Hello there! I want to introduce myself, my name is Kaleigh Heide and I am the newest member of the team here at Luvly. I am born and raised in Mahone Bay, and now live just outside Lunenburg. I'm thrilled to be living and working in the most beautiful place in the world! By way of introduction, I thought I'd share a few of my favourite things with you, with a summery spin...
Kaleigh's Picks (the 4 Fs):
FOOD: I love food in the warmer months, from BBQs to ice cream cones to anything enjoyed on a patio, but the perfect compliment to all that delicious outdoor-appropriate food is the perfect drink. I'm not a fan of strong drinks, and prefer them on the sweeter side and preferably with fresh fruit involved. So, enter this delightful sangria recipe (pictured above) from Morris East Restaurant in Halifax, featuring Ironworks vodka from right here in Lunenburg. Make your own, and then invite me over!
FESTIVALS: There are many great festivals here on the south shore, but my favourites always revolve around music. Nothing better on a warm night than sitting outside with friends and listening to great tunes. The Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival is a highlight for me each summer, and this year is the 30th Anniversary, which promises to be a blast. Come join me at the late night concert on Saturday August 8th at the Curling Club, my first time as an MC!
FEMINISM: Not just for summer, perfect all year round! In addition to working at Luvly, I am also the Youth Services Coordinator at Second Story Women's Centre in Lunenburg. Part of the work we do there includes helping to support a fabulous magazine called Understorey. Great works of writing and visual art, much of which is by local women.
FASHION: I have been passionate about all things fashion since I was a young girl, which is why working at Luvly is such a great fit for me! As a curvy woman I appreciate styles that make the most of my shape and also have personality and flair. Summer has its fashion challenges, one of which is swimsuits. Many women struggle with finding something flattering that they feel comfortable and confident in. I have been so inspired by the fashion blogger Gabi Fresh, and have had my eye on her gorgeous, fun swimsuits in collaboration with Swim Sexy. They make me want to hit the beach all day, every day.