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Unique Cottage Country Items inside Cottage Crate

– Posted in: Uncategorized

What a delightful surprise! MuskokaStyle received a Cottage Crate at its door recently: a gift box full of goodies made in cottage country. Melissa Whittle, mastermind behind this new cottage company, curates these thoughtful gift boxes. Our Cottage Crate included Muskoka Boat House Soap, tasty Cranberry Maple Syrup, Muskoka Bear Wear socks — even music ...

5 Yoga Poses for Summer SUP

– Posted in: Sport

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 ...

Car Reviews: The Affordable Convertible

– Posted in: Style

Road tripping in a convertible is a fun way to explore Muskoka in summer: bright sun, beautiful breezes, stunning lakeside scenery. You can see just about everything with the top down; suddenly a mundane drive for groceries becomes an adventure! But how do you do it without breaking the bank? Read on… MuskokaStyle's pro  auto ...

Cottage Etiquette No.2

– Posted in: Cottage Drink

In this running series, MuskokaStyle considers cottage etiquette: the art of practicing common courtesies, good sportsmanship, civility, and respect, both on the lake and off... You've accepted an invitation as a guest at a cottage cocktail party... Here are six ways to behave with style and civility that will also help you get invited back!   ...

Delicious

– Posted in: Books Eat Food
Book Cover for Delicious

Famed food restaurant reviewer, author and TV personality Ruth Reichl’s first novel is as light as gossamer spun sugar – perfect for dockside reading. Ruth Reichl’s first novel is as light as gossamer spun sugar. Using New York’s fine foods scene and publishing world as an appetizing backdrop, Reichl serves up a modern and decades-old ...

From Malibu to Muskoka

– Posted in: Explore Shop Style Finds Travel

In honour of #WanderlustWednesday , MuskokaStyle’s team is curating a selection of travel, shopping, and adventure experiences that are almost, but not quite, as special as summer in Muskoka. This week, our Los Angeles-based reporter explores Malibu, California, uncovering trends like turkish towels and frozen veggie soft-serves — trends we know will make their way from the ...

Make A Muskoka Splash

– Posted in: Fashion MuskokaStyle Products Style

Boho. Cut outs. The minimalist nautical look. Summer swimwear style on the dock, on the boatdeck, and in the lake can be reduced to these three simple, splash-friendly trends. MuskokaStyle tapped the knowledge of swimsuit stylists at Port Carling’s Just Add Water for the edge on these three progressive looks:   The Boho Festival vibe ...

Lovelies in the Wild

– Posted in: Eat Food

Provence has its truffles, Muskoka has its wild leeks. This greeny, leafy forest edible can be foraged from Muskoka woods—a region at the northern-most range of its Ontario growing area. Each spring, just as the snow is melting and the leaves are popping, Muskoka’s wild leeks come in season. Known commonly as ramps, wood leeks, ...

Muskoka’s Brush with Fame & Fashion

– Posted in: Art Arts

Diane von Furstenberg can make or break a fashion career. Just ask Michelle Vella, a fashion illustrator with sentimental ties to summers in Muskoka. The artist is experiencing skyrocketing Instagram fame thanks, in part, to… yes, the diva of the wrap dress, New York designer Diane von Furstenberg (DVF). From her summer studio — a ...

Aerial Yoga

– Posted in: Explore Sport Travel

Nearly any view in Muskoka provides a form of decompression. But consider a view of a blue lake and rocky shore while suspended upside down from a hammock. In short, decompression takes many forms. Aerial Yoga — yoga assisted by the use of a silk or nylon hammock — has made its way to Muskoka ...