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.

A Soulful Spot

Wine and Art Piano Bar

In the heart of Kelowna’s downtown is a charmed place with a cool vibe, a creative vortex of sorts. It is a place where life and culture, food and wine, paint and piano all come together. It is a place where newcomers feel welcome and...

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compelled by passion

Martina Kral spent the majority of her adult life in sales. She is intuitive, approachable and connects easily with others. Not looking to make a career change, an inward significance happened upon her, and she followed through. ...

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A Fresh New Salon Experience

Fit for A Queen

Megan Ledarney is helping Okanagan women feel like a queen. Megan is the founder and owner of The Extensionist, a salon and education academy dedicated to improving happiness and confidence – a philosophy she lives by. ...

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Permanent Beauty

Although there have been many new faces in the esthetics landscape as of late, one thing remains true. Donna Rabbit of PURE Esthetics has dedicated more than 20 years in the industry to helping women appreciate their own beauty. ...

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Your Ride, Your Way

Style is not something you create. It is innate, personal and as custom as you can dream up at Mirror Image (MI), a shop whose passion is customizing cars to spec. ...

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From the VAlley to Vegas

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text] The benefits of getting away from our daily routines - despite living in a natural playground in our own backyard - are almost countless. Sometimes a quick getaway is all we need to amp up our productivity and...

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Spring has arrived at Green & Bear It!

There’s always something new in the air at this eclectic south Mission shop. An exciting time, spring brings with it seasonal garden décor and now fashion adds to the fun. This year, the shop enjoys its 14th year in the neighbourhood. Stop by with girlfriends...

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