We spent much of Tuesday afternoon browsing the thrift shops in St. John’s. We’re typically rushed on Tuesdays, since we’re often going here and there picking up trunk-loads of butter, flour, and icing sugar. We had some extra time this week, so we spent it browsing the secondhand racks literally hanger by hanger. What usually happens is whoever’s wearing the least complicated outfit is on … Continue reading Thrifted Thursdays: 01.20.17
When you live in this province, the ultimate Winter plans are typically made on the west coast, right? So, we planned a trip to the west coast. When trying to find accommodations, however, we discovered our little road trip was scheduled during the exact same time as the National Special Olympics, and everything was booked solid in Deer Lake and Corner Brook. Super bad timing … Continue reading Curing the Winter Blues
We wanted to title this post “Putting Newfoundland Berries on Yer Face Feels Amazing”, but we didn’t want to give the wrong impression. Natural beauty products are brilliant anyways-but when they’re made locally from local ingredients?! YES, PLEASE. Needless to say, we were pumped to try products from NL’s own Indigena Skincare. A quick browse through the brand’s online site reveals lots of good stuff: … Continue reading Local Love for Indigena Skincare
“Well, I took a stroll / On the old long walk” A conversation last week with a friend, Holly, had me thinking about Galway. Again. This is a common occurrence, believe me. If you’re lucky enough to have visited the Irish town, you’ll understand the way we’re feeling. (To any Newfoundlanders & Labradorians reading this, I’m not referring to Danny’s Galway, haha, I’m talking about … Continue reading The Problem with “Galway Girl”
Her name’s Brassy Lassy. (Okay no, her name’s actually Andrea, but we love calling her Brassy.) We’ve known Brassy for a couple of years now, from attending the same markets on the weekends. We’re SO PROUD of her for opening her own storefront in downtown St. John’s. Just walking into the store does good for your soul. Spend five minutes in there and you’ll swear … Continue reading There’s A New Girl Downtown.
It took us way too long to realize how important supporting local businesses is. I guess the important thing is that we actually realized it, haha. Once you get into a habit of eating out at national ‘chain’ restaurants, it can be hard to break. But, we’re trying. We’ve discovered that supporting local restaurants in St. John’s is actually a delicious thing to do. You … Continue reading Local Eats: Get Stuffed
Most of us here on the Avalon Peninsula knew today would be a snow day. I mean, come on, we all follow Ryan Snoddon on Facebook, am I right? Judging by the crowd at the grocery store yesterday–EVERYONE knew they’d be stuck in the house until at least lunchtime today. (Nothing brings us all out and about together like a nice fat blizzard warning, haha). … Continue reading Successful Snow Days & Shout-Outs.