About the Best Ever Lifestyle Guide

Hyper-Local Community Connections: Food, Travel, Wellness, Home, and More


Welcome to BestEver.Guide, a community-focused digital lifestyle guide based in the central Okanagan in the gorgeous city of Kelowna. We are dedicated to bringing residents, visitors, and local businesses closer together through the power of storytelling and community engagement.

At BestEver.Guide, our mission is to celebrate and support the remarkable people, businesses, and stories that make communities across British Columbia unique. We aim to foster meaningful connections within our community by highlighting the inspiring narratives behind local businesses and individuals.

Our platform offers a rich and engaging experience for residents, visitors, and local businesses, featuring:

  • Remarkable People: Meet the individuals who are making a difference in the Okanagan, from entrepreneurs to community leaders.
  • Inspiring Stories: Discover the journeys and achievements of local businesses, and learn what makes them unique.
  • Community Connection: Feel a deeper connection to your community through our carefully curated content that highlights the best our local areas have to offer.
  • Elevated Advertising Experience: We provide local businesses with an elevated advertising experience through our regional guides, showcasing the people and faces behind these businesses.

We are committed to continually supporting the local businesses in our communities. At BestEver.Guide, we believe in the power of community and the importance of championing small businesses—the local shops that make our cities unique. We celebrate those who take risks, recognize opportunities, follow their passions, persevere, and are deeply committed to their community.

Join Our Community

By following BestEver.Guide, you become part of a community that values and supports local businesses and individuals. Our stories are crafted to inform, inspire, and connect you with the vibrant life of the Okanagan and beyond. Join us on social media, subscribe to our upcoming weekly newsletter, The Best Ever Life, and be a part of this wonderful community.

Starting with the Okanagan, we are expanding our reach to communities across British Columbia and eventually throughout Canada. Join us as we explore the stories that make our communities the Best Ever!

Join our upcoming newsletter, The Best Ever Life covering what’s happening in your community along with inspiring regional lifestyle content.

Create More Best Ever Moments in British Columbia

The Best Ever Lifestyle Guide is for those seeking to feel the best parts about being alive just a little more often. Our field guide invites us to reimagine what it means to truly Live Our Best Ever Life in British Columbia. To us, it’s all about feeling the joy of being alive, fully immersed, and enthralled with that beautiful moment.

Whether that’s witnessing the miracle of moss while wandering the Rainforest Trail on Vancouver Island, or sipping the most incredible wines in KelownaNaramataOsoyoos, or Lake Country. Or maybe you finally brave a new sport or find yourself mesmerized by stunning waterfalls wandering amazing hiking trails. Perhaps making some comfort food prepared with amazing BC products is just what you need today.

Sometimes? Just getting out of bed can be the Best Ever.

Let’s be real – life can be damn hard. This guide is here to help us all remember to seek out and enjoy the Best Ever moments of our lives, no matter how small or big they may be.

We’ll be seeking out some of the Best Ever Things To Do, Places to Stay, Food & Drinks to Taste, and more of the Best Ever BC Lifestyle Guides like:

We can’t wait to fill up our guide with amazing ideas to help you create more Best Ever moments in BC! Got something great we need to know about? Reach out to us and let us know. (Pst, don’t miss our guide on the best places to visit in BC!)

“The most important journey of our lives doesn’t necessarily involve climbing the highest peak or trekking around the world. The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams. Having the courage to stand up and pursue your dreams will give you life’s greatest reward and life’s greatest adventure.”


Our Founder’s Story

Michelle Stewart

Co-Founder, Publisher, and Certified Professional Coach

Michelle’s career as a trailblazer in the Canadian Digital Publishing industry began early on. After becoming a Certified Professional Coach in 2005, she utilized her expertise to launch her first media company aimed at helping mothers live their best lives. Michelle’s passion for empowering individuals to live their most true life has been a driving force throughout her career.

Michelle’s passion for connecting individuals with experiences and products that enhance their lives is at the forefront of her work. Leveraging her extensive experience in the digital publishing industry, she is excited to create content that inspires a more enriched and enjoyable experience for those exploring the wonders of British Columbia.

In addition to her role in producing and publishing our content, Michelle is also responsible for managing our Creative Content Studio. Here, she develops effective digital marketing strategies and campaigns for small businesses throughout BC. Michelle’s keen insight into the digital landscape and her passion for helping businesses thrive make her a sought after expert in her field.

Best Ever Guide to Life Steve

Steve Stewart

Co-Founder, Photographer and Red Seal Chef

As a Red Seal Chef and our recipe developer, Steve has honed his culinary skills to perfection. Creating dishes that are not only delicious but also visually stunning is a hallmark of his culinary style. He has spent countless hours perfecting his techniques, developing unique flavour combinations, and mastering the art of presentation.

From classic recipes to innovative creations, Steve never fails to deliver on taste and presentation, ensuring that every dish he develops is a true work of art. With his unwavering commitment to quality and attention to detail, Steve is a valuable member of our team, bringing his passion for food and his culinary expertise to every project.

Steve’s expertise in food and beverage photography is just as impressive as his culinary talents. As a Professional Photographer, he has a unique ability to capture the essence of a dish or drink, bringing it to life through his lens. His work stands out from the rest, showcasing not only the flavours but also the visual beauty of his subjects. With his passion for both food and photography, Steve is truly a master of his craft.

In addition to his culinary and photography talents, Steve’s passion for wine has led him to pursue further education in the field. He has completed the Wines of British Columbia Ambassador Level 1 and Level 2, as well as completing the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) Level 1. These accomplishments demonstrate his dedication to the art and science of winemaking, as well as his commitment to excellence in all aspects of the food and beverage industry.

By educating himself on the nuances and intricacies of British Columbia wines, Steve is able to provide our readers and clients with more informed and engaging content. Whether he is in the kitchen creating culinary masterpieces, behind the camera capturing stunning food and beverage photography, or covering the finer points of wine, Steve’s commitment to excellence is evident in everything he does. 

Steve Stewart Wines of British Columbia Ambassador Level One Certification
Steve Stewart Red Seal Chef Certification
teve Stewart Wines of British Columbia Ambassador Level Two Certification