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Top 5 Tuesday: Escape the City

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of some one-on-one time with one of my favourite people in the whole world when a much beloved friend invited me to join her at her family cottage. Though the weather was less than ideal, we made the most of it with elaborately prepared meals, some very competitive gin rummy, and some spontaneous dance parties. On the grey, cool Saturday we explored a local historical village and national park, and indulged in some DIY mani / pedi / facials while watching Dirty Dancing. Then Sunday we enjoyed a few blissful hours at the beach successfully washing away all the city stress and securing some very awkward sun burns before hitting up the farmer’s market, the local ice creamery and heading home.

This summer, I can’t seem to stand being in the city – so this week’s Top 5 Tuesday is dedicated to all things countryside. A must-listen playlist to help you forget that you’re surrounded by concrete, and to help you remember how it feels to dip your toes in the lake.

Otis Redding – Sitting on the Dock of the Bay

Great Lake Swimmers – Your Rocky Spine

Van Morrison – Sweet Thing

Tragically Hip – Bob Caygeon

Wooden Sky – Oh My God (It Still Means a Lot to Me)

Ottawa Folk Fest

So excited for payday this week – because with this paycheque comes tix to go see Ottawa Folk Fest with one of favourite music junkies, my dear Mag-pie.

Every summer I try to catch at least one music festival: Arts and Crafts Festival, Field Trip, Hillside, Luminato, NXNE, anything. But this summer just raced by too quickly – I haven’t seen a single live show since the snow melted. The Ottawa Folk Fest should hopefully fill that void with five glorious days of (hopefully) sunshine, grassy fields, and a fantastic line up of bands.

  • Foster the People
  • Gaslight Anthem
  • Wooden Sky
  • Coeur De Pirate
  • Sun Kill Moon
  • Elephant Revival
  • Adam Cohen
  • The National
  • Wake Owl
  • Craig Cardiff

The best part about festivals is the hope that you’ll discover something new and unknown. Something that will steal your heart away. There are a couple dozen bands playing I’ve never even heard of at the festival and I can’t wait to hear something new. 

What concerts are you all looking forward to before the summer ends?