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 …

Russ Fearon — a Passion for Fashion

By Melanie Hennessey Russ Fearon is living proof that nice guys can finish first. Armed with mantras like “it’s good to be nice” and “there’s no room for greed in business,” the Burlington native has forged a name for himself over the past two-plus decades on the international fashion scene. …

Connoisseur — Sailing Yachts

Chat With Patrick Festing-Smith of Mango Yacht Charters, Oakville By Anneliese Lawton 1. What is the best way to learn how to sail? There are several ways to learn how to sail. As an adult, you can register in one of the many sailing course offered throughout the summer months …

The Inspiring Peggi Shepherd DeGroote

By Anneliese Lawton Peggi Shepherd DeGroote felt a calling in 2008, a calling that would revolutionize the health care system for people suffering from chronic pain and addiction. She was in the midst of selling her former company, D. Designs!, when she became inspired to use her Masters of Education …

The Living Arts Centre celebrates 20 years

By Chris Clay For 20 years, the Living Arts Centre (LAC) has been the preeminent destination for the arts in Mississauga. And, if you ask the centre’s CEO Natalie Lue, that’s a milestone that should be honoured. “I think every anniversary is worth celebrating but 20 years is quite an …

Liberating abstracts

By Chris Clay Joyous is how Maya Eventov describes the act of painting. When creating a new piece, she attacks the canvas lustily with a zeal and ardor that typically leaves the GTA-based artist and the ceiling of her workspace splattered in paint. That unbridled passion for art clearly resonates …

Artist Profile: Heather Hogarth

By Melanie Cummings Oakville jewelry designer Heather Hogarth has had a lifelong obsession with colour, she freely admits. The seven-year-old who turned red, yellow and blue phone cable wires into rings for her Barbie dolls, and fashioned earrings for said playthings from chandelier pieces, is still pushing the limits of …