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.
Catching Muskoka wildlife on camera is a tricky thing. You need patience and calm, an enviable camera, clothes that don’t swish. Photo duo Heather Truscott and Cheryl Nicholson of Heartstone Photography are learning by doing. Friends since childhood, the pair spend their Muskoka weekends walking the woods, paddling the lakes, hiking the trails. Algonquin. Arrowhead. Muskoka Lakes. They stop, wait, listen. When they spot a deer or a special bird, a groundhog, a chipmunk, they raise their Nikons and shoot… in a kindly way. The result are these arresting wildlife photos published regularly here in MuskokaStyle. Oh, and Heather and Cheryl tell stories too—the stories behind the images: what it took, and more importantly, what it meant to capture these beautiful, natural, fleeting moments on film. Stop by often, this page is updated regularly with new pix. Now, get to it. Read and Look:
You’ve met her a million times. On Netflix. At Cineplex. In a booth at the Rosseau Farmer’s Market. She wears a brimmed hat and a white linen shirt. She bakes banana bread, grows peonies, and plucks Pino Grigio from a silver wine chiller. She’s a Coastal Grandmother. A what now?…
Welcome back Bo! MuskokaStyle’s own beer aficionado loves beer so much he’s “sacrificing” his svelte body again in Summer ’22 for our benefit, tasting craft beer and offering his thoughts, impressions, and ratings. Bo’s tasting notes appear often in MuskokaStyle.
It’s been a miracle. Author David Bruce Patterson made the move to Muskoka as a man of 60 searching for a place to belong as well as some happiness. He found both in cottage country’s artistic community.
Our resident mixologist, David Bruce Patterson, loves a well-crafted cocktail only slightly less than he loves a well-crafted poem. David crafts both for us, from season to season, here at MuskokaStyle. Scroll down… and stay tuned for more seasonal words + treats. Black Flies Matter Spreading disease And creating misery Oh, how we love the …
I’m not the type to stay in one place for long. I’m a wanderluster. I dream of a life of contast travel. Except in summer. In summer there’s no place I’d rather be than Muskoka. Here’s why:
Ada’s Golf Boutique was launched by entrepreneur Mackenzie Knowles on International Women’s Day 2021. Fitting timing for a cheeky online store striving to bring flair and fashion to women’s golfwear.
Tired of yogurt bowls and bacon-and-eggs to start your cottage day? Impress your guests on the dock or deck with tastes of Hawaii, Austria and France. Sample one of these breakfast boards, courtesy of a new book titled The Campout Cookbook
Namaste, Muskoka yogis! In honour of International Yoga Day, MuskokaStyle asked Suptopia Floating Yoga to share five of their favourite poses to enjoy in Muskoka. “These poses are a great place to start floating your yoga and turning the lake into your very own yoga studio,” says Steph Ouellette of Suptopia. “Moving your practice onto the …