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    of the not for profit association and not other unrelated commercial entities Holiday pampering in Niagara on the Lake Ontario Tuesday December 4th 2012 The holidays are an ideal time for self indulgence and I intend to leverage that for all it s worth Niagara on the Lake sparkles with luxurious spas wineries restaurants and B Bs so there s no better place to zone into a relaxed holiday mood For unique wine country spa treatments I look to OSpa at the Oban Inn 100 Fountain Spa at Pillar and Post and Secret Garden Spa at the Prince of Wales Hotel At the moment I m eyeing a decadent body wrap with champagne essence and a blackberry hand massage The heated pools and hot springs at 100 Fountain Spa are perfect pampering places for wintry days As for indulging in cuisine and libations I see that the Epicurean is offering international specials on Wednesdays and Thursdays until December 20 On these nights you re encouraged to bring your own wine no corkage fees Or you can take a bacchanalian expedition around town to explore various wine lounges such as Bacchus Lounge Vintages Wine Bar and Lounge and Churchill Lounge As a serious movie buff I also plan to treat myself to the Shaw Festival Film Series running every Friday and Saturday until February 15 I m particularly looking forward to the documentaries which include Searching for Sugar Man and Diana Vreeland The Eye Has to Travel And for the first time Gathering Niagara s Lunchmarket has organized yummy lunches from local food trucks before the Saturday films For more pampering ideas and coupons feel free to tap into your B B hosts local knowledge They re always pleased to share Posted by E Lisa Moses This is the one and only official website of the Niagara on the Lake B B Association Members listed on this site have undergone health and safety inspections are legally licensed to operate as a B B and meet all the required standards set out by the association If you prefer to book online this option also ensures that commissions go back into the association s coffers for the benefit of all members of the not for profit association and not other unrelated commercial entities Holiday events in Niagara on the Lake Ontario Monday November 12th 2012 The winter holiday season in Niagara on the Lake NOTL always puts me in a festive mood I ve been spotted dancing in the streets more than once I ve also been taken home in a chauffeur driven limousine from Niagara Classic Transport whose team welcomes one and all to their Christmas Open House on December 14 Some of this year s events and celebrations are tied into the 200 th anniversary of the War of 1812 These include the annual Rotary Club Holiday House Tour on November 30 and December 1 On November 30 you can also join local choirs on a candlelight stroll of historical old

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  • Previewing the 2013 Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    Vehicle Tours Cycle Tours Rentals See more details Niagara Vintage Wine Tours See more details Blog Previewing the 2013 Shaw Festival in Niagara on the Lake Ontario Thursday Jan 10th 2013 Blog For the past decade the Shaw Festival has integrated contemporary works into the playbill along with enduring classics from George Bernard Shaw s era This season we ll be treated to the creations of important contemporary playwrights Brian Friel Tom Stoppard John Murrell and Adam Guettel Tom Stoppard s Arcadia runs at the Studio Theatre from July 14 to September 7 Here s a quick overview Faith Healer Brian Friel previews June 13 Stars Jim Mezon Corrine Kozlo and Peter Krantz Arcadia Tom Stoppard previews July 14 Stars Diana Donnelly Gray Powell Kate Besworth Martin Happer Patrick McManus The cast also includes Andrew Bunker Harveen Sandhu and Nicole Underhay This is Stoppard s début at the Shaw Festival Peace in Our Time A Comedy John Murrell previews May 19 Stars Sanjay Talwar Jeff Meadows Patrick Galligan and Diana Donnelly The Light in the Piazza book by Craig Lucas music and lyrics by Adam Guettel previews July 4 Stars Patty Jamieson Josh Young Jacqueline Thair Juan Chioran Kaylee Harwood Julain Molnar and Kelly Wong The Shaw Festival continues to expand its programming with events and seminars and tours and groups A highlight for me is always a stop at Bernard s for gift items and curiosities I also appreciate the Ways to Save Program And while I have always subscribed to the Festival s online magazine Backstage Pass I see it now offers a chance to win two tickets to a performance Posted by E Lisa Moses This is the one and only official website of the Niagara on the Lake B B Association Members listed on this site

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  • Preview of 2013 in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    snowflurries and a heart warming wine country winter A quick scout of upcoming events has me filling my social calendar pretty quickly Here s a sample of what s in store Winter in Wine Country Over the next two months the Wineries of Niagara on the Lake NOTL are making the most of winter by staging unforgettably decadent events January is Icewine Festival month while February has become famous for the Days of Wine and Chocolate New approaches in pairings and tastes are on the menu I ll share some of those with you in upcoming blogs The annual Icewine Festival is one of NOTL s winter highlights Shaw Festival The general public can start buying tickets to the 2013 Shaw Festival on January 9 via fax mail or the Festival website From January 12 onward you can buy them in person as well Watch for Shaw 2013 season news in an upcoming blog The Shaw Festival Film Series continues until February 16 with yummy pre show eats from Gathering Niagara s Lunchmarket local food trucks and vendors Eat Drink Play Gathering Niagara continues to ramp up social events such as a late January Singles Mingle and neo Calypso concert at the Old Winery Continuing events include the CounterCulture Supper Club and SoMe Kaffeeklatsch You can follow Gathering Niagara on Twitter gatheringniagara For art lovers and historians RiverBrink Art Museum remains open during the winter for the first time in its history The popular featured exhibition Riverbrink s War of 1812 is on display until the end of March For additional news and views on the NOTL social scene be sure to tap into your Niagara B B hosts local knowledge And of course there s nothing like putting your feet up in front of a cozy B B fireplace

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  • Holiday pampering in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    Blog Holiday pampering in Niagara on the Lake Ontario Tuesday Dec 4th 2012 Blog The holidays are an ideal time for self indulgence and I intend to leverage that for all it s worth Niagara on the Lake sparkles with luxurious spas wineries restaurants and B Bs so there s no better place to zone into a relaxed holiday mood For unique wine country spa treatments I look to OSpa at the Oban Inn 100 Fountain Spa at Pillar and Post and Secret Garden Spa at the Prince of Wales Hotel At the moment I m eyeing a decadent body wrap with champagne essence and a blackberry hand massage The heated pools and hot springs at 100 Fountain Spa are perfect pampering places for wintry days As for indulging in cuisine and libations I see that the Epicurean is offering international specials on Wednesdays and Thursdays until December 20 On these nights you re encouraged to bring your own wine no corkage fees Or you can take a bacchanalian expedition around town to explore various wine lounges such as Bacchus Lounge Vintages Wine Bar and Lounge and Churchill Lounge As a serious movie buff I also plan to treat myself to the Shaw Festival Film Series running every Friday and Saturday until February 15 I m particularly looking forward to the documentaries which include Searching for Sugar Man and Diana Vreeland The Eye Has to Travel And for the first time Gathering Niagara s Lunchmarket has organized yummy lunches from local food trucks before the Saturday films For more pampering ideas and coupons feel free to tap into your B B hosts local knowledge They re always pleased to share Posted by E Lisa Moses This is the one and only official website of the Niagara on the Lake B

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  • Holiday events in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    of the War of 1812 These include the annual Rotary Club Holiday House Tour on November 30 and December 1 On November 30 you can also join local choirs on a candlelight stroll of historical old town For information call 905 468 1950 And at St Mark s Anglican Church where ghosts of 1812 are said to roam you can attend the annual Christmas Spice luncheon and purchase charming gifts for your favourite people For reservations call Gillian at 905 468 3123 I ve just found out that the RiverBrink Art Museum for the first time in its history will be open during the winter Exhibitions extended to the end of March 2013 are RiverBrink s War of 1812 Portraits from the Collection L autoportrait Self portrait A Circle of Friends The Canadian Art Club and Scenes of Martyrdom The Death of Wolfe Also on my list of things to try is the swish new CounterCulture Supper Club put on by the Gathering Niagara organization This series features cutting edge cuisine by famous Niagara chefs every Friday between 5 and 9 p m at Coffee Roasters in Niagara on the Lake Wineries of Niagara on the Lake An integral part of the holiday fun for me is wine country s merry offerings of libations and gift items I find special treats at the annual Stocking Days of Christmas event during December The event provides access to new and limited releases while most wineries have unique vintages available only on site great gifts for wine lovers During Diamond Estates the Winery s 12 Days of Christmas you can develop your own signature cocktail maybe even win the prize for the most creative concoction Sights and lights The holiday lights of Niagara on the Lake make for a breathtaking stroll around town

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  • Wining and dining in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    2012 Blog There s never a dull gastronomic moment in Niagara on the Lake NOTL To get an early start on some entertaining ideas for the holidays I created my own little food and wine tasting tour around town The Niagara College teaching restaurant Benchmark and Teaching Winery are ideal spots for concocting creative holiday dining ideas Here some ideas that have inspired my holiday table 1 RARE LIBATIONS FROM THESE FAMILY OWNED BOUTIQUE WINERIES Frogpond Farm Organic Winery The only certified organic winery in Ontario Five Rows Craft Wine Co owner Wes Lowry tells me that the vineyard s small 600 case production allows him and his parents to personally tend to each vine hand label each bottle and meet each visitor through intimate tasting sessions in our barn Between the Lines Family Estate Winery Niagara style wines created by brothers Yannick and Greg Wertsch from the best of the old and new worlds 2 MAIN COURSES FROM VARIOUS NOTL RESTAURANTS INCLUDING Thai coconut curry from Ginger Restaurant Maple Chop n Chicken from the Little Red Rooster Restaurant a chicken breast and pork chop grilled with maple BBQ sauce Rosetta pasta rolled with mortadella artichoke hearts sundried tomatoes and mozzarella from Ristorante Giardino 3 GRAND FINALE DESSERTS Some of executive chef Jason Dobbie s delightful concoctions at Zee s Sinfully rich ice cream from Cows Decadent desserts from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory For professionally presented tasting experiences Taste the Season is ideal Every weekend in November NOTL s wineries will entertain and educate you with seasonal food and wine pairings And remember some of the finest food is served at Niagara B Bs Some B B owners are also trained chefs who may be coaxed to share some of their culinary secrets Posted by E Lisa Moses This is

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  • Blog | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    new dimension says MacNeill the brewery s marketing manager Craft beer consumers have a lot in common with fine wine consumers so Oast House is using the winery model by offering tours tastings and special events including brewmaster s dinners MacNeill tells me the brewery has enlisted local farmers to grow its hops Like the terroir wines whose tastes vary with different soils we plant hops in three different locations on the bench in the interior and by the lake he says Brewmaster Kevin Somerville brings credentials from North American and European schools and has worked at the Niagara College Brewing Program You can follow Oast House Brewers on Facebook and Twitter Niagara Oast House Brewers will soon open on Niagara Stone Road Wine country tasting events October and November Tuesday to Sunday Taste the Town A 2 5 hour walking tour to sample some of Niagara on the Lake s yummiest eats and learn more about the history and culture of this charming town November 3 Taste of the Good Life at Jackson Triggs Niagara Estate Fine wine culinary delights and memorable experiences Proceeds to Hospice Niagara November weekends Taste the Season featuring a seasonally inspired VQA wine and food pairing at each of the 28 member wineries Touring passes you can use on any weekends during November are now on sale A portion of the proceeds goes to Newark Neighbours And don t forget to ask your Niagara B B hosts to dig into their goody bags for guest coupons that you can use in various places around town Posted by E Lisa Moses This is the one and only official website of the Niagara on the Lake B B Association Members listed on this site have undergone health and safety inspections are legally licensed to operate as a B B and meet all the required standards set out by the association If you prefer to book online this option also ensures that commissions go back into the association s coffers for the benefit of all members of the not for profit association and not other unrelated commercial entities Culture and heritage update Niagara on the Lake Ontario Thursday September 20th 2012 I m pleased to report a noteworthy development on the Niagara B B scene the Heritage Ambassador program Spearheaded by the Niagara Historical Museum niagarahistorical museum this is offered exclusively to B B and vacation rental owners who are members of the Niagara on the Lake Bed Breakfast Association Amy Klassen administrator for the Niagara Historical Society Museum points out Continue reading More 1812 bicentennial celebrations in Niagara on the Lake Ontario Wednesday September 5th 2012 The War of 1812 lasted for three years so bicentennial celebrations in Niagara on the Lake NOTL will extend into 2014 I m happy to see this since I did miss a few of these colourful events One of my favourite pastimes is ambling through cemeteries to get a feel for history from those who have gone before us A

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  • Holiday shopping in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario | Niagara Bed & Breakfast
    m poised to shop for gifts in Niagara on the Lake NOTL The main streets of Old Town are a treasure trove of unique wares in every price range There you ll find arts and crafts fashions and footwear food and wine home décor items and great ideas for host hostess gifts Farther afield the big malls beckon Picard s Peanuts and Country Store has enticing ideas for holiday gifts I m planning to start my shopping spree in style at the elegant November 15 fashion show fundraiser for the Niagara Pumphouse Visual Art Centre The show at the Queen s Landing Hotel features women s and men s clothing from Niagara on the Lake NOTL boutiques and includes a luncheon Tickets are 50 each from the Pumphouse office 905 468 5455 But fashions are only a part of what the town has to offer The NOTL Chamber of Commerce website has a comprehensive listing of merchants When I feel like tackling big malls I usually visit Canada One Factory Outlets in Niagara Falls or The Pen Centre in St Catharines I also like to give experiences as gifts to special people These include cultural events that I can share with them such as the Shaw Festival or the November 9 Sarah Harmer concert for Wells of Hope And in 2013 the continuing War of 1812 bicentennial celebrations provide opportunities to give historical experiences as well Of course no shopping day is complete without a satisfying lunch Three eateries I ve recently enjoyed include Hillebrand s Trius Winery Restaurant Corks Winebar and Eatery The Olde Angel Inn Pub Niagara B B owners have also told me about out of the ordinary retailers and galleries in the area So be sure to tap into their local knowledge for deals steals and

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