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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 
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!

Shop Local Gift Guide with Scallywags Kelowna

Christmas is just around the corner and I’m excited to be teaming up with my favourite local children’s store, Scallywags, for the second year in a row to bring you some local gift ideas for the little ones (and Mamas too!). Scallywags is a proud supporter of other local businesses and carries many products from Kelowna, BC, and Canada. Shopping local makes a huge difference for local business owners. With a few weeks of holiday shopping left, this is the perfect time to pop into Scallywags and finish up your Christmas lists! They have an amazing selection of toys, clothing, bath and body products, and the best stocking stuffers around. Enjoy! xo

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Toy Favourites: Holiday Gift Guide for the Littles

Can you believe that Christmas is just over a month away? We are so excited– the Christmas season is so much more fun every year older the girls get! I’m sharing a few of our most loved toys, great for ages 2-5. Of all the toys we have these are the most well played with over the years. I hope you find some fun ideas for the littles on your list! Continue Reading

Christmas Eve Boxes for the Littles

Christmas Eve is a big night at our house, my family has always celebrated Ukrainian Christmas Eve with 12 traditional dishes. (And, of course our own modern spin on some of those dishes!) Its a big, loud, fun night and the tradition I remember most from my childhood. After a night of family and festivities I love tucking the girls into bed and reading them a Christmas story. It is, absolutely, without doubt, my favourite part of Christmas.

I’ve put together a Christmas Eve Box Gift Guide for the Littles- these boxes are perfect for any age, and are especially great for those hard-to-buy-for, have-everything kids. And, who doesn’t love seeing their kids in matching holiday PJs by the tree on Christmas morning? I mean is there really anything better? I love the idea of gifting these to friends and family to end off the Christmas Eve celebrations. You can package them in something like these fun Christmas Eve boxes, or pick up some simple craft paper boxes and dress them up with bows! Continue Reading

Friday Faves: Fresh Picks for Summer

Summer beauty products

Here’s a quick little recap of 5 great products to kick-off summer! This Friday faves list is all about products to give you a fresh, energized start to the day. The natural, soothing, and replenishing ingredients found in these products will give your skin and body a natural boost! Plus, they are all filled with the most amazing, fresh, summer-inspired scents. Enjoy! xo Continue Reading

Little Library: Easter Books for Babies

Easter Books for Baby

Today we are sharing five Easter books that are great for babies aged 0-2. These books are filled with simple rhymes, fun songs, and bright colors– perfect for story time with your littlest reader!

Easter is often filled with candy and treats, but we think books are the perfect simple gift to give. We have always include an Easter book in our baskets and we know if will get lots of use and enjoyment. The girls are always excited for a new book! Win-win in my books! 😉 And for kids a little bit older, be sure to check out our preschool Easter book list.

Happy reading and Happy Easter! xo

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Little Library: Easter Books for Preschoolers

Easter Books for Preschoolers

Happy spring, Happy Easter! This Easter book collection is perfect for kids ages four and up. These books offer a mixture of fun, meaningful, and engaging content that is perfect preschool-age children. My oldest daughter and I love to read these books together one-on-one. We talk about friendship and inclusion while reading the book Cat and Bunny, create a fun story and guess what’s coming next in the book Egg, and look for spring animal babies in the Baby Easter Bunny.

These books are perfect for adding to your kids’ Easter basket, and we love having a growing collection of Easter books for our bookshelf! We hope you enjoy these sweet Easter reads! xo

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Easter Basket Inspiration

Easter basket inspiration for kids

While I haven’t really given much thought to which holiday I like next best after Christmas, I’d have to say it is probably Easter. I don’t know if its the addicting mini-eggs talking (seriously, what is in those things?!) or the fact that signs of spring are popping up all around, or maybe it’s because baskets are just a spring version of Christmas stockings, am I right?

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Little Library: Christmas Stories for Kids

Round two of our Christmas Little Readers’ list includes books perfect for your preschooler, or kids aged 4-7! Vienna loves Christmas stories, and I love finding new books with meaningful messages for her collection. We save these longer books for when baby sis is in bed and it’s such a nice thing to cozy up and do together, especially during the busy holiday season. For books perfect for younger babies, check out our Baby’s First Christmas Library!

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