She's Got the Edge
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Mel Schmidt
Okanagan Edge Staff - Jan 05 - Got the Edge

Name: Mel Schmidt.

What business or organization are you involved with? The Simpłe Clothing Company.

What is your role with that organization? Owner and stylist.

What’s your favourite thing about living in the Okanagan? My fave thing about the Okanagan is EVERY-thing. Like seriously, the beautiful air, forest, hills, lakes. But my very most fave would have to be Kalamalka Lake; it’s breathtaking.

If you could have lunch with anyone in the world, who would you choose and why? I would do lunch with my gram. She has been taking me out for lunch all my life and it’s always the funnest. She would pick me up at lunch time in Grade 8 and we would go to this little health food restaurant on Main Street in Vernon and they had the best bread.

What’s your go-to happy place? My happy place is ANYWHERE with my nephew “Theo the burrito.” He is one and a half and he is literally the cutest, funnest kid in the whole entire world.

What are you most proud of? I am most proud of my honesty. I make brave life choices based on being honest with myself about what is best for me and my life as I value every day I have here on Earth.

What are the top three things on your bucket list? My top three things are: Definetly flying in a pod on an airplane. I’ve been on so many flights for work and I’m always crammed into coach dreaming of the day I can stretch my legs in a pod and order a piñata colada and watch the Kardashians in a silk robe and slipper. I’m so fortunate to have done like so many amazing things that I think that’s really it.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten? The weirdest thing about me is that when I was a little girl my fave food was liver and onions. What a sick kid I was.

Latest movie or book: I’m kind of dorking out to Game of Thrones. I know that’s not a movie, but it is based on a book – I’m the worst though. I have to hit pause about every four minutes and ask my boyfriend what the heck is going on because it’s just so packed full of crazy content.

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? The biggest gift I ever received is my nephew. He is the best gift ever hands down.

If today were your last day, how would you spend it? I would want to spend it with all my friends and family, rent out Atlantis water slides for the day and have a pizza party.

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