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by / on February 8, 2012 at 9:38 pm / in DINING

A Night In

No surprise that certain foods make you wax nostalgic. Crock pots can easily transport you back to 1979 and your mom’s newest soup-can-recipe – 1,001 things to do with cream-o-mushroom… but this month, I set my sights on whipping up a swanky crock pot version of the French classic: Boeuf Bourguignon. This was settled upon after discarding my initial idea [...]

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by / on February 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm / in FITNESS CLUB

Nutrition Challenged

What a Challenge! This past fall, we hosted a 12 week “Body Transformation” Challenge for our members. Now normally this isn’t newsworthy as we have been hosting similar type challenges for the past 6 years. This one however was different, very different. For the very first time, the Challenge included comprehensive, one-on-one fitness training AND nutrition coaching…delivered in weekly sessions. [...]

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by / on February 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm / in DINING

Warm Up to Ice Wine

There’s a richness in our Niagara soil and a warmth in the air that produces some of the finest grapes in the world – and some of the best wines.  Sharing the same latitude with the wine-growing regions of France, Italy, Germany and Northern California, Niagara is home to more than 80 wineries – and they’re all eager to throw [...]

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by / on February 8, 2012 at 4:08 pm / in CONFERENCE

Minute To Win It

As I was preparing for this program, thoughts of anticipation and apprehension were entering my mind. I know I love the “Minute to Win” type challenges, but I was unsure if the group of more than 200 delegates was going to love it just as much. The group was given an opportunity to experience what Niagara has to offer. Various [...]

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

No Time for the Gym!

We hear all the time that people just cannot find the time to get into the gym.  With these quick tips you can make the most of the shorter time you have these days to get in a workout! Shorten: You’re on a mission. Approach the gym like a battlefield…get in, get ‘er done and get out. Break that 60-minute [...]

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by / on February 8, 2012 at 4:07 pm / in DINING

Copper Skillet: Spencer’s 15 Minutes

I recently assisted with the organization of an amazing event we hosted here at White Oaks for the first time.  The Canadian Copper Skillet Chef Competition where chefs from conference centres belonging to the prestigious International Association of Conference Centers compete to be top chef if Canada.  The winner of this iron chef style cooking competition then competes against chefs [...]

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by / on February 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm / in WEDDING

New Wedding Hues

Okay, so you’ve decided to the tie the knot..what’s the first thing that you want to do? Find the dress, of course!  It is every brides dream to find the perfect dress for that special day but, things have changed when it comes to choosing. While white is usually the colour of choice, more and more brides are steering away [...]

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by / on February 8, 2012 at 4:06 pm / in INSPIRE

Consumption Gumption

Okay, so Christmas is over, and most – and then some – of the bucks are spent. I guess we’ll have to buckle down with the rest and shift to savvy luxury, at least until the Visa man gets his dough. But then again, the simplest pleasures in life really don’t cost much… Hopefully (!) you did get your new [...]

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by / on February 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm / in HOTEL

The Party’s Never Over in Niagara

You know what’s great about living in Niagara? Everything! We can enjoy all the fun of one of the world’s most famous attractions and barely have to spend a dollar on gas to get there. The whole sideshow is right in our own backyard. Where else in the world can you strap on a pair of rental skates and swoop [...]

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