Yesterday was a busy day in Halifax! We had the perfect sunny fall day to explore the city on foot and visit many of I Love Local HFX's City Harvest participants. I teamed up with the Halifax Food Bloggers to take advantage of all the amazing back-door take-outs offered in celebration of City Harvest. The food was amazing!
Lately I have been focusing more on bringing together two of my passions... photography and food. I have been following local food bloggers here in Halifax and one of my favorites is Kelly Neil. Her photographs of food have inspired me to be more involved in local food culture and I was thrilled that she was willing to give me a behind-the-scenes peek of the preparation and styling that goes into food photography.
I had a great time exploring the city and visiting local businesses last Saturday for I Love Local Halifax's Open City event. I made my way from the old Farmers' Market, to the Hydrostone and back again to the NSCAD Port Campus for the Artist for a Day event taking in as much as I could along the way!
Mmmmm, I love cake! I've had my eye on Crystal Ross' artistic creations for a while and decided to connect with her for a photo shoot featuring her business Gateaux Rose. Crystal, a NSCAD grad and artist who works at Argyle Fine Art, spends many evenings and weekends creating artfully designed, custom baked sweets. I really like Crystal's philosophy about these edible works of art. They don't have to be perfect and they don't have to last forever – they are meant to be enjoyed in the moment and shared with the people you love. What a wonderful way to celebrate life's important events!
I was looking for something special to wear for Valentine's Day and came across my two favorite pieces of jewelry. When my Grandmother passed away a few years ago, these were the two pieces I really wanted to have. I love the bright red funky necklace and thought it was so cool that she would have a bold piece of jewelry like this. I also fell in love with the gold heart-shaped locket.