Little Library: Girls Take the Lead

“Here’s to strong women, may we know them, may we be them, may we raise them.”– Author Unknown

We love books that share stories and adventures of strong, inspiring and brave girls and women. Vienna has been flying through the Princess in Black series— I highly recommend this series if your kids are starting Chapter books! The list below includes a range of books- from fictional tales, to biographies of incredible women, to inspiring messages.

We hope you enjoy this little collection as much as we do!

Dear Girl Amy Krouse Rosenthal
An inspiring book written as a letter for the special girl in your life; a gentle reminder that she’s powerful, strong, and holds a valuable place in the world.

Little Dreamers Visionary Women from Around the World Vashti Harrison
This beautifully illustrated book shares the stories of 35 women creators around the world, from writers to inventors to artists and scientists.

Little Leaders Bold Women in Black History  Vashti Harrison
This book shares the stories of 18 women trailblazing women in American history, including heroes, role models, and everyday women who did extraordinary things to make the world better for generations of girls and women to come.

Little People Big Dreams Women in Art Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara
This set from the Little People Big Dreams series shares the stories of three incredible women who worked in the arts and changed the world: Frida Kahlo, Coco Chanel, and Audrey Hepburn.

The Princess in Black  Shannon Hale
Who says princesses don’t wear black? This fun series is all about an undercover Princess who ditches her dresses and becomes the monster fighting Princess in Black. Save yourself time & money and just buy the whole series up front– it’s that good!

Check out more of our favourite books in our Little Library section, including 5 Books about love and life!

Okanagan Valentine’s Day 2021 Gift & Date Guide

Happy February! It’s the month of LOVE and I’m excited to share this guide for Okanagan Valentine’s Day gift and date ideas! Whether you prefer ordering in (this might be getting a little old in 2021), or heading out to a local winery or restaurant, this list has it! I’ve also added some beautiful Okanagan gift ideas (I mean how gorgeous are these pink blooms from Hello Sweet Bloom?!)  I hope you enjoy a beautiful day with your loved ones. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Okanagan Valentine’s Day Gifts

Hello Sweet Bloom
What: The perfect pairing featuring beautiful BC grown seasonal flowers and monthly featured local wineries! Join the monthly club, gift a bundle and check out their limited Valentine’s Gift Bundle! Must order bundle by February 7. Available in Kelowna, West Kelowna and Lake Country.

Floral Therapy Kelowna
What: Featuring a beautiful hand-tied Valentine’s bouquet with quicksand ross, bleached Italian Ruscus, eucalyptus & more.

Karat Valentine Chocolate Collection 
12 Delicate handcrafted couverture chocolates. Each chocolate is carefully hand painted and crafted using only the finest ingredients. Includes a selection of white, milk, dark chocolates and house made pralines.

Okanagan Lifestyle x Kitsch Wine Valentine’s Bundle
What: Give the gift that plants five trees and saves plastic from ending up in our waterways and local landfill with this gift pack! Kitsch’s Chardonnay & Okanagan lifestyle lightweight 3D printed wine glasses and a waterproof deck of playing cards made of recycled plastics. Re-stocking February 10

Sandrine Pastry
What: Gorgeous cakes, the most delicate and flavourful macarons, and a decadent selection of gourmet chocolates made by hand, using only the best European chocolate and finest ingredients. Special Valentines gift boxes and pastries available.

Hello Sweet Bloom
Photo Credit Hello Sweet Bloom

Okanagan Valentine’s Day Food & Wine

Crudite & Co 
What: An array of high quality vegetables, fruit, nuts, cheeses & meat in the form of picnic boxes, platter boards and grazing tables. The Valentine’s Love box is an extra large and indulgent Picnic Box packed full and layered with all of the Valentine’s goodies. Perfect for a cozy & romantic date night at home.

Grizzli Winery 
Valentines themed Jazz night with Anna Jacyszyn, an internationally renowned and local jazz singer. Enjoy the ambience of the fireside lounge with curated wine and food pairings. Taste delicious creations by Sandrine French Pastry and Chocolate with a flight of hand-selected wines as you peruse the lounge and wine shop inspired by Okanagan artists and artisans.

Mission Hill Valentines Dinner 
What: A delicious 4-course wine-paired dinner that is a true reflection of Canadian food and wine. Dinner service times are available at either 5pm or 8pm, please allow 2.5 hours for this experience.
When: February 12, 13, 14

Start Fresh Kitchen Valentines Dinner
What: A six course menu prepared by top local chefs, and paired with Okanagan Wines.
When: February 14 & 15

Summerhill Winery Valentines at Home
What: Summerhill Winery Valentine’s Cheese Fondue Dinner for Two Includes A cheese fondue, ‘box’ of chocolates and a bottle of Cipes Brut to enjoy at home! OR Valentine’s Day Brunch ‘Charcuterie’ Board includes charcuterie board and mimosa kit.
When: Order your fondue by February 10 for pick up February 12 or 13 after 2pm. Order brunch by February 12 for pick up February 14.

Vibrant Valentines Experience
What: Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Vibrant Vine Winery with private tasting for 2, a self-guided 3D art walk and a glass of your favourite Vibrant Vine wine with cheese plate
When: Reserve your tickets for February 12, 13, 14, 15

Do you know of more Okanagan Valentines Day or gift idea that isn’t on this list? Send me an email and I’ll be sure to add it!