And it all started with one little market…

I arrive just after 8 and the place is already a buzz with activity. I’ve come to meet a friend and do a spin around Sault Ste. Marie’s newest public market at 35 Canal Drive. Instead what ends up happening is four hours of sophisticated loitering. Nothing quite says Saturday morning like a cup of…

St. Lawrence Market

The St. Lawrence Market is one of Canada’s oldest public markets and in 2012 it earned world recognition when National Geographic gave it top spot in a list of the world’s 10 best food markets. I’m totally inspired by this list by the way. Of the ten markets named in the article, the St. Lawrence Market…

Mill Square at the old St. Mary’s Paper Mill

Spring has finally reached the Sault  – I know I’ve said this a number of times before, but I sincerely believe that this time my declaration is true. Six months in the Sault, six months of winter. It’s the first weekend in June, the farmers’ market opened yesterday, the grass is green and the spinach…

Favourite spots to stop

One of the best but also the most challenging things about returning to a place you know so well is choosing which of your favourite eateries, stores and neighbourhoods you’re going to visit. I had this dilemma on my most recent trip to beautiful British Columbia. My first stop in Vancouver was of course Granville…

Market Cool

If you ever had a doubt that going to the market was uncool this little photo montage of my best friend’s twins in Antigua, Guatemala would prove you wrong. These two cool cats bring style and attitude to the market hall. It’s been a few years since I was last in Guatemala, but I a…

Market with a view

I have spent most of my life living just a few blocks away from the water. The view of the Olympic Mountains from Dallas Road in Victoria on a clear day is amazing. I can’t imagine that I’d ever tire of it. Although the Netherlands has plenty of water, beautiful canals, and a romantic seaside,…

Granville Island, It’s More Than The Public Market

A trip to Vancouver for myself and I think for many others always includes a visit to Granville Island. I have wonderful memories of playing at the water park as a child and of exploring the wonderful selection of games, toys and books available in the Kid’s Market. Taking The Aquabus from downtown Vancouver to the island always added…