Kicking off the Muskoka fundraising season, CNIB’s Celebrate Muskoka: Clam Bake In support of CNIB’s 100th birthday and its amazing camp programming on Lake Joseph, they are holding a Clam Bake on June 23rd at 5 to 10 pm. Live Entertainment, featuring Miss Emily and special guests! Charity Auction & Fireworks Fabulous Food & Drink […]Read more "The first major fundraiser of the season: CNIB’s Clam Bake, a starlit night of food and entertainment this Saturday"
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"
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"
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"
Just like the first crocuses that pop up in your yar, a sure sign that spring is coming is the Canada Blooms Show and the National Home Show in Toronto at the Enercare Centre. Have you got your gardener lined up for the cottage? Are you laying out your plans? Not matter where your garden […]Read more "Canada Blooms reminds us gardening season around the corner"
We all have so much “stuff.” We’re purging our closets and our homes and cottages to de-clutter so here’s a gift suggestion for the holidays, pay it forward in one of these ways. It also sends a message to your kids that Christmas + Chanukah are not just about receiving but giving as well. And you […]Read more "Here’s how to quickly finish off your holiday shopping: pay it forward this year"
If you are fortunate enough to enjoy this Thanksgiving weekend in Muskoka, here are some of the activities you should check out. Working out: Tri Lakes Training in that super garage in Minett has three classes to blast the turkey and stuffing away: Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 to 11:30 and then a Cardio […]Read more "Thanksgiving in Muskoka: so much to be grateful for"
After many weekends of packed cottages full of guests, you know when you’ve got to do a major clean up. Here are some great, easy and environmentally friendly ways to clean up and get ready for the next onslaught. 1) Clean fireplace doors with ashes To clean the smoky, burnt on residue from […]Read more "The great cottage clean up"
In this rainy weather, you may be looking for some good binge tv watching. Top of the funny list is Baroness Von Sketch on CBC. It has been getting lots of attention south of the border this week. Vogue magazine called it the “best thing to come out of Canada since Ryan Gosling.” And no […]Read more "Baroness Von Sketch goes to Muskoka"
If you don’t follow me on Instagram (@muskokadaily), you’ve missed some gorgeous Muskoka sunsets this week. Red sky at night, sailors delight has been the catch phrase all week. Last night, when we went to watch the sunset on Lake Joseph, we were joined by a small armada of boats watching with us and at least one small […]Read more "Red sky at night, Muskokans delight"
Everyone is talking about the performance of Harry Styles in the five star-rated movie Dunkirk and evidently he is hiding out on our turf this weekend. While Narcity Canada blog reported that Harry was dining at Turtle Jacks, we can see from the photo that he was at the Lake Joseph Club, WatersEdge Restaurant with local […]Read more "Our famous amigos are back in Muskoka casa with Dunkirk star"