Relaxing Weekend Getaway in Port Hope, Ontario

Ganaraska River in Port Hope

Selfie over the Ganaraska River in Port Hope

August 10-11, 2019:  Another summer weekend, another beautiful weekend to get away to Ontario’s favourite small town. 🙂

Port Hope is a small town just an hour’s drive from the Greater Toronto Area that boosts the best preserved historic downtown area and many great spots for sightseeing, family friendly activities, restaurants and cafes, shopping, and scenic views.  We took an easy weekend to enjoy what Port Hope Continue reading

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Consider turning off your air conditioning unit

I write this post as I hear my next door neighbour’s constantly churning AC unit through my open windows. It’s not even hot tonight, and the perpetual blasts of wind outside tonight are so cool and refreshing. Why do you need to have your air conditioning on?!  Continue reading

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Yoga Bodies (formerly Hot Yoga Wellness Richmond Hill)

First of all, RIP to Hot Yoga Wellness Richmond Hill. This yoga studio at Leslie and 16th has recently been acquired by a new owner and revamped into “Yoga Bodies” (which already seems to have a prior location in Vaughan).  Continue reading

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The Feast of St. Lawrence 2019 – Dinner under the Stars – Media Walking Food Tour Preview

The Feast of St. Lawrence’s Dinner 2019

The Feast of St. Lawrence’s Dinner 2019

July 20, 2019:  I’m thankful to be invited on this year’s walking tour again to preview some of the restaurants that will be participating in this year’s The Feast of St. Lawrence “Dinner under the Stars” event, a six-course sit-down feast for 250 people with wine, beer, and whisky pairing right on Front Street in downtown Toronto in support of Second Harvest.

Tickets are on sale right now for the Friday, August 9, 2019 event (6 to 11 p.m.) for $200 per person at FeastofStLawrence.caContinue reading

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Port Hope FAM Tour Trip 2019 (things to do and see)

Things to do in Port Hope, Ontario

Things to do in Port Hope, Ontario

July 13 and 14, 2019:

All thanks to the Municipality of Port Hope for organizing yet another splendid, fun-filled, and memorable weekend!  All activities in the itinerary were arranged and sponsored by their Marketing & Tourism board.

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SCENIC coffee + brunch (Brunch inside Initium)

SCENIC coffee + brunch

SCENIC coffee + brunch located at 8241 Woodbine Ave. Unit #7 in Markham

June 3, 2019:  Here is another new-ish restaurant that serves brunch in Markham!  SCENIC coffee + brunch is located inside Initium Salon.  The salon is located on Woodbine Avenue but nestled inside a row of plazas (near the Costco) that you cannot drive into from Woodbine Avenue itself.  You have to drive on the road behind the plaza Continue reading

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