Good morning! <3
It’s been a few weeks since my last post so I’m excited to share some new photos with you guys! Going forward, I’ll be posting something new every week, so stay tuned for more content (including lots of yoga posts)!
Last week was my 28th birthday, and contrary to how most people feel, I do not feel old, and I am not anxious to be reaching the infamous, daunting 30. Instead, I feel vibrant, healthy, and grateful to be able to experience all of the amazing things this universe has to offer. To be honest, I am not a huge fan of birthdays… I’m not really sure why, I just have never have been. Usually on my birthday, Irek and I stay home with our cat and order takeout… But this year we thought it was time to switch things up a bit. 😉
Our first stop on the way to Kelowna (which is a 4.5 hour drive from Vancouver) was Alexandra Provincial Park. Irek saw some photos on Instagram of this huge, beautiful bridge and we just had to check it out. We also flew the drone a little bit to try and get some cool aerial shots!
Once we arrived, We spent time exploring and taking in the beauty of wine country. I love staying in Vernon (which is a bit north of Kelowna), because it’s in such a rural, quiet area – there is practically nothing around. All you can hear for miles are the birds chirping and the grasshoppers…. cooing? 😛 But yet, it’s still close enough to head to Kelowna for wine tasting during the day.
My very favourite winery in The Okanagan also happens to be the most well-known one… It’s called Mission Hill and it is something special. I have a love affair with the restaurant every time we visit… it’s like they know exactly what my palette wants and each time I’m left properly satisfied. They have an entire separate vegetarian menu, which can easily be adapted if you’re plant-based like us. It’s totally worth visiting!
I also have to mention where we stayed, which is our hotel of choice when in The Okanagan, Sparkling Hill Resort and Spa. It’s lovely because if you stay there you have use of their amazing saunas and steam rooms. We try to go twice each day we’re there because it’s just sooo relaxing and great for your skin. Sparkling Hill is situated on the top of a hill so it has beautiful views of the lake and surrounding mountains… The hotel is also decked out in thousands upon thousands of Swarovski crystals! Who doesn’t love crystals, am I right?! 😉
The hotel is also in a really great location (in my opinion) as it’s only a short drive down to the lake where you can find some beautiful picnic spots. Perhaps we’ll do that next time we visit!
Visiting wine country never gets old, and I’m already thinking about when we can head back next. That being said, our next BC adventure will probably be somewhere on the island – Tofino maybe! If you guys have any suggestions would appreciate if you left a comment below. 🙂
Thanks so much for reading and hope you enjoyed all the photos. <3
Lots of love,
“To me, every hour of the day and night is an unspeakably perfect miracle.”
– Walt Whitman