Skirt - Forever21
Coat - NewLook
Scarf - River Island
As you can probably tell, I'm not in London anymore! Ken and I flew home to Vancouver on Friday, caught some Z's at my mom's house and then hit the road again first thing in the morning to head to Whistler for a get together with friends. It was just a one night stay, short and sweet.
On Saturday, we were both jet lagged and were wide awake at about 3am. We forced ourselves to lay in bed and sleep a little longer before our alarm went off a few hours later. We hit the road before sunrise and arrived in Whistler in a few hours. Ken enjoyed a full day on the slopes with the boys and I wandered around the village with the gals.
We had amazing luck with a unheard of massive dump of snow just before we arrived (as well as another 8 inches overnight - we had fun digging the car out the next day...), which made Ken a very happy guy. Ken took full advantage and ended up snowboarding both days. He was so sore the next day he could hardly dress himself. But it's all worth it. I'm sure he'd be back on the mountain again today if he could.
About mid-day we met up with the boys for a little apres ski fun and drinks. We car pooled to a local bar called Dusty's, not far from where we were staying. The music was loud and the beer and tequila were flowing! Once everyone got a few drinks in their belly, we headed back to the cabin for a glorious meal of stewed lamb and risotto. Everyone pitched in to get dinner together, each of us responsible for a part. We were so happy with our decision to stay in for dinner, rather than eating out. Nothing screams the holidays like cooking a big meal with the people you love! So we turned up the music, poured the drinks and everyone got chopping, stirring, and mixing to prep dinner.
The cabin we were staying in was incredible. It was a 'ski in ski out' mansion in a winter wonderland. A snow sport lovers dream. We had amazing views of the trees that fill Whistler, completely covered in snow, from almost anywhere you stand in the house. A massive wood burning fireplace and a couch for 10 meant a few naps throughout our stay were a must.
If you happen to be visiting Vancouver, I would certainly recommend a quick trip to Whistler, even for just a day. From downtown Vancouver, it's only about a 1.5 hours drive along a picturesque highway that run along the edge of the water. The mountain is amazing for skiing and if you don't ski or snowboard, there is plenty to do in the village as well. Coffee shops, bars, shopping - it has it all! It's also beautiful during the summer, so don't count it out if your here during that time.