Fashion Truck! This Muskoka Boutique Comes To You

Jocelyn Allen has taken fashion on the road this summer with Lemonade, a mobile studio and pop-up shop selling “wearable art”, everything from funky streetwear denim to award-winning upcycled sweatercoats. We hailed Lemonade down long enough to ask Jocelyn about the one-of-a-kind clothes she makes, the art she creates, and of course, her connection with the …

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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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How to Photograph a Wedding Muskoka Style

Agnes Wywrot shoots stylish weddings. This intrepid photographer, also known as the Northern Wildflower, ventures north from Toronto often to capture nuptials in sophisticated, highly scenic spots, including the Muskoka Lakes. On any given weekend you’ll spot her chasing a couple in a canoe or setting a scene on a dock… or maybe not; as …

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Summer Playlist

Summer Playlist 2020: Songs for the Dock, Beach, Boat & Campfire

We’re playing DJ with the sounds of Summer 2020: Smooth and easy, breezy songs that ride the waves and sift through the maples as you sit on the dock or watch the flames snap in the campfire. Check back often, this playlist may be small now but it’s growing. If you have a request, speak …

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Outdoor Theatre Makes a Comeback in August

Muskoka’s Dot The T Productions returns for its third season of original theatre and live concerts, this time in a unique outdoor setting. Running from August 10 to August 30, 2020, the theatre company will present four plays, two of which are world premieres, as well as two music concerts – all featuring professional Muskoka artists. Bring …

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Rainy Day Cottage Crafts: Pull-String Art

Looking for a creative project for those rainy days at the cottage? Try pull-string art. It’s a good one for adults and older children. Materials Ink: any type: acrylic is best, but bottle writing can be used. Buy several colours. With a minimum of black, white, blue, red, yellow, you can make all other colours …

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