Articles by: Allison Marchese
Is a lover of lipstick, iced coffee, and the oxford comma. She is a recent UWaterloo grad and a social media specialist, who thanks her lucky stars that getting paid to be on Instagram is a real job.

by / on August 3, 2017 at 4:45 pm / in WEDDING

Wedding Guest Do’s and Don’ts

Attending a wedding can be tricky. Every couple, and every wedding, is different, so there are a ton of things to think (and maybe worry) about! But have no fear, we’re here to help clear up some of the most common wedding do’s and don’ts! DO RSVP to the wedding! Sending in an RSVP is one of the most important, [...]

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by / on July 31, 2017 at 3:30 pm / in DINING, HOTEL, INSPIRE, SPA

Couples Getaway

Remember choose-your-own-adventure books? Well, since all couples are different, and a trip to Niagara is not a one-size-fits-all vacation, here’s a choose-your-own-adventure weekend! Check In Everyone needs to check in, so head to your hotel, check in, and give yourself a few minutes to relax and breathe. Adventure Time There’s no slowing down in your future! You head out for [...]

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by / on July 26, 2017 at 10:32 am / in SPA

Jenny’s July Faves

  Our Spa Director, Jenny Hipwell, is a beauty and skincare guru. Each month, she reveals her top 5 favourite products for the month. Check out what she’s loving in July!   1. TOFINO TOWEL, $89.00-$99.00 Designed in BC, the Tofino Towel was designed with beauty and practicality in mind. The round, spacious design allows you to enjoy the sun [...]

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by / on July 11, 2017 at 11:26 am / in HOTEL

Guys Getaway

Bring the boys to Niagara-on-the-Lake and check out everything the town has to offer! We asked some local guys how they would spend a weekend here; check out what they recommend!   DAY ONE   Check In Welcome to Niagara-on-the-Lake! Check in, drop your bags, and take a load off before your weekend begins.   Niagara Dinner Head to downtown [...]

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by / on July 10, 2017 at 10:02 am / in HOTEL

Girl’s Getaway

Niagara on the Lake is the perfect place to plan a girl’s getaway! Full of fabulous food, amazing wine, and incredible shopping, check out how we would spend a weekend in Niagara-on-the-Lake (you know, if we didn’t already live here). DAY ONE   Arrival Welcome to Niagara-on-the-Lake! Check in, freshen up, treat yourself to a glass of bubbly on the [...]

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by / on June 27, 2017 at 3:33 pm / in HOTEL, INSPIRE

Celebrate Canada 150

Oh, Canada. You don’t look at a day over 100! As July 1st quickly approaches, we prepare to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. This year, cities all over the Niagara Region have stepped up their game to give Canada a 150 to remember. If you’re in the Niagara Region for Canada’s big day, here are some of the events you should [...]

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by / on June 21, 2017 at 1:33 pm / in CONFERENCE

Cool Ways to Kick Up Your Conference

At White Oaks, conferences don’t have to be boring. Bringing your company to a conference is definitely  an important way to get your team together to share successes, learn new skills, and, in some cases, build a better, tighter team or network.  But, bored delegates are unproductive, uncommunicative and unengaged, and ultimately, you are less likely to meet the goals [...]

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by / on June 16, 2017 at 1:42 pm / in SPA

Jenny’s June Faves

Jenny Hipwell is the Director of the Spa at White Oaks, a style maven, a skin guru, and one mighty fine shopper. Welcome to our new blog segment, Jenny’s Faves. A favourite from WO magazine, each month we’ll feature Jenny’s five favourite products of the moment that are available at our Spa! 1. amika: PERK UP DRY SHAMPOO, $31.20 As [...]

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by / on June 9, 2017 at 1:35 pm / in Uncategorized

Gretzky Estates Winery & Distillery

Last week, the White Oaks team went on a field trip to the new Wayne Gretzky Estates Winery & Distillery, and in honour of their official grand opening this weekend, we wanted to share our incredible experience with you! The property features two separate buildings, dedicated to whiskey and wine, respectively. We walked into the Distillery, which featured a retail [...]

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by / on May 31, 2017 at 1:36 pm / in FITNESS CLUB

Nick Sachvie: Squash Superstar

We heard recently that Nick Sachvie won the Men’s Canadian Open in squash and, of course, we did what we would do any time one of our junior players succeeds in their sport; we shared the news on Facebook, created a poster to go up on our Club Wall of Fame, and sent Nick a gift and congratulatory note. But [...]

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