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Off the Beaten Path: Dream cottage in the Muskokas

By Rebecca Fitzsimmons Tucked into the trees atop a rocky shoreline with one of the best views of prestigious Lake Rosseau is a custom cottage ready to welcome family for weekends and those looking for an extended sojourn. The clients spend six months a year in their new Muskoka home. …

Urban Chic — Streetwise Style

A preview of urban styles from West of the City’s scene at the Frayed Fashion Show. Hitting the runway May 17 at Michelangelo Banquet Centre, Hamilton. Proceeds to benefit the Rotary Club of Ancaster A.M. and Hamilton Halton Construction Association Legacy Build for Habitat for Humanity. Tickets available for $75 …

Russ Fearon — a Passion for Fashion

By Melanie Hennessey Russ Fearon is living proof that nice guys can finish first. Armed with mantras like “it’s good to be nice” and “there’s no room for greed in business,” the Burlington native has forged a name for himself over the past two-plus decades on the international fashion scene. …

Weekender: The Timeless Luxuries of Langdon Hall

By Melanie Hennessey Nestled in the quiet Cambridge countryside is a romantic getaway where luxurious touches are second nature and culinary experiences abound. Langdon Hall Country House Hotel and Spa is a gem of a weekend escape, located within an hour’s drive of most places within the GTA. Driving up …

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Succulent Strawberries

By Kelly Putter What makes these little heart-shaped berries so irresistible is the mouth-watering blend of sweet and tart flavours that spring from this comparatively wee, seed-laden, tender fruit. “It’s the first magical crop of the season,” explains David MacTavish, who runs Hutchinson Farm, a family farm in Burlington on …

Connoisseur — Sailing Yachts

Chat With Patrick Festing-Smith of Mango Yacht Charters, Oakville By Anneliese Lawton 1. What is the best way to learn how to sail? There are several ways to learn how to sail. As an adult, you can register in one of the many sailing course offered throughout the summer months …

A Refined Eye — a glimpse into the world of fine art consulting

By Chris Clay One of the great things about university is that, for many young people, it’s a time of unparalleled personal growth and an opportunity to explore their hidden passions while enjoying new and often exciting experiences. When Hughene Acheson was a young woman enrolled in her first year …