Top Golf Courses Within an Hour of Kitchener

Ontario is home to some of the most highly regarded golf courses in North America. Stunning courses that capture that diverse landscape of SW Ontario surround the Kitchener-Waterloo area. We have outlined some of the province’s top ranking courses within an hours drive of the city. Westmount Golf & Country Club 50 Inverness Drive, Kitchener…
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4 Ways to Make a Home Workout Work for You

Getting results while exercising in your own space can be a challenge—this is how home-fitness converts and a pro-trainer make the most of their workouts This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Gym closures have changed our ways of working out and, while things are slowly reopening, exercise has…
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A Top Designer’s Recipe for the Classic Kitchen of Your Dreams

New York’s St. Charles—maker of coveted kitchens since the 1930s—has now branched out into a new world of customization thanks to the enduring vision of its principal, Karen Williams August 23, 2020 This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. There are kitchens, and there are kitchens. There are kitchen…
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Five Fixes to Transform Any Yard into a Personal Oasis

This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. Since spending so much time at home this spring, how often have you heard a variation of this story? While working in the living room or kitchen, a minor ding in the wall suddenly looks like a golf divot. The crack is…
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Art of the Open Air: Private Sculpture Gardens

A much-loved feature of the public realm, outdoor sculpture is just as at home in private gardens. Take your pick from classic to contemporary, lifelike to abstract, practical to pure decoration… This article was originally published on Christie’s International Real Estate’s lifestyle blog, Luxury Defined. When you think of outdoor sculpture, it is hard not…
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For the Love of: Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor kitchens are a home design trend that has been growing across Canada for years and is currently experiencing unprecedented attention. It’s no wonder as an outdoor kitchen extends your living space and beautifully complements outdoor living areas that most homeowners already enjoy. When designing your outdoor kitchen there are a number of factors that…
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For The Love Of Stone Surfaces: Counters, Floors, & Walls

Stone Counters Our use of stone as the ideal countertop surface dates back as early as cooking itself when the rocks surrounding an open flame were the only work surface needed. And while granite has been the most popular choice for stone counters for about the last decade or so, there are other stone choices…
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Perth County Farm Gate Map

Courtesy of www.PerthCounty.ca Get right to the source of Perth County’s local food culture. Perth County is home to a variety of farm gate stores, self-serve stands and seasonal pick-your-own experiences. Discover the picturesque rural county and meet the hardworking and inspiring people who grow the delicious food we enjoy daily. What to Expect Farm Gate Stand: These informal farm gate stands operate on a self-serve system. Pick up your…
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Which Side of Lake Simcoe is Best?

For years there’s been a friendly rivalry going on amongst Lake Simcoe dwellers. It passionately engages homeowners from the north, south, east and west sides of the lake in a tempting challenge for which side of the lake out-shines the others. Here Are The Arguments: On the north side residents and cottagers get full day…
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Wellness Lifestyle Real Estate

What is Wellness Real Estate? Wellness Real Estate, as defined by the Global Wellness Institute is “the construction of residential and commercial/institutional properties that incorporate intentional wellness elements into their design, materials, and building as well as their amenities, services and/or programming.” This includes wellness-related renovations and improvements made to existing homes and buildings.  Currently, there are over 740 wellness…
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