Rave: Civic Holiday

Ah, long weekends in summer. They are the best, aren’t they? We’re off enjoying ours in various places – the cottage, the city, Italy. Some of us will spend this weekend moving, but we’re still gonna love the extra day off!

Take the extra day to appreciate the city.
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Whether we’re working or playing, in order to guarantee maximum enjoyment of the weekend here are five things we are keeping close to us all weekend long:
A drink: must be something cold and tasty. Perhaps a little Lazy Days Lemonade? Don’t mind if we do.
Sunscreen:  We’re not going to try to be heroes here. We don’t like tan lines or sunburns, so just join us and lather on some SPF salvation. Your skin will thank you when you’re 65.
Our summer reads: Let’s be honest, sometimes you just want to lounge and read a good book, instead of partying like a rockstar. These picks are amazing for a long weekend at the cottage, camping or backyard’ing.
A camera: This holiday sadly reminds us that summer is slowly coming to an end. Document how you spent these gorgeous, sunny days so you can reminisce once the weather turns a little cooler.
Friends and loved ones: There is no better accessory than your lovelies by your side. Be it your BFF, BF or GF, good people make for good times.

So go on, enjoy the mini-vacation, and don’t forget to soak up every minute of it.


Fashion-able: Structural bags

Here On The Fourth Floor, and like most women, we need bags that are great for work and play. Versatility meets style is the name of the game when you work 9 to 5 p.m. and then go straight to evening events. Fun and bright structural bags are perfect to go from a client meeting straight to a work event.

One of our absolute faves is made by the Cambridge Satchel Company. The bag comes in tons of bright colours and can be seen recently on some of our favourite fashion blogs (here and here). This piece is classic, fun and adds a splash of colour that will make any outfit snap, crackle and pop.

Best yet, the 15-inch satchel is less than $150. Awesome.

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If you have deeper pockets, Proenza Schouler’s PS1 is the structural bag for you. Available in a variety of bright colours and luxe materials like calf velvet, leather and crocodile you can’t get a more luxurious structural bag. Hollywood’s shiny stars live for this bag and it’s been seen on the arms of the Olsen twins, Jessica Alba and Nicky Hilton, if you care.   

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Bags start at $1,500 and go up (way up) from there.

The bag we’re also coveting is Rebecca Minkoff’s newest design, appropriately named Cupid.  We love the shape, the detailing and the gorgeous color options. How perfect is this teal?

The Cupid is available for $495.

Looking to take your boyfriend to post-work events without looking like a slouch? Filson makes the perfect structural satchel appropriate for any date night. The Leather Field Satchel is handmade in Seattle and will last your boy a lifetime. Hopefully your boy lasts that long, too.

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Available for $795 (find it at Garrison Bespoke in Toronto). 

What’s your summer 2011 must-have bag? Comment below or tweet us @rockitpromo.