The Wine Ladies Rev It Up With Mount Gay Rum in Barbados. PIE Magazine

Best of Barbados on your bucket list! Saint Peter’s Bay Part 3

Breathtaking Barbados…offers  a bounty for all the senses… Our home away from home...

Best of Barbados on your bucket list! Saint Peter’s Bay Part 2

Live food-art painting demonstration by Chef Salvatore Parretta. 

Feast on Italian Wine, Food, Fashion and Art in style! La Dolce Vita!

Lilly Pulitzer

Lilly Pulitzer fashions from Island View set to rock Barbados! The Wine Ladies TV.

Island View – A Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store, located at 181 Lakeshore East, Oakville, Ontario L6J 1H6

Thrilled to be outfitted in Lilly Pulitzer dresses while filming our TV show and PIE Bookazine fashion shoot in sunny Barbados!  Beautiful, elegant and easy to wear Lilly Pulitzer dresses from Island View in Oakville are perfect for our week long stay taking in the sun, the sea, sight seeing and enjoying our incredible home away from home at the luxurious Saint Peters Bay Luxury Resort and Residences, Barbados

Jackie O

Jackie O


Lilly Pulitzer started about 50 years ago in Palm Beach Florida. The dresses famously took off when Jackie Kennedy took to Lilly’s shirtdress. She was photographed around the world. Jackie knew style. We all know that and the brand took off! And most deservedly so! We are all set to travel in style with our suitcases stocked with both casual and dressier pieces. They will take us to the beach, the sea, the culinary scene and much more!

Lilly Pulitzer

Lilly Pulitzer

An example of some of the stunning fashions available at Island View, Oakville.

A picture is worth a thousand words they say.  And celebrity stylist/photographer Korby Banner, of Style by Jury will be setting up his cameras for the latest PIE Bookazine photoshoot. A high end fashion lifestyle magazine captures the essence. Excitement and enticement of beautiful, elegant, uniquely playful places and people, we do not want to disappoint as we are a part of telling the tale of Barbados and the incredible Bajan lifestyle.

So whether swimming with turtles, steering a J sailboat or simply sunbathing on the beach at the luxurious  Saint Peters Bay Luxury Resort and Residences, Barbados  sipping a rum cocktail, we will bring you the magic of Barbados through the still lens of Korby Banner and the moving, of Duck Blue Productions, our videography.

We’ll be “liming” with the Bajans… be sure to join us!

P.S. In case you were wondering, the concept of “liming” encompasses any get together sharing food and drink, telling of tales, jokes and stories. As long as the activity has no explicit purpose beyond just hanging out.

Now that last part is the nub. While the term might have its origins in Trinidad, the pass time (and don’t tell me it should be pastime) is truly Caribbean.

Couture for a Cause a must attend event in support of The Angel Project. Get Ready to Be an Angel!

2012 Couture For a Cause promised to be the best CFAC event ever! On October 13th at Hastens Showroom in Toronto’s trendy Distiller district, TAP (The Angel Project) with cooperation of Kingo Inc. and Hastens will host The Most Heavenly Party on Earth. Get Dazzled by Live performance artist Beckie Di leo  as she captures the evening on Canvass, see the latest fashions on our still life Angelic models, you could even bid on the clothes of their backs.

Enjoy great food, wine and the flowing  Carlsberg beer! Incredible early bird prizes, door prizes and Auction items, including signed memorabilia from the #1 most popular Itunes artist and You Tube sensations Walk Off The Earth and Canadian Olympic gold medalist winners and much much more.

Special guest include Olympic Gold Medalist Becky Kellar, Lisa Lisson featured on Undercover Boss President Fed Ex Canada, Chanel Beckenlehner Miss Earth Ontario and more.

With your ticket purchase you will receive the limited edition coveted heaven Pendant Necklace by Kingo Couture Snö of Sweden, the #1 gift of the year in the gift giving guide and as seen on TV.

Where: Hastens Showroom, The Distillery District, Toronto

Tickets: $125 each or two for $200 available. To purchase your tickets online :

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Beachy Keen Swimwear rocks Aruba. We love you!

Aruba, a little slice of paradise! Long stretches of white sandy beaches call for strolling in style in sunny Aruba, an island paradise! The beach is where’s it’s at on this glorious island.

We just spent an incredible week here where most of everything can be enjoyed on the beach… just where we wanted to be, whether swimming in the Caribbean Sea, enjoying water sports, strolling the glorious beach or sun bathing under the palapas. You can even dine on the beach with white linen tablecloths and lightly lit lanterns.

As you can see, there was little required in the way of wardrobe for our week away, save an incredible array of bathing suits, that took us elegantly and comfortably through the day and into the evenings. All of The Wine Ladies wardrobes provided by Beachy Keen  Swimwear & Accessories of

Many of our friends and fans on facebook and twitter have commented on our swimsuits and cover ups, so we thought we’d take a moment to share and to thank Val, the proprietor of Beachy Keen for her keen eye on finding just the right suit, no matter your shape or your size!

Aruba beckons… although small in size, just 30 km long and 8 km wide, this stunning Caribbean island is big on beauty, with long stretches of white sandy beaches, sensuous sparkling turquoise waters and gentle trade winds that caress and cool the skin while enjoying the rays of the tropical sun. We are returning to this incredible island, after many, many years, as our father’s identical twin started the very first hotel here, called the Manchebo Beach Hotel.  Aruba has become an incredibly desirable destination with so much to offer and to celebrate including an annual Wine, Food and Art Festival, held at The Westin Resort and Casino, right up our alley!

Watch The Wine Ladies TV and our adventures in Aruba here.

Georgia pensive in polka dots!

Georgia’s swimsuit by Jantzen and available at Beachy Keen in Oakville.

Susanne in turquoise rocks in swimwear by Be Creative

Susanne’s swimsuit by Be Creative and available at Beachy Keen in Oakville.

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India’s Grand Polo Tradition Takes Toronto. HRH Princess Diya Kumari and the fashions of House of Valaya.

There was a time during the British Raj when it was wildly popular for India’s elite to attend the “Season”. Attending sporting events as social outings such as Polo matches, known as the “Sport of Kings,” was commonplace in those days. The ladies were especially excited to come out in the latest couture, eat the most decadent of food while sipping the finest drinks.

This weekend, in Toronto at Alliston Polo Field in Egbert, Ontario a Polo exhibition match was held featuring the Royal Jaipur Polo Team led by Mahraj Narendra Singh of Jaipur against the Toronto Polo Club. In attendance as well was HRH Princess Diya Kumari as well as top Indian couturier J.J. Valaya.

Sunday evening a spectacular Royal event of dinner, fashion and culture with the House of Valaya was enjoyed by all. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the House of Valaya. J J Valaya showcased his exclusive collection at the Liberty Grand, June 10th in Toronto. He is an iconic name in South Asian fashion, known for his creativity and style.  Watch the Fashion show finale

A spectacular dance was one of the highlights of the evening.

United Way Oakville

The Wine Ladies Holiday Special in support of the United Way Oakville. Highlights!

The United Way Gala, Otellos Banquet Hall.Nov 2011

The United Way Gala, Otellos Banquet Hall.Nov 2011

Several weeks ago we held the 1st annual The Wine Ladies Holiday Special in support of the United Way, Oakville at Otello’s Banquet Centre. It was a resounding SOLD OUT success with much needed money being raised towards the $3.6 million $ goal for the United Way Oakville.

Rudy Florio, President and Founder Liaison College introduces the grand prize of dinner at some for 8 served and prepared by Chef Paul.

Rudy Florio, President and Founder Liaison College introduces the grand prize of dinner at some for 8 served and prepared by Chef Paul.

SOLD OUT with over 400 people attending, arriving red carpet ready dressed in their holiday attire. In case you missed it The Wine Ladies TV was there to capture it all.

Stunning table decor prepared by Jackie Connolly.

Stunning table decor prepared by Jackie Connolly.

Many thanks to Liaison College Oakville and the fabulous students that prepared the most exquisite food and to Jackie Connolly for the fabulous decor. A memorable evening where the martinis flowed, the wine and beer pleased everyone’s palates all the while taking in the stunning holiday décor and holiday fashions.

Tom Jones appearance wowed the crowd!

Tom Jones appearance wowed the crowd!

Everyone had an amazing time. The entertainment rocked the room resulting in everyone kicking up their heels and dancing the night away. We would like to thank everyone that made it possible, including the volunteers and the very generous sponsors.

Our Sponsors:

Mary Cardamone, GOLD Sponsor. Many Thanks!!

GOLD: Chisholm Educational Centre, Mary T. Cardamone Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage, Liaison College

Jackie Connolly Interior Decorator, SILVER Sponsor. Many Thanks!

Jackie Connolly Interior Decorator, SILVER Sponsor. Many Thanks!

SILVER: Tag #5 Vodka, Cameron’s Brewing Company, Colio Lake & River Wines, William J. Macleod Barrister and Solicitor, Briarwood Cosmetic Surgical Centre, Jackie Connolly Interior Decorator, Otello’s, Splendour & Spice, IGita, Nzyme, Gem Limousine,

BRONZE: Sheddon Physiotherapy and Sports Clinic Sports, Dr. Elliott Berr and Dr. Teresa Caplice, State Farm Darryl R Demille, La Strada fine espresso machines, Jonathan Quinn for men, Silkeborg, Many Faces, In Beauty Med SPA, 21 Minutes to Fit, Peter Bregg Images and Bella Fiore

We would like to thank everyone who came out.

Buy Your Tickets.The Wine Ladies Holiday Special in support of the United Way, Nov 11th, 2010