Style destination: Schomberg, Ontario
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Where to shop: The Dog Tack Shop
Crafted in Schomberg, collars and leads from The Dog Tack Shop are handmade using only the finest-quality bridle leather and solid brass hardware. You can purchase custom stylish pet accessories (from $95) for your favourite furball from its online shop.
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Where to eat and drink: Grackle Coffee Company
I can honestly say that the Grackle Coffee Company is one of my favourite cafes in the world and, to boot, they have the most delicious chocolate chip cookies. This place is reason enough to travel to Schomberg. 208 Main St., gracklecoffee.com.
Illustration by Emilie Simpson
What to do: A Main Street Christmas
A Main Street Christmas has become a true celebration in this lovely little town. There’s lots to see and do at this one-day event, including musicians and carollers, Santa and his reindeer, food and drink tastings and special gifts. The grand finale is the famous Farmers’ Parade of Lights, with tractors decked in a spectacular show of lights, which starts at 8 p.m, schomberg.ca.
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Where to eat: The Scruffy Duck
Located in a former feed mill on picturesque Main Street, The Scruffy Duck hasn’t lost any of its old charm with its soaring ceiling and hardwood floors. If you’re in an indulgent mood, try the restaurant’s juicy 10-ounce burger. 357 Main St., 905-939-7772.
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Where to shop: La Maison Boutique
In keeping with Schomberg’s historic, rural atmosphere, La Maison Boutique offers classic French country-style furniture, as well as elegant linens and home accessories. I stocked up on beautiful Christmas gifts, including these Apothecary Guild scented candles (from $39) with glass domes. 214 Main St., lamaisonmmx.com.