Getting into the Spirits

I just spent a lovely afternoon with my friend Joyce.  She invited me to join her at Women and Wine,  Cedar Creek's Open House to benefit the Kelowna Women's Shelter.  It's something they've been doing for eight years now, at the beginning of the Christmas season. This was my third visit to the event and it's a nice way to kick off the holidays with a girlfriend or two.  I'd love to write more about it but I'm on a deadline today so you'll have to use your imagination.

Make sure you include the sounds of women's laughter, and the murmur of conversation, warmed fingers around a cup of cinnamon mulled wine, the sight of stacked oak barrels and wine bottles on their sides, green fir branches and red candles, the taste of bitter sweet chocolate, tangy rosé sauce over tender meatballs, and the strawberry notes of a 2010 rosé.  Don't forget the fragrance of expensive powders and perfumes, cold fresh air that sneaks in each time the heavy wooden door is opened, and spruce scented candles laden with memories of childhood Christmas trees.  Now you've got it.


  1. Love your descriptions...a lady after my own prose! Sorry I haven't been around lately - mega busy over here, but I'm glad I made sure to stop by today. Don't be a stranger!

  2. Thanks Lilly, comments always appreciated, but not always necessary. That being said, your kindness always lifts me up, but no pressure. :)

  3. Your description made it easy to imagine, Suzan! Cedar Creek does some great events and maybe we can do this one together next year. The photo was lovely too, but I have to say that I enjoyed the autumn scene even more. So often, I find myself saying that I wish I had taken that picture! dj

    1. Thanks dj, I really appreciate your generous comments. (Sorry it took almost a year to read it, but it will remind me that we should go together this year, it's not that far away!).


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