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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
Screaming For Ice Cream
Screaming For Ice Cream
Recently, this GoodLife reporter headed out for an ice cream road trip. Along with gourmet ice cream, this delicious assignment uncovered amazing artisanal gelato and farm fresh frozen yogurt. Here's a sampling of the region's best scooping shops... Read More..
At home on Roberts Bay
At home on Roberts Bay
When longtime Muskoka Realtors Bob and Marnie Clarke decided to make cottage country their home, building their own place came naturally. Read More..
Upcycling and Hidden Treasures
Upcycling and Hidden Treasures
Are you looking for that statement piece of furniture? Before you visit big-box furniture stores you might want to consider upcycled furniture. These transformed previously loved pieces may be the perfect unique addition to your newly decorated space. Read More..
THE BEST BEANS Savour a sip of locally roasted coffee
THE BEST BEANS Savour a sip of locally roasted coffee
Despite the K-cup craze, plenty of folks still enjoy a cup of freshly roasted coffee. Luckily, the local area is home to various on-site roasting coffee companies. From bean to cup, here's a sampling of our region's best java roasters. » Read More..
In the Doghouse
In the Doghouse
If reincarnation does exist, we should all hope to come back in our next life as one of dogs. The screenwriter, who recently moved to Oro-Medonte from California, has built a 2,800-square-foot dog barn for his seven boxers and one bulldog. Read More..
Put Your Best Face Forward
Put Your Best Face Forward
Looking after your skin should be as important as taking care of your hair. This is just one of many statements that skin care professionals agree on. GoodLife interviewed a number of well-known cosmetic clinics to get you the latest in facial skin care information, just in time for you to start the year with a fresh look. Read More..
The Wonderful World of Craft Beer
The Wonderful World of Craft Beer
All over Ontario, craft breweries are sprouting up faster than dandelions. “Ontario's craft beer industry is on a really strong growth curve right now,” says John Hay, president of Ontario Craft Brewers, an association of more than 35 small brewers dedicated to making great tasting, high quality beer in Ontario. Read More..
Discover Your Inner-Artist
Discover Your Inner-Artist
The owners of the Barrie franchise of the 4 Cats Art Studio for children believe there should be a little art in every child's life. “We believe that each kid is an artist and we want to get that art out of them,” said Nicole Panagakis. Read More..
Designer Picks Part II - Local experts share their favourite colours for  around the house
Designer Picks Part II - Local experts share their favourite colours for around the house
A visit to a paint store can be very intimidating especially when you stand in front of all of the colour choices, the multitude of shades of those colours and the different colour lines presented by various paint manufacturers. What colour do you pick Read More..
Holiday Gift Guide 2013
Holiday Gift Guide 2013
Gifts from local Barrie shops. Read More..
The Holiday Table
The Holiday Table
Have fun this holiday season with your table settings. Read More..
Spacious Luxury
Spacious Luxury
The kitchen is one area where you likely spend most of your day. Whether it's prepping food or entertaining guests, this space needs to be functional and practical. Read More..
Cape Cod Dream Cottage on Georgian Bay
Cape Cod Dream Cottage on Georgian Bay
Tucked away on the most pristine beach of Georgian Bay, Cathy and Ian Tait's contemporary shingle-style cottage was inspired by their many visits to Cape Cod. Read More..
Making the Most of Your Outdoor Space
Making the Most of Your Outdoor Space
Spending time outside can be fun, relaxing and enjoyable, but it can be difficult and frustrating to make the most of our outdoor spaces. In rural areas, it's the stunning trademark of the Canadian landscape – rugged, wooded grounds everywhere – that creates this love-hate relationship. We're privileged to have the phenomenal views, but these are often difficult grounds on which to live and play. In the city, most of us are limited to small back and front yards that require quite a bit of creativity to yield maximum enjoyment. Read More..
Luxury concours d'elegance finally comes to Canada
Luxury concours d'elegance finally comes to Canada
It's an affair fit for Great Gatsby himself. On September 14, Georgian Bay transforms into a playground for luxury enthusiasts from across the country. Over a hundred of North America's finest restored classic cars will show at Cobble Beach Golf Resort as Georgian Bay becomes the newest site of the international concours d'elegance. Read More..