Hello North Bay!

Today was the first of many travel days to come in next month. My first stop was North Bay, Ontario. Though I’ve traveled to most of Ontario, I’m a newbie here in North Bay. It was a quick pit stop on the way to the FME festival located in Rouyn-Noranda.

North Bay definitely has a small town vibe but it’s located conveniently beside the Nipissing Lake, one of Ontario’s gorgeous lakes. I had the chance to walk around a bit during the afternoon and the water looked so calm and inviting. If I had more time, I would have totally rented a kayak and explored the area a little more or hung out at the beautiful beach below.

North Bay has several quaint restaurants located on the waterfront. It also has a beautiful bike path right by the lake. I wish we could have stayed here longer just to explore the beautiful surroundings. Maybe next time… 🙂

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Next stop: Rouyn-Noranda. Then back to Toronto for 3 days, followed by Miami, Montreal and NYC! September, I’m ready for ya!


Venus #DailyOutfit

Last day in Toronto for over a week! I’m heading WAY up north in Quebec to Rouyn Noranda for the third time for their annual FME music festival for work. It’s always a big cultural shock whenever I head up there (they have signs for skidoo crossings!), just because it’s such a different city and vibe. I also have to make sure I pack some warm clothes, it tends to get pretty chilly at night. The town is pretty much as far north as Winnipeg!

Started my day with some tunes from Modern Primitive. There’s just something really catchy about the two EPs they released last year. The band is about to record their debut album in the fall. Really looking forward to it!

For today’s outfit, I’m wearing my gorgeous statement necklace from Lionette NY called the Venus necklace. Also wearing some really bright colors – I love my neon poncho from Urban Outfitters. It’s light, flowy and really pretty!

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Urban Outfitters neon print poncho 

Lionette VENUS necklace (get it here)

Forever 21 neon green tee (similar one here)

Forever 21 royal bluebasic knee length skirt (get it here)

Target beige ankle boots 

This Week’s Ear Candy

Happy Friday from the boonies of Quebec!

Oh yes, I’m back on the road once again with BRBR. This week I’m at the FME in Rouyn-Noranda for an exciting week of emerging Canadian artists. Here is this week’s ear candy:

This week I discovered a garage rock band from Philadelphia called Bleeding Rainbow. They have a brand new video for their track “Pink Ruff”.  I like the video just as much as the track. Check it out here:

The Vancouver act Rococode released a brand new video this week for their single “Weapon”, my favorite off of their debut album, which came out earlier in 2012. The band just announced a bunch of Canadian tour dates in the fall. Here’s their new video:

Astronauts, etc. released a new track and video this week called “You Can Yell”, I like this song x1000! I’ve been watching the video on repeat all week. Melodic, dreamy, pop. Perfect!

Melody’s Echo Chamber will be released on September 25th. Really digging the first single off the record “I Follow You” from this Paris lady. Hope you’ll enjoy it as well… trippy video too:

That’s all for this week! Hope you’ll enjoy some of these 🙂

Have a radtastic weekend!
Mel xo