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 […]

My Local

May 23rd, 2009 by Laurel

Most people have a window in their lives when they hone their moving skills. For me, that’s been my twenties. Whether you end up in a new province, new city, or a new part of town, there are certain things you have to do each time; one is find your new local. A local is […]

The Winnipeg O’ My Heart Glossary of Terms

May 17th, 2009 by Aaron

It’s official. High demand has made it necessary for us to create a Winnipeg O’ My Heart glossary of terms unique to Winnipeg and Manitoba. During a recent conversation with CBC Information Radio host Terry MacLeod, he asked us about the unique phrases we coin through the blog. A bit stumped, we fumbled through an […]

The “Village” People

April 3rd, 2009 by Aaron

Perhaps because I’m new to Winnipeg, I find it exciting to explore neighbourhoods that may be commonplace for most Winnipeggers. For instance, since the 11th of March, I have been housesitting in Osborne Village. Making the move across Winnipeg was a bit formidable. I am familiar with my slightly eastern neighbourhood, and was a bit […]