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Cactus Club Cafe

By Melanie Hennessey Elegant, yet unpretentious. Sophisticated, but approachable. However one chooses to describe the Cactus Club Cafe’s new location in Sherway Gardens, all should be able to agree the restaurant delivers a unique vibe that sets it apart from the pack. The luxury dining establishment that’s serving up modern …

Luxury Adventures

By Barbara Ramsay Orr Grootbos Private Nature Reserve, South Africa It isn’t often that jet lag is a good thing, but that was the case at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve in the Gansbaai region of the Western Cape. In a private villa nestled into the hillside, on a second cup …

Bryson Cook

By Peter Bailey Oakville’s Bryson Cook is anything but the clichéd version of a race car driver. In American movies, the protagonists are almost always cocky Casanovas who live for speed and don’t allow anyone to get in their way. But this polite, self-effacing 23-year-old has no time for a …

Hit the Slopes

By Kristy Elik Whether you’re perfecting your pizza on Monarch or shreddin’ the pow on Boomerang, skiing at close-to-home Glen Eden Ski & Snowboard Centre is a perfect way to spend a winter’s day. Nestled on the breathtaking Niagara Escarpment in Milton, Glen Eden boasts six lifts, 15 slopes ranging …

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Contemporary Flair

By Kelly Putter For longtime Oakville architect John Willmott, collaboration is the key behind the charm of this classic two-storey brick house built in 2017 in a well-established neighbourhood in southeast Oakville. “It has modern day construction and finishes that appear in traditional vernacular, giving the house instant maturity,” says …

A-List Artisans

By Carmelo Giardina “An artisan winemaker cares about the land and honours the produce thereof; from vine to bottle with as little interference as possible.” – Thomas Bachelder, winemaker The term “artisanal” when applied to the practise of winemaking is somewhat of a hot button topic these days. How an …

Sean Buckley

By Melanie Hennessey Producer. Entrepreneur. Mentor. CEO. The Oakville Grinch. Loving husband and father. It’s safe to say that Sean Buckley wears many hats and garners plenty of attention at the helm of his international, award-winning production company. But as he sips coffee from his well-worn mug that reads “My …