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Say It With Love!!!

Looking for the perfect wedding dress? Say It With Love has got you covered!

SAY IT WITH LOVE is a family-owned business and one of Ontario’s largest bridal stores. The staff is attentive to the client’s needs and provide services to make the bride feel special. Say It With Love will help you find the perfect dress for the big day. The store has 10 large changing rooms and a large VIP room for special gatherings of the whole family.

They offer an extensive range of wedding gowns, bridal accessories, cocktail dresses, prom dresses, grad dresses, and evening gowns. Champagne is also available at this fantastic bridal store. Say it with love is your first stop shop for all your wedding needs.

They also sell dresses for more special occasions. They have a large selection of Bridesmaid dresses and Dresses for the Mum’s of the bride or groom, so they can pretty much cover all your wedding day dress needs. They also have a selection of Prom and Grad dresses. So before you make your choice check out Say It With Love selection of dresses you won’t be glad you did. Check out their site and make an appointment.

Covid 19 measures

During the pandemic, the store is open by appointment only. They take the outbreak very seriously and screen all their employees as well as clients for signs of COVID 19. An ultraviolet light system is used on all the dresses being delivered, as well as the ones you try on. Say It With Love is the only store in Canada to implement such measures.

For all the infomation you need and see their beautiful dresses click onto their website

Barrie Retro Spots: Go Back In Time Before You Spring Forward

Barrie Retro Spots


Daylight savings returns this Sunday to disrupt our sleep.

The annual Spring forward usually comes and goes without much fanfare (besides complaints about the universe snatching away an hour of Netlfixing and Dorito time)

So with all the weekend chatter centered on moving forward in time, why not take a moment to look back?

Barrie is replete with cool options to put the calendar on repeat and get your retro on. Try a few this weekend before time recaptures that extra hour!


Barrie Retro Spots


Last Level Lounge

This 80s inspired arcade and museum is THE place to settle, once and for all who the Arkanoid Champion of Barrie is.

Loaded with classic pinball and video games, Last Level reverberates with tokens of prior decades that we knew and loved. And wore knee high socks in.

On top of the gaming, they’ve got a wicked assortment of era appropriate statues and toys scattered throughout the joint.

Open all weekend and evenings.


BJ’s Records 

If Vinyl is more your speed, BJ’s Records & Nostalgia (they even have it in their name!) is your go-to.

We had a chance to visit this vintage venue a little while back, and the selection of merch is as impressive as ever.

Almost as remarkable as the collection of EPs is the catalog of vintage movie posters and Tshirts. And if you have some swag or tunes from your glory days that you aren’t keen on keeping, bring it here! BJ buys and trades in yesteryear gear.


Flashback Diner

Okay, you’re going to need some nourishment on your time travel journey. But you don’t want actual food from eras gone by…unless you have some unique interest in food poisoning. (Not judging)

The next best thing is an old-school themed greasy spoon. Flashback Diner on Bayfield is the ticket!

The menu is packed with comfort foods and all day breakfast options (including traditional milkshakes) and the layout of classic-era booths will have you jitterbugging to the washroom.



Bonus Barrie Retro Spots!

Be sure to hit up Mantiques, Sanford & Sons Antiques and the 400 Market for more throw back options.


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Sex Toy Trivia! Pop Up Dinners! 5 Things To Do in Barrie This Weekend

5 Things To Do in Barrie


With Valentine’s approaching, there is lovey dovey in the air and loads of romantic outings to treat your special someone too.

There’s also plenty of non Eros related stuff to do, if the big V isn’t your bag.

Click on the headline for each event to learn more!


MacLaren Valentine’s Day Pop-Up Dinner

Nothings impresses like a fancy dinner in a fancy setting. This Saturday the MacLaren provides both!

Featuring an elegant cocktail hour followed by an exquisite dinner in the Carnegie Room catered by Cravings Fine Food. Décor and photo opportunities with floral backdrop designed by Art In Bloem. There will be live entertainment and a cash bar.

GALENTINE – Ladies Night

Wine and dirty cards games? Where do we sign up?

Ladies night at the AFFA studio happens on Friday night.

Attendees are invited to bring drinks or an appetizer pack to put in the oven to share, and pizza can be ordered through the night.


Beer My Crafty Valentine @ Barnstormer’s

Barnstomer’s hosts a four course beer pairing night, led by Head Brewer Alex and Head Chef Dave Hastings. Background music by the brewery’s fav bartender Pollux.
$65.00 per person + HST
Limited seats available
6:00 pm Cocktail Hour
7:00 pm Dinner
Reservations can be made on line or call 705-481-1701

After dinner, the restaurant clears out the lovey dovey couples  to make room for Sex Toy Trivia. Call 705-481-1701 to book a table. 9:00 pm start time!


If the lovey dovey stuff isn’t your thing, the Colts play host to North Bay. It’s the only home game this week, and as always there are lots of in game giveaways and contests. Puck drop Saturday at 7:30.


Ice Carving Competition

Friday Harbour rolls out the Family Day red carpet this weekend, with a plethora of famjam friendly activities.

Among the events is a professional ice carving competition, with teams chainsawing it out for $3000 in prizes.

There’s also a vendor market on the Boardwalk and live music performances by ‘Shipyard Kitchen Party and ‘Strange Potatoes on the Compass Stage. Stick around for the evening and close out Saturday with a fireworks show.


7 Ways To Treat Yourself in Barrie for $20 or Less

7 Ways To Treat Yourself in Barrie for $20 or Less


January unites us in many ways.

Resolutions for the new year. Disdain for the cold. Watching copious amount of Netflix.

And being broke. (Usually broke AF)

The post holiday cash crunch has everyone searching for fun that won’t add to that ominous Christmas credit card balance.

Luckily, Barrie offers a number of cost effective options for merriment.

Treat yourself to one or two outings of $20 or less with these suggestions!


7 Ways To Treat Yourself in Barrie for $20 or Less



Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so when you combine it with lunch you get double the nourishment.

Dunlop Street Diner, Midway Diner and Gibby G’s on Yonge street all provide bacon and egg infused dishes that come in under $20. Dunlop Street Diner even has a 2 Egg plate for under $10.

It’s well worth the investment for a midday meal, particularly on a weekend.

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A warm cup of pick me up goes a long way to fill the soul on a cold day. And it’s not going to send you into overdraft.

Casa Cappuccino and Homestead Artisan Bakery are great downtown options for a specialty tea or delicious hot choccy.

And if you are more British inclined, Campbell’s Tearoom on Burton Avenue is a terrific destination to get the full on proper “cuppa” experience. Their English Cream Tea and Scone come in at just $7.50 and $4 each.



It’s not just the body that needs to worked on. The mind can always benefit from a recharge and some pampering.

Meditating can help soothe the stresses of the grind, and there is a Buddhist meditation centre in downtown Barrie to start practicing.

Classes happen on Thursday evenings for just a $10 donation, and are led by a meditation expert.



Sometimes a long bath can be almost as refreshing as a day away from work or school. And you can up the long soak luxury with a selection of bath bombs and scented soaps.

Organic Body Shop provides a wide range of naturally produced bath products. You can score a scented soap or some aromatherapy body wash for anywhere from $4 – $20. And they have a huge line of skincare options if you’re looking to throw in a few extras.



It’s tricky to keep your tab under $20 when it comes to cocktails on a night out. But if you really commit to just one or two, Chillz Lounge in Barrie is the spot for you.

Located next door to Swirleez off Lakeshore downtown, Chillz offers a packed menu of unique cocktails, including Velvet Galaxy and Wildberry Frozen Moijto.



Sometimes an hour or two of screen time is the perfect way to decompress.

Last Level Lounge on Dunlop street offers freeplay on all of their retro video games for just $5 entry, as well as menu items under $12 to provide a full afternoon of arcade escapism.

And the Barrie Film Festival rolls out monthly movie screenings at the Uptown Theatre for $10/ticket.

What did you think of our 7 Ways To Treat Yourself in Barrie for $20 or Less? Any places or ideas we missed? Let us know and we’ll include them in a future blog!