With summer in full swing, we need to take advantage of this beautiful (and often short-lived) Ontario weather while it lasts! I like to save my international travel as an escape during the winter season – why leave Ontario in the summer when there’s so much to do locally?! This year, I’m saving all of my official vacation time for my honeymoon in Bali this fall, so it’s all about those quick weekend getaways this summer!

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Toronto offers a lot of great summer activities and we have our very own beautiful beaches, but I love hopping in the car to explore different areas of the province. Keep reading to discover my top 5 Ontario weekend getaways…

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This is a sponsored post in partnership with Colgate® Optic White®.

Festival season is in full swing and with all the thought we put into our festival style, it’s important not to overlook the beauty component. To me, festival beauty should be effortless…or at least appear that way! I like to keep my makeup natural, with glowing skin, water or sweat-proof mascara and a pink tinted lip balm. To achieve that flawless festival glow, there are two things that go hand in hand – sunkissed skin and sparkling white teeth!

DSC_2120We all know that white outfits enhance the appearance of tanned skin – well so does a bright white smile ladies, and I have Colgate* Optic White* Platinum TM/MC High Impact White TM/MC  toothpaste to thank for that! Whenever I travel for a music festival (such as WayHome this weekend and Osheaga the following weekend), I always pack my whitening toothpaste, sunless tanning lotion and of course sunscreen!

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I’ve never been one to struggle with meeting the recommended daily water intake (10-11 cups) – I just love water! I’m fortunate enough to have a really awesome fridge that pours filtered water to avoid waste with my daily water consumption. That said, when I do have to buy water, I try to avoid plastic water bottles. That’s why I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve just partnered with Boxed Water as their newest Ambassador!

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Boxed Water is a socially conscious packaged-water company that is re-thinking the way water is sold, shipped and consumed. As an alternative to bottled water, they reduce the use of non-renewable resources and plastic waste with their paper-based packaging. The Boxed Water box is made from 74% paper that comes from well-managed forests and the entire carton is recyclable and 100% BPA free!

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I recently discovered a new brand on Shopbop called Yumi Kim by New York based designer, Kim Phan – and it was love at first sight! Her collections include vintage shapes in flirty floral prints and almost every piece is made of 100% silk. I have been stocking up on lightweight maxi dresses for my honeymoon in Bali this fall and when I saw the Rush Hour maxi wrap dress I knew that it would be perfect for the occasion!

DSC_2048Dress: Yumi Kim from Shopbop, Handbag: Ela, Shoes: Le Chateau, Ring: Amorium

This gorgeous Yumi Kim maxi dress is fully lined and super comfortable to wear on a hot day. The classic wrap style with a v-neck and crossover shoulder straps lends itself perfectly for a dressed up day or night look. The wrap style offers a sexy little peak of your legs as you walk too!

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I don’t know about you, but I’m going to as many music festivals as I can this summer! Including the highly anticipated WayHome Music & Arts Festival in Oro-Medonte, Ontario from July 22-24. The lineup is going to be AH-MAZING with Arcade Fire, Metric, The Arkells, M83, The Killers, Chvrches and more! I’m so excited to see some of my favourite bands in the great outdoors while dressed in my favourite festival outfits – want to join the fun but don’t have tickets?

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Well, guess what?! I’ve got an amazing WayHome experience to give away to one lucky Dainty Girl reader! The winner will receive:

That’s a $1200 value – WOWSA! Enter using the Rafflecopter form below. At a minimum, you must leave me a blog post comment telling me which bands you’re most excited to see at WayHome this year. You can gain additional entries through social media too! Contest closes on Sunday July 17 at 11:59pm and the lucky winner will be announced on Monday July 18 in the morning – good luck WayHomies!

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