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PUBLISHER Lana L. Breier

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Now that we're heading towards spring, the increasingly sunny days give us hope that winter will soon be a distant memory. All in all, it hasn't been a bad winter, but days of relentless snow followed by dramatically warmer temperatures and rain – all within the space of a week – have made this season an exercise in endurance. Fortunately, there's plenty to look forward to in April. The annual London Spring Home and Garden Show, now in its 37th year, takes place from April 19 to 21. The show is a microcosm of trends that are occurring in the marketplace at large; in one location, visitors can explore decorating and remodelling ideas, and learn about new products. Outdoor living is an increasingly popular trend and it's no wonder that homeowners want to take advantage of every moment of warm weather they possibly can. Outdoor kitchens, patios, decks and low-maintenance plantings will all be on display at the show. Several exhibitors will also showcase products that transform the lowly garage into an integral part of the home. In this issue of Lifestyle, we've included a mix of stories about interesting businesses, renovations and new developments. Writer Ellen Ashton-Haiste has profiled a renovation in north London that resulted in a large open kitchen with an improved view of the backyard, as well as a new chalet-style cottage in Collingwood. The homeowners' aim was to create a retreat that combined a rustic ambiance with 21st-century conveniences. Deer Run, a development of new homes south of Grand Bend near Pinery Provincial Park, offers buyers an opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities. In northwest London, Johnstone Homes is building tri-level townhomes at 1850 The Ridge. The first phase of 24 condos is under construction with another 40 planned. Automotive journalist Clare Dear has reviewed a handful of luxury automobiles with bold designs and nimble handling for 2013 and 2014. And if a wedding is part of your plans this spring, you'll want to read Heather Toskan's story on mother-of-the-bride fashions. The wedding location, time and degree of formality are all important considerations when it comes to choosing a dress.

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DESIGNING CABINETRY FOR A COLLINGWOOD COTTAGE PROVED A SATISFYING CHALLENGE Greg Christie loves a challenge. The designer with GCW Custom Kitchens and Cabinetry got just that in a major project in Collingwood, where he created cabinetry and wood accents for 13 rooms in a chalet-style cottage. It was a large and complex undertaking that stretched over a year and was all the more demanding since, because of the distance, Christie completed the job without ever visiting the site.

Top Inset: Three massive legs with raised panel details support the eating area of the island. This Photo: The nucleus of the kitchen is a six-by-11-foot island with work and eating areas, topped with two matching granite slabs. The kitchen bar includes a refrigerator and upper cabinets with glass shelving and fronts of seedy glass. Photos by Bryan Davies 8

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Far Left: A wine rack is built into the working area of the kitchen island. Left: Perimeter cabinetry features spice roll-outs as well as oversized pots-andpans drawers.

But, “the more challenging the project, the more fun it is, because it requires more creativity,” he says. In this case, he adds, “the uniqueness was in the details.” The family wanted a retreat replete with 21st-century comforts but with the rustic ambiance of a mountain chalet. As well, the blueprints were set before Christie entered the picture. “We had to work with what was there in terms of doors and windows,” he recalls. Windows were plentiful throughout the home, including in the five ensuite bathrooms. “Where I'm fortunate is (having the) ability to make these things work,” Christie says. And, he adds, he was lucky to develop an excellent relationship with the builder – teamwork that was a definite key to the overall success. “He always understood what I needed and I understood what he needed.”

Above Top: The island has a Kohler apron-front cast-iron sink with a drain tray. Above Centre: Drawers adjacent to the stove are designed to hold jars and spices. Above Bottom: A warming drawer below the wall oven is concealed with a wood panel.

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Left: The focal point of the lower-level ruckus room is a wall-mounted television and two fireplaces set into fieldstone facades flanked by floor-to-ceiling, top-lit cabinets.

Perhaps the most challenging room was the ruckus room, a comfortable family gathering place for socializing, entertaining or just relaxing, with walls of wide horizontal planks and wideplank wood flooring. The focal point is the wall-mounted flatscreen television, flanked on each side by two central gas fireplaces set into fieldstone facades. To retain the rustic atmosphere, Christie used distressed

hickory with a black glaze for a hearth below each fireplace and for a nearly 14-foot-long mantel. The mantel stretches across both fieldstone facades and bisects the area that separates the television from a fabric-covered corkboard message centre above. Using the same hickory wood, Christie designed floor-toceiling cabinets on either side of the fireplaces, lit from above with pot lights.

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Above: Ensuite bathrooms for all family members feature large windows that allow for plenty of natural light.

The kitchen is another room that called for creativity. The nucleus of this room is a six-by-11-foot island that incorporates a work section and an eating area. The granite top has two slabs that Christie says were matched perfectly, so the pattern flows seamlessly and the joint is barely noticeable. The work area contains a Kohler apron-front cast-iron sink, a wine rack and one of two kitchen dishwashers, both concealed by wooden panels. The eating area of the island is supported by three massive square legs with raised panel details. Additional storage cabinets for items used infrequently were built into a recessed area beneath the counter. To create definition, the maple base of the island was distressed and glazed and stained a dark shade of beech. Contrast was created by applying a darker stain to the inset areas that surround the raised panel details on the legs. The maple cabinetry along the perimeter of the kitchen was stained a lighter shade than the base of the island. The wood was also distressed and glazed, and paired with dark granite counters that match the counter on the island. The cabinetry features extra-large drawers for pots and pans, as well as roll-outs to accommodate spices.

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Above: The upper level, or attic, ensuite bathrooms required some creativity to provide full-sized vanities in the confined areas.

To tie in with the chalet style and the oversized island, the decorative range hood features carved moulding. Unobtrusive storage was designed in key areas of the kitchen. For example, the refrigerator is set into a maple shell topped by a four-foot flip-up panel that offers access to a deep storage area. Cabinets above a bar area and a corner tower incorporate glass shelves and doors of seedy glass with air bubbles that create a sense of opaqueness. Two floor-to-ceiling cabinets flank patio doors that lead to an expansive deck. In the lower level, adjacent to the ruckus room, cabinetry was provided for a bar and a library area with book shelves. Additional cabinets were created for the ensuite bathrooms, the entry-level bathroom and a powder room as well as two laundry rooms. A noteworthy feature in the bathrooms, Christie says, is LED under-cabinet lighting at the floor level. Christie says he's completed a handful of projects of this scope in his 30 years in the business. However, he's particularly proud of this one because of the unusual combination of modern and rustic elements. He says he loves the challenge of different projects and also keeping the designs fresh.


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For homeowners who love nature, cherish their privacy but enjoy socializing and participating in an active community, Deer Run offers the best of all worlds. The development of new homes off Hwy. 21, south of Grand Bend, is surrounded by nature – rural farmlands on three sides and, directly across the highway, Pinery Provincial Park, a 6,330acre expanse of woodland, Lake Huron beaches, campgrounds and extensive trail networks. “Active people who engage in lots of outdoor and natural activity really enjoy this setting,” says developer Stacey Graham of South Winds Development Company. Within Deer Run, the heavily treed building lots are all a half acre, something unique to the area, Graham says.

So residents have complete privacy and, at the same time, easy access to neighbours when they want it. The popular resort town of Grand Bend, with its wide sand beach, shopping, restaurants, golf, theatre and nightlife, is just 10 minutes up the highway. When buyers purchase a lot, there is no set time in which they must build. “Most often there is a time frame but, here, you can take all the time you want,” Graham says. Purchasers may also bring their own builder or choose from one of the model plans from Nicholson Builders. The development is now in its second and final building phase of 30 homes with lots priced from $169,900 plus HST.

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A CABINETMAKER BRINGS GENERATIONS OF EXPERTISE TO THE LONDON AREA By Ellen Ashton-Haiste “Passion = success” is a formula that Jose Burbano can attest to. The owner of London's JB Woodworks Design has a passion for both his calling and providing quality customer service. “It's my passion to see that a finished product not only satisfies the customer, but that I am also satisfied,” Burbano says. The philosophy is a family tradition, passed down through generations from his grandfather and father, who both operated woodworking businesses in his native Colombia. And it's that philosophy that has generated a thriving enterprise, designing and building cabinetry for Londoners for nearly a decade. Hands-on interaction with clients is a key factor in JB's success. “We take care of our customers, one at a time,” Burbano says. JB is a company that proudly reports its primary source of work is word-of-mouth referrals. Customers are pleased with the company's commitment to meet their needs and expectations, within their budgets, he says.

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When it comes to creating optimal base surfaces for garages, shops or commercial venues, Dave Brown and his son-in-law, James Greenhill, have the floor. They are the owners of Garage/Shop Floor Solutions, a London company that provides custom coatings for all types of concrete floors. Brown, who's had a long-time interest in restoring cars, was aware of a common SouthernU.S. practice of applying epoxy – a tough water- and chemical-resistant polymer coating – to shop and garage floors to protect the concrete. He had been doing it for himself and friends as a hobby prior to launching his business in 2005. The demand, particularly residential, has been growing steadily, in part due to homeimprovement television programs and word-of-mouth referrals. Last year, the volume of business had increased to the point that Brown brought Greenhill in as a partner. “We use proven methods and proven materials (primarily sourced from Canadian suppliers),” Brown says, adding that the finished product is guaranteed to last and be “impervious to salt, oil, spilled paints and spills of almost anything to hit the normal garage floor.” However, it's not just about how long the floor will last, he says. “The real question is how long is it going to last and look good.” Coatings can be adversely affected by UV rays and wear-and-tear. But Brown applies a durable top coating that prevents such deterioration, and says his premium floor is advertised to have a 20-year lifespan and will look great the whole time. The coatings are available in a variety of base colours and, for a decorative touch, he adds flecks or bits of metal flake. He also creates patterns but notes that elaborate patterns can be costly. However, margin lines that run parallel to the walls or special decals for car collectors are popular.

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The ILX compact sedan is designed to be the gateway to the Acura brand, incorporating all the luxury, performance and quality associated with this iconic nameplate, yet very much affordable with a starting price of $27,790. It features a spacious, sporty interior that's bound to impress with generous use of high-quality materials and the latest in advanced technologies. Building on a lengthy list of standard features, including a keyless access system, pushbutton start and advanced connectivity, customers can add two optional trim levels to personalize their ILX. The Premium package includes leather seating surfaces, heated front seats, an upgraded 365-watt stereo system and an active sound cancellation system to minimize the intrusion of noise into the cabin. The Technology package includes Acura's awardwinning ELS Surround audio system and a navigation system based on a hard disk drive (HDD) with 60 gigabytes of storage capacity. With either package, a multi-view rear camera is included. ILX buyers have a choice of three fuelefficient powertrain choices: a 2.0-litre four-cylinder producing 150 horsepower; a 2.4-litre engine that generates a sporty 201 horsepower, or Acura's first hybrid drivetrain with a 1.5-litre engine and an integrated electric motor that combine to produce 111 horsepower.

The Lincoln MKZ is an all-new, midsize luxury sedan featuring fresh, elegant styling, the latest technologies and premium amenities intended to set the standard for future products bearing the iconic nameplate. The exterior styling of the MKZ – the first model created exclusively by the new Lincoln Design Studio – features a steeply raked windshield, sweeping roofline and flowing rear quarter. It not only looks sleek, it's 10 per cent more aerodynamic than the previous generation. The redesigned look of the signature split-wing front grille is reflected in the dramatic new instrument panel with fullcolour LCD instrumentation. Other innovative features include a push-button shift selector and an active noise control system that ensures the cabin is exceptionally quiet. The cabin of the MKZ features premium leather trim with real wood and metal-toned accents. The retractable panoramic sunroof is one of the largest in the industry. Available powertrains include a 2.0litre EcoBoost four-cylinder, producing 240 horsepower, and a 300-horsepower, 3.7-litre V6. Both are linked to a sixspeed automatic transmission and are available with front- or all-wheel drive. Also available is a hybrid system pairing a 2.0-litre four-cylinder with an electric motor. The combined output is rated at 188 horsepower delivered through a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to the front wheels.

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Monthly payment is $691/$747/$803 iswith $464/$520/$576 withfor$5,000/$2,500/$0 down payment orAWD equivalent in, $0 security deposit anddue firstdue monthly payment due atlease lease inception. lease is $27,288/$27,463/$27,638. Taxes,(iflicense, registration (if applicable) andextra. insurance are extra. 80,000 kilometre $5,000/$2,500/$0 down payment orequivalent equivalent trade in, $0 security deposit and first monthly payment at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $38,148/$38,338/$38,528. Taxes, license, registration (if applicable) and insurance are 80,000 kilometre allowance; charge of with $5,000/$2,500/$0 down payment orsfx trade in,AWD $0 security deposit and first payment at lease inception. Total obligation isTotal $38,148/$38,338/$38,528. Taxes, license, registration applicable) and insurance are extra. 80,000 kilometre allowance; charge of Filters †Complete LexusPrice Price 2013 ES350 350sfx /2013 GS 350 sfx /trade 2013 RX 350 sfx is$41,630/$57,030/$47,080. $41,630/$57,030/$47,080. ~2013 GS 350 FSport/2013 Sport/2013 RXobligation 350 FSport Sport package shown: $61,830/$60,030. Complete Lexus Price includes freight /PDI ($1,995), EHF Tires ($29), EHF †Complete Lexus for ES //2013 GS 350 sfx ‘A’‘A’/‘A’ 2013 RX 350 sfxmonthly ‘A’‘A’‘A’ istaxes ~2013 GS 350 F48 Sport/2013 RXat 350 F Sport package shown: $61,830/$60,030. Complete Lexus Price includes freight /PDI ($1,995), EHFEHF Tires ($29), EHF Filters †Complete Lexus Price foraaa2013 2013 ES 350 sfx‘A’ ‘A’‘A’ 2013 GS 350 AWD sfx /2013 RX 350 sfx is$41,630/$57,030/$47,080. ~2013 GS 350 Fan RX 350 Fand package shown: $61,830/$60,030. Complete Lexus Price includes freight /PDI ($1,995), Tires ($29), EHF allowance; charge of $0.20/km for excess kilometres. **Representative finance example includes and is based on a 2013 ES 350 sfx ‘A’ on a month term an annual rate of 3.5% and Complete Lexus Price of $41,630 (excluding taxes). Monthly payment is $1,052. Cost of borrowing isFilters $0.20/km for excess kilometres.**Representative Finance example includes taxes and is based on a 2013 GS 350 AWD sfx ‘A’ on a 48 month term at an annual rate of 3.8% and Complete Lexus Price of $57,030 (excluding taxes). Monthly payment is $1,449. Cost of borrowing is $5,124 a total $0.20/km for excess kilometres.**Representative Finance example includes taxes and is based on a 2013 GS 350 AWD sfx ‘A’ on a 48 month term at annual rate of 3.8% Complete Lexus Price of $57,030 (excluding taxes). Monthly payment is $1,449. Cost of borrowing is $5,124 for a total ($1),A/C A/CTax Tax($100), ($100),and andOMVIC OMVICFee Fee($5). ($5).Taxes, Taxes,license, license, registration applicable) and insurance are extra. *Lease and finance offers are provided through Lexus Financial Services, onapproved approved credit toqualified qualified retail customers. 3.5% lease/financing available on newLexus Lexus ES350 350for models. ($1), A/C registration (if(if(if applicable) and insurance are extra. *Lease and finance offers areon provided through Lexus Financial onterm approved credit to qualified retail customers. 3.5% lease/financing available on all new ES 350 models. ($1), ($100), and OMVIC Fee ($5). Taxes, license, registration applicable) and insurance are extra. *Lease and finance offers are provided through Lexus Financial Services, on credit toof retail customers. 3.5% lease/financing available on allallLexus new ES models. $3,438 forTax a$69,568. total obligation of $50,480. 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Monthly payment is $520/$575/$629 with $5,000/$2,500/$0 F Sport Package Shown. 3.8% lease/financing available on all new Lexus GS 350 models. 2.5% lease/financing available on all new 2013 RX 350 models. *Representative lease example based on a 2013 ES 350 sfx ‘A’ on a 48 month term at an annual rate of 3.5% and a Complete Lexus Price of $41,630. Monthly payment ~ 3.8%$5,000/$2,500/$0 lease/financing available on all Lexus GS 350 models. 2.5% lease/financing available ononallallnew 2013 RX 350 models. *Representative lease example based on on a 2013 ES ES 350 sfx ‘A’ on month termterm at anat(ifannual raterate of and 3.5% and and a Complete Lexus PricePrice of $41,630. Monthly payment 3.8% lease/financing available onpayment allnew new Lexus GS 350and models. 2.5% lease/financing available new 2013 RX 350 models. *Representative lease example based aregistration 2013 350 sfx ‘A’aon48 aand 48 month an annual of 3.5% a Complete Lexus of $41,630. Monthly payment with down or equivalent trade in, $0 security first monthly payment due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $38,148/$38,338/$38,528. license, registration applicable) insurance are extra. 80,000 kilometre allowance; charge of payment equivalent trade $0security security deposit and first monthly due at$0 lease Total lease obligation is ~2013 $29,957/$30,081/$30,205. Taxes, license, registration (ifTaxes, applicable) and insurance are extra. 80,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.20/km for80,000 excess kilometres. down payment ororequivalent trade in, first monthly due at inception. Total lease obligation is $29,957/$30,081/$30,205. Taxes, license, (ifshown: applicable) insurance are extra. 80,000 kilometre allowance; charge ofinsurance $0.20/km for excess kilometres. Lexus Price for 2013 ESin,$0 350 sfx ‘A’/deposit 2013 GS 350 AWD sfxpayment ‘A’payment /deposit 2013 RXand 350 sfx ‘A’inception. is $41,630/$57,030/$47,080. 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Offers are subject torate change without Offers expire month’s end unless extended revised. See your Lexus dealer for complete dealers are free totoset their own prices. Limited time offers only apply to to retail customers atavailable participating Lexus dealers. Dealer order/trade may be required. Offers are subject toachange notice. Offers expire atatmonth’s end unless extended See your Lexus dealer complete details.details. 3.8% lease/financing available on all new Lexus GS 350 models. 2.5% lease/financing on all*Representative new 2013 RX 350 models. *Representative lease example based on aon 2013 ES sfx ‘A’ aannual 48 month term anat annual rate of 3.5% and aor Complete Lexus Price of $41,630. Monthly payment $3,438 for atotal total obligation $50,480. License, registration (if applicable) and insurance are extra. *Representative lease example based 2013 GS 350 AWD sfxannual on 48350 month term at annual rate 3.8% Complete Lexus Price $57,030. 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License, registration (ifinsurance applicable) and insurance are extra. *Representative lease example on a‘A’ 2013 GS 350 AWD sfx ‘A’atannual on 48rate month term at an annual rate ofLexus 3.8% and a Complete Lexus Pricepayment of $57,030. Monthly payment is $691/$747/$803 obligation $69,568. License, registration applicable) and are extra. *Representative lease example based 2013 RX 350 sfx ‘A’on 48month month term anaannual rate 2.5% and Complete Price $47,080. Monthly $520/$575/$629 with $5,000/$2,500/$0 obligation License, registration (if(ifapplicable) and insurance are extra. *Representative lease example based onon aon 2013 RXbased 350 sfxsfx on aon 48 month term at an of 2.5% and Complete Lexus Price of $47,080. Monthly payment is $520/$575/$629 with $5,000/$2,500/$0 obligation of $69,568. $69,568. License, registration applicable) and insurance are extra. *Representative example based aa2013 RX 350 ‘A’ aa48 term at an rate ofof2.5% and Complete Lexus Price ofof $47,080. 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2014 Lexus IS series BOLD DESIGN, IMPROVED DYNAMICS HIGHLIGHT IMPROVEMENTS TO IS SERIES The next generation of Lexus IS series of sport sedans, featuring the IS 250, IS 350 and F Sport, delivers new levels of luxury, performance, style and comfort. Highlights of the 2014 Lexus IS, on sale this summer, include a bold new exterior, improved handling and performance, intuitive controls and advanced safety features, plus a choice of 2.5-litre four-cylinder or 3.5-litre V6 drivetrains with rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. For 2014, the IS features the signature Lexus spindle grille, highlighted by a uniquely designed LED headlight cluster, giving the car an elegant but aggressive look. The wide flare of the wheel arches emphasizes the car's broad, powerful stance. F Sport models have an exclusive grille and front bumper design, with a larger lower opening to improve air flow to the cooling system. The new IS interior is more spacious, thanks to an increase in width and wheelbase – changes that have significantly improved rear-seat comfort as well as increasing luggage capacity. A new front-seat design with thinner seatbacks results in rear knee room that's best in class. The premium-grade materials used to trim the interior give the cabin a refined feel. The centre console features electrostatic switches that adjust the climate control with the touch of a finger.


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Mercedes-Benz London president Ryan Finch is so confident about the future of the Mercedes-Benz brand, the Finch Auto Group has invested about $10 million in a new, state-of-the-art dealership. The 35,000-square-foot structure, located at 35 Southdale Rd., just east of Wharncliffe, has been created using the Mercedes-Benz “Autohaus” concept, which promotes extensive use of glass to create a bright, open environment. Gleaming porcelain tile floors add to the transparency of the 13,000-square-foot showroom, which has enough capacity to display up to 25 vehicles, including the entire Mercedes-Benz lineup, from the new B250 hatchback to the highperformance AMG models. There's also space for vehicles from the dealership's pre-owned inventory. The new building, which was officially opened in January with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by Mercedes-AMG chairman Ola Kallenius, also features expanded service facilities. The 13,980-square-foot area has 16 service bays, including two oversized spaces for servicing Sprinters, the brand's dieselpowered line of commercial vans. There are also four detailing bays. Customers requiring service can drive into a heated reception area that can accommodate up to eight vehicles. Customers can wait for their vehicle in a comfortable lounge with glass windows overlooking the service bays. The lounge features comfy, oversized chairs, a 60-inch flat-screen TV and a Nespresso coffee machine. There's free WiFi for those customers keen to stay connected and free munchies to satisfy any hunger pains. Before committing to this investment, Ryan Finch was given a peek into the future by Mercedes-Benz executives in Germany. He returned to London convinced his plans for the new dealership were sound. “The brand is exploding with amazing vehicles at all price points and it takes this kind of facility to do the Mercedes-Benz story justice,” Finch said.

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Far Right: An indoor hot tub is enjoyed year round in an attached spa room located between the cottage and the garage. Right: The kitchen area in the loft above the garage features a stainless steel counter. Above: The kitchen includes black granite counters and cabinetry designed and built by Woodecor of Stratford.

Restricted by the Ausable Bayfield Conservation Authority from rebuilding in the footprint of the existing cottage, Oke totally rebuilt what is now a 1,600-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bathroom home “from the inside out and the outside in.” He then added another three bedrooms in a guest apartment above a three-bay garage and enclosed the entire property with sound-deadening perimeter fencing. An automatic gate, topped with gas lanterns, allows access from a cul-de-sac at the end of Danceland Road, off Hwy. 21 midway between Grand Bend and Bayfield. “It's 13 minutes each way,” Oke says.

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Above: French doors off the guest bedroom above the garage open to a balcony that offers a forest view.

The main cottage was bolstered by steel reinforcement columns and strengthened rafters, reinsulated to R2000 standards, and given a new cedarshingle roof and wrap-around veranda and rear deck, where the couple spends most summer days. Oke says he wanted to retain the rustic flavour of the cottage. But there are numerous luxurious touches, such as radiant in-floor heating, an accent wall of dry stacked natural stone, black granite counters in the kitchen and a curving breakfast bar of acid-etched glass, a stainless steel refrigerator and pantry cabinets recessed beneath the staircase that leads to the master retreat. A vaulted ceiling in the main-floor great room and dining area is complemented by a twostorey wall of windows, affording a panoramic view of the surrounding forest and lake below. The master retreat is in a loft area overlooking the living space, incorporating a sitting area and office space, separated by french doors from the bedroom and ensuite bathroom. The cottage and the guest apartment/garage addition are linked by a spa room with a saltwater hot tub and a gas fireplace. The addition is one of Oke's favourite elements. “The garage is our public gathering area in the summer,” he says, displaying a wall-mounted 60-inch television, exercise area and a large roll-up window that opens to the rear deck and serves as a summertime bar. The deck features a massive corner fireplace of Owen Sound ledge rock.

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Above: The sitting area/home office and master bedroom in the second-floor loft.

The garage also incorporates a lower level that can be accessed by a motorized elevator for seasonal storage of outdoor furniture and even cars. Above the garage is the 1,200-squarefoot guest apartment, which is used primarily by the Okes' three sons when they visit. The property includes three indoor gas fireplaces in the great room of the cottage, in the spa room and in the guest apartment, in addition to the woodburning outdoor fireplace. “The property features privacy unlike any other lakefront between Grand Bend and Bayfield.” - Trudy Bustard

Exterior features include Maibec weather-resistant wood siding, dormers and cedar posts on the verandas, as well as Asian-inspired rain chains in place of downspouts. These comprise a series of metal cups with a hole in the bottom of each, joined by a chain, that funnel water from the eavestroughs down the length of the chain into catch basins beneath. Oke also owns an adjacent property with a four-bedroom guesthouse, which he rents out on most summer weekends. It can be part of the sale for an additional $800,000. The two properties comprise two acres and 210 feet of lakefront, accessed by a drivable pathway from the top of the bluff to the beach. Oke says it's a wide sand beach – “more so now with the lake levels down” – and great for swimming. And it's just a short boat ride up to the Grand Bend marina. Oke uses a portable, motorized roll-out dock to launch his craft from the beach. 30

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If your daughter's wedding is on the horizon, the pressure's on to look your best. “Today's mothers of the bride and mothers of the groom both want to look youthful and stylish. Gone are the matronly (dress) styles of the past,� says Carolyn Cini, co-owner of Winston Fashions in St.Thomas. In addition to finding a dress that fits well and suits your style, your son or daughter's wedding is truly a time to look fashionable and elegant. A few traditional rules can help when choosing your dress. Most bridal experts agree that proper etiquette dictates that the mother of the bride chooses her dress before the mother of the groom. It's considered bad form for mothers of the bride and mothers of the groom to wear the same colour as each other, or to wear the same colour as the bridal attendants.

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Flattering details on fashionable frocks include Empire waistlines, cap sleeves, ruffles, jewelled trim, beadwork, lace and mesh overlay. Matching boleros and wraps help to complete a polished look, along with dressy accessories and shoes. “Although many women value the opinions of friends and family when dress shopping, remember that the choice ultimately belongs to you and that you should choose the dress that you like best and feel comfortable wearing,” says Carolyn Cini. If possible, it's wise to start shopping as early as six to eight months ahead of time for your dress, as the style or colour that you choose may need to be custom ordered or altered. If you're shopping on short notice don't despair, but be certain to steer yourself to stores with wide off-the-rack selections.


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Right: Make sure to see Peter Fallico, from HGTV’s Home to Keep. His presentation, “Renovating and decorating ideas that can save you time and money,” will take place on Sat. April 20 at 1:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. on the Idea Stage. Left: Don’t miss Andrew Downward, from HGTV and W Network’s Divine Design. He will discuss “The Power of Paint” on Sun. April 21 at 12 noon and 3 p.m. on the Idea Stage.

Outdoor living is one trend that's gaining momentum. As part of that, Bacon notes, a concept that's materialized in the past several years is organizing and refurbishing the garage, transforming it from simply a storage space for vehicles and outdoor implements into an integral part of the home. Several exhibitors this year will be showcasing these designs and ideas. The landscaping section will feature inventive designs to bring homeowners out of the house. Escapes Outdoor Living Designs, for example, is exploring “outdoor rooms” and is featuring an outdoor kitchen. “It’s an

an example of what can be accomplished in a small space, for urban living,” says designer Jesse Sutton. The 20-by-20-foot space includes natural elements – raised wooden plant boxes, small trees and shrubs, and outdoor visual art installations. Opposite corners host a casual lounging and socialization patio and a wood deck/bistro area, ideal for breakfast or a coffee break. A diagonal pathway of patio stones is bordered with grass to soften the character of the space. As well, Bacon notes, the ever-popular Porky's Grilling School, a collaboration by Broil King, Weber Grills and Porky's BBQ and

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Leisure, will be back with barbecuing tips, recipes and delicious demonstrations. Also appealing to outdoor enthusiasts is the presence of the London Horticultural Society with its Spring Flower Show and Competition, a show fixture for the past 35 years. The London Garden Club will be on hand with an interpretation of a Victorian garden and London Middlesex Master Gardeners will be sharing expertise. The Design Centre will feature outdoor and indoor trends. Here, the latest in decor, cabinetry and colour can be explored, Bacon says. For example, Mobelhaus Furniture from Aylmer will present its trademark solid-wood furnishings and cabinetry, built on the tradition of hundreds of years of quality furniture by German, Mennonite, and Amish craftsmen. “We'll be displaying a custom solidwood kitchen, along with samples of our

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JAMES STREET: ALL ABOUT FAMILY James Street is a true family affair. The Port Stanley home decor and gift shop is a partnership between Wendy Kipp and her daughters, Cassandra and Jessica. As well, her son, Addison, a Toronto artist, sells artwork there. Jessica's husband, Arthur Korbeil, takes photos for the website. And Wendy's mom, 86-year-old Audrey Smith, is known as the “stock lady,” seen most summer days outside, enthusiastically unpacking boxes and chatting with passers-by. But the most important family member in the business is husband and dad, Jim Kipp, who passed away in August 2011 from melanoma cancer and whose spirit is very much infused into the shop. A tribute poster inside the entrance tells the story, stating: “Even though Jim left us too early in life, it opened a new chapter for the rest of the Kipp family.” After his death, Wendy says she “needed a reason to get up and move on.” Her daughters had always wanted to open a store, so she said: “let's do it.” They launched the business last May and in September, when the adjacent store became available, they bought the

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LONDON ART STUDIO TOUR By Beth Stewart A 20th anniversary is cause for celebration, so it's no wonder the London Artists' Studio Tour is kicking it up a notch in 2013! The Studio Tour is an annual juried event that is hotly anticipated by those in the know. It is organized by a small group of professional artists who work hard to compose an event that includes a mix of new and returning artists, and an eclectic range of media. On April 12, 13 and 14, 27 artists at 26 studios will throw open the doors to their working environments and invite the public to learn more about their creative processes. Among them will be 20year tour veteran Kevin Bice and tour newbie Joanna Mozdzen. This is a self-guided tour. Brochures are available throughout the city or through the tour website. This year's tour is preceded by a “20th Anniversary Exhibition” at The Art Exchange March 5 to 23 to which all 132 past and current tour artists were invited to submit one piece each. It promises to be an exciting look back for participants and patrons.


HICKORY RIDGE GOLF & COUNTRY CLUB ‘A BEAUTIFUL, WALKABLE FAMILY COURSE’

By Clare Dear Golfers in the London area have an abundance of excellent courses that can challenge their skills, but there's one aspect of Hickory Ridge Golf and Country Club that sets it apart from the rest. Regulars who play this 5,200-yard, par-68 layout praise its well-groomed greens and fairways – and club pro Eric Dunn agrees. Our golf course is always immaculate,” Dunn says of Hickory Ridge. “We have the greenest golf course in London; we don't hold back on the quality of our greens and fairways.” Hickory Ridge, established in 1996 at 3435 Woodhull Rd., west of Lambeth, is described as a beautiful, walkable family course. It mixes gently rolling terrain with heavily wooded areas and ponds – all combining to offer plenty of challenge for golfers, regardless of their skill level. For example, the club's signature hole is No. 18, a par-4 that plays 312 yards from the blue tees (308 from the white; 301 from the red.) Dunn says this hole can ruin a good game if the golfer isn't careful. His tip for success is to hug the left side off the tee with a 200-yard shot as the pond on the right comes out into the fairway at the 220-yard mark. “The fairway slopes severely right, so even landing in the middle will often cut off a clear view of the green.” Before starting your game, there's a fine putting green and a target driving range that provide an ideal opportunity to warm up. MARCH/APRIL

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Green fees at Hickory Ridge are reasonable, with regular weekday rates at $31 and $37 on weekends and holidays. Green fees are reduced for later starting times and there's a special golf and cart package offered to seniors. College and university students also enjoy a special rate, with prime-time fees reduced 10 per cent. Spring and fall fees are offered as well, including an early-bird package that gives spring golfers 12 rounds for the price of 10. (Dunn is hoping the club will be able to tee off its season the first week of April.) Check the website, www.hickoryridge.ca, or call the club at (519) 652-0407 for more details. If you're interested in purchasing a membership for the 2013 season, they are currently being offered at 2012 rates, with pricing starting at $1,175 (plus HST) for an adult seven-day package. There's also a new rate of $1,125 for seniors. The seven-day rate for a husband and wife is $1,945. The club also offers a complete range of CPGA teaching programs. Another feature at Hickory Ridge worth noting is the pro shop. It's fully stocked with quality merchandise, from brandname mid-range clubs to the top-of-the-line equipment, all offered at very competitive prices. In addition, caring staff are on hand to share their expertise and assist with your purchases. Hickory Ridge can accommodate any tournament requirement with a full range of services, including banquet facilities that seat up to 120 persons.

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August 4, 1996 was a memorable day at Hickory Ridge. Club pro Dave Corbiere cut the ribbon to open the course and Andy Timmermans watched sons Bill and Rini drive the opening tee shots from Hole #1 right into the pond! That was the day he decided to take up golfing on the property that had previously been home to him since 1979. Andy had long admired the property during the years he and his wife, Mary, had raised their seven children. Andy owned and operated an excavating business that did the site work and excavating for various projects, including many of the schools built in the London area between 1958 and 1988. Known for his honesty and his commitment to quality work, Andy was a valued member of the London Construction Association, where deals were often sealed with a handshake. In 1972, Andy purchased the property which became Hickory Ridge. Attracted to its mix of farmland and forest, he thought it ideal for the dream home he had in mind for himself and Mary. Construction began in 1977 and the family moved into the home two years later. The following years were filled with happy family times at the home (now the Hickory Ridge Clubhouse) as Andy's family

joined in weekend hiking, fishing and skating activities. By the early 1990s, the upkeep was becoming a chore for Andy and his sons accepted his offer to sell the property. Andy watched with interest from 1993 to 1996 as his sons used their site work experiences at several other local courses to transform his former property into an executive-length course that would be attractive to the emerging baby boomer population. And so it was, after the official opening, that Andy, at the age of 78, decided to take up the game of golf. It proved to be quite a challenge. Many can attest to Andy's unorthodox swing style. He loved the game and the social interaction with members of the Men's Senior League and the Hickory Masters. He especially enjoyed the high-fives when tee shots went over 125 yards or when long putts fell into the cup. Andy's passing was felt deeply by his former golfing friends and the extended Hickory Ridge family. He will be remembered in the clubhouse with a framed picture as seen above. As well, the Masters League has used its 50/50 draw funds to purchase a bench and a plaque for the third tee to commemorate Andy's many years as a League member. MARCH/APRIL

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DINING ON THE WATERFRONT By Ellen Ashton-Haiste From the patio, the view of the Lake Huron sunset is spectacular, a polychromatic spectrum of reds, oranges and yellows as the sun sinks into the horizon. It's a sight that Brad Oke believes will draw patrons to his restaurant, Smackwater Jack's, which is now entering its second season as an eaterie on Grand Bend's Parkhill Creek, locally known as the Ausable River. The restaurant is accessible by both land and water, thanks to floating docks and a stairway to the patio, introduced when it was discovered that boaters were attempting to climb the seawall to gain

access to the restaurant, Oke says. And, he says, it caters to the boating crowd as well as theatre-goers at the Huron Country Playhouse. Oke purchased the property, a former fish house, a year and a half ago. A victim of the dwindling fish industry, it had been repurposed for various uses, including a restaurant/bar. It was initially licensed for 75 seats inside and the same number outside. But in the tourist season, patrons preferred the outdoors. So Oke has licensed an additional 100 outdoor seats and extended the patio. Continued on pg.68

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Above: Dining at sunset on Smackwater Jack’s outdoor patio is a favourite for patrons.

In its first year, the upper level was renovated. However, the lower level required added insulation so it is now being refurbished with a new kitchen, infloor heating and accessible restrooms. Oke says the cuisine will be somewhere between fine dining and fast food, with ingredients sourced from a 25-mile radius of Grand Bend. Seafood will be a staple with salmon and Great Lakes perch, pork from Whole Pig in Dashwood, other meats from Metzger Farms in Hensall and turkey from Hayter Farms, near Dashwood. Oke is also planning an increase in the local content of beer and wine, and plans to work with local craft breweries and wineries. He's also introducing weekend entertainment and a lighter aftertheatre menu and sunset drinks.

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P. 33 Elegant Mother-of-the-Bride Fashions Contact: Winston Fashions, (519) 631-1837, 529 Talbot St., St. Thomas. P. 45 Inspired Solutions Contact: Inspired Woodworks, (519) 681-2010, 105 Bessemer Rd., www.inspiredwoodworks.ca. P. 49 A Room with a View Contact: Melchers Construction, (519) 473-4149, www.melchersconstruction.com; Woody's Custom Cabinetry, (519) 473-7338, 149 Fanshawe Park Rd. W., www.woodysmfg.com. P. 53 James Street: All About Family Contact: James Street, (226) 658-6000, 294 Bridge St., Port Stanley, www.jamesstreethomedecor.com. P. 55 On the Ridge – New Townhome Development in Northwest London Contact: Johnstone Homes, (519) 652-9581, 1850 Beaverbrook Ave., www.1850theridge.ca. The model home is open Monday to Thursday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. and weekends 1 p.m.-4 p.m. P. 59 Inspiring the Artist Within Contact: Stan Portley's – Timeless and Unique, (519) 601-3666, 240 Richmond St.; (519) 782-3805, 288 Bridge St., Port Stanley, www.stanportleys.com. P. 61 Rivertown Galleries Celebrates 20 Years in Business Contact: Rivertown Galleries, (519) 641-1273, 431 Boler Rd., www.rivertowngalleries.com. P. 62 London Art Studio Tour Contact: Kevin Bice, (519) 438-4217, www.londonstudiotour.com. P. 63 Hickory Ridge Golf & Country Club Contact: Eric Dunn, (519) 652-0407, 3425 Woodhull Rd., www.hickoryridge.ca. P. 67 Dining on the Waterfront Contact: Smackwater Jack's, (519) 238-5556, 71 River Rd., Grand Bend, www.SmackWaterJacks.ca. P. 71 Hot Yoga Contact: Yoga Shack, (519) 518-6059, 154 Bruce St., www.yogashack.ca.


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