Fiona Kirkpatrick Parsons – At Home Here in Nova Scotia

Occupation: Director, Marketing & Communications, Knightsbridge Robertson Surrette; Publicist, Atlantic Film Festival Strategic Partners; and self-employed consultant ([email protected])

Place of Birth: La Ronge, Saskatchewan

Currently Resides: Bedford, Nova Scotia

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

I recently discovered Two If By Sea in Dartmouth - now I know what all the fuss is about (and am wondering what took me so long to get there)!

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

Oh my, there are so many great spots. If you mean a pint of beer, it's a toss-up between Durty Nelly's (downtown Halifax) and Finbar's (Bedford). If you mean a pint of wine, my answer will always be, "Anywhere my girlfriends are." (But, I do love the Economy Shoe Shop and The Carleton on Argyle Street.)

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

Anyone who knows me at all knows my favourite place to shop is Turbine :: by Lisa Drader-Murphy at Bishop's Landing!

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

Anywhere I can see, and smell, the ocean! But, if pressed, I'd have to say I love the view from York Redoubt National Historic Site.

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

1. Drive along the South Shore and soak up the views, the food and the history.

2. Go on a Nova Scotia wineries tour.

3. Spend a warm summer evening patio-hopping on Argyle Street.

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

I moved here in 1999, when I married Mike Parsons (a Bedford native whom I met while he was on vacation in Calgary back in 1996). Ever since my arrival, I have felt completely embraced by this place and its people, and now I wonder how I could ever live anywhere else. It truly is a wonderful place to raise a family (in our case, our nine-year-old daughter). I have always felt a strong sense of community here - something that's often missing when one lives in larger centres. Nova Scotia is also breathtakingly beautiful, historic, traditional, yet it has revealed itself to be more diverse than I first imagined it to be - and it has unlimited potential, which I'm excited about.


Fiona Kirkpatrick Parsons in TURBINE::by Lisa Drader-Murphy photo by Nicole Lapierre Photography

SABS Note of Noteworthiness

Fiona mentioned being a fan of Turbine::by Lisa Drader-Murphy, what she didn't say was that she has also models for their shows.  We were there for the 2011 Showcase, click here to see Fiona stylin' Turbine on the runway! Very cool!!!

Shout out and note of thanks to Halifax, NS photographer Nicole Lapierre for these lovely pictures of Fiona. To see more of her work visit


  1. Great feature on Fiona!

    Comment by Anita Hovey — June 5, 2012 @ 3:20 pm

  2. Great focus on a fabulous woman!

    Comment by Sharon Henwood — June 5, 2012 @ 7:56 pm

  3. Hey-that's my girl!!!!

    Comment by Michael Kirkpatrick — June 5, 2012 @ 11:11 pm

  4. Hey-That's my sister!!!!

    Comment by Fraser Kirkpatrick — June 11, 2012 @ 12:14 pm

  5. Solid recommendations Fiona! It's great to get to know you a bit better.

    Comment by Alison — June 12, 2012 @ 12:36 pm

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