With a passion to craft luxury cosmetics without harsh chemicals, pinkginger pampers skin with biodegradable organic skincare lines and beauty products. Exfoliate cheeks like bunnies do with the carrot facial scrub ($24), or moisturize mature mugs sans harmful oils with the calendula hydrating & toning mask ($36.50). The organic dark chocolate mocha body cream ($28) saturates sheaths with dark cacao and rich anti-aging antioxidants while the jasmine & grapefruit organic deodorant ($19) infuses essential oils into arm joints to disguise humans in the event of a botanical takeover. Holistic bods can also find vital haircare, makeup, and gifts for both babies and brothers.
The Amish Store deals in handcrafted wood furniture and accessories built in the United States by Amish communities of Indiana and Ohio for every room, nook, and cranny of the home. Add dimension to dwellings with an extensive selection of stock and made-to-order items, such as large wooden mixing bowls ($72.13) and multistriped cutting boards ($89.38). Keepsakes stay safe in a musical jewellery box ($94.08), and treasured reads and vintage LPs find a rent-controlled home on rustic hickory bookshelves ($555.02+ for three-shelf units). The heirloom-worthy Laurel Victorian bed ($1,109.27/queen) comfortably frames dreams about being framed in traditional spindling and a single bow design. Every piece can be customized with a variety of woods and stains, including hickory, cherry, maple, and quarter-sawn white oak, and furnishings can be fitted with fabrics and leathers (prices vary with fabric, leather, stain and wood options).
Harvesting 29 varieties of apples on its 80-acre orchard, Hall's Apple Market loads its bushels, baked goods, and ciders with handpicked or frozen fruits free of pasteurization and preservatives. Honeycrisp apples ($7 for two litres; $12 for 4 litres) conceal a juicy, slightly acidic taste beneath cream-coloured flesh and a distinctive crisp texture. Made weekly in small batches on a rack and cloth press, sweet apple cider ($3.50 for one litre; $4.50 for two litres) boasts a natural saccharinity without the assistance of added sugar or granulated love sonnets. Signature caramel-apple pecan pie ($15) is concocted from scratch with hand-rolled dough and an amalgamate of apple, caramel, butterscotch, and bits of pecan, and apples and almond paste cram into a flaky strudel ($6) adorned with slivered almonds. Chunks of walnuts and cranberries pile into oatmeal cookies ($4.50 for a package of eight) that treat witch-wary princesses to an apple alternative.
Wineries are often found far down country roads, shrouded by the curling tendrils of their vineyards. At The Wine Garden, though, the entire winemaking experience can be had without setting foot outside of the city.
Yeast bubbles busily in stainless-steel fermentation vessels, transforming the juices of grapes from fertile regions of Chile, Argentina, and California. The fermentation process yields wines that range from crisp chardonnay to heady cabernet franc, the progenitor of cabernet sauvignon, and oak barrels bestow some of the elixirs with a rich maze of tannins. Fruit wines made with peaches, cranberries, or strawberries make refreshing summertime drinks and help work friends mingle with hummingbird friends at parties. Patrons play a major role in the entire process, selecting grapes and siphoning finished wine into bottles. The Wine Garden's gourmets also brew craft beers and stock hot sauces with humourous names such as Blair's Chipotle Death Rain.
Canadian Geographic, crowned Magazine of the Year by the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors in 2010, explores the country's culture and landscape with illuminating articles and sophisticated photography. For more than 80 years, readers' thumbs have voyaged through the magazine's glossy pages without having to resort to hitchhiking, while navigating national stories that cover the revival of railway travel, an action guide for protecting the watershed, and the future of national parks. Award-winning photo spreads unfurl rich landscapes and capture intimate portraits to feed the hungry eyes of more than 3.4 million readers a year. Though Canadian Geographic unveils local environmental issues, its travel edition exposes unconventional vacation spots, budget itineraries, and subterranean unicycle paths.
At Play It Again Sports, locally owned and operated for 20 years, athletes suit up to conquer challenges on the ice, in the field, or on the court with new and used gear from major-league brands such as Bauer, Reebok, and Adidas. An ever-rotating inventory keeps lockers stocked with spare balls, dressers filled with run-ready shorts, and dens populated with gleaming treadmills. Proud recipients of the Gold Standard Store award, amiable staffers stand ready to answer questions or assist with fittings, ensuring that each athlete leaves with the appropriate gear for their needs. Neglected equipment ready to leave storage spaces and rejoin the sporting life can be traded in for cash or credit for gear, completing the ethereal Circle of Sports.