Field Guide

Dan and I are excited to announce that we are opening a restaurant in the North End of Halifax called Field Guide.
Check out the website to see how you can follow along and look out for more Field Guide posts here!
Thank you to all of our friends, family and strangers who have been so supportive thus far. You’re all amazing.

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Logo designed by Katie Tower.

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-Ceilidh

Big Day Downtown

I was lucky to be able to participate in this summers Big Day Downtown blogger event. The Downtown Halifax Business Commission invites local bloggers to ‘experience it all’ in downtown Halifax by gifting us pre paid visa cards that are to be used in the Downtown. This year all bloggers were also asked to pull 3 ‘experience’ cards that would dictate how your day was to be spent!

I pulled Inspiring, Relaxing and Refreshing. Sounds like the perfect day to me! I decided to wait until the 31st of August, this past Saturday, to ‘experience it all’ and took my husband, Dan, out on the town for his Birthday! My aim was  to have an inspiring, relaxing and refreshing day overall… and I think it’s safe to say this was accomplished!

We started our day by meeting up with Katie Tower and hitting up TIBS at historic properties on the waterfront, we sat on the waterfront and drank our coffees and observed the seagulls- a true Halifax experience! Next we wondered over to the Brewery Market, which is a magical and inspiring place! Dan and I picked up our weekly groceries and we all hit up the Food Wolf for Bibimbap Benny’s- which really is the most amazing breakfast! We also found locally grown watermelon at the market and had a feast! So refreshing! The rest of the morning Dan and I walked around downtown popping into some of our favourite shops, J & R Grimsmo, RCHMND, Biscuit, Inkwell. I was looking for something refreshing and inspirational for our new house (Yep… We bought a house! There will be a post about this in the future! Promise!) which I most definitely found at Inkwell. A print by Rebecca Roher whose art I have been drooling over for a while now! We picked up a piece called “The Globe”…. really beautiful. I also picked up an Infinity Knot ring made my Caitlyn Rose at J & R Grimsmo, I have a few other pieces of hers- each one a treasure… check out her website if you want to feel inspired!

Dan and I came home and had the perfect summer dinner of potato salad, corn on the cob and Chorizo sausage from Ratinaud (which isn’t located downtown but is worth mentioning!) as well as some cocktails. Then we decided to hit up The Bicycle Thief, Dan had birthday cake and we shared some sparkling and a couple  more cocktails…. a really relaxing and refreshing way to end a great day.

Honestly, I think the overwhelming feeling of the day was Inspiring…. Halifax is an amazing city that I am so, so happy to call home!

THANK YOU to the Downtown Business Commission for this truly awesome experience!
Want to know who else participated and how you can win $100 to spend in Downtown Halifax!? Click here!

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1. First stop- TIBS! 2. Capps and Butter… 3. The Food Wolf, I could eat there everyday 4. Local Water Melon from Ted Hutton 5. Menu 6. Yum! 7. A photo by Dan- in front of Inkwell with our new print 8. Infinity 9. Din Din’s at home

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-Ceilidh

Iced Coffee

A few weeks ago my good friend Katie Tower and I got together to make and drink some iced coffee. Katie took photos and documented the process on her blog! It was a really nice day and after the coffee and some lunch we made mojitos and home-made donuts!
You can find the iced coffee recipe and read the full post here.

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Photos by Katie Tower.

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-Ceilidh

Monday

I don’t really know what to say about these photos, they are just images I’ve collected recently and I guess they make me feel calm and today I know I feel thankful for holidays!
When Dan and I have a day off together, like today, it normally involves a lot of eating and possibly some music making or dancing…  which are the best kind of days!
Recently my time has been filled with a lot of trips to Tatamagouche, rearranging our house/spring cleaning and patiently awaiting warmer days…. hopefully they will be here soon.
Another new thing in our lives… Dan and I finally gave in and got iPhones! Prior to this we only had a land line. I will admit that having an iPhone has made me pick up my camera a little less often which is not a habit I want to get into… I think life is always about finding balance, something I am working on all the time. Wish me luck!

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1. New reading material 2. Tiny Quail eggs 3. So cute! 4. Mug gifts are the best 5. A tiny ‘topper’ ring (it sits just below my first knuckle!) and a solid perfume I’m obsessed with

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-Ceilidh

The newest thing

I bought this coat a couple of weeks ago from J&R Grimsmo, Grimsmo is a really sweet shop on Barrington St, and the ladies who own it are the greatest.
I had been looking at this coat for a long time and finally decided to go for it.
It has the perfect pockets, the perfect shape and a really good-looking lining!
Halifax can get pretty rainy so having a cute little rain coat certainly helps with all the grey days.
You can see more of Lauren Moffatt’s clothing here.

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-Ceilidh

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