This month, we are committed to two things. The first is to eat as much cheese as possible.  We have an amazing selection of local imported cheeses to help us with this commitment. The second is to shop at small shops.  Last week we shared a list of new products available at ODB that we're super excited about (click here (if you missed it). This week we want to talk about some of the other small shops in Calgary that we'll be visiting this season (we're in good company in this city). While we won't begin to try to name all the shops with amazing offerings, here are a few of our favourites: 1) Field Study (to stock up on warm sweaters, essential oils, and other must-haves for the bohemian on your list); 2) Recess Shop (for stationary and other nick knacks for the creative on your list); 3) Guildhall home (for housewares and tapestries for the design conscious on your list); 4) Shelf Life Books (for the reader on your list); and 5) Vine Arts (for the natural wine lover on your list). We think visiting these shops offers a much more enjoyable experience than ordering from Amazon, don't you? Now step away from your computer (after you finish reading this newsletter, naturally).