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Fall, Fashion, Flower Education, Flowers, Inspiration, Life, Local Love, Summer, Travel

A GUIDE TO BOWDEN SUNMAZE & EAGLE CREEK FARMS


Friends, I’m back today with an impromptu (but lovely!) post about our recent trip to Bowden SunMaze & Eagle Creek Farms! Whether you’ve followed along for just a couple of weeks or a couple of years, you’ll know how much I adore sunflowers. From bringing them into our home, to incorporating them into my FLOWER content, to road-tripping to see fields of these sunny blooms, sunflowers have graced the pages of JustineCelina many times! We actually made our first trip to Bowden SunMaze a couple of years ago, but it ended up being a stormy night and we didn’t have as much time there as we’d hoped for. We knew we wanted to visit again to properly take in their beauty and explore the farm — and were thrilled to have the opportunity to do so last Friday evening! My Mom, little sister and I headed north to visit Eagle Creek Farms for an unconventional girls night, to catch a glimpse of their renowned sunflower fields at sunset — and it was an absolutely beautiful evening. I was also delighted to find their U-Pick Flower Fields were in full bloom, where I handpicked an autumn-inspired bouquet, which I used to create upcoming DIGITAL BLOOMS (which are now live!).

If you’ve always wanted to visit a Sunflower Field but aren’t sure what to expect, this post is for you! As we explore the boundaries of travel within our own province this year, I’m thrilled to bring you along on our trip to Bowden Sunmaze & Eagle Creek Farms as I detail everything you’ve ever wanted to know about visiting a sunflower field and flower u-pick — from location, to cost, to safety restrictions, to activities, to the best times to visit, to my best sunflower field photography tips! Craving a little adventure as we transition into autumn and want to see these stunning Alberta Sunflower Fields for yourself? There’s no time like the present — they’re currently in full bloom and Bowden SunMaze is offering the final tickets of the season until September 30th, 2020. If you’re looking for a family-friendly outdoor activity, or are simply yearning for a cheerful digital escape, join us as we visit Alberta’s Bowden SunMaze on a gorgeous mid-September evening! 

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Dwell, Fall, Flowers, Inspiration, Living Room, Plants, Space Refresh, Summer

TRANSITIONAL SUMMER MEETS AUTUMN DECOR


Interior design lovers, I’m thrilled to welcome you back into our sun drenched Living Room for my first dedicated DWELL post of 2020 — in fact, it’s been almost a year since my last! So what exactly have I been up to around here? Well, to be completely transparent, all the brand partnerships I had lined up for our SPACE REFRESH series this year were postponed (some indefinitely) due to COVID. I had so many plans for our remaining rooms, along with updates to spaces you’ve already seen, but due to the current situation, they simply haven’t been possible. Instead, I’ve been focusing on making small tweaks and seasonal updates to already finished spaces so that we can fully enjoy them with all the extra time we’ve spent at home! I’m allowing things to come together naturally, ideas to ebb and flow organically and working away on our home when I feel inspired to do so — because if 2020 has taught me anything, it’s that life doesn’t always go according to plan. Lately I’ve been cozying things up for autumn, picking up a few new key pieces and restyling items we already own in new ways, so I thought it was about time I share our Transitional Summer Meets Autumn Decor with you here at JustineCelina, if you’re doing the same and looking for inspiration! 

This year we’ve opted to keep things lighter and brighter as we transition into a new season — and it feels like a perfect blend of summer and fall. It’s the magical time of year where we can enjoy the best of both summer and autumn out in nature, in our homes, on our plates and in our wardrobes — and I’m fully embracing it! Despite 2020’s challenges, we’ve experienced the warmest autumn I can remember — and I’ve definitely channeled that inspiration into our home this season. I love to experiment with juxtaposition in my personal style and in my home — I’m all about mixing high with low, old with new and modern with traditional. Each year, my inspiration hits an all time high as summer blends into autumn and I explore new ways to translate this seasonal shift into our inner city Calgary apartment! Fall decor doesn’t have to be expensive, overwhelming or impractical — and today I’ve rounded up all my best transitional decorating tips and favourite sources for affordable, quality pieces to refresh your space. If you’re a fellow apartment dweller, working with a small space (or a modest budget!), you’ve come to the right place — pour yourself a glass of crisp rosé and curl up on the sofa as I share our Transitional Summer Meets Autumn Decor

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DIGITAL BLOOMS OCTOBER 2020 | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPER | Free Fall / Autumn 2020 Floral Desktop Wallpapers featuring Alberta grown Sunflowers, Yellow Zinnias, Sulfur Cosmos, Goldenrod, Starry False Lily of the Valley, Rosehips and Crested Wheatgrass on an Pantone Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 Rose Tan background | Free Sunflower Floral Wallpapers for Fall | Boho Flower Fall 2020 Tech Wallpapers | The Best FREE Fall/Autumn Tech Wallpapers | Free Floral Tech Wallpapers Fall 2020 // JustineCelina.com
Create, Digital Blooms, Fall, Flowers, Inspiration, Local Love, Pantone

DIGITAL BLOOMS OCTOBER 2020 | FREE DESKTOP WALLPAPER


Good morning, flower friends! I’m thrilled to bring you October 2020’s Free Floral Wallpaper today — featuring an entirely local selection of flowers, wild grasses and foraged prairie foliage in celebration of harvest season. Last month you read all about our trip to Bowden SunMaze & Eagle Creek Farms where I handpicked the flowers you’ll see in my Autumn 2020 Digital Blooms here at JustineCelina — and I couldn’t be more excited to begin sharing them with you! My first u-pick flower experience was absolutely magical and I had so much fun strolling up and down the rows, clippers in hand, curating ingredients for my upcoming FLOWER content. That weekend, I foraged our country property for wild additions as the fall colours were just starting to trickle in to the landscape — and I came home with a bucket full of wild grasses, berries and early autumn foliage to play with. I also spent the weekend painting some new custom backdrops in a palette inspired by the Pantone Autumn/Winter 2020/2021 Colour Trend Report, which you’ll see in my content moving forward — starting with October 2020’s Digital Blooms!

I hope you’re not sick of Sunflowers just yet — because this month’s DIGITAL BLOOMS features both yellow and brown centred varieties, complimented by Yellow Zinnias, Sulfur Cosmos, Goldenrod, Starry False Lily of the Valley, Rosehips and Crested Wheatgrass whimsically arranged on an Pantone inspired Rose Tan background. Each component of October’s free tech floral wallpaper is currently growing right here in Alberta, capturing the fleeting beauty of late summer blooms as we transition into early autumn’s berry season. Embrace this seasonal shift on the background of your desktop computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone by simply clicking through to download October 2020’s Digital Blooms — absolutely free! Here’s to enjoying the beauty of this season digitally, as well. 

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September 2019 Soundtrack | The Best Chill Fall Playlist | Blooming Sunflower at the Bowden Sunmaze in Alberta, Canada | Calgary Creative Lifestyle and Travel Blogger // JustineCelina.com
Fall, Music, Travel

SEPTEMBER 2019 SOUNDTRACK


I’m saying farewell to September with a fresh Monthly Soundtrack! As usual, this past month I listened to pretty much everything (but country, that is!) and added my most-played tracks into my September 2019 Soundtrack. This month I’ve curated 37 songs for your listening pleasure spanning genres — there’s a healthy dose of upbeat instrumental tunes great for working, thinking and creating, complimented by standout alternative, electronic, deep house, chill-wave, synth-pop, hip-hop — and pretty much every genre in between! If you’re looking for some feel-good tunes to help fuel a productive autumn (can you believe there’s only 3 months left in this decade?!) this playlist is for you!

Some of my favourite September tracks include Vacationer’s Autofocus, Yuno’s Sunlight, an upbeat remix of Beggin for Thread, M83’s Midnight Souls Still Remain, Andrey Azizov and Panama’s More Than Friends, ROLE MODEL’s Minimal, Strath’s Cool, Superheart’s Opening Credits, DIIV’s Skin Game, Koresma’s Warm Winter, prettyboyshav’s 4runner, Caroline Polechek’s Door, slenderbodies belong, BETWEEN FRIEND’s affection, Jack Larsen’s I Became My Brother, Freedom Fly’s Me and Bonnie, To Life’s Sunrise Terracotta, Mammals Calm Down, Aalta and Lenachka’s Closer Than Ever and Johan Lenox’s everybody’s cool but me. I hope your ears enjoy!

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Fall, Fashion, Lookbooks, Pantone, Summer, Travel, Vintage, Work Wear

LATE SUMMER 2019 LOOKBOOK


With 3 weeks of summer still to savour, I’m back today with my Late Summer 2019 Lookbook! We started shooting this mammoth project mid-June — and although it’s taken quite some time to process the 2700+ images we took (these LOOKBOOK are definitely labours of love!), I’m absolutely elated to share this 12 outfit, late summer style guide with you today! As usual, it features everything I’ve been wearing and loving in both personal and professional settings over the last couple of months — plus innovative styling tips to help you extend the life of your summer wardrobe as we transition into autumn! My Late Summer 2019 Lookbook is complete with a healthy dose of seasonal trends, plus practical tips on how to wear them into fall, mixed with transitional wardrobe staples and shoppable links at every pricepoint (plus, insider tips about where to score the best end-of-season sales!).

Since I live in a climate where there’s snow covering the ground for 7+ months of the year, I love to make the most of my summer wardrobe (and put as many miles on my open-toed shoes as possible!) while the weather cooperates! Once of my favourite ways to blend summer and autumn is with colour — recently I’ve been really inspired by the Pantone Autumn/Winter 2019/2020 Fashion Colour Trend Report and am taking cues for my transitional style. As always, you can expect a mash-up of high, low, old, new and vintage in my Late Summer 2019 Lookbook — with the beautiful Alberta prairies and badlands as our backdrop! If you’re getting ready to transition your wardrobe into a new season but still hanging onto summer you’re in the right place — I’m dishing on how to blend the best of both seasons in this practical, FASHION-forward guide for style savvy.

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Autumn 2018 Lookbook | 12 Fall Outfits | Autumn / Winter 2018 Trends and How to Wear Them | Canadian Fashion Blogger | Calgary Fashion Blogger // JustineCelina.com
Fall, Fashion, Local Love, Lookbooks, Pantone, Vintage, Work Wear

AUTUMN 2018 LOOKBOOK


Fellow fashionistas, this one’s for you! My Autumn 2018 Lookbook has been months in the making and a concept I’ve wanted to produce for about a year here at JustineCelina — but I could simply never find the time with my previous publishing schedule. While I did take a break from posting during my Intermission due to computer issues, thankfully my camera wasn’t affected — and neither was my love of autumnal fashion. In fact, I’ve mentioned many times here over the years that fall is my absolute favourite time of year to get dressed (we started shooting autumn style content in August!). Well, this year I’ve compiled a massive 12 outfit LOOKBOOK featuring everything I’ve been wearing over the past couple of months in both personal and professional settings, sprinkled with an overview of seasonal trends, styling tips and of course, tons of shoppable links!

While this post is getting to you about a month later than I originally intended due the loss of my previous laptop and 4 months of edited, beautifully catalogued style content (that one still stings!), I really wanted to take the time to execute it true to my original vision. Moving forward (dependent on your feedback, of course!), I’d like to publish a Lookbook at the onset of each new season featuring multi-outfit style inspiration — and then break each look out into a subsequent, more detailed oriented post as well as incorporate them into some of my pre-existing series — TREND GUIDES, HOW TO STYLE and PATTERN PLAY (I’m also kicking off a new WORK WEAR series in 2019 — more on that in this post!). That way, you get an overview of everything I’m wearing and loving for the new season at a glance in the Lookbook and can come back for more inspiration or information if you’d like to learn more about one of the looks, prints or pieces. While this post took a considerable of research, organization and coordination to create, I’m extremely pleased with how my first seasonal Lookbook came together — and I hope you enjoy it just as much as I enjoyed creating it! Due to the timing of publication, many of the items featured in the post are currently on sale for Black Friday / Cyber Monday, which I’ve also made note of (because you know I love a great deal!). Alright, enough housekeeping — let’s get to the FASHION, shall we?!

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September 2018 Soundtrack | Girl Holding a Sunflower in the Bowden Sunmaze, Alberta, Canada | Calgary Lifestyle Blogger // JustineCelina.com
Fall, Flowers, Music, Summer, Travel

SEPTEMBER 2018 SOUNDTRACK


Okay seriously, how is it the end of September?! 2018 is just flying by! September was a jam packed month, but we did manage to sneak in a few outdoor adventures — including a trip to Jasper to relax and decompress for the long weekend before our busy season kicked off (I honestly haven’t even had a chance to go through most of my photos!), as well as a trip to the Bowden Sunmaze to catch a field of sunflowers in full bloom before the frost set in. It was absolutely beautiful and highly worth the trip if you’re planning to go next summer (they’re now closed for the season). My September 2018 Soundtrack saw me through it all — and as usual, it’s a mash up of musical genres, styles, lyrics and artists with a healthy dose of chill and instrumental (plus some explicit hip hop throw in for good measure!). This 2 and a half hour playlist makes for an easy listening, feel good option no matter what you’re up to!

Some of my musical highlights this month include Tabrill & Emily’s Lossless, Hirola’s Melaie, HDBeenDope’s For the Record, Arms & Sleepers Down, Tom Hilcock & Nicolas Boscovic’s Golden Halo, Andrew Applepie’s Hong Kong Bedtime, Young the Giant’s Superposition, Royal Yellow’s Hazeldene, a beautifully stripped down rendition of The Naked and Famous’s Young Blood, Dizzy’s Pretty Thing, Alex Cruz & Brascon’s remix of Magical Cloudz’s Downtown, Lycoriscoris’s Her and Of Water’s Materializing. Happy listening, beautiful people!

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