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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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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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Up, Up & Away at the Atlantic Balloon Fiesta

The Atlantic Balloon Fiesta, also known as ‘Atlantic Canada’s Most Colourful Festival’ is an annual event that is proudly held in Sussex, New Brunswick. It has grown over the past 33 years into a huge 3-day weekend event jam-packed with wonderful activities, music, food and fun for everyone. The highlight is watching 30+ beautiful hot air balloons in many different colours, shapes & sizes inflate, launch & float across the serene September blue sky. You can also ‘fly’ in one too! I highly recommend it!

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Making Waves on Ministers Island

‘Making Waves: Art on the Island’ is an annual event sponsored by Sunbury Shores Art & Nature Centre. This Fine Art Auction is a community arts & nature fundraiser held at Covenhoven House on Ministers Island. It is a extraordinary evening held in a remarkable place, featuring works by 50 contemporary artists and it all begins by crossing to an island on the exposed ocean floor when the tide is low.

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Feast in the Village at Kings Landing

Open-air, long-table dining set amidst the breathtaking landscape of Kings Landing is a fun-filled, living history lesson that resonates. Step back in time, as you gather and interact with villagers and other special guests for a Harvest Feast celebration. A seasonal bounty of traditional Maritimes heritage recipes are shared together while you are entertained by villagers. Enjoy time travel, dinner and a lively spoon-playing, toe-tapping, singing & dancing ‘Kitchen Party’.

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Awe-Inspiring, Exquisite Kingsbrae Garden

Kingsbrae Garden is a 27-acre fine horticultural garden highlighting traditional formal gardening as well as modern styles. Each themed garden showcases unique features that embrace its’ focus beautifully. The sculpture garden, filled with winners of a Canada-wide sculpture competition, is spectacular. Be awe-inspired as you stroll Kingsbrae Garden, sharing it with other wandering admirers, happily grazing animals, singing birds, splashing ducks, fluttering butterflies & buzzing bees.

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Endearing Deer Island

Board a small ferry and head to serene, picturesque Deer Island in the Bay of Fundy. Whether you love canoeing or kayaking, hiking or biking or simply taking slow scenic drives, stopping here and there to get out and take it all in ~ this is a hidden gem that begs to be discovered.

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Uniquely Colourful Edmundston

Discover Edmundston & the Madawaska Region! Edmundston is a colourful, cultural city. People who live in this city and region are proud of their heritage and more than happy to have you visit. They embrace their history & celebrate who they are. They are so welcoming that you find yourself planning a return trip before you ever leave.

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The New Brunswick Botanical Garden ~ A Garden to Love

Proudly celebrating 25 years, New Brunswick Botanical Garden is a delightful artistic and creative walk of wonder on the Madawaska River in Saint Jacques. Whimsical garden sculptures welcome you into the impressive architectural entrance garden and it just keeps on coming. Twelve themed gardens, serene waterscapes, talented Artists in Residence, a Live Butterfly Exhibit, a Herbalist’s Pavillon with educational & interactive workshops and the sweetest cafe overlooking the garden to enjoy the marvel of it all. This is a garden to love.

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All Aboard for Railway Pie at McAdam Railway Station

The history that surrounds McAdam Railway Station has all the makings of a Hollywood movie or at least a good Netflix drama series: affairs, run away housewives, shotgun wielding husbands, unwed mothers, abandoned babies, high society, financial ruin, ghost stories, murder & mayhem. Come hear the stories while you enjoy a guided tour through this famous Canadian icon and National Historical treasure before it is too late. And be sure to enjoy some famous ‘Railway Pie’ served in the station’s diner just like it was over a century ago.

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Uber-Cool Urban Threadz

Urban Threadz (aka Studio 103) is an uber-cool boutique in a 1840 heritage home in historic downtown Fredericton that offers one stop shopping for gorgeous clothing, accessories, home decor and gifts all under one big beautiful roof. It’s my favourite place to shop in town. Come see what the buzz is all about.  

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Spring Staycation at Quartermain House B & B

Why not book a 5 Star B & B in your own hometown? You’re worth it! Everyone needs a pampering once in awhile and that’s just what you get at Quartermain House. We were treated like Royalty! Enjoy this step back in time in this 1840’s Gothic Revival that will have you booking your ‘staycation’ ASAP.

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