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Hot Shopping: Fancy Furniture Faves in Halifax

Vintage treasures await at Finer Things Antiques

Going for the vintage feel? Visit Finer Things Antiques & Curios on Agricola Street. Style your living space with 19th century furniture pieces or give your home a retro vibe with more up-to-date décor. Choose from antique clocks and wooden chests to solid statues, unique art, vases and more. Drop by and be greeted by Louie the dog, the store’s own mascot.

Or maybe going the contemporary route? Sit back and relax with deluxe furniture pieces from London Loft, located on Upper Water Street. Owner Roberta Munden makes sure to showcase Timothy Oulten home designs. Take a look through the selection of modern trunks, footstools, pillows donned with country flags, classic chandeliers, chairs and comfy sofas. And it’s not just a store. The lofty space also doubles as a spot to host arranged group events.

Weekend Roundup, August 27 to 29

Summer activities are still burning bright this far into August. Take in the sights, do some shopping, and be sure to get in a round of golf!

Take a swing at the Ridge at Manitou golf club

Friday, August 27
Rifle through antiques for treasure at the annual Bracebridge Antique Show & Sale, on today through Sunday. Great finds amongst the jewellery, furniture and quilts!

Kick back, relax and enjoy pizzas, pasta, steak and fish on the dockside patio at the Cottage Waterfront Grill in Huntsville.

Saturday, August 28
They say Marty Curtis is the Michelangelo of butter tarts. Find out for yourself by ordering the Canadian staple at Marty’s World Famous Café. Other filling options abound, from grilled cheese sandwiches to tempting Muskoka apple pies.

Discover some of the country’s best ales, lagers and stouts at the Muskoka Beer Festival. The 19+ event presents an opportunity to sample more than 75 different craft brews, see a wakeboarding show, and participate in a number of other activities.

Sunday, August 29
Whether you’re a seasoned duffer or a relative newcomer to the game, the Ridge at Manitou offers an excellent Muskoka golf experience. Following your round, enjoy the hospitality in the clubhouse lounge and its breathtaking view of Manitouwabing Lake.

Stay young at heart with a trip to Applause! Toy Store. (Or just treat your children.) This toy heaven in Bracebridge is filled with games, toys, puzzles, art supplies, and an interactive kids play area.