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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
Gourmet S'mores
Gourmet S'mores
The bonfire crackles, embers float upwards, as stars begin to sparkle in the darkening sky. The cool evening breeze rolls in and another log is thrown on the fire. Read More..
Trending on the Beach
Trending on the Beach
Whether you're spending the summer here or going away for a beach vacation, it's time to think about your fabulous beach look. Jane DeCola, owner of Brabary – a world-class boutique that features the latest in swimwear – knows what's trending this season. Read More..
Gallery 111
Gallery 111
Success often involves finding a need and filling it. For the founders of Gallery 111, an art collective that opened on Dunlop Street in December, that is exactly what they set out to do. Read More..
A Lasting Legacy
A Lasting Legacy
Growing up in poverty in England… travelling the world in the Second World War… missing out on the career he had hoped for and… finding the love of his life – all treasured memories Doug has left as a lasting legacy for his family. Read More..
Fire It Up
Fire It Up
There is nothing better on a hot summer day than spending time with friends gathered on a patio, cold drink in hand. The grill master fires up the barbecue promising a feast of fresh salads, burgers, chicken, steak and more. In this special Summer Grilling feature we asked the experts at Napoleon Home Comfort to share some of their favourite recipes with our GoodLife readers. From grilled vegetables, to a sweet dessert, there is no reason to waste one minute in the kitchen. Enjoy! Read More..
Outside In
Outside In
Starry skies, tall trees and wildlife can all be found within the walls at Moose Point Read More..
South Simcoe Paradise Living
South Simcoe Paradise Living
With three-and-a-half acres of land, there's no need for a cottage in addition to this gorgeous residence. Patrick Anderson and Lisa Oerton, have it all within the convenience of their backyard. The resort-like backyard features a swimming pool with a cabana and a seating area beneath the shed. There are, of course, a couple lounge chairs to relax by the pool. Read More..
A Passion for Wine - Collingwood couple share their passion for wine
A Passion for Wine - Collingwood couple share their passion for wine
You're sitting in your favourite chair by the fire. Etta James can be heard in the background, as you're about to enjoy a glass of your favourite wine. You pour a glass and swirl it around in the glass for 30 seconds. You take the first sip, letting it spread all through your pallet. When it's at the bottom of your mouth, you breath in. Read More..
Reinvent Your Style With a Closet Consultation
Reinvent Your Style With a Closet Consultation
Personal stylists aren't just for celebrities Local fashionistas will shop for you, reinvent your closet and offer style secrets to keep you looking your best Read More..
A View From Every Window
A View From Every Window
Rustic meets modern in this dream home located just minutes to the amenities of Collingwood, yet far enough away to escape the hectic nature of living right in town. Read More..
It's All About the View
It's All About the View
An updated codrington bungalow offers designer style in desirable location Read More..
Earning your turns - Ski-touring offers a green and economical mountain adventure
Earning your turns - Ski-touring offers a green and economical mountain adventure
David Elphick and his ski buddies decided to kick their annual alpine vacation up a notch. “We wanted guaranteed powder and an adventure,” says the 50-year-old Toronto-based engineer (and this journalist's brother). “We considered heli-skiing, but at $750 to $1,000 per day, the cost was just too prohibitive.” Read More..
Fit 3 Ways
Fit 3 Ways
It's that time of year again. The holidays are over, your pants are fitting a bit tighter, and it's getting more difficult to get out of bed in the morning. January offers the perfect time to renew ourselves and break bad habits. For some, renewal may mean getting back on a healthy track. For others, however, it means finally undertaking long overdue lifestyle changes. There are plenty of options out there to get fit but with each of us having different schedules, interest and levels of endurance, deciding which one is best can be more challenging than the first workout. We've looked at three of the new choices available in Barrie to inspire those who are putting together a plan to get off that couch. Read More..
The Getaway Place
The Getaway Place
We've all had those moments when our lives just seem to have become too complicated, too crazy, too scattered. Coming home and closing the door helps, but it is too easy for the working life to intrude. The solution? A getaway home, far enough away that the tendrils of day-to-day demands cannot easily reach. For one couple, that getaway home is a large chalet nestled at the foot of Blue Mountain in Collingwood. The chalet had great bones but needed a facelift, and the couple turned to the firm of Barnard Speziale Design Associates to transform their ski country bolt hole into the perfect retreat. Read More..
Cookstown: Cozy community thrives at Christmas
Cookstown: Cozy community thrives at Christmas
With its charm, history and kind residents Cookstown is a quiet village that feels like home to anyone who enters. Whether hiking the Trans Canada Trail or strolling down beautiful Queen Street, Cookstown is a sight to be seen The community's story begins 165 years ago. Read More..