I took a little trip this weekend to a place very close to my heart, Kelowna. It is a place with a lot of warm memories for me. Aidan learned to wakeboard here, Ava fell in love with the beach here, we brought the kids here every Easter, long weekend, and spent our summers here. I think of it as Canada's California. Kelowna has so much to offer with beaches, fruit orchards, amazing organic vegetables at your fingertips and gorgeous vineyards that produce beautiful wines. Even though it has a small town atmosphere the restaurants serve up the most amazing food.
The weather this weekend was above freezing and that was very appealing to me as Calgary is ridiculously cold. I felt like I needed some time to reflect and find my center. I have started yoga practise with a very talented yoga instructor Jennifer from Sukha Yoga. She is teaching me great things and at a time in my life when I deeply need it. She is a talented yoga instructor and I would encourage you to check out one of her classes.
When I go somewhere for the weekend the first thing I do when I get to my destination is find a great local market. Kelowna has one of the most amazing markets I have ever been to outside of Whole Foods in the US. So Choices Market was my first stop. I picked up local fruits, nuts and great salmon jerky while wandering through every aisle, twice. I already knew the resturaunts I wanted to visit and I am happy to say that I hit them all including brunch at Summerhill Winery's Sunset Bistro which is the only wild and organic bistro in the valley.
I am returning to the cold of Calgary with sore calves from a lot of running, a less heavy heart, a clearer mind and looking forward to spending the week with my kids. I am thankful for the memories and time spent with Aidan and Ava in Kelowna when they were small and am excited to start new memories with them this summer.
|Aidan, age 4, at the beach in Kelowna|
|Ava, age 2, at the beach in Kelowna|
|Gyro Beach sunset this weekend.|