THE TRIOBIKE MONO CARGO BIKE EXPERIENCE

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I love living an active lifestyle. This is one of the most important attributes that I would like to pass down to my children. Living an active lifestyle is great for your health, physically but also mentally. One of the ways I like to teach my kids to be more active is by always choosing to walk or bike if possible. I try to do things in the vicinity to avoid having to drive. Before the kids, Brandon and I loved to bike around the city. I biked to get to work every day and during the winter, I would use public transportation. Since moving to Montreal I haven’t felt the need to own a car. I love that about living in my neighbourhood. Everything is so accessible!

Last Saturday it was a beautiful sunny day and we went to Old Montreal with the Triobike Mono. This beautiful and stylish family bike is made in Denmark and is for sale or to rent at Allo Velo. When I first saw it, I thought about how it was a great idea since it is so convenient! I could get places faster than with the stroller and there is so much storage space to bring whatever my heart desires. However, I was a little intimidated by the size and the added responsibility of having to ride with my children in it. A lot of questions came to my mind. The first one was, will I be able to balance it and is it hard to maneuver? I also thought about the kids. How safe is it for them? But I had to give it a try!

Very quickly all my worries went away and I fell in love when I sat and started to ride.

I should start with how safe I found it for my children. I was happy to see that the beautiful leather seats come with 5-point adjustable seat belts to keep them seated properly and safely. The wagon also has a retractile hood which will protect them from harsh weather conditions. Snow, rain or too much sun, this is perfect all year round! The design is tailored to fit the needs of families. All the materials used are easy to clean and the box even has a self drainage system! Eating snacks and drinking milk, no problem! Taking care of your wagon is so easy with very little maintenance.

Since I am a petite girl, I was a little concerned about the size and weight. I was wondering how easy it would be to keep stable and how easy it would be to maneuver. The Triobike Mono is actually one of the world’s lightest and safest cargo bikes! The biggest and best part of all is that the bike balances on its own. I was super surprised by how easy it was to use! With all the different gear settings, I had no problem going up steep hills. I really especially liked how easy it was to steer. The brakes are perfect. They are built using the same design and mechanism as a car. This feature is one of my favourites because it makes me feel much safer.

The Triobike is all about your freedom to choose and express who you are. It will take you where cars cannot go. Choosing more economical and sustainable modes of transportation is a great way to be an example in our children and to make a positive impact on the environment. Living this kind of lifestyle will teach our children that they can indeed make a difference. The Trio Bike Mono is such a great alternative.

 Triobike is used  by families all across Canada! What kind of footprint are you leaving on this world for our children?

STAY TUNED FOR MY NEXT POST ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF BIKING!!

SUMMER HAIR

As you know, I am not the first to jump into fashion trends. This summer, I am in love with some trends that I think will become classics. Why do I think that? Well, I have used them before they were so popular. The biggest trend I am into are hair accessories.

I have always been crazy about hair bands. Did it start with Gossip girl? I am not sure. I really love them. I also love to use them to be at home to just keep the hair off my face.

My second addiction are hair scarfs! I love how they can serve so many purposes! You can use them on your hair, on your neck, your bag, there are so many options!

When the hair clip look came out, I needed to get my hands on all the pretty clips ASAP. I think that these add the perfect feminine and classy touch to every look.

Scrunchies were something I was not completely sure about. After trying them and discovering how comfy they are, I fell in love. I love to use them with my comfy outfits. I think this really completes the look!

I love shopping at HM and Forever21. They always have cute items for great prices. Another store I always look at is Antrhopology. I usually shop for accesories there when they have sales. My favourite about all these is being able to share them with Vera! What about you, do you use hair accessories?

I am thinking of starting IGTV to do some hair tutorials and show you how I incorporate my favourite accessories! Make sure to follow me on Instagram! @MadameRivera.MTL

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ELA

ZARA SALE BABY GIRL

DRESS WITH SWISS EMBROIDERY 22.90 CAD 15.99 CAD

PASTEL YELLOW – Round neck short sleeve dress. Ruffle appliqué at chest and tie detail at waist. Matching fabric with swiss embroidery.

EMBROIDERED DRESS39.90 CAD25.99 CAD

WHITE – Round neck dress with short ruffled sleeves. Back button closure and embroidered motif. 62% linen fabric.

RUFFLED POPLIN DRESS 35.90 CAD25.99 CAD

PINK – Poplin dress with round neck, straps, and ruffled trim. Contrasting front button closure.


FLOWY STRIPED PANTS 25.90 CAD15.99 CAD

LIGHT BLUE – Flowy pants with elastic waistband and front tie appliqué. Front pockets and striped print.

RUFFLED PLUSH SHORTS 10.90 CAD7.99 CAD

PINK – Shorts with elastic waistband and drawstring. Ruffles at hem and sides.

RUFFLED SLEEVE SHIRT 22.90 CAD15.99 CAD

WHITE – Round neck short sleeve shirt with ruffle trim. Back button closure. Eyelet trim.

STRIPED SHIRT WITH BOW 22.90 CAD15.99 CAD

BLUE -Round neck shirt with short sleeves. Back button closure, striped print, and front bow appliqué.

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ELA

ZARA SALE BABY BOY

HAREM SHORTS WITH POCKETS 17.90 CAD12.99 CAD

NATURAL – Harem shorts with elastic waistband, front pockets, and seam details.

DENIM SHORTS WITH STRAPS 29.90 CAD17.99 CAD

LIGHT BLUE – Denim shorts with adjustable interior waistband and front button closure. Strap appliqué with palm tree print. Five pockets.

HAREM SHORTS 14.90 CAD9.99 CAD

ANTHRACITE GREY – Harem shorts with elastic waistband and adjustable drawstring. Front and back pockets.

LEATHER SNEAKERS 59.90 CAD29.99 CAD

DARK GRAY – Cowhide nubuck leather sneakers with lacing detail. Elastic lace closure. Back pull tab for ease. Fabric interior lining and 100% sheep leather insole. Thick-soled.

FABRIC HIGH-TOPS WITH CONTRASTING LACE 39.90 CAD25.99 CAD

ECRU – Cotton high top sneakers. Decorative topstitching at sides. Side zip closure. Contrasting adjustable laces. Back pull tab for ease. Reinforced toe. Fabric interior lining and insole.

BASIC DENIM SHIRT17.90 CAD12.99 CAD

LIGHT BLUE – Lapel collar shirt with short cuffed sleeves. Front button closure and embroidered motif at chest.

BASIC PETER PAN COLLAR SHIRT9.90 CAD5.99 CAD

NAVY – Basic polo shirt with short sleeves. Button closure at yoke.

TEXTURED HENLEY SHIRT 16.90 CAD12.99 CAD

WHITE – Textured weave shirt with round neck and short sleeves. Button closure at yoke. Chest pocket.

STARS T-SHIRT 14.90 CAD9.99 CAD

LIGHT GRAY – Round neck short sleeve T-shirt. Snap button closure at shoulder and star print.

LEATHER LOAFERS WITH BAND 49.90 CAD29.99 CAD

SAND – 100% cowhide leather loafers with contrasting band. 100% goatskin leather insole.

LEATHER TRIM SNEAKERSDETAILS 35.90 CAD19.99 CAD

WHITE – Sneakers in a combination of colors and materials with leather details. Adjustable laces and side zipper. Fabric interior lining and insole.

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ELA

WHAT DO YOUR TAN LINES LOOK LIKE

I am not the kind of person to splurge on swimming suits! There are just so many that I love but when I see the over $50 price tag, I want to cry. I don’t really like to spend too much money on them. I like to find them under $30, hence why I have about 15 pieces. Every summer, I always get new ones. I was never a one piece kind of girl and have always loved small bikinis. But now with my post partum body, all I want to wear are one pieces! I like the ones that are still fun and sexy. Having a high leg cut is a must and I prefer if they have a lower back. The stores I usually buy them from are ForEver21, AErie, HM, Ardene. I know some people are giving me the stink eye because of the quality. To maintain and take care of my swimsuits, I only hand wash them in the shower right after I use them and then, I hang them to dry.

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ELA

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