Made in the Hills – For Your Sweetheart
Consider stepping up the romance with couples’ waltz and tango lessons!
Gifts of jewellery dazzle all the more when they’re one of a kind, such as the freshwater pearls strung by Anne-Marie Warburton 1 at Gallery Gemma 1 in the Alton Mill, or the amethyst necklace from The Manhattan Bead Company 2 in Orangeville. Or impress her with jewellery fashioned from beads handmade at the Beads on Broadway Studio 3. Show how understanding you are by commissioning a studio portrait by this magazine’s photographer Pete Paterson 4 of your partner’s second love, his horse or her motorcycle. Then consider stepping up the romance with couples’ waltz and tango lessons at I Want to Learn to Dance 5, or by booking an oh-so-relaxing mini-holiday for her, or both of you, at Hockley Valley Resort or The Millcroft Inn 6, or one of the local independent spas such as Jade Spa 7 in Bolton.
- Gallery Gemma 14-karat yellow gold and diamond clasp, cultured freshwater pearls $795, in Alton Mill Arts Centre, 1402 Queen St, Alton. 519-938-8386, gallerygemma.com
- Manhattan Bead Company Amethyst necklace $200. 111 Broadway, Orangeville. 519-943-1299, manhattanbeadco.com
- Beads on Broadway Studio Necklace, earrings and bracelet set by Beth Grant and Joan Hope $60–$100. 189 Broadway, Orangeville. 519-941-5249, dragonflyarts.ca
- Pete Paterson Photography Motorcycle portrait $750. 905-584-2310, petepaterson.com
- I Want to Learn to Dance Private lessons $40 per hour, 10 hours $350. 607131 River Rd, Shelburne. 519-925-9197, iwantolearntodance.com
- Millcroft Inn and Spa Escape for two $489–$619. 55 John St, Alton. 1-800-383-3976, vintage-hotels.com/millcroft
- Jade Spa Packages $175–$360. 25 Queen St N, Bolton. 905-951-8659, jadeholisticspa.com
- Hockley Valley Resort Spa packages $179–$442. Hockley Valley Rd at 3rd Line Mono. 519-942-0754, hockley.com