10 Winter Dates That Won’t Break the Budget – Edmonton

As the holidays have come to a close, it’s easy to let days like “Blue Monday” and the credit card bills get their cold hard grip on your heart. But there are still lots of fun activities to do in Edmonton that won’t hurt the wallet too much. Check out my article “10 Winter Dates that Won’t Break the Budget” published in Where Edmonton Magazine (Jan/Feb 2014).

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Cariwest Festival 2013 – Edmonton, Alberta

The thing about using up your vacation days to take a Masters degree is that you then make the most of every day and weekend of the summer. This weekend was the Cariwest festival so technically I wan’t in Edmonton, but the Caribbean or so I like to  imagine. Cariwest is a three-day Caribbean Arts Festival that takes place annually in downtown Edmonton. It originally began in 1984 as part…

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10 Facts about Edmonton as Observed by a European

Last week I had two Irish friends come visit. They both have lived and worked in Belgium for over three years and their observations about Edmonton and it’s locals was interesting to me as a native Edmontonian and a “naturalized European” who quickly readapted to her home environment. So here are 10 things she noticed: 1. Edmonton has a lot of independent dental offices. Have a look around Edmonton core and…

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Cavern – A wine and cheese experience in Edmonton

Cavern, an import retail cheese vendor and cafe/bar that has a choice wine list, spirits and heartwarming caffeinated beverages. It’s always a bonus when you hear about a new place from a friend and Cavern lived up to it’s reputation. The Concept Cavern is a specialty retail cheese shop that also has the option of sit-in dining. It serves a variety of pastries and coffee for breakfast, select sandwiches at…

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Book Review: Cadillac Couches by Sophie Watson

Cadillac Couches, an all-Canadian novel written by Edmontonian, Sophie Watson, gives readers greater insight into Edmonton’s niche of Folk Music Festival loving people. The story, set in the 1990’s follows two music-smitten twenty-something women as they search for love and purpose. Annie Jones is trying to put her big love, Sullivan, behind her and cope with her anxiety, while her best friend, Isobel, can’t break her “use ’em and lose…

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