Back to the Garden
We are gardeners and this is a season for garden visits and renewed garden contemplation. For the last year or two Sheila has been engaging all types of garden folks in conversations about the garden culture of Nova Scotia and what it might ... Read More
Lunch at Little Fish
Of course, having a weakness for all things protein, I ordered a side of sauteed scallops as well. Mercy, they were good. Again, simple seared scallops with a nice squeeze of lemon made this meal complete.
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Our Best Exhibition Building
The Maritime Fall Fair is on at Exhibition Park. I think of this as a pale descendant of our giant industrial and agricultural exhibitions that began in the 19th century. The first permanent exhibition building was a wonderful confection in a ... Read More
Welcome to my new blog about living in an urban Halifax. With the summer air rolling in to town its time to think about your commute to work. Last year New York City launched its CitiBike bike-sharing program, flooding the city with thousands of ... Read More
Halifax’s Historic and Electic Argyle Street
One of the most vibrant streets in Halifax is Argyle Street, located in downtown Halifax. With an eclectic array of stores, restaurants, and entertainment, I love wandering down the street window shopping, meeting up with friends, and admiring... Read More
Digging A Foundation
The construction of holes is one part that was lacking at the beginning of my Nova Center Blog, However is being corrected with the Maple. Buildings need to sit on a Solid base. In Halifax, that base is bedrock, and bedrock lies close to the... Read More
The 2014 Local Wishlist is LIVE!
Over the past six weeks we've received hundreds of gift submissions from across the province. From tea cozies to books to jewelry to wine, we've been browsing submissions in awe of how many great products are made here in Nova Scotia - and how... Read More
The importance of temporary spaces
Sorry I haven't posted in a while. This post is more of a journal entry than a blog post. I've been hard at work on a few items, not the least of which has been temporary spaces. This weekend has been a big advancement for temporary spaces in... Read More
5 Buildings I'm Going to See During Doors Open.
Doors Open Halifax is almost upon us. here are 5 buildings I'm going to see, because I missed them last year. 1. Womens Council House, 989 Young Avenue Built as a residence for George Wright, Who died on the Titanic, he willed it to the Womans ... Read More
Local Tasting Tours: Night Out on Quinpool
While in New York a few months back, one of our top to-do's was a food tour. For us, truly experiencing a place involves some lips-on action with locally produced goods, and hearing about the history that has made a place's food culture what it... Read More