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A+ for BC Wines

By Carmelo Giardina Winemaking has been a part of British Columbian culture for over 150 years, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that the world began to take notice. Specifically 1994, when the Mission Hill Family Estate 1992 vintage Chardonnay won the Avery Trophy for “Best Chardonnay Worldwide” at the …

Luxury Adventures

Exploring possibilities for curated experiences around the corner, around the country and around the world. By Barbara Ramsay Orr Sleeping With Memories: The Henry Hotel, And Buffalo’s Architectural Riches We used to schlep over to Buffalo to hit the outlet malls and indulge in their famous chicken wings. But there’s …

Chat with Linda Barnett

By Anneliese Lawton You have created an elegant and fun way for friends and family to make lasting memories around a cup of tea. What inspired you to start the Travelling TeaRoom? The Travelling TeaRoom business was a dream of mine that has become a reality. I grew up in …

Noteworthy: Magnus Hambleton

By Anneliese Lawton While most 18 year olds are cramming for exams and patiently waiting for university acceptances, Oakville’s Magnus Hambleton is training for his Olympic dream. Hitting the slopes at the tender age of two, Hambleton, now an FIS level snowboard racer, has been preparing his entire life for …

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  Enter for your chance to win a $1,000 Smeg Dolce and Gabbana electric kettle! This fabulous prize is courtesy of ECS Coffee. Part of the Sicily Is My Love collection, this kettle brings water to the perfect temperature quickly for all of your hot beverages while also adding a …

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Cousins: Serving up quality food for four decades

By Allie Murray As Cousins Gourmet Market celebrates its 40th anniversary, the family behind the successful store is reflecting on its history serving the community and future expansion plans. Pasquale Battaglia and his two cousins first opened Cousins Market in Mississauga in 1978. Since then, the store has been passed …

Knar Jewellery: Shining on its Ruby anniversary

By Allie Murray The shopping landscape certainly has changed since Knar Jewellery first opened its doors four decades ago. The year was 1978, and brothers Greg and Jeff Buzbuzian launched Knar’s first location in Guelph during an era when malls and online shopping weren’t a part of the norm. As …

Kerr Street Cafe

By Sherina Harris You’ll always find a slice of sunshine tucked away just north of Lakeshore Road at Oakville’s Kerr Street Café. Owner Alex Flye says her inspiration for this popular space originated from one of her favourite outdoor cafés in California, which features a courtyard with plants and umbrellas, …