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Located in Osborne Village, Silver Lotus features a plethora of delicately crafted jewelry items of all styles and kinds. On the style spectrum, the store stocks everything from bracelets, charms, earrings and pendants to cuff-links, rings and talismans. With a wide price range that includes both moderately priced items and a few that incline toward the steeper end; there is something for everyone. These pretty trinkets make great items for gifting, as well as for elegantly accessorizing a simple outfit. The jewelry spans a variety of brands, some of which include Jan Michaels, Bamiyan, Andrea Waines and Justine Brooks.
Corydon is based around Corydon Avenue, sandwiched between the meandering Red and Assiniboine Rivers. It has emerged as one of the city's main shopping and dining districts, although it does not have the flamboyance of neighboring Osborne Village. Home decor, women's fashions, jewelry, antiques or vintage apparel, name it and you will find it here. Corydon is also known for trendy hair and nail salons, art galleries, craft stores and gourmet food shops. Corydon Avenue was once called Little Italy and it lives up to the promise with numerous espresso bars and geltao parlors. Gastronomes will delight in the restaurants serving cuisines ranging from East Asian to French and American. The main attraction of this neighborhood is Colours of Corydon, a series of eight outdoor metal sculptures, each representing a European country.
Stepping into this bright store on Corydon Avenue induces somewhat of a spiritual rush, with its dazzling array of healing objets d'art and divine cornucopia. The store centers around the mantra of healing and holistic wellness, and its wares reflect this philosophy. Find crystal encyclopedias, self-help books that double as life coaches, healing tools, saintly figurines, jewelry, tarot decks, talismans, meditation tools, wind chimes, incense sticks and everything in between. Purchase one of these items for gifting or simply hold on to them for a dose of positive strength. Or,indulge in alternate life therapy by participating in the store's many workshops, book readings and tarot-centric events.
Located in River Heights, the residential district of Winnipeg, the Academy Road stretches between Wellington Crescent and Maryland Bridge. Although a part of the road was called Godfrey Avenue, the entire length of the road was renamed in the 1930s. The street takes its name from St. Mary's Academy which lies towards the Maryland Bridge. Besides, this landmark is a shoppers' paradise and houses several stores catering from fashion and beauty needs to home decor. After an exhaustive shopping spree, you can devour a delicious meal at any of the restaurants that dot the street.
Though this location opened in 1996, McNally Robinson Booksellers was established in 1981. Considered to be among the largest Canadian bookshops, this much loved store is a delight for bookworms. Specializing in local and national writers, their impressive collection features best-sellers, new releases, staff selections, award winners and more. They also stock a good range of music, movies and games along with other merchandise. Climb up their grand spiral staircase to the mezzanine where a whole new world of fantasy and magic awaits for kids. This huge section for little readers has everything you will need to inculcate reading habits in your child, right from the time they are toddlers. Those who would like to self publish their novels can avail of the printing service on-site. From reading sessions to live performances and book launches, this store regularly hosts events for all. They also have a restaurant on-site to take care of your hunger pangs. With so much to explore, you will just want to linger for hours at this book-store.
Owner Nathalie Gautier takes pride in each of her creations, which is evident to all devoted fans of the A L'Epi de Blé bakery. Located in North End, this French bakery serves fabulous sweet and savory treats, ranging from phenomenally light macaroons to darling cupcakes and indulgent pastries. Baked goods with a French-Canadian touch such as the Québécois bread do wonders, while the Croque Madam, fresh quiches and meat pies keep first-timers hooked enough to come back for more. The cheeses come all the way from France, making a drive past this establishment even more irresistible. For a more personal touch and the right recommendations, talk to owner herself.