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Net Zero Home: Luxury meets eco-friendly in a stunning new Oakville home

By Amanda Lee A light fixture descending like a star from a soaring ceiling draws the gaze upward as one steps through the front door of a stunning new home built close to the shores of Lake Ontario in Oakville. To the left is an airy sunlit sitting room, evocative …

Luxury Adventures

Exploring possibilities for curated experiences around the corner, around the country & around the world By Barbara Ramsay Orr Near: Gourmet pop-up dinners Chef Tobias Pohl-Weary is the man who seduced diners with his locally-anchored and creative menus at the now closed Red Canoe in Burlington. In a new incarnation, …

Getting the boot

By Allie Murray Yes, we love our boots. And, now that fall has arrived, there’s no better time to find the perfect new pair of boots to make your autumn wardrobe pop. Whether you’re going for comfort or style, there’s a boot for that! Cozy feet Keep your feet cozy …

Tawse on Tawse: How a love for burgundy turned into a geeky obsession with Niagara wine country

By Carmelo Giardina Moray Tawse is a self-proclaimed wine geek, and he’s quite proud of that. Start talking wine with him and there’s no telling how far he’ll go. Tawse is the Executive VP and co-founder of First National Financial Corporation. That’s his day job, making him an interesting man …

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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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The Labyrinth

A meditative walk at Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre By Stephanie Hounsell  | Photo by Nikki Wesley With its twisty-turny path, shoulder-high wildflowers and nothing but the sounds of nature to accompany me, walking the labyrinth at the Joshua Creek Heritage Art Centre in Oakville was an exercise in tranquility. …

Small Luxury: The upside of downsizing for your next life chapter

By Danielle Leonard There comes a time for many homeowners when the big family home no longer feels necessary. The energy once dedicated to raising a family starts shifting to personal interests that had long been set aside. As these lifestyle changes take root, downsizing makes sense – especially when …

Bordeaux: City of Earthly Delights

Sometimes you just have to eat the cake, or open that bottle of champagne that has been lingering on the shelf for two years. And sometimes you just have to travel to a place where gourmet dining and world class wine drinking are the primary activities. Go ahead. Visit Bordeaux, …