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Today’s adventure was an unexpected delight. The plan was to meet a friend of mine who lives in L’Orignal in Alexandria for coffee and a treat. I left the house bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, ready to make the 45-minute trek to the village just North East of Cornwall. What I didn’t expect was to get caught up listening to Colbie Caillat and Rob Thomas while inevitably missing my exit and driving 20 km past it before noticing that I was minutes away from the Quebec border. For the record, this is not an unusual occurrence for me, so you’ll need to get used to it. After getting off at Exit 69, (not as exciting as it sounds), I backtracked and eventually made my way to The Quirky Carrot. As expected, the moment I walked in I fell in love. I don’t know what it is about a good coffee spot that lights…

It’s a sad and exciting day. One of my very best friends is closing up his downtown shop to reopen at a new location less than a block away. I’m always pleased to see folks who are pursuing their passion succeed and thrive. It’s even better when it’s someone who is near and dear to you. The minute Tony told me he was moving, I was excited for him. But moments later, there was a heaviness in my heart. His little shop has become a bit of a second home for me, and there are memories in every corner. On a hot summer day, I made my way to Love Love Food Shop for the first time. I immediately fell in love with the place. It wasn’t particularly fancy or in order. Pots and pans hanging from the ceiling and mismatched furniture from one room to the next. But there was a…