Growing up in poverty in England travelling the world in the Second World War missing out on the career he had hoped for and finding the love of his life all treasured memories Doug has left as a lasting legacy for his family. More
There is nothing better on a hot summer day than spending time with friends gathered on a patio, cold drink in hand. The grill master fires up the barbecue promising a feast of fresh salads, burgers, chicken, steak and more. In this special Summer Grilling feature we asked the experts at Napoleon Home Comfort to share some of their favourite recipes with our GoodLife readers. From grilled vegetables, to a sweet dessert, there is no reason to waste one minute in the kitchen. Enjoy! More
With three-and-a-half acres of land, there's no need for a cottage in addition to this gorgeous residence. Patrick Anderson and Lisa Oerton, have it all within the convenience of their backyard. The resort-like backyard features a swimming pool with a cabana and a seating area beneath the shed. There are, of course, a couple lounge chairs to relax by the pool. Read More..
You're sitting in your favourite chair by the fire. Etta James can be heard in the background, as you're about to enjoy a glass of your favourite wine. You pour a glass and swirl it around in the glass for 30 seconds. You take the first sip, letting it spread all through your pallet. When it's at the bottom of your mouth, you breath in. Read More..
Personal stylists aren't just for celebrities Local fashionistas will shop for you, reinvent your closet and offer style secrets to keep you looking your best Read More..
Rustic meets modern in this dream home located just minutes to the amenities of Collingwood, yet far enough away to escape the hectic nature of living right in town. Read More..
An updated codrington bungalow offers designer style in desirable location Read More..
David Elphick and his ski buddies decided to kick their annual alpine vacation up a notch. We wanted guaranteed powder and an adventure, says the 50-year-old Toronto-based engineer (and this journalist's brother). We considered heli-skiing, but at $750 to $1,000 per day, the cost was just too prohibitive. Read More..
It's that time of year again. The holidays are over, your pants are fitting a bit tighter, and it's getting more difficult to get out of bed in the morning. January offers the perfect time to renew ourselves and break bad habits. For some, renewal may mean getting back on a healthy track. For others, however, it means finally undertaking long overdue lifestyle changes. There are plenty of options out there to get fit but with each of us having different schedules, interest and levels of endurance, deciding which one is best can be more challenging than the first workout. We've looked at three of the new choices available in Barrie to inspire those who are putting together a plan to get off that couch. Read More..
We've all had those moments when our lives just seem to have become too complicated, too crazy, too scattered. Coming home and closing the door helps, but it is too easy for the working life to intrude. The solution? A getaway home, far enough away that the tendrils of day-to-day demands cannot easily reach. For one couple, that getaway home is a large chalet nestled at the foot of Blue Mountain in Collingwood. The chalet had great bones but needed a facelift, and the couple turned to the firm of Barnard Speziale Design Associates to transform their ski country bolt hole into the perfect retreat. Read More..
With its charm, history and kind residents Cookstown is a quiet village that feels like home to anyone who enters. Whether hiking the Trans Canada Trail or strolling down beautiful Queen Street, Cookstown is a sight to be seen The community's story begins 165 years ago. Read More..
Come winter, the local Georgian Bay area is likely to be a lock to have the right stuff of the white stuff to indulge a new twist on a traditional pastime. Read More..
It's an old-time Christmas tradition. Bundled up in toque and mitts, with snow crunching underfoot, rosy-cheeked children and their smiling parents head off into the woods to embrace the frosty majesty of the winter landscape and select that most important holiday symbol, the Christmas tree. Read More..
Do you need some inspiration for gift ideas? Here are seven unique presents ranging from eco-friendly, altruistic, sentimental and creative to downright whimsical for those special people on your list. Happy shopping! Read More..
Cooking classes, gardening & more ideas for this gift giving season Read More..
For many people, the holiday season often means packing on a few unwanted pounds. And no wonder with goodies available at work, family gatherings and parties, it's hard not to splurge. But festive eating doesn't have to mean tipping the scales. Read More..
Quin Kirkpatrick has pencil in hand, a blank piece of paper in front of her and is deep in thought. Read More..