UGSJ does Halifax!
I spent last week in Halifax (time with Hubby as he’s working at the Halifax Infirmary). It was hard to spend a whole week away from Saint John, especially when I had to entertain myself throughout the day… but with an apartment at the foot of Citadel Hill, paid for by someone else, well, at least I spent time in style.
As it turned out, last week was the perfect week to be in Halifax! First, it was my anniversary. When Hubby came home on Tuesday night I had dinner made, Champagne in the fridge (from Sis-in-Law) and a gift of MEC merchandise for his growing love of kayaking. Second, it was the Halifax International Busker Festival. I spent much of Wednesday trolling the Halifax Waterfront for deals on crafts, clothes & accessories as well as entertainment on their many busker stages! There were performers on pogo sticks, break-dancers, fire artists & comedians… but my absolute favorite was VICTORRR RRRUBILARR!! He was this great football (soccer ball) juggling/tricking performer from Argentina. Not hard on the eyes either. The day continued with some pampering (my anniversary gift) at The Fixx Salon on Lower Water Street, a stop at Pete’s for fresh ingredients for dinner and a walk to Video Difference (the coolest video store I have ever seen) for a movie.
Thursday was shopping day: Peep Show, Lulu Lemon, and I went to the Mic Mac Mall to check out the newest H&M to hit the east coast – which was a disappointment. They took out the funkiest of lines from the H&M collection and I found that, although there were some nice pieces, everything was very monochromatic. Bring us the Montreal/Toronto worthy styles!! Oh well. The craziest part of this story, I didn’t buy a thing! I was being a good girl. But, by far the best part of the day, was when Hubby & I pampered friends of ours - that are new parents – with a homemade dinner at their house.
Friday I spent part of the afternoon with another friend and his two kids. We played in the sandbox! And, finally, it was time to hit the town for some Halifax nightlife… after a delivery of Alexandra’s Canadian Classic Pizza (with the sweet sauce), Hubby and I went to a friend’s house for some pre-drinking before heading downtown… felt young to be walking across town with a case of beer and coolers under the arm. First bar: rooftop patio of the Argyle with a bunch of residents and their partners. Second bar: dancing at the Lower Deck (Hubby went home before we hit #2 because he had to work in the am). When we were kicked out of that bar at 2am -> Third bar: The Alehouse. By far the best of the three… Merimac was playing all the maritime favorites, the place was packed and everyone was dancing and belting out the words. I think I stumbled ”home” around 3:45am.
Saturday, the vacation ended… slept in and headed home to Saint John in the sweltering heat (driving Matilda, she has no air conditioning). Dream over.
Entry filed under: City Life, shopping, Uptowngirl on Vacation. Tags: Alexandra's Pizza, Citadel Hill, H&M, Halifax, Halifax International Busker Festival, Halifax Waterfront, Lulu Lemon, MEC, Merimac, Mic Mac Mall, Peep Show, Pete's Frootique, The Alehouse, The Argyle, The Fixx Salon, The Lower Deck, Video Difference.