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

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

17 things to love about Calgary #LoveYYC

LoveYYC day to celebrate Calgary

What do you love about Calgary?

#LoveYYC Day is a new annual tradition from the folks over at Tourism Calgary to celebrate and appreciate our lovely city. As a born-and-raised Calgarian, it sometimes seems like I’m a unicorn out in the prairies. But it’s been great to see how this small cowtown has grown to be such a vibrant metropolis over the years.  For my long-time readers and followers, you know that I am a big fan of our city and an advocate of all things Calgary. Some people’s hobbies are sports or collecting stamps, mine is enjoying and embracing View this Post

NOtaBLE has you covered from brunch to lunch to Gourmet 2 Go

Enjoying the new fall menus at NOtaBLE Calgary.

I love going to restaurants that like to shake things up every now and again. While there is comfort in picking the same foods you already know and enjoy, I appreciate trying new flavours, dishes and seasonal ingredients when I’m eating out. Just in time for fall, NOtaBLE has put together refreshed menu items for brunch, lunch and dinner. The northwest restaurant has built up a reputation over the years as a place for quality eats and I always have a great (and filling!) time at NOtaBLE. I went for a View this Post

Make your mark on the New Central Library

Rendering of the window messages at the New Central Library.

Want to be a part of the New Central Library? Now you can with the Windows of Opportunity campaign!

The Calgary Public Library’s brand new home at the New Central Library will be one of Calgary’s brightest and interesting community landmarks. The East Village building is on track to be completed next Fall 2018. As part of the finishing touches on the building, donors can leave their mark with their own personal engraving in the windows of the new library. Share your family name, your favourite quote, saying or View this Post

 

 

“If you can’t go straight ahead, you go around the corner.”

– Cher

 

- Monday Motivation: Be Like Cher -

Travel Alberta takes my breath away

Whoa! Travel Alberta is really upping their game when it comes to promoting our fair province. This fancy, shiny new commercial plays out like the ultimate prairie vacation clip showing all that Alberta has to offer.  As a lifelong Albertan, I’m even jealous and covetous of all the beautiful vistas, soaring panoramas and breathtaking adventures depicted. I love that this video will help attract lots of new visitors to come to my home province and bring much-needed tourism dollars and economic stimulation. In fact, this video makes me want to go explore myself and add a few local to-dos to View this Post

7 pizzas to try at YYC Pizza Week

It’s that time of year again! YYC Pizza Week is coming up Friday, September 22 – Sunday, October 1. The ten day pizza affair will feature one-of-a-kind specialty pizzas that are only available during YYC Pizza Week. Over 40 restaurants will be taking part in the thick crust, thin crust, gluten-free and unique pizza categories. With so many options, there will be a little something for everyone’s tastes, but here are 7 that I think you should go check out. Bon appétit!

Roosevelt YYC Pizza Week

Pizza waffles from Roosevelt Food and Bar.

1. Roosevelt – Pepperoni Pizza Waffles

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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

 

 

‘You can waste your lives drawing lines.
Or you can live your life crossing them.’

– Shonda Rimes

 

 

- Monday Motivation: Be Like Shonda Rimes -