Style destination: Halifax
The Lord Nelson
Beautiful public gardens are situated directly across from this gracious historic hotel conveniently located downtown, and a short walk to the waterfront boardwalk. Fine dining and sophisticated hotel style suites are a few of the amenities that are sure to enhance your stay. Just around the corner is the bustling Spring Garden Road, which features a variety of chic boutiques and restaurants. lordnelsonhotel.ca.
One-of-a-kind, locally made crafts, jewellery and furniture are some of the treasures you’ll find in the Hydrostone Market, set in a picturesque park-like setting in the north end. A mix of eateries and shops makes up this trendy historic block. For custom furniture and home decor accessories, visit Henhouse. This pretty boutique is a great place to shop if you’re seeking inspiration to create cottage style in your home. hydrostonemarket.ca; henhouse.ca.
Within walking distance from the Hydrostone Market, Bellissimo specializes in chic home accessories and antiques from Europe, combined with an engrossing fabric collection available to customize furniture. A high white tin ceiling, creaky wooden floors and marble accents add to the old-world vibe. bellissimoliving.com.
Where to eat
The Five Fishermen restaurant & grill
A local favourite for fresh fish, the Five Fishermen menu highlights a variety of dishes that will no doubt satisfy your seafood cravings. Nestled in a lovely historic building downtown, the restaurant interior is adorned with stained-glass windows and white linen-covered tables. Ask your server about the history of the building – she’ll happily entertain with haunting tales! fivefishermen.com.
Two if By Sea Cafe
Make your way to the ever-so-popular Two if By Sea Café, located in Halifax’s Historic Properties. This modern-styled café is brimming with people at most times of the day. It seems that no one is able to resist the lure of croissants, best described as delectable, buttery decadence. The painau chocolat is a local favourite, so few, if any, remain by the day’s end. twoifbyseabakeshop.com.