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CALGARY Chocolate Lab Husband-and-wife team Dallas and Eva Southcott bring their shop of exquisite handmade chocolates to Calgary’s newest market, dining and entertainment experience, Granary Road. From a dark chocolate infused with 12-year-old Scotch to the “Matinee at the Bijou” bonbon inspired by the American cocktail, the sweet treats here will suit any taste. 226034 112th St. W, thechocolatelab.ca
EDMONTON Forge 53 From their start as an industrial metalwork company, Mike Muirhead and Jesse Rudiger expand their growing business into an online base for custom furniture and cool housewares: think tri-legged stools with octagonal seats and clear pine coffee tables with grey trapezoid legs. 4132b 97th St. NW, forge53.ca
EDMONTON Fringe and Flora What began as a home business specializing in succulents—tucked into gorgeous modern designs—has now graduated to a bricks-andmortar studio in the core of downtown Edmonton. Fringe and Flora’s specialty succulent designs are presented in a carefully curated selection of chic pots. #213-10706 124th St., fringeandflora.com
VANCOUVER Nettle’s Tale Praised for swimwear designed for “the everyday woman,” Tale’s newest venture is a proper storefront that brings the suits and small-batch West Coast goods to the heart of Gastown. Stocked with apparel, accessories and camping gear—think kimono towels, chunky toques and waterproof hoodies—it’s a fashionable adventurer’s dream. 330 W Cordova St., nettlestale.com —Jorda Grundy