Lisa Moran Collicutt – At Home Here in Nova Scotia

Occupation: Real Estate listing coordinator & Aspiring Writer*(see note)

Place of Birth: Halifax, Nova Scotia. I’m a true and proud Haligonian!

Currently Resides: Chester, Nova Scotia.

Where’s your favourite place in Nova Scotia to grab a coffee?

Well, if I drank coffee I would pick one up at any Tim Hortons. However, a most relaxing place to grab a non-alcoholic beverage is Chapters…Yes, I kid you not. Chapters bookstore has the right atmosphere for me.
Where’s your favourite place in Nova Scotia to grab a pint?

Any quaint bar on Argyle Street…and that would be a vodka and cranberry please.

Where’s your favourite place to shop in Nova Scotia?

Ah, that would be Chapters again…Yes folks, there’s nothing like spending a relaxing couple of hours browsing through pages of other peoples’ thoughts and fantasies, while your husband patiently sips a coffee in their inviting lounge area.
While in Hubbards recently, I stumbled upon Lola’s Landing; a gift shop packed to the brim with treasures for everyone. A must, must, must see village shop; with easy access right off Highway 3, literally two minutes past Queensland beach, on your way down to the South Shore.

Where in Nova Scotia would we stand to see your favourite view?

There’s nothing like ending a warm day on the front deck of our cottage, watching trout jump under a pink streaked sky as the sun sets over Shea Lake.

Name 3 things we’ve gotta do when we visit Nova Scotia:

1. Tour our coastal highways. There are many places to stop and many things to see from famous Peggy’s Cove to the majestic Cabot Trail, to the fertile Annapolis Valley, which borders the Bay of Fundy, boasting the world’s highest tides.

2. One of my favourite childhood spots is the Dingle. With a beach, walking trails and children’s play areas, the Dingle offers spectacular views of Halifax and the North West Arm. One can easily take the family and spend the day…that tower is getting harder to climb.

3. You mustn't leave the province without having a lobster dinner. Sweet lobster plucked from the ocean just for you, splashed with fresh lemon and dipped in melted butter…I feel a craving coming on. Oh, and can I say one more thing?? Murphy’s Restaurant on the waterfront in downtown Halifax; another must. Wine and dine the evening away while relaxing on the wharf, or take the family for fish & chips at lunch, while gazing out over Halifax Harbour. And while you’re there, maybe sneak in one of the many harbour tours available at Murphy’s Wharf!!

What makes Nova Scotia such a special place on earth for you?

It’s like Dorothy said; “There’s no place like home.” And how right she was. There’s a special feeling that embraces you when you’re in your homeland. A feeling of belonging, and nowhere else on earth can give you that.  Almost completely surrounded by ocean; Nova Scotia creates a playground for sailing enthusiasts and coastal routes for motorcycling enthusiasts (me being the latter). Farther inland there are skiing resorts and apple and berry picking. With its many beaches and lakes, unique village and town shops, seaside restaurants and accommodations plus the bustling city life, and all within a reasonable drive; there’s no place like Nova Scotia!

*Aspiring Writer: With a few unpublished novels to my credit and my latest near finished, I hope to one day join the world of published Authors. I’ve always had a wild imagination and decided to put it to use a few of years ago, in the form of paranormal/fantasy/romance with a touch of horror for young and not so young adults.  It’s never too late to live your dream, and whether I get published or not, I am living my dream of writing!


  1. Lisa, What a surprise. A writer!!!! Great stuff!!!

    Comment by Tim Harris — April 8, 2011 @ 9:06 am

  2. Good for you (and the rest of us). Nova Scotia & the world needs good writers and artists

    Comment by Bettina — April 8, 2011 @ 3:58 pm

  3. Congratulations Lisa. I can feel your passion for life, family, Nova Scotia, and writing.

    Comment by Nancy Bain — April 10, 2011 @ 9:02 am

  4. Congratulations! You will have a good response, I think.

    Comment by Lynn Stewart — April 11, 2011 @ 12:09 pm

  5. I want to be the one who says "I knew her when..."


    Comment by Pat Parker — April 11, 2011 @ 1:56 pm

  6. Thank you for your comments on Lola's Landing in Hubbards and please follow Lola's on Facebook.
    Cheers and please drop in again......Maureen aka Lola

    Comment by Maureen Moore — July 25, 2011 @ 5:08 pm

  7. Aspiring no longer 🙂

    Comment by Lisa Collicutt — October 3, 2012 @ 1:24 pm

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