Under Cover

This spring and early summer in the Okanagan (and other, more far distant places I’ve read about) can hardly be described as balmy. Not so much gloriously sunny as one might hope. In fact, it’s been wet. And while it’s certainly not the rainiest June in memory (does anyone remember … Continue reading

Where Art and Nature Blissfully Abide: Lori Mairs

It’s hard to know where Kelowna artist and jewelry maker Lori Mairs’ studio begins and where it ends. Being an artist who favours natural materials – she is especially partial to shed antler, bone, wood, clay, steel and paper – Lori’s work space frequently extends beyond her little sun room … Continue reading


Near the end of last year, I was invited to join a ’25 Club.’ Have you ever heard of one? It’s a social club – or group (it’s pretty informal) – with a mandate to gather once a month to socialize. But there’s a twist, and this is the clincher: … Continue reading

A Summer’s Day

Here in the Okanagan we claim to celebrate four seasons, but in truth it’s more like two – winter and summer. The weather usually stays so mild through the autumn months that if the leaves didn’t change colour you might not know that summer is passed. And no sooner does … Continue reading

Brunch Out in the Orchard

It’s a little bit off the beaten path, tucked, as it is, away up in the orchards of East Kelowna. But if there’s a time when a leisurely country ramble to visit The Ridge Restaurant is really a must, it’s Mother’s Day – when the pace of mom’s day should … Continue reading