastic Summer Trends event with Etsy Canada. I’m sure you’re all familiar with Etsy and all the wonderful gems you can find on their website. In our gift bag from the event, we were given a delightful selection of locally sources goods including this wooden cutting from The Iron Brand and Drizzle Honey. Paired with some bread from one of the best cafes, Nelson the Seagull and a delicious cup of coffee made for a lovely Sunday morning.
When I mentioned we were travelling to London, my friend brought over this wonderful book called ‘Quiet London.’ London is a bustling city filled with so many rowdy, crowded spots. Quiet London is a guide to all the quiet places to meet, drink, eat, rest, shop, sleep or read. There are short descriptions for each venue, alongside contact details and beautiful atmospheric photographs. So many of the places featured in this book I had never heard of before, which will all be just perfect when we need a little breather from our London adventure.Rosé All Day
When I received an invite to a preview of the Shangri La’s ‘Rose All Day’ brunch, I couldn’t say yes fast enough! Hosted on the patio their restaurant, Market by Jean-Georges, the Rosé All Day’s menu features shared plates, delicious drinks, and live entertainment. The Rosé All Day brunch takes place every Saturday and Sunday from 11:30 am to 3:00 pm, throughout the summer. Not in Vancouver? Create your own Rosé All Day! Kim Crawford Rosé is my favourite. It’s dry, crisp and perfect to enjoy on a sunny patio. June is rosé month after all!
Happy Summer to all of you!