Get ready to break out of those winter doldrums Londoners. There are two fabulous events going on in London, Ontario this weekend that I have to tell you about. Get out of the house and go check out the Lifestyle Home Show and take in a bite to eat at Londonlicious!

The 20th Annual Lifestyle Home Show will be held at the Western Fair District this weekend. The show is back for another fabulous year, from January 25-27, 2013. Doors will be open 12-9 pm on Friday, 10 am – 8 pm on Saturday and 11 am – 5 pm on Sunday. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and is free for children aged 12 and under. There are over 350 vendors scheduled to be there with a wide variety of products and services for your home. If you are thinking about building, renovating or decorating this year, you have to head down to the show. There are contests to enter and prizes to be won, but the best part will be all the ideas you get as you wander around through all the buildings. That’s right, the show will be held in the Progress Building, Special Events Building, West Annex, Canada Building, as well as in the link and East Annex. That’s a lot of floor to cover, so be sure to wear your walking shoes. Don’t worry if your feet get tired though, as you can always stop to take in one of the many workshops running all weekend long.

When you have had enough of the Lifestyle Home Show, your next stop should be for dinner. And Londonlicious has some serious good eats that you need to consider. If you didn’t make it to last year’s event, let me tell you how this gastronomical extravaganza works. Londonlicious is a celebration of food in London, Ontario that over 35 restaurants are participating in. For anywhere from $15-$35, you can get a three-course meal at any one of the local participating restaurants. Select from your chosen restaurant’s prix-fixe menu and be ready to be swept away. Your taste buds will be in heaven! Whether it be for lunch or dinner, contact the restaurant, make a reservation and enjoy.

Wondering what restaurant to consider? Why not try Aroma Restaurant, Blackfriar’s Bistro, CHE Resto Bar, Delta Armouries, Garlic’s of London, Kettle Creek Inn or the Runt Club? If you want a view, try The River Room inside Museum London. If you want entertainment, head to Top of the Fair for harness racing while you dine (plus its conveniently located in the Western Fair District as well!). The historic Windjammer Inn is situated a short drive away in lovely Port Stanley. If you have ever wanted to dine in a manor or mansion, reservations at either the Windermere Café or Villa Cornelia Restaurant should fit the bill. There are restaurants ranging from pizza to upscale dining, and ethnic fare to pub grub. Grab a deal at your favourite restaurant or maybe even discover a new favourite place to eat! Londonlicious runs from January 17th – February 3rd, 2013. Make your reservation today!

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