The Northern Hand Q+A: Heirloom Island

The Northern Hand: this interview series recognizes local artists, vendors and businesses with outstanding handmade offerings. Each profile showcases and highlights unique products that can be found right here, in the North. Northern Ontario-based Heirloom Island is THE destination for colour-filled artwork, hand-drawn maps, and handmade items perfect for your home or cottage. Below Julieanne…

The Top Chip Stands in the North

These small, mom n’ pop stands and trailers serve up some of the best Canadian classics like poutine and freshly caught fish n’ chips as well as all-round classics like corn dogs (“POGO“) and burgers that draw crowds from near and far and make you dream of cheese curds and gravy. If you’re heading on…

Northern Happenings: June 15 – July 15

Bring on the festivals, food, fireworks and fun! Whether you are single, looking for date ideas for someone special or searching for family fun, there is something in the North for everyone. Check back often for more hot happenings! North Bay Farmers MarketWhen: Saturday’s May 18-Oct 12, Wednesday’s May 22-Oct 9 Where: Saturday’s on Oak…

Father’s Day Feast for the Family

For the dad’s in our family, nothing tops a classic ‘steak and potatoes’ meal for special manly occasions. But my thinking is that just because it’s a classic doesn’t mean it has to be boring. Here’s what we are cooking up to celebrate our dad’s/husband’s/father-figures, this year. The theme: rosemary. On the menu: Grilled sirloin…

The Northern Hand Q+A: Lady Crimson Cloth Emporium

The Northern Hand: this interview series recognizes local artists, vendors and businesses with outstanding handmade offerings. Each profile showcases and highlights unique products that can be found right here, in the North. A growing business in the North, Lady Crimson Cloth Emporium believes that an eco-friendly lifestyle can also be fun and beautiful. This Northern…

OUR ‘GROW WITH GOOGLE’ EXPERIENCE – PART III

PART 3: REACHING CUSTOMERS WITH ONLINE ADVERTISING + USING DATA TO DRIVE GROWTH In the first part of this series, we talked about getting your business online, using a business profile with Google My Business. In this second part of our series, we reviewed and listed free tools for reaching your customers online, with the…

Getting ‘Sunscreen Safe’ for Summer

Northern Heart + Home is pleased to welcome Dr. Danielle O’Connor ND as a special guest contributor! Dr. Danielle is an UberMom of four wonderful children, has many cottager patients and enjoys spending summers in the North. Here Dr. Danielle educates us on sunscreen safety and recommends the best sun protection products for the whole…

Top Spring Style Buys to Jump for!

Did you happen to catch my Fresh Design Tips, Tricks & Trends for Spring 2019? After a Winter that far overstayed its welcome our readers were apparently eager to put some Spring in their steps AND spaces. Whether you were inspired to clean out the clutter or bring on the blooms, we at Northern Heart…