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Wine glass painting at Vin Gogh

Painted wine glasses on table.

Painting wine glasses at Vin Gogh Paint & Sip on Macleod Trail.

If you’re looking for a night of being social and getting creative, then Vin Gogh Paint and Sip is the place for you. “Paint nite” events are a popular activity for girls night out, date nights, private parties and so much more. While many painting pop-up events take place at various pubs and restaurants around town, Vin Gogh offers a dedicated one-stop shop devoted to all kinds of painting and beverage sipping.

The brightly lit store is decorated in a multitude of beautiful canvas examples that Vin Gogh View this Post

Spark Joy of Tidying with expert Helen Youn

 

Helen Youn KonMari tidying

Helen Youn teaches a workshop on the KonMari tidying methods.

Catch Helen Youn’s tidying presentations at the upcoming Calgary Fall Home Show on the Urban Barn Main Stage on Friday, September 22 at 3 p.m. and Sunday, September 24 at 2 p.m.

  • Want to win a copy of Marie Kondo’s best-selling book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up plus four admission tickets to see Helen speak at the Calgary Fall Home Show? Head over to my Instagram to enter!

There are a lot of home and décor trends that come and go these days. But there is nothing View this Post

The Localist: Lavish Society Co. roses

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I love getting flowers every now and again. They brighten up the room and make you feel special. If you’re lucky, the blooms may last a week or two but all bouquets eventually will die off. That’s why I’m so stoked to discover Lavish Society Co. roses.

The Calgary company creates beautiful live rose displays that last for a whole year! Say what? That’s so cool. The arrangements come in singles, a small square box of four and a large box of 16.

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Life Up High on the 39th floor of the Guardian Towers

Calgary Tower Guardian Towers

Brilliant views of downtown Calgary from the Guardian Towers.

Calgary has some amazing views of the rivers, the mountains, the cityscape and more. Finding those sights and scenery in the city is as simple as getting as high as you possibly can. In this case, the sub-penthouse floor in Calgary’s tallest residential building, the Guardian Towers.

Way up on the 39th floor you will find amazing downtown views from all angles – from the Saddledome to the Calgary Tower all the way out to the Rocky Mountains. For a cool $2.4 million, you too can enjoy this spectacular View this Post

Repurpose and upcycle your iPhone box

Before and after decorating old Apple boxes to make something new.

Repurposing items is often forgotten about when it’s so easy to go out and buy everything new these days. But I love the feeling of accomplishment and ingenuity when I can figure out way to repurpose and upcycle. It’s a great way to reuse items, make them beautiful again, and give them a better purpose in life. So with all the gadgets I have acquired over the years (iPhones, iPads etc.), it also means that I have a lot of boxes lying around collecting dust. Not exactly an effective View this Post

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

3 cool things to check out at the Calgary Home + Design Show

Home + Design Show Urban Barn

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The air is getting crisp and the leaves are falling to the ground which makes it a great time to stay close to home and find new ways to spruce up the homestead. The Calgary Home + Design Show is back September 22 -25 with tons of ideas to inspire your beloved interior spaces. As a new homeowner, I’m pretty stoked to visit this month’s show to find new goodies for my place (faucets and bathtubs, here I come!) There are also tons of cool local features that will be featured throughout the entire weekend View this Post

How to build a beautiful gallery wall

Irene Seto Gallery Wall dress

Build your own beautiful gallery wall.

So I’ve talked all about the reasons why you need to have a gallery wall in your home. You’ve thought about it a little bit, done some research, looked at the blank space on your wall and have finally committed. You’re hanging own up your own beautiful gallery wall.

Building your own gallery wall can be quite the process – putting together my wall took me about 6 months from beginning to end. But you can get it done as slowly or as quickly as you need – just know that the end View this Post

3 reasons terrariums are the best plants ever

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It may be cold and gloomy outside, but it’s always green inside these beautiful moss terrariums. Glass terrarium plants have been around since their kitschy heydays in the 70’s. But these tiny plants have been making a comeback the last few years as do-it-yourself design trends have popularized the terrarium once again. I myself own a few terrariums that I have made for both home and the office. They always bring a smile to my face whenever I see them. I fret over them like they’re View this Post

Holiday Gift Wrapping Tips with Papyrus

Papyrus holiday Christmas gift wrap (Custom)

Beautiful Papyrus gift wrapping goodies – keep on reading and these babies may just become yours!

I always find shopping for Christmas presents to be such fun, but gift wrapping to be such a chore!  It’s probably because I never have the right supplies and I get a little too impatient with all the taping, folding and cutting. That’s where the lovely folks at Papyrus come in with some handy gift wrapping hacks to help you get your presents under control. This shop is one of my favourite places to pick up paper craft supplies with their endless bounty of View this Post

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