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.

Changing the Way the World Sees Vancouver

A Review of Vancouver Fashion Week

Vancouver Fashion Week (VFW) is over but in its wake is a trail of delicious winter 2016 trends heading our way. The growing 7-day extravaganza of more than 100 Canadian and international designers wrapped up in March leaving the city of Vancouver wanting more. ...

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Calling all food professionals

We Need Your Help

Having a safe, affordable place to live and nourishing food shouldn’t be a luxury. At Mint, we know just how fortunate we are and as such, have partnered with the Canadian Mental Health Association Kelowna as media advocates. ...

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Road Warriors

The pop-up restaurant phenomenon, known as food trucks have been serving up curbside creations for over a century, in one form or another. Turn of the 19th century wagons are now funky, thematic restaurants and even shops, on wheels....

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The First Step

A Book Review of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild

Reese Witherspoon might have received more accolades but Cheryl Strayed is the woman behind the memoir turned major motion picture, Wild. It is a tale that feels much like going home; both because its beautiful but also because it is riddled with humanity. ...

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When Only The Best Will Do

Rykon Construction - A McKinley Beach Select Builder

An award-winning builder, Rykon Construction has been planning, developing and building custom homes, and properties of distinction, in British Columbia since 1984....

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Street Style

This issue we focus on looking your best when you’re hanging out with friends, supporting local or just looking fab as you run errands or stop in for a tasting. ...

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CLOSE YOUR EYES, SIT DOWN AND SAVOUR YOUR FOOD

“If you really want to make a friend, go to someone’s house and eat with him...the people who give you their food give you their heart.”

Growing up in his grandmother’s kitchen, Scott Nystrom developed a deep love of food, one tradition at a time. Food was medicine. It was nourishment. It was how families came together. Food was the connection between fuel for our bodies and salve for our...

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TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR LIFE!

What would you do if you woke up this morning tired of feeling tired? Do you ever catch yourself making excuses for not feeling well? Or, do you just accept fatigue, weight gain and exhaustion as part of a busy life?

What would you do if you woke up this morning tired of feeling tired? Do you ever catch yourself making excuses for not feeling well? Or, do you just accept fatigue, weight gain and exhaustion as part of a busy life?...

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