5 Ways Blogging has Changed My Life

September 9th, 2014 by Emma Durand-Wood

I’ve been blogging in one form or another for a loooong time… I started a LiveJournal in 2002 and didn’t look back. Over the years I’ve blogged on personal topics, on work-related topics, and on local topics, and though I don’t get a lot of time to do it these days, it’s still important to […]

Three Cheers for ‘Charming Chalmers’

January 31st, 2013 by Emma Durand-Wood

I was thrilled to see my neighbourhood featured so positively in the Freep over the weekend. In Charming Chalmers District, Maureen Scurfield highlights five local businesses on the stretch of Henderson Highway just over the Disraeli, and touches on the Mennonite background that several of them have in common. The Creative Stage Emporium, Sam’s Place (a used […]

Shop Local, Winnipeg-Style

December 12th, 2011 by Emma Durand-Wood

I’ve been meaning to share some of my favourite local businesses for a while now. Over the last couple of years I’ve had the pleasure of discovering a handful of really wonderful places that I make a habit of visiting as often as I can. Here are a few of my faves – please share […]

The Cart Before the Horse

June 14th, 2011 by Emma Durand-Wood

Referring to the recent spate of complimentary articles about Winnipeg’s downtown revitalization, One Man Committee (another new-to-me blog!) ponders: “Considering that downtown Winnipeg is only now beginning to see its first significant amounts of residential development in nearly 20 years and retail growth remains slow outside of the Exchange District, articles like this latest in […]

We’re Famous!

February 15th, 2011 by Emma Durand-Wood

At least on Design*Sponge, anyway.  Local blogger (Lather. Write. Repeat.) and furniture restorer extraordinaire Lenore Hume authored the Winnipeg City Guide for the wildly popular website, and it’s chock-full of wonderful restaurant, shopping, and entertainment recommendations.  She’s got lots of ideas for where to eat and play in the Osborne, Corydon, St. Boniface, Wolseley, Academy […]

A Day in My Life in Glenelm

December 22nd, 2010 by Emma Durand-Wood

I’ve been meaning to write for ages about Glenelm, the neighbourhood we moved to two summers ago. It’s a little known section of Elmwood that feels like another world entirely! Nestled on the west side of Henderson Hwy just over the Disraeli,  in a crook of the Red River, this neighbourhood feels like an insider […]

Baby-Friendly Winnipeg?

November 15th, 2010 by Emma Durand-Wood

My good friend Courtney and her adorable 16 month old daughter came to visit us this past weekend. While frequent naptimes for our kids meant we didn’t get out to see too much of the city, we did get over to The Forks one afternoon and enjoyed looking around at Kite & Kaboodle and the […]

The Post You’ve All Been Waiting For

November 10th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

…the post where I talk about what I don’t like about Winnipeg. Bet you thought this day would never come! What’s been bugging me about Winnipeg lately is, well, downtown Winnipeg. Every weekday, I walk a couple blocks from my office to Portage & Donald to catch the bus home. Sometimes I have an appointment […]

Eating Out(SIDE) in Winnipeg

June 23rd, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

Recently, Aaron and I were asked by CBC Information Radio to visit and rate various patios around Winnipeg (Laurel was invited too, of course, but was out of town). The initial list of “must visit” patios was compiled by InfoRad staff following an appeal for submissions of what Winnipeggers consider to be the best patios […]

A Day in My Life in Elmwood

May 26th, 2009 by Emma Durand-Wood

My first home in Winnipeg was in St. Boniface, near Marion and Archibald, where I lived with friends when I arrived in the ‘Peg. St. Boniface was definitely a neighbourhood I’d heard of before I moved here, and not just because I had friends there.  I liked the neighbourhood a lot: it was nice to […]