Coming Soon: May Long Weekend! Victoria Day also known as May Long Weekend or May 2-4, is the quintessential Canadian harbinger of our beloved summer season. For many, it means ‘opening the cottage’ or being officially “allowed” to garden without fear of losing it all to frost. If you are not heading North or flexing […]
You had us at espresso… These gooey, fudgey treats are the perfect way to cool off while still getting your espresso fix during the hot summer months. Feel like a kid again as you work your way through this classic dessert with an adult twist! You could sub out the hazelnuts for almonds, pistachios, or […]
The warm weather and sunshine means one thing for residents of Kitchener-Waterloo… patios! There are so many beautiful patios offered by various restaurants and bars in the region that you could try a new one every day this summer (although we aren’t suggesting that you do!) Whether you’re looking for a quiet spot for a […]
As the beautiful weather continues, there’s lots to do in Kitchener! One of our favourite annual events is the TD Kitchener Blues Festival. Every August, a section of King Street by Kitchener City Hall is blocked off for a weekend and dedicated to blues bands, food trucks, and shopping. Catch a performance on the main stage, […]
Spring is finally in the air, which means it’s time to freshen up your daily caffeine fix! Sure, we’ll always love coffee. And boy, does it ever give you a reason to wake up in the morning. But with sunshine finally glowing strong throughout the day, it’s time to sip on something a little more […]
If you live in or around downtown Kitchener, you may have noticed that there is one vital component of summer that has been seriously lacking in the area… ice cream!! Sure, the occasional vanilla-dipped cone is available at one or two fast food places, and serves well enough for a quick fix. But if you’ve […]
With temperatures topping 30 this week, it’s time to focus on what really matters- pools! If you’re really lucky, you may live in a neighbourhood with its own outdoor pool, or even have one in your backyard. If not, never fear! Kitchener-Waterloo boasts a variety of indoor and outdoor pools to help you get through […]
Gardening doesn’t have to be hard! Cut down on labour time, control pesky insects, and help your plants grow with these handy tips! Our favourite: use leftover water from steaming veggies to water your potted patio plants! (The “vegetable soup” helps them grow). See all 14 tips and tricks from Paul James here!
The Trans Canada Trail (TCT) is the world’s longest network of recreational trails. When completed, the TCT will stretch 24, 000 kilometres from coast to coast- to coast! But we haven’t even reached the best part… this trail runs right through Waterloo Region, connecting Kitchener and Waterloo before continuing on to St. Jacobs. What trails are […]
Some of our favourite ideas for summer home decoration! Go all out at your family cottage, or add some breezy summer vibes to your home. 1. Hang Sheer Curtains Switch out your heavy winter drapes for light, flowing materials. Try whites, light greys, and subtle pastels for an easily matching colour scheme. If you’re feeling […]
Keeping Houseplants Alive when You’re Away When you go out of town, there are all number of places to look after your furry companions. In fact, the pet-care business is booming! However, the same options aren’t available for your houseplants. Leaving your plants alone for too long could result in a not-so-triumphant return from the tropics. […]
Get the latest trends in patio, deck and backyard design with tips from HGTV.com experts. Source: Trends in Backyard Design: What’s Hot Now | Landscaping Ideas and Hardscape Design | HGTV
Summer Time is Pool Time. Get yours ready this weekend! What if opening the pool was not a stressful task but an anticipated event the whole family could enjoy? Follow these instructions and helpful tips and you will be well prepared to turn the task into a well planned, organized activity. Afterwards? Goodtimes for everyone […]
Summer is just around the corner and with that comes the opportunity to enjoy one (or more) of Ontario’s many wineries. Whether you choose Lake Eerie or Lake Ontario wine country, here are all the tips and etiquette you need to enjoy the bounty that Ontario vintners have to offer this summer!