WHISTLER CANADA - HIT THE SLOPES

Oh Canada… you’re so lovely.

It was our first family ski trip for the season and we decided to try something new, Whistler Canada. We actually picked a perfect weekend for this Whistler wonderland, the locals told us it was some of the best snow conditions they’ve had in years. It was a quick trip and so worth it.

Janet Gunn + The Grateful Gardenia

Welcome to Whistler - Blackcomb / North America’s largest resort and The Westin. “If you can’t find your favorite terrain here, you can’t find it anywhere.” from the editors of Ski Magazine. They make it so easy to rent and return your equipment. Can-Ski Sports is located on the 1st floor of the hotel. Check in - get fitted and walk right out to the gondola that takes you to the top of the mountain in 25 minutes.

We flew from LAX to Vancouver and drove for two hours to Whistler. We had snow for the last hour and we all agreed it was the most gorgeous snowflakes we’ve seen! Canada is equipped for snowy conditions so the drive was actually enjoyable and beautiful.

Base Layers

Base Layers

Most importantly; have the right gear! It was below zero, so bundle up, cuz baby it’s cold outside. This year I purchased after-ski UGGS all-weather boots and my feet were never cold. The overall dress on and off the mountain is casual.

Kjus  /  Canada Goose  / Frauenschuh /  Poc  Helmet

Kjus / Canada Goose / Frauenschuh / Poc Helmet

If you’re someone who likes to be first on the mountain, take the gondola to the top for first runs and breakfast. Gondola leaves at 7:15 and after breakfast you’ll be on the slopes by 8:15.

Lift ticket pricing

poc helmets

Peak to Peak (not for the faint of heart) is a glass bottom gondola that takes you from Whistler to Blackcomb, where most of the locals ski. This gondola spans the length between the two mountains and the view is breathtaking…literally.

It’s a charming town, all of the hotels are in the middle of the village along with shopping, We found three really good restaurants and a casual wood-burning pizza joint (we ordered in and watched the Oscars with pizza from Caramba.) There are more that 100 dining and drinking options to choose from.

araxi

Il Caminetto

Basalt - Wine & Salumeria

Caramba

Janet Gunn + The Grateful Gardenia

Don’t forget to change your money, Canadian dollars only.

Janet Gunn + The Grateful Gardenia + TopTote

Have you heard about TopTote? Created by Lindsay Albanese this accessory is a necessity when you’re traveling the globe or in your own city. I personally love to wear hats so when Lindsay sent me her new product for my upcoming travels I couldn’t wait to put it into action. It’s so simple and it’s a fabulous idea! I also think it would make a great gift for your fellow traveler.

Janet Gunn + The Grateful Gardenia

If you love to ski and you’re in the mood for an adventure I think you’ll be surprised at the beauty and charm of Whistler. There are 200 trails to choose from and there’s something for everyone. Have a great ski trip if you’re headed to the mountains this season and wear your helmet!

xo,

Janet

TROPICAL VIBES FOR YOUR FITNESS

Sweaty Betty always creates inspirational patterns and designs that make you wanna get up and move!

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Founder and creative director Tamera Hill-Norton is a globe-trotting motivator. Her brand creations are inspired by her travels and her desire to just keep moving. Not only does Sweaty Betty inspire you to design your life around her styles... she does me anyway, but her fabric is top-notch. It's soft, it drys super fast and looks damn good when you're traveling in your favorite destinations. Here are a few of my favorites that keep me " Movin & Groovin" 

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What I love about the Apple I watch; When I'm sitting at my desk for too long, it reminds me it's time to get up and move. The overall health benefits are worth the watch, and worth watching.

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This oversized T is just the right amount of see-through. Wear as seen here or over your bathing suit or shorts. It's just one of those tops that really works for your fitness or your fun.

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Now's the time to get motivated and get back to a healthy and energized you. I know it's not always so easy, but you're worth it! You'll feel so great once you get moving and now we have these fabulous brands that keep us looking fabulous while we're becoming the best we can be!

Thank you for reading, you're body is your temple, it can do amazing things.

xoJanet

"Exercise is king. Nutrition is queen. Put them together and you've got a kingdom."                                        Jack LaLane