No hibernation for Edmonton and area farmers’ markets

When dreaming up a perfect, sunny Saturday in Edmonton, the first thing that comes to mind is a morning stroll through City Market Downtown. I imagine sandals on my feet, a bag of market goodies on my shoulder, a Credo latte in my hand and a bouncing puppy by my side. […] Read more »

Shop ’til you drop: the independent side of Edmonton’s retail culture

While we might be famous for a really big mall, Edmonton is also home to some fantastic independent shopping districts. Galleries and boutiques house unique wares and are an appealing antidote to the madding mall crowds. Not only is selection generally more interesting at these independent shops, you can also […] Read more »

Exploring Edmonton’s used bookstores

Edmonton used book stores

There are few better ways to spend a Saturday afternoon than lazily browsing a used bookstore. Thankfully there are many places in Edmonton to enjoy this indulgent activity. Recently I visited four of them. The Edmonton Bookstore 10533 82 Ave. Everything about this store is calming, classy, and comfortable. Gentle […] Read more »

A Highlands Hidden Gem

 Leading up to March’s Green Drinks: Celebrating YEG Hidden Gems next week, here’s a little gem hidden in the Highlands (which is apparently Marshall McLuhan‘s ‘hood – another gem!). Their’s is  a sign of the times, but luckily this winter hasn’t seen much of that 50%-off weather. Thanks for the warm thoughts, Mandolin […] Read more »