Post Tagged with: "featured"

by / on March 18, 2012 at 7:00 pm / in FITNESS CLUB

Family Exercise (Fun’ercise)

Not only is it hard to get oneself into an exercise routine, it’s even harder to get your whole family to do so. My wife and three children and I are at completely different stages of growth and development. We all have different fitness needs and different schedules(school/work/etc). I’ve tried various ways over the years to work out as a family [...]

Read more ›
by / on March 14, 2012 at 7:00 pm / in HOTEL

Backyard Tourist Fun

Play tourist in your own backyard! So…the kids are antsy and your fuse is getting shorter.  The whines in your worlds don’t go with cheese! They’re booooored. What is there to doooooooo? Plenty. Tell those little ingrates to be happy they’re living in one of the great vacation capitals of the world – and then prove that statement right by [...]

Read more ›
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’ [...]

Read more ›
by / on March 8, 2012 at 4:30 pm / in SPA

Mission In-SPA-sibble: Guy at the Spa

Men are ritualistic creatures. They like to eat the same thing for lunch everyday and read the same section of the paper first. Even rituals that one might consider an indication of a deeper underlying instability, like wearing the same pair of playoff socks for two months straight without washing them, seem perfectly logical to males. So what exactly is [...]

Read more ›
by / on March 5, 2012 at 2:00 pm / in WEDDING

Wedding Budget Blues?

As the planning begins for your big day, dollar signs start running through your mind. (and your mothers, fathers, in-laws, neighbors, dog…. you get the point!)    One way to cut down on the costs of your nuptials is to break away from the same old, same old Saturday wedding – hold your wedding on a Friday or Sunday! A point [...]

Read more ›
by / on March 2, 2012 at 5:01 pm / in INSPIRE

Let Er Zip

I very desperately want to write a blog that goes in our “Inspiration” section.  How great would it be to inspire?  But  I have not overcome anything, I have not accomplished anything truly great, I have not climbed up a mountain or a big hill or learned a lost language or persevered and discovered a cure for anything.  I’m just [...]

Read more ›
by / on February 29, 2012 at 9:21 am / in FITNESS CLUB

Winter Warm Ups

We often choose jump feet first into our exercise sessions without incorporating a proper warm-up but fail to realize that we are not serving our bodies well with this approach, especially in colder temperatures.  We like to blame our less than optimal performances on other factors.  “I’m just tired,” “Maybe I haven’t eaten properly today,” or “I haven’t trained enough.” [...]

Read more ›
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 [...]

Read more ›
by / on February 22, 2012 at 5:01 pm / in WEDDING

Look Before You Leap

If you’re looking forward to more temperate March winds and pretty flowers popping up here and there, you’ll have to wait a whole extra day this leap year. On the upside, any of you gals looking for a little foothold for snagging your man – yes, I’m talking proposing marriage – then February 29th is your day. Not that in [...]

Read more ›
by / on February 21, 2012 at 11:26 am / in DINING

LIV Restaurant Named Diner’s Choice

Setting the tone for new culinary explorations of fresh local ingredients and wine pairings throughout the past decade, LIV Restaurant at White Oaks has been no stranger to awards and distinctions. It has consistently set itself apart from it’s peers by garnering lavish praise and awards while at the same time, not shying away from it’s Niagara roots. 2012 has [...]

Read more ›