Style Files

Style Files
May 2014
Campfire Chic
Give your classic, comfort campfire clothes a stylish upgrade with this campfire chic guide.
I go to nature to be soothed and healed and to have my senses put in tune once more - unknown

There is nothing more amazing than the way you smell after a bonfire. It’s a truly Canadian smell, like a hockey rink first thing in the morning, the crisp air and the burnt maple-wood smell, soaks its way into your clothes and hair, skin and bones. It’s a smell that we all know. We all have memories of sitting around a fire, I’m lucky to have many of these moments. As a child, I remember looking forward to camping trips with my dad and brothers, we would roast marshmallows and they would try to frighten me (usually successfully) with tales of headless woodsmen and Big Foot. Then I would get scared because it was dark without the city lights to pollute the night sky. As I got older, my friends and I would head to Bayfield and hang out on the beach around a giant fire, drinking beer and playing games, meeting new people as they roamed the shore at sunset. We’d eventually let the fire die out, kick some sand on it and on clear nights, we'd all lay under the stars thinking about what would become of us in our future. I didn't realize it then, but the silence of the city and the noises of nature are something I'd look forward to in my adult life.

Fast forward to said adult lif [...]