Lynda Lynn Welcome to the Sun

The Unexpected in Lynda Lynn’s Lovely Watercolours

Muskoka artist Lynda Lynn communes with her muse in the “landscape and beauty of the natural world.” She spends time in “quiet uninhabited places or in the expansiveness of a long view”. When searching for new material, Lynda may find herself deep in the woods, by a roaring waterfall, overlooking a quiet lake and distant rolling hills, in the deep shadows of sunlit snow, or basking in the blazing fall colours of Ontario trees. Read more about Lynda Lynn’s watercolours in MuskokaStyle.

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Movies That Say “Muskoka Summer”

Some movies just say “summer”. Case in point: Netflix mass 2020 hit Outer Banks, a teenage caper that ripped through last summer like a rogue schooner, leaving us A) wanting a tan, and B) wishing we owned a slick white boat with a bimini cover. Other flicks (old and new) that say “summer”: Blue Crush (Kate Bosworth), Palm Springs (Adam Sandler), To Catch A Thief (Grace Kelly), Top Gun (Tom Cruise), and The Talented Mr. Ripley (Matt Damon/Gwenyth Paltrow). With most of us more than ready to bust out of this pandemic, here are some releases COMING SOON that’ll finally help us bring on summer:

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Muskoka Beach Reads 2021

Lakeside, dockside, poolside… whatever your perch, we have Beach Read for you. Our summer book previews and reviews cover all kinds of genres, from Historical and YA to Murder, Mystery, and Literary. Pull up a sun chair, it’s going to be a read-worthy summer.

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Summer Reflections by M Vanderpas

Endless Summer: Art of Margarethe Vanderpas

Summer never ends in a Vanderpas painting. The artist—on display now at the Muskoka Arts and Crafts Summer Show — captures the light, colour, and flow of lake water in a way that makes you feel you could step right into it. It may be autumn or a frigid day in February — no matter. With …

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Paddle Wall

How To Paint A Paddle: Art at the Cottage in Six Easy Steps

Paint your own paddle by following these six easy steps—created for MuskokaStyle by artist and author Wendie Donabie. Materials: Wooden paddle – unfinished or varnished Acrylic paint and foam applicator or brushes Painter’s tape 150 or 180 with grit Sandpaper or a palm sander Spray on clear varnish Instructions: Sand the varnish off the portion …

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Jaclyn Kenyon

She’s Back! Muskoka’s Country Music Star: Jaclyn Kenyon

Country music stars can be made in Muskoka. Shania Twain kickstarted her career at Deerhurst Resort in the 1980s and is still spotted visiting Lake of Bays in summer. Fast forward 30-plus years, we’ve got another singer/songwriter building a career in Nashville: Jaclyn Kenyon. The Burlington native summered at a Rosseau family cottage as a …

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The Time to Shop Local is Now

This is a different kind of holiday season for everyone. Online shopping has soared in popularity with the ease of buying and shipping offered all in one place. However, if you’ve been relying on the big selling engines like AMAZON, please remember that your local businesses are also turning to online selling or phone-in orders with curbside pick up and delivery. Check out what’s available in your own neighbourhood and support those small business operators who’ve relied on walk-in traffic in the past.

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