Monthly Archives: May 2012

The 3rd Annual AUTISTS Gala

After many months of planning and preparations, the night finally arrived.  The 3rd Annual AUTISTS Gala was a great success.  I had such a great time volunteering for this wonderful cause.  With the charity casino, art auction, donations and ticket sales, we managed to raise over $70,000 for the Geneva Centre.  Many thanks to all who attended, the wonderful sponsors and donors, and a special thank you to the lovely couple that purchased my Colosseo photo at the auction!




Niagara Wine Touring

If you ever find yourself driving down the Queen Elizabeth Expressway on your way to Niagara Falls, and you have a few hours to spare, it’s not the worst idea to get off at Exit 57, Victoria Avenue, Vineland.  Here you will find yourself in the heart of Niagara’s Twenty Valley wine country.  This picturesque area offers rustic nature trails to signature wine touring alongside many prestigious inns, enticing bed and breakfasts, and campgrounds that offer fabulous getaways.  Plus you get to try a lot of great wine!

Twenty Mile Creek, Jordan Village

Cherry orchards blossoming

Cherry orchards

Cherry blossoms

Stoney Ridge Estate Winery

Stoney Ridge Estate Winery

Me trying to get a fresh taste!


Torchio (winepress)

Great legs!

Kacaba barrels

Kacaba Vineyards cellar