Celebs Suburban Stars from Suburban Life Magazine.
Our good friend Kathryn Kates contributing writer for and The Toronto Star’s Saturday At Home With columnist asked us if we would like to showcase our homes in the magazine. We thought what a great way for people to get to know us a little bit more.
Although we are close as sisters and live close to each other,one street over and ten houses down, our decorating styles couldn’t be more different. We each have our own distinct styles.
Georgia’s style is more modern, sleek and minimalist. She likes clean lines and big sunny windows. Just like her smile and personality.
Susanne tends to be a little over dramatic from time to time maybe even a bit flamboyant. Romance is very important to me.
Although our home decorating styles are different we agree when we pick a wine for dinner. Georgia’s wine cellar at home is fully stocked with a great selection f over 5000 bottles.
For other celebrity home features you can read Kathryn’s articles and stories in The Toronto Star every Saturday as well as 6 times a year in Suburban Life.
Uncorking prize homes
Georgia Mensé-Chase and Susanne Seelig-Mensé are sisters known to lovers of the grape as the Wine Ladies. Owners of a small wine agency, the Montreal-born oenophiles have become media darlings in recent years.
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Tiffany Bourque Co-Founder with her sister Amber Gille and owners of the Spa in the Village, a luxurious upscale Spa founded in 1987. Recognized as an industry leader in cutting edge solutions in beauty and relaxation, the sisters have introduced a new treatment protocol that we experienced first hand! You won’t want to miss out on hearing more! And be sure to join us March 5th for a fabulous wine and food event featuring a very special new spa treatment, SharpLight! The latest technology in hair removal, skin resurfacing and body conturing.
At Spa in the Village we care about each other and we care about our clients. We do facials, massage, IPL hair removal, skin tightening, electrolysis, waxing, sugaring, threading, body scrubs, manicures, pedicures and so much more….
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We have a terrific show lined up for you today. It may be a little chilly out there but guess what? We’re going to heat things up a little here today and warm our hearts talking about passion, and romance and wine and chocolate! Why? Because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Today we pay homage to February 14th, the most romantic day of the year.
We have all the bases covered with our esteemed guests, from a special bottle of wine, to delectable truffles, a unique and delicious chocolate “spirit” and to love and loving relationships.
And that is where we’re going to start, with amour, with our first guest. She is an international speaker, television personality, an educator and entertainer and she has a PHD in Sexual Health Education. Plus she is a relationship expert, she is Jessica O’Reilly, Dr. Jess, The Sex Doctor. Dr. Jess is here to fill us in on some do’s and don’ts for your Valentine. Some tips on keeping your relationship real and connected!
Oh and if you don’t have a Valentine this year, tips on enjoying this special day anyways! Love Dr. Jess’s approach. We watched a few of her videos. Definitely some awesome advice, for the new relationships yes, but also for the ones that have stood the test of time!
Listen to Dr. Jess on the audio podcast here. (5:26 minutes in the show)
Research shows the top 5 craved things across the board is…
Our second guest will know that better than anyone. She is Ingrid Laderach Steven, Swiss Master Chocolatier extraordinaire. Ingrid founded her store the Swiss Master Chocolate Boutique, 33 years ago and has been pleasing chocolate lovers with her stunning authentic Swiss chocolates ever since.
Fans include the likes of NASA astronauts and President Clinton! Ingrid to fill us in the different kinds of chocolate. Why is Swiss chocolate considered the best? Is it really an aphrodisiac?
We’d now like to welcome from the glorious romantic region of Tuscany, Senore Duccio Dogi, Senore Duccio is the Sales manager for the producer Fattorio Viticcio. They have been producing wine for over 45 years among the rolling green hills of Tuscan wine country in Greve in Chianti between the historic and enchanting cities of Florence and Siena
Today Fattorio Viticcioboasts 120 hectares of estate owned vineyards among the hills in Chianti Classico and Maremma. Senore Duccio is here to tell us more about this stunning region, and the beautiful wines Viticcio produces including a very special release for Valentines Day!
And in our final segment we’ll turn our attention to still on a chocolate note, but in an absolutely decadent spirit. It is the 360 Double Chocolate Vodka!!! And it is so delish. It is produced by McCormick Distilling, which is the planets first eco-friendly vodka.
To tell us all about it we’ll chat with Vice President of Marketing McCormick Distilling Patrick Fee.
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On today’s show we are celebrating with a wonderful group of guests… a charismatic winemaker from Italy, ( Gruppo Mezzacorona) a local artisan with a great Christmas gift idea for the wine and food lover in your life (Celtic Relics) and a spirit that’s a perfect ingredient to the classic Christmas drink, Eggnog. (El Dorado Rum)
So joining us first, calling in from the historic beautiful region of Trento, Italy, Lucio Matricardi of Gruppo Mezzacorona.
Lucio earned his Ph.D. in viticulture and enology from the University of California at Davis and has worked at wineries from around the globe.
We recently had the honour of attending a very special luncheon here in Toronto hosted by Woodman Wines & Spirits whereby Lucio was the guest of honour. A spectacular tasting of the winery’s portfolio including the iconic Mezzacorona Pinot Grigio, one of the most popular wines enjoyed all over the world.
It never ceases to amaze us the power of social media and the incredible connections and discoveries that can be made. This is how we discovered our next guest.
Josh Dalziel owner ofCeltic Relics custom woodworking based out of Fergus, Ontario. Josh creates the most spectacular handmade, custom, live edge designed beauties, including charcuterie boards, tipsy timbers for shots and more.
He has an incredible story of courage and determination!
We recently had the opportunity to enjoy a tasting of Mr Caleb’s rums as well as a few delicious Christmas cocktails. Enjoy!
To a Collins glass add rum, lime juice, fresh cranberries and maple syrup. Stir well. Clap mint in your hand and drop it in the glass. Add crushed ice and stir up the ingredients from the bottom of the glass until mixed well. Garnish with a generous offering of mint sprigs, a few cranberries and dust with icing sugar on the leaves. Serve with a red and white striped paper straw.
Add rum, eggnog, extract and bitters to a shaker filled with ice. Shake well and strain into a large rocks glass without ice. Grate nutmeg and cinnamon over the top of the glass and serve.
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This stunning Celtic Relics tipsy timber 10 shot board valued at $140.00 could be yours! Handmade right here in Ontario by local artisan Josh Dalziel. This fabulous prize will be sure to add fun, joy and style to your Christmas and the Holiday Season. Holidays are for family, friends and large amounts of shots! I’m Irish you’re Irish let’s all do some Irish Whiskey!
Challenge yourself through our live adventure game which involves solving a series of puzzles and riddles, using a variety of clues, hints and strategies to achieve your objective! An amazingly fun and interactive experience for any group of 2 – 8 players! You plus 5 of your friends can play and solve the challenge! Value: $150 plus hst.
Grape Escape Rooms is located at 1627 Niagara Stone Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake, L0S 1J0
3.Tag your drinking partner! (Each friend you tag = One entry) Unlimited tags and entries. We will randomly select a winner from the comments below, so stay tuned here and turn on post notifications to see our winner announcement. Contest ends – Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 at noon EST. Our winners will be contacted through Instagram DMs & announced in our Instagram Stories. The prizes will be shipped directly to you.
We invite you to check out our audio podcast on Mixcloud. Episode 83: Yes Way, Rose! Celebrate all things rose for International Rose Day June 8
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Love wine and fashion? Well one lucky mother and guest will join The Wine Ladies May 19th at Calamus Estate Winery and receive an unbelievable experience plus fashions from Real Housewives of Toronto star Joan Kelley Walker’s new fashion collection!
YOUR winery experience will begin in the 100 year old barn tasting room with a sampling of three (3) Calamus Estate Winery’s most popular award winning vintages. After that then join us on the stunning brand new patio restaurant for farm fresh salad, an our arrow head wooden charcuterie board and choice of fresh stone oven pizza. Plus a special service from a Dutch wooden shoe…..
Grand Opening Weekend Party May 18th and 19th, 2019
You will also walk away with a collection of Joan Kelly Walker Fashions to complete your Mother’s Day experience.
Please make sure that you are available to attend and claim your prize on Sunday, May 19th, 2019. 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Calamus Estate Winery is located ate 3100 Glen Road Jordan, ON L0R 1S0 Phone: 905-562-9303
3.Tag your drinking partner! (Each friend you tag = One entry) Unlimited tags and entries. We will randomly select a winner from the comments below, so stay tuned here and turn on post notifications to see our winner announcement. Contest ends – Sunday, May 12th, 2019 at noon EST. Our winners will be contacted through Instagram DMs & announced in our Instagram Stories. The prizes will be shipped directly to you.
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Coming up on today’s show, we salute all the moms, grand-moms and mothers to be, with their very special day just around the corner Mother’s Day of course, a tradition by the way that started 105 years ago in 1914! The creator of the holiday was social activist Anna Jarvis, from Virginia, who after her mom passed away worked tirelessly to establish a special day for her and other mothers of course. And it was actually Woodrow Wilson who finally took notice, clever man and he’s the guy who declared every second Sunday in May a national holiday aptly named Mothers Day!
We are going to share with you a few ideas on how to help make your mom’s day a little extra special, with our two very fabulous guests today as always.Plus for one lucky Mom, we will be giving away a Marvelous Mother’s Day Gift including wine, a wine experience and fashion ! Valued at $600!!
And speaking of fashion and mom’s our first guest, many of you already know her from the hit TV Show The Real Housewives of Toronto. She is a celebrity, an entrepreneur, journalist, philanthropist, and a fashionista. This lovely lady recently launched her own fashion line the Joan Kelley Walker Collection which combines her passion for philanthropy and her long time love of fashion. Proceeds from sales of the Joan Kelley Walker Collection towards feeding Canada’s children through the Breakfast Club of Canada.
Joan will fill us in on how she juggles motherhood and the various roles she has taken on, we’ll learn more about how she got started, her new collection, her life as a TV star and more!
Next, we welcome Peter Van-Helsdingen of Calamus Estate Winery to the show. Peter and his wife Rosalee realized their life long dream of owning a winery with their recent purchase of Calamus Estate Winery, located in Niagara, producing award winning wines. They are so thrilled and passionate about the winery, some of the beautiful additions that they have made including a 3 tier deck over looking Balls Falls. Peter and Rosalee have been very generous in their contribution to our Marvelous Mothers Day prizes. We are going to chat with Peter about that, about his wines and the super cool Observatory they have there right at the winery!
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On this exciting podcast…Cannabis QuickStrip will be the smoke-free topic!!! The disruptive technology QuickStrip —No Smoke, No Smell and No Stigma delivery system!
QuickStrip is a unique technology to deliver nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and therapeutic health products, anytime, anywhere. And now cannabis QuickStrip too!Rapid-Dose Therapeutic. is publicly traded on the Canadian Securities Exchange (DOSE:CSE)
Kristina Shea, Marketing & Communications Director Rapid-Dose Therapeutics, makers of QuickStrip.Weed can now be enjoyed in a more subtle, socially acceptable and highly efficient way. No smoke, smell, no stigma, portable and so much more!
Cannabis QuickStrip will be available in Canada May 2019.
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