Dartmouth Crossing, Making all of Our Dreams Come True

I just had to figure out a way to tie the fact that IKEA IS COMING into a (legitimate) post.

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Here’s to You, Halifax Common

This #fetchfriday I want to talk about the Halifax Common (aka “the Commons”). This doesn’t fit the mould of a lot of my previous posts, because the Halifax Common is well known to most Haligonians, us included. Nonetheless, I think this incredible grassy–or snowy–space in the heart of Halifax deserves a shoutout.

Update: This is not an off-leash area and although a lot of people use it as such, we have heard that there have been some complaints and by-law enforcement has been issuing tickets in this area lately. So proceed with caution.

For one great summer back in 2010, we lived on Hunter Street, so Dal and I were frequent fliers at the Halifax Common. (Did you know it’s the oldest city park in Canada?!) Now that we live in Dartmouth we don’t go all that often, but it still makes for a handy place to stop if we’re running errands downtown.

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A Dog-Friendly Downtown New Year’s Eve

Happy New Year, everyone! While I am always excited to ring in the new year, it’s also with a bit of sadness that I say goodbye to the “old” year. And what a year 2015 was. Twelve books I loved, eleven rooms painted, ten bags of dog food, nine lovely houseguests, eight blog posts, seven NB visits, six weddings , five provinces travelled, four months of renos, three camping trips, two sad goodbyes, and one new career.  Oh, and countless dogventures.

To date, my focus has been on places to spend time with your dog outside. But this week’s dogventure takes us inside one of our favourite Halifax hotels.

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