Birthday Weekend

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So this day has been very interesting so far. I decided to do a morning yoga instead of my usual morning hike and I don’t know what I did, but somehow I managed to pull a muscle on my back and I had to change all my today’s plans to a long hot bath and back to bed. I can’t pretty much do anything. ๐Ÿ˜€ Since I can’t do all the things that I planned, I’m putting together the birthday weekend getaway post as I promised.

On my birthday we drove to Oliver which is at the south end of Okanagan Valley here in B.C. Such a gorgeous place with beautiful scenic wineries, apple farms and so much more. Going to Oliver was just what I needed and it made my birthday feel extra special!

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On our way there our first must stop was See Ya Later Ranch. For some reason I don’t have any pictures from there!!!! But if you are ever planning to go and do a wine tasting tour – I highly recommend the place! I brought home with me some of their peachy Riesling which was sooo delish! (Sadly it’s all gone now after the Labour Day weekend! hehe..) After wine tasting we had a lunch at their restaurant, did some shopping and then hit the road again.

Our second stop was Burrowing Owl winery which was amazing! It was my first time there and definitely not the last one. I’m not that into red wines but after tasting theirs I might have just changed my mind a bit;)

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Our final destination was Hester Creek Winery. Where we also stayed. Their Villa was absolute perfection in every way! Breathtaking views, cozy room and top notch service. Definitely one of the best places where we have stayed.

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Overall a perfect birthday celebration!

XOXO

Happy August!

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That’s me in the picture, slowly but surely waking up and realizing that we are halfway through August already! It’s been SO hot in here, especially inside the house so I haven’t had the willpower or desire to do anything around here more than the must to do things. I’m not complaining ๐Ÿ˜€ but I’m kind of ready for cool nights. I can handle the heat in the daytime but when it’s time to sleep.. not so good! But let me think what’s been happening since the Paris post….ย  Lots of early and late night walks. Seeing friends, little shopping, good food and work stuff. Nothing crazy, life in general.

Back to that Precious pic – we had a small family photo shoot at my parents’ place. These puppies were out of this world – SO CUTE! And what a perfect timing to go home when there’s was bonus like this waiting ๐Ÿ˜‰ I wanted to pack them all into my suitcase and take them with me! Luckily I’ve been getting updates of them daily since we left and oh boy they are big now! And all over the place ๐Ÿ˜€

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You are probably wondering why I haven’t posted anything from our Finland trip yet. Trip to home was pure family time and I really wanted to be there 100% without any pressure. I don’t have too many pictures that I wanna share since there’s always someone else’s face too :D. haha .. But here’s a few that I put aside.

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I did get “some” ๐Ÿ˜‰ shopping done while I was there and I’ll be posting them here and there along the way.

Have a Wonderful Week!

 

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Paris part 2

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Notre Dame was pretty incredible inside out!

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Notre Dame view from the Love locks bridge

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Trying to figure out how to open our lock ๐Ÿ˜€

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Next to our hotel was a cute little bakery with too many goodies to choose from.

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Paris truly felt like a dream!

Bonjour!

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Oh Paris, what an amazing city. It was even better than I expected. Really! I knew that it was going to be beautiful in every way, but I wasn’t prepared to be blown away completely! We walked and tried to see as much as we could in our short stay there. But next time (Oh yes, I’ll be back) I wanna stay longer and see more ๐Ÿ˜‰

I have too many pictures from the trip but I put together some and I split them into two posts and here’s the first set from our trip. ๐Ÿ™‚

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This was my first view of the Eiffel tower. I dropped my bags right there in awe to take a picture ๐Ÿ˜€ Eiffel tower was just around the corner from our hotel.

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Our Hotel

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These balconies with flowers – one of my favourite views.

To be continued…

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