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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 
What:
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 
What:
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!

2020 Christmas in Kelowna Family Activity Guide

Christmas activity guide

It’s time to get ready to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year! Our Christmas in Kelowna family activity guide will look much different this year, but, there are still plenty of ways to get in the festive spirit, and support local businesses. This year’s guide includes everything from Christmas tree farms, to Christmas brunches, to online Craft fairs! This page will be updated regularly as more information regarding 2020 events and activities becomes available so please check back often. Merry Christmas!

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Okanagan Pumpkin Patches & Fall Fun 2020

Kelowna Pumpkin Patch

Happy Fall! Back by popular demand is our list of all of the Okanagan’s Fall and Halloween fun! While 2020 activities might look a little different (and a lot smaller…. welp), there are still plenty of ways to safely enjoy the season here in the Okanagan. Check out the best Okanagan pumpkin patches and celebrate the season with your family (bubble)!

This post includes the following sections:

  • Farm & Orchard Fun
  • Okanagan Pumpkin Patches
  • Family-Friendly Activities

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BC’s Hidden Family Vacation Gem, Cozy Cabins

Cozy Cabins Family Vacation

Summer 2020 …  what a time. Having spent most of Spring in quarantine, a family vacation just might be (permanently) at the top of our wish list. With travel on pause for the foreseeable future, there isn’t a better time than now to appreciate, enjoy, and discover our own backyard. We wanted to find an amazing family vacation destination in our home province of British Columbia and were lucky to spend a week at Cozy Cabins Nature Resort. Tucked away in the Creighton Valley just outside of Lumby, BC, this family resort is truly one of a kind! Today I’m sharing why we love Cozy Cabins for the best family vacation.

Thank you to Cozy Cabins Nature Resort for hosting our stay! All opinions shared in this review post are my own.

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Okanagan Mother’s Day Local Gift Guide 2020

Kelowna Mothers Day Gift Guide

Welp. Another holiday and no holiday activities post. I miss creating fun lists of all the places to go and visit in the Okanagan to celebrate special holidays! In place of our annual Okanagan Mother’s Day activities guide, I’ve put together this Okanagan Mother’s Day GIFT guide! Treat yourself or send this on to your family to pick out something you’ll love, all while supporting local businesses! Enjoy, and Happy Mother’s Day! xo

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Shop Local Okanagan Easter Basket Gift Guide

Easter basket inspiration for kids

Are you looking for a little Easter basket inspiration? Or wondering how you’ll fill the baskets this year with our current social distancing measures? I’m excited to share some local Okanagan shops where you can get all your Easter basket goodies!

These local businesses are making it easy for you to safely shop, either with free delivery or curbside pick up options. (Check with each individual business for details). They have either temporarily closed their doors, or are home-based businesses that usually sell at markets. Please consider shopping local when you fill your Easter baskets and plan your Easter activities this year, it will go a long way in our local community!

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5 Free & Simple Outdoor Activities for Kids

Outdoor activities for kids

In this post I’m sharing 5 simple and free ways to enjoy some time outside with (or without, if you need a break 😉 ) your kids! These are SIMPLE & FREE outdoor activities– I’m sparing you the costly supplies and extravagant planning. You can do these with the things you already have at home. There are a million extravagant, creative ideas for kids activities, but sometimes it’s nice to keep it simple and not buy more things.

Anyone reading this will know that we are faced with a world-wide pandemic at the moment. In our City, Province, and Country, we are in a time of social distancing. What this looks like is our immediate family spending everyday together and seeing no one else. BUT, we are blessed to live in a beautiful place, and enjoying the outdoors never seemed incredible, really.

I hope you and your family enjoy these free outdoor activities!
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Family Day Fun in the Okanagan

Family Day Okanagan

Anyone else feel like January was the longest year of the year?! And winter just keeps. coming. back. But, we are in luck! February brings a bonus long weekend for Family Day! Family Day 2020 in BC is Monday February 17.  So mark your calendars and get ready to spend the day with your loved ones. We are excited to check out these fun Okanagan events and activities & hope you are too!

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2019 Okanagan Christmas Family Activity Guide

Christmas activity guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Who’s ready to take in all the Christmas fun?! Y’all know we love holidays, and the lead up to Christmas is truly one of my favourite times of the year. Below you’ll find tons of fun winter family events, from town light-ups, to Santa visits, to holiday market shopping. Wishing you all a magical, merry, holiday season! PS- Don’t forget to enter at the bottom of this page to win an advent calendar!

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