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Wander – The Resort: A New Treasure in the County

by Barbara Ramsay-Orr The Scandinavian word, ‘hygge’ is what comes to mind when I try to describe the aesthetics of Wander – The Resort. It means, “a quality of coziness and comfort that engenders a feeling of contentment and well-being.” The word has been so overused that I hesitate to …

Pearl Morissette: An Experience From Vine to Bottle & From Farm to Table

By Barbara Ramsay-Orr I am sitting in the upper level of “a tractor barn in the butt end of nowhere,” as Svetlana Atcheva, the Winery Ambassador for Pearl Morissette Estate Winery, describes it. “We keep very much under the radar.” The barn is an unadorned black rectangle with a bank …

Culture Notes

Mountain View Mindfulness Enjoy an eight-week mindfulness course at Mountain View Compassion, where you will focus on developing self-compassion in daily life, how to motivate yourself with kindness and so much more. The program is based on ground-breaking research by self-compassion expert Dr. Kristin Neff and clinical psychologist and self-compassion …

Getting to Know the Landscape

FAMILY BUSINESS IS A CANADIAN SUCCESS STORY By Peter Bailey Now that summer’s here, many of us are striving to get our lawns and gardens in shape and to get weeds under control. But others are likely in the midst of remaking their front or backyards from the ground up, …

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Taste Notes

Local Dining Open in time for summer, Beacon Social House is serving delicious American food on Lakeshore Road in Oakville. The American Tavern serves unique cocktails, robust wine, and market fresh dishes. beaconsocialhouse.com   Just One Piece Handmade and ethically made in Peru, Sully’s Chocolate milk chocolate is handcrafted from …

Pino Gris/Grigio: Unmistakably Different & Worth Discovering

By Carmelo Giardina Pinot gris (or pinot grigio as many still refer to it as) is a white wine grape variety that is made from grapes with greyish, white-red, pink and/or purple skins (it’s no coincidence that the word gris/grigio translates to mean grey in both French and Italian). In …

Roam Notes

Back to Travel In time for summer travel, Japan reopened to international travellers in June. The Asian country eased into international tourism, reopening to tourists in a set of stages. Japan.travel Sustainable Travel Keepsie Kits makes switching to sustainable travel easy. The Ultimate Sustainable Travel Kit is the ultimate collection …
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