This was Piya’s first time paddle boarding and she killed it. Seriously, if you get the chance to go paddle boarding, DO IT! Feral is located right on the beach and offers rentals for paddle boards and other beach activities, including kiteboarding and kayaking (see the full list here) and their latest venture is offering flyboarding. I don’t want to spoil the surprise for you, so you’ll have to check out their website to see what this is (it looks AWESOME!!! Those of you heading out to the Caribbean and looking to get some water sports action in during your stay, you migth want to consider something like the kiteboarding lessons in Turks and Caicos to take you from a newbie to a verifiable pro!
And can we give those sunnies some love?! Proof Eyewear makes some pretty sweet styles and we had a hard time picking (Piya is showing off the McCall Wood shades in Mahogany and I’m wearing the Ontario Eco pair in Crystal Kush– both have polarized lenses). Not only does this company offer up some pretty great eyewear that’s made from eco- friendly/ sustainable materials, they give back to worthy causes both local to their home of Idaho and globally (you can check out more info about them and all the collaborators at the end of this post). If you want to pick up a pair locally, take a drive to White Rock and check out the selection Piya has in stock at her shop.
So whadya think? Are you going to give SUP a try??? Well how about I make it a little easier for you to get you to the beach in style… the 3 brands who helped us pull this post together have teamed up with me on a pretty sweet GIVEAWAY!!!
Here’s what’s up for grabs:
– $100 online gift card from Proof eyewear towards the purchase of a pair of sunglasses of your choice
– tank from All Twerk & No Pray (winner’s choice of their ‘But First Coffee‘ or ‘Sweat Daily‘ white tank)
– 1 hour SUP session for 2 from Feral Boardsports
How’s that for ya??? See all the ways to enter in the entry form below. To learn more about everyone who helped bring this collaboration together, check ’em out below. A big THANK YOU to them and Piya & Steve for helping me pull everything together! See you at the beach!
***Contest is open to Canadian residents only. If the first drawn winner is unable to enjoy the SUP session for 2 from Feral, another winner will be drawn for this individual prize
The Handpicked Home
Celebrating it’s first year anniversary in August, The Handpicked Home is the passion project of owner Piya, who lovingly selects the products she carries- many of them by local artisans and brands based right here in BC. Everything is handpicked to bring shoppers a curated shopping experience whether they’re shopping for themselves, their home, or a gift. Next time you’re in White Rock, don’t miss your chance to stop in and maybe even find shop pup Colbie- Piya & hubby Pav’s Boston Terrier- snuggling up to shoppers.
3 brothers started Proof in 2010 after one of them tried to make a bamboo ski pole in his garage. When that didn’t work, the idea morphed into creating other products from wood (their Grandfather, Bud, opened a sawmill in 1954) and the business has grown from there. The goal remains to offer handcrafted products made from sustainable materials such as FSC- certified wood, and repurposed skateboards. Proof’s eco- friendly products can now be found in more than 20 countries with a portion of profits going to their Do Good Program which helps those in need everywhere from their local home of Idaho to efforts around the world.
Taylor Ellen is a West Coast girl with an eye for cheeky fashion, bringing her fun style sense to her made to order line All Twerk & No Pray. Her black & white threads include swimsuits, tanks, and sweaters, all with an edge of fun along with offering customizable pieces. In addition to her fashion line, Taylor recently dipped her toe into blogging, sharing about some of her favourite fashion brands, beauty products, and people, plus giving attention to worthy causes including animal adoption & fostering (she’s the proud mama of a pup adopted from Mexico).