Spencer, A Film Review

As the new ‘Diana movie’ Spencer unspools this week at Muskoka’s Norwood Theatre, audiences are treated to a modern-day fairy tale, quickly labled a “fable” onscreen in an early scene of the latest film by Pablo Larrain (Jackie). Kristen Stewart as Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales, speeds toward Sandringham in a topless Porsche, wind messing with that iconic hair, narrowing English hedgerows whizzing by. That her path toward the monarchy’s military-like Christmas estate is closing in as she drives—and a dead pheasant lies unheeded on the road—is foreshadow enough to let us poorlings know, clearly: this isn’t Kansas anymore; Diana, like Anne Boleyn before her, is about to get it in the throat.

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5 Yoga Poses for Summer SUP

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 …

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How To Capture a Muskoka Sunset

Muskoka has some of the best locations to kick back and enjoy a relaxing summer evening viewing a sunset. Trying to get that perfect, beautiful sunset photo for social media or to show folks back at home isn’t always easy. Hopefully, these quick and easy steps help to give ideas and inspiration on how to …

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5 Ways To Be A Good Cottage Neighbour

There are more than five ways to be a good cottage neighbour, but let’s start with DOs and DON’Ts of PARTIES, as suggested recently by the Muskoka Lakes Association (MLA): Remember that noise, including casual conversation and barking dogs, amplifies as it travels over the water surface. Try not to inflict your taste in music …

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When the Rubber meets the Snow

Winter driving in Muskoka isn’t like points south. We’ve got snow and ice for long stretches of time, and that brings special challenges for drivers. Here are a few winter driving hacks that might just keep you keep the smooth side up and the rough side down this snowy season. Wear winter tires Just because …

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A Few of our Favourite Things

This holiday season we’re having fun re-gramming a few of our favourite things. In the weeks leading up to Christmas 2020, we’re re-posting items that caught our collective eye in Summer 2020. From art and food, to fashion and fun, all items are either made in Muskoka, or add to cottage life in a meaningful way. We’re especially fond of gifts you can shop local, or that support artists and writers endeavouring to stay afloat during these odd times we’re living through. Looking for gift ideas? Catch up with @MuskokaStyleMag on Instagram for ongoing inspo, or check back (regularly!) here.

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Muskoka Pride Week Mixes Virtual Events With Tailgating, Takeout & Rainbow Road Tours

Muskoka Pride Week will proceed July 18-26, 2020 in an alternative format due to Covid-19, mixing virtual meet-ups with tailgating, takeouts, and drive-in events that ensure social distancing. “This year’s Pride celebration is very different,” says the organization’s president Merv Taylor-Morin of the annual week that celebrates Muskoka’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) community. “Due to …

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Muskoka Chairs and Boat

What Does a Muskoka Resort Look Like After Lockdown?

As the JW Marriott near Rosseau is the first resort in Muskoka to re-open after lockdown, we asked ourselves: What does a hotel look like as COVID restrictions open up? Answer: mobile keys, touchless front desks, sanitized canoes, and plenty of space between Muskoka chairs, of course. “We are so excited to be able to …

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