The Best Books To Read This Fall

As September closes to an end, people are accepting the fact that summer is over and bracing themselves for the fall season to come.
As mentioned in our previous blog post, fall is a time for adventure – but also a time to relax.

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In this post, we have bundled together our favorite books for this fall season.

#1 Every Breath – Nicholas Sparks
We all remember The Notebook right? Well, get ready for more tears. Every Breath follows the lives of two people searching for answers about themselves and their loved ones — and ultimately, finding one another along the way.

#2 Becoming – Michelle Obama
A recognized name and face. Michelle Obama lived as the first lady for 8 years but proves that there is more than meets the eye. In this novel, she shares how she defied the odds to become a mother, daughter, friend, lawyer, and inspiration to women around the world.

#3 Crushing it! – Gary Vaynerchuk
It does not matter the profession you’re in, this novel is an inspiration for achieving success in all aspects of your life. The core of the novel is recognizing your personal brand and capitalizing on that.

#4 The Mars Room – Rachel Kushner
Nothing will fill you up the more than a numerous amount of enriching stories this fall. One of the most ambitious novelists of her generation, U.S. author Kushner fills her books to the brim with stories within stories, told by the characters the narrators meet or depict.

#5 Pillow Thoughts – Courtney Peppernell
Pillow Thoughts is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love, and raw emotions. It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most.

As you can imagine, trying to narrow down to the top 5 books for the fall season was not an easy task. However, we promise that the chosen selection above is worth your time.

Top 3 Stops You Need to Take For Your Fall Road Trip

As the college students are bundling up for the fall semester and the parents are rushing for their kids to be ready for the school year, the leaves are falling behind them. When summer comes to an end – sadness is in the air. However, if you sit back and really enjoy the fall season you’d be surprised at how much beauty there is.

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Yes! Summer is full of freedom and a lot of fun road trip with your friends, but getting in a car that can burn your skin makes it harder to enjoy the summer especially when you have an AC waiting for you inside. In contrast, the winter is filled with freezing temperatures that make it even harder to get out of bed. For fall the temperature is what we like to call perfect! Its typically in a good range that is comfortable to be outside without the burning of the skin.

Thinking of taking the scenic route? Good choice – especially in fall. The trees change colors and you begin to see the different patterns of yellow orange, and brown. You get to experience the transformation of nature itself.

Now that we convinced you to take a fall road trip here are the top three places you should check out:

Dundas Peak

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– Blue Mountain

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Algonquin Park

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Oh! Don’t forget to check out the Hanover Market when you’re on route.

Discovering the Best Antique Markets on a Road Trip

Let’s face it – the internet is filled with many different articles about the best places to stop on a road trip outside Toronto. One thing we noticed though is how little antique/flea markets are featured on blogTO or Narcity.

So, how do you know you found a good Antique Market? Some of the things you should look for is the distance off the main road. When you are driving 3 hours north you don’t want to navigate too far off.

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Do your research! Often times we find customers are more pleased when they read our Google Reviews or find us on Waze. It’s important to have some idea of what the flea market can offer before taking an additional hour off your trip (trust us – you will definitely spend an hour browsing around).

Be spontaneous! Often times the best discoveries are those that you don’t plan ahead. This allows you to take in everything you see and the rich history that is associated with each item. People love things and when those things represent something (like your amazing road trip of summer 2018) it becomes sentimental. Here at Hanover this is the kind of feelings we want to create and share.

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So next time you decide to drive 3 hours north to Tobermory or the Bruce Peninsula make sure you bring your map (or download Waze) so you and your friends don’t miss the chance to make some great summer memories.

Say Goodbye to Big Box Retailers for Your Home Decor

Do you feel like you’re being fooled every time you purchase from big box retailers like Wal-Mart, Superstore, etc? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

As we approach the end of summer and head into the school year, post-secondary students are on the hunt to make their new dorm rooms feel as close to home as possible.

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These big box retailers seem to be the go-to shopping spot for home decor. But why? Our advice? Be different. Stand out. Make your house a home. Antique Markets offer more of a variety than these big box retailers. So what are you thinking? Picture frames? Lamps? Mirrors? Pillows? Cameras? Beer Signs? Yes yes yes! Us too.

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At Hanover market, you are able to shop with endless possibilities. Getting the real value out of your purchase is what millenniums strive for.
Its time to stop having the same as everybody else. Don’t choose the simple black frames, make home with a frame that has rich history.