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 …

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 …

The Colours of Love

International concert at Living Arts Centre celebrates diversity By Allie Murray Diversity and love — when the two forces are combined, they create a safe place for everyone to come together and celebrate their own cultures. That’s exactly what local photographer Maggie Habieda strives to achieve with the Colours of …

The Real Influencers of Halton Region

How four local women are using their Instagram presence to make a difference By Vanessa Grant What does it take to be an influencer these days? An Instagram account with beautiful photos, engaging captions and thousands (if not tens or hundreds of thousands) of followers. It’s not about wealth or …

At home with Mike Holmes

By Anneliese Lawton Who would have thought that an opportunity to build a home would turn into 15 years on television? Certainly not Mike Holmes. A contractor by trade, the local resident has now added the titles of investor, philanthropist, television host and businessman to his tool belt. He learned …

Gastronomy in Gairloch Gardens

By Kelly Putter  Superlative event coordinators, stellar party planners and to-die-for promoters know the devil is always in the details. They may fret over the finer points, but you’re not likely to see them sweat the small stuff. And that’s largely because they not only embrace it, but somehow manage …

Blown Glass Beauty

By Allie Murray When at a crossroads in life, inspiration can come from anywhere. For Courtney Downman, this moment arrived while studying art fundamentals at Sheridan College, where she felt unsure about what to do when she finished the one-year portfolio-building certificate. It was then that a classroom across the …