Pretty little things

First off, congratulations to Michelle Pinsonn, who was the winner of my RWB Nutcracker contest! Michelle, you and a loved one will be enjoying the show come Boxing Day… or maybe that’s presumptuous of me. Maybe you’re going to take someone you don’t really like, which kind of makes no sense since this is an awesome prize. Although, it would make a great peace offering… anyways, I’ve gotten off topic. Enjoy the show! (Whomever you take.)

I’ve got a few lovely gift ideas for you today as well:

Stylish men, need stylish accessories and this Hugo Boss scarf is just the ticket. I picked it up at Hanford Drewitt on Broadway where they have tons of hot men’s clothing including suits and dress shirts and shoes and cozy sweaters.

Hugo Boss Scarf, $75

I picked up this very cute, handmade key chain from the Gallery Shops at the Winnipeg Art Gallery. There were all sorts of different designs available, but this bright red strawberry really caught my eye. She’ll never be digging around in her purse for her keys again with this!

Strawberry keychain, $30.99

And finally, I have a friend who is moving away from Manitoba soon (boo), but I thought I’d give her a little piece of our culture to take with her. Oseredok Museum—where they feature all things Ukrainian—has an adorable giftshop, where they feature… all things Ukrainian. There I picked up some authentic borscht, Black Pearl coffee (locally-roasted), cute little themed Ukrainian napkins and a tree ornament.

Grean Bean coffee ($14), borscht ($12), napkins ($5) and tree ornament ($3.50)


Place Louis Riel has donated an awesome prize for me to give away to my loyal readers. All you have to do is go to this link, and fill out the form telling me why you love downtown. You’ll then be entered to win:
* A New Year’s Eve stay in an executive suite at the Place Louis Riel
* Complimentary parking for one vehicle
* Breakfast for two on New Year’s Day

Draw is December 20!


As always, don’t forget the Pledge to Shop Downtown. Over the last two weeks, we’ve given away $100 gift cards for Portage Place, Mountain Equipment Co-op and Winnipeg Square. We’ve still got gift cards from The Forks Market and Riverstone Spa up for grabs! Visit our Facebook page and become a fan to learn how to win!



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