Give Me Liberty…

Hello my friends…Yes, it’s been a while since my last post, but I assure you, I am still here.   My bloggy neglect has not been intentional…a few glorious days away in The Okanagan Valley, BC’s largest wine region, and some new creative projects, well underway but as yet unfinished, means…well dang…I’ve just been having too much fun, I guess.  And ahem, there was also that pesky between the seasons, seasonal thing going on.   My wardrobe was confused; and to be honest,  I ho-hummed my way through the last couple of weeks primarily wearing {yawn} denim capris, t-shirts, and an on again-off again cardigan sweater.

Here’s a few wine country photos.  The weather in general was a bit sketchy; a mash up of cloudy days peppered with a few rain showers, some wind, and a tickle of sunshine.  Unfortunately, there was enough rain to worry the growers, but hopefully the grape harvest is going smoothly.   

Bench 1775 Winery

Giants Head Mountain

Wind and Tide


Naramata Bench

Lake Breeze Vineyards

Let’s see…what else has been going on?  Dum-dum-dee-dum!  My Mom holidayed overseas late August.  She had a brief stay in London, England and, while there, she went to Liberty of London and bought me a beautiful silk scarf.   It is, in a word, heavenly!   I haven’t had the courage to iron out the folds yet, nor the inclination to remove the Liberty tag, so it has yet to be worn outside of the house.  But soon, I promise!  Thanks ever so much Mom!  


Okay, that’s all for now…I shall see you all soon!


  • Reply pastcaring October 4, 2013 at 3:02 am

    Beautiful photos from your trip, Sue, such gorgeous colours.
    Speaking of which, I am especially fond of red and purple, so the Liberty scarf ticks all the boxes for me too, it's beautiful. You would LOVE the Liberty shop, it's an amazing place to browse. xxxx

  • Reply Flo October 4, 2013 at 3:14 am

    Love the photos from your trip, looks so relaxing. The scarf is gorgeous, what a nice gift!

  • Reply Suzanne Carillo Style Files October 4, 2013 at 4:55 am

    Looks like a gorgeous relaxing vacation.


  • Reply Val Sparkle October 4, 2013 at 6:26 am

    Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! And lucky you! I've read about the Canadian wine country and that there are a lot of unique wines produced there. For some odd reason, they're not allowed to ship them across the border – at least not into our states that produce their own damn fine wine. But that landscape looks so beautiful, it would be worth the trip, I think.

    You must start wearing that scarf! Now that you've published the picture with the bag and tag, it's time to wear that treasure and make it a part of your life!

  • Reply josep-maria badia October 4, 2013 at 7:11 am

    Some wonderful photos and lovely scarf.

  • Reply Vix October 4, 2013 at 7:42 am

    That looks like heaven – wine and sunshine! I'm so envious! How fabulous to have a Liberty scarf as a holiday souvenir, your Mum's a lady of great taste – it sure beats a straw donkey! x

  • Reply Anonymous October 4, 2013 at 8:10 am

    Thanks….Glad that you like it. It was fun buying it

  • Reply sabine October 4, 2013 at 10:08 am

    What a beautiful country. Your fotos are fantastic!
    I love your liberty scarf – the pattern is gorgeous.

  • Reply highlandfashionista.com October 4, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    Love your Liberty print scarf! And the pics make me pine for the Pacific Northwest….

  • Reply Jo-Anne October 5, 2013 at 9:16 am

    Beautiful pics! I lived in Summerland for many years, I miss it. And the word 'Liberty' always makes me smile! thanks for your lovely post. 🙂

  • Reply Rosy October 5, 2013 at 9:57 am

    OMG! This post is so sweet, with all these wonderful photos. It sounds like a great adventure! Happy weekend, dear Sue.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas October 5, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    Keyword: Browse! You and I are both probably too thrifty to spend there, but looking would be a treat!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas October 5, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Yes Flo, it's a favourite destination for relaxation.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas October 5, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    One day I'd love to visit Niagara's wine region.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas October 5, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Whaattt? That is a shame that Canada cannot export wines to Oregon. I'm curious if they can ship to any states. We certainly see a lot of California wines on the shelves here. Yup, you must venture up to the Okanagan for a visit sometime. It's fabulous country. And yes, I must wear the scarf!!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas October 5, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    Thanks Josep. This part of my province gives me a feeling of your part of the world.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas October 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Yup and Yup! Nothing like relaxing with a glass of wine, on the vineyard that produced it, in the sunshine! And I am lucky to not have been on the receiving end of a straw donkey…

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas October 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks Mom!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas October 5, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Thanks Sabine, I'm glad you enjoyed the photos. I always find your blog a treasure for seeing a part of the world I've never been to.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas October 5, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    Well, do come back and visit again!

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas October 5, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Jo-Anne, we must chat sometime. We are contemplating living in the Okanagan…it just seems so peaceful compared to Vancouver. Cold in the winter though, so we shall see. Summerland has a few of our favourite wineries.

  • Reply Sue @ A Colourful Canvas October 5, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    Happy Weekend to you too Rosy! Thanks for stopping by!

  • Reply amy mayen October 5, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Love the scarf, & glad you're having fun!!

  • Reply Emalina October 6, 2013 at 5:25 am

    Looks like you had a fab time, I'm so glad.

  • Reply Nicolene Richards October 6, 2013 at 6:25 am

    That is the cutest White summer jacket you are sporting, is it Linen? Nice colour scheme, since we are now heading towards summer, this serves as great inspiration!

  • Reply dan October 7, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    I am sure you spent some pleasant days in that beautiful valley! The photos reveal all its beauty…

    The scarf is lovable. I also have been at Liberty of London:it's a so extraordinary place for shopping!

  • Reply Lynn Dylan October 14, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    Sue, I LOVE the pic of you with the scarf! Great photos! I am glad you are enjoying some fun time!


  • Reply Jessica Cangiano October 19, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    How cool to see some of the stunning local vistas that you guys enjoyed while in our corner of the province. It's been ages since I was last up Giant's Head. We should do a shoot of our own there one of these days.

    Love your new Liberty scarf. Those rich hues are bursting with vibrancy, classic style, and beauty!

    ♥ Jessica

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