VALENTINES DAY (PART 2): Heart-Shaped Hot Tub

“Love furniture” has been a part of America’s design legacy since the 1950s. Beginning with the heart-shaped hot tub, and evolving into vibrating, velvet-lined beds, pink shag carpets and champagne glass whirlpools, this legacy was largely developed by the average mom-and-pop owners across America. Forever tied to the popular imagination on motels throughout North America, …

Valentines Day (Part 1): Honeymoon Capital

The first publicized honeymoon trip to Niagara Falls was in 1802 by Theodosia Burr, daughter of Aaron Burr, the Vice President of the United States. Soon after, in 1804, Jerome Buonaparte, brother of the more famous Napoleon, traveled with his new American wife Elizabeth Paterson from New Orleans for the same reason. The history behind Niagara …

Lost Reservations

The Niagara Region has played an important role in the development of Canadian identity. From aboriginal “neutrals” to honeymoon capital, Niagara evolved from it’s Upper Canadian roots into a true tourist mecca. Linked with the nostalgia of a newly accessible road trip, Niagara and its tourism can be first tied to the “North American Grand Tour” and …