Thursday, November 15, 2012

Eureka!

No, not the cancelled TV show (which I loved and I am very annoyed that it is no longer on the air), eureka as in this:


Recently someone anonymously commented on my blog and told me where I could buy Burda magazines in Kelowna! I didn't see the message right away as because the message somehow went into my spam folder.  Thank you anonymous reader.

For the legions of my Kelowna readers (notice the change to sarcastica font), you too can buy magazines that you will never use. That is if by using you mean sewing. I intend on fondling them. I went to this wonderful establishment today and they kindly gave me a choice of the magazine in either German or English, as I don't speak German, I chose English. Aren't I clever?

This is the place to go for Burda magazines in Kelowna, Illichmanns, on the corners of Gordon and Sutherland. I mean really, why wouldn't I immediately think of a German bakery and delicatessen as the purveyor of sewing porn? Seriously, if you want the magazine, you can go the store and they will add you to their list and will call you when it comes in. Awesome service, I must say.
Illichmann's Meats, Sausages and Gourmet Foods Ltd.

They also make great pretzels on Thursdays and Fridays. Actually all their baking is great, but I love me some pretzels.

12 comments:

  1. What a great (albeit odd) find! I've never seen Burda on a magazine rack anywhere around here--I've never even seen Threads outside of Joann Fabrics. Plenty of quilting magazines, though.

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    1. Really? I think every grocery store here has it, along with all (both) bookstores, the Mart of Wal etc. I can think of 8 places that carry it, and one of them ISN'T our poor excuse for a fabric store.

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  2. Heh, that's hilarious. I think it's a ploy to lure in sewist: go for the magazine, stay for the pretzels (and other tasty goods)!

    I was so surprised to find Burda magazine here in Whitehorse. I couldn't find any in Winnipeg MB nor in Kingston ON, but tiny little city north of 60? SURE WHY NOT. :D

    (I don't buy them every month. I check out what patterns are in the mag from the Burda website first, then go snap up the mag if I like anything in it. I've only bought one magazine in the last FOREVER, so I'm glad I saved myself the subscription.

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    1. Whitehorse is such a strange place, after a while nothing will surprise you anymore. I used to buy them when I lived there too. Good old Firewood Books. They were my saviour in the pre-Amazon days. Oops. Dating myself.

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    2. Make that Fireweed Books. Do not type in morning.

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  3. That is very cool. I have a soft spot for pretzels too. Even to the point of making them myself.

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    1. Pretzels were one of the many things I had to learn to make when I moved to the Yukon (Whitehorse), I think we only bought one or two loaves of bread the whole time we lived there, the good stuff was insanely expensive and the cheap stuff was just normal expensive, and was usually frozen before shipping. Not good stuff.

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  4. That is hilariously awesome. The only time I have seen Burda on the rack was at a Borders. Three days before they declared bankruptcy. So I went back and bought the last one at 40% off. That was the last time I have ever seen a pattern-holding sewing magazine on a store shelf anywhere.

    Now I ponder... perhaps if I find a Spanish bakery I can look for Patrones?

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    1. I am going to check out every speciality European food store I pass from now on, you never know, we have an Italian deli in town, I wonder......

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  5. I live in a small town outside of Montreal, and I used to buy Burda back in the '90s at our local German bakery too! They had lots of German language magazines, but for some reason, they sold the Burdas in english. Go figure. The shop closed down and now I have to buy them at Fabricville like everyone else.

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    1. Isn't Fabricville, the Quebec version of Fabricland? I just looked and answered my own question, it is. They sell Burda there? Another way my local store totally sucks.

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    2. Yeah, Fabricland totally does NOT sell Burda mags at the store. Jeez. There are two places in town here that sell the magazine, and because its not Calgary it doesn't take an hour to get to either. I foresee my inspirational collection growing.

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