With the municipal election now behind us, whether you are happy with the results, weeping into your coffee, or were too busy getting ready for Nocturne to even notice, it’s a great time to enjoy Halifax as a visitor would, and be reminded of what makes our city such a great place to live in.

The wonderful BC-based and craft-oriented blog Poppytalk is running a series of city guides focused on independent businesses, and gave local blogger and crafter Trudi, of Double Happiness, the task of preparing the Halifax edition. Trudi’s guide debuted this week on Poppytalk, and it’s a thoughtful and beautifully photographed survey of Halifax’s downtown shopping neighbourhoods, including Barrington street, where The Loop gets a nod. Check it out and be inspired!