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It's difficult to believe the myriad of things that can be made with hemp. To get a small inkling of the possibilities, visit Grass Roots, where hemp dresses, casual clothing, women's and girl's fashions, hats, wallets and hundreds of other hemp items can be found. The versatility and environmental value of this material is astounding, with textiles as smooth as silk or as rough as heavy wool available. While some of the products have hemp's natural off-white color, most are dyed to look exactly like cotton. Call for more details.
Shelf Life Books is an ultimate destination for book lovers. This book store is located in the Beltline area of Calgary. It has all kind of genres that range from fiction, history, philosophy, biography and literature. The book store also arranges special events on literature and takes a lot of pride in talking to customers about books. Their collection is wide so you are sure to find the book you have in mind.
Beret-wearing Richard Harvey may be Calgary's favorite oenophile and he is the mind behind the wine lists of many of the city's finer restaurants. His downtown wine shop boasts a wide selection of upscale wines including many obscure varieties and offerings from little-known vineyards. The stock features mostly high end wines, with few bottles available at reasonable prices. There is also a small selection of fine spirits, whiskeys and micro-brewed beer. The biggest asset of the shop, however, may be the knowledgeable staff who are happy to guide you through their favorites.
So much more than a bookstore, this shop is a Mecca for the culinary-inclined. Start with a cooking class in the basement cooking school, where there are everything from honey-tasting workshops to Indian vegetarian classes or specialty dinners prepared by visiting chefs. Move back upstairs to peruse the nearly 3000 cookbook titles and the array of strange ingredients and foods. Know more about the killer pecans or the grapefruit oil; and add these intriguing items on your next shopping list. Call for details on cookery classes, catering and events' services.
For any outdoor enthusiast who wants or absolutely needs the best equipment available for weekend camping or climbing Everest, this is the spot. This place is filled with quality clothing and gear intended for the serious hiker, camper or climber. There are rows of water and tear-proof clothing, endless selections of sleeping bags and tents, and bins and racks filled with the portable clamps, clips, lights and utensils needed for adventurous pursuits. The staff is knowledgeable; some are actually climbers selling climbing gear, and so on: they know their stuff.
The art of drinking tea has been practiced in all parts of the world for thousands of years. These days, teas from Nepal, China, Japan, Sri Lanka and other countries are sold in tea shops the world over. The Naked Leaf believes that tea should be earth-friendly, sans chemicals or artificial flavors. Choose from the many tea selections from green, black, oolong, organic and spiced teas, and then pick from their art-inspired tins. The Naked Leaf’s collection of tea pots, cups, and beautiful accessories are all part of the delicate tea ceremony.