What’s happening?

What’s happening?

Dearest fans,

What a year this has been. All the ups and downs… Covid, forest fires, restrictions released, restrictions back…. it’s been rough, and I’m thinking of you guys, and hope you’re all doing well!

I want you to know that I will be back in full force this fall, and I can’t wait to engage with you all then. There is life- plants are growing, music is brewing and I miss you all!!!

Sophie XO

Spring and Summer in the Okanagan, BC Canada!

Spring and Summer in the Okanagan, BC Canada!

Hey friends!

We have spent a lot of time in the Okanagan, but since relocating here last year, we have really started to get to know this beautiful place intimately! Every city has its own charms and while our little ones definitely miss the Science Centre and the zoo in Calgary, there is SO much to explore here! Even with the Covid restrictions, we have managed to find safe and healthy outdoor activities for the kids and we’re so grateful for that!

You guys KNOW that I miss being on stages and meeting you all, but it’s been a great time for reflection, writing and some good family time in the outdoors. Friends, if you want to visit, let us know, we cannot wait to re-connect with you all.

Here are our absolute favourite things to do here to share with you!

Favourite date night activities:

Paddleboard class with Okanagan Lifestyle
Mission Hill Winery– amazing restaurant, fabulous wines and view.
Sitting by the Beach at Bertram Park – a beautiful leafy green space which is a little far from the crowds downtown
El Dorado Resort– beautiful water front spot that has become a regular for us!
Pulp Fiction Coffee House – so much scope for the imagination! Not only a cafe but a second hand book store as well.
Hiking on Most Boucherie- and so many great spots to hike!
Grey Monk Winery in Lake Country- we love the view and their Pinot Noir!

Favourite family & kids activities:

Picking Fruit at Paynters Market in West Kelowna- check in with them what fruit is available at what stage of the season
Turtle Pond in Mission Creek Regional Park
Horse Riding- lots of great spots for kids to learn!
Janzen Garlic Acres- not only can you feed the animals, you can even learn how to pot a plant, take eggs from the chicken coup and buy some delicious veggies while you’re there.
H20 Fitness Centre- perfect for when you need some indoor fun.
Strawberry picking at Duggan Farms in Lake Country
Bertram Beach Park, our favourite beach just far enough away from the crowds, a beautiful leafy beach and playground!

If you’re planning on visiting, I hope you enjoy Kelowna as much as we have!

Sophie, Dionysius & the fam! XO

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s Book Coming in Fall 2022!

Children’s Book Coming in Fall 2022!

You guys!! I am SO excited to share that among the very exciting projects in the works that have come to life with the absence of my usual performances is a children’s book!

Some of you might recall the Gold Violin Show with my custom electric gold violin back in Sydney Australia…and at the time the book was in the works but came to a pause and I was so busy performing I didn’t pursue it. Thanks to the break over the past year with Covid putting a hold on so many things, we are planning to release this in 2022!

I’m excited to share that UK artist Pearl Bates who created this fab painting of yours truly way back at the time of the Gold Violin show, is creating the illustrations. Honestly guys, makes so much more sense to finish this book now I have my own children! I can’t wait to share more very soon! Sophie XO

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Happy Valentines Day! New track + Giveaway!

Happy Valentines Day! New track + Giveaway!

LOVE DAY IS ALMOST HERE!!

Well, we’re already a month into 2020 and it flew by… more restrictions but not creatively! I’m excited to share that I recorded a little love song called Walk With Me- a special piece of music with a story based on an old Irish song which dates back to the Jacobean rebellion. It’s about a woman who is heart broken that her lover has gone to fight in the war but that she wishes him well. So to me, it’s about giving your partner freedom in love and I think that’s beautiful. I imagine she’s inviting him to come back and join her.

We shot the music video at the Telemark Nordic Club in West Kelowna, a beautiful winter sports club here in British Columbia. It was stunningly beautiful, with snowflakes falling on us- and the suprised look of some skiers coasting by! I was so glad to have the whole family there- we all went out and had a fun day, and a fab team as well- thanks to:

Stephanie Lucile Photography, Uncorked Films and Jenny McKinney Makeup Artistry!

What’s going on here? Well…..I’m not sure about getting into this dress in the freezing cold!!!

 

This Valentines I also have a gift for you guys-  a Valentines Giveaway for Okanagan residents + a gift for the rest of you across the globe as well!

Here’s what you could win:

❤️One of 3 $100 Gift Vouchers to Kelowna Medical Aesthetics Kelowna (I get my facials here they are AMAZING!). Okanagan residents only.
❤️A Makeup Session with Jenny McKinney Makeup Artistry Kelowna (so FAB! Jenny did my makeup for this shot above!). Okanagan residents only.
❤️A Box of Valentines Cookies from Hello Hoopla Kelowna (totally delish, and a fellow Okanagan Mom). Okanagan residents only.
❤️One of 5 copies of Sophie’s New Single, Walk With Me. (I hope you fall in LOVE!). Winner can be anywhere in the world

Head over to my Instagram page to enter! https://www.instagram.com/sophieplaysviolin/

I CAN’T WAIT TO SHARE THE NEW SONG THIS SUNDAY! How are you spending Valentines?

Sophie XO