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SHENZHEN: Shop til you drop into dim sum

In CHINA, Eating / Food, Hong Kong, Restaurants, Shopping On January 10, 2009 8 Comments

The Luohu Commercial City shopping mall (羅湖商業成) is a genius marketing location, just inside the border between China and Hong Kong, with a train station and immigration crossing… Read More »

PRIDDIS: A bit of NYC in small-town AB

In Calgary, Eating / Food, Shopping On September 17, 2008 4 Comments

UPDATE – September 2011: Debra emailed to let me know that she’s closing the store. I wish her and her dog, Kia, all the best! Every small town… Read More »

Millarville Farmers’ Market

In Calgary, Eating / Food, Shopping, Sights On September 10, 2008 3 Comments

There’s a definite morning chill in the air these days, a sure sign of the end of summer. But sunny days are still afoot and some of the… Read More »

CALGARY: Bitten by knife envy

In Calgary, Misc., Shopping On March 16, 2008 3 Comments

UPDATE Spring 2009: Knifewear has moved to its own stand-alone store at 1316-9th Ave. SE. Website here remains the same. We finally took the opportunity of a sunny… Read More »

CALGARY: A midday detox

In Calgary, Eating / Food, Restaurants, Shopping On November 9, 2007 0 Comments

If you read this blog often, you know I’m a major meat-eater. But even I know, I should lay off the meat once in a while. So when… Read More »

VANCOUVER: Gallery stop

In Shopping, Vancouver On February 27, 2007 0 Comments

After the nostalgia and kitsch of Chinatown, stop by the Ayden Gallery for a breather. We were stuck in the Chinese New Year parade crowds and somehow found… Read More »

RICHMOND: Two dollar mania

In Eating / Food, Richmond B.C., Shopping, Vancouver On February 24, 2007 0 Comments

The Japanese are inventors of wonderful things – ramen noodles, compact cars, and the Wii. I’d add The Daiso to that list. It’s Japan’s biggest 100-yen franchise. But… Read More »

CHICAGO: Canadian-friendly shopping

In Chicago, Shopping On July 30, 2006 0 Comments

If you google Wicker Park/Bucktown, the same descriptions come up – “a hipster community” more recently gentrified by yuppies moving in. I’m a hipster yuppie. Sounds like my… Read More »