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12 Dates Of Christmas: Holiday GLO

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Jost Glo Wine Origins
For the tenth date of christmas, my true love gave to me, warm wine goodness, fireside. In the UK, you'd be hard pressed to find a pub that doesn't serve mulled wine this time of year. It's an old winter tradition across the pond with roots reaching back as far as second century Rome. Two… Read More

12 Dates of Christmas: Handmade Holidays

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Handmade Holidays Halifax
For the ninth Date of Christmas, my true love gave to me, some handmade felt ornaments for our tree. The holidays can be an expensive time for many of us, but not all things fun and festive need to be expensive. We heard about Handmade Holidays on Twitter. For the past few years, the Nova… Read More

12 Dates of Christmas: Real Trees and DIY Trimmings

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For the seventh Date of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a search for a perfect Christmas tree... Finding (and decorating) the perfect Christmas tree has been a cherished part of my Christmas experience since I was a kid. It's something I look forward to every year.  Last year, I wrote about our search for… Read More

The Local Wishlist: The Last Batch of New Gifts

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Chipotle Beet Relish by Farm Girl Preserves: $7.00 (250ml) or $10.00 (500ml)
We're taking a short break in our "12 Dates of Christmas"  today to bring you the final group of new additions to the 2014 Local Wishlist. We'll be back with the second half of our 12 holiday-inspired dates tomorrow. Before I get into the new gifts you'll find on The Local Wishlist this week, I want… Read More

12 Dates of Christmas: Burgers for a Cause

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Krave Burger 3
For the sixth date of Christmas, my true love gave to me, local beer and burgers that gives back... For the past few years, gourmet burgers and gourmet burger shops have been popping up all over the place. Halifax is no exception. Countless local burger shops and thriving gourmet burger chains have been appearing across… Read More

12 Dates of Christmas: A Little Spirit (Spa)

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Spirit Spa Halifax NS
For the fifth Date of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a trip to the spaaaaaaaaa "Pack your book, leave your cell phone here." Drew is driving us to Spirit Spa 45 minutes early for our couples massage. "We're going to go in the steam showers, we're going to wear robes, we're going to read our books,… Read More

12 Dates of Christmas: Sugar Moon Farm

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For the fourth date of Christmas, my true love gave to me, maple syrup, maple sugar, maple cream and maple bacon. A trip to Sugar Moon was part of the very first Christmas gift Drew ever gave me. We had been dating just a little over a month that first Christmas. Trips to Sugar Moon had… Read More

12 Dates of Christmas: Neptune’s A Christmas Story

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Drew Sunnyside Mall
For the third date of Christmas, my true love gave to me... an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two hundred shot range model air rifle with a compass and this thing that tells time built RIGHT into the stock... "You'll shoot your eye out." For years of Christmas-es, Drew's holiday reference has gone over my head.… Read More