Cherry Blossoms

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A few words from Brittany:
Justine and I have wanted to take cherry blossom photos for years now, but it just so happens that every year one of us is out of town and ruins the whole thing…and it doesn’t help that our blossoms last for only two short weeks either! We (Justine) found this awesome spot in one of the residential neighbourhoods lush with blossoms and I could not believe how fortunate we were to have the place to ourselves (a hidden gem if I ever saw one)! When I first shared these on Instagram I had so many messages asking where it was – but of course, by then, they had all already fallen.


A few words from Brittany about our time in Florence:
Florence was one of our last stops on our Europe trip. Although we were only there for a day, I’m so glad we got to experience a truly one-of-a-kind place! Unsurprisingly we left Cody at a museum by himself while we explored the streets and took photos. That man can spend a LONG time in a museum! We went to many different museums during our travels and while I do enjoy them, a girl can only take so much! Meanwhile, Justine and I were on a mission to find the most photogenic gelato in Florence. I will count this a major success judging by the photo above! This was probably Justine’s third gelato of the day…the girl loves ice cream. The wonderful thing about travelling with Cody and Alan is that it allowed us to take photos together for once! I’m not going to try to play it cool here, we carried our heels in our backpacks just for these photos. I don’t regret it for a second. The most amazing part of our day trip was climbing the tower of the Palazzo Vecchio, which is Florence’s city hall. Here we were able to see an incredible view of the city’s skyline! While every other tourist was at the cathedral, we practically had the place to ourselves. It was the most incredible view to take in and one that I won’t forget anytime soon.

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Minnow Bathers

A few words from Brittany of Life Set Sail: You guys know I love supporting our Canadian designers and today I’m so excited to introduce you to Minnow Bathers, an independent swimwear label based in Toronto! Each piece of swimwear is handmade to order in studio with $1 of every item sold donated to the Ocean Conservancy. I’m obsessed with the high-waisted styles and the attention paid to both detail and comfort – I’m definitely one of those girls where looking good and feeling good go hand in hand. These photos were taken at sunset on the Oregon Coast. Not long after this shoot we lost our car rental keys in the ocean and (thank God), a kind stranger found them for us before all the light was gone and we were trapped in the middle of nowhere!

Pit Stop Photo Shoot with Life Set Sail

From Brittany of Life Set Sail: Some of the best photos, scratch that, all of our best photos are the product of happy accidents…case in point, these. While driving through Yuma to shoot some sand dunes I saw this place and told Justine to pull over so we could snap some quick photos – conveniently enough I had brought an extra outfit that day, just in case!
Can we just take a second to admire this landscape? This is desert people, this is what REAL desert looks (not to mention feels) like! You could literally see the heat coming off the ground and we were really sweating it up out there, thank God for air conditioned cars!
The twirling images were probably my favourite, with Justine yelling at me to “just keep spinning”…haha, easier said than done people. This Free People dress I picked up from our local Adorn Boutique made for the perfect outfit for this spontaneous shoot. Now that we have the feel for it, I can’t wait for more desert shoots in the future! Arizona perhaps?