Friday Five: Afternoon Pick-Me-Ups

Whether you’re visiting Downtown Oakville on your day off or you work in the area and need an afternoon break, here are five places that will put a little pep back into your step:

COBS Bread – 167 Lakeshore Road East 
Freshly baked bread is always a guaranteed pick-me-up. And, with the Lakeshore Road Revitalization Project underway, COBS Bread is helping customers get their carb fix more easily with their mobile food truck. Stationed at the Church and Thomas Street parking lot from Wednesday to Saturday, you can find all of your favourite COBS items here – everything from loaves of bread to scones, mini pizzas and more. You can also find COBS at their regular location at 167 Lakeshore Road East.

Blo Blow Dry Bar – 107 Thomas Street
Cheer yourself up with a perfect hair day. Whether you’re looking for a quick blowout or an elaborate updo, Blo Blow Dry Bar will have you looking catwalk-ready in no time. And, if you need help recreating these looks at home, check out their retail products like the 7Seconds hair care line and invisibobble scrunchies pictured below. 

FIORI Oakville – 179 Lakeshore Road East
Make someone’s day (or treat yourself) with a fresh, hand-crafted floral arrangement from FIORI. Step into their boutique-style walk-in cooler to shop their beautiful bouquets, or work with their florists to create your own. Owner Tony Castagner visits local markets almost daily to hand-select flowers, meaning you’ll get the freshest, most seasonal selection available.

Ron White Shoes – 189 Lakeshore Road East
Step into fall in style with Ron White’s elegant collection of men and women’s footwear. We’re obsessed with the black lace-up booties and crimson combat boots pictured below, but there are so many more styles to choose from. Visit their boutique at 189 Lakeshore Road East to shop their latest styles.


Piazza – 94 George Street

Located in Towne Square, the aptly named Piazza Bistro is a perfect spot to people watch while you enjoy a delicious Italian meal. Pictured here are the Margherita pizza, arancini and arugula salad.

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