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LUMIERE!

Wednesday, September 26th, 2012

Lumière: Contemporary Art . Unconventional Spaces will be held on September 29th from 6:58pm to 11:58pm in downtown Sydney.

Lumiere is “a nighttime celebration of the arts, Lumière brings together many different sectors to infuse Sydney’s downtown core with the vibrancy and excitement of theatre, dance, music, and visual art and fine craft. Lumière provides a platform for our different communities to collaborate, making the arts engaging and accessible to the public.”

I loved the atmosphere of Lumiere 2011 – and cannot wait for Saturday to see what Lumiere 2012 offers.

Will you be attending?

Please visit www.lumierecapebreton.ca for more information and to download the guide.

A day in Mabou

Friday, August 17th, 2012

Early this week I spent a day in Mabou.

Mabou is located about two hours from Sydney, on the other side of Cape Breton. The community is sandwiched between other quaint towns, including Inverness and Whycocomagh. Mabou stands out for me since my family frequents it – but all of the areas will turn up treasures if you choose to visit them.

We started our day in Mabou at the beach! (Where else, right?!)

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Our favourite beach is West Mabou Beach. One visit to the beach and you’ll be hooked for life. The swimming is glorious for one. The sand is soft beneath your toes and the ocean water isn’t totally frigid; in fact, on a hot day you can easily walk in without any goosebumps. As well – the beach is always deserted! You can enjoy paradise without the sound or sight of hundreds of other people.

For our day at the beach, we made sure to pack the basics, including: sunscreen, beach towels, books, water, and treats! Every beach bum’s essentials :)

After we were sufficiently beached-out, we headed out for dinner at the uber-popular (and rightfully so) Red Shoe Pub. My sister and dad ordered the fish and chips and my mom and I ordered some of their veggie fare: a homemade soup, spinach salad, and roasted vegetable flatbread sandwich. Everything was delicious and fresh – all plates were cleared. Two thumbs up for the Red Shoe Pub!

With sun kissed skin and full bellies, we headed home to Sydney. The ideal summer day over… until the next one!

Where do you spend your favourite summer days?