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scenes from my weekend {halifax edition}.

views from the plane | beautiful Halifax | Justin & I
fresh smoked salmon | a family friend’s backyard | olive oil tasting shop

When we found out that my brothers basketball team had made it to the National Championships this past weekend, we quickly packed our bags and headed to Halifax to support them from the stands. Although they made a valiant effort (and I’m so proud of my little brother who won player of the game!) they didn’t make it past the first round. Fortunately, this resulted in ample time to explore the city at will. Indulging in fresh seafood of all kinds was definitely the highlight of the trip. And what Nova Scotia lacks in cute shops and coffee spots it makes up for in surprisingly good pubs, and kindness unlike I’ve ever seen*. All in all it was a wonderful weekend, and it’s amazing what a little getaway with the family can do for one’s soul.

*From strangers on the street who’d call a friend if they couldn’t help with directions, to traffic that would completely stop should you stand on the sidewalk and even contemplate j-walking, I was blown away by people’s friendliness. The security guards at the airport were not only smiling, but laughing and making jokes (although I’ve been told Torontonians are surprisingly friendly, this is unheard of). I can confirm that what they say about the Maritimes is 100% true and it’s possible I’ve been hauled up in big city life for a little too long.

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23 Comments

  • Reply
    Charlotte
    March 12, 2012 at 9:30 am

    You always have the loveliest weekends :) I really look forward to these posts on Mondays x

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      Jacquelyn
      March 12, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      I’m so glad :) Thank you Charlotte
      You leave the sweetest comments

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    Anna @ IHOD
    March 12, 2012 at 10:05 am

    Looks like such a lovely escape! So beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing with us:)
    x, Anna

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    Tiffany @ Savor Home
    March 12, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Looks wonderful and congrats to your brothers. You have the most beautiful blog… I have shared the fact that I am enjoying it with my readers today. Hopefully they will enjoy it, too!

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      March 12, 2012 at 11:02 pm

      Thank you so much! I truly appreciate that

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    Victoria | Haute
    March 12, 2012 at 10:36 am

    You and all your vacations!! Take me in your bag next time, will you!! :)

    Your trip looks so lovely!! Such beautiful scenery!!

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      March 12, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      haha I know – I’ve definitely been spoiled lately, no question

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    tinajo
    March 12, 2012 at 11:07 am

    Looks amazing, wish I´d been there too! :-)

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    Alexa
    March 12, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    Yay that’s great for your little brother!!! xo

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    Jordana
    March 12, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    Looks like you had a lovely sunny visit! Weekend getaways are so fun, aren’t they?
    Jordana

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      March 12, 2012 at 11:03 pm

      They make such a difference. I already feel much less overwhelmed (re: my post on friday)

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    Gabrielle | Savvy Home
    March 12, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Love Nova Scotia. So true what you say about traffic stopping if you stand on a sidewalk… They do that all accross the Maritimes! Lovely people :)

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      Jacquelyn
      March 12, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      Seriously, the nicest
      I couldn’t believe it! Half the time I wasn’t actually planning on crossing, but felt like I should just because people were stopping for me

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    Stacey
    March 12, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    That sounds like the loveliest place to visit – I think I may just add that on to my list :)

    • Reply
      Jacquelyn
      March 12, 2012 at 11:04 pm

      It’s stunning! I’ve been twice in the winter and once in the summer (when I was 10) and I would definitely recommend going in the summer. There’s much more to do :)

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    Mommy
    March 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Lovely blog and even lovelier spending the weekend with my favorite people..my daughter and her boyfriend, and James…love the picture of the feet.

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      Jacquelyn
      March 12, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      Thanks mom!
      It was lots of fun

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    Nikki
    March 13, 2012 at 7:15 pm

    I live in Hali and there’s cute shops, just kinda hidden. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay.

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      Jacquelyn
      March 13, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      I actually found a few that were great. One in particular is called Biscuit and it was really great! You’ll have to give me some insider tips for my next trip

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    Kelly
    March 19, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Lighthouses and rain boots? I’m sold!

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