My name is Ashley Hughes-Hailstone. My husband Evan and I have 3 children; Emerson, Laughlin and Alaina!
“We were first introduced to MBW while visiting my best friends’ cottage in Bracebridge Ontario. Her and her children all had the most adorable sweaters, and we were soon hooked as well”!
What are you and your family’s favourite things to do outdoors?
My family has a seasonal trailer in Marmora, ON. We love to spend our days at the beach, and our nights around the campfire cozy in our Muskoka Bear Wear gear.
Where are some of your favourite spots to visit up north?
The kids and I love to visit my friend’s family cottage in Bracebridge, and now in Gravenhurst. The kids especially enjoy going to Santa’s Village!
What is your favourite Muskoka Bear wear item?
It is so hard to pick our favourite item, but it has to be the cozy hoodies, as everyone in the family has 3 or more, including my husband. The boys love their Cottage Comfy Pants, and Alaina loves her Paw Shorts as well.
What is your favourite photo of you or your famjam in Muskoka Bear Wear?
My favourite photo of my family in MBW is the one where we all ended up in sweaters at school one day, not even planned!
Back to school season is here and we are getting ready with Muskoka Bear Wear! Getting ready for the school day, classes, and study sessions doesn’t have to be stressful! We’ve got comfy, Canadian made staples to wear out and about at school or to cozy up at home with. From Quarter Zips that go well with jeans, to hoodies to keep you warm in the fall, to Cottage Comfy Pants perfect for late night studying – we’ve got you covered this September.
While we eagerly await being able to welcome you back to Muskoka for some of our favourite events and activities of the season, we’re bringing the cottage feels directly to you with with our Cottage Comfy Pants that help make staying home, super cozy! So whether you’re participating in online learning, hosting a zoom work meeting, or catching up on the latest Netflix or Disney+ series, our Cottage Comfy Pants are are the go-to for comfort!
To sweeten the deal, we’re offering $10 off all Ladies, Men’s and Youth Cottage Comfy Pants January 15th – 17th. Online at muskokabearwear.com
Our Cottage Comfy Pants are made right here in Ontario! They provide a stretchy, relaxed, basic fit with an embroidered Camp Classic logo on the left side & a draw-cord waistband for easy fit adjustment. Made from 100% Micro Fiber Polar Fleece, allow for about 3% shrinkage, with durable double-stitched bottom hem. Cute, Comfy & Canadian Made!
In response to the challenging times that we are experiencing together regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to give props to some stellar local businesses who are stepping up to serve our great community.
Owned and operated by Darren Budd, DPB Delivery has been in business for 7+ years serving Bracebridge and, as of this year, Gravenhurst as well. When they first opened, DPB focused on moving and large item delivery, but within the last 3 years have transitioned more into food, beverage, grocery and parcel service. DPB and their team specialize in providing fast, friendly service.
Things were busy pre-Covid-19, but really ramped up once the pandemic hit. All of the DPB drivers were equipped with facemasks, hand sanitizer and wipes for the debit/credit machines as DPB became a safe alternative for people who wished to have their essentials delivered without having to leave the safety of their home. DPB also offered an e-transfer option, allowing for doorstep drops. As DPB expanded into Gravenhurst this year, things have really expanded for their hard-working team. Darren Budd shared “I am proud of DPB’s growth as we now provide employment for nearly a dozen individuals.”
Looking ahead to the future, DPB says they are here for the long haul. “Even after we kick this virus, people will continue to use our service out of precaution and convenience” Budd said. DPB has also launched a Facebook Page to connect with their followers and offer giveaways in part thanks to the businesses that DPB delivers for, but also as a fun way of giving back to the community.
We know just how challenging this pandemic has been for businesses of all sizes and industries, but we can definitely appreciate and would like to give kudos to those who are right on the front lines serving community and ensuring families have access to the essentials they need – AND – supporting local small businesses to offer a delivery services to their patrons. Thank you DPB for all that you do for our community in allowing it to continue to be a great place to live despite the challenges posed by the pandemic.
To contact DPB Delivery, you can visit their Facebook Page, or call 705-394-5581.
If you know a local business who deserves a shout out, send us a direct message with a photo and why they should be featured.
We hope that despite things having been a little bit different this year, that you managed to capture some of that holiday magic and that you were able to enjoy an amazing Christmas! Now that the big day is behind us, we’re looking ahead and want to share some of our favourite Boxing Week traditions!
#1 – Movies Marathons in MBW!
Whether you received new movies as Christmas gifts, or you’ve been adding them to your Watch-List on Netflix or Disney+, the extra time at home is perfect for bundling up and pressing PLAY!
#2 – Video Chat with your Friends & Family!
Hopefully you have at least a few days of time at home, so it’s a great chance to check in with your extended family or friends. This can serve as a real pick-me-up for people during these tough times, so don’t be shy, fire up a video call with that person you haven’t from in a while and see how they’re doing!
#3 – Take Advantage of Boxing Day Sale!
Whether you received a MBW Online Gift Card for the holidays, or maybe there was just something that you missed out on for Christmas that you really wanted, we have incredible Boxing Day savings happening for THIS WEEKEND ONLY!