It is time to think of "Christmas Shopping" and Cooke's Fine Foods in Kingston, ON would be the perfect place to be. Its old-world charm is just the thing for the nostalgia that Christmas bestows on us.
"In 1865 the doors to the "Italian Warehouse" first opened. The floors and counters brand new, the tin ceiling fresh and untouched by electric lights. Fashioned after a store somewhere in England, the name meant that only the finest of foods and wines and liquors were carried there.
Today we still walk on the same floors, use the same counter and the tin ceiling has had a few coats of paint. Walking into Cooke's takes you back to a kinder, gentler time. Antiques and collectibles sit proudly at the top of shelves, cranberry glass lights hang amongst the electric ones, the floor creaks beneath your feet, and service is the order of the day."
Doesn't that set the perfect mood for Christmas of times gone by!