Lifestyle & Parenting

Mom About Town: Edmonton Edition

May 7, 2014

Plan the perfect Mother’s Day about town with our maternally minded tips.

poppy barley made to measuregive: Your mom is one of a kind, so why aren’t her shoes? Poppy Barley Made to Measure is breathing new life into the old-world art of bespoke. A gift card for mom lets her play designer with just a few clicks, selecting the leather, colour and hardware for her custom footwear. The best part? Each pair (starting at $178) is a perfect fit. (NB: Poppy Barley’s Mother’s Day event is on until May 11. Buy one pair of flats, receive $50 off a second—for you?).

under the high wheeleat: Forgo breakfast in bed (and skip the dishes, too) for Mother’s Day brunch at Under the High Wheel in Old Strathcona (forks down one of our favourite brunch spots). On the menu: fresh, locally sourced dishes. Cheers your mama with a fresh-squeezed mimosa ($9) and dig into spinach and feta crepes with red-pepper sauce ($15). Under the High Wheel, 8135-102 St., Edmonton, 780-439-4442,

muttart conservatorydo: Stroll with mom through the fragrant gardens in full bloom at the Muttart Conservatory (admission $12). Each glass pyramid of this iconic Edmonton structure encases an enchanting display of dynamic plant life in themed exhibits, with Mother’s Day activities on May 11th, from noon to 4 p.m. (think complimentary mini massages from Makami College, live music and how-to workshops on turning teacups into terrariums). Muttart Conservatory, 9626 96A St., Edmonton, 780-442-5311,

Make it a Mother’s Day in Edmonton to remember! —Janis Galloway


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