It’s been so warm outside (though not as unseasonably as you might think, you’ll see at the end), which may lead to thoughts of cracking open a cold one. Let us begin, then, with food and drink:
- Jason Foster discusses Aleberta, the new Telus Optik documentary he appears in about the province’s history with beer.
- Speaking of beer, how about yoga with a side of suds at the BREWGA event, a fundraiser for Knight’s Cabin?
- Stephanie Medford learns about all kinds of fermentation from Jana Sacco, who is presenting on it at the upcoming Resilience Festival.
- Maegan Lukian shares a recipe for chocolate mug cake that is even sort of healthy-ish.
- Would it be cheeky of me to invite you to check out Valerie Lugonja’s mom’s buns? Yes, but I’m doing it anyway.
- Erika Ensign has tips for making the most of your Nando’s visit after a semi-satisfactory first try.
- Fancy something cool and sweet when you’re out with your sweetie? YEG Date Night has four suggestions.
- Sally Neal takes a look at how close she came to her goal to spend $6 a day on food.
- The end is in sight for Danica LeBlanc’s student loan.
- Katie Kelly lays out a strategy for intentional shopping.
- Nicole Rowan documents her thrifting process.
- Maria K. recycles the straw bales that kept tobogganers safe over the winter into her garden.
- I have to agree with Lori Godin that Revelstoke is a great destination for families with kids.
- Karlie Marrazzo is giving away a family pack of passes to five great Brewster attractions in the Rockies.
- Mack Male covers Gil Penalosa’s talk about how to turn Edmonton into a city whose streets are for people, not cars. Mack also marked the end of the old coin-operated parking meters.
- Pedestrians treat the intersection of 103rd and 102A Avenue and 101st Street like a scramble, so why not make it official, suggests Stephanie Mah on Spacing Edmonton.
- The building of the Alaska Highway in 1942 had a huge effect on Edmonton, writes Katherine Koller in the Edmonton City as Museum Project.
- Anna Marie Sewell traces the last days of the downtown Greyhound bus station.
The writing life
- Vickie Laliotis offers five tips for working productively from home.
- Jessica of Breakfast Club YEG chats with Megan Kristine, aka Prairie Prancer, a traveller, blogger and bruncher.
- Natasha Chiam is a mother and a blogger and a lot of other things, not a mommy-blogger.
- Laura Frey covers the splashy opening of Stonehouse Publishing, which came into this world with the launch of five novels.
- Stephen Robinson of 52Skillz becomes a best-selling author on Amazon — and so can you!
- I have had many meetings with Ashley Janssen, and I can attest that she walks her talk on how to make meetings better.
- Nadine Riopel offers sound advice on how to have better conversations.
- Social media can ruin your business if you don’t do it right, warns Meagan Smith of Kick Point.
- Beverley Theresa has a strange experience with a friend who wasn’t as dead as he appeared on Facebook.
Community and causes
- Jenna Marynowski previews This is YEG, a series of eight new plays written by local playwrights grounded in a wide variety of communities.
- The Drawing Room has news of a Postcard Project done with three Edmonton area retirement communities.
- Ana Pejkanovic hopes you will consider donating your lightly used shoes to Soles4Souls.
- Lindsey McNeill seeks your StoryHive support for Codependent Ghost Girl and highlights other local projects angling for funding.
- Stacey Knopp talks weddings, local business and Edmonton with event planner Rebecca Koziak of High Culture.
- Lyndsey at Over My Styled Body offers dos and don’ts for bridesmaids.
- Kristina Lynne draws on her own experience to offer advice to brides-to-be.
- If you want to follow along with wedding planning, Cassie Paige is on the road to hers!
- How hard is it to completely renovate a home? Jerad Cox is about to find out, and plans to document it along the way. (Here’s Part 1 and Part 2.)
- The musical discoveries via The Northern Sessions continue — this time they showcase The Northbank Stranglers.
- Mike Ross talks about punk-parenthood with Dave “FatDave” Johnston.
- It seems like we’ve never had an April this warm, right? Well, the data says otherwise, says Chris on Edmonton Weather Nerdery.
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