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by / on October 7, 2013 at 10:55 am / in FITNESS CLUB

College Fitness

Starting out at college is a time of excitement, anticipation, and oftentimes, extreme nervousness. One of the biggest sources of anxiety for students is unrelated to academics…a large percentage of students greatly fear the famous and dreaded freshman 15. The truth is, this isn’t an irrational fear: Most college students will gain between 15 and 25 pounds by the end [...]

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by / on September 30, 2013 at 11:25 am / in INSPIRE

Good Day’s Work

My father, a small town doctor, used to say, “The best cure for insomnia is a good day’s work!”  Never one for going to the gym, my dad was nevertheless one of the healthiest and most active people I’ve ever known. He gardened, built furniture, fished, canoed, shoveled snow, raked leaves…you name it…he did it. And he never had a [...]

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by / on September 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm / in DINING

LIV Restaurant Wins Golden Plate

LIV Restaurant at White Oaks Resort in Niagara-on-the-Lake is proud to announce adding another award to its collection. In a recent ceremony, the popular Niagara fine dining spot was honoured with the coveted Golden Plate from Les Clefs d’Or Canada, the Hotel Concierge Society. The yearly award is given out to a restaurant that demonstrates a commitment to dining excellence, [...]

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by / on September 9, 2013 at 10:23 am / in FITNESS CLUB

You Are Your Thoughts

The simple reality is that our language and thoughts offer a framework for meaning. Think on this powerful idea for a second: your words and thoughts determine your reality. If you call an obstacle a “problem” or “a mess,” you will create a different emotional state within you than if you call the issue “an opportunity” or “a challenge that [...]

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by / on August 23, 2013 at 11:34 am / in SPA

Daily Beauty Routine – Ask the Expert

Over the past year or so I’ve been asked by many to detail for them my daily beauty routine. It truly depends on the season and how much time I have in the morning. Anyone who knows me well knows that I’m not exactly a morning person. I made the complete switch to natural and organic products roughly 8 months [...]

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by / on July 29, 2013 at 10:32 am / in HOTEL

Get Outside

So…the sun’s shining, the wind is warm and you’re on holiday. Get outside, you crazy thing you! It’s summer! If you have a bike, a pair of rollerblades or even just a pair of walking shoes, you’re in luck. Niagara is connected to one of the longest trail systems in Canada. If the mood strikes you, you can wander right [...]

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by / on July 19, 2013 at 3:59 pm / in SPA

Sheer Sunscreen Joy

Finally, summer is here and we are getting some beeea-u-tiful weather! What better way to enjoy it than to get outside and soak up that sunshine. My summer activities include concerts, concerts and more concerts – all outdoors of course. We all know that it is extremely important to protect your skin on sunny days but one of the biggest [...]

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by / on July 9, 2013 at 2:24 pm / in DINING, HOTEL

Niagara Winery Bike Tour

I’ve lived in Niagara my whole life – well most of my life, minus 6 years spent in Toronto – and I have just this year gone on my first wine tour. Can you believe it? I can’t. Why did I wait so long?! Although, I use the term “wine tour” loosely here, it was more of a “wine adventure.” [...]

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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 June 24, 2013 at 9:18 am / in INSPIRE

Cleaning Up My Act

Boy oh boy…there’s nothing a writer loves more than an opportunity for a great big juicy metaphor. Yup. We just love comparing one thing to another – makes us seem really…uh…profound. So…let me tell you about the pressure washer my husband got for his birthday. After waiting for the required it’s-your-present-so-you-get-to-use-it-first period, I finally got my turn this weekend. Largely [...]

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