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Over the Top

We originally bought this land to build a weekend home—the idea was to have a destination home for family and friends to come together.” Suffice to say, once the couple put pen to paper and realized the potential of this build, they decided to make this magnificent home a principal residence for themselves, daughter Ava, son, Noah and golden retriever, Carter.

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Surf’s Up

Freshwater Surfing cultivates a slightly different breed of surfer. The fickle nature of Great Lake waves requires a high degree of patience, dedication, and frankly a sense of humour from those who ride them.

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Road Trip

Rolling into town with our windows down and radio on blast, we had noticed a small lighthouse stationed along the Saugeen River which instantly conjured memories of summery beach visits to Prince Edward Island. Add a long floral dress and a straw hat and you might as well call me Anne (with an “e”). The only difference is that this is right here in our own province and that makes it pretty darn special. Full of charm and peace—what a summer gem!

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Collingwood Trails

There’s a picturesque path leading to every major point of interest in Collingwood, including the scenic lookout at Millennium Park, serene gardens of the Arboretum, tranquil Labyrinth & Gathering Circle, unspoiled beaches of Sunset Point, various sports fields, historic Station Museum and of course, Downtown.

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FROST WARNING

With over 75 career starts, 27-year-old competitive downhill mountain biker James “Frosty” Frost has been representing Canada, and his hometown of The Blue Mountains, on the world stage as a member of the Canadian Team competing on the Union Cycliste International (UCI) Elite World Cup.

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Introducing Chef Kartik Kumar

Born in Singapore but raised in India, Chef Kartik Kumar has been changing the culinary landscape at restaurants and resorts around the globe for over 25 years. Having conceived, designed, and cooked in five-star kitchens from Dubai to Vancouver, Chef Kartik jokes he has curbed his nomadic ways, now that he is “on the wrong side of 50,” opting for a quieter life on the Escarpment as the Executive Chef in charge of Culinary Operations at Blue Mountain Resort.

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Tricks of the Trade

Whether you’re shooting landscape photos from the top of the hill overlooking Georgian Bay, downhill mountain biking in the woods, or family portraits in the Village, Blue Mountain has a plethora of opportunities to create engaging images. Regardless of what type of camera you’re using—GoPro, single-lens reflex camera (DSLR), or even your cell phone—there are a few simple tricks that can help you capture incredible images.

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Deconstructed Pasta e Fagioli

This twist on a classic recipe is perfect when your kitchen garden is overflowing with tomatoes and fresh herbs. The confit tomatoes are amazingly sweet, and the roasting oil, herb and garlic mixture in the bottom of the pan makes for the most delicious and light pasta sauce.

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Market Watch

As I have written in this space many times, change is constant. Paradigms shift, new players come into the market, technology changes the way we do things. Real Estate seems particularly affected by this these days. The number of companies portraying themselves as “dis- ruptors” to the real estate industry have been multiplying at what seems like an exponential rate.

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Groms

The thrill of riding a bike is a fundamental and healthy part of growing up. With mountain biking programs popping up around the Escarpment, the groms who ride here have a genuine leg up on other vertically challenged mountain biking locales.

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Forward Thinking

Everyone seems to be talking about posture. Text Neck, standing desks, vibrating wearables and apps that remind you to keep moving. Is good posture just on-trend, or do we need to sit up and take notice?

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