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Toronto’s Tour de Dufflet: No cake walk

School’s out and I couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than doing two of my favourite things: cycling and eating dessert!  Dufflet Pastries’ annual Tour de Dufflet during Bike Month lets you eat your sweets guilt free, as … Continue reading

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Five favourite things about Canada’s favourite spa

Upon entering the serene stone-walled grounds to Ste. Anne’s Spa in Grafton, Ontario, it’s easy to imagine stealing away into the transformed secret garden described in famous children’s author Frances Hodgson Burnett’s novel, The Secret Garden. Built in 1858 by … Continue reading

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Fall for cycling in Northumberland County

Switch gears this fall with an invigorating cycling trip in Ontario’s countryside. Autumn is the best time of year to push off on a cycling adventure. Make a day of it or book an overnight stay. What better way to … Continue reading

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Royal Reveal Party to Remember — Boy or Girl?

I’d like to think that Duchess Catherine’s family, founder of Party Pieces, would have by now hosted a Royal Reveal Party for the expectant couple. Reveal cakes are all the rage. When you cut into the cake something blue or … Continue reading

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Coastal Mountain High

Read my story GoodLife Unionville-Fall-winter2011-B.C.-Whistler on things to do and see in British Columbia. Go for the dim sum in Richmond, the desserts until midnight at Thiessen in Vancouver, the seafood in Steveston, and call it a night at Nita Lake Lodge in … Continue reading

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Peterborough & The Kawarthas – Ontario Lock 21 is the tallest liftlock in the world, and some say it’s haunted! This keylime cupcake with cream cheese icing is undoubtedly the best cupcake I’ve eaten. The owners love cycling just as much as … Continue reading

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