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JULY | AUGUST 2018

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HOME TOURS

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ORO-MEDONTE

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INNISFIL & AREA

GOODLIFE BARRIE EDITION

Around the World 7 SUMMER COCKTAILS

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MUSKOKA GIRLS GETAWAY

WATERMELON

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Springwater

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1978sq.ft.

Tay

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2002sq.ft.

Mulmur

3+1

2396+sq.ft.

Midland

$1,850,000

$1,080,888

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$919,000

30655631

$1,590,000

30663482

2509+sq.ft.

Midland

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5705+sq.ft.

Thornton

Entertainer’s Dream Lakeside Retreat Picturesque 92 Acre Estate

$1,198,000

$3,499,900

3+1

2730+sq.ft.

Oro-Medonte

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Essa

Executive Estate Home in a Peaceful Locale Country Estate with a Pool & Barn 30659535

$999,888

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$1,178,000

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POOL

30664161

3

2180+sq.ft.

Essa

6+1

4585+sq.ft.

Oro-Medonte

3

4038sq.ft.

Innisfil

$3,999,000

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$1,980,000

2+4

4

3000+sq.ft.

Tiny

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$3,188,000

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POOL

30661293

3350+sq.ft.

Barrie

5+1

2858+sq.ft.

Oro-Medonte

$1,595,000

POOL

30655693

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2840+sq.ft.

Springwater

Outdoor Enthusiasts Dream Home on Over 50 Acres

$1,399,999

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Springwater

One-Of-A-Kind 80 Acre Riverside Property

$1,499,900

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2665+sq.ft.

Springwater

Minesing

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Oro-Medonte

$1,595,000

30668164

4+1

5683+sq.ft.

Oro-Medonte

Horseshoe Estate on 5.3 Acres

$1,750,000

5

4590+sq.ft.

Oro-Medonte

Waterfront Home with 200’ Frontage on Lake Simcoe

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TOP 100 EMPLOYERS

KEMPENFELT WINDOWS & DOORS From Concept to Completion

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empenfelt Windows & Doors has proven year after year how committed it is to providing customers with a great product with the best service at the best prices.

to educate our customers so they can shop around and make a good decision. We do not believe is pressuring the customer. Our whole business is based on our honesty. We are always up front and truthful with the customer.”

It’s that commitment to quality across the board that has garnered the company with 19 consecutive years worth of wins as Barrie’s Favourite and Best Window & Door Company!

It is those qualities that has allowed Kempenfelt Windows and Doors to not only be successful for more than two decades but also to grow, making them the longest running window and door company in the area.

Beginning almost 25 years ago in Barrie, Kempenfelt Windows & Doors has used the same quality product since it first opened its doors, noted owner Robert Maslen.

“We have stayed fast to our vision. We haven’t wavered from the beginning and are committed to continuing to be the go-to place for our community to come for all their window, door and garage door needs.”

For example “We use GARAGA, a local manufacturer and all of our installations are done by our own employees. We do not use any sub-contractors and they’ve all been with us for many years,” he said, adding at Kempenfelt Windows & Doors, we never use any sales gimmicks. “The basis of Kempenfelt Windows & Doors is to go and provide a quality product at a fair price. We want

That mantra also expands to the company’s nearly 35 employees, noted Maslen. Adding as an employer, he strives to ensure everyone is treated fairly and like a part of the family. “Some of those employees have been with the company for nearly as long as it has been in existence”. Kempenfelt Windows & Doors is also committed to

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helping the community, Maslen added. “We are Barrie based and our employees are all local people,” he said, noting the company supports various organizations such as Simcoe Community Services, Out of the Cold, Gilda’s Club, Seasons Centre, including several local sports teams, with either donations or sponsorships. “We have always been part of the community here and we are so grateful for the support we have received all this time.” With showrooms in Newmarket and Barrie, Maslen hopes to see Kempenfelt Windows & Doors continue to grow for many years to come. “We have had slow, steady growth every year for 25 years. That’s what we want (as) quick growth is too hard to maintain. We will continue our steady growth and put another 25 years under our belt.” For more information or for a FREE, no obligation quote, visit www.kempenfeltwindows.com.

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Contents july | august 2018

nest

23 home tour 24 home tour 36 business top employers 45 taste notes 53 recipes 55 local flavour 58 tasting notes 66 roam notes 71 weekender 73 mozambique 79 thrive notes 85 column 86 notes

HOME LIFE NEWS

CONTEMPORARY HOME & COTTAGE

TOLLENDALE WOODS

SIMCOE COUNTY

DELICIOUS BITES

WATERMELON

BACIO TRATORRIA

COTTAGE COCKTAILS

LUXE TRAVEL

MUSKOKA GIRLS’ GETAWAY

WHITE PEARL RESORT

HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

IS GLUTEN FREE HEALTHIER? PLUS KETO DIET

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89 dining guide 92 notes

Regional General Manager Simcoe - York - Muskoka Shaun Sauve General Manager - Simcoe & Editor Elise Allain Graphic Design Emily Ayranto Brenda Boon Nick Bornino Jennifer Dallman Luanne Turner

8 shopaholic: beauty 10 shopaholic: for men 12 shopaholic: 14 home indoors shopaholic: home 16 outdoors shopaholic: beauty

LOCAL FLAIR

PRIMERS

RESTAURANTS - FOOD ENTERTAINMENT

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Publisher Dana Robbins

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in the crowd RAINBOWS FOR ALL CHILDREN CANADA, LAKESIDE PARTY

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GROOMING

GREAT SUMMER FINDS

Advertising Representatives Kim Bergeron Carolyn Brayiannis Debbie Booth Vic Dellamora Shannon Dunlop Renee Duthie Debbie Halikas Stacey MacDonald Mary March Chelsey Simon Photography Contributions Ellie Kistemaker Bev McMullen Editorial Contributions Emily Blackman, Lisa Cantkier, Katherine Elphick, Andrea Karr, Dawn Ritchie, Patti Vipond, Angela Wallance

PRETTY PATIO

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Q&A WITH PATRICIA SHULTZ

INDIGENOUS ART OFWAABSHKI-MAKOONS

First Place

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beauty

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Primers to create the perfect base for a flawless face.

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1. Super- powered The lightweight, oil-free Clinique Superprimer creates an ideal makeup canvas. It not only colour corrects a range of concerns, but also preps for makeup application and wear, helping foundation stay colour-true. Available at Hudson’s Bay, $35. thebay.com

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2. Mist opportunity

MAC Prep and Prime Fix + is a lightweight, refreshing face mist to prep and hydrate skin before makeup application. Available in four scents, original, coconut, lavender and rose, start the day off with hydrated skin with a beautiful scent. Available at Hudson’s Bay, $30. thebay.com

4. Positively pore-fect

Get the airbrushed, fauxfilter look with the Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional face primer. Formulated with Vitamin E, the POREfessional smooth’s out fine lines and minimizes the appearance of pores. With a translucent finish, apply it underneath makeup for a soft complexion, or apply overtop makeup to touch up problem areas. Available at Sephora, $42. sephora.com

4. Good as gold

The Guerlain L’Or Radiance Primer is infused with 24-carat gold and pure gold flakes to add moisture and glow to the skin. It’s ideal for use under makeup to smooth out fine lines and uneven skin tones. Available at Sephora, $82. sephora.com

5. The it factor

Formulated with essential oils to hydrate and smooth the skin, the IT Cosmetics No. 50 Serum Anti-Aging Collagen Veil Primer works to add nutrients to your skin for an airbrushed makeup application. It was developed with plastic surgeons for younger looking skin and to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Available at Beautylish, $48. beautylish.com

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beauty

upfront | shopaholic

Fragrant Finds and Summer Skin Care Under $50

Pleasantly Palm

This vibrant printed Yoga Mat allows you to bring a piece of the tropics to your practice. Available at Winners $29.99

Sweet Summer Scent

Try the hydrating cream Hyalu B5 Daily Care.

If you are looking for a unique and light scent to add to your collection then Escada Sorbetto Rosso is the perfect addition. This 2018 release captures the essence of summer with juicy pear, watermelon and sea salt accords. $55 (30mL) available at Hudson’s Bay and Shoppers Drug Mart.

Field of Flowers

Inspired by a London garden, My Burberry Blush is feminine and playful incorporating the key notes of glazed pomegranate, lemon, geranium, rose petal, apple, jasmine, and wisteria packaged in a sophisticated and elegant bottle. $98 (50 mL) at Hudson’s Bay, Sephora, and Shoppers Drug Mart

Skin feels regenerated, deeply hydrated and wrinkles look smoothed and reduced. This unique formula contains two pure hyaluronic acids and vitamin B5. Plumps and repairs skin’s barrier. $43.00 Available at Shopper’s Drug Mart

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the latest in hyaluronic acid serums with Hyalu B5 Serum . Skin immediately recovers bounce, suppleness and healthy-fresh complexion. Wrinkles and fine lines look reduced. Skin looks replumped as if renewed with the power of madecassoside – an active ingredient to boost the restorative effect of vitamin B5. $49.00 Available at Shopper’s Drug Mart

Brighten up your makeup routine

with this gorgeous limited edition rose gold ferules complete with 12 Sephora PRO brushes. The functional easel stand makes this the best set of brushes you will ever buy. $219.00 available at Sephora

“Gilty’Pleasure:

This golden-nectar blush gives a natural-looking warm glow! Embossed with a stunning “golden nugget” overspray, the specialised formula gradually lifts away to reveal a rich, nectar shade infused with delicate, golden flecks throughout the powder. The soft, blendable formula also features a signature scent with notes of citrus, vanilla & sandalwood. Available at Shopper’s Drug Mart, Sephora and select retailers. $38.00 10

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Lashes out of this world Sephora Collection After Sun Mask

Love the sun? You’ll need this watermelon quenching & tan perfecting mask to soothe your skin postrays. Use on your face and décolleté for a boost of hydration. $8.00

Benefit introduces BADgal BANG! volumising mascara promising everything you want in a mascara. This gravity defying formula contains aeroparticles – derived from space technology for out of this world lashes. Includes ProVitamin B5 known to fuel thickness & strength. Available at Shopper’s Drug Mart, Sephora and select retailers. $32.00

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for men

upfront | shopaholic

Everything the sophisticated man needs for grooming

Bearded beauty

Tame and grow facial hair with Kiehl’s Nourishing Beard Grooming Oil. Suitable for all skin types and scented with sandalwood, cedar and eucalyptus, the oil is naturally derived and lightweight for all your grooming needs. Available at Hudson’s Bay, $35. thebay.com

To smooth and protect

Protect the skin while getting a close, clean shave with the Tom Ford Shave Oil. It works to condition and moisturize, leaving skin looking and feeling smooth. This product can be used alone or under a shaving cream. Available at Sephora, $72. sephora.com

A-peeling skincare

Give skin the ultimate solution to instantly reduce the look of imperfections with Biotherm Homme’s T-Pur Refining MicroPeel serum. The new product is formulated with fruit acids, purifying sea minerals and life plankton cellular water and fixes roughness, pores, stubborn marks and shine. $65. biotherm.ca

Close shave

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Leave skin feeling luxurious after shaving with the Dior Sauvage aftershave balm. With notes of Reggio Bergamo, Sichuan Pepper and Ambroxan, Sauvage works to soothe the skin’s texture while creating an aura of strength and unmistakable masculinity. Available at Sephora, $70. sephora.com

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Switch up your shaving style for the Kings Crown handcrafted four-piece shave set. The ensemble includes a high-grade nickel razor stand and shave bowl, along with handcrafted Italian Wenge wood razor shaving brush with flexible badger hair. Available at Hudson’s Bay, $400. thebay.com

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60 YEARS IN RIE DOWNTOWN BAR

Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers of Barrie

150 GRAMS OF RAW YUKON RIVER GOLD (SPOT PLUS 5%) E8958

Bill Le Boeuf Jewellers 52 Dunlop St. W., Barrie On 705-728-3343 BillLeBoeufJewellers.com

SERVING THE BARRIE AND SURROUNDING AREA CELEBRATING OUR 60TH ANNIVERSARY YEAR IN DOWNTOWN BARRIE

If you’re a gold bug like me here’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. 150 grams is just shy of 5 troy ounces of raw natural Yukon river gold for sale. I’m sure you’ve seen this stuff on TV shows like Gold Rush Alaska and Yukon Gold but there’s nothing like owning a bit yourself. A travelling miner came through town and offered for sale a small portion of what he had prospected from his secret location somewhere around Dawson city. 150 grams was all I could convince him to sell me. He really didn’t want to sell any but you can’t just walk into the local hardware store for supplies and pay with raw gold. After some delicate negotiations he reluctantly parted with just enough to get him the cash he needed. These are not tiny fine dust particles of gold some measure almost 1cm in length. They are big enough to use in hand made nugget jewellery. This gold resembles oat meal flakes in general dimensions. The glass bottle is a little smaller than of a roll of nickels but what in contains is about 3500 times more valuable. Raw gold like this isn’t typically 100% pure. Often there is a little silver, copper and trace amounts of other metals. River gold from the Dawson area is usually quite good. We picked a few random samples from the bottle and had them tested with a x-ray fluorescence spectrometer. This cool high tech instrument calculated the samples contained on average 94.6% gold, 3.8% silver, a bit of copper and other metals. This testing method is non destructive and gives the most accurate results besides melting the entire lot down and ruining the natural beauty. We will not separate the material into smaller amounts. It’s all 150 grams or none. If you have an interest in ancient natural gold come in and have a look at this amazing stuff. #e8958.

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upfront | shopaholic

home indoors Great summer finds for the entire family

Paw-some Décor

This retro pod-style pet bed is a fashionable upgrade for your furry family, and keeps Fido off the couch. Available at HomeSense $99.99

Fringe Benefits

Add a touch of summer with this fun, fringe throw cushion. Perfect for virtually any room in the house. Available at HomeSense $24.99

Nice arrangements

Unsure what to do with that empty wall space? Various sized framed art, shadow boxes, postcards, wooden trays and family photos can all mix nicely and create a true focal point in any space.

Strong Signals Linksys Velop Intelligent Mesh Wifi System Victrola™ 3-Speed Bluetooth® Portable Suitcase Turntable

This Victrola 3-Speed Portable Suitcase Turntable is perfect for spinning records in a space-saving way. It comes with Bluetooth capabilities, so you can wirelessly stream your vinyl audio through external speakers easily. Available online at Bed, Bath & Beyond. $69.99

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Nothing will interrupt streaming when you have the Velop from Linksys. It sets up in minutes and delivers flawless, ultra-fast, full-strength signal throughout your home. Because not every home is the same, this modular system lets you buy as few or as many VELOP nodes as you need, and place them wherever you need them, making dead spots a thing of the past. You get seamless roaming and maximum speed right out to the edge of your network, even when everyone’s streaming their favourite shows. $249.00 (2-pack)

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the country estate, rethought.

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home outdoor

Dress up your outdoors with these fun and stylish decor trends Perfectly Private

As an elegant upgrade to lattice, these decorative panels act as a focal point for any outdoor or indoor space. 2’x4’ decorative panels to be used as deck skirting, but may also be used for privacy screening, feature walls, and decoration. Available at Lowes $37.99 each

Fun fact:

Donkeys don’t just party, they fiesta! These four colourful characters couldn’t be any cuter. They make anything served on our set of four earthenware salad plates something to celebrate. Earthenware and dishwasher-safe. Fiesta Donkey Salad Plate. set of 4 Available at Pier 1 Imports $45.95

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Owner’s, Shelli Villanueva (Holistic Pet Nutritionist & Herbalist) and Rommel Villanueva believe that feeding your pets a species appropriate diet is the best foundation for a healthy pet.

In addition to having the largest selection of raw food in the Barrie area for all size breeds and budgets. Tail Blazers Barrie also carries a wide selection of natural health supplements including herbals and homeopathics for your pets.

“A species appropriate diet in regards to pet foods basically means that the food is as close to what nature intended your dog or cat to eat. This diet contains all of the needed nutrients in an

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a family with my sons Brandon (who is also currently studying natural pet health) and Cody. Come in and learn how we can help you easily transition your pet to a healthier way of eating today”, says Shelli. Oh! Don’t forget to check out their spa-like self-serve dog wash! Tail Blazers is located at 505 Bryne Dr., Unit D in Barrie. They can be reached at 705-728-8112 or for more information www.tailblazerspets.com

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1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE PATRICIA SCHULTZ

Review by MELANIE HENNESSEY

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A woman is caught in a gripping moral dilemma in this novel that tackles the profoundly challenging yet essential concerns of our time: prejudice, race and justice.

There’s an old Asian proverb that says it’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times. And if anyone should know this is true, it’s Patricia Schultz, traveller extraordinaire and author of New York Times bestseller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die. The veteran travel journalist has compiled her extensive worldly knowledge into one volume, breaking it down into continent-by-continent listings that detail must-see destinations and events all over the globe. From Abu Dhabi to Acapulco, Zimbabwe to Zurich and everything in between, Schultz’s veritable bucket list covers all the bases. While the vast number of locations discussed in the book may seem daunting at first, the way it’s divided into eight regions, which are also further subdivided, makes it easy to look through and reference your places of interest or read about a country in its entirety. Each listing contains a trove of valuable information for travellers, such as where to stay, costs, available excursions and the best times to visit. Schultz certainly opens her readers’ eyes to just how much there is to see in this big, wide world. I definitely experienced a bit of wanderlust as I perused the pages, my mind drifting to where my next trip may take me. 1,000 Places to See Before You Die is a must-have for anyone who’s looking to take in the wonders that our world has to offer. There’s no guessing about where to go and if it will be a good experience – Schultz has already been there and can definitively tell you how to maximize your excursion. This comprehensive guide would make the perfect companion for any traveller.

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You’ve written about thousands of places, but can you name one that’s your absolute favourite? I would probably have to say Italy. My mother is Italian born, which is what drew me there. There’s just so much to see and you never feel that you’ve seen it all. They say that it’s the most revisited country in the world. I actually lived there for four years and thought I had seen it all, but I return more to Italy than any other place. It’s my happy place. Which item do you always shop for when you’re travelling? I usually buy a piece of jewelry that’s very particular to that place — something I know I’ll wear regularly and gladly that will always be a visual memento. It’s often an investment, so I make sure it really talks to me. But now, I just buy Christmas ornaments. I have the most remarkable Christmas tree. I have hundreds of ornaments from everywhere in the world, like a beautiful Fabergé egg I got in Moscow. Many things are just some type of item I can tie with a ribbon and put on a bough. It’s like my scrapbook. Is there a luxury item that you routinely take on your travels? Yes, I have so many pashminas. I bought most of them in India. They’re so lightweight and practical, and you can really dress up an outfit with it. On the plane, they’re invaluable. I usually bring two — I roll up one and use it as a pillow, then I use the other one for my shoulders or my lap. They’re also gorgeous investments. One I’ve had for about 20 years and they just get better with wear. Where are you hoping to venture next? I’m going to New Zealand next year. It’s been on my list forever. It’s one of the few very special places that has somehow evaded me. I’m very excited.

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THE INDIGENOUS ART OF WAAB-SHKI-MAKOONS (CLAYTON SAMUEL KING)

Mnaadendimowin Respect

arts up close

BY DAWN RITCHIE

Clean lines, vibrant colour and a revered teaching are the earmarks of Clayton Samuel King’s art. His work, embedded with the rich imagery of the natural world and dignity of its magnificent beasts, holds at its core, the interconnectivity of us all. Each canvas and birch panel commands a meaningful narrative. His painting, Mnaadendimowin, represented by the buffalo, is about respect. The story educates us that buffalo was a gift given to the Anishinabek people, not to misuse or waste but to honour in a sustainable way. One only takes what is needed and respects that life by putting all parts to their highest use. It is the path of balance and one of the Seven Sacred Grandfather Teachings governing the moral and cultural codes of the First Nation people. A teaching, perhaps that was never more resonant in a time of waste and disregard for animal welfare. “To honour all of creation is to have respect,” explains King. “I want to use my art to carry on those stories. Using our brothers and sisters and aunties and uncles, the tree beings, the stone beings, the animals, fire beings, water beings, and the air.” 20

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Waab-Shki-Makoons (Clayton Samuel King)

As his stint as Councilor for the Beausoleil First Nation comes to an end, King has decided to again focus on his art and education work full time. He has been exploring creation pieces using ultra violet luminescent paint that come alive under black light. One of his goals is to open his own studio within the next two years, create a new line of merchandise that includes apparel and draw a series of children’s books and coloring books that carry on his instructional art workshops. King just won the Smoffice competition (Small Space, Big Ideas) for Indigenous Entrepreneurs to help enable that ambitious objective. See Clayton Samuel King’s work at his website: www.whitebearart.com or find him this summer traveling along the Pow-wow trail selling his work. For Pow-wow event listings check the guide at: https://issuu.com/anishinabeknews/ docs/2018pwguide/26

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How often do you find a prime Kempenfelt Bay property that has superb views of the waves from both a gorgeous contemporary home and a classic 1930s cottage? This rare pairing exists on an Innisfil shoreline where vintage and modern architecture create a unique place to live. By Patti Vipond

hen a property has an entirely glorious view across Kempenfelt Bay, a grand expanse of windows is de rigueur in the design of any house built there. The requirement goes doubly when two houses share the shoreline. That brings us to a secluded 5-acre wooded property on 154 ft. of Kempenfelt Bay in Innisfil. A magnificent contemporary glass, stone and metal home and a cosy classic 1930s cottage sit companionably adjacent, each with amazing waterfront views through windows complementing their respective eras. They also share the property with a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom guesthouse above a heated workshop, a tennis court, vegetable and flower gardens and a massive open-ended domed sports court where tennis, hockey and basketball are played against a forest backdrop. Obviously, this is a place where a family can enjoy tranquil privacy or invite a crowd to come over and have a rollicking good time without annoying the neighbours. When Alain Sacksen bought the property in 2006, only the wooden cottage, tennis court and workshop existed. Sacksen built an apartment over the shop when the plan was to tear down the old cottage and build a new house. However by 2009, it made more sense to buy the empty lot next door to build the new house and keep the little cottage. In 2011, his family moved into their stunning new home whose design was influenced by the “Not So Big House” design concept. “I follow the ‘Not So Big House’ philosophy which is the subject of books by Sarah Susanka,” says Sacksen, who used its principles to design the four bedroom, four bathroom home. “I wanted a modern industrial look with lots of windows. The design is also Frank Lloyd Wright inspired.” Architect Ted Handy, principal of Ted Handy & Associates Inc. in Barrie, designed the graceful 3,562 sq. ft. two-storey contemporary home. From the entryway, guests are treated to a 180-degree view of the bay GoodLife | Barrie July - August 2018

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through floor-to-ceiling commercial grade windows that stretch across the open concept dining area and family room, and run from the counter to the ceiling in the kitchen. They give the home’s walls a transparency that brings the outdoors in, adding colour to the interior’s soothing neutral palette. Throughout the home, transom windows add to the natural light brought in by the main panes. A panoramic three-pane transom window is above the embedded flat screen television and

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“There is radiant in-floor heating in the main level’s concrete flooring and downstairs,” says Sacksen, noting there is also forced air heating/cooling in the home. “It is generated by closed loop geothermal heating. No effluent goes into the lake, so it is ecologically friendly and efficient.”

propane fireplace set in a stone surround in the family room. “I love transom windows,” says Sacksen. “In one of the ‘Not So Big House’ books, there is a room with wood ceiling beams and transom windows over the fireplace. I used that style but chose steel beams to expose everything as much as possible. With the scenery outside seen inside the house, you don’t need to add a lot of colour indoors. If you want to splash colour or go with a colour theme, you can throw down runners or hang paintings or whatever you want. It’s much easier to change the mood of the house if you stick with a neutral base and add colour.” Full-length windows on the entry side of the house provide views of the attached two-car garage, interlocking brick drive, and guesthouse/ workshop with three-car garage. All of the win-

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dows have fibreglass frames and can be shaded with electronic blinds. “Fibreglass frames are the only kind you can use for very wide windows because it is stronger than vinyl or wood,” Sacksen says. “Fibreglass is also good at holding in heat, so the frame stays at the same temperature as the interior of the house no matter the temperature outside.” Though much of the wall space in this modern masterpiece is glass, an efficient heating system keeps the home warm and comfortable in the cool seasons. “There is radiant in-floor heating in the main level’s concrete flooring and downstairs,” says Sacksen, noting there is also forced air heating/ cooling in the home. “It is generated by closed loop geothermal heating. No effluent goes into the lake, so it is ecologically friendly and efficient.” The most striking design feature of the house may be the solid glass second floor hallway that runs above the entry foyer and overlooks the main floor. The metal framed glass floor has steel-topped glass sidewalls that give a walking on air feel. “The architect just loved this idea,” Sacksen says. “I wanted to have more light come through the house. I’ve never seen anything like it in a home. Some people build a floor to ceiling fireplace in the living room as a focal point. I wanted the glass hallway to be the centrepiece. The glass is about an inch thick so it is extremely strong. Doug Smitherman, who was my contractor, found the man who did the CN Tower’s glass floor and he installed this hallway.” The glass hallway connects the master bedroom to two more bedrooms, a bathroom and a laundry/ exercise room with a sink and stackable washer and dryer. The laundry room has a closet so it could be a fourth bedroom. The two bedrooms belong to Sacksen’s young daughters. One room is toned in light pink, while the other has a wallpapered feature wall complemented by deep turquoise walls, and a walk out to a deck. Both rooms have hardwood floors and exceptional waterfront views. In the master bedroom, transom windows above the bed brighten the space and two mirrored bedside tables reflect light onto the hardwood floor. A gas fireplace and TV are set in the wall at the foot of the bed. A walk out to the lake view deck also leads to a two-person hot tub that is popular all year round.“Instead of putting a Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom, we decided to put a hot tub on the deck,” Sacksen says. “It’s great in the winter. The deck is very private. On one side of the yard, you only see the old cottage and on the other you see

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the top of the neighbour’s roof. One of the interesting things about this house is when you look towards the old cottage, you are looking at the same scene you would have seen from this spot 70 or 80 years ago.” The master bedroom’s walk-in closet/dressing room has ample space to store clothing and footwear. Within the same space is a sink lit by vintage-style shaded crystal sconces and a dressing table tucked beside a window. A doorway beside the sink leads to the ensuite. “Instead of having the traditional two sinks together in the bathroom, we decided to separate them,” explains Sacksen. “One is in the bathroom and the other is in the walk-in closet.”

On the main floor, the sleek gourmet kitchen has a walk-in pantry, large quartz-topped island and an intriguing backsplash made of small metal tiles. Sacksen’s father, who is a welder, created the custom glass-topped dining table. The metal frame divides the glass into a six square design. Beyond the kitchen, a mudroom/breezeway connects the garage to the house. It includes a dog sink for cleaning the resident dogs. The trio includes a Havanese, Shiba Inu and an Akita. Across the hall, a wood panelled office, complete with olde English leather office chair and a substantial wooden desk, comes as a surprise. “The office is disjoined from the rest of the

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house intentionally,� says Sacksen. “The idea was to make it into a British library or office.� The downstairs theatre room is very popular with the girls. Soft couches and chairs are gathered near a gigantic screen. The room opens to a bar/beverage area with its own popcorn machine. Across the yard, the vintage one-storey wooden cottage opposes the linear lines and careful planning of the contemporary home. As was the habit back then, the cottage grew piecemeal as families expanded. The quaint retreat has 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and a living room with a stone fireplace and vaulted roof with exposed beams. The house was sited to give wonderful summer sunset views. “If you have a cottage, you go up on Friday and hope the weather is good,� says Sacksen. “Whereas if you live on the lake, you don’t have to worry if there is rain on Saturday. If Tuesday is nice, you go outdoors and enjoy it. The boat traffic here is minimal, so there’s no noise. Occasionally, the water will be full of sailboats and it’s lovely to see them go by. Because

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The quaint retreat has 2 bedrooms, 1.5 bathrooms, and a living room with a stone fireplace and vaulted roof with exposed beams. The house was sited to give wonderful summer sunset views.

there is usually a breeze, we have almost no mosquitoes or blackflies. We didn’t need to add a screened in porch to our plans.” Sacksen has decided to make a change of residence and has listed his unique property for sale. He reflected on raising his daughters in their contemporary home. “This has been a very good family home,” he says. “If you spend any time here, you realize how comfortable it really is. You feel its warmth.” This waterfront home at 422-424 Big Bay Point Road in Innisfil is listed at $3,499,900 by Scott Cooper of Keller Williams Experience Realty, Brokerage in Barrie.

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WHAT BRANDS/PRODUCTS YOU CARRY: The Bike Zone carries a huge assortment of products from industry leaders such as Scott, Kona, Pivot Cycles, Argon 18, Felt, KHS, Santacruz, Niner, Transition, Surly, Assos, Sugoi, Castelli POC, Smith, Kask. PEOPLE ARE SURPRISED TO KNOW: How many bikes we actually keep in stock, how large the store is, the range of product we stock. DESCRIBE YOUR SHOP’S VIBE: The Bike Zone is a relaxed environment of professionals who live to ride their bikes. Have an espresso while you shop while you are preparing for your professional bike fit. Browse the latest in European cycling fashion, or look for the first bike for your child.

WHERE DO YOU SOURCE YOUR PRODUCTS? We bring in products from all over Europe (UK, Italy, Switzerland, France, Spain), the USA and of course Canada. WHAT’S YOUR BUSINESS PHILOSOPHY? Provide the customer a one-stop-shopping solution in a friendly, relaxed environment staffed by knowledgeable professionals who love cycling. WHAT’S THE SECRET TO YOUR SUCCESS? Love what you do and the people you work with, it’s a sure way to be the best at what you do. WHO IS YOUR TARGET CLIENTELE? Our target clientele is anyone who wants to ride a bike. From a new family buying a bike for their child toTan•advanced racer who a fit or some OTH TOneeds F L O new gear.• PIVO TH •W

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By Dawn Ritchie | photography by Mike Guibault

The homeowners of this Tollendale Woods property had been eyeing their empty lot for some time. Sandwiched between two homes and secreted away on a quiet street within walking distance of their boat slip, vacant residential land was a rare find in Barrie.

The couple had been mulling building a home from scratch, after a successful gut and renovation of a property in Shanty Bay. Their new dream home would be a bungalow with plenty of room to move and a focus on natural light. They also wanted to be their own designer. Purchasing the land could mean they’d finally get everything they’d ever wanted in a residence. Before breaking ground a big job had to be done, however. It was some serious soul-searching about their family’s needs, lifestyle, and their differing tastes. Both partners admired Frank Lloyd Wright and West Coast designs. They were leaning toward a home with an art gallery sensibility, but it was going to be a merger of traditional and contemporary styles. Design decisions can often reach an impasse in custom builds, especially if partners harbour conflicting tastes. Developers take those decisions out of buyers’ hands, offering cookie

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On the main level, the walls are gallery white with hand-scraped wide-plank engineered hickory flooring by North Country Flooring that adds texture. An oversized walnut island with Caesarstone countertop anchors the open concept floorplan.

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WE WANTED IT TO BE COMFORTABLE AND COZY AND WARM AND INVITING AFTER WORK”

cutter floorplans, but in custom builds the world is your oyster and everything can end up a negotiation. Luckily, compromises can be arrived at that keep all parties content when a good builder listens and comes up with inventive solutions to problems. Caroline and Perry Achtenberg of P.A. Builders in Hawkestone understood that aesthetics and precision would be the guiding principles at each step of the home’s design/build process. Especially after the couple spent an entire day mapping out the configurations of light switches and heating and security controls that would shape their initial view of the home as they entered their sanctuary. “We wanted it to be comfortable and cozy and warm and inviting after work,” the homeowners explained. Their objective was a view from the front door that instantly eased the stresses of the day once they walked through it. To that end, every piece of furniture would need to be meticulously measured in advance and the layout prearranged. A clutter free home was the primary goal. Children were maturing and this was a home advancing quickly toward empty nest status. That inevitability resulted in children’s rooms being situated on the lower level of the bungalow. Two bedrooms and a shared bathroom were set there with direct access to a hangout area designed specifically for them. A spacious lounge, storage chests, pine pub table from Munros, oversized coffee table from Decorium, fireplace and TV were all at their command. The main floor would reflect more adult sensibilities with a vibrant collection of art pieces from Roy Hickling, Ted Fullerton, and Brian Barrer. All electronics, appliances, and other operational household paraphernalia would be tucked away in sleek, accessible compartments. And structural eyesores like vents and power outlets would be deliberately positioned out of sightlines.

CREATING BEAUTIFUL DESIGNS ON AN EVERYDAY BUDGET

"Taking your design dilemma and creating beautiful functioning solutions that inspire on any budget is what I love doing," ~ Darcie Edgar photo: Nat Caron

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 into summer and look forward to our beautiful fall plans approaching us right around the corner, now is the time to freshen up your space with some new decorating ideas.

Darcie Edgar

Interior Decorator 705.734.4061

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ONE DEPARTURE FROM THE CRISPNESS IS FOUND JUST OFF THE FOYER, WHEN YOU TURN INTO THE RUSTIC MUDROOM DIRECTLY AROUND THE CORNER. THERE YOU’LL FIND WEATHERED BARN BOARD AND POLISHED BARN BEAMS TO COLLECT BOOTS AND JACKETS IN A MORE CASUAL SETTING.

The result is a crisp, linear architectural design with light spilling across every inch of floor space through the bank of Pella windows and series of transoms that populate the main level. Though clean and pristine, there’s nothing cold about the design. Warm touches are achieved through punches of colour on feature walls and the organic objets d'art found scattered about the residence. Fibre art sculptures, reindeer antlers and even a stunning paper wasp nest dangling from an aged barn beam in the rec room announce that this is a residence where art is appreciated in all forms. On the main level, the walls are gallery white with hand-scraped wide-plank engineered hickory flooring by North Country Flooring that adds texture. An oversized walnut island with Caesarstone countertop anchors the open concept floorplan. In the kitchen, sparkling white cabinetry and crackle subway tile backsplash by Desert Tile glistens with freshness. Appliances are by JennAir. Kitchen cabinets are by Astro Kitchens. A coffered ceiling directly above the island houses the globe pendants suspended above it, further adding depth and dimension. Below, elegant 7 ¼ inch high baseboards finish the look.

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Fibre art sculptures, reindeer antlers and even a stunning paper wasp nest dangling from an aged barn beam in the rec room announce that this is a residence where art is appreciated in all forms.

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“It’s everything we wanted,� say the homeowners. “Open concept. Big island for entertaining. Contemporary. Everything on one floor.� But it’s the little unseen touches that truly made things special for the homeowners. Like the small nook inside a coat closet’s floor where an unwieldy central vac hose retracts into a holding vessel in the basement below. “It memorizes the coil,� says one of the homeowners. “It’s one of my favourite features.� One departure from the crispness is found just off the foyer, when you turn into the rustic mudroom directly around the corner. There you’ll find weathered barn board and polished barn beams to collect boots and jackets in a more casual setting. The alcove is separated from the foyer by a sliding barn door built from rough pine that was stained and beaten to resemble a similar age. The powder room repeats this look with a weathered wood vanity, striking alligator-styled wallpaper, seeded glass lights and industrial faucets that protrude directly from the wall. Onepiece commodes were chosen for the bathrooms to maintain the home’s artful flair. “For me, everything needs to look like a piece of art,� remarks one of the homeowners. Aesthetics were so important, in fact, that when the debate arose about installing an overhead fan in the master bedroom, the compromise was to install a modern, low profile fan and paint it the same colour as the ceiling so it would blend in. A bulky headboard was also supplanted by a wall treatment that mimicked the look of wood inlays in the great room. Another act of continuity. In keeping with the gallery colour scheme, the master bath is bedecked in cool white veined marble, and complemented by a stream of river rock rolling down the wall of the shower stall and across the floor. A luxurious soaker tub nearby beckons and heated floors and towel racks fortify the spa pampering. The exterior of the residence is a beautiful marriage of natural stone and cedar in a modern style with smoky charcoal coloured brick lining the sides and rear of the structure. For the back patio, which extends directly off the kitchen, the homeowners chose stamped concrete for low maintenance with a covered deck at the ready for all temperatures with embedded fans and heaters at ceiling height. Designing and living in a home which afforded such close proximity to their private marina has been a great joy the homeowners report, but they’re already mulling a new project. Their next build? A Manhattan-styled loft with an industrial motif, exposed concrete, wood beams and exposed metal.

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EMPLOYERS 2018 In 2018, these employers were selected as the top in Simcoe County for the highest number of employees, innovation and commitment to our local communities.

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A Career That Matters Baxter’s employees are united in a mission to save and sustain lives. We are passionate about meeting the needs of the millions of people worldwide who depend on our medically necessary therapies and technologies, and about making a meaningful difference in our communities. We focus on increasing access to healthcare, innovating in crucial areas of unmet need, and pursuing creative collaborations that bring our mission to life for patients every day. Baxter’s employees worldwide are building upon the company’s rich heritage of medical breakthroughs to advance the next generation of healthcare innovations that enable patient care. 46

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Bill Kindou Broker of Record

ill Kindou is proof that one decision can completely change the path of your life . It’s been 25 years since Kindou, who owns Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc. in Barrie, made the decision to leave his job as a postal worker to get his real estate license and he’s never looked back. Kindou purchased Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc. - which opened its doors in 1993 with approximately 40 agents — in 2002. He currently employs approximately 200 people — including 190 agents and 14 staff members in 10 officers within throughout both Simcoe County and Muskoka. He credits that growth and the success of the business and its agents to providing excellent service to all of its clients.

“The brand of Sutton Group is very recognizable. We are one of the largest, 100 per cent Canadian-owned and operated Realty businesses,” he said, adding as an employer, he strives to provide what he calls “tailor-made fees for agents” in order to help them succeed in the industry. “Each sales representatives have a different circumstance (so) I try to individualize things to meet their needs,” he said. “We have about six different splits and we do whatever we can to assist the agent in order for them to stay in the industry and be successful.” He also works hard to make himself available to his agents and staff and provides training to each person himself. Providing his agents with the proper training, as well as ample one-on-one and as a group meetings is an important way to

ensure success, he noted. We have 10 offices spread around Simcoe and Muskoka so agents from other offices will be tied in to group pages and will be aware of all the new listings,” he said. This really opens up the opportunities for both sellers and potential home buyers. If somebody wanted to list a property with Sutton Group Incentive Realty Inc. they can do so knowing it would be with a 100-per cent Canadian-owned company that would give them maximum exposure on not only the MLS system but also throughout all Sutton Groups in Canada that may have interested buyers. “Sutton Group is a Canadian Brokerage with Canadian Agents selling Canadian properties.” Yes we are Canadian and we are not sorry.

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Oetiker is honoured to be recognized as a Top Employer and proud to be connected to the communities we operate in. A special thanks to the greater Simcoe area. Oetiker is honoured to be recognized as a “Top Employer� by Top 100 Businesses in Simcoe County. As a global leader in high-end connecting solutions, we reliably connect important components for industrial applications in a wide variety of industries around the world. With over 1,800 employees in more than 25 countries, we value the communities we operate in and the people we employ. We strive to connect on a human level, providing a workplace with work/life balance, opportunity, diversity and dignity.

Oetiker I 705 435 4394 I oetiker.com

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passion for design and an insatiable need to keep busy is one of the many things that has led to a successful career in real estate for Broker Kristin Cripps. Kristin began flipping homes in Barrie and surrounding area 18 years ago and soon after saw her calling to leave massage therapy and pursue her true passion for real estate. Cripps has proven herself to be not only one of the best real estate agents in Simcoe County, but also in Canada. Prior to opening the doors to her own brokerage, she worked her way to the top and made it to the top one per cent of all agents, and brokerages in Canada. Along with a great team of administrators and sales representatives, Cripps works out of a 3,000 square-foot industrial loft-style office in Barrie’s south end full of exposed beams, rafters, brick walls and lots of barn wood, each and every office different to represent the team’s individualities. Cripps strives to create a fun environment where her staff don’t feel pressured. They have twice-weekly team meetings as well as awarding the monthly “Pink Pineapple Award” to a special staff member where they enjoy lunch and chit chat as well as the award winner gets some bonus cash. “We like to do a lot of team building activities too,” she

explained, adding they often go out for dinner as a group or attend fun events that have included axe-throwing, an escape room, and painting classes. They will also on special events go to cirque de soleil or a winery in Niagara. Despite her driven and competitive nature, Cripps said she never wants to create a sense of pressure with employees of feeling the need to meet quotas or deadlines. “Just as long as everybody is happy then I am happy. It’s a good work environment and pretty laid back,” she said, adding employees have access to both private and group coaching to help them succeed not just in business but also in their personal lives. “Maybe they want to quit smoking or lose weight or run a marathon … I want to help with encouraging success in all aspects of their lives.” Cripps and her team spend a significant amount of time brushing up on industry knowledge and attend numerous seminars each year to ensure they can bring the most up-todate information to each and every client often taking them to different areas throughout North America. “I feel if we don’t learn the new information someone else will. Its sink or swim really. I always feel we need to be growing, learning and expanding ourselves and as a

business,” she said, noting she also works diligently to ensure the success and growth of her team. “It’s pretty simple. To be a leader, I need to make myself better and always be evolving as a Broker.” Together they work as one large team, she noted, adding she prefers to be seen as just another member of the team and not their boss or superior. “I’d rather we are all team members,” she said. “I don’t have a door on my office that way anyone can come and talk to me at any time and we can work through any obstacles that may come up.” We know real estate is most likely the biggest investment of our client’s life time and we want to make sure they feel secure the entire process and even after the transaction. They offer guarantees, so their clients aren’t left holding two mortgages if their homes don’t sell, where they will buy the clients home to make their moving to their dream home possible. They are continuously giving back to the community have five different charities they regularly support and have already given over $25,000 in 2018 to and even throw thank you parties for their clients twice a year.

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YMCA OF SIMCOE/MUSKOKA A Centre of Community Where Everyone Belongs and Thrives

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ore than a health and fitness centre, the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka prides itself on developing a unique ‘centre of community,’ a sense of belonging and providing stability to the neighbourhood. The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka currently serves over 125,000 people in Simcoe County, Muskoka and Parry Sound. With a staff complement of over 1,250 full and part-time staff, combined with over 1,000 volunteers and donors, the YMCA of Simcoe/ Muskoka serves over 30,000 annual members and participants through its eight membership centres in Barrie, Collingwood, Gravenhurst, Innisfil, Midland, Orillia, Parry Sound and Wasaga Beach. It serves over 3,000 child care families across a number of communities; registers 5,000 day campers in addition to 800 residence campers at YMCA Camp Kitchikewana on Beausoleil Island; over 15,000 people through leadership development, outdoor education, and family programs at YMCA Geneva Park; and counsels over 20,000 people in several employment centres, including Huntsville and Parry Sound.

As one of the largest employers of young people in Simcoe County, the YMCA offers more than just a job – it offers a career with a future and the chance to make a lasting difference in the community. Sarah McDonald, Coordinator of School Age Programming at the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka describes working for the Y as truly unique. “One of the many great benefits of working for the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka is the opportunity for career growth. There are a variety of different careers within the organization. There are also many training sessions available to YMCA staff members to help with personal and career growth. The team atmosphere is amazing and the support and collaboration is truly unique. It’s a great place to be!” Rob Armstrong, CEO of the YMCA of Simcoe/ Muskoka says all YMCA programs and services for both employees and members are designed to help individuals grow in mind, body and spirit. “From developing health initiatives with our community partners that target chronic disease, prevention and recovery to improving literacy

and social isolation, the Y provides a diverse and socially inclusive place to work and visit. It’s a place where everyone has the opportunity to get active, participate in community programs, volunteer their time, and feel a connection to their community. That sense of belonging is what truly sets the YMCA apart,” said Armstrong. The YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka has been a registered charity for over 125 years and offers financial assistance to those unable to afford program fees. “Nobody gets turned away at the Y. That’s important and something we are very proud of,” said Armstrong. Future plans for the YMCA of Simcoe/Muskoka include building a new Barrie Y, rejuvenating Geneva Park’s conference facilities, cottages and infrastructure, and developing more strategic collaborations with community partners. “We’re excited about the future and we are very thankful to our staff, community and donors for supporting us and allowing us to continue to build healthy communities today and for generations to come.”

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GOOD PLANNING TAKES TIME Let’s plan our future. Together. RVH is a state-of-the-art regional health centre – the largest hospital in the region at nearly a million square feet - with 450,000 patient visits annually, 2500 staff, 430 physicians, 750 volunteers and a budget of $340 million. As a regional centre RVH provides care for almost half a million people, with half its patients living outside the City of Barrie. “We are continuously seeking the next opportunity to improve care for residents of the region,” says Janice Skot, president and CEO. “We are working hard to provide services and

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programs not currently available, but desperately needed. That’s why we’re excited to have recently opened the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Heart Program and the Simcoe Muskoka Child and Youth Mental Health Program and now we are looking into the future.” In 2012, RVH doubled in size and with no room to build on its current 40-acre Georgian Drive site, RVH is starting to plan for a second site in south Simcoe County. Charting RVH’s course for the future is a

complex and lengthy process; planning and building another hospital could take 20 years. That’s why the health centre has developed a plan that takes a graduated approach to developing a south campus. As a first step, RVH will begin providing some outpatient services in Innisfil’s Rizzardo Health and Wellness Centre when it opens on Innisfil Beach Road in early-2019. Public feedback is critical to the success of this undertaking and residents of the region are invited to join the conversation at rvhplanourfuture.ca.

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New Italian restaurant opens When you walk into Bacio Trattoria, you’re greeted with a smile and great food. “We want people to feel like they’re eating at home with family,” explains chef and owner William Ortiz. And based on high scoring social media reviews, local diners have a soft spot for the family run eatery that focusses on made from scratch cuisine and warm hospitality. Try the Bacio pizza, supli di chicca, gnocchi, risotto or tiramisu. Bacio Trattoria is located at 62 Dunlop St W, Barrie, (705)728-0890.

Summer’s coolest new drink

Just in time for summer, the Georgian Bay Spirit Company has released Cranberry Gin Smash, made with natural lemon, lime, and cranberry flavours, with a hint of coriander. Joining its predecessors, the Gin Smash and Vodka Smash – two of the LCBO’s most popular cocktails-ina-can, the tartness of cranberry perfectly complements the ever-popular Smash taste profile. For more information visit georgianbayspiritco.com.

The ultimate beer gadget

Fizzics’ Waytap is a must-have beer gadget for beer lovers. Why does beer taste so good and fresh from the brewer’s tap, but doesn’t taste nearly as good from a can, bottle or growler? Fizzics micro-foam technology dramatically improves the flavour, taste and mouth-feel of any carbonated beer (bottles and cans). Frizzics’ Waytap is available at fizzics.com or at bestbuy.ca. $179.96.

Barrie brews & bites tour

Spend an afternoon being guided around Barrie discovering the local craft industry and sample some tapas style dishes the breweries are offering. The afternoon stops include Barnstormers Brewing and Distillery, Flying Monkeys Craft Brewery, Redline Brewhouse, plus Heritage Estates Cidery. Saturday August 25. Meet at 11 am at Redline Brewhouse, 431 Bayview Drive, Admission: $115.05 per person, includes private transportation and tour leader. For more information visit brewtours.ca. GoodLife | Barrie July - August 2018

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Korapim (Mink) Adlam Kanchane (Irene) Chu

Tip Top Thai Wellness

My name is Korapin Adlam but everyone knows me as Mink. I am Registered Massage Therapist (RMT) and Traditional Thai Massage Instructor (TTMI). I also have a BBA in accounting which I had before I came to Canada from Thailand in 2008. The idea for starting my Thai massage business began quite accidently really. One evening my husband kept complaining that his back was really sore and I could sense he was in a lot of pain and discomfort. I asked him to lie face down on the floor and he reluctantly said ok. I then stood on his back and massaged him with my feet. After the massage was done he said, “My wife has magical feet!” He could not believe that the pain was virtually gone. Then, he looked at me and said you should open your own business doing what you just did to me. I was super reluctant at first to make such a drastic change in professions, as I truly felt at that Canadians would most likely have no interest in Thai massage.

benefits. This is the main reason I decided to become a registered massage therapist. By becoming registered to practice massage in the province it has allowed me to highlight the healing wonders of traditional Thai massage to so many more people from all over Ontario.

However, my husband finally convinced me to give it a try and with his full support I started my own business in 2012 as a base home studio in Bradford, Ontario. I know massage in Canada is very expensive and many people are discouraged because of the cost involved. Getting a treatment from a holistic practitioner unfortunately is not covered by insurance

Constant urging over the years from our wonderful customers to open a full-time holistic Thai massage business got Irene and I to thinking... hey, let’s do it. On April, 14th 2018 we opened our new business Tip Top Thai Wellness in the city of Barrie, Ontario. Along with offering holistic Thai massage we also offer a variety of other services such as Thai

My partner and best friend is Kannchana Chu but everyone knows her as Irene. She is a holistic practitioner of traditional Thai massage. She graduated from the Traditional Thai Massage Association of Ontario in 2010. She has been passionately developing her skills in Thai massage and spreading her love for it. We first met while we were both working at the CNE during the summer of 2013. We decided a short while after that to be partners as holistic practitioners together. We opened our first Thai massage booth at the 400 Market in Innisfil in Feb. of 2014 and are currently still operating there on weekends with our team of other holistic practitioners of Thai massage.

foot reflexology, Swedish massage, Thai herbal compress, hot stones, and facials. We even teach classes on how to learn Thai massage. Lately, our Thai herbal compress treatment has become quite popular with our clients. It involves massaging the body with herbs from Thailand tied in a muslin cloth, steamed to heat the herbs inside which release their healing properties. The herbs used are (kassumunar, kaffir lime, lemon grass and camphor among others) which helps to soothe muscle pain and stiffness, nourish the skin and also acts as an anti-inflammatory. Plus, they smell wonderful. The heat and herbs together penetrates into the tissues, giving a deeply relaxing yet very gentle massage. Irene and I feel that we at Tip Top Thai Wellness are very unique and different from other wellness businesses. We are also extremely proud of our commitment to our customers feeling of well being. When you feel good, we feel good. Why not book an appointment and start feeling good Thai style? We are always professional, client focused and the best part is we’ll treat you like one of the family. Sincerely yours, Mink And Irene at Tip Top Thai Wellness

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WATERMELON The perfect, juicy treat to cool down with this summer

• Watermelon is comprised of 92 per cent water. This means that eating one cup of watermelon is almost the same as drinking a cup of water. • Watermelon freezes well. Try it instead of ice cubes to cool and flavour water. • You can eat watermelon rind! The white of the rind is nutritious and versatile. Try it in a coleslaw or stir-fry; alternatively preserved as pickles, jerky or kimchi. • Watermelon is the lycopene leader in fresh produce, having higher concentrations of lycopene than any other fresh fruit or vegetable. Proponents of lycopene suggest that it can contribute to overall heart health and even help protect our skin from harmful UV rays. • Watermelon is one of the few natural foods with an abundance of the amino-acid L-Citrulline. Research indicates this helps with good cardiovascular flow for heart health, as well as faster recovery for athletes. • Did you know you can feed up to three dozen people from just one watermelon? An average seedless watermelon yields about 11 cups of fruit when cut into cubes. • Canadians love watermelon! Due to the short local season, we import most of it from the States during the hot summer months. Each year, Canadians buy over 300 million pounds of US watermelon. • Watermelon can be stored uncut at room temperature for seven to 10 days. Once cut, watermelon can be kept fresh in the refrigerator for three to four days in a plastic container or plastic wrap. • Watermelon is fat free, with just 80 calories for a two-cup serving. GoodLife | Barrie July - August 2018

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Watermelon Green Tea

taste | watermelon

A caffeinated take on infused water, this tea is perfect for brunch or an afternoon pick me up. Ingredients 2 cups (500 mL) green tea, homemade or pre-made, store-bought 1 cup (250 mL) watermelon, cubed and frozen Honey, to taste Fresh mint leaves Ice (optional) Instructions Add all ingredients into a pitcher and stir. Add ice if desired.

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Sweet Watermelon Pizza

The hardest part of making this sweet pizza is deciding what toppings to use. Healthy enough for breakfast and sweet enough for dessert, this watermelon pizza will quickly make its way into your weekly meal rotation. Ingredients 1-inch (2.5 cm) thick watermelon round Greek yogurt of choice Berries of choice (blueberries, strawberries, blackberries) Shredded coconut Slivered almonds Mint Instructions Place watermelon on a cutting board and spread yogurt over top to cover. Top with fresh berries, sprinkle with coconut and slivered almonds and garnish with fresh mint.

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WILLIAM AND ELIZABETH ORTIZ

BACIO TRATTORIA 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

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business — 100 percent.” 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 and warm hospitality. Over coffee and Italian biscuits, William and Elizabeth recently sat down with Goodlife to share their story.

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What led you to open an Italian restaurant in Barrie? William Ortiz: It’s a long story [laughs]. 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. Have you always worked as a chef? WO: I have been working in restaurants since I was 15. Cooking is my passion and I have worked in kitchens all over Canada. I have also worked in 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. Elizabeth Ortiz: Even on his days off he is still cooking. He loves making meals for his family, and we can’t get him out of the kitchen. We never eat out [smiles]. Why the name Bacio Trattoria? EO: 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. The decor is fun with lots of colourful retro lighting, and plenty of homages to Italy ranging from shelves full of olive oils, pasta boxes and canned tomatoes to a large painting of the Trevi Fountain. I also like the sliding glass garage door, which creates a patio feel and the open kitchen. WO: We wanted it to feel like home because we spend so much time here, and we wanted it to feel comfortable. The decor is really a mash up of places I have worked in, with elements of some our favourite restaurants in Italy. EO: The painting of the Trevi Fountain reminds me of one of my favourite places in Rome. How would you describe the menu? WO: 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! [laughs]. Since we lived near Rome, we also serve up some Roman specialities like pasta carbonara and supli di chicca (pork and

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Tagliatelle Pomodoro & Shrimp (recipe courtesy of chef William Ortiz) This delicious summer dish is easy to make and ready in 20 minutes. 750 grams tagliatelle all’uovo 500 grams La San Marzano peeled tomatoes 100 grams roasted garlic 150 grams shallots, small dice ½ bunch Italian basil, chopped ½ bunch Italian parsley, chopped ½ bunch chives, chopped 250 ml extra virgin olive oil, plus 1 Tbsp Salt & Pepper to taste 350 grams peeled and deveined tiger shrimp 100 ml white wine Preparation 1. Crush the whole tomatoes with your hands, make them feel your love. Add the roasted garlic, shallots, basil, parsley, chives & extra olive oil. Stir, then add salt & pepper to taste. Let the sauce have fun in the refrigerator for 1 day. 2. Shrimp: Slice the shrimp in half, this way they will look amazing when you saute them. Season with salt and pepper. Have large pan on high heat with 1 Tbsp olive oil, add the shrimp, when ready deglazed with wine. Add the lovely sauce you made the day before. Bring to a quick boil. Take it off the heat. 3. Pasta: Cook the tagliatelle al dente. Mix with the sauce & add a bit more love (extra virgin olive oil). This will give you a nice shine on your fresh and delicious meal. 4. Tips: One of the most important ingredients is love, without it might as well come to BACIO and let us give you all the best we got! Buon Appetito! Serves 5.

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I understand you recommend at least three hours for dinner. EO: 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? WO: 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.

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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Do you cater? EO: Yes, we will close for private parties, or take our food offsite.

beef risotto cakes with mozzarella). Our Roman style pizza features a thin crust. What are some of your most popular dishes? WO: 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? WO: 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 WO: 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. 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.

Do you offer any specials? WO: We have a daily happy hour, from 3 pm to 5 pm, where we offer half price appetizers, and a glass or beer or wine for $5 each. Any future plans you’d like to share? WO: It’s still in the planning stages, but we have some entertainment ideas in the works. On Friday nights, we hope to bring in a DJ for Latin music and salsa dancing. We will move some tables around and create a dance floor. We have the Latin American culture, so why not? [smiles]. We will offer beer specials that night — five beers for $30. Other plans include live Italian music and maybe even a Karaoke night. You have the attention of thousands of local diners, anything else you’d like to add? WO: Kiss your loved ones every day and remember that life is beautiful [smiles]. Bacio Trattoria 62 Dunlop St W, Barrie, ON L4N 1A4 (705) 728-0890 Follow on Facebook & Instagram Closed Mondays, opens daily at 3 pm

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MAIR MILLS ESTATES

Country Living

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MANSFIELD $849,900

Larry Reid

705-443-2351

Sales Representative, Advisor Engel & Völkers Collingwood Muskoka Real Estate Brokerage 15A Hurontario Street Collingwood COLLINGWOOD MUSKOKA BROKERAGE larryreid@rogers.com Each brokerage independently owned & operated Get Over 44 years of local Knowledge working for you! Fantastic family home in prestigious Mair Mills Estates. All brick two storey home boasts over 3000 sq ft of living space, 5 bedrooms 4 baths, open concept Great Room, eat-in kitchen with sliding patio doors to large two-tiered decks overlooking the large private backyard that is professionally landscaped with in-ground sprinklers. Fully insulated two car garage with inside entry and built-in storage shelving and workbench. Views of the ski hills from your front patio and minutes to Blue Mountain Village, shops, theatres, and restaurants in Collingwood. Located on the famous Georgian biking and hiking trails, and steps away from the neighborhood park. Call for full details and personal viewing.

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Executive 5 Bedroom 4 bath Mansfield home that is sure to impress! Soaring 18’ ceilings, gleaming hardwood floors, Entertainer’s kitchen w/ SS appliances + lg island, that walks out to covered deck & expansive 1 acre property. The Master Suite boasts a luxurious 4-pc ensuite and w/in closet, while the fully finished bsmt offers 2 additional bdrms, office, and bright rec room for the kids. Lifetime steel roof for your peace of mind, and a triple car garage for all the toys! Prime location only 20 mins to Orangeville, 40 To Brampton and 15 to Alliston. Book your private showing today!

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162 SUNSET BOULEVARD $799,900

Doug Fraser

Christine Smith

Monika Gibson

Broker www.homesatbluemountain.com christinesmith@royallepage.ca

705-888-0201

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Millennium Inc. Brokerage Independently Owned and Operated

This 5 bedroom home has views to Georgian Bay. Located a short walk to water access, on a 69 X 219 foot lot with a separate 20 X 20 garage. There are 3 bedrooms on he main floor and 2 more large bedrooms on second floor. Enjoy your property from the comfort of your covered front porch or expansive back yard. Call today for your appointment. MLS® 128481

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THE BLUE MOUNTAINS

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RCR Realty, Brokerage

173 Blue Mountain Maples Road

Beautiful views from this renovated home on Lake Eugenia. Sitting on the water in a private cul-de-sac of 35 estate lots with 25 acres of joint ownership in front of the house. Lots of space inside and out to enjoy as a recreational home or for full time living. Only 1.5 hour drive from Toronto, so easily accessible. Area surrounded by downhill and X country skiing, biking and hiking. Excellent for Bass fishing. There are 4 good sized bedrooms, one is on the main level, handy for elderly people, both floors have full bathrooms, the second floor sitting room is a great recreational space which also has amazing views over the lake. The main floor living area looks out to the new deck and on to the lake, there is a beautiful stone fire place in this room, handy for those cosy winter evenings. You could be spending this summer at the Lake!! MLS® 126385

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$1,229,000

Lorne Downey

Melanie Martyn

705- 440-6750

Broker www.lornedowney.com lornedowney@ronanrealty.com

705-725-6439 Ronan Realty. Brokerage Independently Owned/Operated

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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

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Stunning open concept Rembrandt model in the “Award Winning Community of Briar Hill” Backing unto 11th fairway of the Ridge course. Numerous upgrades and a pleasure to show. Offered at $869,000

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Sales Representative HOMELIFE INTEGRITY www.ingridmcneill.com R I ,B Independently Owned And Operated ingridmcneill@gmail.com Perfect home for the growing family. Spacious bedrooms with room for more! The updated kitchen has a walk-out to a brand new rear deck with BBQ cover & gas hook-up. It overlooks a fully fenced yard with lush, mature landscaping that makes this property feel very private. There is space that is prepared for a pool or a patio your choice! The widened driveway allows space for 3 cars parked side-by-side and parking is permitted on the street for guests. You don’t have this option in the newer subdivisions. Freshly painted throughout in neutral tones to suit any decor. Brand new front veranda, carpeting on stairs and Master, electrical switches, LED light fixtures. Inside access to a two-car garage. Lifetime roof with a transferable warranty. New furnace and A/C in 2015. Close to schools, hospital, and all amenities. EALTY NC

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COTTAGE COCKTAILS PARADISE HAS NE VER TASTED BE T TER By Carmelo Giardina

Imagine: you’re at the cottage seated comfortably in your Muskoka chair, enjoying the summer sun, shoes off. (Substitute your own backyard paradise if no cottage is available.) Everything is perfect. Well, almost perfect. You’re missing something. Obviously you need the right beverage to go with those cool looking shades over your eyes and that smile drenched across your face. After all, one of the greatest summertime pleasures is sitting in your favourite outdoor chair with a drink in hand, kicking it into full relaxation mode. The question is, which drink will you choose to fit the occasion? Maybe you need some fresh ideas that suit the summer season. Lucky for you, we’ve got some great options that are simple and easy to craft. Featuring brands that include Casamigos Tequila, Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey, Hayman’s London Dry Gin and Stoli Crushed Pineapple Vodka, these cocktails are delicious and refreshing. Perfect for entertaining with friends and family or just “chilling” on your own, they have summer written all over them! Enjoy your own paradise, and please sip responsibly.

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Winged Pilgrim 1.5 oz Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey .75 oz lemon juice .5 oz simple syrup .25 oz Luxardo Maraschino Liqueur 2 dashes Angostura Bitters 1 cherry Method: This one’s shaken, rolled into a highball glass full of ice and topped with soda water.

Casamigos Watermelon Mint Margarita 2 oz Casamigos Blanco Tequila 1 oz fresh watermelon juice OR 4-5 watermelon chunks (1”) .5 oz fresh lime juice .5 oz simple syrup Mint leaves Optional: 2 dashes Peychauds Bitters Method: Combine all ingredients into a tin shaker. Muddle fruit/herbs and add ice. Shake vigorously for 8-10 seconds then fine strain into a rocks glass and add fresh ice. Garnish with a mint sprig and a watermelon chunk on skewer.

Debonair Collins 1 Part Hayman’s London Dry Gin Juice of half a lemon 2 parts soda water 2 tsp caster sugar Lemon wedge

Irish Mule 2 oz Glendalough Double Barrel Irish Whiskey 1 oz lime juice (or approx. half of a freshly squeezed lime) Ginger beer Mint leaves Method: Fill a copper mug or highball glass with ice, then pour Irish whiskey and lime juice directly into mug/glass. Fill with ginger beer and stir to mix everything together. Garnish with mint leaves and add in your straw.

Stoli Spiked Pineapple Lemonade 2 Cups Stoli Crushed Pineapple Vodka 1 cup lemon juice .75 cup simple syrup Mint leaves Method: In a small pitcher, combine the Stoli Crushed Pineapple Vodka and lemon juice. Sweeten to taste with simple syrup. Pour over ice and top with soda water and mint sprig garnish. Serve to your party guests or save the rest for later!

Method: Add the freshly squeezed lemon juice, sugar and Hayman’s Gin to a highball glass and stir. Add plenty of cubed ice and stir again. Top with soda water and stir for a final time. Garnish with a lemon wedge.

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Condo living Orininal ower 990 sq. ft. second floor two bedroom condo, open concept w/o to covered balcony with BBQ area, in – suite laundry with extra storage includes five appliances, locker, C – air and gas heat and ellevator , pet friendly walking distance to four malls, grocery stopres, restaurants and transit, easy access to hwy 400 and RVH hospital. Come and enjoy the worry free lifestyle.

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Lovely 3 bedroom 2 bath all Brick home. Combination living room dining room with wood flooring, modern kitchen with loads of cupboards, newer counter top and small pantry. Ceramic tile floor, Hall and bedrooms with oak hardwood, Basement with laundry, large family room with gas fireplace and 4th bedroom with 2 pc en-suite. Fantastic lot 52 X 165. 10 year new over sized garage 16 X 20 with 100 amp service, gas wall heater Garage doors on both ends. Beautiful landscaped grounds, driveway holds 7 cars easily Separate side entrance to the basement easily to in law. 200 amp breakers.

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$635,000 Stunning Custom Built Ranch Bungalow Private 2 Acre treed lot offers tons of privacy. This home features 3 bedrooms 2 gorgeous baths, an open plan living room and kitchen, with cathedral ceilings, tile floors. The kitchen offers cherry wood cabinets with granite counters, double ovens, under mount lighting, 2 glass cabinets with lighting, tons of cabinets, pull out drawers, an expansive island, perfect space for entertaining. Cozy up in the living room to the propane fireplace. Large closets in every bedroom. Custom blinds throughout the home. Relax in your screened porch. The back yard is tree lined and very private with tons of space to play, plenty of room for a pool, walk-out from living to patio. This home includes a 728 sq ft garage with in floor heating. This home is spectacular.

$549,900 Set On A Large 100’ x 200’ Lot In a Countryside Neighbourhood Just Mins From Barrie. This 1300+ sq.ft. side split offers 3 bedrooms, large living/Dining room combo with hardwood floors, eatin kitchen, Oversized Double Car Garage and extra long driveway. Don’t miss this one!

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Acclaimed Resort Mauna Lani in Hawaii is getting a $100-million-plus facelift. The vacation destination has joined the Auberge Resorts Collection to be completely re-envisioned, celebrating the heritage, beauty and harmony of the big island of Hawaii. As part of the redesign, the total number of hotel rooms will be reduced, and dramatic ocean-front and ocean-view suites offering panoramic coastal views will be added. The resort will reopen next year. maunalani.aubergeresorts.com

London calling

Planning a trip to the UK just got easier. Marriott International has announced its plans to debut the Westin brand in the United Kingdom. Situated in the heart of England, the Westin London City is set to open in 2020 and will boast a prime spot on the riverfront. The hotel’s 220 guest rooms are designed to offer a nature-inspired respite. Two new locations are also opening in Malaysia and the Maldives. westin.com

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BRING:

A good beach book. Your balcony, the spa, the lake — there are so many places at Deerhurst that are the perfect spot to enjoy a good read.

TREAT YOURSELF:

To the spa, of course! Enjoy a pedicure and request champagne and chocolates.

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Live music every Friday and Saturday at Compass Grill and Bar, featuring the area’s best talent! Tapas, cocktails and live music, the perfect evening out.

MUSKOKA ‘GIRLS’ GETAWAY LUXE DINING, BEAUTIFUL ACCOMMODATIONS AND RUSTIC MUSKOKA STYLE AT DEERHURST RESORT By Shannon Mastaler

Muskoka — known as Ontario’s ‘Hamptons’ — is a prime summer destination. With hundreds of lakes, rustic appeal, beaches, great shopping and dining, golf, boating and fireside evenings, it’s no wonder Muskoka is the destination of choice for cottagers, campers and summer vacationers. This summer, why not forego a weekend at the cottage for a weekend of pampering with your best girlfriends? Why not dine lakeside, be pampered at the spa and enjoy a classic Muskoka getaway? That’s just what I had in mind when I planned a getaway with my best girlfriends at Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville. Off we went heading north to Hunstville. Girls’ weekend underway! Good friends, good music and a few stops along the way make for a great start. You can’t help but get in the cottage and vacation mood as

you head up the 400 and onto Hwy. 11 North. Passing Webers (well, not passing… stopping, of course, for a famous burger) is a tradition when en route to cottage country, as well as the Muskoka Store, which always draws us in with its rustic log exterior, brightly coloured canoes and famous moose. Inside, we can’t resist a few purchases — this is, after all, a classic Muskoka vacation! As the highway views go from city to town, to gleaming rocks, towering pine trees and crisp country air, we start to relax and unwind as Muskoka begins to take us over. Entering Huntsville, we stop for a couple hours and stroll the streets and shops, enjoying a refreshing beverage on a patio at one of the local restaurants. The town is oozing with charm and summer memories. We enter the Deerhurst property and check in, welGoodLife | Barrie July - August 2018

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comed by the large, warm and rustic lobby. Decorated with canoes and paddles, it’s just what you’d expect from a five-star, classic Muskoka resort. We are shown to our accommodations, one of the resort’s condos. The suite offers a kitchenette, fireplace and balcony overlooking beautiful Peninsula Lake. This is where we unwind, enjoy a chilled glass of wine and a few laughs. The property is large and beautifully manicured. There’s so much to enjoy, but the top of our list is relaxation, so for us, the weekend will include a visit to the spa, the beach, dining and getting much-needed R and R! With four dining destinations, there’s no shortage of places to indulge in a great meal at Deerhurst. Discover the tempting tastes of Muskoka, where eating local is a top priority! Seasonally, Deerhurst harvests its own honey, herbs, shiitake mushrooms and maple syrup right at the resort, and supports local Ontario farmers. The food is fresh, flavourful and beautiful. We head to Eclipse for our first meal — a delicious breakfast buffet. With a luxurious selection of breakfast goodies, and sweeping views of the lake, this is the perfect place to start the day. We then head off to the Amba Spa for a full day of pampering bliss. We begin with pedicures, where we enjoy a glass of cool champagne and strawberries, followed by massages and facials. With a calming ambiance, lovely staff and relaxing amenities (check out the steam room!), our day is just what a bunch of busy women need. We lazily stroll back to our rooms to take in the view before getting ready for dinner. Summer evenings at Deerhurst are just as alive as summer days. As the sun sets, candles are lit, fire pits are started and music begins. There are multiple dining options including The Antler Steakhouse, where the menu highlights a variety of AAA Canadian steaks and is brimming with locally sourced ingredients. The wine list is perfectly designed to match the menu that showcases and complements Muskoka’s glorious bounty. Overlooking the historic canal between Fairy and Peninsula Lakes, this log house-style restaurant offers the perfect Muskoka dining experience. While The Antler is tempting, we opt for Compass Grill and Bar. Centrally located just steps from the lobby, the restaurant features a tapasstyle menu where sharing is encouraged and locally sourced ingredients are highlighted. The casual atmosphere is just what we want, with a menu offering mains and tapas-style dining; it’s the perfect spot for a fun girls’ night out, especially as the live music starts up (offered on weekends). The menu has a selection of tapas including spicy steamed edamame, PEI mussels, charcuterie

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roam | weekender plates, smoked bacon lollipops, lamb meatballs and more. Mains include favourites like seafood paella, pork tenderloin, trout and so much more. There’s something for everyone, including an impressive wine list. After lots of laughs, a delicious and very elegant meal, wine and great music, our night is a success. We stop in front of the firepit outside the lobby for a few minutes before heading back for a restful slumber, in the luxe linens in our beautiful and comfortable room. The morning brings another day of sunshine. With the lake sparkling, it’s inviting us for a dip. We spend the day exploring the grounds and taking in the lake. But there’s so much to do at Deerhurst, like the newly-created escape cabins, indoor pool and hot tub area, golf, hiking, boat tours, watersports, fishing, boating and just about every other watersport you can imagine. As we pack our bags and head home, we’re left feeling relaxed and extremely fortunate to be able to enjoy the very best of Muskoka’s beauty while being pampered. Deerhurst, we will see you again next year! Deerhurst Resort in Huntsville.

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Ours is a welcoming dental practice. When you are a patient, you are part of our family. I think it’s the homey feel of our practice, because it’s in a house and not a strip mall.

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I stood on the terrace outside the villa at White Pearl and watched sunrise gild the quiet bay in front of me. Birds called from nearby branches, monkeys chattered in the distant Casuarina trees and waves rolled with a soothing regularity onto the wide white beach. Even this early, the sun warmed my shoulders and the air seemed charged with ozone, maybe a hangover from last night’s rain. Flowers shone white and pink and yellow against dark foliage. “This can’t get any better,” I thought. And then it did. A discrete “good morning” announced that breakfast had arrived and within a few minutes, our butler – our private butler! – had laid out breakfast in the shady part of the terrace. It was going to be a memorable day. My daughter Allie and I had arrived late the night before after long hours of travel. She had flown in from London, England, and I from Canada via Cape Town and Johannesburg. We were looking forward to a rejuvenating retreat from our busy lives, and some much needed mother-daughter time. White Pearl was the ideal place for both.

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WHITE PEARL IS A LUXURY PROPERTY PROMISING AN ESCAPE FULL OF PAMPERING AND ADVENTURE.

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Located on the curve of a protected bay on Mozambique’s Lagoon Coast, about 100 km south of the capital city of Maputo, White Pearl is a luxury property promising an escape full of pampering and adventure. There are 21 individual villas built into the hillside overlooking a two-kilometre long beach and almost camouflaged by the jungle. Each villa is sleekly modern in design, completely private and blessed with splendid views of the In-

dian Ocean. All have a generous deck with private plunge pool and interiors that are elegantly spacious and airy. The White Pearl aesthetic is a kind of ‘beach club cool,’ with lots of blues and whites, natural wood finishes and scrubbed floors. Like most of Mozambique, it reflects the influence of African, Arabic and Portuguese style. Public rooms echo the same look, classically relaxed, uncluttered and

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Custom Basement Finishing sophisticated, with Mozambican art and handcrafts as accents. It’s as restful on the eyes as it is on the spirit. Each villa is assigned its own butler who oversees all of your needs, helps you schedule your day and makes sure that whatever you want to do is made possible. Helder, our personal butler, returns after breakfast to help us plan our stay. We both want to do a horseback ride along the beach, try the marine safari, do a coastal marine walk and maybe do some sea kayaking. “I would suggest the early morning for your beach ride,” Helder tells us. “It can get very warm as the day goes on, and the horses are happier when it is cooler. I can arrange that for 9:30.” “Also, there is a surprise planned for you for lunch – it will be wonderful. Then you might need a rest.” Together we plan how we will spend our days, even fitting in treatment sessions in the spa. It is effortless, uncomplicated — so exactly what we need right now. Most of us thrive on the complexity of modern life, but to step out of the buzz, just for a few days, is sometimes a re-energizing necessity, and White Pearl is ideally designed for that purpose. There is Internet, and large screen TVs — but the pull of the view from the terrace makes those things somehow less important. Although all the means for connectivity are there, disconnecting in this paradise is irresistible. Our beach ride is a slow and leisurely one at first, with nobody else on the beach but us. The return trip is an energizing gallop — even the horses are eager to get back for lunch. The surprise Helder has promised is a picnic on the beach, just feet from the edge of the Indian Ocean. Under gauzy white curtains, the table is laid with china and silverware, and tantalizing food — fat local prawns, chicken with piri piri sauce, crab curry, grilled vegetables and rich Portuguese custard tarts. The following days unfold like a dream. We put on wet suits and climb into motorized dinghies to sail along the coast and snorkel in the clear turquoise water. In a curated stroll along the beach the resident marine expert gives us insight into the many organisms that proliferate in the rocks and coral, revealing a whole world in microcosm. One of the unique offerings at White Pearl is the beach to bush excursion. Guests arise early — around 5 a.m. — fresh coffee is provided, and

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then we head to the Maputo Elephant Reserve to experience a real African safari. Mid-morning breakfast is served from the back of the safari jeep, and there’s the possibility of sighting elephants, giraffes, warthogs, zebra, rare black-backed antelope and rich bird life. The return to White Pearl is timed so that lunch can be enjoyed, then there’s the matching thrill of a different kind of safari — on the ocean, which can include whale watching, dolphin sightings, snorkeling and scuba diving along the pinnacle reef; the perfect way to do it all in one day. If the timing is right, guests can witness the nesting behaviours of the endangered loggerhead and leatherback turtles. The resort spa, located above the villas and with views of the Indian Ocean, is small but provides all of the usual treatments, plus some that are unique. The African Rungu massage uses ancient African warrior sticks to deliver long, deep pressure — ideal for relieving stiff or tired muscles. The Jewel of Africa Massage employs a coconutscented balm for a calming, restorative treatment. We loved the beach bar, an informal place, sparkling white and perched oceanside, where we gather for a glass of wine before dinner or to grab a casual tapas lunch before an afternoon of sunbathing. The oversized daybeds and loungers that line the pool and overlook the beach are hard to resist, and just steps away is the pool bar, which serves signature cocktails all afternoon. The cool comfort of the Reading Room is ideal for a high tea, and the large telescope in the corner gives you an evening view of the vast African sky and its stars. We have dinner one night in formal style in the high-ceiling dining room, and on another we’re served casually on the deck. Guests can also arrange to have their butler deliver a private dinner to their villa. Food is a surprising and delicious blend of fla82

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vours, with a strong Portuguese influence married with local ingredients. Freshly caught seafood and tropical fruits and vegetables from the on-sight gardens mean that our meals are both tasty and healthy. In the boma, at sunset, we are treated to local music and dance performed by some of the villagers who live nearby. The resort is committed to employing and educating local villagers, supports ecological initiatives in the area and champions Mozambique culture. Mozambique is an emerging tourism experience, but getting there is easier than one might think. The country suffered for years through civil wars, but since the 1990s has been rebuilding infrastructure and developing its tourism offerings. Getting to White Pearl Resort is now easy. Flights from Johannesburg to the capital city of Maputo are frequent and the resort will collect you from the airport in their signature white 4x4s. When we took the drive, it was a four-hour trip through country market towns and countryside — a dusty and rather long drive that landed us at the resort well after dark. As of May 2018, the completion of the new Catembe bridge will shorten the drive to 90 minutes. I'd recommend the much quicker, and more exciting, alternative — to get to or from the resort by helicopter. Allie and I returned to Maputo on the helicopter, a 30-minute flight, with some majestic views of the coastline along the way. Fixed wing flights also connect the resort with Kruger National Park, so guests can enjoy a classic safari in Kruger and then fly to White Pearl for a tranquil beach vacation to rest up from those early morning safari expeditions. This was the ideal spot for Allie and I to share a relaxing getaway, but is perfect for a honeymoon, a romantic escape or a family vacation. I would love to come back sometime with the whole family. Romance, privacy, total indulgence and adventure in a remote location are all here at the Pearl of the Indian Ocean, along with the exotic flavours of Africa. It's a place where you can step out of the world for a while and recharge in luxurious tranquility.

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You will need to purchase a visa for Mozambique ($50 US), which you can do at the airport. Malaria medication is recommended. www.whitepearlresorts.com

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Squash is an excellent form of fitness for all ages. Did you know the Barrie Athletic Club is the city’s only private, full service squash, fitness and martial arts club? With 20,000 square feet of facilities, this club is home to squash leagues three nights per week. Along with squash, you can enjoy the equipment in the fitness centre, as well as classes like tabata, kettlebell and karate, to name a few. Complete your workout in the sauna, steam room or whirlpool. barrieathleticclub.com

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You probably know blueberries (summer’s best candy) are a source of fibre and vitamin C, but did you know they’re also rich in special antioxidants called anthocyanins? Research has linked anthocyanins to numerous health benefits, including increased longevity, cardiovascular health and even cancer prevention! Enjoy fresh blueberries while they are in season in Ontario from July through September.

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1% of Canadians suffer from celiac disease, where the absorptive surfaces of the intestines are damaged by gluten. In addition, about 6% of Canadians experience non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). Typically, gluten sensitivity is associated with similar symptoms to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) (e.g., bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, foggy thinking, etc.). For those suffering with celiac disease, avoiding gluten is necessary and for those with NCGS avoiding gluten is a beneficial option to help eliminate uncomfortable symptoms. However, for the vast majority of people avoiding gluten doesn’t make your diet any healthier. In fact, many gluten free products are higher in fat, sugar, salt, and low in fibre, B vitamins, iron and zinc. Sometimes food marketing tricks us, we hear gluten free or anything ‘free’ and associate it with healthy. The sad reality is a gluten free cookie, is still a cookie!

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What is the keto diet and should I be following it? The ketogenic (keto) diet is a high-fat, lowcarb, moderate protein way of eating. In simplest terms, following the keto diet will put your body in a metabolic state known as ketosis. In this state your body is using fat as its primary source of fuel (instead of glucose) and producing ketone bodies. What are ketones? Ketones are a natural form of energy made from fat that is used by the body and brain. They are produced in the liver when fat is broken down to be used as energy. When attempting to achieve ketosis and become ‘ketoadapted’ many people measure the amount

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Own A Home & Need Money? TAKE H O M E ME SSAG E: FOCU S O N T H E PORTI O N AN D THE QUAL IT Y O F YOU R G R AIN S of ketones being produced, this can be done through urine strips, blood tests, or even a breath meter. Why are people following this diet? The ketogenic diet has been proven to be effective for weight loss, but there are also claims around its ability to prevent and treat certain chronic diseases. It should be noted that keto diet has been utilized in the medical community for years now, especially in the treatment of child epilepsy. However, this doesn’t work for everyone and should be done with the support of a health professional. In addition to its epilepsy claims it has also been linked to autism, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. Although some research has found links between improvements in these conditions and following a keto diet, they have also found links between other diets and their ability to support such disease states. Unfortunately, there is no evidence to suggest that a keto diet can cure any disorders or diseases (its not that simple). What about for weight loss? Many individuals following a keto diet tend to lose weight. It’s likely related to the combination of reduced caloric intake and overall satiety (the high fat diet helps keep you satisfied post meals). However, can these individuals keep the weight off? There is very little research to support the long term results of following a keto diet and whether or not that leads to more sustainable weight loss than someone following another form of a diet (e.g., reduced calories or low-carb). I believe that finding a diet that works for your lifestyle (that can be followed long term) is the true key to successful weight loss. Although the keto diet might work in the short term, can you sustain it…or will you?

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In 2004, Barrie’s former Molson Brewery was a landmark to Hwy. 400 drivers. But for those secretly growing 30,000 marijuana plants within its walls, it was a cash cow about to go bust. Want the whole story? Catch Northern Lights, a hilarious heist-comedy by Alex Dault. Presented by Theatre by the Bay at Five Points Theatre. July 18 – 28. Tickets 705-739-4228 or www.theatrebythebay.com/ northern-lights.

Barenaked at Burl’s Creek

Fresh from being inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame, the Juno awardwinning Barenaked Ladies bring their signature upbeat songs to Burl’s Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte on July 22 at 7 p.m. No doubt tunes from their new album “Fake Nudes” will be in the line-up. Tickets are $49, $59 and $99 (plus service fees) at www.eventbrite.ca.

Snack, Sip, Savour & Swig

Thirsting for fine local beverages and cuisine? Head for the Medley Food & Drink Festival, Barrie’s three-day lakeside food, drink and entertainment extravaganza. Drop by Friday for Barrie’s Best Cocktail Competition and come back for Caesar Sunday. With car and boat shows, a Kids Zone and stellar live bands, this Festival delivers maximum fun. July 20 – 22. Southshore Centre & Park. Tickets at medleyfestival.com.

Ontario’s favourite folk music festival

A summer staple for 58 years, the Mariposa Folk Festival returns with over 100 musical performances staged by the shores of Lake Couchiching in Orillia’s Tudhope Park. Heading the melodic roster are Walk Off the Earth, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Larkin Poe, Alan Doyle, Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets and Bahamas. Camping is available onsite. Children under 12 admitted free with ticket-holding adult. Tickets at www.mariposafolk.com.

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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

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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 92

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HOMESTEAD ARTISAN BAKERY + CAFE Homestead Artisan Bakery and Cafe specializes in artisan sourdough breads and baked goods, crafted by hand in small batches. 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; our custom house blend was created for us by Creemore Coffee Company. Our lunch menu includes fresh deli-style sandwiches, seasonal soups, salads and fresh baguette with flavoured butters and seasonal preserves. A sweet selection of classics done right will be baked fresh daily; cookies, croissants, scones and squares. We’re Moving! New Dunlop St. E. Location OPENING SOON!

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RIPE JUICERY Cold Pressed Juices • Parfaits • Superfood & Acai Bowls • Sandwiches & Salads • Smoothies • Treats

RIPE is a cold pressed organic Juicery specializing in hand crafted smoothies, organic cold pressed juices, cleanse programs, locally sourced salads and raw foods. At RIPE we pride ourselves on our commitment to organic produce, glass bottles, and locally sourced produce. Ripe Juicery, Barrie | ripejuicery.ca

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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! New double tiered patio out back overlooking the water & Dunlop St patio now open. 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 Parisian-themed 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.

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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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DANNY’S FISH AND CHIPS We make the extra effort to hand-cut our chips and fillet our fish daily! Our Fresh Alaskan Halibut and chips is hand sliced fresh, just minutes before it reaches your plate. Our English style fish and chips are made from an old secret recipe (thinly battered) and passed down through generations and served alongside our famous home-cut fries. Just one bite and you’ll be hooked! We don‘t just claim to be the best, we prove it through honest workmanship and genuine caring. Voted “Your Favourite Fish & Chip Restaurant” in Barrie and celebrating 40 years this September!

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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

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!

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Disco Gala for Rainbows for All Children Canada was held at Liberty North on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Rainbows Gala Committee:

BOTTOM: Gala Coordinator, Alyssa Romualdi of Alyssa & Co. Events; Andrea Urban of Premiere Mortgages; Beverley Thompson; Rainbows Canada Director of Communications & Special Events, Brenda Cockburn

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crowd RS Divas' Disco Dancers

TOP: Rainbows Canada National Director, Kimberly Thomson, Title Sponsor, Brian Galbraith; Nicole Seguin-Galbraith; Stacey Kost of Simply Design

Stacey Kost owner of Simply Design, Adriano Santos, Nilton Teixeira, Mildred Gonzalez, John Brassard, MP for Barrie-Innisfil and his wife Liane Brassard

Eva Lehr, Roger L’Ecuyer, Brenda Fairhead, Angie McLeod and Dee Floyd.

Gilda’s Club Lakeside Party Featuring GLASS TIGER

Red Door Sponsors Barrie Ford, Barrie Chrysler and 400 Chrysler with Glass Tiger at VIP meet and greet.

Glass Tiger

Scarlet Sponsor Jeff White Group / Jeff’s Junk with Glass Tiger at VIP meet and greet.

sweet treats by cupCAKE

savory scones by J’Adore Fine Cheese

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The margarita is perhaps the most mysterious cocktail of all, as no one really knows the true story of its origin. Theories abound, from its creation for glamorous showgirl Marjorie King (she was allergic to all other spirits except tequila) to the belief that it was named for Rita Hayworth in Tijuana in the 1940s (Rita’s real name was Margarita Cansino). But perhaps the most plausible explanation is that this concoction of salt, lime and tequila was an evolution of a popular Mexican recipe already in existence. But whoever’s idea it was, its delicate balance of sweet lime with a kick of salt, citrus and tequila has made it one of the world’s most popular cocktails. Check into the Nizuc Resort & Spa in Cancun, and try a delectable margarita created by the hotel’s in-house mixologists.

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The most refreshing accessory of the season is an ice-cold drink in hand. According to a recent study by Booking.com, 37 per cent of Canadian travellers plan to incorporate new food and drink destinations into their travel plans this year. To help select destinations that match Canadians’ libation faves, we’ve researched the history behind some of the world’s most delicious cocktails.

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Gin and tonic in the UK

A good G&T works at any time of year but add a slice of cucumber and a sprig of rosemary for a refreshing twist on a classic. Or play around with other garnishes and flavours; whether it’s a dash of lime, rhubarb syrup or a lychee thrown in, this is a very versatile drink with a crisp, clean and smooth taste. It was invented to cure and prevent malaria in the ranks of the British Army in India but has evolved to become one of Britain’s favourite tipples. Stay at the luxurious Portobello Hotel, just a few minutes’ walk from London’s Ginstitute, a dedicated gin venue with an exhaustive G&T menu.

Mojito in Cuba

The origin of the mojito is hotly contested; some believe this rum, lime, sugar and mint concoction was invented by African slaves in Cuba’s sugar cane fields. Others claim it was created to cure a scurvy epidemic on board the fleet of Elizabethan mariner, Sir Francis Drake, while in the Caribbean. But provenance aside, this timeless cocktail was bound to become well-known and got its first glimpse of fame as the favourite tipple of writer Ernest Hemingway. One Havana Bar – La Bodeguita del Medio – claims to be a regular haunt of Hemingway, with an inscription of ‘My mojito in La Bodeguita, My daiquiri in El Floridita’ in his handwriting framed on the wall. Casa Habana Flores is a historic homestay just one minutes’ walk from La Bodeguita.

Pisco sour in Peru

As with most popular cocktails, there are several claimants to the pisco sour’s creation. Though Chileans feel differently, Peruvians maintain that combining pisco (an amber-coloured South American brandy) with egg whites, sugar syrup, lime juice and then garnishing with Angostura bitters, was their idea. The story goes that American bartender, Victor Morris, moved to the Peruvian capital of Lima in the 1920s and opened the wood-panelled Morris bar, which first served this local twist on the classic whiskey sour cocktail. With a complex sweet and sour flavour, this frothy, citrusy spring drink is nectar of the gods. A stay at the Country Club Lima Hotel, a mansion hotel whose saloon bar serves a mean pisco sour, will help you experience this local favourite.

Bee’s knees in the USA Mimosa in France Supposedly created to mask the pungent bathtub gin of the Prohibition era in the USA, the bee’s knees has matured into a sophisticated cocktail perfect for summer. It’s a mixture of gin, lemon and honey – sometimes with a splash of orange juice and a spiral of orange peel on top. Honey wasn’t a traditional cocktail ingredient at the time, but it was discovered that it adds a pleasant floral element to this otherwise simple drink. Stay at Concord’s Colonial Inn in Massachusetts, a 7-minute drive from Woods Hill Table; this farm and restaurant grows its own produce and has a delightful honeysuckle gin and organic honey bee’s knees cocktail on the menu.

Dreamed up by a bartender named Frank Meier, the world’s first mimosa was served at the Ritz Hotel in Paris circa 1925. Containing orange juice, Champagne and a teaspoon of Grand Marnier or triple sec, its refreshing, light and sweet flavour have made it one of the most popular beverages to accompany a Sunday brunch. It was no doubt inspired by the similar Buck’s Fizz cocktail – invented at the Buck’s Club in London in 1921 – which uses twice as much Champagne as orange juice and was apparently intended to provide club members with a dignified excuse for drinking alcohol before lunch.

Americano in Italy

This Italian cocktail dates back to the 1860s, when its creator Gaspare Campari first added it to the menu at his Milan bar. It you haven’t yet tried Campari (Italy’s national drink), then this cocktail is a good way to ease yourself in; the bitter taste of the liqueur is complemented by sweet vermouth and softened with soda water, making an invigorating spring-like drink. Check into the luxurious and fashionable Room Mate Giulia, right in the city centre where you’ll find endless Campari bars.

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recipe courtesy of Loblaws

Garlic Herb Shrimp and Pesto Crostini

DIRECTIONS

These grilled crostini are ideal for backyard summer hangouts. You can prep the tomatoes and grill the baguette ahead of time, then toss the shrimp on the grill once everyone is ready to start snacking. The number of shrimp in each package varies from 12 to about 15, so try to cut the baguette into the same number of slices as there are pieces of shrimp.

2. Preheat grill to medium heat. Brush both sides of baguette slices with remaining 1 tbsp oil, dividing evenly. Arrange in single layer on grill. Cook, turning once, until grill-marked, about 4 minutes. Transfer to large plate. Set aside.

Per serving (1 crostini): 80 calories, fat 4 g (1 g of which is saturated), sodium 160 mg, carbohydrate 9 g, fibre 0 g, sugars 0 g, protein 3 g INGREDIENTS 1 cup (250 mL) PC® Axiany Cherry Tomatoes (about half 255 g pkg), chopped 2 tbsp (25 mL) olive oil, plus additional for oiling grill 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh basil Pinch (0.5 mL) salt Half baguette, sliced diagonally into 1/4-inch/5 mm thick rounds (12 to 15 slices) 1 pkg (340 g) frozen PC® Garlic & Herb Grilling Raw Butterflied Shrimp 2 tbsp (25 mL)PC® Pesto 98

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1. Stir together tomatoes, 1 tbsp oil, basil and salt in small bowl. Set aside.

3. Brush grill with oil. Arrange frozen shrimp, shell side down, in single layer on grill. Close lid and cook over medium heat, turning halfway through cooking time, until opaque throughout and shells are pink, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to separate large plate; remove and discard shells. 4. Spread pesto over top of baguette, dividing evenly. Top with shrimp and tomato mixture, dividing evenly. Chef’s Tip: No barbecue? Arrange baguette slices in a single layer on a baking sheet and drizzle with oil; bake in 400°F (200°C) oven, flipping baguette once, until crispy and light golden, about 6 minutes. Set aside. Arrange shrimp, shell side down, in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet; bake in 450°F (230°C) oven until opaque throughout and shells are pink, 10 to 12 minutes.

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