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Beachread: In a Dark, Dark Wood

– Posted in: Arts Books

The word hen is all it took. The English mot for bridal shower led author Ruth Ward to devise a twisted “hen party plot" for her first suspense novel, In a Dark, Dark Wood. Set in an eerie glass house in the midst of a secluded English forest, this 2017 beach read will keep you biting your nails to the bitter ...

A Food Truck In Paradise

– Posted in: Dine Eat Food Travel

There's something irresistable about a food truck in paradise. Hawaii. Baja. Tofino. The boho shores of Belize or Costa Rica. Fish tacos and juicy burgers served in a basket with fries, a warm breeze sifting through the leaves, the lap of waves sounding in the distance... it's vacation perfection. Now it's doable in Muskoka. "There's something irresistable ...

Muskoka Beach Chic

– Posted in: Explore Fashion Shop Style Finds Travel

Frankie Avalon. Gidget. Moondoggie. Beach Blanket Bingo. It’s 1960s beach chic and it’s come to Muskoka. Or shall we say… it’s come back to Muskoka. Nearly 50 years since its inception, Frankies Surf Club has reopened in the iconic Muskoka town of Port Carling. From 1968-1974, the Port Carling Surf Club – a.k.a. Frankies — ...

Beachread: Bittersweet

– Posted in: Arts Books

It’s the classic summer beachread of rags to riches, with a twist. Miranda Beverly-Whitemore’s haunting Bittersweet follows troubled Ivy League scholarship student Mabel Dagmar to her New England dorm room where she’s befriended by the school’s wild and very blue-blooded It Girl, Ev Winslow. It’s an unlikely friendship that leads to a summer at Ev’s ...

A Sign of the Times

– Posted in: Cottage Decor Shop Style Finds

It’s a sign of the Muskoka times. Hand-crafted signage marking laneways, boathouses, docks, fireplaces, and bunkies has reached an all-time high on Pinterest and Instagram. Examples: Lake Rules, Life is Better at the Lake, and this self-assured favourite: Come In, We Are Awesome! Riding the wave is Kristen Moller, signmaker and sole proprietor of Muskoka’s ...

Muskoka Farmers’ Markets

– Posted in: Events featured Food

Eat fresh. Eat local. Here’s a list of summer 2017 Farmers’ Markets in Muskoka… Bala Farmers’ Market 9am - 2pm  June 26 - September 4, 2017 705-762-5663 Jaspen Park 1005 Pine Ridge Road off of Regional Rd. 38 Dwight Farmers’ Market 10am - 2pm June 27 - August 29, 2017 1009 Dwight Beach Road Gravenhurst Farmers’ ...

Summer Sips: Fruit Infused Water

– Posted in: Drink Food

Fruit infused waters provide a hint of sunshine and subtle flavour in every glass. The good news is that it’s incredibly easy to make refreshing infused water at home. Fruit infused waters provide a hint of sunshine and subtle flavour… Start with a large pitcher, mason jar, or pick-up a nifty infusion pitcher. PC Home ...

Nautical Flag Fashion

– Posted in: Beauty Style Style Finds

Colour-blocked swimwear takes on a luxe new nautical look at the hands of Megan Balch and Jaime Barker, a New York design duo who met in high school and hung out in the South Florida surf. Searching for swimwear that could handle the thundering waves and whistling wind of Atlantic beaches, Balch and Barker came ...

Summer Reading Made Easy

– Posted in: Art Arts Books

There's a new kid in town giving style and sass to summer reading. Kobo's new Aura H2O is a fully waterproof eReader taking the stress out of reading by the dock, on a lilypad, or by the Muskoka shoreline. MuskokaStyle tested one recently; here's the verdict: Muskoka's summer 2016 heat has meant we not only ...