5 Ways to Fall in Love in Kelowna

Dear Readers

After many months of patiently waiting, Jason and I finally went on our first vacation as a couple!!!

WE WENT TO KELOWNA!!!!

If you follow my Instagram, you already know that Jason and I spent a week at Kelowna along with my family and Jason’s little brother, Jonas. Kelowna is perhaps my favorite Canadian city during the summer. WHY?

BECAUSE I FALL IN LOVE WITH KELOWNA EVERY SINGLE TIME I VISIT.

The mountains that surround the massive lakes are a sight to marvel on its own. Add wine to that mix, and you got yourself a romantic place… best part about this year’s Kelowna trip is the fact that the love of my life, mi amor, my langga, my bao bei, was with me the whole time.

You see, falling in love in Kelowna can happen in 5 ways.

1.) Wineries

Did you really go to Kelowna if you didn’t visit at least ONE winery???

If you said NO, then you definitely missed out!!! But if you said YES, then you would know how romantic wineries are. During this trip, Jason and I visited a few wineries, including Mission Hill, Summerhill Pyramid Winery, and Frequency Winery.

I’m not much of a “wine expert”, but I am a TOURIST expert. I didn’t go to these wineries for the wine, to be honest, I was there solely for the view and the ambiance of it all. As Jason and I strolled through each winery, hand in hand, I can feel the pure joy of being in love just swarming my veins and dashing through my soul. Nothing felt better than dragging your partner to corners of the winery just to see a different angle of the marvellous mountains… or perhaps, dragging your partner to the spots wherein the best views can be seen… that on its own is a feeling worth falling in love for. As we soaked up the summer heat, we also soaked up the mesmerizing view of each other being mesmerized of the view in front of us. Jason is quite a view himself, but the view from the wineries I mentioned, are truly one of a kind.

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2.) Cherry Picking

Another popular tourist attraction or tourist to-do in Kelowna is to pick cherries or cherry picking!

My little cousin, Aurora, had the best time picking cherries! Look at these photos of her:

But cherry picking is not only fun for kids, it’s also fun for adults! Jason and I truly enjoyed following Aurora around the cherry trees. For each cherry we picked and ate, the sweetness of each cherry can’t compare to the sweetness level of my relationship with Jason. Nothing can compare to the sight of Jason picking up a cherry from the tallest branch, and then giving it to me… the sweetness of each cherry can’t compare to the sweetness of having Jason there to eat and experience these cherries with me. The whole experience wouldn’t had been the same if Jason wasn’t in the picture.

3.) Water Sports 

If you’re a couple who are always looking for some thrill, adventure, and fun, then Kelowna is still a perfect place to fall in love at!

This year’s Kelowna trip, Jason and I did some water sports such as tubing and rode like adrenaline junkies in rented sea doos! The adrenaline rush was so addicting!!! I would definitely come back and do all of it again! You should too!

Kelowna is a great place to make memories at. Not only does the place offer amazing views, it’s also a great place to experience new things for the first time. In our case, Jason’s first time tubing and riding/driving the sea doo happened in Kelowna. Since it was his first time trying these fun activities, the experience became a hundred times more memorable. In terms of falling in love, how can you ever forget your firsts???

The memories of trying something new along with the one you love, is better than your typical Friday night date, because you get to create a memory that will last longer than any regular date ever will. I mean, how can you forget that one time you two fell off a tube while being dragged by a boat that’s going 60 km/h… or that one time you saw your family members fall off a sea doo because they were driving too fast… or that one time you drove a sea doo for the first time… these are the type of stories a couple will share with their family, friends, and even strangers, over and over again.

4.) Date Night at Cactus Club Cafe

Jason and I LOVE food.

Food is an important part of our relationship, because we both love to eat!!! A vacation wouldn’t be complete without a private date night (just us two), and good food. So, on the last night of our trip, we left Jonas with my parents and decided to drive to Downtown Kelowna Boardwalk. Around this area, you will find some great restaurants. Of all the great places to eat near the boardwalk, we decided to hit up Cactus Club Cafe because it is located at waterfront. The ambiance of the place was perfect too!!! And the food, well, you can never go wrong with Cactus Club Cafe!

Alone time as a couple is so important during a big family vacation. Dinner dates such as these, can make any place feel a hundred times more surreal. The conversations seem to last a little longer, the food seem to taste a little better, and the person you’re with seem to be placed perfectly in your life… that dinner wouldn’t be the same if it was with someone else. The moments we had shared while we were on our date night at Cactus Club Cafe, was quite special.

5.) Stroll Around Kasugai Gardens 

While you’re in the Downtown Kelowna Boardwalk area, make sure to take a quick stroll around Kasugai Gardens.

Nature offers beauty beyond words can ever describe. Gardens offer serenity and a sense of wonder at how beautiful flowers blossom and how green the grasses and leaves can get. While strolling around Kasugai Gardens, the serenity of the place will make you feel even more at peace while you hold your special someone’s hand as tightly as you possibly can. As you stroll around, you will realize that the sense of serenity and ease doesn’t just come from the garden alone… it also comes with the fact that you have someone you love to hold beside you. The peacefulness of the garden was amplified because Jason was there with me. During our stroll at Kasugai Garden, I felt at peace and so relaxed. At that moment, I was not alone… I had someone who loved me and whom I loved back… Being able to share moments like this with each other, is worth falling in love for.

As summer 2018 draws near to an end, I look forward to my future Kelowna summer trips. WHY?

because I want to fall in love over, and over again. 

With love,

Mary Dezleigh Teodosio.

 

Canada Clothing Company Women’s Launch

September 17, 2017

Dear Readers,

HELLO HELLO HELLO! Long time no post, but don’t worry I had been brewing up something amazing the past few days that I had been gone.

For starters, I want to showcase a short clip recorded from Jason’s iPhone 6. This footage is a short summary of my speech at the Canada Clothing Company Women’s Launch event on September 8, 2017. That night was truly remarkable! Not only did I get to support my love and passion for fashion, I was also accompanied by a handsome date and supported by my 2 dearest friends.

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Canada Clothing Company is a Calgary based brand that specializes in custom made business and formal suits for men. Their brand is known for customizing and sourcing the finest materials and best fabrics from around the world. To increase their reach in the Canadian fashion market, Canada Clothing Company finally launched their first Women’s Collection on September 8, 2017.

To learn more and to view their clothing lines, please visit:

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The women’s launch was composed of cocktails, fine clothing, socializing, networking, and fashion conversations. However, the highlight of the night had to be the fashion show which showcased the women’s collection for the first time. Before the fashion show, I was fortunate enough to be invited by Canada Clothing Company to speak and share my insights on fashion.

 

One last thing, your girl had to take a few #OOTD photos of herself too. I didn’t spend hours on getting all glammed up with no photos to make it last!!! So here’s what I wore during the Canada Clothing Company Women’s launch.

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With love,

Mary Dezleigh Teodosio

New Hair by the Best in Calgary

August 21, 2017

Dear Readers,

Once a year I go through a dramatic hair change. I’ve gone through short hair, long hair, bangs, blonde hair, brown hair, and black hair colour; but I’ve never done anything as fun as an ash blonde with a grey tone!

I’m not one to shy away from changes, in fact I encourage some changes to happen in my life. As little as a new hairdo can change a person’s aura, to the way they carry themselves, to the way they act and to the way they view themselves. In this case, I wanted to channel my inner “IG baddie” or “Instagram baddie” – a term that has been used to describe all the famous Instagram girls, with their unique urban, hipster, and millennial style. This style is quite difficult to define since each IG baddie has her own twist and flavour to it. Essentially, an IG baddie is someone who is unique, stays in trend, and does not fear to step out of the box.

“We all are IG baddies, and to enhance that inner diva, I wanted my hair colour to represent the queen hiding inside of me.”

For the first time, I had the pleasure to be cut and dyed by my dear friend Zxyro. At first, it was Zxyro’s idea to dye my hair into a grey colour and he also convinced me to go through the 8 hours long process with him. I am so glad we went through the long hours of bleaching my black hair to blonde three times, and then dying it grey. The result was phenomenal!!! Zxyro’s honestly one of Calgary’s best hairstylists and I truly encourage all of you to pay him a visit soon!

Here’s his information: 

Name: Zxyro Jdrk

Reservations: Book Online

Number: 403-457-5797

Salon Address: 1410 4th St. SW, Calgary AB, T2R 0Y1

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Trying something new should never phase a queen like you.

With love,

Mary Dezleigh Teodosio.