— Recent Travels —
For the money, this could be the best place to stay in Nelson, BC. It's close to everything, has an amazing coffee shop downstairs, and is comfortable with a modern touch.
I love Barcelona hotels for their creativity and design flare, and Ofelias Hotel delivers on both. A small hotel with a kind of Barcelona meets Santa Monica style and a rooftop lap pool.
The rooms are comfortably modern without being austere, and most importantly — the beds are comfortable.
Just up Smethurst Road from Nichol Vineyard deep in Naramata, BC is the little gem known as Daydreamer Winery. Run by the original winemaker at Therapy Marcus Ansems, this is a quaint spot reminiscent of a beachside surf shack. Notable wines include the Riesling and the Marcus Ansems Shiraz.
While being a relative newcomer to the BC wine scene, Liquidity Winery in Okanagan Falls, BC has fast become one of the province's more endeared wine spots. Located adjacent to the revered Blue Mountain Winery, Liquidity chose their site well. A curated modern art collection adorns the property, and the view over Oliver Ranch Road and MacIntyre Bluff is a welcome vista over lunch at the winery bistro.