What we wore: Ontario, Canada press trip
Now it is amazing that we got invited to Canada by Ontario Tourism to experience all Ontario has to offer, but man that flight was long! We are not the type of girls to throw on a Juicy Couture tracksuit and UGGs to get on a plane – we are professional businesswomen after all and velour just does not belong in Business Class, even if it’s an eight-hour flight. Where would we have been without our Samantha Sotos navy jumpsuit?! This stunner is comfy whilst also looking incredibly professional. Our favourite items to pair it with are loose knitwear (layers is a girl’s best friend when it comes to springtime dressing), like this beautiful striped jumper from Needle.
Since our schedule was jam-packed from the moment we landed at Toronto Pearson International Airport, we needed to stay fresh on the plane; MAC’s Mineralize Charged Water is great for replenishing moisture and resetting makeup. Obviously we couldn’t forget to apply day cream before our makeup, one of the strictest laws of flying!
Our long and absolutely delicious lunches were punctuated by wine tasting at Inniskillin and Trius Winery. Quite the perfect way to spend an afternoon, no? For a casual but smart look we paired these gorgeous printed trousers from Aquascutum with a simple blouse and coordinating jacket. Lunch requires a pared back look, so accessorize with an elegant watch, simple yet striking ring, floral perfume like Tory Burch’s debut scent and a silky pink lipstick from Illamasqua for understated impact.
Henri Lloyd was our hero brand for our outdoor activities around Ontario; their jumpers and jackets kept us beyond comfortable! We channeled preppy chic during our visit to the Inniskillin Winery vineyard where they make the famous ‘Ice Wine’, our new favourite beverage and we played adventurer at Ripley’s Aquarium in their blue Henri Lloyd waterproof jacket. For our exploration of Niagara on the Lake, we kept nice and toasty huddling up together in our gorgeous Needle jumpers.
A trip away wouldn’t be complete without a little personal indulgence so we took a cheeky trip to the 100 Fountain Spa at the Pillar & Post Hotel for their Signature Treatment. We were so glad we packed our beloved Beach Café swimwear, because of course, you need to take a swimsuit even if you’re in freezing cold Canada! Armed with a Sofia by Vix kaftan from Lilylola and our Victoria’s Secret slippers, we couldn’t wait to recharge after a long, fun filled day!
The InterContinental Hotel Toronto hosts professionals who are often travelling for their job so keeping up appearances is a must – this is no place for scruffy attire. We decided to check in wearing a blazer from Calder, skinny jeans from Fashion Union, pumps from Cheap Monday and a turtle neck jumper from H&M. No business outfit is complete without a gorgeous laptop case from Marshall Bergman, the Joanna Tote from Lamb 1887 and our favourite Beach Cafe sunglasses by Tom Ford.
Dinner was held at Richmond Station, where Carl Heinrich from Top Chef Canada served us a delicious meal and cocktails. To take the outfit through to evening we switched up the turtle neck and blazer for this silk blouse from Reiss and paired with some chic red lipstick. Adding Helen Moore faux fur is the perfect final touch to a professional dinner outfit.