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FAMILY JEWELS
There are certain things most women who are fortunate enough to reach the age of 40 have in their possession – quality skin care products, at least one really good pair of shoes and a jewelry box full of memories. More
How to Keep Your Resolutions
Let's face it. Despite the best of intentions, most health-oriented New Year's resolutions fall by the wayside long before February rolls around. So, what's the secret to keeping your resolution to shape up and eat better? To find the answer, we sought some expert advice from local personal trainers, nutrition consultants and dietitians. Here's what they had to say about battling the January bulge and keeping those fitness, nutrition and weight loss resolutions on track. More
The Makings of a Mudroom
The mudroom. Such a plain old, dirty name of a room, but, done right, it's a space that can transform chaos into organized bliss. Mudrooms come in every size — from small entries with a few strategic hooks to large, dedicated rooms complete with lockers, laundry and pantry storage. But they share a common goal: to organize, centralize, simplify and declutter. Here are a few tips and tricks to create a functional and practical mudroom or entryway for your home. More
Rooms Gone Right: Go big, go home
Rooms Gone Right: Go big, go home
Renovation gives designer and passionate home cook kitchen of her dreams Read More..
City meets country
City meets country
Woodbridge property home to multi-generational family Read More..
It Takes a Village to Enjoy Winter
It Takes a Village to Enjoy Winter
You have decided that this winter will be different. Instead of ignoring the majestic Ontario winter and making Netflicks your boon companion until spring, you're going to embrace the great outdoors and ski, skate, toboggan, snowboard and do all the things you used to do or have always wanted to do from the first flurry to the last melted drift. Read More..
Fresh Milk in our backyard
Fresh Milk in our backyard
Only a handful of Ontario dairy farmers bottle their own pasteurized milk. Fortunately, for local residents, two of these farms are located within Simcoe County. Read More..
Release Your Inner Picasso
Release Your Inner Picasso
An afternoon or evening at Canvas and Cabernet is as much about stopping, focusing and relaxing as it is a about music, fine wine and art. The trendy new concept provides a fun and unique night out in Barrie for those who are experienced artists and many who have never picked up a paintbrush. Read More..
In Search of Soup Superiority
In Search of Soup Superiority
The Students4Soup Challenge invited local high school students to hone their soup-making skills. Read More..
The main course
The main course
At Markham Road and Hwy. 7 lies a stretch of history that has long been an important part of York Region. As Markham grew in the early and mid-1800s, Main Street became home to the shops and services its residents needed—distilleries, inns, taverns, a jail, general stores and clothing retailers. Today, Main Street Markham attracts residents and visitors alike—serving as a destination for social outings, shopping, dining and seasonal events. The completion of a three-year revitalization project may be just the reason you need to join them. Read More..
2014 Holiday Gift Guide
2014 Holiday Gift Guide
Great gifts from your local shops. Happy Holidays! Read More..
The gift of experience
The gift of experience
Shopping for Christmas gifts can be a gargantuan task, made all the more challenging by the need to find suitable gifts for people of all ages and both sexes. In this era of decluttering, you don't want to be the person who adds an unappreciated gift to a recipient's stash of “stuff.” Instead, why not offer up a life experience they won't soon forget? Here are a few ideas to get you started. Read More..
Chocolate Food of the Gods
Chocolate Food of the Gods
The holiday season and chocolate go hand in hand. With that in mind, GoodLife tracked down various local chocolatiers to learn more about their mouthwatering creations. Here's a sampling of some of the region's best chocolate makers. Read More..
Kesagami  Wilderness Lodge - An Adventure Close to Home
Kesagami Wilderness Lodge - An Adventure Close to Home
While travelling in the Arctic, I was presented with the opportunity to travel to one of my favourite spots close to home, Kesagami Wilderness Lodge. Accompanying me on this fishing adventure was my friend and part-time fishing mentor, Duncan. Read More..
Luxe Getaway - Above the Bay
Luxe Getaway - Above the Bay
High above Kempenfelt Bay, a family's cozy getaway has luxe looks, bountiful light and one of Barrie's best views. Read More..
Concours  D'Elegance Returns to Cobble Beach
Concours D'Elegance Returns to Cobble Beach
A car as old as Canada is set to compete in the 2nd annual Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance The automotive world's elite collectors are set to return to the shores of Georgian Bay Sept, 13 and 14 for another instalment of the Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Hailed as the crème de la crème of car shows in Canada, the second-annual Concours will build on the success of its inaugural competition, rolling out a can't miss line-up of automobiles—including a model dating back to 1867. Read More..
Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Championship Sept. 15-19 2014
Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Championship Sept. 15-19 2014
Established in 1987, the Canadian Men's Mid-Amateur Championship is the country's most prestigious mid-amateur tournament open to men 25 years of age and older. Read More..
Local Couple Strike Gold with Oil
Local Couple Strike Gold with Oil
Many people look far and wide for golden opportunities, but one Alliston couple has forged a successful business in their growing town. Read More..