December 17th, 2008
We know you are compelled to stand by your city but sometimes, the Calgary-Edmonton rivalry has to be put aside, especially when it’s in the name of shopping. Just under 300 km away, an Edmonton road trip is a must this time of year. Make small chat about the Oilers with the locals and you’ll fit right in.
With one of the largest wine lists in Edmonton and mouthwatering dishes to pair with your Shiraz (we tend to do it backwards), Murrieta’s is perfect for a romantic dinner or a girls’ night out. It’s just a shame we can’t try anything new because the Tiger Prawn Tagliatelle with red Thai curry and coconut cream ($17.87) is always calling our name. Murrieta’s, 10612 82nd Ave., Edmonton, 780-438-4100, www.murrietas.ca
Yes, we know you’re not 12 but trust us, a trip to West Edmonton Mall is mandatory, even if you’re not planning on taking a dip at the water park. Stock up at the newly opened Bath and Body Works, pick up T-shirts with witty logos for your man at Urban Outfitters and a little something for yourself at Calvin Klein. Plan for a return trip this spring for the opening of the first Canadian Anthropologie. www.westedmall.com