THE ULTIMATE OKANAGAN
Sparkling Hill Resort and SPA is a must visit place at least once in a lifetime!
It is literally perched on top of a mountain and overlooks magnificent lake Okanagan. There are some rooms with a mountain view and most of them with the lake view (in my humble opinion it doesn't really matter, as both views are stunning). Upon arrival valet parking attendant parks your car (this service is included with your stay). The reception attendants are very pleasant and willingly answer any questions. The hall is lit up by glorious crystal chandeliers and premier carpets lead guests quietly to their rooms.
The rooms are spacious, clean and well-designed. I especially liked the crystal fireplace, crystal sky lights and bathtub overlooking the mountains.
The mattresses are super comfortable - memory foam covered. There are three superb pillows to choose from. We had an amazing sleep. There is a cable TV for entertainment, news, music.
But the heart of this place is KurSpa with three swimming pools (one outdoor infinity swimming pool), Kneipp Hydrotherapy (simply pools with hot and cold water to fire up metabolism), four showers (actually this worth to mention, as thunder shower smells like thunder shower with sound and tropical shower with a smell of warm tropics). There are seven uniquely themed saunas and steam rooms. The most loved by me is Rose Steam room, Crystal Steam Room, Salt Steam Room and Igloo room (cold, smells peppermint).
There is a tea room offering everyone two hot teas (chamomile, African nectar), lemon and cucumber infused water, fruit. There is a Keiser equipped gym.
KurSpa offers a wide range of massage/wellness therapies and Cryo Cold Chamber. After wellness programs it is nice to come back to your lovely room. By the way, wearing robes and slippers is encouraged anywhere in the hotel!
After star gazing and a good night sleep, visitors are welcomed to five star breakfast buffet.
Variety of warm breakfast items such as scrambled eggs, breakfast sausage, potatoes, oatmeal and cold items: cereal, cheese, vegetables, fruit, pastry, toast. The morning we had breakfast there were several drink options: blueberry smoothie, Sparkling Hill special drink, coffee, orange juice.
The address of Sparkling Hill Resort is 888 Sparkling Place, Vernon.
The idea of comparing and finding great product for the right price seems to be near and dear to a lot of us. I received comments from my readers about this topic, and you want more of it! Undoubtedly a lot of us relied on The Bay for gifts, work wear wardrobe and party dressing, fun outfits for everyday. However the mark up on products got so high, that it is impossible to continue shop there for an average person. Online options are abundant and very often very competitively priced.
Ali Express is chosen as a checked and trusted source: secure transactions, 100% guaranteed satisfaction or refund, if product doesn't arrive within 60 days customers receive refund, the variety of unique product. The quality of the product is as described on a product page. The customer reviews and Ali Express rating of the seller helps gauge the future experience. The important part of shopping experience with Ali Express is purchasing directly from the factory or small franchisee with a minimal mark up. This saves your money!
The idea is to buy what you really need, when you need it, using common sense, saving money.
So, here it comes- trendy fall outfits from both sources.
Houndstooth trousers from High line Collective brand for $99. The fabric was a polyester mix.
Houndstooth pattern pants, polyester blend fabric for $32.55
High waist skinny trousers with side strip. Fabric is cotton/polyester mix.
Vintage hounds tooth pants for $20.64. Fabric is a mix of cotton, polyester and spandex.
Calvin Klein suit that hypothetically will cost $298. I say hypothetically, because I will never spend that much money for a suit.
There are affordable options from Ali Express:
Winter 2018 plaid wool double-breasted coat-blazer and skirt for $44.84
High quality plaid suit, winter 2018 collection for $63.38. Pre-order special for sale Nov 11, 2018. Material composition-cotton, polyester.
Highline Collective yellow ditsy blouse for $89, material polyester.
Here are some options from Ali Express:
Blouse composition cotton/polyester for $12.40
Floral printed bohemian style blouse for $17.77
Fashionable blouse from cotton/polyester for $35.74
People born under the influence of a water element are known to be forthcoming, flexible, intuitive, have good imagination, romantic, empathetic, talented, charming, sharp-witted, full of grace.
The best colors for people with ruling water element are blue, black, white, grey. It is best to avoid fiery colors of red, orange, magenta, purple, yellow; earthy colors and wood colors.
Here is the outfit update for people with water element to energize and protect:
Elegant coat, classic s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cYLbEPUG
Chic women leather loafers with fur s.click.aliexpress.com/e/FuhAdjK
Gorgeous trench coat s.click.aliexpress.com/e/Gjxx7FK
Black dress for special occasions s.click.aliexpress.com/e/beuAhIDE
Blue two-piece set for everyday s.click.aliexpress.com/e/c7QHSx1Q
People born under the influence of a metal element have endless abilities making money. They are known to have following qualities: goal-oriented, powerful, decisive, realistic, physically strong, independent, strong willed, ambitious.
People born under influence of a metal element feel their best wearing earthy, white, grey colors. I would strongly suggest stay away from wearing red, purple, magenta, orange, yellow. Water colors of blue and black will drain energy of metal people, however they are fine in patterns and small quantities. From my personal experience, water element adds metal people empathy, making these influential leaders approachable.
Metallic turtleneck s.click.aliexpress.com/e/HyTu54k
White cashmere sweater s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cAOz9Ve
Grey suit s.click.aliexpress.com/e/beShGqOM
Tweed jacket for the office s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bpHjnzTS
Grey/white office dress s.click.aliexpress.com/e/szahpio
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions through contact form.
People born under influence of a wood element usually are extroverts and have a spectrum of positive qualities:liberal, friendly, diplomatic, loves freedom, open minded. People born under wood element will feel nurtured and supported wearing earthy, black, all shades of blue. Their own element is represented by brown and green colors.
It is advised to stay away from fiery colors of red, orange, yellow and shades of white, grey. Of course, when there is a pattern, please make your best judgement based on leading color.
Here is a tailored solution for outfits that will uplift you and fill with confidence:
Earthy and blue dress s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cLZN2yWU
Green or earthy velvet dress s.click.aliexpress.com/e/br2CfxrS
Brown sundress s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cmiQ3RCG
Black sweater to match sundress s.click.aliexpress.com/e/RzsLFTw
Double sided bomber jacket will bring double luck s.click.aliexpress.com/e/b9aJ9ZPw
People born under fire element influence will feel their best nurtured by wood element colors and native fire colors: green, brown, red, purple, magenta.
It is absolutely desirable to stay away from water and earth colors: blue and black, earthy. As those elements drain fire energy.
I prepared a wardrobe tailored to suit people with dominant fire element:
Green coat s.click.aliexpress.com/e/3VeMyG0
If you were born under influence of an earth element, any earthy colors will support your energy. Additionally you can use fire element colors, as fire precedes earth in creation circle. That means red, magenta and purple colors will provide a boost of energy when you need it the most. The earth element benefits greatly from using crystal stone jewelry, and gemstones. Most gemstones generate the most healing vibration in silver metal, not gold.
Another important key to understanding colors that will work for you, using Yang or Yin approach. If you birth element earth Yin, the best colors for you will be earthy or fiery but muted, pastel. If you were born with the Yang, your best shades are vibrant and bright corresponding to your own vibration. However, if you find you have been too much Yin recently and need a boost of an opposite (Yang) energy quality, than go ahead and add that to your life. Or opposite you were born with Yang energy qualities and have been a powerhouse for the whole family but recently start feeling everything annoys and aggravates than it is time to bring some Yin energy into your life through colors.
Earthy tone suite s.click.aliexpress.com/e/7JN1UiG
Yellow sweater with a bee (DG collection) s.click.aliexpress.com/e/B2UZjdm
Red poppies denim skirt s.click.aliexpress.com/e/5Tt4fRw
Magenta or red coat s.click.aliexpress.com/e/HIthIhE
Gorgeous Camel Vest-all time classic s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bM2sUXE0
Nude pumps elongate legs s.click.aliexpress.com/e/dW2zui4
Red bag s.click.aliexpress.com/e/IsxJSRe
We all might benefit from some OOMPH in bed, so for that purpose we choose red bedding:
Cozy leopard print bedding s.click.aliexpress.com/e/PCNiZXi
Special Luck in bed with red s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cTFkFtGc
In my previous post we discussed lucky colors of 2019 according to Feng Shui year of earthy Pig/Boar. Today I wanted to underline the most effective Feng Shui science/art approach to dressing for success: lucky colors based on your birth year. Depending on which year you were born according to Chinese horoscope, you are under strong influence of one of five elements: metal, water, tree, fire, earth. To find out your birth element, just use the last digit of your birth year and a table below. One thing to remember- Chinese New Year starts on different dates each year, so if you were born January-February, than please consult additional table. For example, you were born April 1, 1982. Your birth digit is 2 and your birth element is water Yang. Yang means energetic, active properties. Ying means calm, relaxed qualities of the same element.
I realize this post a little bit too technical, but this is a part of scientific approach in Feng Shui. I have been using Feng Shui in my life and have seen the results. It works like a clock.
In my next post I will suggest outfits based on lucky colors for each element.
Have you noticed the correlation between how your day is going, how energized you are and what you wear? Do you have that lucky dress or suit that landed you that job?
Today I wanted to share information on lucky colors for 2019 according to Feng Shui. The most auspicious color spectrum to support your energy level will be based on personal Feng Shui birth element. The second is defined by the feng shui element of the current year. If you manage to marry both color spectrum in your wardrobe, wear it continuously and harmoniously there is a very good chance upcoming year will become the best year in your life.
2019 will be the year of the Pig and it starts February 5, 2019. The element of the year is Yin Earth.
As Earth feng shui element is nourished by the Fire element, the best colors to wear in 2019 are of the Fire element, and especially those colors that have a more Yin/relaxed quality to them. The colors of the Earth element are also considered good in 2019.
Here are the best colors to wear in 2019:
Blush Pink sweater s.click.aliexpress.com/e/ciwm9m9S
Soft Lavender pullover s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bn08Ze16
Terracotta warm winter jacket s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bVI42CAc
Coral Orange 100% silk scarf s.click.aliexpress.com/e/bzKVWSRm
Butter Yellow v-neck dress s.click.aliexpress.com/e/Uz5eBUU
Soft Warm Gray suit for job interview s.click.aliexpress.com/e/c0yIheKy
The concept of best feng shui colors for 2019 applies not only to clothing but also to various accessories, such as jewelry, handbags, shoes, etc. It also applies to home decor items. Of course, because 2019 is an Earth element year, crystals are one of the best feng shui cure to bring into your home as they express the energy of the Earth element. To strengthen their power further — either as home decor items or as jewelry you wear — choose crystals in the best colors for 2019.
For example, the soothing rose quartz s.click.aliexpress.com/e/beYWe5sU, the healing amethyst, a genuine citrine s.click.aliexpress.com/e/63YMG2k , a golden apatite, the warm amber or a honey calcite can all be excellent choices of stones to wear or decorate your home in 2019.
Healing amethyst necklace s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cO68dTSs
Golden apatite cuff bracelet s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cpMXx2Lm
Amethyst large pendant s.click.aliexpress.com/e/cqX5gBCy
Honey calcite gold ingot charm for office desk s.click.aliexpress.com/e/c1BTSYkg
This is a wonderful place to visit if you like gelato or cheese and especially if you have children. There is a small goat house where goats can be observed playing, eating, sleeping. It teaches kids that humans raise goats and care for them to receive tasty and nutritious goat milk which is used for gelato.
There are so many flavors of gelato, it will suit any taste. The fall special is pumpkin pie and cranberry -lemon pie. Kids would probably love chocolate chip, cookie chunk or chocolate flavors. Tasting is free of charge, so you can taste any flavor you see.
Cheese tasting is also free of charge for four varieties or $2 for twelve varieties. We could not leave without onion/dill flavored soft goat cheese and Gorgonzola blue cheese.
Carmelis goat farm is located near Okanagan Lake, 17 Km south of downtown Kelowna next to high quality wineries such as Cedar Creek Estates Winery, St. Hubertus winery, Summer Hill Estate winery, and at the entrance to the Okanagan Mountain Park. Hours of operation October 1 to October 31 7 days a week from 11 AM to 5 PM.