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CTV Morning Atlantic: Ideas For Enjoying The Wintery Weather

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Best Brunch Nova Scotia
I joined Heidi from CTV Morning Atlantic yesterday as part of a whole week of segments they've created to help us all find little ways to celebrate winter! From winter drives and winter beaching to handmade toboggans, we discussed five great ways to enjoy this sometimes difficult season. You can check out the segment HERE.… Read More

Close To Home: Warm Up Winter in Halifax

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I'm a little late posting this, but with the weather forecast continuing its snow and snow and ice and snow trend, many of us (myself included) need a good excuse to get out of the house. Last week I joined Paul, Crystal and Alex on Global Halifax to talk about just that - fun, WARM… Read More

The Salt Room – Halifax, NS

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The Salt Room Halifax Canada Halotherapy
Lately I've been on the lookout for cozy things. With the weather as it's been, and no sign of an end to the snow, we've been nesting at home. Our office futon has become the place to be, piled high with pillows and blankets and paired with Netflix. During these cold, miserable days, it takes… Read More

Free Thursdays at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

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Mary Pratt Exhibit
On Thursday night, after an accidental trip to Dartmouth and the realization that it was just a little too cold for the short walk from our bus stop to the casino, we made a quick stop into The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia to warm up en route to Imbibe.Every Thursday night from 5pm-9pm the… Read More

Imbibe: A Crash Course in Halifax Cocktails

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"This drink was inspired by the first trade routes between India and North America." Shane Beehan, the award winning bartender from Field Guide, pops a dried rosebud into my cocktail glass then sets to work combining Hendricks with honey, earl grey, and blood orange marmalade. The result is a drink he calls "Moseley Tea Service".… Read More

Close to Home: Local Valentine’s Day Ideas

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Yesterday, I braved the snow to join the Global Halifax crew to discuss cool, quirky, and fun local Valentine's Day dates, gifts, and packages. Learn about custom edible valentines, a 'hot date' with a blacksmith, a pottery class where 'ghosting' is permitted, and more in the clip below. You can also check out more than 50… Read More

The 2015 Local LOVE List is Here!

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Love List v1
Our first annual Local LOVE List, The Buy-Local Valentine Guide to Nova Scotia, is now live. This resource is designed to make it easier for you to find local gift inspiration, local flowers and chocolates, and local events and packages for your sweetheart. Click here to view the 2015 Local LOVE List The items in this guide are… Read More

Close To Home: Winter Getaways

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Sugar Moon Maple Farm
I joined Paul, Crystal, and Jill on Global Halifax this morning to talk about Winter getaways close to home. Check out the segment for cozy lodges, bacon jam marshmallows, free snowshoeing, and maple everything by fireside. Click here to view the video. In two weeks time I'll be back on the show talking about local… Read More

Free Snowshoe Rentals in Nova Scotia

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Free things to do in Halifax in Winter
It's winter. It's cold. The past few days, it's been especially cold. So it takes a little incentive to get outside these days, at least for me. Access to free snow shoes seems to do the trick! While planning an upcoming winter weekend adventure in Truro, @FirehouseIron mentioned that the community centre in the town… Read More

Submit Your Local Business for the Local LOVE List

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Local Love List
Submissions for the 2015 #LocalLOVEList have now closed, however I can still fit a few more "Traditional Dates". If your local restaurant has a special dinner or drinks menu for Valentines day, please send your information (outlined below) to localtravelerns@gmail.com  Join us in sharing the local love this Valentine's Day by submitting your local gift,… Read More