By Chad Ingram
A new business operated by two Gull Lake friends is designed to make getting to the cottage a little less hectic.
Jenn Currie and Sheila McNamee are decades-long seasonal residents with deep ties to the community and recent retirees who’ve started Top Shelf on Gull, a cottage concierge service.
“We shop and stock your fridge, pantry and bar,” Currie explains.
“It was sort of a pandemic thing,” Currie says of the decision to start the business. Being recently retired means the pair has more time on their hands, and after years of carting their own families to the cottage, know how stressful those trips can sometimes be. “We’ve been there,” Currie says.
“We shop all locally,” says McNamee. The pair use locally owned businesses such as Molly’s Bistro Bakery to Coneybeare’s Butcher Shop to Up River Trading Co. McNamee adds that a cottage concierge service is very much a thing in the Muskokas and the City of Kawartha Lakes, and the friends are now offering that same luxury service in Haliburton County. In addition to Gull Lake, they are willing to take clients from surrounding lakes as well.
Additionally, Top Shelf on Gull provides party planning, private chef services, cooking classes and other services.
For more information about Top Shelf on Gull, visit topshelfongull.ca or email firstname.lastname@example.org