Month: January 2015

Fiore Cantina

An avenue fixture since 1989, Fiore (638 17 Ave SW) has long been a tried and true destination for pasta in the city. Step off the busy avenue and into a cantina where good food mixes with relaxation, and calming neutrals play with Ferrari red accents that dot the room. Grab a glass of vino …

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Behind the Bar: Roosevelt

Appropriately named after the exuberant American presidents, Roosevelt (933 17th Ave SW) is a true jack-of-all-trades on the avenue. The sexy red and black décor makes this huge space feel intimate and the Edison bulbs that light the room give it an old-fashioned class. There’s a pulse in the room that appeals to all crowds …

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The Brass Monocle

Long gone are the days of elementary school name calling – sporting glasses has evolved into the making of fabulous first impressions and true character. And finding the perfect pair turns into a treasure hunt at The Brass Monocle (806 16 Ave SW). A shop with a keen eye for innovative design, it’s a pleasure …

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Retail Therapy: Structube

Winter blues beware, an afternoon of design inspiration awaits at Structube (905 17th Avenue SW). Established in 1974, Structube began as a family business in Québec, when owners began creating tubular structures, or structures tubulaires for clothing retailers – hence the name “Structube”. Over the last 40 years, they’ve opened more than 40 stores across …

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