Safe Grocery Shopping I love to cook. I’m considered a good cook by Mr. H and my family and friends. I often have large crowds for lunch and dinner at the cottage. I often host the holidays. But I don’t think I have ever spent so much time thinking about cooking my next meal. Sound […]Read more "Waiting out Covid-19 in Muskoka…Part 2"
I woke up this morning realizing that for 46 days of physical and social distancing, I have been exercising and cooking and worrying. Unlike everyone else on Instagram, I have not cleaned out a single closet, written a memoir or read one notable book (American Dirt I’m coming for you some day. ) I have […]Read more "Waiting out COVID 19 in Muskoka"
A Relief Campaign in Support of the 2019 Muskoka Floods On July 1st, 2019, the community of Muskoka will come together in effort to support those affected by the destructive 2019 Muskoka floods. Long-time Muskoka cottagers, Tamara Bahry and Amanda Petrovic have partnered with local support organizations and Salt Fine Jewelry, to collaborate on custom […]Read more "Friends of Muskoka Flood Hope"
It’s been a long time coming: Victoria Day Weekend 2019 in Muskoka Yes, this is when the optimism that defines cottagers shows up. We are full of anticipation for the season ahead. And although mostly a work weekend getting the cottage and grounds ready for summer fun, there is lots to distract you. Golf Courses […]Read more "Hello, it’s me!"
With a little advance preparation, your can enjoy your guests and ensure they have a great long weekend too. Cheat Sheet for Cottage Guests Put a note in their guest room that lists any cottage rules (or unruly conveniences), the wi-fi password and the location of the nearest coffee shop. You never know if they […]Read more "How to make your Muskoka guests feel welcome this long weekend"
Starting June 15th, you can arrive at the cottage like a rock star…or in Muskoka’s case, like a Hollywood star and skip the loathsome weekend traffic on the roads north from the city. FLYGTA (https://www.flygta.com/) and the Muskoka Airport (https://www.muskokaairport.com/) announce the launch of regularly scheduled air taxi service from Toronto’s Billy Bishop Airport to the Muskoka […]Read more "Skip the 400, direct flights from YTZ start next weekend"
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"
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"