Set your watches, folks. I’m leaving for vacation in approximately 4,320 minutes.
That’s Saturday if you don’t want to do the math.
This year, the boy and I are skipping our beach getaway. We’re skiing in Whistler instead. I’m looking forward to cozy fireplaces, snowy-but-not-too-cold days and drinking beer in the middle of the afternoon just because I can. We booked a great room overlooking a lake (I’ll bring back pictures!) and I’m going to sleep in so late that I’ll never, ever make first tracks.
I like ski trips. There’s no stress about heels and dresses. It’s about plenty of outdoors time, comfy clothes and the all-important apres-ski.
Let’s wile away some of those 4,315 remaining minutes and throw a few things in a my suitcase, shall we?
I can’t stand the thought of my bare feet on hotel floors. Plus, my furry slippers never freak out when I put my cold feet on them. The husband isn’t so kind.
2. Roots vintage ski sweater
I wanted this for Christmas but it was sold out by the time I told Santa about it. Major bummer. Then, I discovered it on sale last week at Roots. The sweater works well with a fireplace and bottle of Merlot, methinks.
3. My Hudson Signature Jeans
These will be for fancy nights out.
4. And, Roots sweats for every other night…
5. Pretty bralettes from Hanky Panky.
I’m bringing several of these because I refuse to wear anything with the word “push-up” or “underwire” after a day of hurling myself down ski slopes. Gravity, be damned.
6. And, of course, a toque.
Dutch-born Niekia (I love her name and now would like a daughter) moved to Whistler to snowboard. She started knitting as a hobby and now sells her Niex Toques in town and online. The Zest (above) and I will share a few pints next week.
It’s been years since I’ve been to Whistler. Please send all your eating, drinking, shopping and skiing suggestions!
PS – If you want more practical tips on packing for a ski trip, check out this article. It’s a good one.