Lifestyle

12 creative and unusual sushi combos at Goro & Gun

If you are a sushi lover like me, then you probably are a fan of a few different kinds of sushi rolls and nigiri. I always need to fill up on a spicy tuna roll, throw in some salmon sashimi and maybe a specialty dish or two like some unagi or a sushi cone. But never have I ever been so sushi spoiled than at Goro & Gun’s Omakase sushi experience.

Omakase is a dining experience where the chef chooses your dishes for you. And you’re in good hands at Goro & Gun with head chef Tomo Mitsuno who View this Post

A day of chocolate making at Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut

Making chocolates at Bernard Callebaut

A day of chocolate fun at Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut by Cococo.

What do you do if you have a love for chocolate and getting crafty? Make a bunch of the sweet treats at Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut of course! For #LoveYYC day, Tourism Calgary sent my sister, niece and I to the Cococo Chocolatiers-owned shop for a day of chocolate making fun.

The premier chocolaterie has been a staple in Calgary’s food scene for many years and I was so excited to go ‘behind-the-curtain’ to see how the chocolate process works. We were put right to work on a View this Post

Take a field trip to Granary Road

Granary Road sign

Welcome to Granary Road.

Calgary is home to some great family attractions from Heritage Park to the Calgary Zoo to Calaway Park. Now there’s another location to add to the list with Granary Road! This new attraction is offering a new way to do educational programming with a ton of retail and restaurant offerings as well. Granary Road is broken into two main features: the Active Learning Park and the Public Market.

Active Learning Park

Active Learning Park at Granary Road

The Arachnid Web exhibit at Granary Road.

The Active Learning Park takes learning and play to a whole new level. There is an admission 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

Find Fresh with Wild Tea Kombucha

Kombucha may be relatively new to the Calgary scene, but the ladies behind Wild Tea Kombucha are trusting that the health drink alterative is more than a fad. Emily Baadsvik and Brigette Freel have been working together since 2015 to perfect their Wild Tea Kombucha blends. In just those few short years, the brand can now be found in over 50 locations across Western Canada including big grocers like Sobeys and Save-on-Foods as well as niche and independent retailers and restaurants.

What View this Post

Phil & Sebastian brings the neighborhood to life after hours

An art show takes place at the Phil & Sebastian in Mission. Photo via Phil & Sebastian Facebook page.

The coffee shop is the community hub that is always on-the-go, filled with laptop workers, moms and strollers, friends catching up, and meetings outside of the office. With a revolving door of patrons coming and going, the coffee shop keeps its buzz going long after the caffeine has been served. Local café Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters offers just this social nucleus with their many locations all over the city. While visiting the coffee shop is often seen as a daytime View this Post

Find Your Mindful Collective

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Life is pretty busy and hectic so it can be pretty hard to find time for yourself sometimes. Between working a full-time job, cooking, cleaning, laundry, family, friends, blogging and more, I have no idea where my time goes! It’s just a continuous stream of go-go-go.

My friend Noelle felt similarly with with her busy life as a stay-at-home mom of 3 kids. She wanted to find her own personal outlet outside of parenthood and came up with Your Mindful Collective, a website for personal growth for people on the go. Sounds right up my alley!

The site features View this Post

A Royal Afternoon Tea at the Fairmont Palliser

Afternoon tea is a deliciously decadent way to spend your midday. It’s a truly tasty afternoon treat to experience the finger sandwiches, the scones, and the desserts paired with a quality loose leaf tea. The Fairmont Palliser is home to one of the most popular high teas in the city and has introduced a View this Post

Find your Nama-Stay with Le Germain Hotels

Travelling can leave you tired and exhausted after running through airports, sitting in cramped seats and enduring long meetings. Finding ways to unwind is necessary. Le Germain Hotels have put together a healthy way to help its guests relax and rejuvenate with Nama-stay, their cool new series of yoga videos. The yoga series can be done in your hotel room, at the office or even at home. They are geared towards the working professional on-the-go with stretches and poses to start your day, chair yoga for the office, and even a yoga for jet lag video.

All the Le View this Post

Building connections, getting social, sparking creativity

 

Go with the ☄flow. #yycliving #bloggerlife #grafitti

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Living in a social media world has opened up my life into some great relationships and experiences. A couple of cool opportunities have come my way that I will be taking part in this October. Squee!

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First up is the Next Big Thing, a “conference-like experience for creative people.” My lovely friends Kait Kucy and Mike Morrison have put together this one-day event for the innovative and imaginative folks out there that need a little help and View this Post

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