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LOCAL FLAVOUR: River 16

By Peter Bailey / Photography by Jack Curran  New Oakville restaurant offers classic dishes with new Mediterranean flavours… Now that the New Year is here, it’s time to add some new taste adventures to your list of resolutions. In the heart of downtown Oakville, just a few blocks east of the …

HOME TOUR: Elevated Elegance

by Laurie Wallace-Lynch / Photography by Photography by Q studios and Santeezy Media  Located on Oakville’s waterfront, this custom-built Cape Cod exterior-style home would be at ease in Martha’s Vineyard or perfectly poised in the Hamptons. “The Dutch gables, the use of shingles on the exterior and the glass rotunda are just …

Cartagena: Coffee With Gabo

story & photography by Barbara Ramsay Orr |  There are some cities which exert an irresistible draw. For me, one of those cities is Cartagena. It has called to me for years. Even the name rolls off the tongue musically. ‘Cartagena.’ Or, ‘Cartagena des Indias.’ The attraction was partly triggered …

Opening the Door to the Florida Keys: In Pursuit of the Perfect Pie

By Jane Muller | A journey to find the best version of Key Lime Pie could happen nowhere but the Florida Keys, where the creamy, sweet, yet tart dessert has its origins. Not into dessert? No worries. The search provided the subtext for a tour that explored more than a …

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Andrews Concept Store in Oakville: Luxury womenswear retailer Andrews recently opened a new concept store in downtown Oakville at the corner of Lakeshore Road East and Trafalgar Road. Andrews features curated apparel alongside lifestyle, home and unique designer pieces from across the globe. The 5,000-square-foot store is expertly segmented into …

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2023 Paint Colours of the Year: Paint manufacturer PPG Industries has unveiled the 2023 Colour of the Year for two of its paint lines, Sico and Dulux. Sico Paints has unveiled Melt Water, a grounded, refreshing teal that combines the healing powers of water and nature with balance and tranquility. …

Port of Call: Portugal’s premiere wine destination is bucket-list worthy

by Carmelo Giardina |  The Douro Valley, located in northern Portugal – about an hour and a half from Porto – is thought to be ‘heaven on earth’ to wine lovers. It takes but one visit to understand why this might truly be the best and only way to describe …
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