April 30, 2012

Nova Scotia Recap

After a ten day hiatus I'm back to the blogging world! I've been in Nova Scotia the past 10 days, revisiting old haunts & friends in Antigonish, family in Halifax, & examining an endless array of bacterial culture plates in a microbiology lab in Wolfville (you know you're jealous ;). It rained 8 out of 10 days & I was clad in a highly attractive white lab coat for the most part, so hopefully you'll understand why the blog remained untouched. I also had only a point & shoot with me, so my apologies for the lack of photos! 

In a quick recap of my week: 
Antigonish (the quaint little town I went to university in) was fun to revisit; indulging in delicious food at my favourite cafe & playing catch-up with people I haven't seen all year. In Halifax I got to meet one of my newest little cousins, the adorable Sam (whose closet may well rival mine). Finally in Wolfville (where I had to go for a Microbio lab) I eased the pain of poor weather & daily dealings with E.coli with great company & some pretty serious cuisine indulgence. It was my first time visiting the teeny tiny town, which I can now say without a doubt is the most delightful of Maritime towns! The plethora of Victorian houses is to die for, & the restaurants... oh my! I was amazed at the sheer amount of restaurants & bistros (each with vegan menu options, hallelujah!) for such a small population. They were all top notch & highly recommendable. Admittedly we ate out for every single meal. Whether I magically gained 10 lbs in the process remains to be seen haha. It was a lovely time none the less. 

I've got 2 weeks crammed with German lessons ahead of me, but I'm feeling pretty refreshed & ready to get my blogging mojo back. Outfit photos to come tomorrow so stay tuned :)

[A couple quick photos in & around STFX university; obligingly shot by my weekend hostess Jenna Gillis, on our way home from sup Saturday evening]


  1. Glad to hear you had an enjoyable 10 days away! (even if it did involve some lab time with e.coli)x

  2. gorgeous outfit!


  3. It sounds like you had a lovely time! It's sometimes nice to take time away from blogging and do other things like catching up with old friends! Antigonish looks lovely and Wolfville sounds lovely with the victorian houses and lots of restaurants xx


  4. Yaaaaaaaa buddy some credit

  5. Never been to the east coast of Canada... heard it must be beautiful, though. Unfortunately Halifax generates bad feelings within me, as I will probably always associate it with the crash of a Swiss airplane that killed 229 people... sad, I know, wondering if that might pass if I got to actually visit the place.

    So next time you'll come to Vancouver we can have a conversation in German?!

    Style Lounge

  6. Nova Scotia sounds lovely! Sounds so beautiful!
    Really nice outfit, I really like the necklace

  7. Sounds like a great time! Love your statement necklace, especially with the chic all-black ensemble! xo


  8. First off, you look so pretty and professional! That necklace is one of my favorites of yours.
    The town sounds like a little wonderland that I think I need to visit. The picture of your school is really lovely, too.
    Looking forward to your outfit pics and just your presence in general again here in the blogosphere :)

  9. Shawna! you look soo great :) Im glad you finally have a blazer! im not sure if its old, but I know you kept lusting after having one! ps the necklace is amazing, you have great choice in jewelry ;)

    Love Kristine

  10. Sounds like a really amazing vacation!

    xo Jennifer


  11. Nice photos. :) Aww that necklace looks so sweet ! Lovely outfit.

    Indie by heart

  12. Glad you had such a lovely trip. The town looks so quaint : ) Your outfit looks great in the last photo and so does your necklace. Love the pop of color. Great choice!

    Danielle xo


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