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Key to the City

Kaelen’s Plugged-In Guide to Halifax

Key to the City BY jackie varriano 05/21/2012

Kaelen Haworth is no one-town gal. Before attending Parsons and launching her appealingly challenging apparel line in NYC, Kaelen earned a degree in English lit from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia’s coastal capital. And while she has no intention of leaving her adopted hometown, there are a few spots she can’t help but miss. Here’s how to have a top-notch Halifax weekend with Kaelen as your tour guide. 


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"Its such a beatiful and calming haven and I am addicted to their waterlemon juice at breakfast. They also have Marmite, which I have a weakness for."
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The Palace is the only ‘club’ open until 4 A.M. in Halifax. It doesn’t matter if you got split up from people earlier—you know if you want to find them at 3 A.M.: on the sweaty, drunken mess of a dance floor. Ahhh, youth.” (


Foreign Affair was my go-to store in the downtown area. They have Current/Elliott, Dannijo, Helmut Lang, Derek Lam—the list goes on. It was my happy place I went to when I was supposed to be studying. Given where I am now, I think it did further my education!” (

The Lower Deck on the waterfront is a great place to get a beer (or 12) and listen to some good local music. It gets packed and pretty rowdy, but hey, it’s Halifax. Loosen up!” (





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