Poppy Barley calls Edmonton home. In some ways, it’s an unlikely place for a footwear company.Edmonton is the largest northernmost metropolis with a population over 1 million people. To the west, the Rocky Mountains inspire and to the east, thousands of miles of prairie tundra. Our city is rugged, original and beautiful. It’s a city of risk-takers; making starting anything – even a footwear company – seem normal. I take the view that I could live anywhere in world, and I choose Edmonton because I love the city. (I've even got the official "Still In Edmonton" sticker plastered on my laptop!) Recently, I worked with Edmonton Tourism and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to host a video about Edmonton in the winter. The video is a mix of the places locals love and landmarks/institutions of Edmonton. As we're all staying home for the holidays, we decided that our Wanderer post should be about our favourite places to shop and eat all within wandering distance of the Poppy Barley office. And before you read on, check out Where Edmonton's "West On Whyte" guide (thanks for including Poppy Barley!).
Still In Edmonton: Loving the City You're In