sparkling hill resort…

I recently visited the new Sparkling Hill Resort just south of Vernon in the beautiful Okanagan Valley. Let me just say…WOWSA!!! You want Swarovski crystals…they’ve got ’em by the bucket loads!! It was developed by one of the Swarovski family members, and it’s an amazing showcase of crystals. Even the dazzling front entryway is designed in the shape of a crystal.

photo source: Sparkling Hill Resort

I didn’t get a chance to see any of the guest rooms, but I have it on very good authority that they are gorgeous. I believe the exact words my girlfriend said were, “…nicest hotel room I’ve ever stayed in.”

photo source: Sparkling Hill Resort

There are crystals everywhere! They’re even embedded in the walls lining the driveway, the staircase handrails and the signs for the washrooms.

The view overlooking Lake Okanagan is absolutely stunning. There are lots of siting areas and gathering spots where you can enjoy it. If you’re a golfer, it’s just up the hill from Predator Ridge Golf Club.

The spa looked stunning. Their website lists all the amazing spa treatments you can get (I love the sound of the circulation circuit pools my Aunt Jacquie used when she stayed at the resort).

photo source: Sparkling Hill Resort

Of course, the crystal chandeliers are spectacular throughout, but this was one of my favorites!

What do you think the chances are that Mark will organize a romantic getaway for just the two of us? You’re right! I’m going to book it myself!!!!

Oh, by the way, I’m in no way being paid by Sparkling Hill to promote them…but hey, I’m certainly not above taking a free night or seven…just sayin’!!!


congrats Anita…

We have a winner for the Nicole Jane Home Swarovski crystal necklace giveaway! It’s Anita from Toronto. She was the 223rd person to “like” my Facebook page. Congratulations, Anita, and thank you very much to everyone else who participated. There will be more giveaways to come, so keep posted!

let's be friends…

I’m so lonesome on Facebook.  I’m lookin’ for friends. Don’t think I’m not above buying your love, ’cause I’ll do it! I’m going to entice you by offering a chance to win a gorgeous smokey topaz Swarovsky crystal necklace. See…you can’t resist!

Just click on the “You like this” button below and you’ll be entered to win.
I’m going to draw the winner’s name on October 1. Good luck my new friends!!!

Valentine's necklace giveaway…

We’re celebrating the season of love by giving away one of Nicole Jane Home’s gorgeous Lolo necklaces (Swarovski crystal & sterling silver). Just leave comments for me on any of the articles (including archives) until February 14 and I’ll draw a random name. The more comments you leave, the better your chances. Good or bad…I can take it…just say it!

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