Neville MacKay – At Home Here in Nova Scotia

Occupation: floral designer, entrepreneur, professional speaker, floral judge, writer (for a national florist magazine), Design Director with Smithers Oasis (North America) teaching floral design across North America, regular Guest on CTV Atlantic’s Breakfast Television, weekly contributor on C100fm in Halifax.

Place of Birth:  Shelburne, Nova Scotia

Currently Resides: Halifax, Nova Scotia

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

There are many favourite place in NS for me to get a cup of tea (I don’t drink coffee) but for a HOT HOT cuppa, I usually go for an extra large Earle Grey with milk (one bag only please) at Tim Hortons.

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

Here’s a news flash about stopping for a pint...I don’t drink any booze at all! So, grabbing a pint, unless it`s a pint of fresh berries at the market, is not in my game plan!

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

I love to shop at grocery stores, as well as fresh fruit and vegetable markets. I really enjoy the abundance of lovely things to eat, the smells and the pure indulgence of it all. Other than that, I am pretty much all over the place for other things.

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

In this incredible province, I have said many times that we truly live on a postcard. Every turn gives another wonderful view...but one of my favourites is the view I get from Paddy`s Head off the Peggy`s Cove road. Sit there and allow yourself to inhale the scenic beauty.

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

1)    Go to Halifax and walk the waterfront. Gotta do it.
2)    Check out Peggy`s Cove in a storm. Remarkable.
3)    Ask a local for directions...the people here are SO wonderful!

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

Nova Scotia is home for me and my partner, David. We are loved by so many, accepted by so many more, and are a part of a dynamic and diverse collection of people. I travel a lot and give thanks every time I land back in Nova Scotia.

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