As I've mentioned in my Fall City Guide post, I made a quick day trip to Gimli to check out the harbour and a couple of shops. One place in particular that I had to stop by is Flatland Coffee Roasters. The cafe not only serves delicious baked goods & great beverages but also soon, coffee made from locally roasted beans (in partnership with Dogwood Coffee in Minnesota). We may be a little bit late in the coffee scene compared to the bigger cities, but I'm just grateful there are places like Flatland Coffee Roasters that pushes to develop that culture here!
Special thanks to Erika, Joecelle, Camille & Lyn for accompanying me for this shoot!
A few days ago, I received this gorgeous necklace from the Happiness Boutique. As much as I'm not very fond of taking all the freebies that companies offer bloggers, I couldn't help but pick this one out of their website. The necklace itself is made of high quality material, which to be honest, surprised me in the beginning as trendy pieces like this tend to be flimsy or cheaply constructed. Happiness Boutique has a wide array of fashion jewelry and accessories, plus they offer free shipping! Currently, they are hosting a bi-monthly giveaway where you can enter here to win one of their statement necklace. For more about the Happiness Boutique, check them out here.
It's definitely Fall here in Winnipeg & I couldn't resist doing a Fall City Guide to feature some old and new spots my hometown has to offer during this time of the year.
To start a cool & crisp morning, I recommend warming up with a cup of joe from one of my favourite cafe, Little Sister Coffee Maker in Osborne.
For breakfast, the newly opened, Creme De L'Essence, serves comfort food with a french fusion twist. I got their Chicken & Waffles, while the boy opted for their Eggs Benjamin --- both of which were perfect to start a long day ahead.
During the daytime, it's nice to make a drive out of the city. The highways are lined with trees in their changing autumn colours. I decided to check out Gimli for the first time and discovered how interesting this small rural municipality is.
When visiting, make sure to check out the Viking Statue as Gimli is also known to be the Heart of New Iceland. Also located downtown is H.P.Tergesen & Sons, a general store that has been in operation since 1899.
After a quick day trip, we headed back to Winnipeg and made our way to Fort Whyte Alive. For this month, they are featuring Sunset Goose Flights. It's a great way to witness a breath taking display of thousands of geese landing half an hour after the sun sets below the horizon.
Whether you're with family, a group of friends or a photo enthusiast, it's a wonderful way of appreciating the change in season.Black Rabbit Bistro. They have a good variety of drinks, all priced at $8, which is both convenient & affordable if you ask me.
If you had just 24 hours to spend in my city, the places I have listed here are must-sees while passing through. I use Eventbrite to help find events locally and even when I'm travelling elsewhere. They also have tools to create and promote your own events -- you can check that out here!