“I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.”

– Michelle Obama

 

 

- Monday Motivation: Be Like Michelle Obama -

An Evening with Michelle Obama

It’s not often an international icon comes to Calgary. As part of a tour of Western Canada, Michelle Obama stopped by our fair city last week to do a talk with interviewer Cassie Campbell. I was beyond thrilled to be in the same room as the former First Lady of the United States! I’ve always had a deep admiration and respect for Michelle Obama and View this Post

Backstage Pass Tours at Studio Bell

Calling all musicphiles and culture lovers! Studio Bell is now offering behind-the-scenes tours every Sunday. The Backstage Pass tour is a great complement to the exhibits you’ll find in the main museum. Crossing over to the other side of the National Music Centre space, the tour will take you through the King Eddy building where you’ll see even more items that the public doesn’t usually get access to. There’s a little bit of everything including a visit inside the recording studios, hearing View this Post

 

 

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already:
we have the power to imagine better.” – J.K. Rowling

 

 

- Monday Motivation: Be Like J.K. Rowling -

Find savoury and sweet at Pie Junkie in Kensington

Satisfy your sweet (and savoury) tooth at Pie Junkie

If you love a little savoury and you love a little sweet, then Pie Junkie is the right place for you! For long-time fans, Pie Junkie has been available to folks out in Spruce Cliff and they are now part of the Kensington neighborhood with their second location. This is a smart move on their part to introduce their tasty pies to a whole new audience that hasn’t had a chance to give them a try.

This second shop is the perfect little hideout in the trendy area as it’s just View this Post

Frida Kahlo in photos at the Glenbow Museum

The Frida Kahlo exhibit at the Glenbow Museum runs until May 21, 2018.

It isn’t often that you get the chance to peek into the private side of a cultural icon, but art lovers can rejoice with the new Glenbow Museum exhibit featuring Mexican painter Frida Kahlo. Frida Kahlo: Her Photos marks its Canadian debut here in Calgary with an intimate series of Kahlo’s personal photos. The private collection of photos stayed hidden for decades after the artist had passed, but finally was revealed to the public in 2007. With over 6,500 images on record, 241 images were curated by View this Post

10 drinks to cozy up with at YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

The weather outside is frightful, but at least the hot chocolate beverages are delightful! February is YYC Hot Chocolate Fest month, the perfect time of year to enjoy a confectionary drink while winter is still in full swing. Restaurants around the city create a signature hot chocolate drink specifically for the festival with traditional, unique and hot chocolates with spirits involved! This isn’t your typical hot cocoa and peppermint Schnapps!

The nice bonus about YYC Hot Chocolate Fest is that you’ll be drinking to a good cause. The event is an annual fundraiser for Calgary Meals on Wheels to help View this Post

 

 

“Normal is not something to aspire to, it’s something to get away from.”

– Jodie Foster

 

 

- Monday Motivation: Be Like Jodie Foster -

Get your workout on at CrushCamp

CrushCamp in Calgary on 17th Avenue SW

Welcome to CrushCamp, home of Canada’s first studio for the revolutionary SkillMill.

There’s a new workout in town and they want to help you crush it this year.  The fun and energetic Crush Camp  on 17th Ave is changing up the HIIT game with the introduction of group training on the very cool SkillMill equipment. With a new year and new fitness goals on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to try out a new workout.

So what is a SkillMill exactly? Well, it looks like a treadmill, but it is non-motorized meaning you will have to do the View this Post

Donna Mac brings new neighborhood cuisine to the Beltline

Most of us have memories of going over to grandma’s house for dinner. It would have been an evening full of warmth, comfort, fresh ingredients and communal dishes between family and friends. The owners of the newly-opened Donna Mac look to resurrect what grandma used to do with their new neighborhood cuisine in the Beltline.

Inspired by what grows regionally and seasonally, Donna Mac rotates items regularly using as much of each whole ingredient as possible. This can be seen in how the items are listed on the menu with the focus on the main foodstuff like carrots, endive, duck View this Post

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