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May Long Weekend Essentials

Long weekend season is upon us, which means Canadians near and far are beginning to prep for getaways up North or relaxing “staycations” in and around the city! So to make your summer vacation planning a little easier on you, we’re rounding up some of our favourite May Long Weekend essentials!

What You Need To Survive The Long Weekend 

 Planning ahead for long weekends is absolutely paramount! There is seriously nothing worse than reaching your weekend getaway, only to realize that you’ve forgotten a key necessity back in the city… emphasis on “nothing worse”!

So to ensure that this doesn’t happen, check out our list of Ambrosia “Must Haves” for the perfect long weekend getaway! Don’t worry… we’ve totally got you covered on this one!

  1. Snacks

 Whether munching around the campfire up North or lounging around a pool in the city, snacks are typically “Long Weekend Diet” staples… so we better make sure that they’re healthy ones right?! My picks for the perfect long weekend snacks are:

  • Kettle Uprooted Chips – either the sweet potato flavor OR sweet potato, beet and parsnip flavor! Both are absolutely to die for.
  • Popcorners – I recently tried kettle… SO good! On sale for $1.49 each (major bonus)
  • Black River Fruit Spritzers – I’m thinking that “raspberry lime” would make for the perfect long weekend flavor! These will be pure bliss on hot summer days! Also on sale for 77 cents each!
  • Bulk Department: Bulk snacks are so versatile! Create your own trail-mix and thank us later!

 Side-note: If you’re more of a “s’mores roasting on an open campfire” type of weekender, you need to check out this s’mores protein bar recipe here!

  1. Sunscreen

If you happen to love the outdoors as much as I do, you’re going to need to pick up some sunscreen! I personally happen to be a big fan of Green Beaver sunscreen… seriously, I take that with me everywhere! I love that it has a bit of a thicker texture, applies easily, and is unscented. Not to mention, it’s organic certified – meaning that you don’t have to worry about harmful chemicals or toxins (amazing). Some other really wonderful brands to consider are:

  • Boo Bamboo
  • Kiss My Face
  • Alba
  1. Nail Polish

Summer and Long Weekend season is often synonymous with mani/pedi season… because who doesn’t want to look fabulous pool/lakeside?! I’m a fan of anything nude, fiery red or soft pink for summertime!  Try out some of my picks:

  • Pacifica – Colour: “Cinnamon”
  • Gabriel – Colour: “Cashmere”
  • Pacifica – Colour: “Pink Moon”
  1. Outdoor Spray

If you’re planning on trekking through the Great Outdoors anytime soon, outdoor sprays are going to be essential! Especially during this time of the year, when the outdoor elements are particularly difficult to deal with!

  • Citrobug
  • EcoShield – All- Natural Wilderness Relief
  • Druide – Citronella
  • Herbal Tick-X
  1. BBQ “Must-Haves”

Sausages, burgers, chicken, fresh vegetables, fruits… the grilling options are endless (& delicious)! I’m currently a fan of fire-roasted vegetables! Red peppers, onions, asparagus and mushrooms are all amazing options for BBQ season! They’re great accompaniments OR they can make for perfect stand-alone dishes too! Here are some of our natural, and organic BBQ meat options:

  • Yorkshire Valley Chicken
  • Beretta Farms Organic Steak (Thornhill location only)
  • Gardein Vegetarian burgers

What are some of your long weekend staples?! PS stay tuned because on Thursday, we’re breaking down some May Long weekend breakfasts! 

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