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From snow to surf

How one Burlington couple boldly moved their empty nest to Costa Rica to run a surf school By Kathy Yanchus   It wasn’t until the For Sale sign was hammered into the front lawn that the Thomson family kids realized their parents weren’t bluffing. After 33 years in Burlington, working …

Connoissuer: Jennifer Cummins

By Jenniefer Wright   Floral artist Jennifer Cummins is more about psychology than floral design.  Everything she creates is completely bespoke, made specifically for each client’s desires.  She’ll meet and discuss with a client, get a feel for their home, surroundings, preferences and then create her floral art around that.  …

West Wines: Women of Wine

Winemaking with a clear vision of the future By Carmelo Giardina   “I admire anyone who has the courage to follow their dreams and join this industry. It is very humbling, challenging and frustrating at times, however yields massive rewards if you stay focussed on the end goal of creating …

Taste Notes

Local dining adventures Drive away the winter blues with extraordinary dining experiences. From food tours to prix fixe menus, there are plenty of fun dining adventures, without travelling far from home. Taste of Oakville invites you to enjoy a prix fixe menu at restaurants in downtown Oakville and Bronte Village …

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The DISH on upscale vegetarian cuisine

By Stephanie Hounsell   Chef Mareya Ibrahim remembers strolling through the local food markets in Egypt as a girl with her grandfather. The aroma of spices and colourful explosion of fruits and vegetables made for a heady and memorable experience. It was a feast for the senses, and where Ibrahim’s …

Pasta with a Persian persuasion

Waterdown restaurant offers traditional Italian cuisine with an Eastern flavour   By Peter Bailey The first thing you notice when you walk into the spacious dining area of Kamoosh Bistro, Waterdown’s new Italian eatery at 34 Main St. North, is the subtle but modern design of its interior. The emphasis …

Spanish Luxury in Mallorca

By Shannon Mastaler One of Europe’s hidden gems, the island of Mallorca sits proudly in the Mediterranean Sea. Part of Spain’s Balearic Islands, its coastlines offer jaw-dropping views of mountains, Roman and Moorish remains, beaches, caves, old small towns and historic cityscapes. While you’ve heard of Santorini, and Capri, Mallorca …
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