Location: The family cottage on Georgian Bay, Ontario, Canada
Description: My family never had a cottage. No summer house, no boat, no guest quarters, no jet skis. We took road trips to Seaworld and Buffalo for cheap shopping back in the early-90s. My partner's family has the summer-getaway places. When I started going to their cottage with him five years ago, I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it...
...Just to get out of the city for a few days, to be quiet, to sit and read a book. To relax by the water and drink mojitos. The whole experience taught me to slow down and simplify. It brought us closer to his family. It was the first place I discovered how much I like to cook. My partner's father died last fall and the cottage is about to go on the market. The end of an era.
Welcome to Our Escapes Month at Apartment Therapy!
Join us by sending in your own pictures or links to your favorite summer escapes. In return, if we post you, we'll send you the AT t-shirt of your choice (take a look here). Whether it's a summer place, a roof deck, a lake house, a hotel, a tent, or a B&B in a foreign country, we're looking to share the touches, tips and inspiration that are brought home. Share the wealth.
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