Yearly Archives: 2013

“What’s on?” January 2013

Check out my newly revamped “What’s on?” show. Featuring a sampling of some of the best live music shows coming to the Kelowna area.

Lacarno @ the RCA
Sat, Jan 19th, 7:30pm,
Tickets: $30/$10
http://bit.ly/lacarnorcatickets

Phil Wichham @ Evangel
Thu, Jul 17th, 7pm
Tickets: $15
http://bit.ly/philwickhamkelowna

Peter Furler @ KCT
Sat, Jan 26th, 8pm
Tickets: $30
http://bit.ly/peterfurlerkelowna

Singalong Saturdays @ the P and Q (http://www.castanet.net/events/sing-along_saturdays/16977)
Saturdays, 8:30-11:30pm,
Jan 19th – March 16th, Hosted by Andrew Smith
FREE

For the full 5 minute show, please click here.

Trust Promo Video

We’re so excited to work in collaboration with top community arts & culture blog Oook.ca to bring you a great Toronto act! Trust will be playing at Habitat March 6th with ERAAS + local opener Little Jungles. Stay tuned over the next couple weeks as each month you’ll have your chance to win tickets to this great show from both of our blogs!

Snow Magic, Downtown Kelowna

take a walk downtown when the snow has fallen it's pure magic!

Take a walk Downtown when the snow has fallen, it’s pure magic!

Fashionate: Stay Warm and Look Cool

We are heading into the most cold and grey season of the year but we cannot let our personal style be affected by the cooler weather. Luckily Kelowna has a mecca of adorable boutiques to keep you trendy and warm.

First; start at your feet even if you can’t rock your favourite stilettos in the middle of January the right boots will pull any look together. Boots can dress up leggings and a sweater or complete your sequin dress. If you are going to be walking in the snow and ice make sure your boots come equipped with good traction! You will need a bold pair of tights or leggings to go with your boots and Blonde store on Bernard avenue Downtown Kelowna is your tights and and leggings headquarters. They carry everything from your bold Aztec print to simple solid black.

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I always like to pair vintage and new items, especially when large wool sweaters are involved. Kelowna is host to many adorable and unique vintage and second hand stores. Frock, Georgia Girl and Tweaked and Yummy are among the top 3, all located downtown and in the cultural district of Kelowna.

Scarves and Accessories will be your best friend during the cold winter months. They can add a pop of colour to just about any outfit! Man + Woman, located in Orchard Park, is your accessory headquarters! They have everything from gorgeous Pashmina’s to one of a kind jewelry pieces. They are a MUST stop on your shopping adventures.

Whether you are heading up to Big White for the weekend or strolling down Bernard you can find unique fun pieces from our very own local shops to keep you warm until we get our Okanagan sun back!!

Focus Friday: Winter in the Vineyard

Snow between the rows of the local vineyards and orchards makes for spectacular patterns this time of year. Richard spotted these near Oliver, with so many interesting textures and variations. Not sure if it’s been cold enough to pick the coveted ice-wine grapes yet, but it must be close.

Winter in the Vineyards by Richard McGuire

Happy New Year

beginnings are always fresh

Coming from the West Side, Fire Works on New Years Eve! New beginnings are always fresh.

Celebrating New Year’s Eve the New Yorker Way

If you were downtown on New Year’s Eve the action was hard to miss. Two large spot lights dancing in the night sky directed thousands of people towards Stuart Park where the city was having its New York New Year’s Eve celebration, an event inspired by the popular New Year’s Eve countdown happening simultaneously in Times Square, New York. If you had young kids or no intention of staying up until midnight this was the place to be to make your New Year’s Resolutions and celebrate with friends and family.

There were plenty of activities for young kids to do downtown on this night, including snowmen building, snowball target practice, and even soccer. Since the weather wasn’t quite what you would expect during this time of year the city had to bring in a truck full of snow to dump in Stuart Park, creating an area where kids could build snowmen and play on the piles. There were also snowball targets set up for kids to practice their aim with rubber balls.

Despite the lack of snow the temperature remained a reminder that it was still winter, keeping the ice on the skating rink frozen. Several thousand people filled the park on this night, and I’m willing to bet the majority of them were crammed onto the ice. Vendors supplied waffles and other hot treats to keep everyone warm.

When I arrived, managing to catch the coattails of this family friendly event that began at 6pm and ran until 9pm, the stage which was previously occupied by a DJ was being set-up for a maritime folk band that came out and rocked it until the end of the night. When they finished their set the people then crowded the boardwalk to watch fireworks which were set off at 9pm sharp and lit up the night sky for the next fifteen minutes or so. This concluded the New York New Year’s Eve celebration in downtown Stuart Park.