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.

I really like you too Carly Rae Jepsen

This song doesn’t match the phenom of “Call Me Maybe” but should definitely keep Ms. Jepsen out of the one-hit wonder club. Plus I really really really really like Tom Hanks! I’m rooting for you Carly Rae.

Game Night Date Night

Date night

Coming up with date night ideas can be tricky at times, but a tried-and-true Calgary option is going to the hockey game. It’s fun for both boys and girls plus there’s beer involved. That’s make it a win already (and a bonus if the home team can do the same on ice).  I recently took in a Calgary Flames game with my boyfriend J. While it’s unfortunate that we don’t root for the same team (He’s a Leafs fan. I know, I know.) it has become a tradition for us to attend the annual Toronto-Calgary contest and cheer on our View this Post

Sew many buttons

So sew many buttons

Being a clothes hound comes with a lot of tiny accessories – all those little extra buttons that come with every blouse, sweater and jacket. I have saved all of these round enclosures for years now – and no idea of what to do with them. Let the Pinterest brainstorming begin! If you see any fun button ideas, let me know @heyseto or comment below.

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