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10 things to love about Nando’s

Nando’s does flame-grilled chicken so yummy yummy!

There’s a lot to love about a good flame-grilled chicken and nobody does it better than Nando’s. If you haven’t had a chance to visit this yummy restaurant yet, I’m going to make it easier for you with the chance to win one of two Nando’s prize packs! Each prize contains a $25 Nando’s gift card plus a bunch of other Nando’s goodies to enjoy. Check out these fun Nando’s fun facts and enter below.

  • Nando’s world-famous chicken is like no other because of its special PERi-PERi sauce.
  • PERi-PERi is the Swahili
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Win tickets to see Duran Duran at Roundup MusicFest

Roundup MusicFest

Win tickets to see Duran Duran and more at Roundup MusicFest.

Stampede is just around the corner and it wouldn’t be a boot-stomping good time without all the amazing musical acts that will be dropping into Cowtown for the festivities! This year’s newly-minted Roundup MusicFest has put together an amazing show at Shaw Millenium Park on Tuesday, July 11th. The show will feature a truly eclectic lineup of bands that will get you rocking out all night long.

Tickets are on sale now and I think it’s awesome that a portion of proceeds raised at this year’s event will be View this Post

Follow my IG @lifeincalgary takeover

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If you haven’t seen the @lifeinCalgary Instagram account before, you should start following along now! Each week, a different person or company will takeover the IG account to share their views and experiences of Calgary through photos. It’s really fun to see how others experience our beautiful city and see how similar and different we can be all at the same time. In a city of 1.4 million people, there are a lot of things to connect us, but so much more we need to find and View this Post

Summer Fresh Salads with CRMR Kitchen + Contest

Get summer fresh with salads!

Eating greens doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Summertime salads can be the tastiest love affair and as zesty and fresh as the blazing sun. You just gotta mix up those lettuces with the right blend of add-ons and dressing to make one delicious salad. You’ve probably been to local dining faves Divino and Cilantro, but did you know that the team behind these classic restaurants also has its own grocery brand to take home too? Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts is also the home of CRMR Kitchen, a line of natural and locally View this Post

7 celebrities to see at the Calgary Expo + Contest!

A packed house at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo.

Squee! The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo just keeps getting bigger and better every year! I love seeing this Calgary event grow into such a cultural force locally, nationally and even internationally. It isn’t often that Calgary gets visited by so many celebrities all at once, but the Calgary Expo provides the perfect opportunities to see all your favourite cult stars from comics, TV, film and more. The Calgary Expo is a four-day affair running April 27 -30, 2017. They will be bringing tons of guests to the show and View this Post

Contest! Double Zero After Dark on Saturday Night

There’s something about “Saturday night” that makes me want to break out my Dance Mix 95 cassette tape and jam. And now that Double Zero is hosting its After Dark parties on Saturday nights, I’m having even more 90’s flashbacks.

For the folks looking for a grown-up night on the town, Double Zero downtown is the place to go on Saturday night. The restaurant has set up $5 Prosecco bubbly by the glass and local DJ talents like Chad LaTulippe are spinning funky beats and soul-filled tunes. The lights go down and music goes up at 9 pm.

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Skip the Dishes and Treat Yo’ Self + Contest!

Skip the Dishes order

Life can get pretty busy – work, school, sleep, fitness, eat, and repeat.  So sometimes it’s nice to just treat yo’ self and order takeout rather than cook the non-existent things in your fridge. Skip the Dishes does just that by letting you order your favourite foods from the local restaurants you love. When faced with the prospect of only microwave popcorn and celery in my kitchen, I decided to turn to Skip the Dishes to order in my preferred sushi rolls from the always tasty Goro and Gun.

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Tiffany Pratt at the Calgary Home + Garden Show plus a Giveaway!

Tiffany Pratt This Can be Beautiful Book

Winter is still going strong in Calgary, forcing us to burrow into our homes to nest and stay warm. Well, if the cabin fever is getting to you, it’s time to get inspired with the upcoming Calgary Home + Garden Show taking place at the BMO Centre on March 2-5, 2017. Do some touch-ups, upgrade a room or two, or start brand new with tons of big ideas and trusted advice at the four-day event. The snow is going to keep us cooped up a little while longer so might as well make home an even better place to be, View this Post

ATP’s Slipper is Pure Holiday Fun + Win Tickets

Photo credit:  ELLIE HEATH PHOTOGRAPHED BY ERIN WALLACE

Photo credit: ELLIE HEATH PHOTOGRAPHED BY ERIN WALLACE

One of the things I enjoy most about the holiday season is seeing all the holiday plays! Alberta Theatre Projects’ latest show comes from Calgary’s very own Rebecca Northan, and her take on the classic fairytale of Cinderella set in modern-day Calgary. Now how could that not be a recipe for mirth and merriment?  Slipper: A Distincly Calgarian Cinderella Story is another chapter in the hilarious Northan repertoire filled with charm and wit about life in Calgary. The show is running until December 31st at the Martha Cohen Theatre.

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Make the holiday season Simply Better with Edo Japan

Edo Japan food bank campaign

Giving back during the holidays is as easy as buying a spring roll at Edo Japan. What does that mean exactly? Until January 1, 2017, Edo Japan will donate 25 cents to Canada’s food banks for every spring roll that they sell. Delicious, crispy spring rolls for the better good! Yes, that’s an easy win for all of us. I can’t wait to get my hands on that deep-fried roll of happiness.

Last year, Edo raised over $74,000 for food banks across the country and with more and more Calgarians using food banks each month, it’s never been View this Post

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