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Kensington is one of the popular areas of Calgary and is declared as a Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ). Here, you can explore the various shopping outlets or gorge on tasty fare at the lovely dining establishments. All in all, one can really have a good time at this bustling neighborhood.
Winner of several international awards, Bernard Callebaut's chocolates have the smooth and creamy consistency, prized by the true chocolate connoisseur. The aroma that permeates the air around this downtown factory inexorably draws passers-by in to try free samples and tour the display room. You can find chocolates in the shape of just about anything or choose from an assortment of truffles, liqueur-filled chocolates, and chocolate bars. The chocolate's unparalleled quality makes it well worth the price.
The ladies behind Adorn Boutique know how to curate a collection. Their store, which is located in historic Inglewood, features apparel and accessories that any woman would love. The items are handpicked from designed based out of Canada, the United States, and Europe. Owner Kari Owen knows plenty about what women want, and has proven that time and time again on her fashion and wedding blogs. Owen places a heavy emphasis on picking out unique items that can't be found anywhere else, from to-die-for tulle skirts, to statement necklaces that are sure to make any outfit pop. The clothes sold at Adorn Boutique are both feminine and playful, which means that ladies are sure to find something they absolutely love while perusing the store's many fashionable racks.
A visit to Mercato is sure to transport you to Italy. Whether you are looking for imported cheeses or olive oil that comes straight from Italy, their market has everything that you would need for an Italian culinary fare. Their restaurant, placed under the very same roof, serves beautiful dishes like white truffle pasta, homemade cannelloni and Bistecca alla Fiorentina along with a vast selection of wines.
An honest to goodness take on Scottish traditions, this shop is dedicated to all things Scottish and Highlander. And to keep the traditions alive, the Scottish Shoppe participates in trade fairs all over Western Canada. It's hard to resist the brand of Highland gifts including clan jewelry, books, and music. For those occasions when Highland wear is called for, the Scottish Shoppe rents out formal wear like tartans, kilts, ties and sashes. The Scottish Shoppe takes pride in keeping heritage alive, so there's dancing shoes and music to bagpipe to. A visit to the Scottish Shoppe is a must when visiting Calgary.
Whether you have a house decorated exclusively in the Egyptian theme, or just want one or two items of interest to accent your home or office, Son of the Pharaoh can supply something unique for any taste and budget. This interesting store carries not only Egyptian art and artifacts, but ceramics, paintings and relics from all over Africa and the Middle East. Call ahead for more details.