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"
The Muskoka Glam Dock Party season kicked off this summer with Rosé on the Dock, a fundraiser for the Muskoka Flood Victims. The fun and stylish dock party raised more than $20,000 through the sale of Muskoka Lakes bracelets. You can buy one or all of the three Muskoka Lakes. Sales continue via the website […]Read more "Rose on the Docks for Muskoka Flood Victims"
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!"
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"
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"
Here is how Downtown Bracebridge is showing the love for Canada 150! Downtown Activities 12:00 – 8:00 pm Noon – Canada Day Cake & Flag giveaway – Bracebridge Visitor Centre Noon – 4 pm Muskoka Pioneer Power Display Noon – 8 pm Bracebridge Agricultural Society – Activities Noon – 8 pm Decorate your 150 Canada Day Celebration […]Read more "Canada Day Celebrations in Bracebridge"
A couple of years ago, I had my kids and nieces up at the cottage and we had a critical mass of yoga enthusiasts so I hired a yoga instructor to come and give a private lesson on the deck. Yes, that’s us above. It is a memory we all cherish. Lovely Kirsten recently purchased Zen Yoga […]Read more "Yoga on your deck or dock"
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!"
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.”"