Category: coffee

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!


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




Oaxaca (part one!)

Things have been quiet around here lately but…. I have a good excuse!
I was in Mexico for the last little bit (then I got storm stayed in Toronto for four days, but that is neither here nor there….) on a trip with my work to visit coffee producers. It was an amazing and eye-opening trip for me.
I had never been to Mexico before but Oaxaca and the Mountain towns that we visited, along with our incredible guide, and amazing food, gave me a great introduction.
Dan and I are already planning a trip back!
I’ve had a hard time going though all my photos and picking my favourites and I have a lot more photos to share in the next little bit…. here are a few sights from Oaxaca…


1. A fountain in the courtyard at Hotel Azucenas in Oaxaca 2. Empty Mezcal bottles 3. Roof top beauties 4. Cuish- a bar 5. More rooftop



Birthday weekend

Getting back into the swing of things after the Holidays has proven to be pretty hard this year. The Christmas surprise that I mentioned was actually a visit from my brother and his family, which was amazing and kept us busy for a while after the Holidays were over!
Then, this weekend my sister and I and a close friend all celebrated our birthdays (mine actually isn’t for a couple of weeks but I decided to just slip into their party!), so my sister and her family visited all weekend.
Dan and I have spent the day winding down watching To Rome with Love and Downton Abbey (yep!).
Some photos below of the weekend…

1. There is a baby in my sister’s belly! 2. A bit of lunch 3. A coffee from Le French Fix



North Mountain Coffee

I had the chance to taste North Mountain Coffee for the first time this week and it was delicious!
You should check out their website and keep your eyes open ’cause you might see their coffee around town one day (fingers crossed)!

I think that the drawings of the producers are such a nice touch! And that logo…. so pretty!