This weekend Saskatoon’s Riversdale district was invaded by food trucks, stalls and live entertainment. We spent our hot Sunday afternoon wandering through the crowds and eating a selection of what was on offer – our only regret was not coming with empty stomachs!
I like the quirkiness of Riversdale – the small stores, independent cafes and old western town feel. Although the event was busy, we could walk around easily and get a closer look at some of the menus before diving in.
We started spicy with some vegetable pakoras and a beef taco for Dave.
I regret not buying these flowers – yellow is my favourite colour after all.
We look around the market stalls that contained artwork, clothing and handmade jewellery before diving back in for our second course.
We may have waited an obscene amount of time for a grilled cheese at Rebel Melt (who I believe won the food truck competition last year) but I can confirm it was a pretty great cheese toastie.
It was enjoyed while watching Saskatoon’s Got Talent on stage, with my only talent being how fast I made that grilled cheese disappear.
Then it was time for a final browse and off back home for some much needed shade!
I love love love ice cream. It’s my favourite summer treat! Much like fragrance can take you back to a specific place, time or event, ice cream does the same for me. Blue skies, holidays or sitting in the garden, always enjoyed with loved ones.
This particular cone was enjoyed at Marble Slab on 8th street here in Saskatoon.
Sunglasses: Kate Spade
Handbag: Matt & Natt
This season’s Zara sale had too many beautiful pieces that I couldn’t choose. Anyone else debate over what sale items to buy, until their size is completely out of stock? I’m a picky shopper to this happens quite frequently. So, as per usual, I spent the next week refreshing the Zara app on my phone hoping things would come back into stock. This crazy, determined tactic works- trust me. A week later this lovely shirt dress came back in my size – I absolutely love the print and the longer length.
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I thought I’d get back to blogging with a roundup of our trip to the Jasper National Park. We drove from Saskatoon and first spent the weekend in Edmonton shopping. Then, to break up the drive to Jasper we spent one night in Hinton, a small town between Edmonton and the Park.
The two nights we spent in Jasper Park we stayed in the Sumwapta Falls Rocky Mountain Lodge (see here). Right in the heart of the park and a short walk from the Sumwapta falls, we loved staying in this rustic cabin. The staff at the front desk were lovely and were full of tips and advice so perfect for our first trip to The Rockies. Our favourite feature of our room was the fireplace that we could use. My parents and grandparents have always had fireplaces and log burners so it was a nice wee reminder of home!
We bought a package that gave us a tour to the Columbia Icefields, Glacier Skywalk and boat tour around Maligne Lake (see here). We did the Icefield and the Skywalk on the same day, with dinner in Jasper village in the evening. The next day we drove to Maligne Lake (making plenty stops for photo opportunities) then onto our next accommodation.
As we made our way back closer to home, we spent a further two nights in The Old Entrance B&B (see here). Don’t let the extremely old fashioned website put you off- this place was a hidden gem! It’s a family run business with several rustic log cabins – and tepees! We stayed in a log cabin that came complete with front porch and barbecue. Every evening the owner, Mary, let her horses out to roam around which was so nice! She also gave us a map for a two hour hike which gave us great views of the river and the mountains.
We already can’t wait to come back to the Rockies next year.
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