Remembering my mom this Mother’s Day

Momma. #rip #momsareprecious

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This Mother’s Day will be my first one without my mom here to share and celebrate it with. I have an immense swirl of emotions around this as I go from highs to lows. I am sad that she is no longer here to enjoy this day with her family. I get anxious at the constant bombardment of Mother’s Day messages that gets thrown at me from the coffee shop to the grocery store. I get nostalgic when I think of how happy View this Post

Cream & Sugar: A visit to Eau Claire’s Cafe Blanca

Visiting Café Blanca in downtown Calgary.

Visiting Café Blanca in downtown Calgary.

My girlfriends and I love to meet up for coffee and chats – it’s our favourite way to catch up with everyone’s busy schedules. These gabfests usually turn into hours long hangouts as we share the latest and greatest updates with one another. But finding a place a good place to enjoy a cup of joe can be difficult when everyone else has the exact same idea. Table space at coffee shops in Calgary go for a premium and if you want to find a spot, you either need to be patient or View this Post

Let’s Vote (young) Alberta!

Vote Alberta

I took to the advance polls earlier this week and was pleasantly surprised at the continuous hustle and hum going on at the election office. There was a steady flow of people coming in and out to place their advance ballots. But what wasn’t surprising was the demographics of the voters – definitely skewing 50+. Ever since I turned 18 and able to vote, I have consistently been the youngest person at the polling station. And it’s not because I look like I’m 12. I literally am the only person under 30 to show up and vote. Now why View this Post

Welcome to Mint & Heritage

Irene Seto - getting minty

Let’s get minty!

Hi friends! I’m pleased to introduce you to my latest blogging adventure, Mint & Heritage. I’m excited to embark on a brand-new online journey and bring old and new peeps along the way.

What is M&H all about?

For those of you familiar with my work from that other totally amazing local blog, you can still expect much of the same, but also much more personalized stories from my experiences, my interests, and my passions. It will be a chance for me to impart hidden gems and culture in my hometown of Calgary, as well as View this Post

CUFF 48 Hour Movie Making Challenge: Badlands

Over the weekend of April 3rd, 24 teams set out on a movie-making adventure to create a short film in only 48 hours. The fun and games was all part of the annual Calgary Underground Film Festival. All teams had to submit their movie by the end of the filming weekend where they were locked up in a vault until they made their premiere this past week at the CUFF film festival. This year’s winner comes from Spencer Estabrooks‘ Team Overlord with the campy fun of Badlands. Congrats to the winning  team!

Bye-bye Target Canada

Oh Tar-jay. We hardly got to know ye. I will miss your cute housewares and inexplicably empty store shelves.

These five (former) Target Canada employees took it upon themselves to host a last call by filming a fitting rendition of Semisonic’s “Closing Time” while wheeling around their barren workplace. Hopefully these guys can find a new gig hosting karaoke night at the local pub. I’ll even buy them a pint.

Getting Organized: Hook me up

Ignore my messy room in the reflection :P

Ignore my messy room in the reflection 😛

Making the most of the space I have in my apartment is of utmost importance. I tend to be a packrat and have a lot of clutter. Mail and flyers build up on the table, dirty clothes on the floor and so on. But I like my clutter to be organized. Odd, I know, but there is a method to my madness. I really do know where everything is because it’s organized chaos.

So I became inspired to do something with my stand-up mirror when I came across this Ikea mirror View this Post

Our Love is as Tall as the Calgary Tower

I’ve been a fan of local folk faves Woodpigeon for a while now, but had never seen this music video before. The charming and whimsical animations are a perfect match with this gentle love song. Plus the title of the song rocks. Sadly, the Calgary Tower does not make an appearance.