Category Archives: Art and Artisans

Local Nova Scotia Events – Updated March 2024

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If you’re looking for Nova Scotia local events, you’ve come to the right place! Here, we’ve put together a regularly updated list of the best events all around Nova Scotia […]

Top 5 Local Economy Growth Hacks through Buying Local

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The local economy grows by supporting small businesses more than larger corporations. Why, you ask? Well, buying from small local businesses strengthens the local supply chain and retains more of […]

How to Support Local on your Vacation

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Whether planning a staycation or travelling abroad, it’s worth supporting local businesses in the communities you travel to. Some local businesses may have unique and artisanal souvenirs, or traditional food […]

Valentines Day Gifts for all of us — even you!

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Valentines Day gifts: Asking for a friend Valentines Day is here again, and with it the PRESSURE to find perfect Valentines Day gifts. And, well, frankly to enjoy Valentines Day. […]

More than local gifts: Holiday 2021 is all about YOU.

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You’re in for a treat this month. Why? Because in addition to plugging the many benefits of local gifts this festive season, I’m gonna get personal about my journey as […]

Local gifts. The perfect solution to supply chain anxiety.

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Worried about that pesky supply chain? Local gifts to the rescue! As yet another pandemic festive season barrels down upon us, our thoughts turn to making the hopes and dreams […]

On local gift baskets and how they saved my holiday bacon

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Local gift baskets—and shopping for said baskets—has taught me a lot this holiday season. Mainly that while I seem to be quite good at locating and spending money at small […]

9 Ways to Shop Small & Local this Holiday Season

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How can you shop local? Let me count the ways… But first, a moment of recognition of the stresses that can accumulate with all the demands on our time during […]