Dude’s guide to shopping in Downtown Red Deer

How to treat your lady to a shopping day in downtown Red Deer in four easy steps. Step 1: have coffee, step 2: shop, step 3: couple’s massage, step 4: a nice steak dinner. Bam. You sir, just scored major points – maybe you should stay over at a downtown hotel, and well, you don’t need my help there.

Step 1: Coffee

Fuel up at one of downtown’s independent coffee shops with a frothy toasty whipped-creamy drink. Try Bistro on GaetzDose, or Quenched.

Step 2: Shop

You may choose to split up for an hour or so at this point – me, I’d want to go to the record store, but I might pick shoes over sports memorabilia. Or maybe you just can’t stand to be apart from her and like to watch her try on clothes then stick together like good waffles do.

She will definitely want to hit Great Strides for shoes, the Bra Lounge and the Paper Crane Gallery, a Japanese paper and gift shop. Stuff dudes like: Bill Sr.’s Sports Cards, Soundhouse guitar and record shop, Amazing Fantasy Comics53rd St. Music and Wipe-out Ski and Bike.

Step 3: Couple’s spa

OK, bro, keep an open mind here. Your squooshy side might really like having soft smooth feet and buffed nails. Or you get a healing foot massage while she gets buffed and polished to a shine.Secrets Day Spa offers couple’s treatments so you can crack silly jokes to make her laugh while you melt into puddles of bliss together.

Step 4: A nice steak dinner

Of course, it doesn’t have to be steak – though One Eleven has a bacon-wrapped tenderloin, just saying. You might creamy butter chicken at Indian Flame or the romantic fireplace table at La Casa Pergola.