This blog, which originally started out as a creative outlet for me as I wrote my MA thesis on the history and resurgence of public markets in North American cities, turned into a lengthy statement on cultural adaptation. Living life like a local was somehow more glamourous when I was drinking Spritz as an aperitivo on the Grand Canal in Venice; but, here I am  growing tomatoes out of a blue recycling bin on my minimal city lot and trying to figure out why small town Canada calls Tim Horton‘s good coffee. When in Rome…


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  1. Karl says:

    Dear Elena,

    Stumbling upon your blog had the familiar feeling of reminiscing over coffee with a good friend, catching up on adventures past since our last chance encounter.

    I’ve always appreciated the Algoma region for it’s natural gifts. However, just recently back from an extended career journey in a larger centre, I was feeling a sad sense of longing for the arts and culture scene since returning to the north. I stumbled upon your blog that led me to the Dish for a nice cup of tea and look forward to some future outings to Mill Market, Café Natura, Lop Lops and 180 Projects. You’ve lifted my spirits for the Holidays and have me happy to be back in this neck of the woods.

    Thanks for sharing!


    1. Elena Lewis says:

      Hey Karl,
      Thanks for the kind words! I’m happy to hear you’re finding a new appreciation for what this little town has to offer.
      Happy New Year!

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