Red Jacket – Vintage find! Best $12 I ever spent! 

Jeans – Levi’s

Sunglasses – Raybans

Well, we certainly aren’t in London anymore – that’s for sure! Surrounded by greenery, the ocean and the sea salt air – it’s never felt so good to be back home in Vancouver. 

As I mentioned in my last post, Ken and I spent last weekend in Gibson’s for a co-workers wedding. 

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We went up a day early just to be sure I wouldn’t be motion sick from the trek up there and to have a little extra time to explore the area. We had a rental car service pick us up from the harbour and we headed straight to our Air B&B that we rented just a couple minutes walk from the waters edge. We took a few moments to get ourselves acquainted with the place we would call home for a few nights, unpacked our bags and headed out the door. Weather network has us a little nervous with reports of pouring rain all weekend so we wanted to make sure we used our rain-free moments wisely.

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We got lost a few times, but we eventually made it down to this little spot along the water. We were the only ones there. Not a sole in sight. It really makes you take a deep breath and realize how good life is. I grew up camping, getting dirty in the mud and wandering the trails of Canada, so I felt like kid again being here on the beach, away from the hustle and bustle of the city. We spent some time flipping rocks “searching for crabs” (haha) and discovering little creatures among the rocks. Nothing clears your head and lungs like a big deep breath of fresh sea air.

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looking out to the oceans

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simple hiking outfit

This jacket has got to be the score of the season. A day before we left for this trip, I spent an afternoon at our local thrift store because we STILL have not received all our boxes we shipped via boat from London. Fortunately, I did pack some of my winter gear with me in my suitcase, but most of it is still on the boat. So I topped up my closet with a few sweaters and this coat until the rest of my stuff arrives. Normally I would always gravitate towards neutral colours, especially for outerwear, but the bright red caught my eye. I had several random people comment on it (and that’s saying a lot considering there aren’t a ton of people in Gibson’s – haha!)

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It wasn’t long before the rain started. We headed back up the trail and in the woods (with our fingers crossed we wouldn’t run into a bear!)

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We made it back to our cabin with literally seconds to spare before it started to really pour. The weather gods were really on our side over the weekend – thank goodness!

Xo, Andrea



  1. Mariah Rickard
    September 22, 2016 / 8:16 pm

    Oh my gosh these photos are stunning! How gorgeous! That jacket is such a great find. I love thrift stores for that reason.

    • Andrea Clare
      September 23, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Thank you! I know! I love the jacket! So glad I found it! Nothing like a good hunt at the vintage store!

  2. McKenzie Miller
    September 23, 2016 / 6:41 am

    YES! I love vintage finds! You go girl! Also the rest of your outfit is awesome, as well!

    • Andrea Clare
      September 23, 2016 / 9:36 pm

      Thank you!!! 🙂

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