When I got my new Wayuu Bag from Ekii Store, I decided to put it to the test by going on a walking adventure by the Humber River.

Camera in tow and bag full of regular suspects: wallet, cosmetic case, water. I set off on what I thought would be a long walk. About ten minutes in, the thinning foliage of early Fall gave me a peak at something strange. a structure set up off the path. In Summer it would’ve been hidden from view, but as the plants die, the paths give up their secrets.

Naturally, I went off the path and spent the rest of my time walking about this structure and dreaming up what it’s brief history might be. It had cardboard on the ground, and a central fire pit surrounded by stones. I imagined a drum circle, or a storytelling circle. Or even the idea that people wanted to experience wildness in the middle of Toronto. I know it was probably an excuse to drink and do drugs and hang out by a fire, but a girl can dream.

Amid all this dreaming, I kind of tossed my bag about, and I’m pleased to say it did just fine. Looking forward to more adventures with this. Also, if you have a second, check out the shop: Ekii Store. They’re dedicated to fair trade and ethical craftsmanship – which as we all know, is so lacking in this world.

Bag & Bracelet – c/o Ekii Store, though this is not a paid sponsorship
Skirt – Spell Designs
Top & necklace – thrifted
Boots – Matisse Footwear