I was back home in Saskatoon for a couple of days and since it was my birthday, I decided to head out of town and visit Rosthern.
It was a quiet, quaint town, and the perfect way to spend the afternoon. I first stopped at Good Habits Cafe & Market. They had a full coffee and espresso bar, smoothies, snacks, and more. They also carry a TON of local products. And I mean a ton: kitchenwares, clothes, makeup/beauty, wellness products, and even shoes! Beautiful things lined the walls and it was lovely to browse—almond milk latte in hand.
Ok, I did more than browse. After all it was my birthday, so I did a decent amount of shopping.
I then dropped by Meadow Rose, predominantly a flower shop, but they also had a lovely assortment of gifts and local items. I picked myself up a birthday candle (Cranberry Spice), hand-poured by Prairie Creek Candles.
Lastly, we paid a visit to Station Arts Centre and Tea Room. I had heard about this place before, so it was cool to finally go. Funny enough, they were already devising a plan to get the wanderer to drop by in 2020! I guess I beat them to it ;)
They are a diverse space (it's a converted CN Railway station) with plenty to offer year-round. They host art shows, special events, concerts, plays, and offer delicious homemade food and beverages in their Tea Room. They also maintain a beautiful garden in the warmer months. PLUS, an adjacent caboose museum that you can tour. And I have to admit, it was a fun treat to hop up on stage under the lights!
I recieved a very warm welcome from the Director of Programming, Nicole Thiessen before she even knew I was the wanderer. Take it from me—these are friendly folks who are super passionate about what they do. Head over to www.stationarts.com to plan your visit!
Oh, and a final shoutout to Ruth at Smokey Joe's Meat Shop for the extra road-trip snacks. (You'll see in the video)
PS: On the way back, we wandered over to Boxy's—it caught my eye because it was a local gas station restaurant with a DRIVE-THRU! Watch that video HERE.