Wednesday, June 27, 2012

EXPLORE: Our newest BeaverTails store in Mont Tremblant!

Here at BeaverTails, we're on a constant quest to bring the joy that is our warm, fluffy pastries to hungry people across Canada. So we couldn't be more excited to announce the opening of our newest location in Mont-Tremblant, Quebec!

The red tape has been cut and we're finally open and ready to serve up deliciousness on the daily!

As one might expect, there was a line-up out the door in a matter of minutes.

... And we were at the ready with pastries, Moozoo treats and, of course, plenty of smiles!

Are you planning a trip to Mont-Tremblant? Make sure to stop by our newest spot! After all, no trip to Tremblant would be complete without a BeaverTails pastry.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

LISTEN: 5 Canadian Musical Acts to Keep An Eye On

It's no secret that Canada is a hub of musical talent. Be it in big, music-centric cities like Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton, or hidden in small towns across the country, great music is never very far. Last year, a Canadian band even took album of the year at The Grammys! The only challenge? Keeping abreast of all the hottest talent out there. To get you started, here are 5 bands you'll want to watch out for this year:

1. New Look
This husband and wife duo from Hamilton are making waves (sound waves, that is) across the globe with their electro-pop stylings.
From: Hamilton, Ontario
Sounds like: Hot Chip meets Handsome Furs meets Mazzy Star
Listen to: "The Ballad"

2. Rich Aucoin
Known for his catchy, upbeat and infectious anthems, we've been a fan of this indie rocker for quite some time.
From: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Sounds like: Arcade Fire meets The Flaming Lips
Listen to: "It"

3. Grimes
This Montreal-based pop star has already caught the attention of the likes of Vogue. We think the sky's the limit for Grimes.
From: Montreal, Quebec
Sounds like: Bjork meets The XX
Listen to: "Oblivion"

4. Bahamas
Toronto-based singer-songwriter Bahamas makes music that's at times happy, at times sad, but always sweet.

From: Toronto, Ontario
Sounds like: Bon Iver meets Jack Johnson
Listen to: "Caught Me Thinking"

5. Cadence Weapon
Looks like Edmonton-born rapper Cadence Weapon may just be Canada's next Drake.
From: Edmonton, Alberta
Sounds like: Aesop Rock meets Jay-Z
Listen to: "Conditioning"

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

8 Swoon-Worthy Summer Cottages

Whether it's lakeside in Montauk, tucked away in the Berkshires or along the shores of Ginger Hill, Nova Scotia, there's no escape like a summer cottage. If you're lucky enough to count one of these rustic oases as your own, we suggest you share the wealth with all your closest [freeloading] friends! If you don't have a vacation abode of your own, you can still make like us and spend your days dreaming of the cozy cottage life! Check out the cabins that have caught our eye:

The Cozy Kind
Isn't this lakeside cabin just the cutest?

The High Design Cabin
Who says a cottage has to be all woodsy and rustic? This seaside dream house would suit us just fine!
... We could get used to this one, too.

The Fairy Tale Type
 Who wouldn't want to spend a weekend (or a lifetime) here? Swoon city.

The Cabin in the Woods
This is where we'd go to recharge and get in touch with our inner nature-lover.
 And what's woodsier than a veritable tree house?

The Luxe Lifestyle
Okay, this one's more like a seaside mansion. But we could get used to this kind of life!

For the Eco Enthusiast
Just as dreamy, and eco-friendly to boot!

Which house is your cottage dream? Tweet us @BeaverTails or post on our Facebook wall!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

INSPIRE: Summer's Hottest Canadian Page-Turners

To us, summer means grilling, grooving and getaways, but it's also a chance to catch-up on our ever-growing reading list. After all, what's better than taking in some rays with a gripping read in hand? (And a BeaverTails pastry, of course.) Since we're always searching for the best Canadian talent, be it in the music world, the film world or the literary world, we're devoting summer 2012's reading list to the Great White North! Take a look at the Canadian reads we can't wait to read:

1. "The Last Hiccup" by Christopher Meades

We were intrigued to say the least when we heard about this saga surrounding an endless case of the hiccups in 1930's Soviet Union from this Vancouver-based writer.

2. "Spoiled Rotten" by Mary Jackman

The latest from one of the country's most beloved mystery writers is sure to please foodies, recounting the adventures and misadventures of a bistro-owner in downtown Toronto.

3. "The Sisters Brothers" by Patrick DeWitt

This 2011 Man Booker Prize and Giller Prize nominee has been on our literary hit-list for too long. We can't wait to dig into this juicy tale of two professional henchmen en route to California, from B.C.-based writer Patrick DeWitt.

4. "Half-Blood Blues" by Esi Edugyan

This riveting read, and winner of the 2011 Giller Prize, centers around the disappearance of a brilliant jazz musician in 1940's Paris. Written by Victoria-based novelist Esi Edugyan, this tome is a true must-read.

5."Hummingbird" by John Wall Barger

The latest from Halifax-based poet John Wall Barger is as sumptuous as it gets. Taking readers everywhere from Delhi to Mexico City, we can wait to get swept away by this breathtaking book.