Made in the Hills – For Your Sweetheart

Consider stepping up the romance with couples’ waltz and tango lessons!

November 19, 2013 | | Arts

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.

  1. 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
  2. Manhattan Bead Company Amethyst necklace $200. 111 Broadway, Orangeville. 519-943-1299, manhattanbeadco.com
  3. 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
  4. Pete Paterson Photography Motorcycle portrait $750. 905-584-2310, petepaterson.com
  5. I Want to Learn to Dance Private lessons $40 per hour, 10 hours $350. 607131 River Rd, Shelburne. 519-925-9197, iwantolearntodance.com
  6. Millcroft Inn and Spa Escape for two $489–$619. 55 John St, Alton. 1-800-383-3976, vintage-hotels.com/millcroft
  7. Jade Spa Packages $175–$360. 25 Queen St N, Bolton. 905-951-8659, jadeholisticspa.com
  8. Hockley Valley Resort Spa packages $179–$442. Hockley Valley Rd at 3rd Line Mono. 519-942-0754, hockley.com

About the Author More by Tony Reynolds

Tony Reynolds is a freelance writer who lives happily above Broadway in Orangeville.

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