Six Things I Look Forward to at the Skeleton Park Arts Festival

spaf_arts_headerI started this blog and moved back to Kingston because of the strong sense of community and local talent. The Skeleton Park neighbourhood does such an amazing job illustrating these aspects that make Kingston wonderful by hosting the Skeleton Park Arts Festival showcasing local musicians, artisans and artists in five days of amazing events for FREE!!

I’m pretty pumped. Here is a list of 6 things I’m looking forward to at the festival this week! Continue reading

Bread 101 at Riva Restaurant

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This week I was pleasantly surprised with the most thoughtful birthday treat by two very close friends. They told me to set aside my Tuesday night with no details of the plans.

After work we drive east on the 401 get off at Joyceville and continue on Highway 2. I have absolutely no clue where we are headed until I see the “Welcome to Gananoque” sign. Then I think, “Riva?” Riva is one of Gananoque’s greatest foodie attractions – I’ve heard amazing things! Continue reading

15 TIPS TO SURVIVE QUEEN’S HOMECOMING

Queen’s Homecoming. It means different things to different Kingstonians. Some roll their eyes at the chaos that is about to ensue, others can’t wait to cheer from the stands Saturday afternoon.

For the freshmen who have just settled into student life, the words “Queen’s Homecoming” mean lots of anticipation for what to expect from  the weekend that has made headlines around the world. Who remembers the infamous flipped car? Continue reading

Paint the Night!

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Paint Nite. This clever concept of mixing painting and cocktails has taken off in local bars all over the world. No experience required, only the willingness to express yourself creatively while potentially getting a buzz. While I would not consider myself an artist, I enjoy the idea painting! I had been thinking about doing a paint night for quite some time before a friend gifted me a Groupon and invited me to join her. Continue reading

Get Your Butt to Bath for the MacKinnon Brothers’ Beer and Music Festival

Do you like beer? Do you like music? What about food trucks? Last question, do you have plans this Sunday? I’ve got an idea for you! The MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company (sponsored by 98.9 The Drive) is hosting “Back to the Farm” this Sunday. “Back to the Farm” is the ultimate summer event filled with great beer, great bands and delicious food located at the MacKinnon Brothers’ farm in Bath on County Road 22. That’s too far, you say? Red House realizes it’s a bit of a drive so they’ve sponsored shuttles running from their downtown and west end locations with pick-up times at 5:00 pm and 6:30 pm and drop offs at 9 pm and 10:30 pm. Problem solved! Continue reading

Get Your Fill at this Food Fiesta

food_fiestaGuys! I found out the most exciting food news today at work. Some of you might have already heard that Thursday night (Aug 20) Loving Spoonful is hosting their third annual Food Fiesta at Lake Ontario Park Pavilion. What is a Food Fiesta? It’s a congregation of talented chefs serving the tastiest bites from their food trucks. Thursday’s event is featuring Mission Street North, Two Nuts in a Truck, The Big Smoke, La Hacienda, Pan Chancho to name a few! Continue reading