Sunday, March 18, 2018

Whistler Diary

Today I'm sharing my most recent trip to Whistler, Canada. I've been dying to go on a snow trip for the last few years and finally made it happen. If you're dying to play in the snow and love to ski or snowboard, then put this destination on your winter bucket list. Keep reading to see where to stay and what to do if you decide to go. 

What to do on the way there from Vancouver:

Definitely check out Vancouver for a few days before heading to Whistler. The drive is about an hour and a half and I would recommend renting a car. That way you can stop along the road and take a bunch of pictures. 

Where to stay:

I'm lucky I work for Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles and allotted certain amount of complimentary nights per year to stay at different properties. In my opinion, Four Seasons is the best place to stay in terms of service so I wouldn't stay anywhere else. And I'm not just saying that because I work for them! 

Four Seasons Whistler was amazing from the moment we arrived. A few of my favorite highlights were the property's dog, Maola, their ski concierge service and their après ski options from hot chocolate and cookies, spa services, outdoor hot tub and smores! 

 What to do:

Ski and snowboard of course! I hit both Whistler and Blackcomb mountain and it was my first time skiing in over 15 years. I was definitely scared but proud of myself for conquering my fear of heights. I stuck with the green trails which were still pretty hard! The views from the trails were worth it and we found ourselves stopping often to take pictures. I also brought my ice skates and hit up the outdoor rink in Whistler Village. I haven't skated in awhile so it was great to be back on the ice!

 What to do in the area:

On our last day in Whistler we decided to do a spontaneous road trip an hour away from Whistler to Joffre Lakes Provincial Park. It snowed the day before so the lake was completely frozen over with ice and snow. We had the entire place to ourselves and spent over an hour taking pictures and using Raphe's new drone. On the walk back to the car, we took some more pictures in the forrest. Boy was it magical! If you have time I would definitely recommend doing the drive. I saw on Instagram that the lake is just as beautiful in spring and summer.

Of course I had to be a complete tourist nerd and wear a Canada hat =) All for the gram, right?!

 Photography by Raphe Wolfgang

Check out my travel hashtag on Instagram #jetsetmelanee

Stay tuned for my Vancouver diary coming soon!

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Dove Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant x 2018 Color Trends with Fashion Snoops

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Dove and SIMPLY. The opinions and text are all mine.

I’ve partnered with Dove to showcase a few of 2018’s trending colors – recently announced by fashion trend forecasting agency, FashionSnoops  and how Dove Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant helps you remain white-mark free while bringing these colors to life.

Rose Petal: There’s no escaping millennial pink. This season’s ultra-feminine shade has an icy glaze that works on soft and structured silhouettes.

Lilac: Pastels like Lilac have made a major comeback and serves as an update to apparel and accessories.

Violet: Purple has become an emerging favorite color in fashion pairing well with jewel and mid- tones for a new statement.

A new year means a whole new wardrobe to most of us girls, am I, right? We’ve been seeing these new color trends in fashion this year and I’ve definitely jumped on board! To me, color signals confidence so if you’re looking for that extra boost, 2018 is the perfect time to start incorporating it into your wardrobe. A few tips to help you start: If you’re not usually a color person and want to start off slow, mix 2018’s new color trends with neutral colors such as white, black and nude so you’re not bursting with color. Or if you’re already on the color trend, mixing bright colors together such a red and rose petal or lilac with gold looks amazing!  

Most importantly, don’t forget morning routine necessities to avoid fashion challenges such as white marks. Beauty solutions like Dove Invisible Dry Spray Antiperspirant allows you to wear those colors with confidence.

Dove and Fashion Snoops created a website containing other tips and tricks for styling 2018’s trending colors – check it out here!

I had such a fun day playing color dress up with my fellow fashion bloggers Ashley, Madison, Hannah and Keyma.

Thanks for stopping by!

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