Author Archives: Sarah Van Achte

Halifax Guide to Local International Food Stores

vLife Blog. Halifax Guide: Small Local International Food Stores. Written by Sarah van Achte. Globe cut in half with fresh peppers, an avocado, tomatoes, and fresh lettuce in between the two halves.

Hey again! We all have heard of Gateway by now, living in and around Nova Scotia. It is inarguably the most well-known independent grocery store in Nova Scotia. But did […]

Local Bookstores in Halifax: Treasures for Book Lovers

2023-01-04 vLife Blog feature image Halifax Local Used Bookstores

Local bookstores and the treasures therein have been a big hobby of mine since I was little. Whether they’re selling used, or new books, they just have a special feel […]

3 Must See Halifax Local Comic Shops and Game Stores

vLife Blog Feature image 3 Local Comic Book and Game Stores Oct 2022

Luckily, there are plenty of fantastic locally owned comic book shops and game stores in the Halifax area— each with their own specialties. Some have lots of different video games, […]

Top 5 Local Economy Growth Hacks through Buying Local

Happy small business woman with We're open sign

The local economy grows by supporting small businesses more than larger corporations. Why, you ask? Well, buying from small local businesses strengthens the local supply chain and retains more of […]