|If you enjoy eclectic people, you’ll love Vanessa and Gordon. She is a well-known dog groomer on the North Shore, and has even appeared on Animal Planet in a reality show featuring dog groomers. Gordon runs a dental laboratory where one of his inventions is changing the way dental care is delivered to the elderly.
The Lows enjoy exploring the Chain O’ Lakes in their black-and-white Chaparral. A musical family (Alyson has sung the national anthem at professional sports events), they have their basement set up with guitars, a keyboard, even a karaoke system. An avid fisherman, Gordon and his fishing pole can often be found on Newport’s piers. And, Vanessa is a talented artist.
Since moving to Newport Cove, Vanessa has taken up a new passion: artisanal wine making. She buys fine grapes from a distributor who ships them in from around the world. She ferments and bottles the wine and designs the labels in her basement “winery”. “I’m now the Number One volume home wine maker in the north and northwest suburbs,” she claims.
The Newport Cove neighbors are only too happy to meet a Newport Neighbor to try her various varietals at tastings she hosts now and then in her home. “We love living here,” says Vanessa, “The neighbors are so friendly and sociable. We love the water and love decorating our new home.”