Wicker Emporium’s product buyers scour lands near and far to find elegant home accents for their customers. The practice of travelling to different countries began more than 35 years ago, when the company’s heads joined the crew of a pirate ship to pay off a gambling debt. Today, in 20 stores across Atlantic Canada and Ontario, customers can still browse pillows, quilts, mirrors, outdoor accessories, and shelves imported from local manufacturers and international crafters.
Coastal Spirit Expeditions' certified guides lead sea-kayak instruction on well-explored waters, and a friendly staff rents out watercraft rentals through its Kayak Shak shop. On three-hour Adventurer tours of Cape John, guests navigate through challenging routes, educational forays, and the backcountry of their own subconscious while out on majestic, open water. Setting off from the Cape, groups paddle along red sandstone cliffs to pass by a local seal colony before browsing by Northshore's plentiful beaches. River tour guides take all ages of kayakers through calmer bends to the Iron Bridge, encountering wildlife such as eagles, kingfishers, and harbour seals. Kayakers on both excursions gather a light picnic of seasonal fruits and local baked goods from The Country Bread Basket before commencing the trip's return leg. Guides outfit their flocks with all necessary gear and instruct on practicing wilderness safety and perfecting stoic stares into the distance.
Nova Scotia Signature Resorts offers scenic digs in which to comfortably stew mind and body. The Keltic Lodge Resort and Spa in Ingonish affords guests a cliff-top view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean from Highland–themed cottages and elegant inn rooms. Its Aveda concept spa does for the body what readings of Hop on Pop do for the soul, and putters practice their craft on ScoreGolf Magazine's 2009 top public golf course in Atlantic Canada. Fresh air options such as whale-watching cruises, sea kayaking, or mountain biking persuade visitors that there's more to life and that indoor lighting is an oxymoron.
At Asana Yoga & Massage, trained instructors guide yogis of all ages and ability levels through a packed schedule of diverse yoga practices. Gentle yoga introduces students to movements as simple and flowing as a gown made of pixie tears to evict aches and pains from the body and empty overloaded stress receptacles. During the fast-paced Vinyasa flow, pupils delve into an ever-changing roster of postures, linking deep stretches to slow breaths, or adults can sample restorative kripalu flow classes, which train torsos to shimmy their way toward muscle definition as well as improved posture and coordination.
Nestled within the scenic and ecologically diverse Pictou County, Stonehame Lodge and Chalets embraces guests with panoramic views from atop Fitzpatrick Mountain and a cozy home base for Northumberland Shore exploration. The Mountain Top Escape package for two includes one night's worth of deluxe room accommodations (a $135 value) in Stonehame's new Rock Maple Retreat, a continental breakfast basket (a $6.95 value per person), and a half-hour to perfect tandem cannonballs in the lodge hot tub (a $25 value). Situated in a strand of rock maple trees, Rock Maple Retreat's deluxe rooms cradle wayfarers in a queen-size bed and whirlpool tub, while plucking at their heartstrings' desire for a deck, kitchenette, and view of the Northumberland Strait. The lodge's grounds attract the buzzing of agro-tourists, with 118 acres of active farmland filled with blueberry fields, woodland hiking and biking trails, and mountainside picnic areas complete with muskrat sommeliers.
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