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Friday Five: Staycation Edition

Not going away this summer? No worries. You can enjoy the summer right here in Downtown Oakville at these five businesses:

Second Cup – 245 Lakeshore Road East Our staycation starts right here in Canada, at this beloved Canadian coffee chain. Second Cup might be famous for their coffee, but did you know you can also get cool drinks and treats here? On a hot summer day, you’ll be reaching for a second (and third) cup of their refreshing iced t-fusions, which come in 3 delicious flavours: Tropical Passion Green, Berry Bloom Hibiscus and Peach Sunrise Black. And, if you’re wondering where you can find frozen yogurt in Oakville these days, you’ll be thrilled to discover you can order Pinkberry fro-yo topped with everything from strawberry boba to cookie dough here.

Corks Restaurant – 305 Lakeshore Road East Experience a European-style siesta on Corks’ brand new patio, where you can enjoy Spanish and Portuguese inspired tapas and sangria all summer long. Pictured here are their fish and chorizo tacos, hand cut fries and fish sliders. If you’re attending Midnight Madness on July 19, be sure to check out their extended patio, where you can sample dishes from their menu, as well as from their sister restaurants Bru and Seasons.

The British Grocer – 259 Lakeshore Road East Follow up your siesta with some afternoon tea and biscuits from The British Grocer. Offering up more than 400 products imported from the UK, The British Grocer is an Anglophile’s dream! These bestselling McVitie’s Club Orange Biscuits are the perfect treat to go with your afternoon cuppa.

L’Occitane – 162 Lakeshore Road East Add the scent of the tropics to your summer beauty routine with L’Occitane’s limited edition verbena collection. Grown in small plots surrounded by forests in Provence, South of France, their organic verbena has a unique, invigorating scent that will leave you feeling fresh and cool all summer. The collection includes eau de toilette, frappé body cream, shower gel, and hair and body mist – the perfect accompaniments to a hot summer day.

Sola Salons – 256 Church Street Does your hair need some TLC after days spent swimming and lounging in the sun? One of the 14 hair stylists who have set up shop inside of Sola Salons can help. If you’re in the market for a new hairdresser – or if you’re a stylist looking to open your own studio – be sure to check out this unique space on Church Street. No bad hair days here!

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