Shy’s Place

Unique Dundas restaurant encourages guests to wander By Amanda Lee    |  Photography by Nikki Wesley The story of how Mike Speer came to oversee the kitchen at Shy’s Place in Dundas, Ont. is as striking as the memorabilia that dominate the walls. Speer says it was serendipity – and …

Chat with Centro Garden

Combine nature and style to create your oasis by Danielle Leonard | Photography by Nikki Wesley Most Canadians will agree that the backyard becomes an extension of the home once the warm summer days arrive. It’s no wonder that we are more eager than ever to transform an uninspired patio …

Brad Jaycock: The Northern Tiki

By Sherri Telenko  |  Photography by Nikki Wesley Art is a challenging living; many aspiring Picassos are advised to adapt a back up plan. But what happens when that plan becomes less in demand than your art? When overseas skilled labour starts edging into your turf? You become a custom-plasma …

Empowering Halton’s youth through art

By Allie Murray | photography by Nikki Wesley Discovering a passion for the arts has always had a powerful impact on young people’s lives. While working in the community, Don Pangman noticed a need for not only art programs in Halton, but ones that were easily accessible and affordable for …

At home with Tonia Jahshan

By Amanda Lee |  Photography by Nikki Wesley For Tonia Jahshan, a cup of tea changed her life forever. After experiencing a miscarriage, she and her husband Hatam escaped to a B&B in Halifax. A tea drinker, Jahshan was served a cup of Earl Grey tea. She couldn’t believe how …

Chat with Gargoyle Wine Club

by Sherri Telenko What’s better than arriving home Friday evening and discovering your wine got there first? Well, that’s kind of how it works if you subscribe to Gargoyle Wine Club, which operates out of Toronto and Oakville. Sign up for a curated subscription and two, four or six bottles …

Garden Party

By Nelia Raposo People often take for granted what’s in their own backyard, and that’s something opera singer, David Scott Curry, wants to change.  The world-renowned tenor, who hails from Oakville, admits he grew up unaware of the many wonders within his own community. He recently returned to Halton after …

Lighthouse for Grieving Children

By Danielle Leonard How does a child grieve the loss of a close family member? Although it’s a question that no family ever wants to have to face, the Lighthouse for Grieving Children is an invaluable resource for anyone forced to navigate those painful circumstances. This year marks the organization’s …