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Contents september | october 2018

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25 home tour 26 home tour 34 home tour 45 at home with… 54 feature meet your realtor 59 taste notes 75 local flavour 76 feature 81 tasting notes 98 roam notes 101 weekender 102 grand resort bad ragaz 104 thrive notes 113 belly fat 114 notes

HOME LIFE NEWS

LUXURIOUS LAKE HOUSE

AN ARTIST’S VISION

LUXURY RESORT HOME

SUE KAY

DELICIOUS BITES

POTATO FACTORY BAR & GRILL

FOODIES DELIGHT

A+ FOR BC WINE

LUXE TRAVEL

THE APPLE PIE TRAIL

RELAX LIKE THE SWISS

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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Made to withstand a lifetime of everydays

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Kitchen • Bath • Basement • Deck • Flooring • Paint • Design & Installation

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LOCAL FLAIR

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STANDING TOGETHER CAMPAIGN WALK A MILE IN HER SHOES

RESTAURANTS - FOOD ENTERTAINMENT

GOODLIFE GOODLIFE Publisher Dana Robbins

Regional General Manager Simcoe - York - Muskoka Shaun Sauve General Manager Simcoe & Editor Elise Allain

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The Simply Beautiful box of premium beauty products and décor is curated in Canada by the editors of BCLiving. Each season, subscribers receive $150-$200+ worth of product for $88. Our box featured many wonderful Canadian-made products. Tote-ally cool

Carry your essentials in style with the Simply Beautiful nautical beach tote. The durable cotton canvas bag features a wide base to accommodate all of your necessities as you head to the park, seashore, or even use it as a carry-on bag. $30

Pinned up

Spice up your décor with the Lark & Ives Wanderlust pin set. With their travel theme, hang up your vacation photos with some shine. BC Living also included butterfly backings for an extra touch, making it easy to glam up your accessories. $22

Bag o’ beauty

The Blush Peony Wanderlust makeup bag is the perfect size for storing day-to-day products, or travel must-haves for vacation. The cotton-lined bag features a gold panel to make it stand out from the pack. The size is ideal to accommodate even larger cosmetics, like eyeshadow and blush palettes. $20

Delicate situation

Take extra care of your feminine parts with the Stripped Southern Comfort Down There Wash. The delicate wash is formulated with probiotics to prevent the development of bad bacteria. The floral scent with a combination of rose, jasmine and ylang ylang is formulated to make you feel fresh all day long. $16

Ageless wonder

Nayelle’s probiotic antiaging night cream harnesses the power of nature to give you a gorgeous glow. The lightweight formula works to produce elastin and collagen to leave the skin looking youthful. The skin care line is fragrance-free, toxin-free and cruelty-free. $49

Tagging along

Organize all your necessities on the go with the Mytagalongs Quartz Charger Case. The durable case is made with protective neoprene with a quartz agate pattern. It contains five compartments to hold your chargers, ear buds, phone or anything else you may need. $22

Behind the mask

Enjoy a spa day at home with Maskeraide sheet masks. The three paraben-free, 100 per cent biodegradable masks included are: “I Don’t Wanna Grow Up,” which focuses on anti-aging and hydrating to lift, firm and soften lines, “Beauty Rest’ore” overnight mask to hydrate your skin and “Pre Party Prep” to brighten your complexion for a night out. $21

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2 beds + 3 baths + 2853 sqft $814,900 — MLS® #: 30671506

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6 beds + 6 baths + 5877 sqft 5 beds + 3 baths + 4213 sqft 4 beds + 4 baths + 4420 sqft $2,200,000 — MLS® #: 30680784 $1,099,000 — MLS® #: 30683600 $950,000 — MLS® #: 30678312

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A look inside a FabFitFun box, which delivers beauty, wellness, fitness and fashion finds to your doorstep each season for $49.99. Box values vary, but our box contained over $300 worth of fabulous product.

Lather up

Cleanse, moisturize, rejuvenate and exfoliate the skin all with one product. The Spongellé body wash-infused buffer contains extracts of yuzu, edelweiss and vetiver. The product has a time-released lather, is dermatologist tested and is quick and easy to use any time of day. $16

In that case

Perfect to hold your everyday products, or for packing to go away, the Yumi Kim makeup train case holds it all. The kit features two zippered compartments to make organization and storage easy. The top section includes makeup brush holders and a side zip pocket. $58

Coming up roses

Treat yourself and your skin with the Korres shower gel in Japanese Rose. The creamyfoam shower gel provides a long-lasting, moisturized feeling that lasts all day long. The product contains emollients and humectants to keep the skin feeling hydrated. $18.50

Savvy skin

Get to know your skin better with the Foreo Luna fofo. The cleansing brush is powered by Bluetooth, which connects to your phone and gives an analysis on your skin after cleansing. Say goodbye to all your skin troubles with this unique cleansing brush. $89

On the ball

Relax after an intense workout with the Maji Sports trigger point ball. Target and soothe tired muscles with the easy-to-use massage ball. Use the floor, wall or any hard surface to stabilize the ball and apply pressure directly to areas that need relief. $24.95

Show of hands

Experience the skin care benefits of the Dead Sea from home with the AHAVA mineral hand cream. The fan favourite hand cream is formulated with minerals such as magnesium, calcium and potassium from the Dead Sea to deliver nutrients to the skin. $33

In balance

Add a hydrated, dewy look to your skin with the Purlisse blue lotus balancing moisturizer. The lotion is packed with white tea, vitamin E and French marine plants. The product works to fill in fine lines and wrinkles to give the skin a supple appearance while moisturizing at the same time. $45

Pretty palette

Play around with lip colours and create something new with the Ish Lip Statement Palette. The 11 intensely pigmented shades and one balm are formulated with rose extract, shea butter, jojoba oil, olive oil and aloe vera for a comfortable wear on the lips. Mix and match the shades to create something new — the possibilities are endless. $42

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You can’t get more rare or nostalgic than this. This is a 24 karat solid gold coin commemorating the city of Barrie’s 125th Anniversary in 1978. To our knowledge there is only one other coin like this and it belongs to the city from information I could gather. It was presented to the previous owner as a prize during the city celebration. The other side of the coin depicts the Barrie’s coat of arms. The coin weighs approximately 28.5 grams. The best part about this coin is there is no HST due to the fact it is 99.9% pure gold and revenue Canada looks upon this kind of sal as a “fiacial tasacti� tf not applicable to tax. The coin is for sale f “spt pic� pls 25%. Stck #5220.

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IT’S A LIP REVOLUTION

beauty Sephora Collection Luxe Brush Set

$68 – A set of 5 full face brushes with luxurious cashmere-soft synthetic brushes, designed to perform like natural fiber brushes. New innovative brush head shapes and bristle fibers stored in a hard case zip around brush portfolio

Sephora Collection Melting Lip Clicks

$18 – Cushiony, pillow-y lips are the objects of our desires! This solid serum stick applies like a lipstick, feels like a gloss and melts into your lips like an oil, all while providing a neutral colour in 5 beautiful shades, including: • Caramel • Crème Brulee • Blackberry • Cotton Candy • Peach Sorbet

Pai Skincare Rosehip Bioregenerate Oil

$40/30 ML This oil contains a highly concentrated blend of organic rosehip fruit and seed oil, rich in omegas to help regenerate skin. An alternative option for sensitive skin types, ingredients include beta-carotene, a precursor (inactive form) of Vitamin A when ingested. However, when applied topically to the skin, beta-carotene acts as an antioxidant, helping to provide protection against free radicals such as UV light and pollution. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and beautyBOUTIQUE.ca

StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream Plus

$99/50 ML This is the upgraded formula of the cult-favourite, award winning neck cream that started the neck category. The complete solution for a youthful looking neck and decollete, StriVectin TL Advanced Tightening Neck Cream PLUS visibly tightens, lifts and firms while smoothing horizontal neck lines. The upgraded formula now reduces the look of crepey texture and uneven skin tone. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart and beautyBOUTIQUE.ca

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$8 - Not all heroes wear capes – and some come in small packages to help efficiently target specific skin concerns. Using 4 different fibers and naturally powerful ingredients (charcoal, mud, cotton and spiruline), our new SUPER masks will provide an ultimate and unique skincare experience. • The CHARCOAL Mask – Perfects pores, purifies and refines skin texture. • The MUD Mask – Balances, remineralizes, and mattifies skin by 82%. • The PRIMER Mask – Moisturizes, smoothes and hydrates skin using cotton extract and reflecting pigments. Skin will have a perfect makeup ready base in just 3 minutes. • The BUBBLE Mask – Purifies and detoxifies skin using spiruline to help cleanse pores, leaving skin feeling fresh and clean.

Beau-tea-ful skin

An innovative Italian skin care line has made its way to Canada. Teaology’s luxury products are made from 100 per cent tea infusion, providing the highest concentration of polyphenols — a powerful antioxidant for the skin. The brand offers a wide variety of products including face scrubs, cleansers, moisturizers and much more. teaologyskincare.ca

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WARM UP YOUR HOME WITH SOME OF THESE GREAT FALL FINDS Canvas Grace Ceiling Pendant

Add style and elegance with this versatile CANVAS Grace Ceiling Pendant. Features a smoked glass shade. Use multiple pendants to create a chic lighting focal point. Regular Price: $149.99. Available at Canadian Tire

Canvas Deer Hook

Canvas Deer Hook features a woodland inspired design that adds rustic charm to any room. Stores backpacks, robes, towels, coats and more. Available at Canadian Tire $9.99

Beaded Black Medallion Oval Table Runner Available at Pier1 $79.95

Pumpkin Spice Syrup Reegan Premier High Leg Swivel Occasional Chair

Perched upon a 360-degree swivel base elevated by tall tapered wood legs, Reegan is no ordinary swivel chair. Its casual yet contemporary styling complements any décor. When it comes to swivel chairs, it’s time to raise your expectations. Starting at $1199.00. Available at Lazboy

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Metalic Lamp

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Chuunky Knit Throw

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Assorted Tribal Pumpkin Tureens Available at Pier1 $17.99 Ea. Fly Rider

Canvas Peyton Electric Fireplace

Keep yourself warm while adding style and flare to any room with the Canvas Peyton Electric Fireplace. Floor or wall mounting. Fully functional integrated remote control. Can be used with or without a heater. Regular Price: $699.99. Available at Canadian Tire

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Artist Dominic LeCavalier studied design in New York and quickly took to painting to express himself. He joined Renwil in 2009, and his love of intense colour is displayed in many unique and topselling works in Renwil’s latest collection. Dominic uses the latest colour trends, and applies his mastery of different subject matter, including landscape, abstract and floral, to develop a large selection of original works for Renwil’s new collections. $688.00 available at Aboda Décor

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Lindsay Schultz Kitchens + Cabinetry is headed by designer Lindsay Schultz, who, with a combined Interior Design education from the International Academy of Design and years of experience designing in the field, creates unique one-of-a-kind spaces completely tailored to her client’s lifestyles and tastes. Her extensive knowledge of the industry paired with her unique lines of custom cabinetry helps her to design a space you’ll love for years to come. Spaces are highly functional, comprised of beautiful finishes, and most importantly, built to last. “My clients inspire me. I listen to them describe their dream kitchen, closet, bathroom, even office space. I hear their wish lists and must haves. Even catch glimpses of the family dynamics while I’m measuring the space. A good designer absorbs so much from a simple consultation and runs with bits and pieces of inspiration from that. It never fails to amaze me what sets me on course for a winning design my client will love.” “We carry full lines of carefully selected high quality plumbing fixtures and tile to put together full turn-key packages for your project. There’s nothing like a skilled set of eyes to cohesively bring a design together from start to finish. Also, we are able to handle your full renovation should you wish to deal all in-house and enjoy the benefits of a fully managed project” Supported by a small, tightly knit and highly skilled team, the process from initial consultation to final cabinetry installation is one she has honed and refined over her years of practice. The result...a smooth transition from stage to stage with the support of guidance of the entire team.

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SMALL GREAT THINGS JODI PICOULT

Review by MELANIE HENNESSEY

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EVERYTHING HAPPENS FOR A REASON Kate Bowler

This gripping memoir pulls readers deeply into Kate Bowler’s life after she comes face-to-face with an unexpected cancer diagnosis.

I had heard the high praise before picking up Jodi Picoult’s Small Great Things, with the cover review even touting it “the most important novel” she’s ever written. So needless to say, I cracked the book open with high expectations. And all I can say is, wow. This fascinating read tackles the challenging but crucial issues of prejudice, race and justice at a time when it couldn’t be more relevant, as daily headlines reveal. The book centres around Ruth Jefferson, an experienced labour and delivery nurse. During her shift, Ruth begins a routine check-up on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. She hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime. So begins a tumultuous journey for Ruth, who fights for a state of normalcy for her family, particularly her teenage son, as her case becomes a media sensation. Adding a layer of complexity is the fact Ruth’s lawyer is a white public defender who insists that mentioning race in the courtroom is not the way to win. It’s hard to stop turning the pages as the trial proceeds, with the culmination delivering a shocking twist in true Picoult fashion. One can’t help but reflect inwardly as they read this novel and ask, in a world so embattled with racial injustice, what small great thing can we do to help? And that’s exactly the effect Picoult hopes her book will have. As she explains in her author’s note, “There is a fire raging, and we have two choices: we can turn our backs, or we can try to fight it. Yes, talking about racism is hard to do, and yes, we stumble over the words — but we who are white need to have this discussion among ourselves. Because then, even more of us will overhear, and — I hope — the conversation will spread.”

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IFYOU LIKED THE BOOK Here are some other titles you’ll enjoy

THEN SHE WAS GONE Lisa Jewell

This instant New York Times bestseller is a riveting thriller that tells the tale of a missing girl, a devastated mother who never gives up, a charming stranger and a shocking secret.

EDUCATED Tara Westover

The debut novel from Tara Westover is an unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University.

ALL WE EVER WANTED Emily Giffin

The latest release from bestselling author Emily Giffin raises the daunting question: In the midst of a scandal that threatens a perfect life, how far are you willing to go to protect the ones you love?

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Darcie Edgar Designs is an Interior Decorating and Design Company located in Barrie, Ontario providing a wide range of decorating services for Simcoe County and the surrounding area. Regardless of the scope of your project, we are able to deliver a beautiful and tailored end result that reflects your personality and lifestyle all within your budget. We provide services ranging from colour consultations to space planning and furniture layout to 3-D conceptual renderings. We carefully source and find new exciting

product lines for furniture, flooring and lighting to material finishes, fabrics and accessories. We offer a variety of consultation packages tailored to fit your individual needs. At Darcie Edgar Designs our commitment is simple… to create beautiful liveable spaces that reflect your personal style. We are passionate about creating inspiring decorating and design solutions that are both aesthetically and functionally pleasing. We draw inspiration from listening and working closely together with our clients. It is our goal to make the experience at each phase of the project as positive and pleasurable as possible. Our number one goal is a happy client. We not only strive to meet the client’s expectations but to exceed them. And as we settle back into our fall routines and begin our holiday plans approaching us right around the corner, now is the time to freshen up your space with some new decorating ideas.

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To Give and Protect: THE PHOTOGRAPHY OF

KIM ANNAND by Dawn Ritchie

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ith an affinity for travel photography and a background in family law, photographer and attorney Kim Annand has combined her two passions: advocacy for those without a voice, and targeted action through art. “For me photography is an opportunity to express myself that I can’t do in my day job,” Annand says. “It brings out my creative side.” A recent graduate of the Digital Photography and Imaging program at Georgian College, Annand helped organize her graduating class in creating The Giving Portrait. The project brought photographers and estheticians together to makeover and photograph needy families who would never be able to afford the luxury of a family portrait. (thegivingportrait.org) Next, she is embarking on a November expedition to Kathmandu, Nepal, with Photographers 20

Without Borders. This humanitarian mission will photograph, document and support SASANE, an organization that trains women and girls caught up by human trafficking as paralegals in order to advocate for themselves and others. “There’s so much we don’t talk about,” says Annand. “The poverty, abuse, domestic violence, sexual abuse. All the things people are suffering from. We put it on the news as a shocker and sweep it under the rug and move on.” This has never been Annand’s way however. She has championed the oppressed her entire life. Annand is one of those rarified individuals, born into a large family living in abject poverty, who managed to break away from her own family’s history of abuse using the ladder of education. Her ascent scaled every rung of justice on her way up. From a college education as a social worker, to the police academy and law

enforcement, to Osgoode Law where she eventually obtained her law degree. Now, her latest educational achievement is as a Georgian College photography graduate, bringing new skills to her sense of purpose. Annand’s willingness to expose the underbelly in our society has wrought a series of art studies that chronicle abuse and entrapment. Some works are difficult to look at without stirring outrage within, but they are always a call to action. Her series, Childhood Shadows and Humanity Lost drop you right into the horror of a child’s living nightmare. It’s stark, fist clenching imagery, compared to her wistful travel photos and landscapes, such as those exhibited at the Focus on Simcoe Photography Festival this summer. But even in her landscape piece, Stillness, the barren tree and lonely bench featured, sits before a raging winter lake shrouded in a moody fog.

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A metaphor for the raging winter that resides within oppressed souls? “It comes from years of being stepped on as a child,” says Annand. “You don’t even know it. It just follows you around.” In her unsettling mask series, Masks and Madness, she next dares to explore mental illness. The Decaying Shadow is a self-portrait, where Annand slouches in a mask by a decayed tree. A treatise on the lingering damage done to children raised in a home with mental illness. It’s meaningful work. After eighteen years practicing Family Law, Annand is ready to spend more time with her art form and imagines a future fulltime career in travel photography to satisfy her wanderlust. “Everything I’ve dreamed so far I’ve been able to do,” she says. Kathmandu is the next step on that journey, where she’ll no doubt capture more startling images while practicing the advocacy that is at the core of her being. “I don’t think of myself as a crusader,” says Annand. “But I don’t like injustice. And especially with children. I try, but I can’t shut up. I will not sit quietly by.” Support Kim Annand on her humanitarian mission to Nepal by joining her on a fundraising sightseeing boat cruise on September 30th. Board the Miss Midland for a cruise around the 30,000 islands at the height of the autumn leaves spectacular and help combat the exploitation of women and girls at the same time. Tickets: $60 for adults. $40 for children. Go to Annand’s website to reserve a spot: http://www. kaphotos.ca/. GoodLife | Barrie September - October 2018

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Once exclusively available in Portugal, Once aexclusively available in Portugal, Cavalinho, brand synonymous with quality, Cavalinho, a brand synonymous with quality, has made itself at home in Barrie’s Cedar has madePointe itself at home in Barrie’s Cedar Business Park Pointe Business Park By Dawn Ritchie By Dawn Ritchie

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The Cavalinho collection of handbags, The Cavalinho collection of handbags, clutches, belts, wallets, shoes, and designer clutches, belts, wallets, shoes, and designer backpacks have long been renowned backpacks have long been renowned in Europe for their superior quality in Europe for their superior quality and fashion forward design. Only local and fashion forward design. Only local materials are used in the construction, materials are used in the construction, and it is all meticulously handcrafted in and it is all meticulously handcrafted in Portugal by skilled artisans. Portugal by skilled artisans. The lines are spirited, the colours, The lines are spirited, the colours, unflinching, unflinching,and andthe the impression, impression, unforgettable. People unforgettable. People always always notice notice when when you are carrying a Cavalinho bag. you are carrying a Cavalinho bag. From From the thered redcroc-styled croc-styledScarlet Scarlet Backpack Backpack to to the the burgundy Royal Wristlet to their luxurious burgundy Royal Wristlet to their luxurious black blackand andbeige beige5th 5thAvenue Avenue Bucket Bucket Bag Bag that that declares declaresNew NewYork Yorkchic, chic,the the Cavalinho Cavalinho line line isisininaaleague leagueof ofits itsown. own. Matching Matching women’s women’s belts beltsand andshoes shoescome come in in various various styles styles from frompumps, pumps,heels, heels,flats flats and and platforms platforms to to sneakers sneakersand andsandals. sandals. Men’s Men’sfashion fashionis isalso also well well attended attended to with withhandsome handsomeBrogues, Brogues,Tasseled Tasseled Loafers, sophisticated sophisticatedOxfords, Oxfords,sporty sporty Derbys, Derbys, and fabulous fabuloustwo-toned two-tonedLeather Leather Sneakers, Sneakers, all perfectlycomplemented complemented with with novelty novelty socks. perfectly Men’sunderstated understatedwallets, wallets, belts, belts, themed Men’s cufflinks linksand andBlack BlackTravelers Travelers are are also cuff perfectfor forthose thosequick quick jaunts jaunts to to the the city or perfect offto tothe thecontinent. continent. off THEDESIGNERS DESIGNERS THE Steeped in30 30years years of of fashion fashion history, history, Steeped in the Cavalinho brand is highly revered the Cavalinho brand is highly revered forits itsdetailed detailedcraftsmanship craftsmanship and and the the for relentless search for perfection relentless search for perfection

in raw materials sourced from Italy, Spain, in raw materials sourced from Italy, Spain, France, and Portugal. The family business France, and Portugal. The family business was founded by Manuel Jacinto Azevedo, a was founded by Manuel Jacinto Azevedo, a second-generation designer who followed second-generation designer who followed in his father’s footsteps and launched in his father’s footsteps and launched the brand together with his two sisters. the brand together with his two sisters. The family still personally oversees all The family still personally oversees all aspects of manufacturing with a focus on aspects of manufacturing with a focus on quality control at every step of the creation quality control at every step of the creation process, from the theinitial initialsketches sketchestotothe the process, from signify the importance finished item. To finished item. To signify the importance ofof his approach, approach,Azevedo Azevedochose chosethe thedistinctive distinctive his logo of a horse to represent strength and logo of a horse to represent strength and elegance in movement with a splash of red elegance in movement with a splash of red for passion. for passion. THE CANADIAN CANADIANCONNECTION CONNECTION THE Local business businesspartners, partners,Jeffrey JeffreyKohler Kohler Local and Peter Peter Ferreira, Ferreira,were werestruck struckby bythe the and similarity of of the theCavalinho Cavalinhologo logotototheir their similarity families’ own own Relhok RelhokFarm’s Farm’sinsignia. insignia. families’ Owners of of aa Carriage CarriageDriving DrivingShow ShowStable Stable Owners in Oro-Medonte, Oro-Medonte,they theyhave havealways alwayshad hadaa in deep appreciation appreciationof offashion fashionand andquality quality deep craftsmanship. craftsmanship.When Whentrying tryingto topurchase purchase the the exquisite exquisite handbags handbagsfor fortheir theirmothers, mothers, they they were were shocked shockedto todiscover discoverthat thatwhile while the the Cavalinho Cavalinho line linewas wasaastaple stapleaccessory accessory in in fashion-conscious fashion-consciousEurope, Europe,itithad hadyet yettoto make make it it to to the the shores shoresof ofNorth NorthAmerica. America.

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There was no distributor at all in Canada, a wrong they sought to right. The partners immediately flew off to Portugal to secure a deal. EXCLUSIVE BARRIE SHOWROOM With exclusive rights attained, the partners began testing the market through various pop-up shops around Toronto and found themselves instantly embraced by the Portuguese community. Soon after, the horsey set found them and while the equestrian world was first attracted by the striking logo it was the quality of the fashion line that captured their loyalty.

In 2017 Kohler and Ferreira finally opened their stunning Cedar Pointe Business Park storefront, the only retail showroom for Cavalinho in North America. Why Barrie? “We love the city and it’s where we and our family are from,” say the partners. “Work/life balance is important to us, and as we grow and add team members, we want them to experience the same benefits.” Right off the 400 Highway, their boutique has proven to be a magnet for customers heading up north from the GTA and has even drawn devoted customers from as far away as Montreal.

CELEBRATING ONE YEAR IN BUSINESS! Now celebrating their first year in business, Kohler and Ferreira want to take the much-lauded and loved brand across North America. First starting in Ontario with boutiquesize shops in the next 6-12 months, then on to the USA within the year. And it’s just in time, as Cavalinho is now expanding their line to include luggage and even more accessories. “Being a smaller design house, we’re able to produce more collections and more styles much more frequently in limited quantities,” the partners explain. “Which ensures ongoing exclusivity. Our goal is always to provide the best selection, variety and uniqueness to our customers, and our goals have become a reality. It’s a secret passion. We have a little piece of Portugal in Barrie. It’s fantastic!”

15 Cedar Pointe Dr. Unit#1, Barrie Ontario 705-733-8161 cavalinho.ca

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Black beauty Matte black faucets deliver a unique new look to kitchen and bathroom design. Pfister’s hands-free electronic Stellen kitchen faucet is a winner of 2018’s Kitchen & Baths 30 Most Innovative Products and carries a lifetime warranty for its organic coated finish. The Fullerton pull down handle has advanced ceramic disc valve technology with a never leak guarantee. Look for Pfister’s new Rhen line of cast brass black faucets in early 2019 with its petite Peek-a-boo spout. Perfect for powder rooms. Available at Lowes. Lowes.ca

Double duty

In our throw-away culture, it’s inspiring to find conscious-minded designers creating packaging that can be repurposed. Skeem Design offers matchstick apothecary bottles that double as a single stem vase. 80-hour soy candles with carved print block lids for decorating fabrics, and Axiom candle containers that do double duty as small planters to force a bulb. Find them at Inhabit-Design on Dunlop in Barrie. Inhabit-design.com

Cuisine craft

Miele, the world’s leading purveyor of premium domestic appliances, is now the exclusive kitchen appliance partner of ‘The World’s 50 Best Restaurants.’ The brand, renowned for their superior line of cooking, baking, steam-cooking appliances, coffee makers, refrigeration, dishwashers, and HEPA vacuums, will now have the honour of presenting the ‘Miele One to Watch’ award to rising-star restaurants in the premium dining scene. Visit Miele’s new experience centre at Yorkdale. www.miele.ca

Good attitudes

La-Z-Boy announces their new Urban Attitudes line, a contemporary twist on that classic  La-Z-Boy style. The new themed look boasts clean lines, designer details, exclusive customizable fabrics, and variable sizing that fits typical living rooms or smaller condo spaces. You can mix and match sofas, chairs, and accents to coordinate a contemporary style without sacrificing that famed La-Z-Boy comfort. Available this fall at La-Z-Boy on Bryne Drive. www.la-z-boy.com

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The great room in Josh’s parents’home was graced with striking Douglas fir beams on the ceiling that convey warmth and depth.

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Josh had fond memories of growing up weekending at Lake Simcoe in those exact kinds of rustic cabins but also remembered how stressful the schedule juggle was, once children hit their twenties. Small cottages can’t accommodate maturing families, especially as children’s friendship bases grow. Larger lake homes would eliminate those stressors. They were ready to break ground. “We had the property site plan surveyed and blocked from the beginning,” says Josh. We wanted to keep as many mature trees as we could and not take them down so it doesn’t feel like it was clear cut. It’s easy to take out everything, but the effect at the end is totally different. Oak trees are nice for shade.” The Mandells hired award winning Makow Associates Architects in Toronto, a firm renowned for custom homes, for their design. Coming from construction and design backgrounds themselves, the Mandells planned on project managing the build themselves. Visual continuity in architecture for both residences was the primary requirement. It would create the symmetry of a family compound. But the style would also need to remain unique enough to allow for individuality were they ever to sell the homes separately. The Mandells decided on a structural timbertrussed design with an abundance of separate lounging areas that would allow guests private time while still feeling like they were a part of the action. Unobstructed views of the lake from every angle was also a must. Choices of construction materials were to be clean, fresh, and natural: limestone brickwork, exposed Douglas fir beams, cedar siding, honed quartzite slab countertops and pickled white oak flooring. The first home erected was designed for their immediate family. It had the largest footprint, clocking in at 3700 square feet to comfortably house the impending arrival of their twin girls. The second would have a slightly smaller square footage at 3400 square feet, but it would boast an in-ground pool, hot tub, and twin-bayed boathouse with an eighty-foot dock. A touch of the traditional would be found here, but in furnishings alone. Today, both homes’ great rooms live up to their names, with expansive floor to ceiling windows and a loft balcony overlooking the seating area in the first home. Quiet Indiana limestone brickwork on the fireplace here extends from floor to cathedral ceiling. A bright white palette (Sherwin William Toque White) occasions a gallery look.

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The great room in Josh’s parents’ home was graced with striking Douglas fir beams on the ceiling that convey warmth and depth. An enormous second floor master was also dressed with a beamed ceiling and extended with a private deck overlooking Lake Simcoe. Sarah decided on thunder grey for those bathrooms. “Kitchens and bathrooms are everything really,� she says. “You have to create a comfortable, luxurious feel in both of those spaces.� As a graduate of Ryerson’s designing program, Sarah took on the interiors with a vengeance, ensuring every space was coordinated and designed to her exacting standards. Every detail was important. From linens, right down to the door handles. While they were planning on buying new furnishings for their own home, existing furnishings and art pieces needed to be considered for the interior decorating in Josh’s parents’ home. “The area rug was starting point number one there,� says Sarah. “It was a custom piece, from Creative Matters, made with an abstract painted look, hand knotted in Nepal, and that was the anchor for the living room.� Landscaping was of upmost concern to Josh who wanted a natural look with giant boulders and armor stone that would highlight the sloping property’s assets. Much of that work he handled himself. For their home, Sarah and Josh sourced lighting from Currey and Company and Gingers in Toronto, which provided the pendants with perforated metal shades that hang over the large kitchen island. “They cast the most beautiful shadows,� says Sarah. Furnishings primarily came from Elte and

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not comfortable, it doesn’t work.” The same applied to the dining room chairs— teal upholstered high backs from Elte. Sarah selected them to give a punch of colour. “We have long family dinners and dinner parties with our friends,” she explains. “They have to be comfy.” Above the harvest table in their dining room is a fetching collection of ever-changing photographs of the wildlife in the area, taken by Josh himself. Josh admits he has endured a fair bit of badgering from friends about his sudden passion for bird watching, but the migrating flocks in the area have been an inspiration. “It’s a birding haven,” explains Josh. “Big Bay Point is the mini version of Point Pelee. The birds have to stop here and refuel during their migration. One bird we have that is exceptional is the red-headed woodpecker. They’re an endangered species with less than 10,000 in the world. In fact, we have eight species of woodpeckers in our area. Big Bay Point holds a concentration of them.” Even throughout the winter, the views from the expansive windows in the great room bring in nature as deer and other wild inhabitants of the forest pass through. “Everything just slows down a little bit,” says Josh. “You forget all the troubles of the day.” Sarah explains how that space became a refuge after the birth of her twins. “I spent the entire winter in that room and never felt claustrophobic,” she says. “When you first have kids, you spend your year on the couch. Feeding twins, I was housebound. But I couldn’t have asked for a better place to be stuck. I spent the entire winter in that room and never felt claustrophobic. I just never got bored of the place. It’s such a welcoming, calm space. It never feels empty when it’s a small group, yet accommodates a big group.” And now that their twins have grown up a bit Sarah is able to finally take advantage of the other conveniences the area has to offer. The looming opening of the luxury Friday Harbour Resort has added value to their location she explains. And it’s not just the proximity of shopping, restaurants and beach and fitness amenities, it’s their hiking trails, she says. They are all within walking distance of their lake house, and she is taking full advantage of them.

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Set on an acre and a half of land in Shanty Bay’s tony Millionaire’s Row, seven minutes from Simcoe Regional Airport, stands a 13,000-square foot contemporary estate. With 260 feet of waterfront, a sleek linear swimming pool, dual boat house with marine rails, lounging decks on nearly a dozen levels and a three-story expanse of windows filled with panoramic views of Kempenfelt Bay, this exclusive estate is not just one with an abundance of élan, but one with provenance.

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esigned by Canadian artist, Zarum, who painted many of his vibrant works here, the luminous residence was a labour of love that was a painstaking two years in the making. Zarum’s resolve was to create a refuge from the city, twenty minutes from Toronto by air, where attention could be drawn outward to nature, or inward to art appreciation. Every detail of the residence from the four garage bays with a separate guest loft apartment, down to embedded architectural glow lighting for quiet ambience was mapped out with advance thought. The garages were built tall enough, were a car collector to ever purchase the estate in the future. “They could put a lift inside to stack the cars,” Zarum says. An elevator was installed in the residence so no physical challenges borne by the aging would cause restrictions of access. But of utmost importance to Zarum and his wife Suzanne, was that this new property be maintenance-free. “I wanted a house I didn’t have to be a prisoner to,” he says. Security, HVAC, window coverings, sprinkler systems, drip irrigation, sound system, lighting, and pool all needed to be controllable from a smartphone. The decking is composite and the siding, which resembles cherry wood, aluminum. No annual staining required. A massive 70 kilowatt generator was also on the docket, so the residence could run for weeks unaffected were a blackout ever to occur. With his design concept set, Zarum hired Custom CADD in Barrie to complete the drawings and commenced to oversee the build, sourcing materials and hiring local trades himself. “I project managed it from concept to permits to the end,” says Zarum. “I was here every single day.” Approaching the property, along a private road, you arrive at the contemporary gates, unaware of the high-tech security system that is monitoring

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CRIMSON RED LEATHER SEATING HERE SIGNALS THAT THIS IS NOT A HOME WHERE COLOUR IS FEARED. the road all from this room. All doors leading to the library are glass.” The main level is divided by a stunning central staircase with glass rails, solid cherry treads and black steel risers, which in and of itself, is a work of art. While the staircase sits in the center of the main floor it is neither an eyesore, nor disruptive to flow. Rather, a beckoning invitation to make the ascent to the next level of the gallery. A catwalk there, adorned with art, flows to the upper den, walk-in dressing rooms and four sprawling bedrooms, some with private decks, all serviced by luscious spa bathrooms. Noteworthy is the fact that all plugs in the residence are situated in baseboards to keep the walls clean, and light switches were placed at lower points so that art could be hung unobstructed. “Flick a switch and put only the art lights on and it has a phenomenal aura,” says Zarum. “A cozy, warm feel.” Back on the main level, turn to your right of the stairs and you are in the great room. Crimson red leather seating here signals that this is not a home where colour is feared. Walls are gallery white, but red features prominently in both furnishings and many of the art pieces in Zarum’s bold collection of work that graces the estate. In fact, continuity of colour, materials and unobstructed views are all presiding themes in this home. Zarum used glass for railings both indoor and outdoor as well as for the custom fireplaces that divide the great room from the sunroom on the main level and the games room from its lounging area on the lower level. The wood decking of the stairs perfectly matches both the front door and the modern kitchen cabinetry, now encountered on the left. The free-floating kitchen is streamlined and virtuous, with a series of galleys unfolding beyond. Twelve can be seated at the island alone and a hidden television emerges on command at the press of a button for sports viewing during dinner prep. The hidden butler’s kitchen directly behind the first galley houses sinks, refrigerator,

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dishwasher, and ample cupboard space to keep everything ship-shape. “If you are formally entertaining, the caterers are back there unseen,” Zarum explains. Off the kitchen, resides a spacious walk-in pantry flooded by exterior light. LED lights were installed on every shelf to enable visibility to the very back of each cupboard. That was the specificity of Zarum’s attention in this build. Additional utility rooms, including a main floor laundry suite, mudroom, washroom, and glassed-in Muskoka room with ventilated BBQ are nearby. A second set of auxiliary service stairs are also found here leading to the lower level. A convenience for staff when serving parties at the pool. Take the elevator down and a recreational paradise is your welcome. A gym supplied with high end fitness equipment and steam shower is found here, along with billiards and games tables and an adjoining wet bar. The views through floor to ceiling windows take in the lanai, pool, and waterfront. Outside the French doors, the patio seems infinite as it reaches past the saltwater pool right to the water. The exterior decking is multileveled with pockets of lounges, dining tables, and even a picnic table with an outdoor pizza oven to support all sensibilities and moods. On the east side of the lower level, lies the art studio where all the magic happens. Next to it, 40

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guest sleeping quarters, bringing the bedroom tally to six, serviced by the residence’s eight bathrooms. But one of Zarum’s favourite rooms is his luxe twelve-seat theatre on this level, furnished with white leather recliners set on three tiers so that every seat has a VIP view. “I love my theatre,” says Zarum. “It has a 4K projection screen. Dolby Atmos with Kef speakers. It is just phenomenal sound and viewing. I hired a specialist to calibrate the sound system to perfection.” A Sonos speaker system serves the rest of the residence, both indoors and out, enabling the volume or music selection to be unique in every space. Next to the cinema, the pièce de résistance is the climate-controlled glassed-in wine room, well stocked with vintage varietals. “I designed it to be minimalist,” says Zarum. “So you don’t have that dark dungeon wood look. The lighting in the room highlights each bottle so it is floating on a rack.” And there is the continuity again, the floating theme repeated, as so often an artist will do in a composition. And this is the true spirit of this estate: a composition of light, colour and balance, with plenty of negative space to breathe. “It’s a home for an art lover,” says Zarum. “And for someone who wants to be at one with the lake.”

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Family Matters With a more than three decade-long career as a family law lawyer, Barrie Hayes has maintained a passion for the work he does. He has managed to pass along this passion to his three children - all of whom have followed in his footsteps and pursued a career of their own as lawyers. One of his children, Lindsay, has taken that one step further, and recently joined her father at Barriston Law.

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this meaning an end to the steady stream of baked goods my job as a chef provided. I worked summers at Barriston during my undergraduate years and, after seeing the passion my dad and other lawyers at the firm displayed for helping clients in difficult times, I knew that practising law was the career for me. I believe the mentorship that I have received from so many lawyers and staff at Barriston will provide an ideal foundation for a successful career as a lawyer. I have now completed the lawyer licensing process and am eager to follow in my dad’s law practice footsteps.” Her decision makes sense, considering the Family Law Group at Barriston Law

has become a family of its own over the years, with the more senior members offering much-appreciated mentorship and knowledge to their younger colleagues. Hilary Goodman is one of the associate lawyers practising in the Family Department and assists clients in all areas of family law including separation, divorce, custody and access, spousal support, child support and division of property. In the nearly five years she has been practicing at Barriston Law, she has come to recognize just how important having the support and expertise of the entire Family Law Group is. “I have developed into a confident lawyer and have grown in my profession with the support and the mentorship provided here. It’s so nice to have these people to lean on. That to me is worth its weight in gold,” she said, adding in terms of quality, the firm is considered one of the top firms in the region. “I know our department has a good reputation with the judges we appear before and the quality of work is excellent. If a client were to come here they’d be getting sound advice and peace of mind. We really feel that it’s our job to educate our clients and guide them through what can be a very stressful process. That’s the biggest thing I would want if I was paying a lawyer was

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more than 30 years practicing in family law, Hayes is one of the senior members of the Family Law Group at Barriston Law, along With roots dating back more than 100 years with Tom Dart and Doug Manning - each in the region, Barriston Law is considered of whom bring decades of experience to the to be one of the most highly respected and table and who have developed very strong trusted law firms in Barrie and across Central professional profiles within the County Ontario. Based in Barrie - and with offices of Simcoe. They play an important role in in Collingwood, Bracebridge and Huntsville mentoring and assisting the more junior - Barriston Law is a multidisciplinary firm associate lawyers on the team in representing boasting 25 lawyers (and approximately 100 their clients with the knowledge they have total team members) across all gained over the years. “At Barriston its offices — making it one of the largest law firms north of the Law, the mission With 10 lawyers, Barriston Law is to deliver also boasts one of the largest GTA. peace of mind family law teams north of Toronto While it has taken a few years to our clients, - and given the diversity of issues to come to fruition, the whole especially in that come along with family Barriston Law team in Barrie is the Family Law law, having lawyers with such a finally under one roof, having Department” large breadth of knowledge and relocated its two Barrie offices experience is a great asset for the into one larger building on Ferris Lane. younger lawyers, explained Hayes, adding The intention of that move was to make it that then spills over into the quality of work easier for the team to work together as one provided across the Family Department and large, extended family, something that will then to the service they all provide to their only benefit its clients in the teamwork, clients. knowledge and expertise that will be “We are a full-service firm. Most of our provided. lawyers practice in a specific area of law, so “At Barriston Law, the mission is to deliver if there is a question on a file — for example peace of mind to our clients, especially in a corporate/commercial issue that I have the Family Law Department”, explained a question about - I can call up one of my colleagues within the firm who practice in Hayes. “It’s such an emotional process for all parties—and we have the experience and skill to help.” to ensure I was actually feeling heard and getting the right representation and result.”

When you are dealing with a lawyer at Barriston Law you aren’t dealing with just one lawyer, he noted, but rather you have access to a range of skill sets and a range of lawyers. Your situation is supported by a family of lawyers as well as the firm’s clerks and support staff. “You are going to be looked after and taken care of. Whether it’s only a matter of filing some papers right through to holding your hand through what can be a very challenging experience for as long as you need it … our team of family lawyers is here for you.” With

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that area and access their expertise for the assistance of my family law client. That’s of great assistance to our clients when the occasion requires it.” Along with the experience that comes with having a team of 10 lawyers, the Family Law Group at Barriston Law also brings a sensitivity to every client and case. “Even after doing this for so many years, I still tell myself at the beginning of every interview to put myself in the shoes of the client,” said Hayes. “I try to think about how I would feel if I were the one sitting on the other side of the table going through what could be an emotionally charged time in my life and looking for some guidance.” With such empathy for the client and passion for the work, Barrie has been and will continue to be a role model, not just for his own children, but for all of the lawyers and staff at Barriston Law. For more information on Barriston Law visit https://www.barristonlaw.com 151 Ferris Lane, Suite 202 Barrie, Ontario L4M 6C1 Tel: 705-792-9200 Fax: 705-792-6911 https://www.facebook.com/barristonlaw/

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our chopper flies north from Toronto, soaring over Lake Simcoe before banking over Kempenfelt Bay. It begins its descent near Barrie Yacht Club, lowering you onto your own private helipad on a jetty of land encircled by a wind break of spruces. Disembarking, you take a leisurely stroll through your lush, manicured gardens, past your boat house and boat slip, up to the infinity pool and into the 12,230-square foot four bedroom/six bathroom resort estate that’s been designed specifically to refuel your spirit. In the great room, deep, roomy slipcovered armchairs and sofas meant for slouching, beckon for a leisurely cat nap before a fire. Light streams in here from two levels of windows, delivering that serene view of Lake Simcoe that puts your feet squarely back on the ground. You have arrived at 51 Barrie Terrace in Oro-Medonte—the ten-and-a-half-acre mother of all weekend retreats that has become a personal refuge, occasional location for fundraising events and envy of many on the exclusive North Shore of Lake Simcoe. Spacious and tricked out with all the toys and conveniences one could ever need, this is an estate that you are reluctant to leave.

Mission is your design style for furnishings. The warm, substantial oak carries throughout, from the great room and dining room, to the family room and cinema. It seems right at home with the extensive interior brickwork and post and beam structure that complements it. Homey and peaceful, your estate isn’t built to be flashy, but rather liveable, yet is still packed to the gills with wow factor. You stop to tinkle the ivories on your white Yahama grand piano in the adjoining living room, tucked just behind the great room, before grabbing something to eat. The layout of your kitchen was organized with cooking in mind. The golden triangle of range, sink and refrigerator is serviced by ample surrounding stone countertops all within easy reach. It’s the perfect setup for any serious chef. A convenient pantry concealed behind frosted glass here reduces steps during meal prep. And the convenience of the dining room, directly across, means you aren’t hauling food trays and dishes for yards and yards either. This is, after all, a home that is all about ease.

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Your own home theatre can become the new meeting spot for your family and friends. Enjoy the latest movies, cheer on your favourite sports team or have the entire family compete with the newest video game. You can have enjoy better sound and picture quality. You can have a home theatre in any area of the house when designed properly and with so many products available on the market today you can finally get a great home theatre for any budget or room. Whether you are using a brand new 4K 75” Smart TV from Samsung with the latest in wall speakers or a 120” Projection System from Sony or Epson partnered with full standing speakers from Bowers and Wilkins, Simcoe Audio Video can provide the best products and the best prices along with in home consultation and professional installation.

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and bullfrogs fill the night with song. Unique to your property is its secluded location, nestled within forest on all sides. Not a peep from other neighbours are ever heard. There’s nothing to do now but relax and this is exactly why you’re here. Living the good life. This property is currently listed on Realtor.ca

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lour consultant and colour is my focus but I do commissioned artwork, I assist people from blueprint stage on and help them make selections for tile, hardwood flooring, anything. Basically, if it’s a colour question. I’ll answer it for you. GL: How did you get started on this path? I had a wonderful mentor down in Toronto. A graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago. I spent eight to ten years under her wing. It was just an invaluable lesson in customer service and honing your listening and empathy skills. Which to me, is so important in life, no matter what you’re doing, but particularly for our industry. Because you have to walk in another person’s shoes to service them properly. Whether it’s their budget, their likes or dislikes or their lifestyle, you need to jump into their skin and live their life for a few moments. Or maybe a few weeks, depending on the length of the project. I’ll ask questions like, ‘if you won the lottery tomorrow and could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?’ Some people think, ‘I can’t afford for it to look the way I want it to look.’ And there’s always answers around that. It’s not about having the best of everything, it’s about making the best of everything you have. GL: How vital is colour in creating environment? We’re all actually, so colour sensitive. Everybody

has colour triggers. Clients will say, ‘As long as it’s not green, my mother had a green kitchen. I hated it.’ People evolve as they go through their lives. We like different colours at different stages in life for different reasons. When we’re young, we nest. When we’re a little bit older, we de-nest. So, there is a cathartic cleansing and that gets emulated in the colours that we pick. That gets into our psyche. There’s a lot more science to colour than we think. With the three cones in our eyes that accept and recognize colour, each one of them has a light vibration. Yellow and red are at the highest frequency so they vibrate the highest, so our eye gets most excited by that. It’s the first colour we will look to. That’s why they make firetrucks red or yellow. Blues and greens are the last colour our eyes are recognizing because it has a lower frequency of vibration. So, when we’re wanting to relax… GL: Is that why you chose a white colour palette of your own house? Vibrational frequency? There isn’t any white in there at all. It looks white due to contrast but it’s grey mist. More warmth. I’ve been through colour phases. We get to a certain age and you know, I’m to that point. Right now, for the most part, everything is light and neutral except for my dining room which is a

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stunning blue, halfway between cobalt and sapphire and it is absolutely the most gorgeous colour and it’s on the ceiling. For me it’s what I need at that time. Deciding where to put it and how much of it. I don’t like to put people in the position of constantly having to paint. They can change it up by maybe painting a small table or a neat chair or a bench. It doesn’t always have to be your walls.

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GL: Do you have a favourite room in your house? I love them all. The screened in porch with a hanging bed. The family room with a wood burning fireplace. I love the kitchen because I have so many good memories of my family in the kitchen. It’s so true that all good parties end up in the kitchen. GL: How are colour trends arrived at? I’m connected with Colour Marketing Group for Canada and I get to give insight there. They like to talk to people who are at a very grassroots level and know, ‘what is the pulse out there.’ Trends are born from a multiple askings of the same types of things. GL: Most of us go the trial and error route when painting. Should everyone get a colour consultation? At the end of the day, what we give to people is value. You were going to paint anyway. You had to paint. Or you had to pick a tile. But, by getting advice on those two things I’ve impacted how you feel emotionally and your investment. Probably one of the biggest investments you’ll have in your life is your house. If I say, ‘Not that tile. This tile,’ and when you go to sell that house in ten years from now, I’ve added to your equity. I’ve made sure that you will make top dollar on your house because you haven’t made a mistake on something that’s so permanently fixed to your house. Because I’ve seen blunders and you think, what a shame. For exactly the same money… GL: How much can colour impact a home’s equity? A good example is a couple down in Newmarket. Their house sat on the market for about a year and only because people couldn’t see past a few things. So, I went and did a real estate walk through with them and let them know the sorts of things I thought they could do for a minimal amount of money. I think they changed one countertop and painted. That was it. Six weeks of effort and they flipped and got $90 thousand more. Ninety thousand. So, you think, the small cost of a consultation, that’s how you can impact that person’s future. It’s a big deal.

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State of the Art FAMILY DENTISTRY ALL UNDER ONE ROOF Enjoy life!

Bring your best smile with you! Barrie Primary Care Campus Retirement used to mean rocking on the porch and counting away the years‌.but not anymore! Seniors today are enjoying healthy, active lifestyles that their ancestors would envy! Baby Boomers are traveling far and wide and loving all that life has to offer! Hiking, biking, camping, traveling; a life spent eating well and exercising means that the new senior can participate in all these things! In order to get the most out of this golden time it is critical that the healthy senior get modern dentistry that supports their lifestyle. Old school dentures and bridges don’t hold up to an active lifestyle and longer

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lives mean teeth can often use a little help! Dental technology has changed to offer permanent, strong, beautiful solutions to removable partials and dentures. Teeth that can bite and chew and are ready in a day! When choosing a dental office, seniors should look for one that is using cutting edge technologies such as 3D imaging and CBCT scans. Having all dental services available in one place saves time and money to spend on the better things in life! Just importantly as finding a dental office with the necessary technology, technology look for one that understands your dental needs and goals! They can help

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Need dentures or implants? Permanent “Teeth-in-a-day” procedures? Barrie Smile Centre has a lot of options for every individual and their unique set of circumstances. They are hosting an implant seminar this fall on the 16th of October at 6 pm here in Barrie. This relaxed free seminar is an informative discussion about implants, including the possibilities of replacing

single or multiple teeth using implants, implant supported dentures, and permanent teeth in a day procedures. For more information and to reserve your spot please contact their office at 705.315.3000 or email them at contact@barriesmilecentre.com.

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you achieve that smile and then help you maintain it for life! These are the good years! Smile! Enjoy them! Dental professionals are trained to diagnose and treat all types of oral disease. Whether it be a localized gingivitis brought on by pregnancy, or an advanced case of periodontal disease caused by an aggressive strain of bacteria, there are treatments and home care regimes available. The dentist and hygienist will assess the condition and then monitor the healing. pr Just as a doctor may prescribe statin medication, your hygienist can make recommendations ecommendations to use specific pr preventative oral care products. The hygienist will also rremove plaque and har hard deposits to help your body fight the infection and rreduce inflammation.

The length of time between your cleaning appointments is determined based on how you are responding to the treatment. In some cases, if a person does not respond to treatment, a medical consultation may be warranted. Dental and medical professionals work together to determine your risk factors and condition. The professionals at the Barrie Smile Centre want to treat your whole body health. They will educate you about your level of inflammation and disease and advise you how to treat it. They will also work with your doctor should that be necessary. The Barrie Smile Centre wants to keep you smiling for many healthy years to come!

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Dr. Robert Eisen have been providing exceptional dental care for over twenty years. Together they place a priority on gaining expertise in the latest in cosmetic dentistry and dental implant techniques. Dr. Guorgui and Dr. Eisen regularly host All-on-Four™ Dental Implant seminars where they describe the process and address any questions.

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23%. $500,000 saved would have been down to $390,000. Is there an alternative or a way to diversify? Yes there is. Rental units are in high demand, that means there are more tenants than available units, with demand at an all time high there has never been better time to own a rental property.

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Bucking the trend and buying or investing in value is a common thread with all successful investors. How does that benefit Me?

Consider this, we are conditioned by parents, persons in financial authority that socking money away in a RRSP is the best way to secure our financial future. There will come a day when you will want to retire and want a decent income to live off. Over the last 20 years the S&P index has returned 8.2% return, Impressive right? Well consider that the average MER (management expense ratio) in Canada is 2.25%, that leaves you with 5.95%. Still impressed? Consider that if you had retired in 2009, the stock market was down as much as

Benefits of owing a rental property • Investing in physical bricks and mortar asset • Mortgage interest & expenses can be written off as expenses against rental income • Once entire mortgage paid off, asset can be sold for final investment liquidation

• Once mortgage paid off, virtually 80% of rental income is net, income landlord can use to supplement their other retirement income • Tenants pay off your mortgage loan • Longer you own the property, the better your return as more principal is paid off every year • Excess cash flow, many properties can generate more in rent than expenses incurred • Properties appreciate, ignoring short term swings, properties in Ontario average above inflation returns over 25 year period. • Can be held under a corporation, making this a tax efficient system • Income and full investment not locked, unlike RRSP, no limit or full withdrawal.

Investing in a DUPLEX Purchase price Down payment Monthly mortgage payment Monthly property taxes Insurance Total cost Utilities Rent (monthly) Cash flow annually Principal paid annually* Price increase (3%)* Total annual return*

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Broker of Record & Owner As the Broker of Record and Owner of Homelife Nu-Key Realty I can assure you that when you put your trust with me to buy or sell a home, you will receive the highest level of service and expertise possible.

Mike is the Broker of Record and Owner

of HomeLife Nu-Key Realty.

Mike has serviced the Barrie area for more than 25 years and has helped people buy and sell homes for 36 years

I will put my 36 years of experience to work for you and commit my time and efforts to ensure you achieve your real estate goals. My Guiding Principal is to live by the Golden Rule, and that is to “Treat Others As I Would Want To Be Treated” I know real estate and as my client, I always put your best interests first. Any time you want information on the market or are ready to buy or sell a property – contact me. There’s no obligation. Please feel free to Call or Text me at 705-321-0132 or email me at Mike@BrokerMike.ca

Homelife Nu-Key Realty Ltd

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Donna Hunter Sales Representative

Treat yourself and get the personal service you deserve when buying or selling your home. Moving, and the decisions that need to be made can be stressful. Donna Hunter takes extra care to make sure your experience is comfortable and as stress-free as possible. Be assured knowing that your home, one of your most important assets is well taken care of by Donna and her team of experts. Her team, comprised of carpenters, painters, interior designer, and photographers, all pull

together with a perfect dynamic – which makes the process of buying or selling your home as seamless as possible. With many years of experience combined, this makes a winning team for everyone. “It’s more than selling you a home or putting a sign on your lawn, it’s building relationships that last a lifetime.” Donna has staked her reputation on going the extra mile. “I really do my best to make a measurable difference in the experience. I just love helping people, that is my key thing.”

Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc. Brokerage Independently Owned & Operated

donna.hunter@live.ca | 705-623-9907 | www.barriehomehunterteam.com

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ruth Builds Trust. At least that’s how I see it. The truth matters. When we provide you with honest advice, experienced perspective, and the facts to back it up, we become a trusted partner who helps you make better decisions about the future of your property. We are in the business of revealing truths to earn your trust.

We pride ourselves on providing our clients with a straightforward, knowledgeable style of service, while making the process enjoyable and as stress-free as possible. It is our hope that you will enjoy the experience as much as we do. Expertise We have specialized in selling properties like yours for more than 18 years.

Knowledge We know every aspect of Barrie – from overall markets to individual properties, zoning, taxes and amenities. Collaboration We are an agile, tight-knit group that collaborates with each other, and our clients. The entire company is your team.

Commitment We are unusually committed to our clients and go to great lengths to make great things happen. Our focus is on all aspects of selling your property, from pre-sale to post-sale.

Kraig Schwartz, Broker Schwartz & Associates Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc., Brokerage

114 Dunlop Street East, Barrie, ON L4M 1A4 | Phone: 705-739-1300 | Fax: 705-739-1330 | TF: 1-866-871-1151 | www.SchwartzAndAssociates.ca

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CRIPPS Homes Team Broker

KRISTIN GUAR ANTEES THE S ALE OF YOUR HOME OR S HE’LL BUY IT!

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ristin Cripps started the CRIPPS Homes Team after much success originally as sales representative and then eventually a broker. Starting out as a Registered Massage Therapist and Spa owner in Barrie, she often found herself buying homes, renovating the kitchens, bathrooms and so on, then selling the properties. Living in Barrie as a child as her mother attended Georgian College for Nursing, they later moved away and she then moved back at 18. Kristin is very seasoned in Barrie’s many nooks, cultures, amazing homes and most importantly superb residents. The CRIPPS Homes Team received the Presidents Club Member Award

and Chairman’s Club Member Award in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018, even though the year is not yet over. Kristin’s team has remained industry leaders and even guarantees to buy their client’s homes if they can’t sell them. Not only do they provide world class realty service but they are also committed to helping the community and give a portion of every commission earned to 1 of 5 local charities. They have already given over $25,000 in 2018! We are happy to have the CRIPPS Homes Team here in Barrie where they achieve such high success but remain humble. Located conveniently in Barrie’s south end just off Hwy 400 and Mapleview, their 3000-square foot office, although large, is a cozy compilation of modern, industrial and chic designs. The CRIPPS Homes Team is dedicated

to the satisfaction of their clients and has thousands of home sales to show for it over the years! Specializing in your family’s satisfaction the CRIPPS Homes Team helps first time buyer’s, downsizing retiree’s, the seasoned investor and foreign commercial entrepreneurs just to name a few. Their team promises to be with you every step of the way making sure you are never left feeling uneasy in most likely the biggest investment of your lifetime.

Branch Office: 132 Commerce Park Drive, Unit I, Barrie Cell: 705-321-2879 • Brokerage: 705-797-4875 • Office: 705-726-7000 • kristin@crippshomes.com

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Lenora Laycock SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Direct: 705.623.0389

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s a CENTURY 21ÂŽ Real Estate professional, we are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service possible. Our personal knowledge of the local Real Estate market is combined with the power of the CENTURY 21 brand - the most recognized name in Real Estate today. Let us assist you in finding your dream home, in a neighbourhood that is right for you, and in the price range you want. Or if you are interested in selling a property, we also have the expertise to help you get the fastest sale possible and at the best price. We look forward to the opportunity of working for you!

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t The Peggy Hill Team, our clients’ satisfaction is our number one priority. I have hand-picked a team of hardworking, ethical and client-focused individuals who always put clients’ needs first. We take our relationships seriously and are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way. Our goal is to empower and inform you so you can make the best decision for yourself and your family. Our partnership with you will be based on communication and trust with as little stress as possible.

We promise to deliver customer service like you’ve never experienced before!

Keller Williams Experience Realty, Brokerage

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Roy Boni

Sales Representative

R By: Carol Ferguson I would like to first thank Real Estate Agent Roy Boni and his assistant Penny, they were there every step of the way in the sale of my home, Roy is very reliable and knowledgeable and made this a very stress free transition, I will recommend him to everybody I know. Sincerely or all you have done for us throughout this process. As first time buyers, we had a lot of unanswered questions regarding the purchase of our home. Thank you for providing the answers to many of these and giving us informed advice on the homes that we visited!

oy Boni will get you more money for your home in less time selling your home for more money in a timely manner isn’t by accident. Real estate agent Roy Boni applies one of the most advanced home selling systems in the Barrie and surrounding area. Selling residential, condominium, multi family and investment property. It is certain that Roy Boni will get more money for your investment and find your perfect home. Relocation services and a referral service for relocation are also a value added for the buyer or seller moving in or out of the Barrie market Roy Boni will get you more money for your home in less time.

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Sheila Krasowski & Stephanie Miller Sales Representatives

Why Work with Sheila and Stephanie? Sheila Krasowski & Stephanie Miller are a team of Barrie real estate agents who work with you and for you to make house hunting less stressful! Their job as top producing Barrie real estate agents is to find you the most for your dollar whether it be from Toronto to Bracebridge or from Mount Albert to Mount Forest. As members of both the Toronto Real Estate Board and the Barrie Real Estate Board, Sheila & Stephanie have access to a broad spectrum of MLSÂŽ listings.They specialize in residential, rural, waterfront, farms and retirement communities.

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Robert Johnston Sales Representative

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id you know? We Specialize in ALL your Real Estate needs!

Our team specializes in all aspects of real estate, from waterfront to residential homes to condominiums and real estate investing. We offer an exceptional track record with over 3,000 successful transactions & over 75 years of combined service. Our commitment to each client is what helps set us apart and you can be certain that experience will work hard for you. You can trust our team to professionally navigate you through every aspect of

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Whether you are refinancing a mortgage or buying property for the first time, Christine believes you deserve a smooth, respectful and personable transaction. Christine helps her clients obtain financing to buy or refinance homes, investment properties and debt consolidation. Christine is an active member in her community and is involved with various organizations as well the Barrie Women's and Children's shelter. Christine has chosen to work for a company that shares her desire to help families become debt free and financially independent.

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young adults and their caregivers grieving the death, or life threatening illness of an immediate family member. Working with Max not only provides you with a great experience selling or buying your home but helps our local community and that’s something was can all feel good about.

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Brokerages and to their support teams and assistants. Their companies may have office policies that dictate what they can and cannot do. Also remember that after collecting 5% and 6% commissions for so many years, they just may not want to charge less when the public have been willing to pay more. Do you pay other Sales Representatives a selling commission? YES. There is no exact stated selling commission and this is one of the truly unique features about our company. We allow the seller to decide how much is offered to the other Broker/ Sales Representative. We strongly recommend that the fee offered be equivalent to the standard in your area. Do other Sales Representatives show your listings? Absolutely! We could not sell the number of homes we sell without the co-operation of all other Sales Representatives. In this day of computers and the internet the public are much more informed than ever. They often tell their Sales Representative what homes they want to see because they have seen them on the MLS System of the local area. If for any reason their Sales Representative was to tell them they do not want to show them a home, not only would that be against the Sales Representative’s code of ethics, but the buyer should go to the listing Brokerage and file a complaint. If your home is listed you are assured that it will be viewed by all buyers. Buyers do not care who offers the listing, why would they. Buyers only care if they can see the listed property and potentially buy it if it meets their needs. WHAT IS THE CATCH? There is no catch. We actually get asked this all the time, and there truly is no catch to our real estate services! Certain conditions do not have to occur to take advantage of our lower commission rate, all Sales Representatives and buyers will be anxious to view your home and possibly buy it if it meets their needs. Did you know that most sales involve two different real estate companies?®

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35,990 OFFER INCLUDES FREIGHT AND AIR TAX AND $9,160 IN TOTAL PRICE ADJUSTMENTS. OFFER EXCLUDES TAXES.

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Apple picking and more

Best described as a culinary adventure trail, the award winning Apple Pie Trail is worth visiting. “Apple picking and apple pie are just the beginning.” says Patti Kendall of the Blue Mountain Village Association. Thirty-seven stops are represented along the Blue Mountainsarea trail, which features orchards, shops, restaurants, bakeries, farmers’ markets, cideries, wineries and more. The trail runs year-round. applepietrail.com. 

Local partnerships make chocolates sweeter

Chelsea Chocolates loves making truffles with local products.. Locally inspired mouthwatering flavours include: Redline Brewery beer truffles, Forty Creek Distillery whiskey truffles, Heritage Estates apple cider truffles, Williams Farm maple syrup truffles, local honey truffles, Barrie Olive Oil Company truffles, ice wine truffles and more. All sweets are made with high quality ingredients and Callebaut Belgian chocolate. chelseachocolates.com

Go local with Ontario wine

This fall it’s all about tasting local. With that in mind, the LCBO is featuring Red House Wine Co. Baco Cabernet Sauvignon VQA. This medium-bodied and fruity wine showcases a medium deep ruby red colour; aromas of black fruit, red berries, mineral and spice with earthy, leafy, toasty notes; dry, medium bodied, with a sweet fruit centre, moderate acidity, soft tannins and flavours of juicy, sweet berry fruit; with hints of spice and black pepper on the finish. In-store or online: $13.95 GoodLife | Barrie September - October 2018

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THE POTATO FACTORY BAR & GRILL BY KATHERINE ELPHICK PHOTOS BY ELLIE KISTEMAKER

Local restaurateur, Michael Mikhail, is one busy guy. Within the last year, he’s opened three Potato Factory Bar and Grills, first in Collingwood, then Niagara Falls and now Wasaga Beach. During that time period, the 46-year-old and his parents also opened Collingwood’s Steakhouse Social Eatery. “Lately, I’ve been sleeping with one eye open, because there’s just so much going on,” admits the entrepreneur with a cellphone that never stops ringing. “But, I love it because it’s super exciting.” Despite his hectic schedule, Michael recently met with this Goodlife reporter at the new Potato Factory in Wasaga Beach (which was set to open the very next day). Racing in with a delivery from his other nearby restaurants and nursing a sore back from constructing the new bar, he happily sat down to dish about his growing eatery empire and the decision to specialize in potato cuisine. 76

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There are also several potato farms close by. MM: Absolutely! We only buy our potatoes from local growers within a 100 mile radius. Actually, the same goes for our meat, chicken, and other ingredients on the menu. We love supporting nearby farmers and the local economy. How many potatoes do you go through a week? MM: A lot! We use over a ton of potatoes a week at each location. We get deliveries everyday to ensure freshness and quality. And our chefs cut, wash and blanch all of our potatoes on site. Let’s hear more about the menu. MM: We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and our menu features various styles of potato dishes. We pair them with traditional Canadian fare like soups, salads, chilli, fish, hamburgers and more.

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For example, our award winning hamburger, which is delicious by the way, is served on a freshly made potato bun. And our tomato and feta bruschetta is served on a potato rosemary crostini. We’ve got lots to choose from — anything from spicy sriracha fries, or traditional kettle chips to butter chicken poutine and everything in between. Can you list the top sellers? MM: French fries, duck poutine, Coney fries, fish and chips, Irish nachos, smoked duck potato skins, and our chicken or beef burgers are to die for! Our salads, particularly the Cobb salad and the Nicoise salad are just phenomenal. But the top seller is the ferris wheel, which is a sharing plate that allows you to try four appetizers. It’s great because you can sample a bit of everything from cinnamon sugar or parmesan herb fries to pirogies, chicken wings and more.

“It’s more than just the sign on your lawn. It’s taking extra care in helping you discover your new home.” Contact Donna Hunter to learn more. M 705.623.9907 O 705.739.1300 donna.hunter@live.ca SUTTON GROUP - INCENTIVE REALTY INC., BROKERAGE Independently owned and operated.

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What’s your food philosophy? MM: Freshness is number one, followed by presentation, service and price point. We offer delicious, high quality food at great prices. We make everything in house from scratch — even our breads, desserts, sauces, batters, burgers and soups are all made in house. Nothing is store bought. What about diners with special dietary needs? MM: We have lots of gluten-free, vegan, vegetarian and lactose free items. Since we make everything in house, we know exactly what the ingredients are, which is helpful for those with allergies. How would you describe the Potato Factory decor? MM: The overall theme is comfortable and cheery, which creates a great energy and a great vibe. Along with plenty of colourful artwork and various TVs, the bars are made from reclaimed wood and steel, so there’s a bit of a rustic, urban look, as well. Our Collingwood location is particularly charming because it’s located in a historic building. The Wasaga Beach location is a bit more casual because it’s located right at Beach 1, with the Wasaga River running behind it. All of our locations have lively summer patios.

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BAKED STUFFED POTATOES This delicious side dish is courtesy of Lonnie Sanberg, executive chef of the Potato Factory Bar & Grill. Enjoy it at the restaurant, or make it at home! 4 large baking potatoes 1 cup shredded 3 blend cheese 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup fresh chives, diced Pinch of salt and pepper

Preparation: Preheat oven to 350F. 1. Bake potatoes in preheated oven for 45 minutes, or until cooked through. 2. Slice tops off of potatoes and scoop the flesh into a large bowl, leaving skins intact. 3. To the potato flesh add the cheese, sour cream, chives, and salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and spoon mixture into potato skins. 4. Bake for another 30 minutes, or until heated through. Serves 4.

What about specials? MM: We offer a great line up of specials, including: Caesar Sunday and wing night ($5 Caesar and 75 cent wings), Monday rib night ($2 off full rack of ribs, $1 off half rack) taco Tuesday (features two different styles of tacos in addition to our signature taco), craft beer Thursday (each week features a local craft beer at a reduced rate, when you order an entree) and Friday unlimited fries (unlimited fries are always available if you order an entree, but on Friday you only have to order fries to qualify for unlimited fries). Do you have entertainment? MM: At the Collingwood and Wasaga Beach locations we do open mike Tuesday, trivia night Wednesday (with John Eaton from the PEAK FM — broadcasted in both locations) and live music on Friday and Saturday nights. Any interesting future plans? MM: We have lots on the go! By next year, we hope to have another four or five Potato Factory locations. Possible local sites may include Barrie and Alliston. Right now, I’m 46 and by the time I turn 50, I want 50 restaurants. It’s a bit of an aggressive plan, but I’m confident we can do it. We’re also incredibly excited about our very own vodka line, which should be ready by next year. The Potato Factory Bar & Grill is located at 65 Hurontario Street in Collingwood (705)443-8483, 25 Mosley Street in Wasaga Beach, (705)429-2990. There’s also a Niagara Falls location. For more information visit potatofactorygrill.com

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BACIO TRATTORIA From Rome, Italy to Barrie

When you walk into downtown Barrie’s Bacio Trattoria, you are greeted with a smile and great food. “We want people to feel like they are eating at home with family,” explains William Ortiz, who owns and operates the 40-seat restaurant with his sister, Elizabeth Ortiz and his mother, Nancy Juarez. “We are a family run business — 100 percent.” I UNDERSTAND YOU RECOMMEND AT LEAST THREE HOURS FOR DINNER. Our goal is to offer a relaxed dining experience. We don’t want people to rush, but rather take their time. My brother comes to every table to find out what people want to eat and then goes back to the kitchen and prepares it. It’s a very personalized experience, and our customers love it. Before people leave, they often go up the kitchen and wave and say goodbye to William. WHAT ABOUT DINERS WITH SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS? Since everything is made to order, we are very flexible and accommodating with our dishes. We can modify various dishes to make them gluten-free (they also have gluten-free pasta), dairy-free, vegetarian or vegan. We can also omit items if people have allergies. DO YOU CATER? Yes, we will close for private parties, or take our food offsite.

YOU HAVE THE ATTENTION OF THOUSANDS OF LOCAL DINERS, ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO ADD? Kiss your loved ones every day and remember that life is beautiful.

Diners finish off with dessert. The dishes vary on what people feel like eating, and we serve everything on platters, so it’s perfect for sharing.

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE THE MENU? We specialize in Italian cuisine and serve anything from seafood salad to tiramisu. Everything is made from scratch and cooked to order. I only use fresh high, quality ingredients and I cook with lots of alcohol which makes it even more tasty! Since we lived near Rome, we also serve up some Roman specialities like pasta carbonara and supli di chicca (pork and beef risotto cakes with mozzarella). Our Roman style pizza features a thin crust.

WHAT LED YOU TO OPEN AN ITALIAN RESTAURANT IN BARRIE? We were born in Peru, but then moved to Italy when we were quite young. We settled in a town just outside of Rome called Ostia Lido, and took in the Italian culture and cuisine. We eventually moved to Canada (William was 15 and Elizabeth was 17) and have lived here for more than 20 years. We decided to open a restaurant in Barrie because my sister has lived here for the past 10 years and thought it would be fun to have a business together. My mom and I moved up from Toronto and the rest is history.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MOST POPULAR DISHES? Everything sells really well, but guests really seem to like our antipasto, supli di chicca, pasta puttanesca, gnocchi, Bacio pizza, costata di manzo, and our risotto. For dessert, our tiramisu and homemade gelato are popular. DO YOU MAKE DISHES THAT AREN’T ON THE MENU? Absolutely! Pasta Carbonara isn’t on the menu, but I make it frequently for people. My kitchen is fully stocked, and I’m happy to prepare dishes that people like. LET’S HEAR ABOUT THE TASTING MENU. Diners can either order off the menu or enjoy our five course tasting menu for $40 per person. We usually start with an antipasto, followed by a pasta, salad, and then chicken or fish.

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HAVE YOU ALWAYS WORKED AS A CHEF? I have been working in restaurants since I was 15. Cooking is my passion and I have worked in kitchens all over Canada, Peru, Costa Rica and Italy. Here at the restaurant, my mom helps me in the kitchen and with shopping and Elizabeth works the front of the house. It’s all about teamwork for us. WHY THE NAME BACIO TRATTORIA? We picked Bacio because in Italian it means kiss. In the Italian culture, you always give two kisses every time you say hello to someone. We thought it was the perfect name for our restaurant because we want the atmosphere to feel warm and inviting.

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OLIVE OIL CO. BARRIE & NEWMARKET Gourmet Choices for premium olive oil, aged balsamic and an extensive selection of gourmet foods for every occasion. At Olive Oil Co. in Barrie and Newmarket we are a team of locally minded, passionate foodies who love to talk about simple meals with our line of delicious and healthy oil and balsamic vinegar. It’s important to eat real food that tastes amazing and fits your lifestyle. We believe that you don’t need to be a chef to make awesome meals, you just need quality ingredients and a little inspiration. We would like all our customers to feel welcomed and valued and go home with something they love and know how to use. We provide our customers with the highest quality olive oil and balsamic in the world for the very best price as well as a good selection our gourmet foods that compliment our oils and vinegars. We offer both fused and infused oils that come in a variety of flavours,using natural ingredients only and our fresh harvest oil. You are also invited to savour intense white and dark balsamic vinegars aged up to 18 years from Modena, Italy. Our balsamics are made in the traditional fashion, starting with

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grape ‘must ‘and working their way through a series of wooden barrels. Taste our traditional condimento and explore other flavours such as raspberry, cranberry-pear and coconut. Our balsamic, unlike any other on the market contains absolutely no caramel colouring. Taste before you buy. We are generous with our samples and with our advice. We take the time to help every customer with their selections. We can’t wait for your visit!

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RED PEPPER FETA DIP INGREDIENTS: 2 diced roasted red peppers 1/2 cup feta crumbled 1 tbsp Garlic Olive Oil 1 tbsp Green Chili Olive Oil 1 tbsp Persian Lime Olive Oil 1 pack of cream cheese 1 garlic clove Directions: Combine all ingredients in a food processor and serve with fresh vegetables. CINNAMON COFFEE INGREDIENTS: 1 tsp. ground cinnamon 1 tbsp. ground nutmeg 2 tbsp Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar Favorite ground coffee to make twelve cups of coffee Enough water for twelve 6-ounce servings Long cinnamon sticks 6 tbsp. Whipped cream Directions: Add to basket of coffeemaker 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon to ground coffee and brew. To serve, pour cinnamon coffee into favorite mugs. Place a cinnamon stick in each. Top with a dollop of whipped cream and ground nutmeg with a drizzle of Cinnamon Pear Balsamic Vinegar and serve. DELICIOUS . HEALTHY . SIMPLE

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THE NORTH RESTAURANT

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New world cuisine with a contemporary global influence

The warm touches from the original home blend perfectly with the luscious fabrics and textures of the updated décor. It is licensed for 140 people, including the patio. With the restaurant being flooded with catering requests, the demand led us to offer The North Catering. As an award-winning Chef Marco and his team offer their signature dishes to make your corporate event or private gathering a memorable event that will quickly become a tradition. I started in the kitchen as a young boy in Portugal. My grandmother had a catering company and by the time I was 12, I was working part-time in a professional kitchen. Combined with my culinary training at Humber College, I have been fortunate to do what I love and be acclaimed for my work. My passion for cooking has stayed constant through the years, and I love change, new techniques and challenging my culinary skills.

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WHAT ARE YOUR SIGNATURE DISHES? Our diners favour our rack of lamb, sea bass, calamari, sushi roll and our prosciutto. It is important to me to create a diverse and ever-changing menu and diners enjoy the variety offered. I like to intrigue people by dabbling in new foods and being on the cutting edge, with a mind to always maintaining and enhancing the fine dining experience. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE INGREDIENT? That has to be our beef as we dry age our beef, which is an involved process that makes the beef tastier and more tender. We are the only local kitchen to dry age ribeye and striploin for 45 days and the results are worth the effort. Fresh ingredients and unique products from Chinatown or farmers’ markets are also inspiring with their abundance of unique textures, colours and aromas. WHAT’S THE ONE THING WE SHOULD TRY BEFORE LEAVING YOUR ESTABLISHMENT? People rave about our desserts. We like to treat our customers and when they leave we want them to feel that they have had a special experience. We have been known to delight groups with an element of surprise in our presentation. Great traditions are grandmother’s mouthwatering butter tarts, warm chocolate lava cake, and my personal favourite, banana cream pie.

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TERESA & MARK WOOLARD

CHILLZ LOUNGE Chillz is a chic, intimate and sexy dessert lounge, created by award-winning Barrie entrepreneurs, Teresa and Mark Woolard, where you can relax and indulge all your senses. With a wide selection of delicious desserts, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, to entice both your eyes and your taste buds, Chillz is the perfect space to enjoy with friends or a date. Living and working in the Heart of Barrie (they are also the owners of Swirleez, Barrie’s Favourite Frozen Yogurt Shop!), Teresa and Mark are avid lovers of the Downtown Barrie’s vibrant restaurant scene. After attending a movie at the Uptown Theatre, Teresa realized that the one thing that Barrie’s night life lacked was an intimate spot to cap off a romantic evening with upscale desserts and drinks.It was on that walk down Dunlop Street that the idea for Chillz was born. Chillz isn’t just another restaurant or lounge. Inspired by the private clubs of Manhattan with a dash of Miami Beach, the atmosphere in our lounge is exclusive, intimate and luxurious. We’re not just about atmosphere,

though, Teresa’s sense of playful inspiration extends to the menu–our large selection of drinks, desserts, and hors d’oeuvres include combinations that you’ve never tasted before! Need some romantic inspiration? Share intimate conversation while dipping our Chocolate Fondue for Two or share our mouth-watering Sticky Toffee Pudding with your paramour! For the more spirited types, we have our exclusive Signature Cocktails, perhaps paired with our generous Charcuterie tray? We have 11 signature cocktails on our menu with more to come. Some of our most popular drinks are the chilly chocolate martini, the salted caramel martini, the espresso martini and my favourite — the wild berry mojito. Our general manager, Ryan Megson, is super creative and is a real craft cocktail guru. He even makes his own vodkas and syrups. For example, our Jolly Rancher Icicle is made with his Jolly Rancher-infused vodka.

89 Dunlop St E, Suite 102, Barrie

705.252.9411

CAN YOU EXPLAIN YOUR MOTTO: EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED? When you enter Chillz, it’s more than people would expect. There’s a real wow factor. From our modern decor, to our menu, which is basically an encyclopedia of desserts, people are won over. The attention to detail, from the way we plate our desserts, to our cocktail menu and the service we provide, is appreciated by our customers. People are saying that it’s a little piece of Toronto in Barrie. CAN YOU TELL US MORE ABOUT THE 40-PLUS DESSERTS? Along with various crepes and waffles, we offer parfaits, sundaes, fondues, cheesecakes, tiramisu, creme brûlée and more. We also have our own line of signature frozen desserts that are to die for. Our signature desserts are basically four textures in one. Take my favourite, hazelnut heaven: It’s a caramel latte centre surrounded by Swirleez hazelnut gelato enwrapped in a vanilla mousse, and then topped with a hazelnut crunch coating. There are four textures, so biting into it is a real taste sensation. ANY OTHER INTERESTING FUTURE PLANS? We’re looking into all sorts of things, such as franchising and getting into the wedding business with our individual signature frozen desserts. We’re also developing a layered gelato cake to serve and sell as a take home item. Finally, we’re going to be adding more alcohol into our desserts for people who are looking for something with that extra zing.

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OCCASIONS FOOD HALL

Your culinary home entertaining boutique!

OFH offers unique, high quality gourmet fare for those who love to entertain at home and really enjoy trend setting food ideas usually reserved for chefs. We will indulge your senses with hand crafted hors d’oeuvres and appetizers, mini dessert bites, handmade imported pastas and all natural sauces from Italy, selected fall and summer truffle oils, salts and tapenades….we make it easy for you to cook like a chef and be a star in your own kitchen! For your entertaining needs at home, at the cottage or chalet, we also have fully prepared meats, skewered and grilled, as well as unique side dishes and other culinary delights. Our selection of vegetarian, vegan and Gluten free items will also be a hit with your guests that have special dietary requirements. We also offer a host of non GMO, natural and non-preservative foods. You will also find a selection of fair trade cocoa chocolates for your wine tastings, non GMO snacks and non-alcoholic mixers and sparkling beverages. If brunch at home is more your flavour, we offer very unique fully cooked, gluten free turkey,

chicken and pork breakfast sausages, prepared apple oatmeal flans, leek & mushroom biscuit turnovers, breakfast rolls with eggs, bacon and cheese to mention a few. Let us do the hard work so you can Wow your guests and family! New additions include high quality, hand crafted, prepared meals such as Beef or Chicken Wellingtons, Chicken Marsala, Bison Bolognaise, Chicken Cacciatore, or truffle and prosciutto flat breads to name a few. New culinary tasting marché events coming soon! Come and visit us and indulge your inner foodie!

Eat Well Eat Happy Eat Together

49 Huron Street Unit#4 Collingwood L9Y 1C5

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TARA AUTHENTIC INDIAN CUISINE Voted Barrie’s favourite Indian cuisine 20 years in a row Delighted to be considered Barrie’s finest, chef brothers Yar and Nur Mohammad have committed over 20 years to tantalizing the palates of their customers. Word-of-mouth literally travels, as their following includes customers from as far away as several European countries. Catering to their customers, these easygoing brothers are happy to customize a meal to suit individual palates. Using only natural ingredients. Touted by numerous food critics and various media publications, as one of the “best tastes of India.” Creating popular dishes like Chicken Vindaloo and their delicious melt-inyour mouth butter chicken, which was named by the Toronto StarWeek TV Guide’s Peter Tammeru, as the “most delicious butter chicken,” these award winning chefs revel in constant praise of their culinary creations.

With a true affinity for what they do, quality and maintaining their status as one of “Barrie’s Best” simply comes naturally Open seven days-a-week the alluring aroma will bring you in. Tara offers an “all-you-can-eat” lunch buffet $15.99. You can taste test and then go back for more! The phenomenal taste will keep you coming back. Yar and Nur send a heart-felt thank you to their customers in Barrie and across the country. Tara Indian Cuisine also caters.

128 Dunlop St., E., Downtown Barrie

705.737.1821

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St. Louis Bar & Grill in Wasaga Beach

St. Louis Bar & Grill HISTORY

With Sudbury, Ontario native Brent Poulton as the founder, the St. Louis Bar & Grill chain is proud to be 100% Canadian owned and operated. Since its inception in 2002, St. Louis Bar & Grill has been thriving with its Devilishly Good fan base! The brand has continued to earn praise for its consistent delivery of superior wings and ribs at competitive prices, served in a fun, friendly neighborhood bar and grill setting. The wide popularity of the brand’s concept and signature product has led to the growth of nearly 60 locations across Ontario with four units operating in the East Coast of Canada. Despite the growth of the franchise chain over the years, they’ve remained dedicated and true to the core business principles of the very first St. Louis Bar & Grill location. It’s this mindset that has contributed to the chain’s impressive growth.

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350 Big Bay Point Barrie, ON (705) 503-4989

SIMCOE EXPANSION

Barry Poulton, Brent’s brother, was the second franchisee to join St. Louis Franchise, and opened his first store in 2003 on Dunlop Street in Barrie. Since then, Barry has opened 4 more locations in Barrie and Bradford, the most recent being this past June on Duckworth Street. The chain’s mantra “Devilishly Good” caught the attention of Jack Flynn and Erin Kirby who opened their 1st location in Wasaga Beach in 2017 and another in Collingwood in the summer of 2018.

AUTISM AWARENESS

When a founding father from the Shining Through Centre came into one of the St. Louis Bar & Grill’s locations almost 15 years ago looking for a silent auction prize, Brent was inspired to do more. He decided to choose this as his cause of choice to support at St. Louis Bar & Grill. The Shining Through Centre is a not-for-profit school for children with Autism and is a recognized leader in the field of Autism, providing service excellence in therapy, education,

408 Dunlop St W. Barrie, ON (705) 737-4989

494 Veterans Dr. Barrie, ON (705) 728-9555

research, and awareness to affected children and their families. St. Louis Bar & Grill has contributed over 1 million dollars of support over the years. Last year, St. Louis Bar & Grill donated over $170,000 dollars in support of Autism awareness and continues to host an annual corporate fundraiser in October in all locations.

DAILY DEALS

Although St. Louis Bar & Grill is best known for its famous wings and ribs, they offer food and drink deals every day of the week including ½ price wings every Tuesday, ½ price burgers every Wednesday and ½ price appetizers Thursday evenings. They consistently have food and drink specials and keep things interesting with their national promotions such as Wingsanity’s All You Can Eat Wings and Ribsanity. Be sure to follow your closest location on Facebook to stay up to date with all the latest events and promotions. Trust us – you don’t want to miss them!

353 Duckworth St. 541 Holland St W. Barrie, ON Bradford, ON (705) 252 0999 (905) 775-0055

30 45th St. 10 Balsam St. Wasaga Beach, ON Collingwood, ON (705) 352-1491 (705) 293-3944

© 2018 2000433 Ontario Limited. All rights reserved. “St. Louis Bar & Grill” is a registered trademark of 2000433 Ontario Limited.

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MAHOGANY ROOM

The Mahogany Room at Nottawasaga Resort

You may not have thought of the Nottawasaga Resort as a dining destination, but that’s about to change. The resort, which has been a fixture in Alliston since 1968, offers two restaurants and a lounge that are open to the public. Each of the resort’s restaurants are uniquely appointed offering a dining experience distinct to each room. Not only will you be treated to a delicious meal you’ll also have the opportunity to experience firsthand the stunning renovations that the resort has undergone in the recent years. With a focus on fine dining the elegant Mahogany Room is ideal for a romantic evening, a social gathering or a business meeting and offers an exquisite selection of wines and menu choices that will

certainly delight your palate. In celebration of the Resort’s 50th year, the culinary team has designed a fresh new menu that emphasizes paying homage to a time when quality meant everything, supporting your community was paramount and showcasing the best of the season was a way of life. Utilizing wild and heirloom varieties of ingredients that are harvested at the peak of the season, as well as innovative artisan products that are ethically sustained and sourced from local farmers and Canadian suppliers, The carefully curated menu has been designed to entice the most discriminating of taste buds and offers both traditional and contemporary dishes to not only enchant your palate, but serve as a lasting memory of a thoughtfully prepared experience. “It doesn’t matter which restaurant

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you visit at the resort, you can expect great food. Our menu is constantly changing to offer seasonal dishes that are both innovate and exciting to eat. I think no matter what you’re looking for, we are able to offer it.” Paul Dill, Executive Chef at Nottawasaga Resort The restaurant itself offers a tasteful and sophisticated ambiance. Beautiful views of the outdoor scenery mix harmoniously with elegant fine fabrics, refined finishes and rich mahogany wood details – the namesake of the room. Nestled within the intimate Mahogany Room, La Tavola del Padrone provides an exclusive space for private dinner parties and special occasions. For your next special occasion try the Mahogany Room – an exquisite culinary journey awaits you.

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Q&A WITH DIRECTOR

DEBORAH PORTER

LIAISON COLLEGE CULINARY ARTS Feed Your Passion

Liaison College was founded on a simple idea: that great cooking and culinary arts education must be complete, practical, and rewarding, and give its graduates the best possible foundation for a career in the food service industry. We offer a concentrated education based on learning by doing, where technique and practical hands-on application form the backbone of our professional programs.

While all of these attributes separate us from other cooking schools, the X-Factor separates us the most. It’s the intangible difference at Liaison College based on our belief that education can be intelligent and inspired, that while it can be challenging it can also be fun; and that we need to be sustainably and socially responsible. We believe in passion, we believe in hard work, and we believe that dreams can come true Liaison College in Barrie is housed in the historic building (circa 1800’s) 3500 square foot space has been neatly converted to a culinary training centre with a commercial kitchen, dining area and theory classroom. The best way to learn about our Barrie campus is to visit us in person and go for a tour. Simply contact us today to get started.

Recreational cooking classes are great for a date night, or team building events, and to feed your passion and we are now offering a great selection of options for you this fall 2018. We keep our classes small and personal with no more than 15 happy participants in each. This way you are sure to acquire the hands-on skills you need to pull this off at home long after our fun evening together. Some of the classes being offered will be fun for the whole family like our Parents and Kids Cooking Night on September 27. Other in October focus on game night goodies, soups and stews and even knife skills and techneques to help sharpen-up your skills ad learn culinary techniques from our professional instructor. And back by popular demand, we’ll have Italian Night so we can escape to Naples and enjoy the rich flavours of Italian cuisine if only in our minds and tummy of course! We also want to offer a fabulous holiday baking with gluten-free holiday baking options too that will delight you. We will have French cuisine and more date night surprises that are a fan favourite. These make the great gifts that are so much fun and the gift of cooking delicious meals together will last long after our classes have said bon nuit!

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WHAT’S INVOLVED IN BECOMING A PROFESSIONAL CHEF? HOW DO I GET STARTED? The Cook Basic Program is a 300 hour course that provides hands-on and in-class theory training in classic culinary techniques and is offered as a full or part-time student program.The Cook Advanced Program is for graduates of the Basic Cooking Program. It lays special emphasis on meal presentation, food quality and creativity. Students also learn mathematical skills, costing, kitchen and restaurant management. CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR TEACHING PHILOSOPHY? Liaison’s emphasis on teaching students to produce consistent, highquality food goes hand-in-hand with the principles of sustainability: locally sourced ingredients, where possible, strict attention to limiting food waste, and encouraging efficiency wherever possible. Our campus is steps away from the farmers market and so students know exactly where most of their food comes from. Sourcing food is just one aspect of sustainability for Liaison students, although it’s a big part. Food waste is another big concern—to the point that students are required to keep a bowl of trimmings, which is weighed at the end of a lesson. The students are taught to use trimmings and leftovers in dishes. Vegetable cuttings go into the stock pot, as do bones and meat bits. Leftover genoise cake is used as crumbs for a cheesecake crust. Efficiency begins in the kitchen And it’s not only food that gets the efficiency treatment. Teaching efficiency generally—eliminating waste of all sorts, keeping costs under control—is a big deal.

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QING’S CUISINE Szechuan & Thai Cuisine

With over 20 years of culinary experience, husband and wife, Qing Ni and Lien Tran have both worked in cities such as Toronto, Saskatoon, Collingwood, Vancouver and California. After so many dedicated years of hard work, in 2014, the husband-wife team have ventured off on their own to open up our Szechuan and Thai restaurant. Today, they are proud owners of Qing’s Cuisine in Barrie’s south end. Szechuan cuisine comes from Sichuan, a southwestern Chinese province which happens to contain a stretch of Asia’s largest river called the Yangtze. We love creating delighlightful and unique dishes with the Szechuan and Thai influences for our customers who continue to show their support for them week after week. Only the freshest ingredients are used in all of our creations. We know you’ll love anything you try here, just simply tell us your likes and if you have any food allergies and we’ll be happy to delight your taste buds. Come in and try our delicious Shrimp Spring Roll Vermicelli bowl made with the very best shrimps of course. Thank you Barrie for allowing us cook for you everyday. You make it so easy as we love what we do!

610 Huronia Rd., Unit 9, Barrie

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QING NI

A LOT OF RESTAURANTS OFFER A PAD THAI DISH, CAN YOU EXPLAIN WHAT MAKE YOURS UNIQUE? Unlike the traditional method of cooking Pad Thai, we stir fry vegetables first then add the rice noodles and cook them to perfection until done. This means we don’t use pre-soaked noodles, instead, we cook our noodles raw in the wok! Our non-spicy Pad Thai sauce is sweet and has a special fish sauce added to it and our Spicy Pad Thai has no fish sauce but we add in special spices for a perfect medium spicy dish. Both are made with a tomato sauce base and topped with nuts which we can leave off in case of any allergies. This is a dish that our clients can’t seem to live without. CAN YOU TELL ME WHAT ALL GOES INTO YOUR DELICIOUS SHREDDED CRISPY BEEF DISH? Strips of tender beef is deep fried until crispy perfection, followed by stir frying fresh ginger, onion, jalapeño peppers, dried Thai chili peppers, celery, carrots and then we finish it off with our special spicy sweet and sour sauce. You’ll love it! WHAT IS ANOTHER DISH FOR THOSE WHO ENJOY A LITTLE MORE SPICE? Our Mongolian Chicken is a little sweet and a little spicy. Sliced chicken breast served on a bed of dry vermicelli noodles. It’s stir fried with white and green onions, dried Thai chili peppers, Thai chili sauce and soy sauce. We are also happy to offer a gluten free option with no added soy sauce. We look forward to cooking you up something wonderfully tasty very soon!

705.503-6610

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RIPE JUICERY

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Organic Cold-pressed Juices. Salads. Bowls. Sandwiches. Treats. Ripe Juicery is a cold pressed, organic juice bar serving two locations in Barrie featuring cold pressed juice, hand crafted smoothies and acai bowls. Not to mention the oh-sopopular raw treats, cleanses, and a full plant based food menu at our newest location in the south end of Barrie. We serve in-house made soup, sandwiches, tacos, grain bowls, parfaits, and a delicious hot toast menu. Ripe Juicery takes nutrition seriously, while adding our own unique twist! We hand press all of our almond milk daily for smoothies & we make every menu item from scratch using organic, plant based, raw ingredients. Our menu is dairy, gluten, and refined sugar free, with ingredients from over 8 local farms. Ripe offers doorstep delivery, eco friendly products made from glass, recycled corn, wood and paper, and we give back to local animal sanctuaries by donating all of our juice pulp, feeding 74 animals daily! Come on in to our Dunlop or King St locations and check us out!

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MEGHAN MUISE & LINDSAY HALEY WHAT IS THE ONE THING WE SHOULD TRY AT RIPE? Our yoga warrior smoothie has been one of our best sellers since the day we opened! We hand press our almond milk daily for smoothies & we grind our peanut butter in house, mixed with gluten free oats, maca powder for energy, a plant based chocolate protein & organic banana this smoothie is sure to be your next go to! WHAT’S NEW FOR RIPE? Ripe now offers a full plant based food menu at our 371 King St location featuring grain bowls, salad bowls, sandwiches, quinoa sushi, raw pizza, tacos, a toast menu & a full line of plant based desserts. We have also launched a grab & go menu at our 118 Dunlop menu featuring some of our most popular food, including grain bowls, quinoa sushi & plant based desserts. We are more than just juice! WHAT ARE YOU KNOWN FOR? Ripe is known for our cleanses! We offer six varieties of cold pressed juice & plant based food cleanses. Try a 1 day cleanse for a re-set, a 3 day cleanse for a full detox or give a 5 day plant based food & juice cleanse a try to give your immune system a boost and increase your energy levels.

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J’ADORE

FINE CHEESE & CHOCOLATE

THE SPEAKCHEASY

Q&A WITH OWNERS

JESSI FOURNIER & BEKKI MARTIN WHAT LED YOU TO OPEN UP THE SPEAKCHEASY DOWNSTAIRS BELOW J’ADORE? J’adore was becoming so popular that we were busting at the seams. When the perfect space became available down the street, we jumped at it. The funny thing is, we had no intention of opening the lower level to the public. Our original plan was to use the downstairs space as a private event and tasting room, and as an extra space to make cheese platters and gift baskets. ANY CHEESES YOU ARE ADDICTED TO? BM: We have a lot of cheeses that will knock you to your knees, but our two current favourites are a three-year-old Lindenhoff Gouda

from Holland, and a French triple-cream brie with a thin line of mustard seeds called Château de Bourgogne à la Dijonnaise. Both are perfect! WHAT ARE YOUR VEGAN AND GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS? We have a vegan cheese tasting plate made with Nuts for Cheese [dairy-free cheese] made in London, Ont. We also off er a vegan chocolate fondue and vegan ice cream. Our cheese plates come with gluten-free crackers, and our fondues have gluten-free dippers. WHAT ABOUT BEVERAGES? Along with a fully stocked bar, we have wines from all over the world that pair really well with our cheeses. We also off er local craft beer, and some really fun specialty coffees. We even pay tribute to the speakeasy era with our Tea Time, when we serve up Prohibition cocktails such as Bees Knees, Hanky Panky and Al Capone’s own Southside Fizz. Southside Fizz was served at his infamous speakeasy in Chicago. Since it was a rougher hooch compared with his competitor’s product, he added simple syrup and mint to it to make it more palatable. Why do we serve it in teacups? Back then, many speakeasies would serve drinks in teacups just in case there was a raid.

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705.503.6633

Fine cheese and chocolate and new hot spot restaurant Downtown Barrie’s new hot spot, The Speakcheasy is fast becoming one of the hottest and hippest foodie destinations around, taking you back in time and into a world of indulgent flavour! Guests can enjoy chocolate or cheese fondue while listening to classic tunes, sipping wine and taking in the Prohibition paraphernalia in this cozy 30-seat establishment. J’adore Fine Cheese & Chocolate Shop is located up stairs and offers a Parisianthemed boutique filled with specialty items that will feed your soul and delights from around the world. Private tasting parties, fun murder mystery and oyster nights, tasting parties, special order cheese platters and gift baskets.

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CAKES BY DESIGN

Q&A WITH BAKER

JENNIFER MAYRL WHAT LED YOU DOWN THE CUSTOM CAKE PATH? When I was in high school, I got a part-time job at a custom cake shop in Richmond Hill. I was hired to stock shelves, but almost instantly I was hooked on cake decorating. I worked there for about 10 years, right through university studying kinesiology. I learned everything on-site, and knew I wanted to do this for a living. WHAT ARE THE LATEST TRENDS IN CAKES? We’ve been doing a ton of gender-reveal cakes. When a couple is having a baby, they bring in the ultrasound that indicates the gender and we make the inside of the cake blue or pink and that’s how everyone finds out whether the baby is a boy or a girl. Other trends include naked cakes- where the icing gets scraped off and the cakes are decorated with fruit and flowers.

WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR CRAZIEST COMMISSIONS? We did a cake for a plumber with a roll of toilet paper on it and the words “Holy Crap, it’s your birthday” written on it. we also do lots of hip bone- shaped cakes to celebrate replacement surgery and diaper- shaped ones for baby showers. WHAT’S YOUR CAKE-MAKING PHILOSOPHY? It’s twofold. I want every cake to taste as good as it looks. And second, we only make cakes that I would be proud to serve. WHERE DO YOU FIND INSPIRATION? Our customers inspire us! They will find something on social media, bring it in , and we will go from there. Other than that, we are constantly keeping on top of the latest trends. BEYOND CUSTOM ORDERS, WHAT’S ON OFFER AT THE SHOP FOR WALK-IN CUSTOMERS? We always have cupcakes, ready-to-go cakes, plenty of decorated sugar cookies and more. FINALLY, WHAT’S THE SWEETEST PART OF WORKING IN THE BAKERY BUSINESS? We all smell like vanilla and cake all the time, so that’s pretty sweet!

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Inspired to create the unexpected You want a wedding cake that looks like the Muskoka birch stump where you and your beloved carved your initials. Bring your idea to Cakes By Design in Barrie and they will make your dream cake a reality. Baker and owner Jennifer Mayrl and her staff design, create and bake between 60 and 100 stunning custom cakes weekly for occasions ranging from hip replacements to anniversaries. Gender reveal cakes with pink or blue interiors are popular at baby showers. “People come to us for a little fun,” says Jennifer, who fell in love with cake decorating at a part-time job as a teen. “If you can dream it, we can bake it.” At the 14-year-old company, every cake must taste as fabulous as it looks and only cakes Mayrl would be proud to serve are made. Customers can also pick up ready-to-go cakes, cupcakes, decorated sugar cookies and more.

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SIGRID’S CAFE & FINE BAKERY A Traditional European Bakery

At Sigrid’s, baking is a never-ending art form. For the past 35 years now, we have been a proud family-owned bakery in downtown Barrie. All our baked breads and pastries are made from scratch with all natural ingredients, the way it used to be done! The flavour or our creations showcases the true passion behind our work.

Q&A WITH BAKER

ANDREA HIGGINS

TELL US ABOUT YOUR BLACKFOREST CAKE? We pride ourselves in having the “real” Blackforest cake made with fresh cream and Kirchwasser and dark cherries which has been lovingly handed through the generations!

We invite you to join us in our lunch and tea room and treat yourself to a savoury soup and sandwich on our homemade bread and buns. Top it off with a European specialty coffee and authentic pastry, that are sure to please!

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED IN THE BAKERY BUSINESS? Sigrid’s, is a traditional European bakeshop, specializing in German baked-goods,celebrating 35 years in business this year and was founded in 1983 by Andrea’s parents. My parents left a very successful bakery in Germany to start a new life in Canada with my sister and me. The idea was to bring a touch of Europe to Barrie. I took over the bakery in 2004 with the help of my husband Brian, and our three children and our fabulous staff.

If you’re looking for fresh gluten-free products that the whole family will enjoy, you’ve arrived at the right place! We bake fresh daily with no preservatives. From our sunflower, multigrain, raisin bread and classic loaf and buns to our Florentiner pastry, almond crescents, and macaroons and famous gluten-free brownies, we’ll win you over!

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WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR MUST-HAVE TASTE SENSATIONS? You have to come in and try our delicious Bienenstich which is a yeast-based pastry with our homemade custard filling, topped with honey-coated almonds. You will love our specialty cakes like our mousse, raspberry, chocolate, strawberry & lemon. Our chocolate, mocha, grand marnier and a trio of chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry buttercream cakes are simply irresistible!

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HOMESTEAD

ARTISAN BAKERY & CAFE Specializing in artisan sourdough breads and baked goods, crafted by

hand in small batches. The tradition of breaking bread with family and friends is ingrained in our history; we have deep roots in Barrie. Owners Cait Patrick and Lise Garden studied under world renowned Certified Master Baker Jeffrey Hamelman. We believe in supporting all things local. From the Barrie Farmers Market to the thriving downtown core, we are investing in our community. We source ingredients from local suppliers and base our menu on seasonal availability of local products. We are open bright and early every day for your morning coffee; and have joined forces with our friends at EPIC NORTH ROASTERY to become the go to destination for both your baked goods and coffee in the region. We carry fresh roasted (in house) top-line single origin coffees, full espresso bar, breakfast and lunch service. Our breakfast menu includes a variety of breakfast favourites like our locally smoked turkey with aged cheddar, house aioli, spinach, tomato served on a homestead croissant. We have a ton of freshly baked pastries that change with the seasons. Our lunch menu includes fresh sandwiches, seasonal soups, salads and fresh baguette with house made spreads & preserves.

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CAIT PATRICK LISE GARDEN WHAT’S NEW? With an extended space that now combines both our front of house and bakery production team in one space; we are also offering more retail and an extended pastry and soon to come brunch menu which we are really excited about. We are also very excited to have Epic North in the new space; roasting delicious coffee. WHY IS SOURDOUGH A HEALTHIER ALTERNATIVE? The science of sourdough or naturally leavened bread is alchemy in action. The starter is where the magic begins, it is truly digestive greatness; believe us your gut will thank you! Sourdough or naturally leavened bread is more easily digested than regular bread, both white and whole grain; it is also far more nutritious. Sourdough bread with all its goodness also renders gluten in flour more easily digested, which means it is less likely to cause food intolerance, such as Gluten. It tastes good, toasts well, it is all around better bread. We keep it super simple with three ingredients are flour, water and salt. The local flours we use for our sourdough include: rye, spelt, whole wheat, unbleached organic all-purpose, buckwheat, semolina and red fife.

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DANNY’S FISH & CHIPS Voted Barrie’s Favourite because we love what we do!

Danny’s Fish and Chips owner’s Ben and Limoza Demiri, along with their team were thrilled to win Barrie Advance Readers Choice Award for Favourite Fish and Chips. “It is very gratifying that people have gone out of their way to recognize us for what we love to do! We are passionate about our Mom and Pop family business and moved by the incredible support of our long time clients and excited by the new ones that have found out about us.” Danny’s Fish and Chips takes pride in the quality of their product that’s second to none. “We treat it like it’s our baby and deliver it with the service you’d expect from a family run business.” Danny’s Fish and Chips offers variety of dishes other than fish and chips. “But our fish and chips is what we’re known for and we feel such a sense of responsibility to my dad “Danny” who founded Danny’s Fish and Chips,” Ben said.

“He strived for perfection in himself and in all of us. He was the inspiration to have something that tasted amazing and then strive to make it ever better! We take great family pride in hand cutting our fresh fish daily along with our hand cut fresh fries! You can trust that we happily serve you the freshest fish and chips in town! From our family to yours - we look forward to seeing you soon! “Thank you for loving what we love to do so much!”

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BEN & LIMOZA DEMIRI CAN YOU TELL US WHAT THE SECRET IS TO BECOMING BARRIE’S FAVOURITE FISH & CHIPS YEAR AFTER YEAR? Here at Danny’s your delicious fish and chips arrive fresh every day from the ocean and the garden. Our family have been taking pride in what we do for over 40 years now using old family recipes that don’t cut corners on quality food without preservatives. We love seeing families grow up with us here and treating them like family is the only way we know how to do business. We bring in whole haddock and Alaskan halibut and hand fillet the fish everyday so it is served fresh to your table and you can totally taste the difference. We use only fresh locally grown potatoes and hand cut them as well. The crispy, light batter on our fish is made from a 40-year-old family recipe so I guess you can say there is a lot of love that goes into your meal. WHAT IS YOUR SIGNATURE DISH? Although halibutand chips is a customer favourite. We also recommend you try our excellent haddock on your next visit.

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Winemaking has been a part of British Columbian culture for over 150 years, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that the world began to take notice. Specifically 1994, when the Mission Hill Family Estate 1992 vintage Chardonnay won the Avery Trophy for “Best Chardonnay Worldwide” at the International Wine and Spirits Competition in London, England. Since that historic achievement, many notable BC wines have won gold or best in category at respected international competitions. And as the number of awards continue to increase, so too are the number of wineries. In 2003, BC had just 81 licensed wineries. Now, the province has more than 350 (compared to Ontario’s 150) and is home to 929 vineyard sites that produce close to 4,130 hectares of wine grapes. And with dozens of microclimates throughout those vineyard sites, winemakers are afforded the ability to produce stellar wines from over 60 grape varieties — Merlot and Shiraz/Syrah being the domi98

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nant reds and Chardonnay and Pinot Gris being the most planted white grapes. At the heart of BC wine country is the Okanagan Valley. Translated to mean “land of many waters,” the Okanagan is 120 km north to south, and just 3.5 km wide on average. It’s here that you will find some of Canada’s biggest and most prized wineries, all taking advantage of the cooler north and the warmer southern climates to craft their most expressive wines. Four smaller regions also produce wine, including Vancouver Island, Fraser Valley, The Gulf Islands and the Similkameen Valley. When the BC VQA standard was initiated in 1990 the industry took on a much more focused commitment to producing terroir expressive wines that truly represent the unique growing conditions of the land. It’s a standard of excellence that is definitely paying off, proving that wine really does, in more ways than one, get better with age.

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BC’s wine industry employs about 12,000 people and has an economic impact of $2.8 billion annually on the province’s economy. More than 20 million litres of wine (about 2 million cases) are produced annually and 86 per cent of that wine is consumed locally.

Black Sage Vineyards 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon

This perennial award-winning wine always delivers no matter the vintage. The 2015 summer was a particularly hot one in the Okanagan and that only worked to further intensify the fruit concentration in this very reasonably valued Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate, you get flavourful dark fruit with vanilla notes and earthy tobacco. It’s full bodied and it’s rich — just what you want in a good Cab! ($26.49)

Mission Hill 2013 Oculus

Mission Hill has a vast collection of wines under its portfolio, but none are more prestigious than its flagship Oculus — a wine made with the intent to be among the world’s best. Fact: it’s the most collected wine by Canadians. This particular vintage, still quite youthful, can easily cellar among your most coveted bottles for the next decade and beyond. Boasting a dominant percentage of Merlot, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot in great support, expect fresh fruit and some tart cherry to go along with a moderate tannic grip that will concede with a good decant. A true Bordeaux influenced expression! ($135)

SunRock Vineyards 2015 Shiraz

The SunRock Vineyard is 104 acres of land situated within the southernmost part of the Okanagan Valley and is owned by JacksonTriggs, Canada’s most awarded winery. This is a bold and flavourful Shiraz, with lots of fresh dark fruits, spice and pepper on the palate. The oak integration is very subtle, yet essential, almost coaxing along a lengthy finish. A great complement to rich cheeses, beef stew or steak. ($30)

CheckMate 2014 Little Pawn Chardonnay

Although their multi-vineyard “Fool’s Mate” Chardonnay is a beautiful thing, it’s this single vineyard, limited quantity stroke of elegance from the Black Sage Bench that takes the crown. Cool evenings in the southern Okanagan preserve natural fruit acids, providing freshness and balance to this savoury finished product. When you pour this truly remarkable artisanal wine, you’ll be captivated by its floral nose, cinnamon spice and lemon zest. The beautiful oak integration gives off a subtle richness with substantial length. ($114)

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THE APPLE PIE TRAIL

A CULINARY ADVENTURE ALONG GEORGIAN BAY, ONTARIO By Sherri Telenko A GUIDE TO THE GREAT STUFF

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Fresh baked apple pie. If you think I’m tired of it after my fourth slice in two days, you’d be wrong. This time I’m at Blackbird Pie Company in the Beaver Valley hamlet of Heathcote, exactly the type of quaint bakery you’d expect to find along a country road. Only here, Blackbird Pie Company is part of the Apple Pie Culinary Trail winding its way through Grey and Simcoe Counties near Collingwood. Stop for lunch and stay for the pie (or butter tarts or brownies) — that’s what the trail is all about. The Apple Pie Trail, a self-guided tour along Georgian Bay, is a map of apple-themed stops: restaurants, farms, bakeries and even galleries. The circuit starts about a 90-minute drive from Toronto and focuses on apples, apples and more apples (though not always pie). Pickyour-own apple orchards are the highlight during the fall apple season. You can do this self-guided culinary route through rural ski country two ways: the active way and the indulgent way. First, the active way: don your overalls, breathe in the

bucolic fall air and pick your own apples at any number of farms anchoring the trail and providing the theme. Located in Clarksburg, northwest of Glen Huron, the Farmer’s Pantry (stop #23) is open until October 31, but September is when you want to go. This one’s for the kids: Enjoy apple picking, wagon rides pulled by a tractor, a children’s play area with goats and bunnies and meet Ozzie, the family dog and farm mascot. Things get serious at T&K Ferri Orchard (stop #22) in Clarksburg. Maximum apple production is the goal, and it’s the only orchard using the ‘spindle’ style of tree growing, common in Italy where space is tight. Trees are wrapped in bundles like tall grape vines along polls. “We’re in the business of growing apples, not wood,” says co-owner Karen Ferri. “Smaller trees produce more new tree limbs and new limbs are more prolific producers of apples.” Trees are contained, shorter, narrow and laden with apples, making picking easier. End furthest south at Giffen’s Country Market (stop #1), a family-run business since 1939, near Creemore.

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Co Several generations of Giffens currently run this farm that’s part 130-acre orchard of Macs, Empire, Spartans, Honey Crisp (and more) and part baked goods market and lunch counter – with homemade apple pie, of course. In 1983, the family expanded their roadside stand into today’s country store and kitchen, also selling apple cider thanks to the invention of a portable pressing unit and wine-box style packaging that lasts up to a year unopened. Come to the region to stock up on farm-fresh apples and cider or experience the Apple Pie Trail my way: eat and drink your way through it, letting someone else handle the picking and prep. Stay at The Westin Trillium House at Blue Mountain and enjoy condo amenities like suites with sitting areas and kitchenettes (popular during ski season). Start with breakfast at Oliver & Bonacini inside the Westin and enjoy some non-snow season activities around the pond and promenade at Blue Mountain Village behind the hotel, including a hillside open-air gondola. Then hit the trail: follow the map to art galleries, such as Bonnie Dorgelo Jewellery & Painting Studio (stop #14) in a renovated 120-year-old former school house. Dorgeloo counts abstract colourful apples among her stock, along with handcrafted silver and Swarovski crystal jewellery and charms (including apple shapes, of course). Nearby, along the trail, Side Launch Brewing Company (stop #12) is pulling a sample brew for anyone (of age) who stops in. What’s a microbrewery doing on the Apple Pie Trail? There’s no apple beer, but there is a treat for Fido called Maverick & Zeus Doggie Bites made from spent grain left over from the brewing process and, surprise, apples. Very popular, the dog treats sell out quickly and the beer is good too. Side Launch Brewing Company has Mountain Lager, Pale Ale, Wheat and Bavarian Dark Lager made from either North American or European hops (depending on the beer) but all using local Collingwood filtered water. Lastly, the key to unique Side Launch flavour is no filtering or pasteurizing of the final product. If you prefer grapes over hops, the trail has that covered too. Head west to Georgian Hills Vineyards in Thornbury (stop #21) and indulge in a wine flight tasting among the vines. Include apple ice wine in your selection, of course. Dinner at Azzurra (stop #8) in Collingwood is worth the drive to ski country anytime of the year. A night here is like sitting in your aunt’s shabby chic dining room, while a European-trained chef pre-

pares sharing plates based on farmers’ market finds from that afternoon. Azzurra specializes in familystyle or ‘pranzo’ dining for six or more. Otherwise, order from a variety of salads, pastas and mains — noting the special feature is apple and maple sweet potato gnocchi. End the tour at the piece de resistance (or start there and don’t leave): the Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain. Located on a 25-acre rustic wooded setting a 10-minute drive from the nearby ski hills, driving ranges and popular Westin Trillium House hotel, this day resort is designed to recreate the natural hot springs of its namesake countries. The change rooms lead to the outdoor pool area, a mystical place of wooden decks, Muskoka chairs, steaming waters and Nordic waterfalls, as seen through the floor to ceiling windows when you first check in. Despite the Canadian winters, the spa is

open all year, so you can sunbathe in the summer or polar bear dash from pool to steam room during snow-covered months. Follow the instructions near each pool and note the suggested order: spend a few minutes in the hot pool, then dunk into the freezing cold water of the next, and finally embrace down time in the sauna or eucalyptus steam room that will cleans pours and sinuses simultaneously. Even if you’re skeptical about the physiological benefits, one visit here and you can’t help but experience the mental advantages — though most people eventually skip the cold and spend up to an hour basking in the warm pool while cascading waterfalls massage their shoulders. There you go, the Apple Pie Trail — a readymade getaway a few hours from home that’s as easy as, well, pie! GoodLife | Barrie September - October 2018

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I’m standing in a circle of people in fluffy white robes at the 36cinq Lounge water bar, lobbing questions at the water sommelier about source, temperature of consumption and mineral count. Behind him is an altar-like cabinet of several dozen bottles, dramatically backlit to emphasize the clarity of the liquid, the colour of the glass and the curves of the containers. At Switzerland’s Grand Resort Bad Ragaz — one of the world’s most prominent luxury spa resorts — they take to heart that old Chinese proverb, “When you drink the water, remember the spring.”

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Connecting with water is a fundamental Swiss ethos to tame stress and tension, relax and restore inner balance. Self-care is an essential practice and it’s common to take a long weekend, or a week or two, to visit resorts dedicated to wellness and the therapeutic properties of thermal hot waters. At the small town of Bad Ragaz — in the picturesque Rhine Valley of eastern Switzerland, 106

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tine monks discovered a spring spewing steam deep in the wild Tamina gorge. With its low mineral content, the body-temperature thermal water of the gorge’s fabled Theophil Spring was believed to possess healing properties. It’s said the water at Tamina gorge has seeped through the Swiss Alps for more than a decade, before eventually spouting out at the healing 36.5 degrees C.

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In the early days, the brave guests seeking holistic treatments were lowered into the waters of the gorge in baskets suspended from ropes. By the mid-1800s, a luxury resort had been built, along with a four-kilometre long pipe to bring the water to Bad Ragaz, supplying its wellness spas and pools. The town has kept its quaint Heidiland appeal, while the resort has expanded its range of services to include wellbeing getaways to soak in the thermal waters, medical consultations and a general health focus using the waters for everything from detox to weight loss to antiaging. There are packages of services and regimes integrating the thermal water with almost any health benefit imaginable, from health-promoting fitness and relaxation to massage, to movement and training. Against the backdrop of the looming Pizol Alp, the expansive, five-star resort includes several distinct hotels built in different styles — from the historic charms of the gracious Palais, to the mix of traditional and modern of the Hof Ragaz, to the classic elegance of the Quellenhof, to my ultra-contemporary Spa Suite in the modern tower. There are seven restaurants including the one-star Michelin restaurant IGNIV by Andreas Caminada, with a focus on the shared experience of dining. With one call to the sommelier, it’s possible to have water paired to the different courses. They certainly built them… and they came — the guests looking for water therapy and searching for a sense of wellness included the rich and famous like French writer Victor Hugo, the German philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche and Wimbledon champion Roger Federer. The country’s top athletes come to the Bad Ragaz Resort’s Swiss Olympic Medical Center for performance diagnostics, treatment and medical training advice. I promised myself to savour the relaxation experience. Dedicating half days to the main thermal bath — the Helena, named after a Russian princess who caught the eye of the resort’s architect — I slide into the resort’s thermal pool and surrender to the power of water, embracing that oh-so-very-Swiss regime dedicated to balance and wellness. The Conde Nast Traveller Spa Guide implored visitors to take the waters: “Walk in it, bathe in it, drink it!” The thermal pools are kept at body temperature. After bobbing around in the large pool, I alternate between the Finnish sauna and the steam bath (with a bracing cold shower rinse between). 108

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down in the chair, counting their teeth, getting stickers, learning about the sounds and smells of a dental office. “We try to get kids involved in their dental care and motivate them to have the best possible oral hygiene.” “We just introduced a digital Panoramic x-ray machine to go along with our digital x-ray program,” says Dr. Cheesman. “All of our x-ray units are now digital which means less radiation to our patients. Our fees are according to the current year Ontario Dental Association fee guide and we do not exceed that guide. We offer our seniors

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a discount and that is why we have long-term patients and so many referrals.” Essa Dental provides: • General & Family Dentistry • Crowns, Bridges & Veneers • Root Canals • Invisalign® Braces • Dental Implants • Nitrous Oxide • In-House Teeth Whitening We look forward to making you smile!

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A Gluten Free Find in Barrie Gluten free? Around My Gluten-Free Table is a fairly new dedicated gluten-free bakery located at 411 Huronia Road in Barrie. Everything in store is fresh and handmade from scratch in small batches. Only the most wholesome ingredients are used, along with a lot of love from the primary baker, who is always developing new recipes. A new lunch menu with daily specials is coming soon and includes sandwich options like savory meatball, plus panzerotti, falafel, salads and more. Keep an eye out for their new dinner delivery program which boasts hot and nutritious gluten-less meals you can enjoy at home. www.amgft.com

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Up for a culinary adventure? President’s Choice® has introduced 100% Cricket Powder to Loblaws stores. Insect protein isn’t new elsewhere as eighty per cent of the world’s population incorporates insects into their diet. Farmed at a Canadian cricket farm, crickets are sustainably sourced as they need 12 times less feed than cattle and half as much as broiler chickens to produce the same amount of protein. Cricket powder can be added to baked goods, smoothies, soups, stews and provide high levels of protein, B12, calcium and fibre. Crickets can bring a subtle earthy flavour to your food and in small amounts, no taste at all.

Want a Workout that Packs a Punch?

If you’ve ever dreamed of wearing boxing gloves, here’s your chance! 9Round Barrie is a fairly new specialized fitness center that caters to individuals seeking kickboxing themed fitness activities that incorporate interval, cardiovascular and circuit training regimens. What a great way to let off steam after a stressful day while strengthening your muscles at the same time. At 9Round you aren’t bound by class schedules and trainers are included in every workout to guide, monitor and motivate. www.9round.com/barrieonking

Going Green

With the legalization date for recreational cannabis in Canada fast approaching, a number of Health Canada licensed producers are preparing their wide range of offerings—from strains to oils to edibles. Once legal, individuals 19 and over will be able to purchase recreational cannabis in-person or online through the government operated Ontario Cannabis Store. A licensed producer of medical-grade cannabis based out of London, INDIVA expects to have its recreational cannabis products sold there. INDIVA is currently in the process of growing high-quality cannabis with cultivation expertise spanning over several decades. GoodLife | Barrie September - October 2018

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BELLY FAT by Angela Wallace

Is all fat the same? No, all fat isn’t the same. There are two types of main fats, subcutaneous fat and visceral fat. Subcutaneous fat is the fat that lies under your skin, it’s the fat you can grab and see. Visceral fat is the deeper layer of fat found in the abdominal cavity that surrounds your organs like your stomach, intestines, and liver. It is often referred to as ‘active’ fat because it has the ability to produce hormones and other inflammatory substances in the body. The inflammation supporting activity of visceral fat can increase your risk for diseases such as type 2 diabetes, heart diseases, stroke, certain cancers and Alzheimer’s. .

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Is my belly fat visceral fat? Having some excess belly fat does not automatically mean you have visceral fat. Subcutaneous fat is the visible fat that is found all over the body (not just in your belly). Visceral fat is specific to the abdomen area but it cannot be seen.

How do I know if I have too much visceral fat? The most accurate way to measure visceral fat would be through the use of CT scans or an MRI, but it’s not realistic to use this on everyone to test for visceral fat. A much easier approach that can determine an increased risk of health problems associated with visceral fat is a waist circumference measurement. In fact, I always use this measurement with my clients looking to lose weight or improve different health outcomes. In general, women with a waist circumference of 35 inches or larger or men with measurements of 40 inches or larger are at increased risk. This doesn’t necessarily mean you have too much visceral fat, but instead is an indicator of increased risk.

Can I get rid of visceral fat? We all have small amounts of visceral fat that accumulate over time, however having excess is what becomes concerning to our health. The good news is visceral fat is very responsive to lifestyle changes, meaning exercise, diet, and reduced stress can make all the difference in your visceral fat levels and risk for chronic disease. Let’s chat about stress for a quick second. Research has actually found that higher blood cortisol levels (stress hormone) can influence how much visceral fat is stored in your body. This means that finding ways to reduce stress in your daily living is important, not only for your waist but your overall health. What do you do to unwind? Maybe it’s taking deep breaths throughout the day, spending time with family or friends, exercising, reading your favourite book, practicing medication, playing with your pet. Whatever it is, make more time for it because your health depends on it.

Can I make dietary changes that will help? Yes, making changes to your diet can help you reduce your visceral fat but also improve your health and energy. There are four major dietary changes you can make to reduce your belly fat and improve your health.

• Limit your alcohol intake – excess alcohol overtime can lead to weight gain and health issues. Various studies have found links between increased visceral fat and excess alcohol consumption. Tip: limit your alcohol intake to 1-2 beverages a week or save it for special occasions. • Limit added sugars – excess sugar in the diet leads to weight gain and often increased visceral fat. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends only 5% of your total intake each day come from added sugars. For the average healthy adult that’s 6 teaspoons or 25-30 grams of added sugars each day. This can add up quite quickly throughout the day. Tip: focus on getting sweetness from natural sources like fruit. One of my favourite combinations is 1-2 dates with 1 tbsp. nut butter. It’s a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without added sugars. • Focus on protein – include more protein in your diet. Protein will help keep you full and satisfied, reducing sweet cravings or mindless eating. Some research has actually found a link between increased protein intake and less visceral fat.

• Focus on eating whole foods and limit processed foods – processed foods are often full of added sugars and other unhealthy ingredients. Having more whole foods (e.g., whole grains, whole fruits and vegetables, etc.) will provide your body with the nutrients it needs and help to reduce visceral fat Tip: focus on the grocery shopping around the outskirts of the store rather than the aisles. The outskirts contain most of your whole foods, breads, fruits, veggies, protein options, etc.

What about exercise? Does that matter? Aerobic activity (aka cardio) is especially important when it comes to reducing visceral fat. I am all about combining cardio and weight training, however research has proved that aerobic activity is key in reducing visceral fat. This can include swimming, jogging, running, brisk walking, cycling etc. Essentially moving more, getting your heart rate up, and getting sweaty! Tip: aim to do 30 minutes of aerobic activity 3 times each week, maybe find a friend to do it with or keep you motivated?

Tip: try to include a source of protein at each meal. For example, eggs or nut butter with breakfast, legumes like lentils at lunch, and chicken, fish, or tofu at dinner.

WHERE SHOULD I START? There is no doubt that a combination of exercise and dietary changes can make the most difference, however it can get overwhelming. Start by focusing on a few things, perhaps you will start walking and reducing your sugar intake or adding more protein to your meals and trying a new fitness class. Make a plan and take it one step at a time.

Fitness classes are a great way to stay motivated in a supportive environment and have fun exercising. I have highlighted a few must try aerobic based fitness classes. Kangoo Dance and Full Body HITT at HotBod in Barrie hotbodfitness.ca/class-schedule.php Tabata Bootcamp at Barrie Athletic Club barrieathleticclub.com/classes-item/tabata-bootcamp/ Metafit class (first class is free) at Pure Impact Fitness in Beeton - pureimpactfitness.ca/

If you are looking for more support, feel free to connect with me. I would be more than happy to help you.

Angela is a registered dietitian, nutritionist, family food expert, and certified personal trainer. She specializes in women’s health, with a focus on weight loss and digestive conditions. She uses a ‘non dieting approach’ with her ultimate goals being to help people find a balanced lifestyle and healthy relationship with food.

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If fall’s cool temps make you long for heat, warm up with hot jazz at the 27th annual Orillia Jazz Festival. From October 11 – 14, major players like keyboardist Lance Anderson and My Son the Hurricane bring their brand of sizzling cool to venues throughout Orillia. Sax player John Johnson and octet Brassworks open the festival at St. Paul’s Centre. Orillia Silver Band appears Saturday. Schedule at www.orilliajazzfestival.com.

Splendid Art & Autumn’s Beauty

The 35th Images Thanksgiving Studio Tour takes visitors through Simcoe County’s splendid autumn landscape to a cornucopia of original artwork at 19 studios. On October 5 - 8, over 30 artists present one-of-a-kind paintings, jewellery, pottery, photographs and more beneath coloured leaves and blue skies. The selfguided tour meanders through Moonstone, Horseshoe Valley, Orillia and on Lake Simcoe’s shores. For a route map, visit www.images-studiotour.com.

Alls For Laughs

Just For Laughs veteran Derek Edwards examines life’s galling moments in his new show “Alls I’m Saying”. The Canadian comedian’s show comes to Barrie’s Georgian Theatre on October 25 at 7:30 p.m. Though Derek won Best Stand-up Comic at the Canadian Comedy Awards and has had Gemini nominations for Best Performance in a Comedy, his fans just know him as a very funny guy. Tickets $47.50. Tickets at www.allevents.in/barrie/derek-edwards-|-barrie/20001360816345.

Making It Reel

Award-winning independent feature films from Canada and beyond light up screens at the 21st Barrie Film Festival. This year’s fall film fest, running October 12 – 21, includes over 40 screenings, receptions, galas and guest Q&A sessions. The popular Short Film Competition on October 13 showcases films by regional and global filmmakers. Uptown Theatre, 55 Dunlop St. W., Barrie. Single tickets $10. For schedules, visit www.barriefilmfestival.ca.

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Senza are understanding that specialty shops like ours offer fun, colourful pieces that cater to their style and size. What are your goals moving forward? If you’d asked us this question a few years ago, the thought of celebrating our 10th anniversary would have been something to make us both very proud. Now that it’s here, I think we both agree that our customer service has had a huge impact on the growth of our business. We try to maintain a very high standard of care, and we believe our customers recognize and feel that. Looking down the road, what we would hope for the coming years is that Bravo Fine Lingerie continues to be known for its top quality selection of products, as well as our one-on-one customer service that goes above and beyond average.

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2967 COUNTRY RD. 92, SPRINGWATER $895,000

Sanjay Kapoor Sales Representative

705-429-4500 ext 424 Direct: 705-818-0533 SanjayKapoor@remax.net www.SanjayKapoor.ca 1263 Mosley St., Box 490, Wasaga Beach, ON L9Z 1A5 Country living with all the modern amenities. Exceptionally maintained 3500 sq. ft. of finished living space on 25 acres of land with heated 1500 sqft 4 X car garage. 4 bedrooms, 2 full bath. Cathedral ceiling, fireplaces, radiant heat, granite counters, maple cabinets and hard wood floor. Back up generator, hot tub. Only 15 minutes to Barrie and 5 minutes to the beautiful beaches of wasaga beach. Contact Sanjay Kapoor 705-8180533 or visit www.sanjaykapoor.ca MLS# 122570 Virtual tour -> http://vtour.vtmore.com/972148

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Marsha Harrison-Mateer Sales Representative

705-440-9400

www.sellwithmarsha.com sellwithmarsha@gmail.com

Located on approx 44 acres you will find this stunning updated home with custom kitchen with granite counters, main floor mbr with ensuite and main floor laundry. Completely redone top to bottom, no expense spared. Also enjoy the beautiful in-ground pool, drive shed and large two storey barn that can accommodate cows or horses. Great location minutes to Hwy 89 & 50. Contact me today for more info at 705-440-9400 Full Virtual Tour at www.sellwithmarsha.com

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Country Living

TRENDS GLENCAIRN

Melanie Martyn 705-725-6439

Owner, Broker of Record www.melaniemartyn.com homes@melaniemartyn.com 2 FAMILY FRIENDLY! CLOSE TO CREEMORE JUST OFF AIRPORT ROAD! Serious value here for this 1870’s 2.5 storey estate style home with 14 rooms (4,000 sq. ft. on 3 above grade levels). ON SEVEN ACRES WITH STREAM/TRAILS! Commercial and residential zoning makes this a perfect 2 plus family home or any kind of home style business from a restaurant to a retirement style residence which can generate your own retirement income!! Call MEL for the details! TAKE THE TOUR NOW!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JxcJep42_Bs&feature=youtu.be

Community Living

ALLISTON $549,000

T H E S E C O U PL E S ,

Peter McCague Broker DIRECT (705) 435-8604

Kat McCague

Sales Representative DIRECT (705) 434-8384

Welcome To Fletcher St & A Great Family Home. 3+1 Bdrm With An Open Living & Dining Area. Garage Access From Kitchen & Main Floor Laundry Always A Bonus. Nice Walkout From Living Room To Large Deck & Fully Fenced, Landscaped Yard. Nice Location Close To Schools, Parks & Tennis Club. Double Garage With Side Driveway Provides Ample Parking For In Town Residence. New Garage Door! MLS# N4174677

ALONG WITH 20 O T H E R S S H A R E D T H E I R ST O RY TO INSPIRE THE WEDDINGS OF 2018. N O W B O O K I N G 2019 E D I T I O N A D V E RT I S E Y O U R BU S I N E S S I N T H E F I N E ST W E D D I N G P U B L I C AT I O N I N T H E R E GI O N ( 705 ) 726 - 0573 E X T. 250 G O O D L I F E @ S I M C O E . C OM F O R I N F O R M AT I O N GoodLife | Barrie September - October 2018

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On Monday, July 16th the Women and Children’s Shelter of Barrie launched their new STANDING TOGETHER Campaign at the Ferndale Banquet Hall in Barrie. The campaign is a $350,000 project that will bridge the gap between emergency shelter and outreach programs by providing services the Women & Children Shelter has to offer under one roof, giving women and their children the best possible futures.

Darlene Mooney and Margot Scott from The May Court Blub of Barrie

Mary-Anne Firth and Barb White from the Ripple of Kindness

The Women & Children’s Shelter of Barrie has been busy raising awareness and funds for their Walk-A-Mile event. Check out some of our community members as they prepare for this annual event held September 15.

Dino Malchior, Kelly Letourneau (Development Manager, WCSB), and Michael Stuart Webb

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MPP, Andrea Khanjin, visited with our ED Teresa MacLennan & Development Manager, Kelly Letourneau to learn more about the shelter.

Michael Stuart Webb Team Client Appreciation Eventfeaturing Jully Black & Virgil Scott. The event raised $5,000 in support of the shelter. Featured in photo: Michael Stuart Webb & Kelly Letourneau

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J’ADORE FINE CHEESE & CHOCOLATE | THE SPEAKCHEASY Downtown Barrie’s Speakcheasy is Barrie’s hottest and hippest foodie destinations around, taking you back in time and into a world of indulgent flavour! Guests can enjoy chocolate or cheese fondue while listening to classic tunes, sipping wine and taking in the Prohibition paraphernalia in this cozy 30-seat establishment. J’adore Fine Cheese & Chocolate Shop is located up stairs and offers a Parisianthemed boutique filled with specialty items that will feed your soul with delights from around the world. Private tasting parties, fun murder mystery and oyster nights, tasting parties, special order cheese platters and gift baskets. 123 Dunlop Street East, Barrie | 705.503.6633 | speakcheasy.com, jadorefinecheese.com

KENZINGTON BURGER BAR The KBB offers the finest fare for all burger lovers in Simcoe County! For the last 5 years we’ve been cranking out some of the most creative, mouthwatering burgers this side of Toronto. Whether you’re in for the live music, or just looking for the best burger you’ve ever eaten in your life, KBB has all our ducks in a row to satisfy your most intimate culinary desires! Downtown Barrie, 40 Dunlop St. E. | South End Barrie, 511 Bryne Dr. Bradford, 4 Holland Dr. | Orillia, 85 Mississaga St. E. 705.725.1667 | www.kenzington.ca

GROOVY TUESDAY’S BISTRO Comfortably Small • Locally Focussed • Open Kitchen • Casual Elegant Atmosphere Melanie Barrett is where she wants to be. “People tell me that I should expand and make my restaurant bigger,” says the owner of downtown Barrie’s Groovy Tuesdays Bistro, “but I like it small, that way I can see and interact with all of my diners. Getting a bigger space would change that, and make it less personal.” Our menu is small, fresh and always changing. To put our best plate forward. From our breads and pastas to our desserts, we make absolutely everything from scratch. Being consistent with the quality of our food is really important to us.

73 Collier Street, Barrie | 705.721.0302 | www.GroovyTuesdaysBistro.com

BACIO TRATTORIA Authentic Italian Cuisine • Warm & Inviting • Cooked From Scratch • Made To Order

Downtown Barrie’s Cheff Willliam Ortiz, sister Elizabeth and mother Nancy invite you to join them at their new Italian Restaurant “Bacio Trattoria” where you are greeted with a smile and great food. “We want people to feel like they are eating at home with family,” And based on high scoring social media reviews, local diners appear to have a soft spot for this family run eatery that focusses on Italian cuisine made from scratch and served with warm hospitality.

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GOODLIFE DINING GUIDE RESTAURANTS - FOOD - ENTERTAINMENT GOODLIFE RIPE JUICERY Cold Pressed Juices • Parfaits • Acai Bowls • Sandwiches • Salads • Smoothies • Treats

Ripe Juicery is a cold pressed, organic juice bar serving two locations in Barrie featuring cold pressed juice, hand crafted smoothies and acai bowls. Not to mention the oh-so-popular raw treats, cleanses, and a full plant based food menu. We serve in-house made soup, sandwiches, tacos, grain bowls and parfaits. We hand press all of our almond milk daily for smoothies & make every menu item from scratch using organic, plant based, raw ingredients. Offering Doorstep Delivery! Ripe Juicery, Barrie | ripejuicery.ca

Downtown - 118 Dunlop St. | 705-503-7473 South End - 371 King St. Unit #4 | 705-503-4777

TARA AUTHENTIC INDIAN CUISINE Delighted to be considered Barrie’s finest, Chef Brothers Yar and Nur Mohammad have committed 25 years tantalizing the palates of their customers. Their culinary prowess makes Tara a most unique palatal experience. Open seven days-a-week the alluring aroma will bring you in. Lunch Buffet available for $15.99

128 Dunlop Street East, Barrie | 705.737.1821 |

HOMESTEAD HOMESTEAD ARTISAN ARTISAN BAKERY BAKERY + CAFE + CAFE Homestead Homestead Artisan Artisan Bakery Bakery and and CafeCafe specializes specializes in artisan in artisan sourdough sourdough breads breads and and baked baked goods, goods, crafted crafted by hand by hand in small in small batches. batches. We We source source ingredients ingredients fromfrom locallocal suppliers suppliers and and basebase our our menu menu on seasonal on seasonal availability availability of local of local products. products. We We are open are open bright bright and and earlyearly every every day day for your for your morning morning coffee; coffee; our our custom custom house house blend blend was was created created for us forby usCreemore by Creemore Coffee Coffee Company. Company. OurOur lunch lunch menu menu includes includes freshfresh deli-style deli-style sandwiches, sandwiches, seasonal seasonal soups, soups, salads salads and and freshfresh baguette baguette withwith flavoured flavoured butters butters and and seasonal seasonal preserves. preserves. A sweet A sweet selection selection of classics of classics done done rightright will be willbaked be baked freshfresh daily; daily; cookies, cookies, croissants, croissants, scones scones and and squares. squares. We’ve We’ve moved moved intointo our our NEW NEW LOCATION! LOCATION!

80 Dunlop 80 Dunlop St. St. E., Downtown E., Downtown Barrie Barrie | 705-252-3680 | 705-252-3680 | homesteadartianbakery.com | homesteadartianbakery.com

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Diploma &Certificate Certificate Programs •Recreational Recreational Classes Diploma Diploma &&Certificate Programs Programs • •Recreational Classes Classes Kids Cooking Camps •Team Team Building Events Kids Kids Cooking Cooking Camps Camps • •Team Building Building Events Events Liaison College of Culinary Arts Barrie Campus offers variety ofDiploma Diploma Liaison Liaison College College ofof Culinary Culinary Arts Arts - Barrie - -Barrie Campus Campus offers offers a variety aavariety ofof Diploma & && Certificate Certificate programs, programs, kids kids cooking cooking camps, camps, team team building building events, events, kitchen kitchen rentals rentals Certificate programs, kids cooking camps, team building events, kitchen rentals and and more. more. Make Make a unique aaunique and and fun fun date date night night oror girls night night out out with with our our fun fun and more. Make unique and fun date night orgirls girls night out with our fun recreational recreational cooking cooking classes! classes! Enrolling Enrolling NOW NOW forfor Fall Fall classes. classes. recreational cooking classes! Enrolling NOW for Fall classes. Call Call forfor more more information information oror a free aafree tour tour ofof our newly newly renovated renovated campus. campus. Call for more information or free tour ofour our newly renovated campus.

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KOHYANG HOUSE Authentic Korean Cuisine • Japanese Sushi & Teriyaki Anna Kim invites you to try her authentic Korean food. “It’s so delicious and healthy, low in calories and very tasty. It’s also packed with goodness because it’s loaded with vegetables. It’s a bit spicy, but we can control the amount of spice to please everyone.” Korean food is huge in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto. It’s only a matter of time before the word spreads!

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QING’S CUISINE Barrie’s Tastiest Szechuan & Thai Cuisine Qing Ni is a recognized Canadian Chef with over 20 years experience having worked out west in Vancouver and California as well as in Toronto, Collingwood and now Barrie. He and his wife Lien have delighted those who appreciate amazing Szechuan and their authentic Thai cuisine. Offering an extensive menu for take-out, delivery and a cozy atmosphere for dining in. 610 Huronia Rd., Unit 9, Barrie | 705-503-6610 | www.qingscuisine.com

WEST EVENT CENTRE THE NORTH NORTH RESTAURANT RESTAURANTAND & THE NORTH CATERING

In 2012 The North moved into its existing larger two-storey Victorian building with

The North Restaurant offers new and world cuisine with a contemporary global private party rooms for catering and special events. For large scale catering Chef Marco has influence. This original two story Victorian building brings warm touches that opened The West Event Centre, suitable for any event or corporate function for up to blend perfectly the sophisticated décor. It is licensed for 140 Marco people, 250+ people. Stillwith offering his signature dishes in banquet style menus, and his team including the patio. The restaurant was flooded with catering requests whichThe assure the highest quality of food, awesome presentation, and impeccable service. led usisto offer North Christmas Catering. parties, Award Bar winning Chefweddings, Marco and West ideal forThe baptisms, Mitzvahs, andhis anyteam offer their signature dishes to make your event a memorable experience that special occasion. will quickly become a tradition. 49 Mary Street, Barrie | 705.812.2192 | www.TheNorthRestaurant.com 49 Street, Barrie | 705.812.2192 | www.TheNorthRestaurant.com 146Mary Toronto Street, Barrie | 705.792.3411 | www.TheWestEventCentre.com

CHILLZ LOUNGE Barrie’s Newest Dessert Bar & Craft Cocktail Lounge Welcome to Barrie’s new Hot Spot where you can relax in an intimate setting with your partner, date, family or friends and indulge. With over 40 desserts, various craft cocktails, beer & wine menu, luxury teas & coffees, you are bound to find your favourite!

Outdoor Patio Overlooking The Bay * Expect The Unexpected 89 Dunlop St. E, Suite 102, Barrie | 705-252-9411 | www.chillzlounge.com

SIGRID’S CAFE & FINE BAKERY At Sigrid’s, baking is a never-ending art form. For the past 35 years now,we have been a proud family-owned bakery in downtown Barrie. All our baked breads and pastries are made from scratch with all natural ingredients, the way it used to be done! “Savor every bite of your favorite pastry and do not feel guilty about it. Desserts are like all good things in life - they need to be enjoyed in moderation but everyone deserves to treat themselves”.

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Cookbook Index: Entrées – Soups & Stews Makes: 4 servings Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 15 minutes Ready in: 30 minutes Difficulty Level: Easy

Asian Dumpling and Squash Soup PC Ramen Broth sets the stage for this hearty soup with its layers of complex flavour, while frozen potstickers and frozen diced squash cut out the long prep time usually required to make traditional Asian dumpling soup. Swap out the squash for diced peeled sweet potato or frozen edamame, if you prefer. Measure 1 tbsp (15 mL) 1 pkg (100 g) 2 2 1 1 tbsp (15 mL) 1 pkg (900 mL) 8 1 cup (250 mL) 2 cups (500 mL) 2 1 tsp (5 mL) 130

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1. Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add mushrooms, shallots, garlic, Thai pepper and ginger; cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 4 to 5 minutes. 2. Add broth; bring to a boil. Add frozen dumplings and frozen squash; cook, stirring occasionally, until dumplings and squash are tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in spinach; cook until wilted, about 1 minute. Discard Thai pepper. 3. Divide among serving bowls. Sprinkle with green onions and sesame seeds, dividing evenly.

Toast sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring often, until light golden and fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Makes 4 servings. Per serving: 170 calories, fat 7 g (1 g of which is saturated), sodium 900 mg, carbohydrate 23 g, fibre 1 g, sugars 5 g, protein 6 g

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Goodlife Barrie September - October 2018  

Goodlife is a lifestyle magazine published six times a year serving Ontario communities in Barrie, Springwater, Oro-Medonte, Innisfil and ar...

Goodlife Barrie September - October 2018  

Goodlife is a lifestyle magazine published six times a year serving Ontario communities in Barrie, Springwater, Oro-Medonte, Innisfil and ar...