Author: Brandi Parnell

Richard Nixon said, “Only if you have been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.” Kelowna is the best of both worlds; the valley and the mountain, blue skies and bright lakes. Take a moment today and appreciate the great beauty abound. Welcome to Mint, an endeavor that has produced incredible curiosity and the craftiest creative output. This accomplishment raised the bar for what you can expect and what we will continue to produce. In our inaugural issue, I encourage you to lap up lavish living as you delve into fresh, local living. Whether the people on our pages are your friends, neighbours or ‘go to’ businesses, celebrate their stories, be inspired and take from them ways to live your life better. From the mountain or the valley, we wish you a beautiful holiday season that is hung with much happiness.

the great outdoors

When the conditions are right and people are about, it’s hard not to be happy. Few things are as invigorating as being in nature with people you love. ...

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Life on Canvas

Artist Profile - Shannon Cross

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who, with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun....

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Myles Mattila

Champion for Mental Health - You're Not Alone

If you’ve not heard of this young man, you will. He is not only a gifted athlete but also a young, promising leader. At almost 17 years of age, he is a friendly, outgoing kid who just happens to be speaking out on behalf of...

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calling all captains and cooks!

The lake beckons!

Originally from Toronto, Maegan Young moved out to Vancouver six years ago. Last summer while kayaking in False Creek, she noticed what appeared to be a bright orange saucer-like boat. Immediately intrigued, she had to know more. Several sightings and days on the water later,...

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Enchanting Kelowna

Alexandra Babbel is a visionary, a musical leader. She sees vast stretches of beauty on the artistic horizon and has a list of accolades as accomplished as her career. ...

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Go Ahead, Get Lost

It’s no secret fresh air and sunshine are natural healers for the soul. Numerous studies have been done on the benefits of spending time outdoors. In fact, research suggest being in nature increases attention and aides in creative problem solving....

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An Urban Opportunity for Quality Spirits

John Ruskin said, “Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution.”

The best engagements lack nothing. An inviting ambiance, delectable food and quality spirits should be standard. And while it may not be a challenge to craft your guest list, mixing drinks is an art form; one that begins with a passion, patience and the best...

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Aligned in hearts, we at Mint gravitate to people who are committed to inspiration. We value balance, renewal and time spent in nature. Here are a few adorable ways to spruce up your backyard without a large investment. ...

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