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Lori Knowles

Favourite Things No.1: Snow Sparkle Soap

– Posted in: Beauty Cottage Decor

In the spirit of Muskoka's Christmas season, we've gathered a few of our favourite things. First on the list: Snowflake Sparkle Whipped Cream Soap by Northern Waters Cleansing Co. This indie bath and body company situated near Parry Sound caught our eye on Instagram recently with these yummy looking, holiday-themed goodies for your bathtub. Creator Julie ...

For Your Cottage Table

– Posted in: Art Cottage Decor Dine Drink Eat

Trudy Crane’s art is a runaway hit. Her work — all-white tableware featured on lookslikewhite.com — is simplicity itself. It's a style that reflects the ceramic artist’s dedication to a life filled with beauty, meaning, and purpose. Her debut book, Seasons: The Vegan Table, expands on that theme. The artist collaborated with her daughter — photographer Chloé Crane-Leroux ...

Best Books 2019

– Posted in: Arts Books

December has come and with it long lists of "the best of..." Top pets, top games, stop streaming; you name it, there's a list for it. The Toronto Public Library's (TPL's) list of its most popular books in 2019 is one list that's worthy of a gander among book lovers. To form the list, TPL ...

Where To Eat

– Posted in: Dine Eat Food

Sticky sauce. Fall-off-the-bone ribs. Tangy pulled pork.  Oh, did we mention the cornbread? The Pasta Tree & Smokehouse surpassed our expectations on a chilly autumn visit. With snow in the air and the bite of frost on our cheeks we blew into this Bracebridge restaurant on the wings of recommendations from friends. What a find! ...

Travel: Red Mountain Gold

– Posted in: Explore Travel

Eureka! Red Mountain's Josie Strikes Gold Every once in a while a miner strikes it rich while panning for ski gold. Amid the rocks and ready roughness of Canada’s Kootenay Rockies, a nugget has emerged at Rossland’s Red Mountain Resort: The Josie Hotel, recently awarded Canada’s Best Boutique Ski Hotel in the 2019 World Ski ...

Sorry, No Vacancy

– Posted in: Art Arts

An ambitious showing of Paintings by Muskoka artist Allan Beckley titled "No Vacancy" at the Bracebridge Chapel Gallery. Based on personal photographs of his travels across Canada and the United States, Allan has produced a painstakingly crafted series of high realist acrylic paintings depicting historical neon signage. "Get your Kicks on Route 66" Sometimes whimsical, ...

Muskoka On Netflix: A Christmas Movie Set in Bracebridge

– Posted in: Arts Events Explore Theatre

Streaming on Netflix and a flatscreen near you: Vanessa Hudgens in The Knight Before Christmas, made in Muskoka. Filmed on location in Bracebridge and beyond, the official Netflix synopsis for the film reads: "A medieval English knight is magically transported to the present day where he falls for a high school science teacher who is disillusioned ...

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 ...