Prepare for the holiday season with Avenue's annual gift guide: The best gifts for everyone in your life, from your favourite fashionista to your foodie boyfriend or pop-culture geek brother. This month, our Style Q&A features Natasha Staniszewski, an Edmonton-born sportscaster who now sits behind the desk at SportsCentre. Also, we give you all the tools you need for an eco-friendly Christmas, plus a look at the Valley Zoo's newest venture.
The November issue is our fifth annual Top 40 Under 40 issue, celebrating some of the city's best and brightest, from architects to actresses. We also speak with Edmontonian Cory Mitic about his second-place finish in the Amazing Race Canada. A love of cooking inspires one family to design their modern Glenora home with their ideal kitchen in mind. Alberta greenhouses ensure a steady supply of tomatoes year-round. And a new generation of whisky drinkers is born.
For our annual Big Idea issue, we look at Alberta's growing political power and what it will mean for Edmonton. And speaking of power: Steven Sandor takes us into the LA home of one of Edmonton's most powerful families, the Comries, in this exclusive interview. Country singer and radio host Clayton Bellamy shows off his "inner dirtbag" with his stylish rockabilly wardrobe in this month's style Q&A.
September is our creativity issue, featuring a cozy fall fashion spread, an closer examination of the sustainable clothing industry and a look at the industrial furniture trend sweeping the nation. Plus, our guide to the 2013-2014 arts season in the city, including the can't-miss shows for theatre, dance, opera, art and more. We also bring you twice the food trends this month, with a look at the hottest teas and delicious alternatives to chicken eggs.
The votes are in for our second annual Edmonton's Best Neighbourhoods survey. The result is our Neighbourhoods issue, which explores everything from LRT expansion to the top-ranked areas to live in, plus the neighbourhood you'd most like to live in 20 to 30 years from now. We also take a look at creative new projects in Edmonton. And Edmonton artist Erin Ross shows us how her look transforms from day to night, and fills us in on her latest project, the Living Bridge.
The July issue is our food and drinks issue, featuring the most expensive wines and whiskies in the city, creative cocktails and the growing trend of women falling in love with whisky. Our fifth annual 25 Best Things to Eat list, featuring foodie Gail Hall's ultimate picks for must-try eats in Edmonton, moves from its old spot in March to this month's issue. Plus, southern barbecue moves its way up north and Seble Amelga, owner of Tiramisu Bistro and this month's cover star, shows off some floral fashion.
The June issue features Avenue's annual Summer Guide and pull-out events calendar, giving you the scoop on all of the great theatre, visual arts, music, festivals and food taking over Edmonton from June to August. Artist Adam Waldron-Blain opens up a show at the AGA, while the men of The Full Monty bring the art of baring it all to the stage at La Cite Francophone. Plus, we reconnect with two former Edmontonians who have pursued their screen dreams: 80's movie star Catherine Mary Stewart and General Hospital's Jason Thompson.
May's issue looks at the latest trends in architecture and design — our annual design competition also moves to this month. Three designers each had 36 hours to makeover the same room, and you get to vote on your favourite look. Dry curing: is it worth the time and effort to care for your meat the old-fashioned way? Chefs and meat processors weigh in. Plus, May cover star and FC Edmonton's star goalie, Lance Parker, shares a little bit of his magic with us.
April is Avenue's annual Fashion Issue. Pack your bags and watch this year's hottest fashions take flight during a unique photo shoot at the Edmonton International Airport. This issue also looks at the growing trend of larger-than-life beards, how to deal with sleep disorders, a violin restoration expert and the art of renovating with recycled materials.
March is Avenue's annual food issue, featuring the top five restaurants in Edmonton, plus 16 other categories, including Best Sushi, Best New, and Worth the Drive. Plus, a health inspector's tips for safe food handling, a burlesque cabaret group's sultry story, and one man's quest for a reasonably-priced bespoke suit.