Comfort Inn & Suites South
4611 MacLeod Trail S.W.
Calgary, AB T2G 0A6
Phone: (403) 287-7070
Fax: (403) 287-8855
There's something about karaoke that makes regular folk turn into karaoke superstars. Karaoke World has been filling the demand for karaoke music, rentals, CDs, songs, and karaoke parties since they opened in 1997. Karaoke World is unique in that they can host whatever party, function, or occasion there is that calls for a little fun and singing. This shop also has about 300,000 international songs that cater to every language and difficulty, so go ahead, sing.
Set up as an indoor market with carefully-envisioned meat, produce and bakery displays, this is the place in which Martha Stewart would shop were she in town. This family-owned regional chain raises its own cattle and uses its own trucks to ship in fresh produce. A bakery is also in the store, and while the emphasis is on high-end goods, the grocery also has aisles full of what might be more boring items like light-bulbs, canned soups and tissues that fill out standard grocery checklists. Sunterra also has a market/bistro downtown at Bankers Hall, and a bistro across from it at Gulf Canada Square. Call ahead for more details.
Country Club Casuals caters to women between the ages of 30 and 90 and offers a wide selection of sweaters, pants, jumpsuits, shorts and T-shirts. The store's upscale clientèle can choose from brand names like Frank Usher and Escada and Canadian designers like Jax from Vancouver. T-shirts, dresses, purses, jewelry, lingerie and various accessories are available. Call for more details.
Librairie Monette Ltee is a bright French shop marked by a blue, white and red awning on a second floor window. There is a wide selection of French fiction, language dictionaries, plenty of children's books, as well as music, CDs, cards and videos. The staff is friendly and helpful and are happy to point you towards the small sunny cafe where you can relax with an afternoon latte.
This store specializes in architectural ornamentation and all of its antiques can be incorporated into the designs of contemporary buildings. From Roman and Greek-style carved stone pillars to solid oaken doors and chests from early Canadian pioneer days, the pieces convey a clear picture of design history. Renovators, builders and collectors can find charming old versions of doors, mantels, lighting fixtures and iron work. Although the antiques are clean and well presented, most bear the unmistakable chips and dents of their past owners and carry the unmistakable weight of past years. The store is open from Sunday to Tuesday by appointment only. Also, private viewing can be arranged. Check website for details.
From the outside, this enormous shopping center looks a bit like a giant spaceship. The Bay, Zellers and Sears are the major stops here, while The Gap, Eddie Bauer, Hallmark and The Sony Store are among some 150 other mall tenants. There are also dozens of services and a professional building at the heart of the mall. A massive new food court is the feature attraction of the reworked mall, which for years was in many ways two malls separated by an elevated parking garage.
Jacob's offers casual and affordable clothing for women of all sizes at three locations in Calgary. The clothing is specially designed for comfort and fit, and offers genuine bargains for the savvy shopper. Most of their clothing lines focus on clothes for casual living and weekend time, although there is a section geared to the office-bound.
This store caters to all of your Mac and iPod needs. Stop in to check out the latest games, software, and accessories. If you're traveling, the staff can direct you towards all the adapters you need for your electronics. Many locations also offer workshops on how to use their various products. See their website for more information and a calendar of events.
The toy giant renowned for its line of building blocks has captured the imagination of kids the world over. The expansive store at the Chinook Centre is packed to the hilt with all of the brand's line of toys and features various areas where children can play to their heart's content with the favorite toys. Centerpiece of the store, is the 'Living Room' and interactive play area which will have the kids scratching their heads. The entire area has been innovatively designed with ample displays Lego's best products and is a pleasure to visit.
For those who are planning on a visit to the city, a definite must-go-to place is the 4th Street Southwest Mission area, where a mix of upscale shops, restaurants, cafes, Pilates and Yoga studios cater to the downtown crowd. Genealogy, a specialty denim store that sells over 20 premium brands for men, women and kids; stocks True Religion, Seven for All Mankind, Juicy Couture, Joe’s, Divine Rights of Denim and Rock and Republic; among other popular brands. Genealogy's upscale industrial interiors make jean shopping a pleasure in an uncluttered fashion. Call for more details.
Kricket's may just be one of the many trendy specialty boutiques located in along Calgary's Mission area, but it takes more than one shopping trip to see what this store has to offer. Kricket's may also be small in space, but its selection of home decor, organic bags, candles, jewelery, accessories and gift items are fun, whimsical and fashionable. Anyone on the hunt for unique paper items will find journals, stationery and greeting cards that one cannot find in big-box stores. Even their political satire-inspired refrigerator magnets will have you smiling as you cruise this small shop.
Blackfoot Farmer's Market is Calgary's best and biggest farmer's market. At this market, local producers are treated like rock stars and it is difficult to enter a stall without being engaged in conversation by one of the friendly merchants. There is everything for sale here, from organic fruits and veggies (don't miss the Hotchkiss tomatoes!), meat pies, cheese, delicious Mennonite sausages, crafts, fresh herbs and flowers. The market offers a great day out for families; a playground and petting zoo keep youngsters distracted while their parents marvel at purple potatoes.