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She’s not fit but let’s make the best of her

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Winter is hard upon us with many more months to come. Sure Sheila’s Brush seems like miles away just yet. As much as we hate to think about the cold and snow greeting us every morning, it’s here to stay. While waiting for the cold to pass, there is plenty to do in St. John’s, if you’re a local or out for a jaunt.

Treat yo self

Head to The Rocket Bakery for some sweet eats. It’s hard to get all geared up and head out for the day, but a chocolate eclair at the end of the trek makes it a lot easier to face the dreaded car scrap and shovelling.

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PICTURE FROM @ROCKETBAKERY INSTAGRAM

 

Be a Tourist

Head to Middle Cove and get a photo by the ice wall. Have a Baycation in the middle of March and up your insta account with a cool snap of the famous frozen falls.

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PHOTO FROM @ELLENMCCUTCHEON INSTAGRAM

Enjoy some Art

Our Art Gallery supports RIAC projects with great pieces created by refugees and immigrants artists. Support great local initiatives and celebrate internationally influenced pieces while visiting the gallery.

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“CLOUD WALKER” PHOTO FROM OUR ART GALLERY WEBSITE

Hot Chocolate at Coffee Matters

A Silk Banana Hot Chocolate is a different taste on a classic beverage. Coffee Matters features a wide variety of hot drinks to warm up on a cold winter day. Grab your squad and cozy up for a chat and some delicious specialty cups of joy.

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Stay Sweet

Rather than facing the snow, stay home and wrap up by the fire and enjoy the coziness of your own space. Add to the experience by having a bath with a tasteful twist- throw in a Tval treat and lather yourself in smelly goodness.  From Chai Latte to Blueberry to the sweetest flavours imaginable. Keep the sugar high going with some Best Kind Bake Shoppe Hand and Body Lotions. A tasty addition to their artistic and beautiful cakes and cookies is a choice of lotions that smell and feel delicious.

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BUBBLE GUM: PHOTO FROM BEST KIND BAKE SHOPPE SITE

 

Stay in but stay connected

You can keep warm and support local from the luxury of your own home. Order your own personalized NL toque from your favourite local designer: Keep it bold yet classic with a SALT inc black and white toque, try a modern edgy beanie from Blank Page Clothing Co or stay traditional and artistic with Brazen or Froze Ta Det  hat from Figgy Duff Dory.

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SALT TOQUES SUBMITTED PHOTO @THESALTSHOP
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FROZE TA DET: SUBMITTED PHOTO @FIGGYDUFFDORY

Hit the Ice

Get the skates sharpened and head to The Loop at Bannerman Park for a jaunt. It’s a beautiful sight and a beautiful spot for all ages. Not a fan of skating? Pack some hot chocolate or grab one to go from Beavertails. Take a seat and enjoy the great scenery.

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PHOTO FROM @SOPHIAGIBBONS9 INSTAGRAM

The winters in St. John’s are long, wet and restless. It’s hard to keep yourself busy when the shovelling is tiresome and the nights comes early. Try and make the most of the big city and take advantage of its great community bursting with great entertainment, cozy clothing and great scenery. Next thing you know, you’ll be a fan of the long winters.

 

FEATURE IMAGE SUBMITTED BY LYDIA HAYWARD

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