THE ULTIMATE OKANAGAN
Brock Boeser signs cards during player-fan meet and greet before the game Sept 29, 2018.
The game was between Vancouver Canucks and Arizona Coyotes.
From the get go Coyotes made it clear who is leading this time around.The Canucks closed out exhibition play with a 4-1 defeat at the hands of the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.
Nikolay Goldobin was the lone Canuck to score in front of a sold-out crowd at Prospera Place in Kelowna, B.C, leaving the club with just 10 goals scored across seven pre-season games.
We are wishing Canucks better games in a new season.
It is very hard to find a hotel to stay in Kelowna during summer months and prices sky rocket making available rooms unattainable. However, if you are planning a trip, there are several large hotels that might have rooms available. One of them Best Western Plus Kelowna, where we had a chance to stay in the past.
Best Western Plus Kelowna located at 2402 HWY 97N, Kelowna has beautifully landscaped courtyard, hot tub outside and swimming pool.
Rooms are modern, meeting various requests (large families, pets, allergies).
Hot breakfast is served in a lobby for no extra charge.
Hotel conveniently located one block away from Orchard Park Mall. We had a pleasant stay.
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, Monday October 8, 2018. You probably already mapped out the dishes and counted number of family members coming to visit. And what about desert? Why not get a delicious apple or pumpkin pie from the Okanagan's biggest little bakery?
Sweet Caroline's bakery prepares delicious cheddar cheese buns, bird nest cookies, chocolate chips cookies, breads daily in small batches. That ensures baked goods sold the same day and who doesn't like fresh, just out of the oven baking?
If you have a special occasion coming up, they make a variety of cakes : black forest, German chocolate, etc.
Trust me, those who bought once from Sweet Caroline's are coming back for more...
The idea to write this article came during my last visit to The Bay store.
I am particularly found of plaid/check/tartan trend for this season and was looking for plaid pants. There were several brands available and I tried the most balanced quality/price option. The composition of the pants was polyester/spandex/modal and the price tag $39.
I was thinking: "What if Ali Express can beat this deal? What if there is something better for less?"
Just out of curiosity I wanted to find out for sure.
And sure enough, here are several offers that beat $39 + Tax. The two options shown here have good reviews from actual customers.
BLSQR Fashion Vintage Hounds-tooth Plaid Pants Lace Patchwork has 7 positive reviews (5 star) and come at CA$16.38, free delivery. Main material - polyester. Link to pants is below:
Second option sourced from Ali Express Top Brand store Sheinside (that means high satisfaction rates reported). Main material is polyester and price tag CA$20.96 +Free shipping. The link for plaid pants is below:
I found more options, including wool which probably would suit Canadian winters better than polyester. These trousers are made of wool/viscose/polyester/spandex and come at CA$62.43 +Free shipping.
As usual, I check reviews from people who already purchased to avoid disappointment.
Temperatures are going down, leaves turn golden and red, the days became shorter- her majesty Fall has officially arrived. That means soon we will be reaching for a warm jacket. Not a boring black number, but one that will brighten up your day.
Here are some ideas that follow latest fashion trends:
1. Pink velvet puff jacket
2. Elegant Check Coat
3. Aviator shearing jacket for cool gals
4. Leopard print faux fur coat for sophisticated gals
5. Cherry Teddy Coat for trendiest gals
Currently there is a 20% discount on all items.
If you are looking for a fabulous place to eat and have a drink in Kelowna, this is it!
I promise, this place won't disappoint. The criteria for a good review from me: excellent food (quality, taste, presentation), bar drinks (Caesar from Eldorado tastes different than Cesar from Central), personnel, ambiance of the place itself.
Central is located at the end of Ellis street- 1155 Ellis Street, Kelowna. It has a very cozy patio with flowers for summer/early fall days.
The barmen knows how to make perfect drinks- Caesar, Mojito, Mr. Tea, Pomegranate Ginger Paloma to name a few.
The food choices include pizza, burgers, salad bowls, sandwiches, mains, soup, spaghetti.
We ordered Tuna Tataki Burger with yam fries, Bacon chorizo mushroom pizza, Caesar, Central Churros. Tuna Tataki Burger is a mouthwatering creation bridging the West(bun, grilled onions, beet chips) with the East (tuna crusted in coriander, cumin, Thai chili aioli,nori, sesame seeds). Fresh cut fries with some sea salt are AMAZING! I wish every restaurant made tasty fries, but until they learn how to, I am going to Central.
Bacon Chorizo Mushroom pizza was fresh from the oven boasting with bacon flavor, spiciness of chorizo and succulent mushrooms.
We had to wait for churros, but it was well-worth it! Two crispy outside, tender inside logs sprinkled with chocolate ganache and salted caramel. That was like a trip to my childhood, when life was simple and sweet :)
My compliments to the Chef: Bravo Maestro, Bravo!
I ordered two summer blouses and beach flip flops July 11, 2018. The order got delivered September 5, 2018, in almost two months.
I am quite happy with both purchases: flip flops are made from soft cushioning rubber, very comfortable to walk in. The blouses made from double layer shiffon and fit nice.
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Silver Star Mountain Resort offers endless possibilities to spend long weekend with your family or significant other and return to work uplifted and happy!
The resort is situated not far from Vernon, on the Silver Star mountain (about 15-20 min drive). Parking is free. We purchased a Gondola ride with hiking option, however there are other options:
- Downhill biking;
- Gondola ride and hiking;
- Horse and pony rides;
- Summer tubing;
- Bungy jumping;
- Wildflower tours;
- SPA packages.
When we arrived to the top of the mountain, we were provided a map of hiking trails and suggestions about the trails. As trail going down at very steady/hardly noticeable pace, most trails are suitable for almost any hiker. There is only one but - it takes about an hour to get down, so I would not attempt this with young children or elderly parents (however that really depends on each individual physical dexterity).
We were able to see deer, various birds (they are very curious birds up there), wild flowers and bear poop! I was quite pleased we did not see the bear, actually.
Please make sure to check your route with the map, as trails overlap and we found ourselves in the situation where we took the next longer trail.
We also tried almond croissant with coffee from Bugaboos Bakery Cafe located in the village- delicious combo to finish the day.
It was a beautiful day filled with fresh mountain air, blue sky, curious deer and birds. It created a memory that will last a lifetime. Dolce Vita!