Welcome to The Pear Tree


We’d like to introduce you to The Pear Tree, an Okanagan-based, online publication celebrating the art of graceful living.

Located in the centre of the Okanagan Valley, our goal is to inspire readers, both home and away, by showcasing people, places and things from around the region that add romance and beauty to our lives. From stories on lifestyles to food, entertainment, arts, history and home design, we promise to bring you something unique and interesting each month.

Since we are launching our site during the lead up to Christmas, we’ll start things off by bringing you ideas for decking the halls, complete with pictures taken from the Rotary Centre for the Arts’ 10th Annual Homes for the Holidays. In the coming weeks, we will feature three of the six lavish homes included on this year’s tour.

Kelowna-based food writer, Darcie Hossack will also contribute one of her favourite Christmas recipes, which is perfect for festive cookie exchanges. Darcie will share her passion for food in monthly missives on The Pear Tree, accompanied by tantalizing recipes for you to try.

In our Calendar section, we offer a listing of events that we think may appeal to our readers (please send us your event details via the Contact page for consideration).

In addition to the more formal articles that will make up this site, editor and writer Lori-Anne Poirier will share some of her life adventures and musings on The Pear Tree Blog.

Starting in the New Year, we plan to guide readers through a monthly tour of inspiring artist studios from around the Okanagan. We hope to showcase 12 through the course of the year, before picking a new tour theme for 2011.

While we’re still rounding up our first sponsors, we are planning to sweeten The Pear Tree experience with monthly giveaways and contests for our loyal readers. Stay tuned for more….

In the meantime, our ambition is to create a community of likeminded individuals who share our passion for casual elegance and living beautifully.

We invite your comments, your ideas and your stories.

So grab a cup of something hot, and take a look around. We look forward to getting to know you better, and thank you for joining us on this journey.

We’ll meet you at The Pear Tree.

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  1. Hi Lori-Anne! This is lovely – congratulations! I love the story about my friend Nicola!
    If you are looking for a wonderful artist to interview – please check out my friend Carrie Harper at the Pear Studio!

  2. Thanks Michele! And thanks for the tip – I’m always looking for ideas. Will check her out 🙂

  3. darcie friesen hossack

    completely lovely beginnings. 🙂

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