Everybody has them in their jewellery box..... gold necklaces, out of date jewellery, broken pieces, one earring sets, rings with missing stones or gold jewellery you simply don’t want anymore. Why not turn all of that gold into liquid gold ..... cash and at the same time support the Heart and Stroke Foundation? http://ww2.heartandstroke.ca/splash/

We have teamed up with " The Heart of Gold” charity drive established by Sam Rosenbaum, to host a gold selling event with partial proceeds going to the Heart and Stroke Foundation. This event to be held Thursday May 6th, 2010 at the chic Clarin's Skin Spa www.clarinsskinspa.ca in Yorkville is by invitation only and will employ the expert buying services of The Gold Smart Network www.goldsmart.ca in conjunction with Fortunes Fine Jewellers www.fortunes.com to purchase gold and jewellery. The elegant Clarins Skin Spa, will be offering a wide menu of specials on its unparalleled spa services, including pedicures, facials and body treatments, make-up touch ups, mini chair massages and more. Enjoy delectable heart healthy hors d'oeuvres catered by Encore Catering www.encorecatering.com/ and decadent chocolates by Bernard Callebaut, Oakville http://www.bernardcallebaut.com/users/folder.asp while sipping on Girls’ Night Out www.girlsnightoutwines.com wines generously donated by Colio Estate Wines. www.coliowinery.com We invite you to join us for our inaugural “The Heart of Gold” party. Why not turn all of that gold into liquid gold ... WALK OUT WITH SOME CASH and at the same time support the Heart and Stroke Foundation? http://ww2.heartandstroke.ca/splash/ RSVP early to ensure a spot as space is limited. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Having recently lost our own mother in October 2009 after a lengthy and debilitating stroke, we understand firsthand how awful this illness is and how preventable it could have been. We know that our family is only one among many that have been struck by this. Every 7 minutes, someone dies from heart disease or stroke and heart disease and stroke is responsible for one out of three deaths per year. We are proud to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation and hope that you will join us in this wonderful cause. We hope to see you there and raise a glass to your health! A glass of red wine from time to time is good for your heart health! Cheers! The Wine Ladies, Georgia and Susanne What’s happening that evening: · Sell diamonds, vintage and estate jewellery to The GoldSmart Network , professionally evaluated by Fortunes Fine Jewellers, www.fortunes.com/ with the same matching donation to The Heart & Stroke Foundation. A portion of the money you receive will be donated to The Heart & Stroke Foundation with a matching donation by The GoldSmart Network. www.goldsmart.ca · Complimentary Girls Night Out wines www.girlsnightoutwines.com from Colio Estate Wines www.coliowinery.com and the delicious and hors d'oeuvres courtesy of Encore Catering www.encorecatering.com · Enjoy a hand or lip mini treatment, make-up touch up or mini chair massage. http://www.clarinsskinspa.ca · Win one of two Harmony Phi Classic Pendants. An original jewellery creation, courtesy of Fortunes Fine Jewellers www.fortunes.com valued each at $175.00 · Meet The Wine Ladies in person · Gift bag courtesy of our sponsors

Caption: Harmony Phi Classic Pendant

Where it’s happening: · Clarins Spa, 87 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M5R 1C1 · Thursday May 6th 2010 from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm · Attendance strictly limited · This is a PRIVATE party, no cover or admission charges, but strictly This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. · This is a fund raiser: bring all the gold you can sell, your own or your friends’ How to register: · Email The Wine Ladies at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ( limited to 100 guests only) · Call The GoldSmart Network at 416-594-6533 in Toronto. Outside Toronto local area call Toll Free at 1-877-599-6533 If you would like to know about wine and your health, the Heart and Stroke Foundation and how you can turn your old gold into liquid cash join us at www.thatchannel.com on Wednesday April 21st,2010 at 2:30-3:30PM for The Wine Ladies TV show. For a complete podcast of The Wine Ladies TV go to www.thatchannel.com/thewineladies Some Important Facts about Heart and Stroke Heart disease and stroke is responsible for one out of three deaths per year Every 7 minutes, someone dies from heart disease or stroke Every 10 minutes, someone dies or is disabled by stroke, and if we can’t support further research and reduce prevalence, in 10 years this could be every five minutes Heart disease and stroke are extremely serious, complex and frequently fatal diseases Survivors often require the most advanced care available Heart disease and stroke have a greater impact on Canadians’ health than all other diseases combined – including cancer Almost 1 in 5 Canadians over the age of 65 are living with some form of heart disease of stroke 300,000 people in Canada are living with the effects of stroke and this number is predicted to increase significantly with our aging population Heart disease and stroke costs the Canadian economy over $22.2 billion a year including direct healthcare costs, as well as indirect economic costs related to disability and death The rates are on the decline and has been since 1951 though the amount of cases are going up because we have a larger population and people who are living longer.

On February 17, approximately 75 guests gathered at Cucci Restaurant in Oakville for The Wine Ladies Wine Tasting Dinner for the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. “Our mom passed away in 2009 from Heart and Stroke disease, and we saw first-hand the devastation of this kind of illness”. says Susanne. According to Statistics Canada, there are over 50,000 strokes in Canada each year, resulting in one stroke occurring every 10 minutes. It is the number one killer of women in Canada and the third largest killer in Canada for men and women. And says Georgia, “When you offer people food and wine, you’re opening up your heart with love, and a glass of red wine every day is good for the heart and the soul. “As The Wine Ladies we want people to know that.” Experience three award winning winemakers and wineries from the prestigious Niagara region including Marco Piccoli from Jackson-Triggs, Viticulturist Matt Speck from Henry of Pelham and new kid on the block GreenLane Winery with winemaker Dianne Smith. The evening was a spectacular success and The Wine Ladies TV was there to capture it all. Many thanks to our generous partners and sponsors for making this all possible including: Wineries: Jackson-Triggs, Henry of Pelham, GreenLane Estate Winery, Silver Sponsors: Fortune Jewelers, O'Connor MacLeod Hanna LLP, Bronze Sponsors: Jason Greenlees RBC Dominion Securities, mdapps.ca, SPONSORS: Aradia Fitness,Beads4Health,Brix Chocolate for wine Burrows, Cambria Natural Quartz Surfaces, Cucci Ristorante, Enchanted Decor, Guess Seductive, Higgins Event Rentals, Inspire Cosmetics, Le Beau Optical Boutique, Nature’s Source, Ravi Instant Wine Refresher, Ridolfi, Senzu, Shaw Festival, Silkeborg, slik inc pr & communications, SNAP Oakville, Sony Music, tfnc London, Oakville.com ,Oakville Voice, TCHD Magazine, Wine Awakenings, YYZEvents Steve Blackburn, Wine Access Magazine, Vinturi Wine Aerators To view pictures from the evening. http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=74962673175&aid=267585

 

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June 17th-18th 1000 Islands Wine and Food Festival Did you know that ... .....there are over 1,800 islands in the 1000 Islands Region, shared between the United States and Canada? .....that George Boldt the proprietor of the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City built a castle as a tribute to his wife, who perished at a young age before the castle was completed. Boldt, heartbroken, left the island and stopped the construction of the partly erected castle. It stands to this day unfinished.

 

....that Thousand Islands Salad Dressing was developed in the late 1800s by Oscar of the Waldorf while accompanying his manager, George Boldt on a fishing excursion on the St. Lawrence River. Thousand Island Dressing: 1 cup mayonnaise,1/4 cup chopped green olives,3 tablespoons chopped capers,1 small onion finely grated,1 tablespoon tomato paste,1/2 teaspoon chilli sauce Join us for the 1000 Island Wine and Food Festival taking place (June 17th-18th) all weekend long at the Brockville Memorial Center. Dine on delicious cuisine created by local award winning restaurants and local food purveyors from heavenly cheesecakes, to fresh roasted coffee, pancakes, artisan cheese ,olive oils and more. Taste local and international wine, spirits and beer and be entertained by some of the best jazz music in the country. The 11th annual 1000 Islands Jazz Festival, named the Canada’s “Best Small Jazz Festival in Canada” happens to be taking place at the same time, so while you enjoy the many fruits of the 1000 Islands you’ll be able to take in the tunes of popular jazz artists while sipping on your favourite vino of choice. Look for the giant jar of corks, count them at Brockville Tourism and you could win a surprise prize!

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A very special thank-you to our Gold Sponsor Rumi Galleries located in Mississauga, Ontario for sponsoring The East Meets West Celebrity Winemaker’s Dinner at 3 S’s Restaurant Sept 22nd, 2011. For tickets click here. Enriching an underprivileged child’s life through creative and artistic expression. Proven to build confidence and life skills, ArtHouse, the charitable organization offers cost free programs serving children regardless of socio economic status. Established in 1981, Rumi Galleries is one of Eastern North America's premier galleries specializing in 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th century antiques and fine art. With locations in Ontario, Canada and Connecticut, USA and provides clients with exceptional service and taking pride in offering only the highest quality antiques and fine art.

With a vast inventory and extensive show space we have something to suit all tastes, ensuring a visit to either of our locations will be a pleasant one. Our outstanding online gallery provides the opportunity to view our full inventory, regardless of its location. We invite you to call upon our expertise when selecting antiques or fine art for your personal collection. Up coming exhibits at Rumi Galleries October 1st-15th Nicholas Malcolm Nicholas Malcolm was born in 1958. Following in his father’s footsteps Nicholas began working as an apprentice in the family’s real estate business. After two years of studying economics at McMaster University, Nicholas took on the role of designing and developing residential spaces. It was during this period that he discovered his passion for fine art, experimenting with colour and design while painting all forms of walls, balconies, apartment complexes and houses. In 2007 Nicholas set up his own private studio and began to express himself through a series of experimental works. His current series is a development of his living experience and follows in the footsteps of the Automatists.

November 12th - 26th Sonja Hidas Sonja Hidas was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1968. She studied Illustration and Design at Dawson College, Montreal, 1985-88. Sonja received recognition provincially in 2007 when her work was selected for the cover of Community Matters by Community Arts Ontario. In 2008 she was awarded grants by the Ontario Arts Council and The City of Mississauga for Hot Box Mississauga, a multi-arts community installation for the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the historic Mississauga Train Derailment and Evacuation of 1979. In 2009 Sonja was mentored by Reinhard Reitzenstein as part of the Burlington Sculpture Mentorship project. She continues to work with him on HotBox Joshua Creek, an outdoor educational program located at the Joshua Creek Heritage and Arts Centre, that will produce environmentally-friendly and site specific installations in Oakville, Ontario.

Rumi Galleries are located at 55 Woodlawn Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 3K7 905-274-3616

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For tickets: Click Here or call 905-338-6797 We'd like to invite you to a very special evening. The Wine Ladies Holiday Mix n Mingle Wine Tasting taking place in the beautiful space at Rumi Galleries located in Mississauga. It is sure to be the party of the season, mix and mingle while you sip on exclusive wines from around the world ( not available at the LCBO or Vintages),and enjoy delectable appetizers created by Executive Chef Lan Hoang of the 3s's Restaurant.

Find like minded palates, whether you're a fan of California Cabernet, have a soft spot for silky sultry Pinot Noir or simply can't refuse a glass of bubbly. The wines will be available to purchase but only by the case so we're making it simple, meet a mate and mix a case, just in time for the holidays or just come and have a wonderful time, in a beautiful venue, surrounded by stunning art, while you enjoy the sounds of our pianist, the ultimate entertainer David Johanns. We'll have prizes and loot bags for everyone too, so kick off your holiday season with us, at The Wine Ladies Holiday Mix and Mingle wine tasting November 17th at Rumi Galleries. Event Details Date: Thursday November 17th, 2011 Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm 7:00pm- 10:00pm: Reception, musical performance, appetizers and wine tasting, prizes and loot bags . Place: Rumi Galleries 55 Woodlawn Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario L5G 3K7 Cost: $60.00 (HST included) For tickets: Click Here or call 905-338-6797 Meet The Artist- David Johanns

The versatile style of David Johanns places him among the most in-demand, prolific pianists, vocalists and composers on the recording and live appearance scene today. With a repertoire steeped in the music of Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Joe Williams and other giants of the Great American Songbook, Johanns succeeds in offering a charismatic and adventurous style, while infusing the moment with originality. Strongly influenced by the music of Oscar Peterson, Frank Sinatra, Mel Torme, Tony Bennet, Bill Evans and Keith Jarret Johanns continues to hone his craft. Currently based in Toronto Canada Johanns performs with his group at festivals, weddings, corporate events and the local live scene. He performs regularly with Ross McIntyrs and Jay Mcllwain. If you have not heard Johanns live you probably still have heard his music. Through Yohands Music Productions and Colloaborating with other local artists and engineers including Waleed Abdull Hammeed, Jack Preobrazinski, Goeff Yong, and Claudio Vena, Johanns has scored over 100 television shows. From documentaries involving African Elephants in heat, dictators being overthrown in violent coups to commercials selling Levi’s, Coors, Toyota and Gatorade and films with crazed women bandits stealing diamonds johanns has created scores to make it as emotionally affective. Continuing in his musical journey Johanns is currently recording new material covering both original compositions and standards which will be released via CD and downloads this year. About The Wine Ladies The Wine Ladies, Georgia and Susanne founded by entrepreneur sister team in 2003, take life one sip at a time as they share the splendour of food and wine for all and the wonderful lifestyle it entails. Regular national TV personalities, columnists and hosts of their own weekly TV and radio show about wine, food and lifestyle these ladies share their passion and live life to the fullest and without hesitation. Their motto "everything in life somehow comes back to the vine" keeps their audiences entertained and informed. Contact them at TheWineLadies.com.

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