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Summer Travel and Music Festivals

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It is that wonderful time of the year when the days are getting longer, and the sun is getting warmer. We love to travel, whether it is a weekend camping trip, or jet setting to a far off land. Along with travel, we love music. What better way to explore than traveling the the many different music festivals.
Elate HQ is located on Vancouver Island, a slice of island paradise in the pacific northwest. We are very fortunate to have mild weather all year, and almost limitless places to adventure. One of our favourite places on the island to visit is Tofino. This little town encompasses the spirit of Vancouver Island. From incredible surfing, and hiking trails, to amazing restaurants.. it has it all. Tofino hosts the Otalith Music Festival in late August. This is an excerpt from their website - 'The World’s Most Intimate Music Festival - Set within the towering rainforest, in one of the most stunning locations on Vancouver Island, Otalith will descend upon Tofino and Ucluelet again this summer, bringing with it an eclectic mix of top-notch local, and up-and-coming international musical acts. With it’s laid back, family-friendly vibe, festival goers and music lovers from far and wide will spend two days enjoying the intimate event, surrounded by world-class beaches and wildlife.' Doesn't that sound incredible?
The next island destination is Port Renfrew. A little more off the beaten path, this town is surrounded by tall trees and cold seas. Some of the tallest and oldest trees in Canada call Port Renfrew home. This town is for the person who loves to unplug and explore the outdoors. At the end of June the Tall Tree Music Festival happens. It wouldn't be a west coast festival unless it was on the top of a mountain!
Now to the place that we call home, Victoria. Known as the City of Gardens, it is a beautiful place to live and visit. Each year we welcome two music festivals to town. The first is Rock the Shores in late July. Summer is in full swing for this festival and we islanders love it! The second is Rifflandia in mid September. Rifflandia is a huge festival with different stages set up across town. From the main stages outdoors, to intimate indoor locations, there is something for everyone. 
A hop across the water by boat or plane brings you to the mainland. One of the biggest festivals happens in Pemberton. The Pemberton Music Festival in mid July hails a huge lineup of incredible performers. For 2016 the headliners are Pearl Jam, and The Killers.
The best part about these festivals are the different people that travel from all over the world to attend. We love welcoming people to our province and showing them everything that BC has to offer. 
We were inspired for 2016 by freedom, travel, and simplicity for our Spring Collection. We created our Beauty Kits to be your travel companion. Whether you are backpacking, camping, staying in hotels, or sleeping in your van, we wanted to make it easy for you to take your essentials along for the trip. Our Festival Kit has the basics for summer travel. The Essential Mascara, Fairy Twinkle Powder, and Divine Gloss are perfect for the free spirited goddess who travels light. If you are looking for a bit more, we have the Freedom Kit. With a Mini Bamboo Pallet, Pressed Blush in Desire, 3 Pressed EyeColours in Soulful, Sweet and Beloved, Essential Mascara, Lipgloss in Divine, Exclusive {BLUE} Liquid Liner in Freedom, and a Double Wrap Self Love Bracelet from Shanti Collective, this kit takes you from day to night. 
- Teresa xx


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