Well, there were definitely moments in the last two weeks that we weren't sure we would make it, but we did! The Winnipeg Fringe Festival is now behind us, and it's kind of bitter-sweet! How do we even begin to sum up twelve days in one blog post? Let's start with the obvious stuff...as hard as it was at times, it was GREAT.
We met some amazing people, including two wonderful ladies that we have felt like we have known for quite some time, having been following their blogs. The lovely Leigh-Ann of Freckled Nest wandered on into our trailer and even took home a couple of treasures! She is even more sweet and bubbly in person than we imagined!
Also, down the alley from us was another online-turned-real-life friend, Jill of Lune Vintage! She had her amazing pop up shop set up for the whole Fringe Fest too, and is one of the only people who knows how hard a twelve-day festival really is! Not to fret, broken cakettes were eaten, and the occasional party cup was drank, so we survived; together!
For those of you who don't live in Winnipeg, the Fringe Festival is a twelve day theatre event that attracts artists and viewers from all over the world! There were 1201 performances in 24 different venues as well as bands, buskers and street performers...and of course the outdoor market!
This is one of the main reasons that the festival was challenging...the extreme weather!
Winnipeg was hit by quite the heatwave and temperatures soared to almost 50 degrees Celsius!
After the first couple of days, trying to look cute while sweating through our cute dresses, we bust out the cut off shorts and swimsuits! After the heatwave came the wind! Entire tents went sailing down the street! Good thing Olive is solid as a rock and wasn't going anywhere!
(Side-note...this photo was taken at eight in the evening!)
The evenings were always enjoyable, as the temperatures slowly dropped...
Things took a turn for the better when our friend Zoe showed up (note her new OSL skirt!) followed by the random clown! Also note pail of mini donuts, which is what half of our diet for the week consisted of. The other half was made up of our daily poutine from this amazing new poutine shop down the street! The heat had it's plus side, we could eat whatever we wanted and we are almost unrecognisably tanned!
Tonnes of vintage treasures found new loving homes, but if we had a nickel for every time someone asked us how much the suitcases cost, we would be rich!
We had lots of adorable visitors!
When days were slower we played around with our displays!
Another visitor! Stef's brother, Dan!
We lounged ...a lot (and managed to break both of our lawn chairs!)
To end things off, the temperatures dropped drastically and it was actually really cold! We borrowed this funny cape to keep us warm!
Whew! What a whirlwind two weeks that was! Thanks to all of our wonderful friends and family who stopped by to visit and bring us snacks and treats! We really appreciated it!
Until next year...
Until next year...