Georgia Richards – At Home Here in Nova Scotia

Occupation: Live Sound Engineer, Assistant Manager of The Company House, Membership Coordinator at JazzEast

Place of Birth: Toronto, ON

Currently Resides: Halifax, NS

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

It's definitely a tie between Cempoal on Agricola and Alter Ego's on Gottingen. I spend a lot of my time in the North End. They both have great coffee and awesome owners, so it feels nice to buy coffee from them for more than the good roast.

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

The Company House, for sure. I know it may seem bias, but it's like the indie/folk version of Cheers in there. It's nice when you want to see some familiar faces and drink some local beer. If I'm feeling more elusive I'll hit the Drawing Room --- where everything is magical and you get to feel like Ernest Hemingway.

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

Long and McQuade for new toys. The Seaport Market or Pete's Frootique for most grocery related items. Taz Records or Plan B for a good music fix. And of course, Bishop's Cellar when you've run out of wine.

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

Try sitting on the waterfront on a warm, clear summer's night. I love looking out over the Harbour. It's a great place to bring a coffee and relax.

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

1. Spend some time hearing local music. Not cover bands you'll find at some of the bars downtown, but some actual local music. Halifax is a hub of musical talent – don't miss out.

2. Eat everything, and everywhere. For a small city, Halifax is full of culture. We have amazing restaurants.

3. Travel around and see some of Nova Scotia's smaller towns. It's a beautiful province.

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

Well, my parents and great grandparents grew up in Nova Scotia. So there are many planted roots here. But what keeps me connected to this place is the potential here for both musicians/artists and people like myself who work in production/the music industry. Nova Scotia is a great place to start off in the arts. We have built such a solid culture of music and musicianship that it's easy to become connected with the right people and help your own art grow.

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