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? …

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 …

Swiss Interiors: Oakville landmark turns 65

By Allie Murray It’s a downtown Oakville landmark, a mainstay of the local furniture sales scene and has even been featured in a Disney movie. One can certainly say that Swiss Interiors has left its mark on the community and beyond over the past six and a half decades. The …

The art of holiday florals

By Kristy Elik It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when the unmistakable sights and smells of the holiday season are about to assuage our senses. It’s a welcoming tradition to bedeck your home with beautiful floral and plant arrangements — whether living or freshly cut — that will …

The rise of suburban co-working

By Kelly Putter Coworking is quickly becoming an integral part of business landscapes in small towns and suburbs as workers give a big collective thumbs up to a shared work space; a place where collaboration and communication are key, where caffeine flows freely and where one hand quite often scratches …

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 …