Home for Christmas

“Gentle, at home,/ amid my friends I’ll be/ Like the high leaves/ Upon the holly tree.” – Godey’s Lady’s Book, 1890 While it’s admittedly tempting to visit warmer reaches at this time of year, and hardly uncommon for families to dispense with gift-giving in exchange for a holiday Christmas in … Continue reading

A Cookie Cutter Christmas

The calendar strikes December 1st. And with the brightest of holiday intentions, a bit of amnesia, and dreams of white-frosted Christmas cookies that sparkle with silver nonpareils, we buy a 20kg package of cane sugar. As it happens in the Okanagan, this is often the day of the first snow. … Continue reading

Christmas Dreaming

There was Christmas bling for her and Bing (as in Crosby) for him when Martin Lofts on 700 Martin Avenue in Kelowna opened up two decorated apartments for the Rotary Centre for the Arts’ annual Homes for the Holidays fundraising tour. Tammy Cunningham, from Centre Stage Interior Decorating, and her … Continue reading