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From the Lake to the Winery

Last weekend, we had the most amazing three days up in the Okanagan Valley, also known as The Wine Capital of Canada. There is nothing like a trip out of city during the summer, especially with a bonus long weekend thanks to a public holiday. It was our first time out of Vancouver and we can safely say that the area is now at the top of favourite places in BC.

The weather was stunning – those clear blue skies and hot days that remind you of summers from your childhood – and was screaming for beers beside the lake with dips to cool off every 10 minutes, thanks to the 39 degree heavenly temps.

Although doing a bit of nothing was definitely our priority, it would have been rude not to check out some of the vineyards and wineries while we were there. After a day of lounging beside the lake, stepping into the cool showrooms of the vineyards was a welcome relief, as was the wine tasting of course!

Planning what to wear for a day at the lake was easy – a bikini, a hat and a towel, but it was a little trickier when factoring in the wine tasting at the end of the day. And while there isn’t a high dress code necessary, a girl wants to look nice when sampling a cool glass of sauvignon blanc in the luxury of the vineyard where it was made.

So, thanks to the endless choices in the fashion world, I was able to create what would be my dream “From the Lake to the Winery” look, using the Net-A-Porter outfit creator, had I access to the wardrobes of the world.

 

I absolutely love this bikini from Zimmerman – the combination of floral and ruffles makes this a girly bikini dream. The Mara Hoffman embroidered beach dress is the perfect piece to easily store in a bag and then throw on when needed – the white is obviously the perfect cool colour and the embroidery detail keeping it a little interesting. Finishing off the look with a cute pair of sandals, these K Jacques St Tropez sandals have great colour combinations and are perfect for beach or bar.

The perfect Summer Outfit.

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