Niagara’s Top Spa

Niagara’s Top Spa

  Spas of America has released their Top 100 Spas of 2015 and from over 500 Spas in the association from all throughout the Americas, The Spa at White Oaks ranked #7 overall. Even more impressive are the Canadian rankings of #1 Spa in Niagara, #2 in all of Ontario and #3 in all of Canada. Spa Director, Jennifer Hipwell [...]

Resolution Rethink

Resolution Rethink

So…here we are…2016. Made a bunch of resolutions on New Year’s Eve, didn’t you? Inspired by too much Champagne and too little sense, you were convinced the start of a new year could mean the end of all your bad habits and the beginning of a shiny new set of new ones, guaranteed to make you perfect. How’s that going? [...]

Love or Hate Winter

Love or Hate Winter

  So…winter’s finally here and we’re of two minds. Some of us dance with joy at the thought of the wild white days ahead while others would rather just hibernate until the spring thaw. We’ve come up with suggestions for those on both sides of the fence:   If you love winter, consider these cold-weather celebration suggestions: 1. Add a [...]

Harvest Happy Winter Plans

Harvest Happy Winter Plans

Ah fall. Time to reap what we’ve sowed.  Haul in the hay and pile up the pumpkins. Yeah…and then what? What are we all going to do when the days get shorter, the nights get colder and there’s that nasty white stuff all over the ground?  I say it’s time to harvest our good intentions and lay in a supply [...]

Photoblog: LIV Winter Tastes

Photoblog: LIV Winter Tastes

As the autumn colours fade into cool winter frost, LIV Restaurant in Niagara-on-the-Lake releases a host of bold new flavours to compliment the season. Headlining this year’s Fall/Winter menu at the award-winning restaurant are hearty, fill-your-tummy meat dishes paired with succulent local tastes. Jordan Station Smoked Oka Stuffed Pork Tenderloin, Forty Creek Whiskey Peppercorn Angus Beef Striploin, and Niagara Baco [...]

Sweat Like a Boss

Sweat Like a Boss

Some days I just don’t have the energy for a full force workout, know what I mean? We’ve all been there, you have the best intentions of going to the gym and getting your sweat on either in class, cardio or weight room, but sometimes you simply can’t muster the strength do it. No problem. You can still hit the [...]

Leap into Fall

Leap into Fall

I have no idea why January is the start to the new year when September is the obvious choice. Ask any kid. When the classroom doors open for the first time, it’s a new year. No matter how old I am, when those first leaves turn colour, I just know I should be buying a new binder and a set [...]

It’s Perfect for Patios

It’s Perfect for Patios

  The sun’s out, the weather’s warm – those precious summer days have arrived. So…what are you doing inside? Get yourself to one of Niagara’s lovely outdoor patios…right now. What are you…crazy? Like visiting your Auntie Gwen The Pie Plate Bakery and Café in Virgil doesn’t technically have a patio…it has a porch, just like your dear old Auntie Gwen [...]

Niagara Wine Tours Made Easy

Niagara Wine Tours Made Easy

The cool thing about our wine region in Niagara is the sheer variety of winery experiences available to visitors and guests. In one day a person can tour a well established estate winery right through to the smallest start-up doing tastings in the barn… or their kitchen! Each winery works hard to provide really unique guest experiences from concerts, food [...]

Headaches Are a Pain

Headaches Are a Pain

Does your head hurt? During our lifetime, almost all North Americans will experience headaches at some point. A headache can be due to tension, trauma, sinus issues, concussions, vision problems, ear or jaw issues, fatigue and dehydration. All of these, and more, can be the cause of pain in the head. But what can we do?? 1. Water Drink more [...]