Monthly Archives: March 2015

Flowers for every room in your apartment

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Kitchen

Enhance your apartment space and add some fresh flavours to your culinary creations by growing your own herbs and spices. Rosemary, sage, basil and oregano all enjoy a large amount of sunlight and will make an excellent addition to meats, sauces and breads. Tarragon, garlic and marjoram can also be grown in the kitchen. In addition to enjoying sunlight, herbs also need humidity and fresh air. Fill the kitchen windowsill with flowering options like Daffodils, Snowdrops, African Violets and Morning Glory. For all your gardening needs, drop by Klomps Nursery and Garden Center at 3994 Perth Line 20 in Saint Paul’s Station. The nursery is a seven-minute drive from the Avon Place Apartments.

 

Bathroom

Plants that require low light and humid conditions are an ideal choice for bathroom spaces. If you’re looking for a beautiful flower that will thrive in your bathroom, the Peace Lily is the flower that comes to mind. Creamy white flowers, glossy green leaves that tolerate medium, indirect sunlight and air-purifying traits are a few characteristics of this favourite houseplant. Keep the soil slightly moist and wait a few months before repotting to ensure a healthy, happy plant. Located at 48 Wellington Street, Catherine Wright Designs currently sells peace lily arrangements and a variety of other fantastic flowers. The store is a four-minute drive and 26-minute walk from the apartments. Even in the worst light conditions the Cast Iron Plant will survive. This low-maintenance plant isn’t too picky about frequent watering and consistent temperatures. While this plant doesn’t need too much TLC, make sure to wipe down or shower the leaves with water to remove dust build up.

 

Living Room

Summer Snapdragons, Coleus and Areca Palm Trees are all great living room plants. Snapdragons add a subtle grape scent and colourful bloom into the space, while the Coleus plant is available in a variety of colours. According to NASA, the Areca Palm Tree is an excellent air humidifier that removes carbon dioxide and toxins from the air, with an air-purifying score of 8.5. These plants last the longest if their stems are cut and they’re placed in a vase. Drop by Al Smith’s Flowers Ltd and take a look at their colourful flower creations. Located at 583 Dundas Street in Woodstock, the store is a 34-minute drive from the Avon Place Apartments.

 

Bedroom

Breathe easier in your bedroom with plants that purify the existing air quality. English Ivy’s dense foliage absorbs formaldehyde, found in floorboards and carpet dyes. This plant is perfect for cosier spaces with minimal light. Be sure to handle this plant with care as it is known to cause skin irritation and is poisonous if eaten. Mother-in-law’s tongue, also known as Snake Plant, absorbs carbon monoxide and releases oxygen back into the air. Located at 27 York Street, Flowers on York is a great spot to pick up some colourful flowers and unique arrangements. The apartments are a five-minute drive and 29-minute walk from the store.
Give your apartment some natural appeal by placing flowers and plants all around. Located at 359-397 Railway Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Avon Place Apartments are an ideal option situated in the charming city of Stratford.

 

 

Savour the season in Stratford

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Rundles Restaurant
Located within Rundles Restaurant in the heart of Stratford, Rundles Cooking Classes offer unique, hands-on culinary experience with chef Neil Baxter. Chef Baxter’s classes focus on experimenting with flavours, embracing curiosity and enhancing the culinary knowledge of those in attendance. Since first starting his classes in 1984, Chef Baxter has welcomed old and new members while sharing his expertise. Weekend Cooking Classes aimed at individuals or small groups with all skill levels start the weekend of March 27th and end the weekend of May 8th. Take a look at the Weekend Cooking Classes Menus from previous years and select weekend times that fit with your schedule. Private or corporate cooking experiences with Chef Neil Baxter are also available for groups of 14-20. Located at 9 Cobourg Street, Rundles is a four-minute drive and 28-minute walk from the Avon Place Apartments.

 

Tea Leaves Tea Tasting Bar

Savour some delicious tea offerings at the Tea Leaves Tea Tasting Bar. Open Wednesday to Saturday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or by appointment, you can sample beverages at almost anytime. While the tea tasting bar can accommodate several people, it is recommended that you book in advance for groups of up to 12 people. The tasting bar often has a variety of events, seminars and classes running. Past events include Tea and Honey Tasting, Tea and Chocolate Tastings, and Rare and Precious Tea Tastings. Pre-registration is required for all of Tea Leaves’ events. Located at 433 Eric Street, this quaint tasting room is a two-minute drive and 10-minute walk from the Stratford apartments.

 

The Milky Whey Cheese Pairings

Every year Savour Stratford showcases local foods and exquisite culinary combinations at its tastings. All tastings take place on Saturday afternoons and pricing starts at $30.00 per person. Currently, The Milky Whey in downtown Stratford is host to a variety of these tastings. Celebrate Valentine’s Day by enjoying six pairings at the $35.00 Soft & Supple Cheese meets Fortified Libation event. The event runs on February 14th from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Pamper your palate with Spain’s ancient grape varieties paired with cheese at the Spanish Wines & Cheese Pairings on February 28th. For those interested in sampling and pairing UK Beer and Cheeses, the UK Beer and Cheese Pairings event on March 21st is for you. Tickets can be order by calling 1 (800) 561-7926 or purchased online. Book early to avoid missing out on these palate-pleasing events. The Avon Place Apartments are a four-minute drive and 27-minute walk from the cheese shop located at 118 Ontario Street.

 

Savour the season in Stratford by feasting your eyes and your stomachs on these mouthwatering events. Located at 359-397 Railway Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Avon Place Apartments offer residents a charming rental option in the city of Stratford.

 

 

 

Stratford’s best coffee shops

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Balzac’s Coffee Roastery

With the credo “Natural, Sustainable, Artisanal, Local,” Balzac’s Coffee Roastery offers patrons nothing but the finest selection of coffees, products and treats all made with locally sourced, organic ingredients. Since 1997, the roastery has been providing the community with Fair Trade Organic coffee, cocoa and sugar. The very first Balzac opened in Stratford in 1996 and remains there to this day. Enjoy some limited edition seasonally sourced coffee from Balzac’s direct trade bean selections or enjoy some “‘Slow Food’ prepared quickly, not ‘Fast Food.’” Feel free to consult Balzac’s Roast Guide for more information about their unique, handcrafted coffee roasting practices and products. Located at 149 Ontario Street, Balzac’s is a four-minute drive and 28-minute walk from the Avon Place Apartments.

 

Revel Caffe

Revel Caffe is a great place to visit for a delicious selection of pastries and beverages or simply as a spot to rest your head after a long day. Located at 37 Market Place, the café is a 24-minute walk and five-minute drive from the Stratford apartments. With friendly staff behind the counter, customers are bound to stumble upon a new café treat or drink to try.

 

Slave to the Grind

Owned and democratically operated by Your Local Market Co-operative Inc., The Grind is a funky espresso bar that offers a wide selection of coffees, teas and baked goods. The Grind is an official supplier of coffee brands that include Fire Roasted, Tea Leaves and Planet Bean. Located at 46 Ontario Street, The Grind is a 26-minute walk and four-minute drive from the Avon Place Apartments. In addition to coffee, the espresso bar also hosts events, including a cheese tasting on April 16th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and a Barista Jam Session on May 5th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

 

Cafe Ten

If you love sweets with your coffee or tea, Café Ten has a large selection of cakes and pastries to pair alongside your beverage. The café is located at 10 Downie Street, which is a four-minute drive and 26-minute walk from the Avon Place Apartments. They also have a lunch menu that includes soups, sandwiches and pizzas. Drop by for a full meal or skip right to the dessert and coffee course.

 

Get your daily dose of caffeine and homemade treats by visiting one of Stratford’s charming coffee shops. Located at 359-397 Railway Avenue, Williams and McDaniel’s Avon Place Apartment offer residents an ideal rental option in a town filled with character and history.