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.

Homemade. Fresh. Crazy.

Aptly named, CrAsian is satisfying Kelowna food truck followers, one hunger craving at a time. Serving up North American street food fused with Asian flavour, their menu is as eclectic as their approach. Savoury, salty, sweet and spicy, The CrAsian Food Truck is sure to...

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A Delicious, Hand-Crafted Life

Kevin Bojda and Victor Laderoute know the value of living life fully. Kindred spirits and passionate foodies, they appreciate the pleasure of homemade food, the influence of fresh, local ingredients and the art of making small batch, epicurean gelato; because sometimes life’s simplest pleasures bring...

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Option B

Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy

Sheryl Sandberg had it all. She was a published author of Lean In, a book about women and leadership; she was COO of Facebook and married with two beautiful children. Her husband, Dave Goldberg, was her confident and best friend. They lived a favoured life...

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Revolutionizing Rock

Playing to sellout crowds all over the interior of B.C., composer, arranger and producer Ken Hartfield, along with his 23-piece Kelowna-based symphonic rock band are changing the way people hear, and more importantly, feel about rock. ...

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Local Libations, Global Gluttony

The very dinner gatherings, regardless of the season, include a menu of great friends and even better food. With a host of grapes growing in our backyard, wine is our water. Still, our accessible world has allowed our palettes to reach to exponential heights. Here’s...

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Growing a Bright, Fresh Future

Michael Buffett sat quietly listening to people sharing deeply personal stories of their lives. He was in Laurel Packing House and the air was filled with truth, tales from people who had fallen on hard times and broken hearts. Stories of adversity that were so...

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