A Fashionista's Guide to Saturday in Saskatoon

7:30 A.M.

Rise and shine, sister! Grab your cutest gym gear, put your bulletproof coffee in your favourite travel mug and head to Lead Pilates on Joseph Okemasis Drive for Desiree’s Boot Camp class to kickstart your morning! Don’t be late - class starts at 8:15 a.m.! Reserve your spot online beforehand -- no prerequisites or previous experience required! Nothing like a 30 minute sweat sesh to start your day right.

8:45 A.M.

Yesss, girl! Way to slay that workout! Now treat yourself with some sassy new gym attire from Lead’s storefront boutique; they have an incredible array of leggings, tops, tanks, and sweaters that transition effortlessly into streetwear style. If you don’t own a pair of Alo Yoga’s Moto leggings, you need to put them on your list to Santa immediately! In addition to the Moto, I have my eye on a pair of black glittery leggings that I want to wear with little black booties and a leather jacket all holiday season long! 


 The cutest postcards delivered with your bill at SHIFT!  Photo courtesy of former MWS blogger, Mandi Newman

The cutest postcards delivered with your bill at SHIFT!

Photo courtesy of former MWS blogger, Mandi Newman

10:00 A.M. 

After a quick refresh at home, meet your girls at the hottest new eatery in town - Shift Restaurant, located inside the Remai Modern. The natural sunlight streaming in the floor-to-ceiling windows and the beautiful stark white simplicity of the decor are going to give you and the girls some fantastic selfie opportunities for IG, I’m just sayin’. And the food - YUM! You’re probably going to want to IG that, too. While you’re waiting for your plates of deliciousness to arrive, take a peek at the latest arrivals Bella Chic has to offer in their online boutique and coordinate your holiday party looks with your crew. Extra bonus for the current sales happening in the dress department! Snap these beauties up quick and be covered for every holiday occasion!

Left to right: Holiday Christmas Party, Christmas Morning, Christmas Dinner, New Year's Eve


11:30 A.M.

Finish up those cappuccinos, hit Post on those IG pics, and decide what the next plan of action is going to be. Still have a few gifts to get? Take a browse through the Remai gift shop for unique items or purchase a year-long membership for the art-lover in your life! I’m getting one for my mother-in-law, an artist of many mediums, so she can stop in and check out the new exhibits whenever she pleases. 

NOON

Time to wander down 2nd Avenue to the best one-stop-shop in downtown YXE — none other than Era Style Loft, located beside Birks on 21st Street East. While Era is already at the top of its game in offering a variety of luxury goodies, from clothing and loungewear to handbags, shoes and all the jewels and accessories, they’ve recently expanded their store to include the most adorable collection of kid’s clothing and accessories under the mini.moss by era brand. It’s whimsical, adorable, and just the perfect thing to put under the tree for the little people in your life. And, this weekend ONLY, enjoy the golden VIP treatment of customer service as Era puts on their first annual Era x Mini Moss Gift Giving event. The lovely and brilliant ladies of Era are making your shopping so incredibly fun and easy by creating “curated by you, made by us” gift baskets that are perfectly tailored to your budget and your loved one's style. Trust me, these bundles of joy are so awesome, it’s going to be hard not to make one for yourself, too!! A cashmere sweater or silk PJ set, complete with a diffuser from Antica Farmacista and a bottle of rose - DONE!

Examples of curated gift baskets for adults and children - photo credit: Era Style Loft Blog


2:00 P.M.

Let your soles lead you wherever they want to go! When you’re in downtown Saskatoon the options for retail perusal are endless in all directions. Check off your Christmas list while supporting small businesses and discover some new favourite shops while you’re at it. I’ve challenged myself to solely support local when Christmas shopping these past four years and I’m always blown away by the amazing things I can find right here in this city! 


4:00 P.M. 

Time to unwind and get off those feet, girl! Book yourself in for a service at the newly-rebranded Sage - The Beauty Bar (an amalgamation of Salon Twist and LeLash Boutique) and soothe your soul in this stunning space located at 500 Melville Street, above the Alloy Collision Centre. Honestly, I cannot stop raving about how absolutely gorgeous this place is to everyone I see!! Even my regular gas boy at Co-op has heard about it and may have already booked himself in for a haircut. The front-end reception is worth a trip alone with its vast assortment of treasures to gift yourself and others from luxe brands like Oribe, Living Proof, Eminence Organics, Kevyn Aucoin, Ellis Faas and jewelry from our very own Megan of elizabeth.lyn jewelry. Then, as you step into the various spa or salon spaces, you feel as if you’re in your own little slice of heaven. Melissa really covered every detail when creating this fantastic space. I don’t want to spoil too much, as it’s absolutely worth taking in with fresh eyes, so I’ll just leave this link here, which makes creating a customer account & booking yourself in easy-peasy, and a few glimpses of the ambience in the pics below.


From here, the evening is yours! Maybe you want to keep the cozy feeling rolling and curl up under a toasty blanket with hot chocolate and Netflix, or maybe you’re up for hitting the town and showing off some of the new items you likely picked up along today’s adventures! If you're me, you're taking a drive through the Enchanted Forest with the Christmas carols on the radio because it really is the most wonderful time of the year. Whatever you finish your day with, I hope it ends as fabulously as it began, beautiful girl! Maybe I'll see you next Saturday at Shift ;)

xoxo

Mandy