Our April issue always signals the start of spring, so we display some of the season's finest fashions in an elaborate photo shoot at Government House. Also, we trace Toronto designer Sid Neigum's roots all the way back to Drayton Valley. Former mayor Stephen Mandel shares what his life is like now away from council chambers. Plus, PJ Perry puts out a new album with old friend Tommy Banks, qunioa is the hottest ingredient around and the sweet origins of the yacon root.
Avenue's annual Best Restaurants issue. We present the best dining experiences in 21 categories, ranging from Best New to Best Pizza. Chef Paul Shufelt shows off his cool, casual style, which moves easily from the kitchen to the dining room. Also, high-end kitchen gadgets that will transform you into a Top Chef contestant in no time.
Documentary filmmaker Oliver McGarvey shows off his eclectic style, comprised of quirky items collected from his travels around the world. Local artisans create pieces that shatter preconceived notions about home decor. Take a spicy culinary journey through some of Edmonton's hottest restaurants. Plus, February marks our annual design challenge — one bedroom, three ways, and you can vote for your favourite look.
Beat the January blahs with our fun issue. University of Alberta professor, punk rocker, health nut: Cover star Timothy Caufield is all these things, and so much more. Plus, plan your big day with help from the Avenue Wedding Guide — a look at unique rings, multicultural wedding planning and the rise of social media in ceremonies and receptions.
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.