There are few more awesome ways to spend you summer than by planning a road trip, and I had the opportunity to jump on board for the ride with the good folks over at Etsy earlier this summer! With some good tunes blasting and my road trip essentials all packed up and ready to go, we headed out on the open road in Etsy’s totally transformed vintage airstream for the first-ever ten-day Etsy Road Trip.
First stop on the road trip for me was Montreal! After settling into our sweet air bnb we headed to Osheaga between road trip stops and after a food truck line up on Olympic Park, we had a chance to catch the Little Scream perform in Old Port. The airstream was all dressed up with big balloons, checkered streamers, and picnic tables complete with knit cactuses by Yeff Knits and vintage mad libs. We perused Noemiah’s handmade jewellery, Kristy Boisvert’s playful cards, colouring books and stuffed owls, and The Angry Weather’s handmade stacking rings and necklaces before Little Scream took to the stage wearing various handmade items from Etsy sellers. Though her set was threatened by impending grey clouds and the possibility of rain, she played through a few of her hits and even did a few acapela covers of her favourite classic tunes.
After Ottawa and Kingston, the next stop on the road trip for me was our fair city of Toronto! Parked just south of king street, the airstream played host to a slew of cool sellers repping handmade goods including nail charms and polishes by Nail Kandy, bow ties by Handsome & Lace, bags by Grace Design, and floral crowns and tulle dresses by Jordan de Ruiter.
We grabbed a quick beaver tail and a few meat balls from the food trucks, after deciding on a Ninja Turtle bow tie, and waited patiently for the great Edmonton psych rocker Michael Rault to take the stage. A small crowd of curious people had gathered to hear him play a handful of songs as the sun set over the Brant street parking lot. Highlights of his short set of vintage tunes included “Fall In Love With Every Girl I See” and “Too Bad So Sad,” as well as few jam sessions in between tracks.
We’re pretty bummed it’s all over now, and can’t wait to get back on board the next one! Watch the video recap below shot on location at each location through the road trip!