The final few weeks of 2018 are upon us. In whatever ways you may celebrate the season, it’s the perfect opportunity to take that well-deserved time away from work or school and to rest and recharge. A change of surroundings - be it getting outdoors for a nature walk, winter activities like snowshoeing, and skiing, or simply visiting friends and family - has enormous benefits, helping us to disconnect. It’s time to focus on family and being good to yourself — Happy Holidays!
Move-in Ready Condos and Towns
If buying and moving home figures prominently in your New Year plans, take a look at the Move-in Ready homes available at our PACE on Main and Uptownes communities in Stouffville.
PACE on Main is the ideal central location for walking, shopping and dining along with the convenience of the GO Train nearby!
Pack a suitcase and move to a completely furnished former Model Home at Uptownes. Three different options await you!
New Year's Eve Celebrations
Wherever you are and whatever you’re in the mood for this December 31, it’s quite likely there’s an event you can attend to ring in the New Year. Here are a few suggestions:
The free Family First Night from 6pm to 9pm at the Aurora Family Leisure Centre has skating, swimming, entertainment and activities.
Don't miss Pickering's free family skate and swim with games, prizes and New Year's Eve countdown.
Enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, meet Olaf and ring in the New Year with an amazing fireworks display at Memorial Park Pavilion on Park Drive.
Ripley's Aquarium promises good ol' fashioned rock n' roll, food and dancing
The annual Nathan Phillips Square celebration is a great free family outdoor event with fireworks, live performances and skating parties.
Noteworthy and New
In a column published in HOMES Magazine's November issue, Louie Morizio, Senior Vice President, Construction for Geranium highlighted ways in which builders achieve energy efficiency in new homes. Makes for an interesting read!
Home Recipes and Décor
The Best Hot Chocolate
In winter, there's nothing like a mug of hot chocolate, especially after being outside. This recipe will be adored by adults and kids alike!
INGREDIENTS (serve 4 to 6)
3 cups milk
1 cup half-and-half
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ cup sugar
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Combine milk and half-and-half in a saucepan and heat to a simmer over medium heat. Meanwhile stir together the dry ingredients. Add the hot milk, a few teaspoons at a time, into the cocoa mixture to make a smooth paste. Scrape the cocoa paste mixture into the saucepan with the milk and simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in the vanilla and pour into cups or keep hot in a thermos. Best served with whipped cream or mini-marshmallows.
2019 Décor
2018 was the year of bold, strong colours balanced by neutrals. For 2019, earth tones are back in vogue to balance some of last year’s colour.
Deep, rich earthy hues, particularly on an accent wall or cabinetry, will act as a gorgeous compromise to accentuate your décor.
So keep it down-to-earth this year and make your 2019 chic and fabulous.
Meet The Geranium Team
Our team is a huge part of what makes us successful and while you may never have the chance to meet us all in person this space is reserved for them. In this issue we’re profiling Christine Flynn, Business Systems & Process Coordinator. Christine interacts with every department in the company through system administration, testing, training and implementation. She’s also a Montreal Canadiens supporter but we don’t hold that against her!
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