YOUR WEEKLY 9(to)5 EH

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YOUR WEEKLY 9(to)5 EH

Every Monday, I update this YOUR WEEKLY 9(to)5 EH Spotify playlist with a different mix of 95 great tunes. 95 tunes that you can through on shuffle to help get yourself through another week of the '9 to 5s', whatever it is you do in the hours between 9 and 5.

And if a 95 track playlist that you can take with you anywhere is not enough, keep scrolling downwards for a run-down of upcoming happenings and 95EH reading material. Win win winning.


YOUR WEEKLY 9(to)5 EH | To listen, you can either press play on the embedded player above or—and probably the better option—you can jump over to Spotify and listen there (I think Spotify still lets you create a free account, but I could be wrong as I have a subscription included in my phone bill). When over on Spotify, you'll want to press the 'follow' button on this playlist as that way you can save it for offline listening + it will automagically update every Monday when a new batch of 95 tracks is added.

If you don't have a Spotify account, you can also try listening over on Soundsgood (as they give you a few more non-Spotify listening options). Alternatively, you can also tune into the 24/7 stream of ace tunes that Mountown Radio pumps out all day (and if you do use Spotify and are looking for more playlists to dive into… you'll find a bunch over here).


This Week's WEEKLY 9(to)5 EH Cover Art…

…was made with a photo taken from a trip to Hahas Lake. If you'd fancy having one of your own Highway 95 / 95a photos used for a future YOUR WEEKLY 9(to)5 EH playlist cover - just use the hashtag #hwy95eh or #95EH to put your photo on my radar (or you can also just tag @95ehdotca on Instagram or even go old skool and shoot me an email). 


BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE…


EVENTS COMING UP AROUND HWY 95EH…

If you live in the Highway 95eh area (or are here visiting)… why not grab your weekly planner out and have a gander at some upcoming events.


AND HERE'S SOME RECENT HWY 95EH BLOG POSTS…

Because sometimes it's nice to catch up on some casual internet reading when the boss isn't looking, right?


IS THAT IT?


OK, that is it. For now. Get a similar "Musical + What's Happening" update at the end of the week (1 week COFFEE, 1 week BEER) and swing by MOUNTOWN RADIO at anytime for even more tasty ear candy.

And, as always…

FOLLOW / HOLA

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AN AFTERNOON BEER CATCH-UP

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AN AFTERNOON BEER CATCH-UP

Every other end of the work week, I update this AFTERNOON BEER Spotify playlist with a different mix of 30 tunes that shuffle well with that tasty afternoon indulgence (you know the one). And then I pair that playlist with a rundown of upcoming HWY 95EH upcoming events and recent reading material, plus sometimes some other things (and on the next end of the week, I do the same thing, except with a MORNING COFFEE playlist).

So, scroll downwards for a fresh batch of tunes + a rundown of happenings happening around HWY 95eh…


AFTERNOON BEER | To listen, you can either press play on the embedded player above or—and probably the better option—you can jump over to Spotify and listen there (I think Spotify still lets you create a free account, but I could be wrong as I have a subscription included in my phone bill).

If you use Spotify, you'll want to press the 'follow' button on this playlist as that way you can save it for offline listening (ie. take it with you / listen anywhere, innernetz or not) + it will automagically update every time a new batch tunes hat taste right with that cool afternoon reward is added.

PS - If you don't have a Spotify account, you can also try listening over on Soundsgood (as they give you a few more non-Spotify listening options). Alternatively, you can also tune into the 24/7 stream of ace tunes that Mountown Radio pumps out all day.


BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE…


EVENTS COMING UP AROUND HWY 95EH…

If you live in the Highway 95eh area (or are here visiting)… combine sipping your beverage whilst listening to tunes with having a peak below for a summary happenings happening soon.


AND HERE'S SOME RECENT HWY 95EH BLOG POSTS…

Because sometimes having an afternoon cold one is a good excuse to catch up on some casual internet reading. And if you read one of the Q&A's, that's kinda like having a drinking partner, right?


IS THAT IT?


OK, that is it. For now. Catch a similar update every MONDAY or hang tight until next FRIDAY when this update comes in the flavour of a hot morning bevy. But until then…

FOLLOW / HOLA

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MEET A LOCAL: TAMARA MERCANDELLI

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MEET A LOCAL: TAMARA MERCANDELLI

ON THE LATEST EDITION OF MEET A LOCAL

Tamara Mercandelli—mother, wife and co-owner of the super chill and super delicious Soulfood—metaphorically stops by the blog to introduce herself and leave behind a bunch of great tips for getting the most out of a life lived (or a visit visited) around Highway 95 eh.


Photo by Lucy Hamilton photography

Photo by Lucy Hamilton photography

WHO ARE YOU & WHAT DO YOU DO?

I am a mother to two beautiful 2 year olds, a wife and a co-owner of Soulfood. I do a lot of the background buisness-y stuff and work out front a bit. I spent one day in the kitchen when we first opened and was terrified and haven't made it back in there!

WHY LIVE AROUND HIGHWAY 95 EH?

I grew up here and most of my family lives here. I couldn't wait to get out of Cranbrook when I graduated but over time I realized that this is the best place on earth. The winters are mild, the summers are beautiful - it's always sunny! We are near lakes and hikes any direction you choose. The exploring around here is endless.

IF SOMEONE IS ONLY IN THE AREA FOR A FEW DAYS, WHAT WOULD BE ON YOUR LIST OF MUST-DO’S?

Come to Soulfood! We are friendly and have a great atmosphere and wonderful food!  I love walking or biking in the community forest and there are beautiful beaches everywhere.

I’M HUNGRY… WHERE SHOULD I GO TO FIX THIS REOCCURRING PROBLEM?

Soulfood of course! We are a farm-to-table whole foods restaurant and we focus on supporting local farmers. All of our food is either organic or local (preferably both!!) We have a unique menu that changes every 2 weeks and a huge drink menu! When I go out I eat at Hot Shots for a veggie pad thai with extra veggies. I choose the Pedal & Tap and the Bauernhaus for delicious dinners that fit with my food philosophy. Check out the Heid-Out for local beer! 

Photo by Marie Milner

Photo by Marie Milner

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE OUTDOOR ACTIVITY AND YOUR TOP PLACE AROUND HERE FOR DOING THAT ACTIVITY?

My favourite activity is walking/hiking. I go into the community forest most often because I live nearby. I try to go to yoga (One Love Hot Yoga) at least once a week. I hang out at Soulfood even when I'm not working :)

FINALLY… PLEASE SHARE ONE LAST KOOTENAY TIP / RECOMMENDATION / THOUGHT / WHATEVER THAT YOU DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO GET IN DURING THE PREVIOUS QUESTIONS.

Bike Rails to Trails and the Wardner trail! Oh and Elizabeth Lake! My kids love walking around there because there are so many birds.

OK, ACTUAL FINALLY… PLEASE GIVE ONE COMPLETELY UNAIDED RECOMMENDATION THAT YOU THINK EVERYONE SHOULD START DOING / USING / WATCHING / LISTENING / EATING / THINKING / QUITTING / READING / ETC-ING TO MAKE THEIR LIVES A LITTLE BIT BETTER AND/OR BEARABLE.

It sounds cliche from someone who owns an organic restaurant... but be grateful, count your blessings and choose happiness! Surround yourself with happy people, look for the happy moment every day. Remember how lucky we are and how short life is. Just switching my mindset to an attitude of gratitude changed my whole life... 


Alright, that's it for another MEET A LOCAL. Before you head off to some other corner of the internet, make sure to follow/like Soulfood on the Facebook and Instagram and Twitter AND if you're looking for a little extra enticement to go with Soulfood's amazing menu… check out some of their upcoming live music / events.

If you’d like to stick around HWY 95EH a little longer, why not glean a some extra local knowledge from a few more locals…

…or maybe you're a local yourself and you'd like to pass on some of your own hard earned local knowledge? Or maybe you'd just like to put some Mountown Radio in your ears before you jump back into your day?

Whatever the reason for sticking around, just don't forget to also connect with 95EH elsewhere on the interweb before you go, as that way you'll be the first to know whenever something excellent—like the Q&A above—gets posted.

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A MORNING COFFEE CATCH-UP

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A MORNING COFFEE CATCH-UP

Every other end of the work week, I update this MORNING COFFEE Spotify playlist with a different mix of 30 tunes that shuffle well with that reflective morning coffee (you know the one). And then I pair that playlist with a rundown of upcoming HWY 95EH events and recent reading material, plus sometimes some other things (and on the end of every other week, I do the same thing, except with an AFTERNOON BEER playlist).

So, downwards with your scrolling…


MORNING COFFEE | To listen, you can either press play on the embedded player above or—and probably the better option—you can jump over to Spotify and listen there (I think Spotify still lets you create a free account, but I could be wrong as I have a subscription included in my phone bill).

If you use Spotify, you'll want to press the 'follow' button on this playlist as that way you can save it for offline listening + it will automagically update every time a new batch of 30 tracks that taste right with that early morning caffeine hit get added.

PS - If you don't have a Spotify account, you can also try listening over on Soundsgood (as they give you a few more non-Spotify listening options). Alternatively, you can also tune into the 24/7 stream of ace tunes that Mountown Radio pumps out all day.


BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE…


EVENTS COMING UP AROUND HWY 95EH…

If you live in the Highway 95eh area (or are here visiting)… why not grab your weekly planner and have a gander at some things you can do once you finish enjoying that morning cup of goodness.


AND HERE'S SOME RECENT HWY 95EH BLOG POSTS…

Because sometimes having a warm cup of day starter is a good excuse to catch up on some casual internet reading, right?