Once the cultural mecca for Italian Winnipeggers, today Corydon Avenue from Pembina to Harrow offers up chic boutiques and Italian restaurants adjacent to Japanese, Greek, and South Asian eateries. Take a stroll down this see-and-be-seen summertime strip starting from the north side at Confusion Corner. At A French Touch, luxurious ropes of colour-blocked beads from Italy are flanked by exquisite French and Spanish accessories. Steps west, at Sugar Mountain (pictured) two technicolour levels of confections evoke kid-in-a-candy-store joy with everything from chocolate-covered cookie dough to Turkish delights. Head to clothing boutique Second Sensation to score a previously loved Diane Von Furstenberg dress and fierce matching pair of Manolo Blahniks. Across the avenue, art aficionados flock to The Stoneware Gallery for contemporary ceramics by diverse Manitoba artists. End at Hip Pooch, where classy canines go for designer duds like a Juicy Couture life jacket that marries stylish form with smart water safety function.