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A Conversation with Inniskillin’s Bruce Nicholson – Icewine’s Coolest Winemaker

Special Feature by Carmelo Giardina When you think of certain wine styles and regions, several iconic brands are likely to come to mind as having made their mark on the global wine industry. Bordeaux has Chateaux Margaux, Burgundy has DRC, Tuscany has Sassicaia, California has Robert Mondavi. When wine lovers …

Hotel X Toronto

By Melanie Hennessey Along the Toronto waterfront, x now marks the spot for the latest in luxury accommodations. Hotel X Toronto opened its doors along Lakeshore Road earlier this year, offering a unique array of amenities ranging from a tri-level rooftop bar and pool to numerous indoor tennis and squash …

Luxury adventures

By Barbara Ramsay Orr Punta Mita, Mexico  The chef scoops up a handful of large pink shrimp, caught recently in nearby Mazatlan, and dumps them into a sizzling hot molcajete. I had no idea that this stone mortar used in every Mexican household to grind spices, and make salsas and guacamole, …

Chat with the Buzbuzians

By Rebecca Fitzsimmons Founded in 1978 in Guelph by brothers Greg and Jeff Buzbuzian, Knar Jewellery specializes in fine jewellery, watches and accessories. We asked Jeff to share a few gems of expertise about diamonds: Considering factors like cut, quality and carat weight, how do you choose the perfect diamond? …

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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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Shannon Smith

By Melanie Hennessey Shannon Smith wrote the book on minding one’s manners — literally. The etiquette expert is the face behind Power Manners: How to Use Your Personal Skills for Business and Social Success and also the founder of Premiere Image International, a contemporary finishing school for adults. For the …

At home with John and Laura Hughes

By Rebecca Fitzsimmons  While much of Halton’s rich farmland has been taken up for development, there are a few hearty landowners that have stayed true to their roots. Springridge Farm is one of the few remaining south of Hwy. 401 — a vibrant property alongside the Niagara Escarpment in Milton …

Pollard Windows: Celebrating seven decades in business

By Allie Murray As the company celebrates 70 years of success, Pollard Windows continues to focus on the main thing that helped them achieve it: family. The business got its start in a garage on Burlington’s Maple Avenue in 1948 under the guidance of Norman Pollard and son Reginald, who …