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.

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

– Shonda Rimes

 

 

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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

Eat North brings local brands together for charity

Eat North tshirt

Check out this limited edition Eat North tee made by Camp Brand Goods.

What do you get when you mix a food website with a t-shirt clothier and a dash of high-fashion style? This awesome Eat North charity tee designed by Camp Brand Goods and sold on the brand-spankin’ new PARK online shop. There’s so much local goodness going on here!

The t-shirt is a custom-made design to celebrate Eat North’s upcoming Prairie Grid Dinner Series taking place in Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon and Winnipeg this fall. The series will feature a variety of culinary collaborations from plateware sets to View this Post

Say hi to Scribbles & Sass

Guest post on Scribbles and Sass

Just a few of my favourite things featured on Scribbles and Sass

The Calgary blogger community is widespread but tight-knit with some really rad people. My friend Laura at scribbles & sass asked me to take part in her Part and Parcel series. I put together a fun list of my best-loved local gems – from treats to clothing, skincare to jewelry. I included things like my Camp Brand Goods sweatshirt and the delectable bonbons from The Chocolate Lab. Head over to her site to check out my guest post on Calgary’s finest goods.

10 things to love about Nando’s

Nando’s does flame-grilled chicken so yummy yummy!

There’s a lot to love about a good flame-grilled chicken and nobody does it better than Nando’s. If you haven’t had a chance to visit this yummy restaurant yet, I’m going to make it easier for you with the chance to win one of two Nando’s prize packs! Each prize contains a $25 Nando’s gift card plus a bunch of other Nando’s goodies to enjoy. Check out these fun Nando’s fun facts and enter below.

  • Nando’s world-famous chicken is like no other because of its special PERi-PERi sauce.
  • PERi-PERi is the Swahili
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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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‘I was smart enough to go through any door that opened.’

 

– Joan Rivers

 

 

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