Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Canada D'eh?


One aspect we want to showcase on this blog is our fun and themed ideas we have that ties our friendship so closely. In honour of Canada turning 148 this year, we want to share a little cheery shoot we did at Hawrelak Park, in time for Canada Day!

Ann and Sarah are strutting their friendship today as they embrace the great outdoors, the iconic maple leaf, and even pops of Canadian spirit. Symbolic elements in each of their outfits adds to the theme without screaming patriotism left and right.

Ann is wearing a gingham (super hot print this summer!) blouse, and the petite cherries on her pants give way to the signature red and white colours. (Refer to the link on making this Burda wrap blouse yourself.) It's not noticeable at first, but Sarah's top has mini maple leafs all over it to tie in with the Canadian foliage in the neighbouring family of pinks.

It goes to show that dressing for a particular event doesn't have to be blatantly obvious; it's all in the detail that counts! Plus, when someone notices, it makes it even more special that they realized the thought one puts into their attire.

To add a free spirited vibe, Carmen drew some whimsical leaves on our cheeks while our props brought out our inner child at heart. If you are looking for some unique items, Dollartree has some typical and some not so ordinary products to have fun with.

There's so many things to do this Canada Day, even a FIFA Women's World Cup semi-finals match to catch if you're into soccer (Japan vs. England at 5pm). Here are our top 4 Meraki picks:

1. Having an outdoor picnic around dinner time at the Alberta Legislative Grounds, then chill until the sun sets, the High Level bridge lights up, and the fireworks begin. (Sarah)

2. Have a baking day with friends and make red macarons with a delicious cream filling! Then of course-eating them as part of the celebration. (Carmen)

3. Embracing our country's diverse heritage and checking this night market out! (Ann)

4. BBQ-ing it up and enjoying the fireworks along with friends and family! Stephanie)

We hope you enjoy these photos and have a joyous Canada Day! Thanks to Carmen for her artistic makeup skills and for taking these photos.

xo Meraki Connexion

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