Lifestyle & Parenting

e-town bound

December 17, 2008

We know you are compelled to stand by your city but sometimes, the
Calgary-Edmonton rivalry has to be put aside, especially when its 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 youll fit right in.

Located in Old Strathcona, Mettera,
a modern boutique hotel at the heart of the Whyte Avenue action,
combines style and comfort. Metterra, 10454 82nd Ave., Edmonton,

With one of the largest wine lists in Edmonton
and mouthwatering dishes to pair with your Shiraz (we tend to do it
backwards), Murrietas
is perfect for a romantic dinner or a girls night out. Its just a shame
we cant try anything new because the Tiger Prawn Tagliatelle with red
Thai curry and coconut cream ($17.87) is always calling our name.
Murrietas, 10612 82nd Ave., Edmonton, 780-438-4100,

Yes, we know youre not 12 but trust us, a trip
to West Edmonton Mall is mandatory, even if youre 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



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