The countdown is on. Only a few short weeks away from marking the first anniversary of the day I got to marry my best friend. It’s so cliche to say but it really was the best day of my life and being married is the absolute BEST THING EVER! Maybe I’ve been stuck in the newlywed bliss but I still have yet to get my act together and make a photo album or print out any pictures. Instead I thought I would honor our first anniversary by sharing some pictures and thoughts here over the next few weeks leading up to a fun weekend away to celebrate.
Today I start with my happy place, Whistler. Have you been? I love it so much for so many reasons but embarrassingly the skiing isn’t one of them because I have never managed to ski while there. Terrible, I know, especially since it’s some of the best skiing in the world. I promise it’s going to happen the next time I’m there. But that’s the great part about Whistler, you don’t need to be on the mountain to have a wonderful time which is why it was the perfect place to host family and friends for our special day. Below are just a few of the many highlights this magical place has to offer. Oh, and thanks friends for some of the pics…stole them fare and square off of social media since the wedding weekend happened to be the one time ever I left the camera behind and just enjoyed the moment.
There are so many great food options in Whistler. The best, without question, is a bakery called Purebread. You must plan a visit to start your morning right with the most scrumptious bites you can imagine. We shouldn’t eat baked goods for every meal though, so here are some additional spots to grub.
Purebread, heaven on earth aka the bakery to eat breakfast
Araxi, fancy pants
Creekbread, just outside of the village
Alta Bistro, modern French
Trattori Di Umberto, authentic Italian
Brewhouse, this is where we hosted our rehearsal dinner and I couldn’t have been happier
The Green Mustache, juice and live food bar
Yes, I know I said I haven’t done it, but my hubby did, as did a good amount of our guests…it’s some of the best skiing there is. If you are Canadian or a Washington State resident make sure to check THIS PAGE out for discounted tickets.
ART & HISTORY
There are an impressive amount of art galleries to peruse in the village but don’t forget to check out the Squamish Lil’ Wat Cultural Center at the base of Blackcomb as well. It is full of fascinating pieces of history from this part of the world and is really beautiful both day and night. It is also where we got married. More information on the SLCC HERE.
Want to feel like a kid again? Go tubing. You take the gondola up one stop (bonus free ride plus great views) to the tubing slopes and get to tube to your hearts content for however long a period you buy. It is an absolute blast which you can probably tell from the smile on my face. Whistler Tube Park information HERE.
Did you know the winter Olympics mountain events were held in Whistler in 2010? You can see the Olympic rings proudly on display in the heart of the village but there is also an Olympic Park you can visit where a lot of the athletic events took place. Current events are still held at the facilities on occasion as well as activities for families and visitors. Check out the website HERE for more details.