Not that you need an excuse for a girls night, but I’ll take just about any excuse to throw a party. The Bachelor Canada just kicked off and there’s nothing I love more than hosting Bachelor viewing parties. The show just isn’t the same if you don’t have your girls there to laugh over the drama and shed a few tears over the sappy parts. I’m a huge fan of The Bachelor/Bachelorette franchise. It’s definitely one of my guilty pleasures. I started watching all the way back in season 1 of The Bachelor and I’ve never missed a season, which is why I was super excited when the show started a Canadian version. Canada has brought us some of the most memorable Bachelor/Bachelorettes (Jillian Harris, Kaitlyn Bristowe, Daniel Maguire), so it only makes sense that we have our own.
Combine my love for throwing parties with my love of The Bachelor and let’s also throw in my love of wine and you get the below Bachelor Viewing Party Essentials:
– Wine (duh!)
– Chocolate roses
– Other delicious snacks
– Candle light to set the mood
Did you catch the first episode yet? I always love these intro episodes. They are super awkward and fun, plus it’s hilarious to see how fast everyone’s true colours come out.
Chris Leroux is this season’s Bachelor.
He’s a former pro baseball player and is now looking to settle down. He seems nice and normal, like he’s truly here for love and not just for the Instagram fame (like most of the US Bachelors). Does anyone else notice this now? Peter from Rachel’s season started selling FabFitFun boxes before his season was even over! At least wait until the season is over! Geez!
Your usual suspects were all present on night #1: The free spirit (Kait the “Luxury Travel Nomad”), the girl with a kid who is definitely here for the right reasons (Dee), the girl dressed as a sea creature (Lisa), the one who has a breakdown on night one (Shanti), the girl who mentions right away that she’s “not here to make friends”, which is basically code for “I’m going to cause drama” (Brittany).
Shall we predict some finalists? Here’s my prediction for the top 4:
Catie is a lawyer and meditation coach. The girl is basically a mix of Britney Spears and Jessica Alba. It doesn’t exactly look like it in the photo below, but when you hear her talk and see her on camera she totally is. And what guy could resist that? Her and Chris definitely had a connection in their 1 on 1.
Dee seems cool, down to earth and super sweet. Her and Chris definitely had the best connection of the night. He even gave her the first impression rose.
Lyndsey just seems very normal and I liked that she was supportive of the other women. She also received Chris’ first ceremony rose and I think that’s a really good sign.
Stacy seems like a total sweetheart. We didn’t see too much of her this episode, but they gave her the longer opening out of the limo and that normally means that she’ll be sticking around for a while.
Be sure to tune in tomorrow night for episode #2! They are headed to Costa Rica, which I’m super excited about.
Thanks to Two Oceans wine for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Thanks to Soap & Glory for sponsoring this post. All thoughts & opinions are my own.
I’m not sure I’ll ever get sick of dress shopping. I had the time of my life picking out my wedding dress and now it’s time for the bridesmaids!
I recently took a trip to David’s Bridal with one of my bridesmaids to try on some dresses and I’m so excited about all of the beautiful options. They really are a one stop shop for so many great bridal party goodies. I always knew they had great dress options, but I was going crazy for the bridesmaid gift options and bachelorette party goodies.
My vision for the bridesmaid dresses for my wedding is pink (naturally), long and flowy. I love the romantic feel of flowy fabric and tulle. I’m also having a hard time deciding to do everyone in the same dresses or mix it up with same colour, but different strap details. What do you guys think? Are you into the classic look of everyone matching, or are you liking the new trend of mixing the styles up?
Check out all of the dress options below. I’d love to hear what your favourite pick is!
This first option was our personal favourite. I love everything about it – the sweetheart neck, beautiful romantic tulle and knot detail at the top. It’s super flattering. Also, how beautiful is my bridesmaid Natalia?!
Next up, we have this sequin top option. I like the subtle sparkle of the and the tulle overlay. It makes it a softer look, while still being fun and different.
Another one of my top favs was this dress below. It hugs the waist and the little diamond detail on the top is really pretty. I like the grecian vibe of this one.
I actually have a dress that’s really similar to this next option and I wear it all the time! I love the off shoulder ruffle detail. This one might be a little too casual for the overall look I’m going for, but it certainly is pretty!
These next two options both have lace tops and I love this look. I’m a sucker for lace. I like the strapless dress with the sexy slit the best out of the two. What do you think?
Another contender! I love the detail on the neck and I feel like this style would look good on any body shape.
The photos don’t do this one enough justice. The skirt on this one is beautiful! It’s a shiny satin material and I love the pockets! This dress is really comfortable to wear.
I love a good ruffle! How cute is this final option? The top is really flattering and I love the fun vibe it gives off. It makes me want to dance and twirl the night away!
And there you have it. Which option is your favourite? I’d love to hear your thoughts. It’s going to be a really difficult decision and I could use all the help I can get!
Thanks to David’s Bridal for sponsoring this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Picnicking is definitely one of my fav things to do on a beautiful summer day. Why drink and eat in your house when you can spend that time outside surrounded my nature? Our summer in Canada is so damn short, it’s important to soak up every literal second of outdoor time. But, duh! Any true Canadian knows this.
I live pretty close to High Park and it’s one of the best spots in Toronto for a picnic. This picnic basket below is so cute and also has a built-in cooler. It’s a great way to step up your picnic game.
Another key to my picnics this summer has been these new Jacob’s Creek Moscato cans (new to the LCBO this summer and exclusive to Canada!). Yes, you heard me right. Wine in a can is a thing now. The cans just happen to be adorable and Instagram-worthy. They seriously taste delicious, sweet, crisp and refreshing. I can also see these being a staple at my girls nights from now on. Cute for display purposes and yummy – the best of both worlds.
So, what to pack to eat? Cheese, charcuterie and grapes are my go-to. A good, old-fashioned bag of chips doesn’t hurt either.
I’ve been taking picnic food inspiration from the photos below. A perfectly styled cheese board is one of the easiest and most delicious options.
Photos via: 1. The Healthy Hour 2. Hither & Thither 3. Freutcake 4. The Life Styled
Do you have any picnic must-haves? I’d love to hear!
Thanks to Jacob’s Creek for sponsoring this post. All thoughts/opinions are my own.