Bryson Cook

By Peter Bailey Oakville’s Bryson Cook is anything but the clichéd version of a race car driver. In American movies, the protagonists are almost always cocky Casanovas who live for speed and don’t allow anyone to get in their way. But this polite, self-effacing 23-year-old has no time for a …

Sean Buckley

By Melanie Hennessey Producer. Entrepreneur. Mentor. CEO. The Oakville Grinch. Loving husband and father. It’s safe to say that Sean Buckley wears many hats and garners plenty of attention at the helm of his international, award-winning production company. But as he sips coffee from his well-worn mug that reads “My …

Specs on Pearl: Keeping an eye on luxury for 15 years

By Allie Murray Specs on Pearl first opened in Burlington as a one-woman show, inspired by a passion for sunglasses and eyewear. Celebrating the store’s 15th anniversary, the now six employees take pride in how the store has become a continuously thriving business. The luxurious eyewear shop is immersed in …

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 …