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Shy’s Place

Unique Dundas restaurant encourages guests to wander By Amanda Lee    |  Photography by Nikki Wesley The story of how Mike Speer came to oversee the kitchen at Shy’s Place in Dundas, Ont. is as striking as the memorabilia that dominate the walls. Speer says it was serendipity – and …

Hooray for Chardonnay

The Queen of Grapes is getting its due… again By Carmelo Giardina No wine has withstood as many love-hate relationships as chardonnay. Many might remember that back in the 1990s it was the bottle you’d bring to every dinner party. If you ordered a glass of white at a restaurant, …

Cool Summer Whites

Photography: Nikki Wesley Location: Oakville Lawn Bowling Club and the McTavish family’s Oakville heritage home originally owned by Capt. Samuel McGiffin, built in 1859. Hair and Makeup: Pro Makeup by Natasha Inc Models: Chanelle Weekes-Ralph, Vogue Modeling; Eric Hall, Dolcedo Management. On Eric: Ultra light straight fit pants by Brax …

Chat with Centro Garden

Combine nature and style to create your oasis by Danielle Leonard | Photography by Nikki Wesley Most Canadians will agree that the backyard becomes an extension of the home once the warm summer days arrive. It’s no wonder that we are more eager than ever to transform an uninspired patio …

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Glenerin Inn and Spa

By Peter Bailey  |  photography by Nikki Wesley Tucked into a lovely treed section along Mississauga’s Collegeway, just north of Dundas Street off Mississauga Road, lies the Glenerin Inn and Spa. For years, this  cozy inn has been well known to local residents, but its fame has spread and it …

Church to Chalet

An Oakville family transforms a quaint church into their dream chalet in Ellicottville, N.Y. By Kelly Putter |  photos by Jack Curran If the walls of this Ellicottville, New York church-turned-chalet could talk there would undoubtedly be much joyous chitter-chatter combined with a share of sorrow and tears. For 80 …

Brad Jaycock: The Northern Tiki

By Sherri Telenko  |  Photography by Nikki Wesley Art is a challenging living; many aspiring Picassos are advised to adapt a back up plan. But what happens when that plan becomes less in demand than your art? When overseas skilled labour starts edging into your turf? You become a custom-plasma …