Monthly Archives: August 2012

“Chasing the Dead” K.L.O. House

Spooky if true! I love being scared, my post last Halloween about some of the most haunted places in the Okanagan attests to that. In fact, most of my experience as a young graphic designer and movie editor was spending Saturday nights at home on my computer while Buffy, Ghost Hunter type shows and, later on, Vampire High (dem sideburns!) played on YTV in the background.

What are your thoughts about Super, Natural British Columbia? Between the haunted coastline and lake monsters, we’ve got a lot of interesting stories around!

More Farmer’s Markets!

Some events are so much a part of our communities fabric that we take them for granted. If someone approached you and told you about an event that has over 60 vendors, 5000 attendees each week, and features family activities all summer long you would be flabbergasted.

Our farmers market is a great example of one of those events. It is one of the largest farmers markets in the BC Interior. I dropped by the market earlier this summer and interviewed Bob Callioux. Here’s the interview and a snapshot of one of our most popular local weekly events.

Kelowna Farmers & Crafters Market – Kelowna
April to October
Wednesdays & Saturdays: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Dilworth Dr & Springfield Rd

West Kelowna Outdoor Market
Saturdays: 8am-1pm
2466 Main Street

Penticton Farmers Market
May through October
Saturdays: 8:30 am – noon

Peachland Farmers’ & Crafters’ Market
May to September
Sundays: 10 am – 2 pm
Heritage Park, between Okanagan Lake and Beach Avenue

Osoyoos Market on Main – Osoyoos
June through August
Saturdays: 8 am – 1 pm
Town Square, Main St

Oliver Country Market A’Fair – Oliver
June to October
Saturdays: 8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Lions Park – Hwy 97N

Armstrong Farmer’s Market – Armstrong BC
April – November
Saturdays: 8 am – noon
Location: Armstrong IPE Fairgrounds

Lake Country Farmers Market – Lake Country
June to September
Fridays: 3 pm – 7 pm
10090 Bottom Wood Lake Rd


We’ve challenged you to take part in a summer story; one where where we can all contribute to a visual diary of Endless Summer in the Awesome Okanagan. (Find out more about what we want to share with you!) We lovingly refer to this little project by its Twitter hashtag, the #aokendlesssummer.

We’re back with our 4th Edition of the photos you’ve shared. Catch up on the 1st, 2nd & 3rd Edition’s now!

cdub5 takes a break at the beach before he hits the gym

nikkimpid gets ready for Keloha

devonlougheed (beekeeper, Hey Ocean!) makes sure his pedal board is ready for Keloha

hughjeego captures a view of Keloha most people didn’t see. Not sure if we should tell you which artist this is or watch you try and guess??

nicogroove captures his air balloon video shoot with arilovesit

Rip it Up! Wakeboard & Water Ski Okanagan Lake

Came across this video yesterday. Equal parts adorable and kick-ass, Chris Wheeler (a.k.a. 48HourTraveller) produced this short clip on Okanagan Lake.

In his words:

Summertime in the Thompson Okanagan region is unreal with tons of activities… especially water ones! Boating around wakeboarding & water skiing and enjoying cottage life or one of the many lake resorts is the way to go. Perfect for a group of friends or the family. You can just chill and swim in this gorgeous lake or, as my 2 year old niece Nya says while boating, you can also “Rip it Up!”

Read more here or follow his blog.

Bdice and the Daily 16

Local Hip-Hop artist Bdice created a movement called Daily 16. He took a moment out of every day for the last 365 days to write and record a 16 bar verse to pay dues, challenge and improve himself. He recently finished his last day and with the editing help of E-Say (@SayEsay) and mixing by DJ Invizible (@DjInvizible) he put a bunch of them together into a full-length music video. The result is impressive, and it’s sick to see so many familiar locations in the videos.

Directed By E-Say/Bdice, written/recorded by Bdice.

If the one video isn’t enough for you, you should really check out his YouTube page and go back to the beginning. Or start from the end and work your way back. I don’t care, just watch more of them. Here’s the first 200 to get you started.

Yes Nice at Sapphire on August 23

Yes Nice, hailing from Vancouver via Edmonton, is anticipating the drop of their new album anytime! The band has been playing their way across Canada and are stopping in Kelowna this Thursday, Aug. 23 on their way to play the newish “it” indie fest LIVE at Squamish. Check them out in person this Thursday at The Lounge at Sapphire, doors at 8 pm, show at 9 pm.

Get your tickets at Mosiac Books, Milkcrate Records or Leo’s Video or online. See for details.

Listen or download the first single, Hot River, from the new album, Warm Gun.

Where: The Lounge at Sapphire (238 Leon Avenue, Kelowna)
When: Thursday, August 23th – 8:00 PM
How Much: $8 (+SC) — Get them from Ticket Zone
For: 19+

Fashionate: 7 Days, 7 Different Ways

As a stylist I am always looking for the next best thing when It comes to my hair. From pixie to pink I have had everything. My latest vision was long luscious locks to get me through the Okanagan Summer. One problem; I have hair to my ears and it grows like a snail. When L’Oreal Professional teamed with Gail Betts to introduce the G Wave  I was beyond thrilled! I did an experiment and wore it for seven days in seven different ways to demonstrate how amazing this simple three clip system really is! I had so much fun doing this and it was a great way to inspire a new outfit everyday as well. I found myself trying new clothing combinations with my new hair!

This is my natural length of hair before my G Wave is put in!





Day 1: Not my best work. It was hard to get used to and I wasn’t sure how to pin it in to properly hide my hair, although the non trained eye had NO clue it was fake!




Day 2: I clipped the entire piece on the right side of my head creating a cascading  style to the side. I clipped my natural hair back using bobby pins. I liked this style WAY more than day 1.



Day 3: The moment I had been dreaming of; wearing a TOP KNOT! It may seem crazy but I have never had hair long enough to pull this off! It was not the LHT team favourite though. My baby hairs kept falling out all day! Hair tip: French braid from the nape up to your top knot of you have shorter hair in the back it will give your look a unique twist and help to secure those tiny hairs.


Day 4: This was a LHT team favourite! I clipped my piece to the right side again and simple incorporated my natural hair in with the extensions and make a fun braid that was loosely tied for a relaxed yet chic look.



Day 5: I went for a fun up-do today, another style I have never been able to achieve. Even with longer hair my hair is too fine to pin into a nice up-do. I was thrilled to see how easy it was to pin up and the style stayed for my entire 12 hour shift and then for a night out!



Day 6: The first time I wore it all down. It was 30 degrees outside so it made me nervous but I was able to wear it all day without feeling to hot.



Day 7: This is one of my FAVOURITE ways to wear my Gee Wig. Center part with a low wavy pony. I feel youthful and sophisticated at the same time and I was able to wear it all day at work without fussing and head straight out with the girls. I was inspired by the 70’s with this look.

Focus Friday: Vineyard Morning

We’re seeing the valley through the eyes of visitors again this week. Andrew seems to have crafted an idyllic lifestyle working for Brodie Bikes in Vancouver, which somehow includes trips to test bikes, stay in vineyard lofts, cook outside and spend plenty of time on patios. I loved the mellow vibe here, capturing the slower pace of life in the rural areas of the South Okanagan.

Storm Haven Vineyard Morning by orbital-vancouver