Review + Giveaway: Creation Crate (Tech Education In A Box)

Linda Hoang - February 6, 2016
Creation Crate - Tech Education in a Box - Builders - Makers

I love the concept of monthly box deliveries! I think part of it is the delight that comes in being surprised at the goodies inside the box. I know friends who do monthly snack boxes, make-up/beauty boxes, I even tried getting boxes for the cats (through Meowbox) for awhile. Admittedly, when you start adding box after box, prices add up so you need to get selective about …

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30 Valentine’s Date Ideas in Edmonton (2016)

Linda Hoang - February 1, 2016

I love Valentine’s Day! My husband Mike and I always make a point to celebrate (but we also celebrate year-round, really). I don’t mind the commercialization of it – if there’s another opportunity to spend time with my loved one, then why not? This year as Valentine’s Day falls on the Family Day long weekend, Mike and I will be heading out of town for …

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Review + Giveaway: Brunch at Hotel Selkirk (Fort Edmonton Park)

Linda Hoang - January 21, 2016
Hotel Selkirk - Fort Edmonton Park - Brunch - Edmonton

I love brunch! Some of my favourite places to brunch in the Edmonton area include The Loft at SandyView Farms (out in Spruce Grove), XIX Nineteen (currently only serving brunch at their new St. Albert location), New York Bagel (which I haven’t been to admittedly in years, but used to go all the time with my brother), and Urban Diner. We even recently tried brunch …

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Review: Sambol Sri Lankan Kitchen

Linda Hoang - January 17, 2016
Sambol Sri Lankan Kitchen Edmonton

This weekend Mike and I joined our friends Sharman and Miguel for dinner at Sambol Sri Lankan Kitchen at 92 Street and 34 Avenue. I’d been wanting to try Sambol for awhile now, especially after hearing rave reviews from my friends Andrea and Chris! Plus I’m always on the look-out for different types of ethnic foods to try in the Edmonton area (I love all the …

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Recap: #CatsOnYourMats – Cat Yoga at the Edmonton Humane Society

Linda Hoang - January 12, 2016
Cats on Your Mats - Cat Yoga - Edmonton Humane Society

I haven’t made any New Years Resolutions to be more active or fit in 2016 but thanks to the Edmonton Humane Society I’m well on my way to that anyway! To kick off the new year, I woke up bright and early on Caturday (Saturday, Cat Saturday) last weekend to do hatha yoga in the presence of adorable cats! It was all part of the Edmonton …

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Review: Nomiya Japanese (Ramen)

Linda Hoang - January 9, 2016
Nomiya Edmonton - Ramen - Sushi

Last weekend Mike and I went with our friends Fred and Catherine to try the ramen at Nomiya Japanese Restaurant on Calgary Trail. Since we got back from our trip to Japan in October, Mike and I have been craving ramen much more than we had pre-trip. While the opening of the Prairie Noodle Shop was a very welcome addition to the ramen options in …

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Explore Edmonton: Ice Castle at Hawrelak Park

Linda Hoang - January 3, 2016
Edmonton Ice Castle Explore Edmonton

This weekend, Mike surprised me with tickets to the new Ice Castle at Hawrelak Park – Canada’s first and largest ice castle and one of just four of its kind in the world. We’d been seeing the ice castle in the news quite a bit the last few months – and especially the last few weeks as it officially opened on Dec. 30. We’d actually been …

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Review: Prairie Noodle Shop (Ramen!)

Linda Hoang - December 16, 2015
Prairie Noodle Shop - Edmonton - Ramen

There’s a new ramen shop in town and it is damn good. After more than a year of holding ramen pop-ups in various spots across Edmonton, the long-awaited permanent location for the Prairie Noodle Shop has finally opened along 124 Street! Interest in ramen (Japanese-style noodle soup featuring those familiar, yellow wheat noodles) has spiked in our city over the last few years. Some Japanese …

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Review: The Workshop Eatery

Linda Hoang - December 14, 2015
The Workshop Eatery - Edmonton

This week Mike and I headed south to try the new Workshop Eatery – which just opened mid-November. The Workshop Eatery is located in The Mosaic Centre at 2003 91 Street SW in south Edmonton (way south, past Ellerslie and south of the Anthony Henday). The SW part of the address is important because if you select the NW location as I did in my …

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What To Do For New Year’s Eve: Edmonton Events (Dec 31, 2015)

Linda Hoang - December 7, 2015
Edmonton Event Listing New Years Eve

NYE list last updated: Tuesday, December 9, 2015 * Photos courtesy of Anthony P. Jones via City of Edmonton Photo Gallery Will this be the year? Will this be year I finally go to the Sugar Swing New Year’s Eve party?!?! As readers have come to know, I like to put out event listings every so often and this one – my What To Do …

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