Happy Monday everyone!
You guys- WOW. I had the most wonderful two days away last weekend at Sparkling Hill Resort I’m so grateful that I had the chance to sneak in a break. Self care is so important, especially for busy moms trying to do it all! Burning the candles at both ends is easy to do… I saw a hilarious meme about how impossible it is to be present for the kids, your partner, do a great job at your career, entertain, keep up with all your friends… and yet, as much as I laughed, that is what I expect from myself. Crazy right? I might need a daily reminder.
So where is this place? What is this place? Sparkling Hill is one of the most amazing spas I have ever been to, and I’ve been to many around the globe! From the stunning premises created by the Swarovski family, they offer a range of wellness oasis amenities and services unprecedented in North America. Beautiful surroundings, farm to table dining philosophy and holistic spa treatments, Sparkling Hill also offers wellness programs on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and personal wellness.
As an often tired Mom, my goal for my own weekend away was to SLEEP for a full night, and not have to a million things in the morning, and just to catch up on a little rest- and wow, I got that and so much more! I was so inspired to make more time for self care in my daily routine and to take regular breaks which I tend to forget when I’m so darn busy- I usually wait until I crash, which, is NOT a good habit.
So my fellow Mamas, especially the ones writing asking how I get the energy to do it all, (and I don’t always!) here’s YOUR change to win your own weekend away! I am partnering with Sparkling Hill to give you guys the chance to win a 2 night introductory wellness package at this fabulous resort in beautiful British Columbia Canada, which includes the following:
* 2 nights’ accommodation
* Daily 3 course dinner per guest in Peak Fine Restaurant
* One wellness activity class per guest
* 20% off spa treatments at KurSpa*
* Daily complimentary à la carte breakfast
* Complimentary high speed Telus Wi-Fi
* Valet parking – one vehicle per room
* Heated outdoor infinity pool
* Indoor serenity pool and hot pool
* Kneipp Hydrotherapy
* Keiser equipped fitness studio
* Tea and serenity relaxation room
How to win? Head over to my Instagram Page to find out how!
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?
You’re the best! It’s been another incredible year and I couldn’t have done it without you – my fans! From performing in Calgary at the Water Lantern Festival to filming at the Bonneville Salt Flats to capturing Unvanquished in Scotland. You’ve been with me with every journey, every song, and every step. What better way to give back than with 12 days of giveaways at Christmas?!
To show my love and gratitude of your support, #santasophie is launching an entire week of giveaways on Instagram! We’re kick starting the holiday spirit by giving away some amazing prizes to celebrate the launch of the festive season here, and the release of the new Christmas album!
Starting Wednesday, December 4th, follow me on Instagram – @sophieplaysviolin– and follow the contest instructions. We know you’re going to love the prizes we’ve got in store! From luxury accommodation at a Fairmont Hotel to a glam makeover to free music lessons for a year. We’ve got something for everyone. You can even win copies of my albums AND a performance for your special event! Check back on Instagram everyday starting December 4th for your chance to win some fabulous prizes – just in time for Christmas, celebrating the release of Christmas Classics , on December 3rd. One giveaway daily starting Wednesday, December 4th, right after my Christmas album Christmas Classics with @littleharpist is released on December 3rd!
Some of the companies that will be sending some Christmas joy to our winners:
Fairmont Palliser Hotel
Fairmont Royal York Hotel
VA Hill Violins
Maison Blu Makeup Artistry
Chinook School of Music
Dr For Moms and more!
Wishing everyone a happy, healthy and safe Christmas – and here’s to a fabulous 2020!
Photo by @Kerim_photography Location: @FairmontPalliser
*Entries for any of the 12 Days Giveaways can be done anytime between 10am on 4th December until midnight on Sunday 15th December. Winners will be announced at 10am EST on Monday 15th December.