by / on June 28, 2016 at 3:08 pm / in DINING, HOTEL, INSPIRE

Buzzing About Our Bees

  The bees have arrived! After quite extensive research by our Executive Chef Michael Price, our Chef in Residence, Kyle Paton 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 [...]

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by / on January 21, 2016 at 11:25 am / in INSPIRE

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? [...]

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by / on January 4, 2016 at 12:48 pm / in INSPIRE

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 [...]

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by / on November 13, 2015 at 4:16 pm / in FITNESS CLUB, INSPIRE

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 [...]

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by / on September 4, 2015 at 4:36 pm / in FITNESS CLUB, INSPIRE

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 [...]

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by / on June 2, 2015 at 3:36 pm / in HOTEL, INSPIRE, Uncategorized

Rad Dad Gifts

Remember last Father’s Day when your husband got so excited about that tie you got him? No you don’t…because it didn’t happen. In fact, when he opened that box, it was the yawn heard ‘round the world. Let’s see if we can do better this year, shall we? We’ve assembled seven savvy suggestions to help you knock his socks off [...]

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by / on November 18, 2014 at 5:44 pm / in FITNESS CLUB, INSPIRE

Holly Jolly November

There I was…on November 13, innocently reaching for a jar of Ovaltine on the supermarket shelf when it hit me. I was singing “Holly Jolly Christmas.” Why? Because the Sobey’s in-store music system was pumping that peppy little holiday tune directly into my brain. Did I mention it was November 13?! Believe me when I tell you that I’m a [...]

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by / on October 31, 2014 at 11:14 am / in FITNESS CLUB, INSPIRE

Yoga Go Girl

I remember feeling somewhat awe-struck when a friend of mine posted this picture on my Facebook wall a little over a year ago. Granted, when she posted it, it was accompanied by a sassy comment about the pants having silicone grip to prevent me from falling on my face. While I was indeed intrigued by the grippy tights (she knows [...]

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by / on September 23, 2014 at 10:27 am / in INSPIRE

Guatemala: Naked & Afraid

Lights and camera aside, this could make for a great reality TV moment. I only wish I was making this up… It had been a typical afternoon in el Tizate Guatemala with the building team. Finished up the painting project in town of Parromos, took a break for lunch with a host family and then back up to the construction [...]

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by / on August 15, 2014 at 4:56 pm / in HOTEL, INSPIRE

Niagara the Fruitiful

  Gluttony. It’s one of the seven deadly sins – yes? If that’s so, then I’m destined to fry in the proverbial fiery furnace, all thanks to fruit season in Niagara. From the first strawberries in the spring to the last pears and apples of the fall, I gorge daily and unashamedly. Yes, I’m a fruit pig – the lady [...]

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