TOP LEFT Carolyn Gummo, City Revival. TOP RIGHT Gudrun Gallo, Frugal and Company. BOTTOM RIGHT David Wheatley and Meghan Van Horne, Regent Cafe
customers go to France, and New York, and they all come back saying there is no place like City Revival. It’s a really wonderful, special store. People are totally thrilled by the experience.” With its vibrant energy and vintage vibe, Frugal & Company rounds out the shopping experience Picton has to offer. “There is something for everyone,” promises store owner Gudrun Gallo. “We have a lot of interesting things that people will want to pick up for themselves or for gift giving.” The store, staged with refurbished furniture and home décor, also offers gourmet food and bath products. Frugal & Company is an antique store of sorts, but with a little bit of funkiness, and a discerning eye for something more interesting than your grandmother’s antiques. “I like good lines and good
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colours… things that speak to people and that are one-off things, really hard to find,” says Gallo.
Dining Decisions Becoming a popular food and wine region, it wouldn’t be right leaving without experiencing some of Picton’s unique restaurants and cafés. Always sure to delight customers’ taste buds, the Regent Café serves up a warm and cozy environment with its robin’s egg blue walls and the scent of homemade soup simmering on the stove. In the morning, the scent of freshly baked pastries fills the air. “Everything is made with just as much love as skill,” says owner and manager David Wheatley, who co-owns the high-end bistro with his wife, chef Meghan Van Horne.