The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.
~ Saint Augustine
DAY 2 - Into the Hip Downtown Halifax
Isn’t it great it when you travel to a new place and there are friends or family that live there? You acquaint with people you don’t see every day, you get local insight into things to do, find out what they do for entertainment, and where to find great food.
On Day 2 of our Halifax adventure, we headed downtown to visit friends at one of Canada Bliss’ fine retailers then check out what else downtown Halifax had going on.
After a full day of being inside planes and cars the previous day, it was a welcome treat to breathe some fresh Atlantic air and get around on foot, or “hoof it” as my travel companion, Judie would say. (I love the imagery of that!)
Fortunately, our beautiful Halifax hotel provided by Porter Escapes, The Prince George was situated right downtown, atop a hill. Being on a hill was well worth it as it made for lovely views. Not to worry though, the hills weren’t steep, so getting back to the hotel on foot didn’t have too-noticeable an effect on our heart rates. That’s what travel is all about - Sometimes you’ve got to hoof it!
First stop was Barrington Street where the hippest retail store in Halifax, Canook Trading is located.
Did you know that Halifax is a fantastic place for business? In particular for our retail partners at Canook Trading.
I love the retail concept of this company. It is simple and truly Canadian. As Canook notes on their website, Canadian made clothing only accounts for 23% of the clothing bought in Canada and most Canadian marketed products are made abroad. They bring to the forefront the interest of supporting Canadian made fashion. Their vision is to bring quality Canadian products that are made in Canada, to the world.
This all starts with their flagship store right here in Halifax, Nova Scotia at 1669 Barrington Street.
So, while in Halifax, we saved on shipping and brought them their spring re-stock in person…
…ran through some of the new designs for the Fall.
Had some fun merchandising…
…and styling with Canook merchandiser and all-round good sport, Alexis.
After Canook, it was just about time to hunt for the perfect lobster at the waterfront.
Needless to say, the waterfront is breathtaking. You can find yourself sitting at a patio watching the water or taking a ferry ride for just $2.50 to take pictures of the skyline from the boat.
This is where you can find the night life and talented artists performing at the Lower Deck, or simply relax and have a great cocktail after a tasty meal at many other surrounding restaurants.
Our pick on this afternoon was Salty’s Restaurant.
As we hoped, we found fresh lobster here...
...as well as many more tasty seafood selections (lobster roll and muscles) on their menu!
Sure it was a little chilly that day, (as I always say, it's a good thing I make hats!) but the chill didn’t stop us from enjoying the boardwalk.
Is it me? Or is there something about being near fresh water that gives you a lot of energy!
After a fantastic lunch, more exploring of downtown and a spritely jaunt back up the hill to the hotel, it was high time to enjoy some of the amenities of The Prince George.
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Read on with Day 3 - The Perfect Inn, In Halifax?