he Good Box Gifts ’ tangerine walls inspire cheer , setting the mood to browse Canada-made goodies . Previously online-only , the brand ’ s brick-and-mortar offers a hands-on introduction to themed gift boxes ( pictured middle bottom ) stuffed with gourmet gummies , bath scrubs and scented soy candles . Select from floral change purses and artsy socks and linens to create personalized presents . 3-564 Osborne St .
❚ shop from the heart
We Heart Wpg makes it easy to wear city love on your sleeve . Crewneck sweatshirts ( pictured below ), hoodies , t-shirts and accessories in bold colours and cozy neutrals champion civic pride with stylish , simple logos . Each design applauds a different aspect of Winnipeg life , from hockey and cottage culture to the Support Your Local Dog Park collection . 660 Osborne St Unit 3 .
❚ clean slate , small plates
Winnipeggers are ready for new beginnings when it comes to dining in , and the Sous Sol crew has delivered with recently ciao ! news new openings & food and retail news
opened South Osborne spot Tabula Rasa . Latin for “ clean slate ,” Tabula Rasa evokes fresh ideas with oldworld style . Colourful tiles and paintings of matadors prepare palates for Mediterranean-inspired tapas . Seafood standouts include succulent barbecued bass swimming in a rich cumin marinade and goldeye fritters ( pictured right ) served with a picón pepper sauce . 725 Osborne St .
❚ hungry for history
Another fascinating piece of Winnipeg ’ s past is now available to the public . James Ave . Pumphouse Food & Drink ( pictured top right ) has converted a 115-year-old pumping station into a one-of-a-kind Exchange District eatery . Executive Chef Mark Merano serves favourites from around the world like twice-fried chicken , tacos with Mexican birria dip and The Perogy ( one extra-large cranberrypotato stuffed dumpling served with dill cream and kielbasa ) at stylish Manitoba maple tables overlooking gigantic gears , pipes and safety nets from 1906 . 2-109 James Ave .
Photography provided by Good Box Gifts , We Heart Wpg , Tabula Rasa , James Ave . Pumphouse , Park Alleys , Jenna Rae Cakes , Panda Tea