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Whistler Diaries: Romantic Family Getaway


As you know (if you follow Justin or I on Instagram) the three of us (Nacho too!) recently went to Whistler for a little romantic family getaway. It was completely unplanned but ended up being one of the most epic trips we have ever been on!! It was my first ever Four Seasons experience and I was completely BLOWN away. I have never in my life experienced service like that, Nacho agrees! Upon arrival, he was greeted with homemade peanut butter treats, his own bowls, bed and a welcome note! I was greeted with a beautiful Landeau Bouquet, my fav!!!! And that was just the beginning of a completely unreal stay and ever better weekend ….

The weekend consisted of delicious dining, breakfast in bed, an INCREDIBLE massage and then, one of the coolest experiences of my life … taking a helicopter over Canada’s largest, southernmost ice cap, landing on an ice field to explore an ice cave!!! It was so stunning I had tears in my eyes. Pictures and explaining it really don’t do it justice, it’s something you HAVE to add to your bucket list to see for yourself.IMG_4186FullSizeRender 23 IMG_4194 IMG_4202 IMG_4201 IMG_4198IMG_4197 IMG_4196 IMG_4205

I have to tell you … I felt so lucky and blessed to be able to experience such a great weekend, Justin and I SO badly wanted to share it with you. We wanted one of YOU to be able to experience both Whisler and the Four Seasons Resort Whistler the exact same way that we did, and so… without further adieu, on behalf of the FOUR SEASONS RESORT WHISTLER, LANDEAU, NACHO, JUSTIN and myself … the first (and probably the most epic) giveaway of 2016….

YOU and your partner have the chance to win:

  • 2 nights in a Four Seasons Resort Whistler Executive Suite (just in time for Valentine’s Day)  including Breakfast
  • Delivery of a gorgeous Landeau Bouquet
  • Romantic Dinner at Sidecut Restaurant
  • Couples Massage in the Four Seasons Resort Whistler Spa
  • Helicopter Tour with Head-line Mountain Holidays to the Ice Cap
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I seriously don’t think it gets any better than this!!! To enter the giveaway, follow each step carefully. You must follow Four Seasons Resort Whistler on Instagram and Facebook, as well as Landeau on Instagram and Facebook. And don’t forget to follow ME on Facebook and Instagram while you’re at it!!!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

The winner will be announced on February 5th, so that your Valentine’s Day plans can be changed!!! Good luck my loves!!!! If you don’t win this time, I suggest you book a romantic getaway here anyways … it is SO worth it!

 

xo

Jilly

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  1. Fabulous vacation you both had! I chose not to partake in social media and I hate that by opting out (for a multitude of reasons) I can’t enter giveaways. 🙁 Good luck to all that enter and an early congratulations to the winner.

  2. I also don’t participate in facebook or instagram but am an avid reader of your blog, huge bummer you can’t enter without those outlets!

  3. I would die for this! Been trying to get up to Whistler lately but cant find a hotel for under $600 a night! Stupid canadian dollar is killing it for us locals 🙁

  4. Thank you for the chance to win. Looks amazing, would be a bucket list item for sure. Would love to celebrate our 10 year anniversary there! LOVE.

  5. Entered! 🙂 Would love to do this. When I saw your instagram photos, I immediately looked up all the companies involved. Absolutely amazing and would love to share this experience with my love.

  6. ? this is amazing, love your blog for all your openess, style ideas, introduction to new products and your giveaways are amaze ballz!

  7. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity. I saw your pictures on Instagram while you were staying at the resort. They looked absolutely beautiful.

  8. Following everybody! Never been to BC at all, would LOVE this. Would be nice to stay in Canada for our next trip. Thanks for the contest.

  9. So grateful for women like you spreading the love! Thanks Jillian! Crossing finger that my Fiance and myself can enjoy an epic trip like this for our Valentines day. SO US!

  10. The beautiful pictures you took and shared of your trip had me daydreaming about someday visiting whistler with my husband! It has always been a dream of mine. Looks so incredible. This would be a dream come true for my husband and I. We have not been able to get away since our honeymoon over 6 years ago! Dental school and two babies have kept us from traveling just us two. This would be a dream come true! Thank you for this chance and for your daily inspiration! All the best
    Jennelle

  11. This would be the most incredible valentine’s ever! I was having major fomo watching you on snapchat experiencing this trip. Keeping my fingers crossed! Thank you Jilly!

  12. Wow!! What an amazing give away! I was swooning over your pictures from your trip! My fiance and myself just celebrated our 3 years together and would love to win this wonderful trip!

  13. OMG!!!!! Entered! Would be the trip of a lifetime! Thanks so much Jillian ??? ❤️❤️❤️❤️!! Have never stayed at the four seasons and this would be incredible, your pictures are absolutely amazing!!!!!!

  14. Entered!! I almost booked the Headliner Ice Cave tour, but sadly, we just couldn’t afford it! February 5 is my birthday, it would make the best birthday present ever!! Fingers crossed xo

  15. Done done and done! This would be an amazing honeymoon before the wedding! Who does things in order anymore anyways ??

  16. AMAZING! This sounds like an absolute dream. I was so envious watching all of your snaps & instagrams during your time there! Whistler is one of my boyfriend & I’s favorite places to go as it is not too far away from the island but far enough to still feel like we are on vacay. Fingers crossed! Would be the most romantic weekend away we could ever ask for! ❤️

  17. Would love to win this!! Last year my hubby took me to Whistler for the first time and he ended up going with a bum knee so we didn’t get to enjoy it as much. This would be an awesome make up trip!! 🙂

  18. Fingers crossed!! My hubby and I stayed at FS Whistler for our 5 year anniversary (and conceived our 3rd and final baby here ??)….here we are almost 5 years later….would love to celebrate our 10th Anniversary here!!!

  19. Everyone, make sure you double check your “entries”! I thought I had followed the Rafflecopter prompts above properly, but the Instagram follows for @fswhistler and @givelandaeu didn’t take so I had to go to IG to manually do it. But luckily the FB ones worked. Just a heads up! 🙂

  20. Jillian this would mean the world to me!!! Valentines day is our one year wedding anniversary! We had to plan our wedding in 4 days( it can be done!)!so that my grandpa, who was diagnosed with lung cancer with only weeks to live, could walk me down the isle. It was the most special day of my entire life! We never got to go on a getaway under the circumstances so this would be an absolute dream!! We live on vancouver island in a small town Port Alberni and have never had the pleasure of experiencing Whistler! What an amazing giveaway!!

  21. It looks like you had an amazing time there with your man. I love seeing your journey and adventures on your IG and blog. My fingers are crossed for my husband and myself. Thank you for this giveaway Jillian!

  22. Never been out of the country and have always wanted to go there- your trip looked amazing! Would be such a fun surprise 🙂

  23. Entered! Fingers crossed – this would be the best surprise… but I think we’d both be more excited to take the little pups up to Whistler for the weekend!

  24. That would be the best birthday/Valentines day gift ever! Yes, im a Valentines baby! A weekend away with my love! Oh please oh please oh please! I couldn’t need this more right now…

  25. I loveed following you and your man’s weekend up in Whistler on Snapchat. It must have been such a beautiful experience. I have entered the contest and hopefully can win this trip for my husband and I as it’s his birthday on Valentine’s Day and with his recent employment with the burnaby fire department we haven’t had very much time to spend together. This would be a wonderful experience for the both of us and a great way to make some memories. XO XO

  26. I have never travelled across Canada before and this being our 25th wedding anniversary it would be wonderful to do. My Hubby and I haven’t been away together alone for well probably 21 year! Looks like the best valentines present ever!

  27. This is the most amazing trip ever! My sweet husband and I were just talking about how important a special trip would be right now! This would be the perfect trip to energize us! The roses with @givelandeau and @fswhistler just put this nature loving fresh loving adventure loving trip over the top 🙂 Amazing!

  28. My man is going to be in BC for Valentines Day…. This getaway would mean we could be together!

  29. So grateful for the opportunity to enter this giveaway. Thank you Jillian! I recently got engaged so this would be a great way to celebrate our engagement!!

  30. So amazing!! Would love to win to be able to spend quality time with my husband for valentines and my birthday!

  31. What an amazing giveaway Jillian! With baby #2 coming this spring, this would be the perfect little getaway for my husband and I beforehand. Fingers crossed! 🙂

  32. This would be so amazing, the husband and I haven’t been anywhere since the baby was born over a year ago. It would be nice to have a conversation about something other than lack of sleep. Ha!

  33. The photography opportunities in Whistler look amazing! Priceless!
    And how cute are you two?!

    Thanks for the chance.

  34. My husband and I NEED this so badly!! 15 years, a one year old and three year old and two parents in burn out survival mode lol!! Thanks for putting on such a great contest!!

  35. Looked like an amazing experience, my fingers and toes are crossed! My husband and I just eloped and this would be an unreal honeymoon! Congrats to whoever wins!!!

  36. Really hope I win this one!!! My hubby and I met on Valentines Day so we celebrate it as an anniversary! After 3 years of unsuccessful trying to get pregnant we did IVF and now We have a 3 year old boy and twin one and a half year old boys! Life is busy but we are SO BLESSED! All of our money we saved went in to the process of IVF so we can’t afford to take vacations. This would be such an amazing getaway for us!!!!

  37. I’m dying over this giveaway! Whistler has been on my travel list for some time. My husband and I have not been away together since we had a baby 16 months ago and we are feeling ready to escape for a few days and this would be an incredible trip for us. Thank you for hosting this lovely giveaway! And a heli tour? Real life Bachelor date:)!!

  38. Hi, Jillian! What an amazing gift this is! We’re so thankful you would give us this chance. We actually met you in Dallas at the Capital One Home Loans event, which was such a treat. Here’s to hoping we win!!!

  39. What an incredible trip this would be! My 10 month old just started weaning himself and this would give me and my hubby some much needed ‘us’ time!

  40. I follow you on Snapchat and showed my husband all your snaps from this. This would be a dream come true for us to be able to go on this vacation (that otherwise would probably not be a possibility for us). Fingers crossed!

  41. Jill always has the BEST contest and giveaways. I just heart her! Fingers crossed my man and I are jetting off to Whistler soon! 🙂

  42. It’s my man’s big 25th Birthday on the 13th, this would be the most amazing way to celebrate!! As excited as he is about our weekend at Grouse (fellow Vancity resident here) we all know Whistler is the place to go for a weekend getaway! 😉

  43. Wowza! Best of luck to everyone and may the “Four Seasons Force” be with you! Stay cool Jillian Harris! You get points for crushing on my good friends’ spirits at Okanagan Spirits!!!

  44. Wow. An incredible giveaway. . . Thank you! Fingers, toes, legs and everything crossed that we win. Not only is it Valentine’s Day, but also my husbands birthday weekend and boy could we use this! As a special educator, my days have been extremely stressful this year, which often results in me laying it all on my sweet husband. This could serve as a much needed reset for both of us! Never been to British Columbia, and have always wanted to go… And the four seasons, swoon! And those flowers…. I’m speechless. Praying for this one. Good luck everyone! Xx

  45. This getaway looks absolutely divine! What a spectacular looking place to visit full of romance and adventure. Incredible! #fingerscrossed

  46. Dreamy! My husband and I met at Whistler years ago! The Ice Cap looks soooo cool! Whoever the lucky winner is will have an amazing time!

  47. Oh wow!! Thanks so much for the opportunity Jillian!?
    Hubby and I haven’t gone away for over 11years since we’ve had all our kiddos…this would be a dream come true!! Xx

  48. Wow, what an amazing thing you are doing for someone Jillian.
    Every time you posted a picture on Instagram of your Whistler adventures, I couldn’t believe this place really existed. My boyfriend and I haven’t been able to go in a trip together because he is a farmer here in Saskatchewn and we never can find the time (or money). This would be absolutely amazing, and whoever you give this amazing trip to should feel truly blessed!!
    Xx Brittany

  49. Oh my goodness!!! This looks like the trip of a LIFETIME! The ice cave pictures give me chills, the best kind 🙂 Hoping luck is on my side!!

  50. Wow!! I am in awe of Jillian and her life. I think her family is just adorable and I truly aspire to be like her. I just moved to a new town (my husband’s home town!), and think this will definitely be an awesome experience that we could have together… A great getaway! This lonely girl would love to surprise her amazing husband with:)!!!

  51. Jilly! This is so generous! I would literally just die if I won! I’m from Alaska and one of my most favorite memories is hiking out to the Mendenhall Glacier and going into the ice caves. And the experience would be so much more amazing to have my love and my fur-baby along!

  52. As per every other parent entering…our 10 year anniversary was last year and with three kids, we didn’t get to celebrate yet, but this would be a great, terrific, amazing, relaxing, loving, get away together and we would be eternally grateful….and so would our kids because we would come back happier and less bitchy. 😉 thank you! good luck to all!

  53. Yep – was totally drooling over this getaway on Instagram. Gorgeous pics. And wow, what a giveaway. What a lovely gesture.

  54. So want this. I’m single as can be, but I am desperate for a little retreat. Four Seasons sounds like a dream and I’d add in some spa and snoeshoeing. Thanks Jillian!

  55. Hi Jill,
    My name is Java Bean… I am a 5 year old mini boxer and am currently doing chemotherapy for mast cell carcinoma. I’m feeling really good and have 2 more treatments to go. Dogs don’t get sick like humans on chemo do and my mom and dad are so boring lately trying to keep me healthy. I saw Nacho’s post on Instagram and I’d like to take my parents there so we can get away as a family and have some fun. They try and trick me when we are going to that vet place that we are going somewhere fun but I’m smarter than that. I humour them because I don’t want them to worry so much plus they let me sleep in their bed now!
    Anyway, this trip sound cool and I want to go sniff and pee everywhere up there. And truth be told, I need a ride up so my parents need to come too.
    Yours truly,
    Java Bean Goode

    Ps. My mom always talks about your posts but tell Nacho I think his posts are cool too. I’d also like to sniff his butt 😉

  56. Omg!! This looks like a one on one date from the bachelor! Thanks for this opportunity I hope I win that would be incredible. 🙂 🙂

  57. Wow. Doing this for our 5 year anniversary this Valentine’s Day… I think I would win best girlfriend award!

  58. I can’t wait to hear if I’ve won or not… this would be a wonderful adventure away with a special someone! <3 fingers are crossed

  59. As a Canadian (vancouverite) to another I would love to enjoy this with my husband, our three year anniversary is coming up. What a beautiful thing you are gifting to someone, fingers crossed ❤

  60. Entered!! So excited – I have not been able to experience Western Canada yet. This would be incredible!!

  61. I loooove when you do travel blogs!!! Post more!! Thank you for sharing your experience!! Definitely writing this down as a possible vacay place for hubby, puppies, and me!

  62. Whoo hoo! Great giveaway! My husbands birthday is Feb 13th & this would be an amazing trip! Thanks for always giving us the chance to win these amazing trips! You are the best!
    Ashley
    @ashdonielle

  63. I entered !!! I’m baby turns one next week and we are wanting to plan our first night away soon! this would be such a treat❤️❤️

  64. Incredible getaway! Have been begging my boyfriend to plan a trip out to Whistler together!! This would be unreal! woo hoooooo!

  65. This would be so incredible! I just surprised my sister with a Landeau bouquet after seeing you post this last week! I couldn’t resist.

  66. Done! Whistler is my favourite place. We travel from Kelowna every year as that is where I met my fiancé. It’s a very special place to us. We are getting married there this summer ( the day after he competes in Ironman Canada) which is another reason it brings us back there. Love it!

  67. Oh my goodness I am keeping my fingers crossed!!!! This would be an amazing little break from school with my love! I am originally from northern BC and am most certainly missing the snow down here in Vancouver! This would be absolutely amazing!!!!

  68. This would mean so much to my fiance and I. We have been madly in love since 2003 but didn’t even meet in person until 2013! You see, he’s from New Zealand, and I’m Canadian. Our story is truly special-all love stories are, but my goodness. It took us ten years to be together, and we have been inseparable ever since. We have two beautiful son’s together and a wonderful life but it was a major struggle up until recently. Immigration issues, pregnancy issues, legal issues, going completely broke and almost losing our house in the process…amongst other things. We have not been able to really enjoy being a couple in love together. We’ve never gone away together. To win a trip like this would truly be a gift for us. Especially for my dear Blair. He just has been through so much since he’s been here, how hard he works is incredible, not to mention how badly he misses his friends and family (though he never shows it) I would cry to see him able to relax and enjoy a holiday like this!! xo

  69. This trip looks absolutely incredible! Glad you had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing and the opportunity for my fiancé and me!

  70. Serenity – brings back beautiful memories of the late 80’s when my late husband and I stayed for several nights in Whistler!! A wonderful joy!!

  71. Love ur article n photos! I’ve entered the contest! Been a rough yr for us, and it would be awesome to win and enjoy this together.

  72. Well Jill it my birthday. on the 4th but the reason I’d like to win is to take my very hard working GF away. She works 14 hrs days 7 days a week on her new company and sure could use a break.

  73. Wow, this is such an incredible giveaway and would love to surprise my husband with this trip of a lifetime. Specifically, because this time last year was a very challenging time for us, my husband (fiance at the time) had been hospitalized with a terrible blood infection–while it was incredibly scary to go through something like this as a young couple it changed our outlook on life. We now make sure to cherish every moment together, live simply, and live life to the fullest. And this trip would be an amazing journey for us to celebrate just that, life!!

  74. THANK YOU Jillian for sharing such an amazing getaway!! I hope my husband and I win! We are New Yorkers that have lived in Seattle for 5 years now and have not had the chance to visit Vancouver or Whistler yet…and also have not been on a honeymoon either after 1.5 years of marriage. This trip would be a dream come true 🙂

  75. I don’t know how you do it but you never cease to amazing me! You are always so giving and I am proud to say that I own atleast 80% of what you post on Instagram. My mom and I are Jill-Gals! We are even going meatless twice a week, which is great for these meat eating gals! What a trip of a lifetime! Xoxo from the Jill-Gals!

  76. Followed! This would be a trip of a lifetime to win….unfortunately student life doesn’t allow me to splurge on getaways like this (or any getaway). Fingers crossed 🙂

  77. My husband and I have never done anything like this before! Empty nesters now, we’re ready! Thank you for opportunity! Glenda and Denis ?

  78. Since entering day 1 the waiting to find out the winner has been driving me crazy! Excited to find out who gets to go on this fairytale vacation.

  79. My boyfriend’s coming to visit Vancouver for the first time during the Valentine’s weekend and it sucked to see that everything in Whistler is fully booked. Fingers crossed! – Thank you for giving us all this opportunity to win such an amazing giveaway! 🙂

  80. o.m.g I am dying to know if my boyfriend and I won this amazing opportunity *eeekkk* When will you announce the winner? This is a bucket list trip for me, I’m stuck here in Ontario with little baby hills, I need the real thing lol Plus, this girl needs a lil romance with the BF

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