Mystere Lingerie store owner Marie Yvonne Cleaver (right) with store manager Monika Grimmer.

Straight From DeHart: Towne Centre mall welcomes new lingerie shop

New store owned by Marie-Yvonne Cleaver opening coincides with Small Shop Saturday in downtown Kelowna this weekend.

Mystere Lingerie’s grand opening is Saturday, Oct. 25, in the Towne Centre Mall, located in downtown Kelowna at 565 Bernard Ave.

The new store’s opening will coincide with Small Shops Saturday. It’s located in the mall right across from La Belle Boutique, their sister store, owned and operated by Marie-Yvonne Cleaver. The store offers lingerie, bras, night gowns, Las Vegas bras and Christine Alexander accessories. They even have a men’s corner with men’s gifts, boxer shorts and shaving crème for hyper-sensitive skin. Both Marie-Yvonne and the new shop manager, Monika Grimmer, are certified bra fitters. They carry specialty bras from sizes 32A to 40H. Make sure you take a look in your Maxine DeHart, United Way – Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru Breakfast bags. Mystere Lingerie offered a 15 per cent off coupon to celebrate their grand opening on Saturday.

The winner of the $500 Shopping Spree sponsored by MarketPlace IGA (now IGA) at the Maxine DeHart-United Way, Ramada Hotel Drive-Thru Breakfast was Wendy Johnson. She went shopping on Sunday, Oct. 19. Sonya Barker, of Interior Savings Credit Union, was the winner of the London Drugs TV while Danie Misutka was the winner of a large pizza stone, sponsored by Diane Macdonald of Pampered Chef.

Scott Nazaruk is the new store manager at Urban Fare in the Mission Park Shopping Centre.

La Petite Maison is a small very unique restaurant newly  opened at 1310 St. Paul St. in downtown Kelowna. Geof Holmer and Kareem Chambers are very personable chefs who offer a small menu, but big flavours and say they do not serve customers, they serve friends. Ordering is done from the menu of the day. It’s great for people who like everything. This small restaurant lets you bring your own wine, with no corkage fee and also offers a large chef’s table where you can meet new friends and enjoy a meal, along with a couple of small tables. You will certainly enjoy their enthusiasm. Enjoy a two hour chef’s table tasting menu which is six courses of soup, appetizer plate, first entree, salad, second entrée and dessert for $39 and includes all taxes. A four course option is available at $29 including all taxes. Call for takeout of their great Jamaican food, jerk chicken, oxtail or curried lamb. Reservations are recommended because of the size of the restaurant. Open Tuesday to Saturday for dinner at 5:30 p.m. Sunday and Monday evenings are available for private and special events. Th e two chefs are Jamaican Cultural Development Commission Culinary gold, silver and bronze medalists.  Call 250-878-7789; online lapetite.ca.

All the retail shops in the Delta Grand, including Sherry’s Grand Apparel, will close from Nov. 1, 2014, to Feb. 1, 2015, while the hotel undergoes a major renovation of the entire lobby and restaurant area. All the stores are offering great deals leading up Nov.1. At Celladora, Gerri Woznesensky is clearing all merchandise at 20 to 70 per cent off. Celladora will be moving so stay tuned for their new location which will be opening in the spring. Their online store service is still available at  celladora.ca

Dean and Darlene Pappas have opened 1st Class Auto Glass & Upholstery Ltd. in West Kelowna at 2710 Kyle Rd. In the industry for many years, look for full glass service as well as custom upholstery. 1st Class Auto is a Glass Express dealer so you do not have to contact ICBC or your private insurance company. They also offer a variety of products for vehicles such as wipers, cleaners, side mirrors, small body parts for vehicles from the 1930s to present. They will pick up your vehicle from your place or work or home (some restrictions) and bring it back after the service is complete. Dean has been working with upholstery for over 25 years and has a clientele from Kelowna to Osoyoos. He also does both custom auto and marine upholstery, specializing in convertible and landau tops as well as boat tops. Call 250-769-4877; email ddpappas@shaw.ca.

A very unique business story. Dentist Dr. Kimberly Eek has purchased Dr. Wageman’s long-time dental practice in Rutland at 105-519 Highway 33 West (across from Dairy Queen).  Kimberly graduated from the Loma Linda School of Dentistry in 2009 and began practicing as an associate between Kelowna and Penticton. Her middle sister, Rebecca (Becky) Loewen is a certified dental assistant and has assisted Kimberly for the past year. She is now her CDA/receptionist in the office. He youngest sister, Melissa Eek, has just graduated as a dentist and they are hopeful that she will join them once her license comes through. So, it really is a family practice. Call 250-765-7751

The new BCAA Auto Service Centre opened last weekend at 1545 Keehn Rd. in Kelowna, with a huge 10-bay shop. The service centre offers warranty-approved service, red seal certified technicians and satisfaction guaranteed products and service. You do not have to be a member of BCAA to use the auto service centre, but members do receive extra benefits from their memberships. From oil changes, tires, batteries and brakes to everything in-between, they do it all. They even have a car wash bay. You can book an appointments on-line, just drop in or call for an appointment. BCAA also supports the BCAA School Safety Patrol with School District 23 with Kelowna having the highest usage of this program. Stuart (Stu) Miller is the manager of the new BCAA service centre. Call 250-979-4950

Sears is hosting its annual Beauty Event on Nov. 4, starting at 5 p.m. During the evening, all participants will be pampered with cosmetics, fragrances, makeovers, live music, a fashion show, refreshments and door prizes. Two dollars  of each ticket will be donated to the women of Look Good Feel Better. This is always a sold out event, so purchase tickets at Sears (cosmetic and fragrance departments) or call 250-860-3682.

Members of the local dragon boat team, Bust’N Loose (Kelowna Breast Cancer Paddling Team) will travel to Sarasota, Florida, from Oct.24 to 26 to take part in the 2014 International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission (IBCPC) Festival. With over 100 teams from around the world, the Kelowna team is comprised of 28 breast cancer survivors and their coach, who have all been training since May.  Good luck to Alice Zaporosky, Bev Billehaug, Celia Besse, Colleen Cross, Diane Facciotti, Happy Campbell, Jamie Fretz-Stone, Janet Skubiak, Janet Sperle, Jeaneen Rudolph, Joyce Hahn, Judy Cameron, Judy Hodson, Julie Cancela, Kirsti Jarrett, Linda Groff, Lorraine Purvin-Good, Lynne Heidt, Marg Schleppe, Marilynne Elliott, Marlene Lalonde, Nora Harris, Pat McPhee, Rose Tchir, Ruth Hammond, Sue McEwan, Wendy Aitken, Wendy Cowan and Verlie Martin (coach).

Author Dr. Steve Nugent will be the guest speaker on Monday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m., at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Centre, 2170 Harvey Ave., for an event hosted by Ryan Morice, a member of the Mount Everest Summit Team and Mission 5 Million. Dr. Nugent has served as president of the International Association of Complementary Medicine and is the president of Emeritus of the American Naturopathic Medical Association. He as tested more than 6,000 supplements and began teaching integrative medicine to doctors while still in clinical practice. RSVP to Ryan at i_tri_00@yahoo.com.

Kelowna yoga instructor Chelsea Ray will host  a six-week series, Cultivate Balance, which is yoga, meditation and breathing techniques to help people in pain, trauma, addiction, physical setbacks or stress. It will be a small personalized group  on Saturdays, Nov. 1 to Dec. 6,  from 10:15 to 11:45 a.m. You will be able to practice at home long after the classes are over. Classes will be held at Motion Works, 1607 Pandosy St. For more info and to register go to cultivatebalance.ca, call 250-470-9400 or email chelsearay@yogawarehouse.ca.

Donate your used clothes and linens for a chance to win a grand prize incentive of $5,000 travel voucher that can be used anywhere around the world or one of 10 $500 regional travel vouchers. Until Nov. 30, your donation of gently used clothing will enter you in a draw for a chance to win the travel prizes. There are three easy ways for you to donate and only three bags of cloths needed to qualify.  Call 1-800-505-5525 to schedule a free pick-up in the valley; online to schedule a free pick-up at diabetes.ca/imagine or in person at 1054 Ellis Street, Unit 102. The donation consists of three filled 67 litre bags (three large green bags) until Sunday, Nov. 30. Ed Laverock is the operations manager for the Okanagan Valley chapter of the diabetes association. Call 250-868-2077

Birthdays of the week:  Doug Ablett (Oct. 22); Anna Jacysyn, singer (Oct. 23); Carey Kapp (Oct. 24); Vicki (Lorraine) Campbell (Oct. 24); Robert Letvinchuk (Oct. 24); Jim Milne (Oct. 25); Terry Wardrop, Wealthlink Financial (Oct. 27); Al Kirschner, Kirschner Mountain (Oct. 27); Darren Light (Oct. 28); Gary Topham (Oct. 28).

Maxine DeHart is a Kelowna city councillor and local hotelier. Phone her at 250-979-4546, 250-862-7662, fax 250-860-3173, email maxdehart@telus.net.

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