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Winter Wonderland

Newsletter | February 21, 2015 | Nik Manojlovich
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Cottage country has your very own WINTER WONDERLAND

I was speaking with a dear, dear friend from New York today about this seemingly never-ending winter. Let’s face it, for the most part, winter in the city “ain’t” pretty especially when we’re forever faced with slush covered streets, an accumulation of dirty snow and the bone-chilling cold.

Our discussion turned to a weekend about a month ago when we journeyed up to cottage country just for the day. Spending even five minutes in cottage country is often enough to make me feel rejuvenated. Spending a day there, in the winter, is heaven on earth. It truly is a winter wonderland!

If you’ve never travelled to cottage country during the winter, let this be your inspiration to do so. Here are some of the things I enjoy most:

1) The colour of the sky is often breathtaking. It’s often SO blue and then at dusk, the colours change so subtly from blues to mauve and purple.

2) The sound of the leaf-bare trees “clicking” with each gust of wind.

3) The sometimes blinding pristine, sparkling white snow, everywhere!

4) The way the sun casts a more angular, horizontal shadow on everything.

I’ve shared a series of photos from that day at the top of this post and I hope you enjoy viewing them using our newly introduced photo slide feature.

Visiting a cottage or simply heading up north during the winter months truly is like stepping into your very own Winter Wonderland!

Listen on MUSIC

Listening to great music is an essential part of every Weekend at the Cottage. For this post I listened to Vivaldi: The Four Seasons – Itzhak Perlman, London Philharmonic Orchestra & Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. He’s one of my favourite composers and you can head to iTunes if you’d like to add this essential piece of classical music to your library.

2 Responses to “Winter Wonderland”

  1. Dana says:

    LOVED the winter photos! You captured the shadows and light of winter in the woods. Up close shots, as well as the distance ones give an overall sense of visiting-though I couldn’t make it to cottage country this winter!

  2. michelle ritchie says:

    I remember your very last class 2007 before you took a break from CIN and it was a slide show about the cabin with beautifully written notes…timeless all our friends, wish and your all invited. You did a burlap tablecloth with a purple satin overlay, evergreen centre piece with yellow roses. Loved it…definitely a heartwarming class that year. But for some reason we just knew that year that it might be a while till we seen you again. So glad you have returned to CIN. Have always been a fan of the white cotton gloves from Savoire Faire (mine are the black mini gloves from walmart he!he!) but the burlap table cloth is definitely a favourite. Cannot wait to see what’s next with weekend at the cottage.

    See ya in November,

    Michelle (aka November girls)


Nik Manojlovich

Nik is the creator, host and brains behind Weekend at the Cottage. He loves sharing his wisdom and experience about the things that interest him most.



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