Friday — the night before. Chris and I thought we’d have a party at our new home. A chance to say hi, meet those you don’t know, relax, and hang out before the big day. Everyone’s welcome, but we’re keeping it low key: 8 pm - 11 pm drop by, BYOB. We live at 2359 Agricola Street. 

Friday — the night before. Chris and I thought we’d have a party at our new home. A chance to say hi, meet those you don’t know, relax, and hang out before the big day. Everyone’s welcome, but we’re keeping it low key: 8 pm - 11 pm drop by, BYOB. We live at 2359 Agricola Street. 

The weather is looking pretty crisp, but hopefully we will see some sun!  Layer accordingly.
Click on the photo to get the link to the weather website if you want to track the forecast as obsessively as Chris will be.

The weather is looking pretty crisp, but hopefully we will see some sun!  Layer accordingly.

Click on the photo to get the link to the weather website if you want to track the forecast as obsessively as Chris will be.

So here’s the thing: Please don’t go to the address on our invites — that’s the wrong church! Instead, travel to 5657 North Street. Although the Church has frontage on North Street, the entrance is on Fuller Terrace. Most cabbies will know it by name, and it’s a green/slate blue colour with a dab of orange trim. 6pm, 8 October, 2011.  Please come!

So here’s the thing: Please don’t go to the address on our invites — that’s the wrong church! Instead, travel to 5657 North Street. Although the Church has frontage on North Street, the entrance is on Fuller Terrace. Most cabbies will know it by name, and it’s a green/slate blue colour with a dab of orange trim. 6pm, 8 October, 2011.  Please come!

Ok people, here is the Pasquet/Herder Halifax restaurant hit list:

Janes on the Commons is the spot in the picture above (Matthew is really into that coconut tart).  It’s pretty great. The food is tasty, the wine list is accessible and it strikes the right balance between casual and attentive service.  Giant bonus: it’s around the corner from our house so you can go here right before our Friday evening get together and not fuss about cabs.  Small caveat: They are catering our wedding so you are not exactly experiencing the diversity of the Halifax culinary scene.  But you know what, it’s not really that diverse- there, I said it!

http://janesonthecommon.com/

Morris East is owned and operated by our lovely friend Jennie, and it is GREAT.  Delicious pizza (with a GF option!) and really good service.  Her cocktail list is always seasonal and a real treat.  Just yesterday it was voted #1 restaurant in Halifax on Trip Advisor.  Yay Jennie!  And yay you if you get some fine pizza.

http://morriseast.com/

The Bicycle Thief is pretty new and fancy.  Great views of the water and the service is great.  Our friend Jeff is the mixologist there and he is quite the genius of drinks.  They are reservation only and it’s hard to get something but worth it if you can be fit in.

http://bicyclethief.ca/

Il Mercato is the more casual answer to quality Italian fare from the same owners as the Bicycle Thief.  It’s pasta heaven and Chris would strongly recommend the antipasto selection.  Also dessert.  Definitely have dessert.

http://www.il-mercato.ca/

Things to do if you are under 5:
Go see this guy.  His name is Gus, he is 88 years old and he lives at The Natural History Museum.  I have loved visiting him my whole life.  When I went to take this shot he was lounging on the lawn and was apparently feeling camera shy so I had to chase him down a bit.  It wasn’t a high speed chase.
http://museum.gov.ns.ca/mnhnew/en/home/default.aspx
Another crowd pleaser is the Discovery Centre.  No Gus, but lots of bubbles.
http://www.discoverycentre.ns.ca/

Things to do if you are under 5:

Go see this guy.  His name is Gus, he is 88 years old and he lives at The Natural History Museum.  I have loved visiting him my whole life.  When I went to take this shot he was lounging on the lawn and was apparently feeling camera shy so I had to chase him down a bit.  It wasn’t a high speed chase.

http://museum.gov.ns.ca/mnhnew/en/home/default.aspx

Another crowd pleaser is the Discovery Centre.  No Gus, but lots of bubbles.

http://www.discoverycentre.ns.ca/

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I love this store,  and the woman, Andrea, who owns it is an absolute delight!  It’s downtown in a beautifully newly renovated space on Market Street.

Stop in and and buy us a wedding card! 

http://inkwellboutique.ca/

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Attention vegetarians. 

Lots of dining places in Halifax have great veggie options but these two stand out- The Wooden Monkey is downtown and makes delicious food from organic, macrobiotic, and locally grown fresh ingredients.  They will basically bend over backwards to accommodate you and make sure you have a good meal.  The brown rice and chick pea salad is a favorite.  Good wine list too!

http://www.thewoodenmonkey.ca/

The Heartwood holds a special place in Chris’ heart (pardon the pun).  It is filled with hippies and the top notch all organic ingredients they use don’t come cheap, but they make some killer gluten free cookies AND their hot miso veggie bowl will make you feel so warm and cozy inside you never want to leave.  It is on Quinpool Road very close to the Atlantica (Tim and Geoff this means you!)

http://www.heartwoodbakerycafe.ca/

Our wedding barkeep, and dear friend, Zane can SABRE champagne. Can yours?

I know we talk have made multiple posts about the market but it really is the one place we make an effort to go every week.  Get coffee at Steve-O-Renos and sit and enjoy the people watching for awhile!  Go to the green roof and see the view of the harbour!

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