I just finished reading Love and Ruin, the Paula McLain book about Ernest Hemingway and Martha Gelhorn’s tremendous and tumultuous relationship, and chic cocktails are very much on my mind. So, I’m planning an opening weekend cocktail party and you’re all invited. In honour of the Royal Wedding this weekend, many of our aperitifs will […]Read more "Opening Cottage Holiday Weekend Cocktails Party"
Kick off weekend for most of us, there are lots of our local merchants opening up for us and even a few patios as we hope for this glorious weather to hold. What’s new in Muskoka this season, read on… Water’s Edge at the Lake Joseph Club Opens tonight at 5 p.m. and is open […]Read more "Victoria Day Long Weekend: Here’s what is open this weekend in Muskoka"
Opening the cottage this long weekend is exciting, the weather is looking really promising finally but for most of us, it means spring cleaning. I’m pretty obsessive about cleaning (just ask Mr. H!) and my cottage is going to REEK of vinegar. Here are some cleaning hacks to help you out! Inside Clean fireplace doors with newspaper and ashes […]Read more "Cottage cleaning hacks"
Let’s face it, when you’re at the cottage there are even more calories to work off. Here are some of the places you can do that and arrive by boat or car. Some are even open this weekend. How hard can “Muskoka Muscle” be anyways? We will find out! PowerYoga Muskoka A schedule of 23 […]Read more "Getting fit in Muskoka"
Oh hello, Spring! Now that most of the snow has disappeared, all our Muskoka golf courses are finally getting ready to open. Here’s the opening schedules announced so far and many have early specials on greens fees: Grandview – May 4 . Lake Joseph Club – May 11 The Rock – Friday, May 11 Muskoka […]Read more "First sign of spring: golf course openings!"
These days my Insta feed is blowing up with Muskoka businesses looking for summer help. My kids worked turf at the Lake Joe Club and more summer camps that I can remember. It’s a great way to spend the summer for kids and adults alike. Here are some of the local Muskoka businesses on the look out […]Read more "Good Summer Jobs are hard to find: Muskoka has the work/play balance"
Yes, the first sign of spring is definitely the Spring Cottage Life Show which is on for the next four days. There are 600 exhibitors showing boats, docks, builders, contractors, innovative building products, green solutions, decor and style, arts and crafts, food and entertaining, water toys and more and including many of our Muskoka pals. It […]Read more "Spring Cottage Life Show…close as it gets to the real deal"