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 FOUNDATION OF GIVING BACK

The August Family Foundation

Born and raised right here in the Valley, Matt and Michelle August come from a family of history and heart, legacy and action. Siblings, they are not only entrepreneurial but also philanthropic. ...

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WOLVERINE INDUSTRIES:

Creative Innovation

When speaking with Wade and Kimberly Thomas, you know immediately they’ve found their calling. They are the husband and wife team, along with their beloved dogs Nyla and Luca, of Wolverine Industries; and if you are not familiar with the name, you’ll definitely know their...

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THE POMME EXPERIENCE

“A single small idea carried forward every day over the course of many years can take you to the other side of the world.” Eugene Schueller, L’Oreal Professionel

If you haven’t heard of Pomme, you’re about to get educated. Kelowna’s best new concept salon encourages women and men to express their individuality, one style, one cut or one beauty application at a time. ...

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TOP L-R WADE AND KIMBERLY THOMAS, SABRINA NOTTE, SHILO VERHAEGAN, MICHELLE & MATT AUGUST, NICOLE PIDHERNY, RHONDA TANNAHILL, DR. CHELSEA GRONICK

People to Watch 2016

Most of our readers will recognize the faces on this issue’s cover. They are philanthropic leaders in our community and innovators in their respective industries. They are independent business owners who shop local and live right here in the Valley. ...

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FIVE F.A.C.E.S

You Create Your Most Beautiful Face

Our faces are the first impression we send out to the world. In fact, our face is often a mirror of our consummate self; said to be the windows of our souls and a vision board of emotions....

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Chef Profile with Colin Rayner

Blu Saffron

At a small culinary college in England is where Chef Rayner’s culinary journey began. Chef and owner of Blu Saffron, he brings with him 16 years spent working as a chef in Bermuda before moving to Canada in 2008....

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vernal equinox

March 20th, 2016 brings the world a new season. It is a time when the sun is directly above the earth’s equator. Equinox literally means ‘equal night,” since the duration of the day and night is nearly equal in all parts of the world....

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Blonde, Brown or Stout

- Raise 'Em Up

Jefferson would be astounded with the choice of brands, breweries and styles of beer today. In fact, one could truly soften his temper by taking a beer flight and sampling several options from ales to lagers, ambers to darks. Beer is a perfect accompaniment to...

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Work. SWEAT. Achieve.

Have you ever dreamt of escaping monotony? Do you know the exhilaration of pushing past your limits? Have you felt the satisfaction of knowing your hard work has paid off? ...

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Launch Party

With gourmet food and our gracious hosts from Basil & Mint, our team at Mint, along with our clients celebrated the launch of our inaugural issue. ...

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