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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

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Merry Everything

It seems that I have been busy lately… but since yesterday at 11 am I have been on vacation (for a week!) so I finally took some photos to share.
Christmas is coming and we have been busy making and wrapping gifts, listening to and making Christmas music (Elvis’s Blue Christmas, anyone?!) and eating and drinking a lot!
On Christmas eve we will go to visit my family in Tatamagouche…. I am pretty excited as there are extra good Christmas Surprises this year( I can’t say anything else or I will ruin the surprise)!
We will cook a duck and make donuts and eat chocolate and drink cocktails (it’s really hard for me not to only talk about food/drink!!).
The Cocoa & Honey chocolates (in the last photo) are for sale at the Brewery Market here in Halifax, they are SO good.

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1. Clementines with leaves 2.Wrapping time 3. Gifts that are mostly for Nieces and Nephews! 4. Elvis is good 5. Festive table 6. Chocolates 

Ps. the font above is available at one of my favourite blogs Emmadime (specifically here).

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-Ceilidh

Rainy day

It’s been such a nice rainy Saturday. Dan was working (at Morris East) but I went out and braved the rain all alone.
Along with my usual stops this morning I also went to Make New on Queen st (where I bought a couple of really cute things!), Inkwell & Steve-O-Renos.
I also picked up a new succulent (the little guy on the right in the last photo) and potted him up next to that spiky succulent who needed a buddy!
You may be wondering where all the veggies are in the photo of my market haul- we get all of our veggies on Wednesdays
at Local Source where we pick up our CSA box! This means we only get our meat, eggs, milk and bread at the market on Saturdays.

I am looking forward to relaxing for the rest of the day and drinking some wine tonight with a really good friend!

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-Ceilidh

Saturday

Dan and I love Saturday mornings. We get up, go to Two If By Sea, check out the farmers market and then just eat a lot of good food.

This Saturday we picked up lunch at Ratinaud, a half chicken and chips! Dan cooked up some greens too. It was really good.

Tonight we are going to cook up a good meal, drink wine and listen to records!

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-Ceilidh