Articles by: Jennifer Schmaltz
is new to the writing scene, but has long-been a verbose, arty-wordy-type-chick. A (newish) mum of one, she is always looking for keen ways to make life for her little family fan-tas-tic. There's no telling where her next misadventure in living well will lead.

by / on January 21, 2014 at 12:09 pm / in CONFERENCE, DINING

Brown Bagging it… WO-style

There’s a new lunch bag in White Oaks Town… and they are flying off the shelves. It’s a miracle these pics aren’t filled with the hungry hands that quickly snapped up these newly designed fun and fresh lunch vessels. But… it’s a private party people! Only on-site conference delegates are on the inside track to receiving this hefty bag of [...]

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by / on June 26, 2013 at 5:01 pm / in DINING

Summer Wine

It’s summer time and the drinking is easy (and responsible … of course). Wine cocktails are a light and refreshing alternative to their liquor based cousins, and can often be whipped up in batches, for maximum chilling, chatting and enjoying. Here are some clever twists on three tried and true classics, starring Niagara wines (Naturally!) for you to test-drive this [...]

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by / on February 15, 2013 at 9:30 am / in WEDDING

Belle of a Ballroom

Not everyone wants an understated affair. Some couples want to layer glitz on glamour, add in a dash of opulence… and for good measure a generous sprinkling of absolute luxury to top it off. If that is your style, then that is what you shall get when your lavish reception is held in the aptly named Imperial Ballroom. The palette [...]

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by / on December 30, 2012 at 12:20 pm / in WEDDING

A Splash of Romance

In any season this fresh splash of blue denotes consummate luxury and romance. We think that it would look equally fantastic in Winter (with snowflakes, faux fur and mercury glass) or in Spring (with taffeta, heirloom lace and white lilacs). Either way it is fantastic! This gorgeous space – The Upper Studio – lends itself to any colour palette, from [...]

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by / on October 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm / in WEDDING

Summer of Love

Fall leaves may be swirling about and our furry friends are squirreling away their winter supplies, but you – lucky brides & grooms of the future – are seasons ahead, planning your gorgeous 2013 Summer Wedding. Can you hear it? The birds are chirping. Can you see it? The grass is verdant and freshly clipped. Can you smell the sweet [...]

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by / on June 18, 2012 at 7:55 pm / in DINING, INSPIRE

Patio Mojo

Can you feel it? The need to get outside and take in all the rays, breezes, buzzing and chirping possible? Outdoor living is hotter that ever. I think, mainly because of all of the cool furniture and décor you can buy, but also because of global warming (so do cut down on those disposable plates). I resisted the outdoor mega-trend [...]

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by / on May 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm / in INSPIRE

For the Birds

Everyone gets pumped up about blooms and blossoms this time of year. Don’t get me wrong… I love to see the first bulbs poking up their pretty heads, but I don’t think I will ever tire of watching chubby little robin red breast hop and scurry around the lawn in search of worms and dryer lint. This in itself is [...]

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by / on April 7, 2012 at 9:00 am / in INSPIRE

Wings of Change

A wise person once said to me (of course they were quoting some previous wise-guy) that the only thing that we can be certain of in life is change. Don’t think about it too hard, because 1. it will hurt your brain, and 2. it’s going to happen any way. So I was thinking, why not harness the power, and [...]

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by / on March 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm / in INSPIRE

Orange You Glad

As the old knock-knock punch line goes… Orange you glad I didn’t say Banana? Well for all of you out there who look gorgeous in juicy, delicious shades of citrus… this spring’s primo palette is for you. Personally, whether it’s orange or banana – up against my skin – both fruits are equally unflattering. I guess I’ll have to ‘settle’ [...]

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by / on February 25, 2012 at 9:47 am / in FITNESS CLUB

Ain’t Life Grande!

It seems like a life-time ago, I answered an ad – with fingers crossed and heart pounding – for ‘Graphic Designer at White Oaks’. It was a pretty clever angle, luring potential hires in with visions of lattes and tennis matches dancing in their heads. Truth be told, they had me at coffee. Lucky for me, I was hired… and [...]

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