Danielle is a highly-caffeinated communications coordinator by day and freelance writer by night. She is a collector of teacups and story ideas. If she is not browsing local shops for vinyl records to add to her collection, she has most likely wandered off to a bookstore or spotted an adorable animal she'd like to pet.
It’s well known that businesses often disappear as quickly as they pop up. Seventy per cent of new restaurants that make it past the one-year mark close their doors before making it to five years. Many start-up businesses face similar odds. But, in Edmonton, there are the exceptions – shops and enterprises that have stood the test of time. [Image credit:iStock.com/wsfurian]
While your kids may beg to differ, McDonald’s can get monotonous after awhile. Is it too much to ask for a dining option that satisfies both parent and child? Absolutely not! These Edmonton restaurants serve up delicious grown-up dishes, while also keeping the kiddos smiling. From mac and cheese to bento boxes, Edmonton has so much more to offer than another happy meal! [Image credit: iStock.com/bhofack2]
In a world full of princess cut rings and tiny rose gold necklaces, some of us prefer to be a little more vanguard with our jewellery choices. If you prefer one-of-a-kind trinkets for your collection, then these Edmonton locations are the best places to look. From beads and bobbles to gold and gems, you'll feel like you found hidden treasure, and in a way, you will have! [Image credit: iStock.com/wundervisuals]
We’ve all heard about Picasso and Van Gogh, painters from half a world away that have made their mark (or brushstroke, shall we say?) on art history. But, contrary to what prestigious curators may tell you, you don’t always have to look far for a creative masterpiece. Find inspiring artwork by Edmonton artists at these locations and see for yourself! [Image credit: iStock.com/PeopleImages]
We all get that feeling – the one that there aren’t enough hours in the day. You get up, go to work, plan your meals, run errands and, by the time you finally sit down, you can’t even bare the thought of doing one more thing. Well, what if I told you that you didn’t have to? These Edmonton businesses can fill in the gaps, giving you more time to do the one thing you NEED to do: Nothing! [Image credit: iStock.com/Xavier Arnau]
To have the perfect dining experience, there has to be a balance of quality food, impeccable service and an inviting atmosphere. The restaurants listed below have hit at least one of these must-haves completely out of the park. When it comes to a warm, welcoming dining environment, they will not disappoint. And, don’t worry, we’re confident they’ve got the other elements in the bag too! [Image credit: iStock.com/plavevski]
 Have you found yourself with your guy deciding where to order take-out from, both of you already accepting that you will be spending the night binge-watching Netflix? Do you want to plan something special for him? You may be surprised to know there are many man-friendly activities in the city that will appeal to him while still creating a great environment for the two of you to bond. [Image credit: iStock.com/Pilin_Petunyia]
With summer being so short and sweet in Canada, sundresses are the perfect way to celebrate warmer weather, while also looking cute and seasonal! As you prepare to liberate your legs from their usual denim enclosures, be sure to pop by these local boutiques, all of which have a great selection of summer dresses in a wide range of styles. There’s bound to be one that catches your eye! [Image credit: iStock.com/Pamela Moore]
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