The New Brunswick Sunflower Festival

The NB Sunflower Festival is a feast for your eyes. Be awestruck as you catch a wagon ride to the top of the massive field to see 150,000 beautiful suns facing you at once. It is an annual event now in Salisbury that you can look forward to year after year.

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Pictou Lodge Beach Resort ~ The Perfect Pick for a Getaway

Pictou Lodge Beach Resort on the Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia is the perfect maritime vacation destination. Families, groups of friends and couples will all find what they are looking for here. This resort has something for everyone with more options and choices than you will ever have time for.

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Beautiful Birchdale

Oh, if the walls could talk at Birchdale... It has hosted some notable guests over this past century like: Greta Garbo, Babe Ruth, Teddy Roosevelt, Danny Kaye, Ted Williams & Disney Illustrator Milt May to name a few. You can feel the illustrious history here ~ it is almost palpable. I recently went off-the-grid and attended a Writers Retreat at this rustic beauty and do I have a tale to tell.

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Maritimes Maven Meets Mabel Murple

Mabel Murple’s Book Shoppe & Dreamery is what children’s dreams are made of. Nestled on River John on the Sunrise Trail on the Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia, Canadian Children’s Author, Poet & Educator Sheree Fitch has opened up her personal hobby farm and created a purplicious place where books come alive through imagination, creativity and old fashioned family fun.

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Step Back in Time at Chef Michael & Chastity Smith's Inn at Fortune Bridge

Chef Michael & Chastity Smith’s newest boutique hotel, The Inn at Fortune Bridge is an extravagant Parisian step back in time. Be swept up in this luxurious setting with all the modern comforts while surrounded by 19th Century French antiques. Then be swept away to Chef Michael’s Famous Fireworks Feast at The Inn at Bay Fortune in a chauffeured vintage Bentley to arrive & depart in style.

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Picture Perfect Inn at St. Peters

The Inn at St. Peters is a picture perfect Prince Edward Island vacation oasis. Sitting pretty on the Points East Coastal Drive Shore, this 4 ½ star Inn is ideal for exploring nearby wonders as well as soaking up the Inn’s waterfront views, beautiful gardens and gourmet meals.

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Get Schooled on PEI's Red Sands Shore

School’s IN for EVER! While most were running out of schools into summer, I ran into the ‘The Schoolhouse’ Airbnb. It is a wonderful play & stay on Prince Edward Island like no other. It was a delightful and I got ‘schooled’ on how much I have been missing on the Red Sands Shore of PEI.

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Destination Doaktown & Boiestown

Doaktown & Boiestown are not just signs on a highway you pass on your way somewhere else, this area is a DESTINATION to DISCOVER! You won’t believe how much there is to see & do in the area along the majestic Miramichi River, so much so that you need to stay for a while & do I have a place for you! ‘Come Home’ to Doaktown & Boiestown and find a treasure trove of hidden gems.

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A Taste of Devour at the Algonquin

DEVOUR! The Food & Film Fest came to the Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews by-the-Sea for the 3rd year in a row this spring and it was nothing short of incredible! The Algonquin showcased the magic of this spectacular celebration of food & film with a jam packed fun feast-ival weekend in a beautiful fairytale setting. Be sure to put Devour! at the Algonquin on your calendar for April, 2020!

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Dine Around Halifax Heats Up February

Dine Around is heating up Halifax in February. Innovative chefs use locally sourced ingredients to prepare special curated menus with fixed discounted prices. Dine & Stay hotels also are offering great discounts this month too. Start the car… It’s Winner, Winner… Gourmet Dinner!!

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Inspiration Called and She is at The Tipsy Muse

The Tipsy Muse encourages you to stop and enjoy your life to inspire your work. This brand new licensed cafe serves up coffee, drinks, a few eats, live music and cool vinyl tunes. It’s a creative space that invites you to unplug and chill out or plug in with free wifi and get creative collaborating with friends. The Muse serves up the good things in life to truly inspire the best possible you.

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There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays

Imagine having a floral stylist design your holiday decor for your home from top to bottom ~ inside and out. Wouldn’t that be a dream come true? Well, it was mine recently as I watched and learned from Reuben Mark Stewart, as he foraged then styled my home in a whimsical, woodsy, magical display. Learn how to style a fireplace mantel and get inspired to bring the outside ~ in ~ all to create your very own festive holiday showcase.

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'Twas the Month Before Christmas in Downtown Fredericton

‘Twas the month before Christmas, when all thro’ downtown, The shoppers were frantic and on a countdown. ~ And so it begins… Join me as I give you a glimpse of my hometown’s downtown, through a familiar sounding poem. Spend a day, in my shoes and though my eyes, with my dear friend too, as we enjoy shopping & walking about, savouring the festive moments in beautiful downtown Fredericton. I hope you get a chance, in your own shoes, to experience the same. It’s one of my favourite places.

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Christmas at the Station

Childlike wonder awaits you at Christmas at the Station. The McAdam Railway Station, a New Brunswick & Canadian Historic site and a designated Heritage Railway Station is decked out to the nines in a spectacular sparkling showcase for the holiday season. Be forewarned, you will leave with Christmas spirit in your heart.

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The Purrfect Cup Cat Cafe is Cat-ching On

The Purrfect Cup is cat-ching on & getting meow-velous reviews in Fredericton, New Brunswick! The first cat cafe of its kind in the Maritimes, is proving owner Korey Jennings has found a flourishing & rewarding business conceived from an inspiration & entrepreneurial instinct that… if you build it ~ they will come! So come for the great coffee and baked goods, or come for a visit in the special Cat Lounge for kitty snuggles, or to find a fur-ever friend. Just come and see for yourself as it really is the Cat’s Meow!

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La Grande Grouille ~ The Great Fall Festival

There are over 3,000 pumpkins at La Grande Grouille. There are also hundreds of incredible creatures too: fairies & gnomes, witches & wizards, cats & bats, birds & insects, animals & mystical creatures ~ even fantastical fire dancers! La Grande Grouille is an important annual ritual, as together all these creatures together rise to remind us to take good care of the earth. Look, listen & learn on the most magical weekend of the year as New Brunswick Botanical Garden celebrates La Grande Grouille ~ The Great Fall Festival!

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Charming Chester

Check out Chester for an afternoon of wandering artisan shops & creative entrepreneurial stores. Enjoy a tasty lunch at one of the cute cafes or seafood restaurants and bask in the harbour front ocean views but don’t underestimate what you may have heard to be Lunenburg’s or Mahone Bay’s little sister. This south shore beauty, less than an hour from Halifax, has a winning personality ~ all of her own. There is more packed into this picturesque village than you would expect. Come see what you have been missing in Charming Chester.

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Merry Mahone Bay Scarecrow Festival

Sweet Mahone Bay transforms into a merriment of characters for their annual Scarecrow Festival & Antique Fair. The whole town is brimming with life-size imaginative scarecrows from the traditional to the absurd, all to tickle your funny bone and offer a fabulous family activity ladened weekend coupled with the largest antique show in the Maritimes. This unique joyful autumn extravaganza delivers!

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