Romancing Kingston

By Visit Kingston

Romance is in the air in Kingston, whose pretty, small-town vibe and an expanding roster of fine restaurants, small hotels, and spas make for an easy romantic getaway. Enjoy the open air (and fine dining) on an Island Star Dinner Cruise or watch the sun set over Lake Ontario during the Fort Henry Sunset Ceremonies. Perhaps you’ll go retro, holding hands in the dark while watching a romantic comedy at The Screening Room, the city’s comfy independent movie house. Spa opportunities abound, with many inns, including Secret Garden Inn and the Rosemount Inn & Spa, offering stay and spa packages. Others, like Frontenac Club Inn, promise old-world charm in an expansive heritage building. For the more outdoorsy, Green Acres Inn offers lovely perennial flower gardens for strolling. Larger waterfront hotels like the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront, Four Points by Sheraton, and Residence Inn by Marriott have rooms with stunning views over Lake Ontario.
Looking for the perfect outfit or lingerie for your trip while you’re in Kingston? Check out these luxe boutiques!

Agent 99

Young and fun, the clothing selection at Agent 99 runs toward trendy pieces in smaller sizes — featuring lots of bright colours and strapless necklines — at prices that won’t break the bank. The same owner stocks Blueprint (246 Princess St., 613.544.5050) with more casual fare — think cool T-shirts for men and cute print dresses for women.
244 Princess Street

Chris James

Classy, timeless clothes for men and women best sums up the stock at Chris James. Previously an art gallery, this 2,700- square-foot luxe store carries the latest collections from fashion brands around the globe. Timeless meets contemporary and cool here, with so much to swoon over it’s hard to know where to begin. Let the expert staff get you started.
253 Ontario Street

Cybil Scott

This sleek boutique brings to Kingston the haute fashions of more than 30 designer collections. Strolling through the shop is like a fascinating treasure hunt — you might stumble across anything from classic separate and chic cocktail dresses to luxurious lingerie. Adjacent to Cybil Scott and run by the same owners, Catwalk (65 Brock St., 613.544.9721) focuses on high-fashion shoes and accessories.
63 Brock Street

La Maison D’Eva

Open and airy, La Maison D’Eva Fine Lingerie is stocked with pretty lingerie and chic bathing suits. Conveniently located, it’s a lovely shop to browse through. Popular collections carried include Chantelle, Prima Donna, Hanky Panky, and Hanro.
208 Princess Street
This article has been reproduced from the 2014 Kingston Shop & Dine Guide.