Hey there! If you’ve been following along on Instagram (@shanachristine), you’ll know that this past week we’ve been on our Spring Break trip to Banff. You’ll also know that Pax has been the life of the party and that hubs (Mike), hit a freaking tree on the first run, majorly sprained his knee and hasn’t been able to ski all week (heck, he can barely walk). Raines freaked out halfway down a bowl at Lake Louise which is so unlike him….and then, after we stopped skiing, I realized he had a raging fever (which I now have).
It’s been a good exercise for us all in….flexibility. On every level.
Despite all of this total and complete nonsense (insert a word that starts with bull and rhymes with mitt), we’ve still managed to have an amazing time. The area is so gorgeous that it practically brings me to tears (like this), and as a bonus, I get to spend time with my big brother and his family. So life is good. And I’ve been pretty proud watching all of my men just roll with the disappointments and make the best of it. Travel can challenge you like that.
Get out your bear spray. I just bought this Take a Hike Sweatshirt from a little boutique in Canmore and have been wearing it nonstop. I went with an XS, but the S was also cute (the sleeves are nice and long!!).
Nice shoulders. I bought Mike this ribbed cotton crewneck sweater from J.Crew, and it’s the kind that makes every guy look buff. It’s now 25% off, so I’m thinking he needs a few more colors.
Marie Antoinette Goes To The Gym. Have you checked out the Fenty x Puma by Rhianna collab? It’s….unusual. Alllll the things together makes my head spin, but I think there’s serious potential for these leggings, this oversized sweatshirt, and this ridiculous gym bag in the shape of a bow.
OH HEY BIG SALE! Shopbop just extended it’s huge sale through the weekend! Thank goodness. In all of the craziness I have ordered exactly nothing. Off I go….(you can find all of the TME team favorites from the sale here).
Well done, Glamour. I read Glamour’s April 2017 issue cover-to-cover on the plane, and felt unusually inspired when finished. It touches on rebel women who are out there making a difference, post-partum depression, and, of course, fun style. Totally worth a read.
Nerds, get excited. Bill Nye the Science Guy has a new show coming out on Netflix called, “Bill Nye Saves The World“. His goal is to help us all remember that thinking critically matters, and the whole show will be done in his normal funny/quirky vein, with guests like Karlie Kloss and Zach Braff. You can read more about it here. It’s going to be a must-watch show for our kids, too.
Black hole, say ‘cheese’! Scientists just finished collecting data to create a picture of the black hole that holds our galaxy together. This feat required a network of telescopes installed all over the world (including the South Pole and French Alps), and over 1000 hard drives worth of data. They turned on this giant network for 5 straight nights, and the viewing window just closed on April 11. But don’t get too excited just yet – we won’t likely see the image for months. You can read more here.
Soup all day, everyday. I am obsessed with La Tartine Gourmand’s everyday soup. I adore her charming writing style, too – her blog is a joy to read. And then, voila! A soup recipe to save weeknight dinner.
A friend of mine is hosting a cocktail party on April 29th to raise money for Cannonball Kids, an organization dedicated to ending childhood cancer via the funding of new and promising research. I still need to book a sitter, but Mike and I are planning to go! For more info or to buy tickets, go here.
Enjoy your weekend!