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by / on August 29, 2012 at 7:52 pm / in DINING

The Chef’s Garden

For many restaurants, fresh ingredients are something much talked about, but end up being more mythological than real when the food is finally served. Quite the opposite at LIV Restaurant, where Executive Chef Michael Price has held firm on his philosophy that fresh local ingredients are a key component to any gourmet meal. Not only does LIV take advantage of [...]

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by / on August 23, 2012 at 4:30 pm / in HOTEL

White Oaks Goes Runway

Amongst the chatter and hub of guests flowing through White Oaks Resort in August and September, it might be a little easier to hear the click of the shutter and catch the light of flashbulbs. As timing would have it, several key photoshoots are happening at the same time across the property. Just wrapped is a week long series of [...]

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by / on July 30, 2012 at 6:01 am / in CONFERENCE

Making Grand Events

It’s always the little things that count. Especially when it comes to planning a good event, little details can turn out to be the ones that matter most! You gotta give props to good props. For any type of event, whether it be conference, daymeeting, banquet, team building or wedding, subtle touches to the decor add your personalized flair, and [...]

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by / on July 20, 2012 at 10:03 am / in HOTEL, INSPIRE

Niagara’s Bounty

I went to the grocery store the other day and had my attitude adjusted. Thought I’d pick up a bag of milk – it was $16.00 for three liters. Yup. And the bottle of ketchup I looked at was $14.99 – no kidding. And three, tiny, pale triangles of under-ripe watermelon on a Styrofoam tray? A stunning $3.99. Where was [...]

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by / on July 13, 2012 at 3:09 pm / in HOTEL

Sounds of Summer

The Sounds of Summer are alive and well in Niagara this year…perhaps even a little bit louder than usual. After a big kick-off that saw the Tragically Hip playing a Canada Day concert in Niagara-on-the-Lake to a crowd of over 30,000 people, Summer 2012 shows no signs of letting up on live music. If you find yourself on a short or [...]

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by / on July 8, 2012 at 8:00 pm / in WEDDING

Wedding Cake Pops

Having a beautiful cake, with a bride and groom sitting at the top gazing adoringly at each other is a steadfast tradition at a wedding. But a new cake trend is popping up at weddings in Niagara this summer. Move over 3-tier wedding cakes and get out of the way delicate cupcakes because now, cake pops are taking over the [...]

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by / on July 4, 2012 at 8:07 pm / in FITNESS CLUB

S’UP? Yoga…

Waikiki is for surfers. From the minute the sun peeks over the horizon in the morning to when it dips down over the mountains in the evening, they are there. Waiting. For that ubiquitous and yet elusive next wave. They are poetry in motion. Their bodies may be the finest display of core training there is (without a single abdominal [...]

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by / on June 28, 2012 at 3:00 pm / in HOTEL

Shaw Fest Best

Ragtime is playing at the Shaw Festival Theatre in Niagara on the Lake this year and as White Oaks Resort is one of their tourism partners, I was lucky enough to get an invite to their Tourism Night! I love musicals of any kind, being a former music student, back in my youth…way back, I might add. Yes, way, way [...]

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by / on June 22, 2012 at 4:05 pm / in SPA

Summer Skin Shine

Summertime is the undisputed seasonal champ for kicking-back and relaxing. The warm weather, the longer days, and the glorious sun!  For Canadians, after a long winter hibernation, summer sun is more anticipated than the next iPhone release. And as you spend hours basking in its warm glow outside, whether lounging or playing, your skin is being exposed to some not [...]

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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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