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I recently discovered a website called “Stay at Blue Mountain”. To sum it up , they rent out chalets that are equipped with luxury appointments and are perfect to accommodate families, large groups, team building retreats or executive getaways.

The chalets are within walking, or skiing distance, of the Blue Mountains activity area. Not to mention, that these large chalets sleep between 16 and 20 guests and are equipped with EVERYTHING YOU need. From indoor and outdoor swimming pools, hot tubs, fireplaces, barbecues, air conditioning, saunas and WIFI…they have a chalet to suit your needs.

It was a tough choice but we selected the SUMMIT RIDGE chalet which offered 8 bedrooms, 2 “common areas” with flat screen TV’s, 4 bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and an outdoor hot tub (the selling feature for me).

Our super immaculate chalet.

Our super immaculate chalet.


Naturally I spent some time in the outdoor hot tub. What a treat. I can seriously see my family having a reunion at this chalet. (are you reading this, my dear cousins?)

collingwood - hot tub When we weren’t hanging out at the chalet, we were walking around the Blue Mountain Village. Sadly we didn’t skate, ski, snowshoe or x cross ski – this trip was about relaxing and eating. (not a bad combo, in my humble opinion.

The only activity we did do was EAT and oh boy – did we ever eat. I did some research (thank you Google) and found THE SMOKE. Oh how I love doing research to find the “right” restaurant. I really did score. We loved the space, which had super high ceilings and had a contemporary feel to it AND we loved the food too. The owner, Cam Dyment, took the time to chat with us and his passion for food was clearly evident.

collingwood - smoke

We inhaled the pulled pork nachos and really thought that this dish stood out. There was something so unique about it. We also enjoyed Smoked Trout,  Smoked  Balls of Meat, The Meatery Platter and the Smoked Turkey Burger too! (which was described as “Thanksgiving in your mouth). Don’t forget to save room for the Smoked Banana Ice Cream!! (will you promise me, that you will try this? Pretty Please).

I posted on my facebook page that I had dinner at The Smoke and was delighted to see that many of my friends are also huge fans of this restaurant!!

We also had lunch at Oliver & Bonacini Cafe and Grill. We wanted something light (seeing as we were still full from dinner) so we selected the soup and salad combo. I was super impressed to see that they are using local suppliers and that the salad used honey from Osler Bluffs in the dressing.

collingwood - salad

To balance the “light” lunch, we also had a half order of Maple Bacon Poutine. (oh how I love half orders). I ate way more than I should have as it was so so tasty.

collingwood -poutine

Disclosure: the accommodations and the meals were graciously comped, however all opinions are my own.

For more information:

Stay at Blue Mountain – click here for their website – 1 855 215 0505

Smoke Restaurant , 498 1 St. Collingwood, ON 705 293 5522

Oliver & Bonacini Cafe and Grill, Blue Mountain, 220 Gord Canning Dr, Westin Trillium House, 705 444 8680



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Bye Bye Summer

Summer is officially over. It’s sad. As much as I like the Spring and the Fall…there is nothing like sunny skies and warm temperatures. Not to mention there is just so much to do in the summer.

When I look back, I made the most of my summer and travelled to the following places:

-Niagara on the Lake, Pillar and Post

Westin Trillium House, Blue Mountain

One of My Favorite Places to go for a Weekend.

Arowhon Pines


-Canada Day in Ottawa

– Visiting Sandbacks Provincial Park

-Camping at Island Spirits

One of those perfect days.



-Cobourg Beach (twice)

-Glen Kelso Conservation; (sadly I only went once this summer)

I also took advantage of “summer in the city” and went to use the pool at the Sheraton Centre three times!! I seriously can’t complain about Summer 2012.

But now I can start to look forward to all the wonderful things Fall represents:, the leaves changing, visiting Chudleighs, fall clothes, baking apple crisps, and making fall soups.

Here’s to an amazing FALL.

p.s I was suppose to post this on the last day of summer (which was on Friday Sept 21st but silly me…got distracted, for a change)


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wore these two outfits all summer

I have been a huge fan of sample sales for the last five years (or more). My favorite sample sale is taking place next week. They only open their doors twice a year to the public and I have only missed it once in 5 years (I was out of town. Can you believe?)

So here’s the details:

Hagerty and LeMessurier Fashions, 71 Wingold (Dufferin and Lawrence), Wednesday Nov. 24th from 10 to 7 and Thursday Nov. 25th from 10 to 6.

Samples will be mostly size 8 but if you are a size 6 or size 10 (like me)…you can still find merchandise that will fit you. I should also warn you that it will be SUMMER merchandise.

Here’s a few of the lines you will find: Eric Alexandre, Isda + Co, NTS and Sandwich. It’s worth clicking on the links!!

In the picture, those two outfits are from Sandwich. I swear,  I wore those two outfits over and over. The nice thing about sample sales is that I never find anyone else wearing what I’m wearing.  Plus I dont have to panic and go to the mall coz I bought everything BEFORE the season started. OH yeah…I save 50%. That’s kinda important to me!!

Other Sales:

Accentrix Fashion Accessories, 555 Richmond Street W (in the lobby) starting Wednesday Nov 17th. Purses, scarves, jewellery, belts, leather gloves etc. Cash only.

I have been going to that sale for a few years too and always score.


100 rooms for $100 at Blue Mountain in Collingwood,  Nov 19 -21. call 1 877 445 0231. How sweet is that? I would be going except we have special function this weekend. Would have made a great get-a-way weekend. Let me know if any of you take advantage of this super special.

Happy Savings!!

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