Dancing with the Stars contestant, Nick Viall and partner, Peta Murgatroyd

Dancing with the… Bachelor?

  Seasoned Bachelor contestant Nick Viall has finally found the love of his life in Montreal native, Vanessa Grimaldi. I guess fourth time’s the charm? But Viall isn’t finished with reality television quite yet. On March 20th, he traded roses for dancing shoes, and began his journey as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars. Although he’s not quite stealing [...]

Maybe Put the Phone Away?

Maybe Put the Phone Away?

Let’s be honest….your phone goes with you everywhere, doesn’t it?  From the grocery store to the bathroom…. you feel bereft if you don’t have it.  Sure…we need them, we want them and we love them, but, the truth is our cell addiction can lead us into cringe-worthy behaviour. The big news is….we’re being rude Not long ago, I was at [...]

Rock Steady Boxing

Rock Steady Boxing

Founded in 2006, Rock Steady Boxing, is a methodology that is giving people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact, boxing-inspired fitness curriculum. In 2006, former Marion County Prosecutor Scott Newman was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. He experienced a rapid progression of symptoms, including tremors, rigidity and a loss of some functions. A friend [...]

LIV Winter ’16 Menu Highlights

LIV Winter ’16 Menu Highlights

Once again LIV Restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake greets the changing of seasons with a re-imagined menu for Fall/Winter ’16. The expert culinary team has put together a delectable offering, filled with warm fall colours and local harvest and with a focus on bold meat dishes bursting with hearty warmth.  Check out the sneak peak below: Pictured here are 1)Grilled Lamb Rack, [...]

Introducing Grow Kitchen & Cafe

Introducing Grow Kitchen & Cafe

Ready to make good on that promise you made yourself to eat healthier? As usual, White Oaks has you covered! The farm to fork movement is taking a whole new, very personal approach – one that will have you eating food grown just steps away from your table. Grow Kitchen and Café at White Oaks is about to change the way [...]

Corporate Holiday Event Tips

Corporate Holiday Event Tips

  Want to be the corporate “hostess with the mostest” this season? We asked our ever amazing, ever efficient Director of Conference Services, Traci Luongo for her top 10 tips to make sure your Christmas or holiday event is the best it can be. As usual Ms. Luongo does not disappoint and exceeds our expectations with 11 tips! Read on [...]

Craft Beer Tour Time

Craft Beer Tour Time

With enough wineries in the region to keep you busy tasting and touring for days, it seems a natural evolution for craft breweries to begin to set up shop in Niagara too. Now home to a burgeoning craft brewery scene, you can taste at some of Niagara-on-the-Lake’s best breweries with a Beer Tour like the one provided by White Oaks. [...]

Buzzing About Our Bees

Buzzing About Our Bees

  The bees have arrived! After quite extensive research by our Executive Chef Michael Price and our Green Team, we have proceeded with the purchase of four hives of Canadian Honeybees for our property. Our team at White Oaks believes it is very important to support our Niagara community, our local agricultural industries and give back to our region and [...]

SupperMarket Mania

SupperMarket Mania

Don’t feel like cooking? So don’t! On Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays all summer, the supper markets of Niagara have you covered. Ditch the pots and pans, and shove that casserole back in the fridge. You know nobody wants tuna delight anyway! Just toss the kiddies in the car, roll on up, grab a picnic table and enjoy. The supper market [...]

Photoblog: LIV Summer Menu Launch

Photoblog: LIV Summer Menu Launch

Warmer weather means a change in culinary seasons at LIV Restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It recently launched its new spring/summer fine dining menu filled with succulent flavours and bursting with local seasonal produce. Here are some of the can’t miss dishes for curious casuals and serious foodies alike: Grilled 8 oz peppercorn crusted wellington county beef tenderloin, himalayan rock salt, gorgonzola [...]