One of the next chores on my to-do list, as every cottager, is getting our property ready for the summer months. Mr. H is great at doing property clean up so he has blown away all the winter detritus, raked and removed all of the leaves but our gardens need replenishing and we have a bunch of planters […]Read more "Getting your cottage gardens ready"
Yes, Ellie… the Muskoka Drive In is still the best family fun night in Muskoka. I come from a small town where drive-in movies in the summertime were a great occasion. We kids put on our pajamas and packed our pillows in the back seat and off we went, often in family caravans. Many years ago, […]Read more "Drive-in movies Muskoka-style, a summer family tradition"
The long weekend brought us food trucks popping up in Muskoka and they are more than chip wagons, although we love good chip wagons too! Spotted next to the Tommy Bahamas Store in Port Carling, is the Crepe Factory truck serving sweet and savory crepes. I hear the nutella ones are amazing. Hope this will […]Read more "Update: Food trucks in Muskoka"
By Holistic Nutritionist and Wellness Expert Trish Krause It’s official! The unofficial kick-off to summer is here with the arrival of the Victoria Day weekend. We might still be a month from the Summer Solstice but everyone in Canada, and especially in Cottage Country, knows that this is the weekend when all the fun begins. And […]Read more "Kick-off healthy BBQ season this weekend"
In the final of our series of Mom Tributes from PowerYogaCanada Muskoka owner and operator, Jenn Dwyer shares how her Mom inspired her journey to yoga and personal happiness. Happy Mother’s Day to all of the Moms and Daughters who have shared their stories with us and to you dear Readers…enjoy your day! “It’s Mother’s […]Read more "Grateful for my Zen Mom who inspired Muskoka Magic"
The second in our series of Mom tributes is from contributor Lindsay Knowlton, Iron Lady Golf. Growing up as an athlete, my mom never missed a game. She taught us that family and supporting each other is number one! She cheered, she caddied, she brought snacks, she was my number one supporter and fan whether […]Read more "Meet the real Iron Lady!"
Yes, Rocky Crest and Grandview are opening this weekend. Muskoka Lakes Golf and Country Club is also with Port Carling Golf and Country Club targeting mid-month, so it is definitely time to get your bod in shape. Lindsay Knowlton, PGA pro and founder of Iron Lady Golf has prepared these exercises for golfing guys and gals: The […]Read more "Spring Golf Tune Up Pro-style by Lindsay Knowlton"
We’ve scouted out some special deals so that you can take a quick break and enjoy winter in Muskoka (without opening your cottage!) Come on up…the snow is fine! Experience Johnston’s Cranberry Marsh and Muskoka Lakes Winery Experience the cranberry marsh with a guided bog to bottle tour, 1.2 km skate trail, tutored wine tasting […]Read more "Head north instead of south for a quick vacay!"
Seems timely; we’re expecting snowsqualls in Muskoka this weekend, so here are some indoor activities to keep you from going stir crazy. 1.Create your own avatar on your phone. My favourite is bitmoji, a free app that let’s you select your hair colour and style, face shape, eye shape and this week I even picked out […]Read more "Funtivities for an Adult Snow Day"
This recent quote from a New York Times article called “What Michelle Obama Wore and Why it Mattered” caught my attention and resonates with me on a lot of levels. Having been the editor of a fashion magazine, I know that many people trivialize fashion’s role in society. However, it is an industry that influences […]Read more "“Just because something appears trivial does not mean it is any less powerful as a means of persuasion and outreach.”"
Yes, this is NOT what Muskoka looks like today from my dock. We wish! Feet of snow is more like it. And some power outages as well. But today is the day I have chosen to do my first posting. It all started like this: in December, a friend of mine who is one of […]Read more "Happy New Year and Welcome to Muskoka Daily!"