Discovering Canadian Beef at CL Ranches

Cows grazing at CL Ranches

Beautiful mountain views at CL Ranches.

Just west of Calgary off of highway 1 on the way to Banff, but before you hit the Rocky Mountains, you will find some of the best cattle being bred in the country.

CL Ranches is one of the few cattle ranches left in Western Canada. I had the chance to go out on a tour with the folks at Canadian Beef to actually see where my food comes from! Other than the cows I see at the Calgary Stampede or the cattle I drive past on road trips, I’ve never actually seen a View this Post

Win tickets to see Duran Duran at Roundup MusicFest

Roundup MusicFest

Win tickets to see Duran Duran and more at Roundup MusicFest.

Stampede is just around the corner and it wouldn’t be a boot-stomping good time without all the amazing musical acts that will be dropping into Cowtown for the festivities! This year’s newly-minted Roundup MusicFest has put together an amazing show at Shaw Millenium Park on Tuesday, July 11th. The show will feature a truly eclectic lineup of bands that will get you rocking out all night long.

Tickets are on sale now and I think it’s awesome that a portion of proceeds raised at this year’s event will be View this Post

A look inside Liz & Lottie

Welcome to Liz & Lottie.

There is LOTS to love about Liz & Lottie. The East Village shop has only been around since July 2016 but is quickly building a reputation as the go-to place for high style goods at unexpectedly reasonable prices. The store features a beautiful and cheeky collection of housewares, home décor, paper goods, jewelry and so much more. Everything from “gangsta napper” baby onesies to “good in bed” pillows can be found at the store. If it’s sassy and classy, you bet you can find it at Liz & Lottie.

Some of the cheeky goods

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25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit

25 Places to Visit Canada

Jody Robbins’ new book features 25 locations around Calgary that your family should visit.

Oh Canada! Our home and native land is a bounty of endless adventures and landscapes to enjoy. With #Canada150 just around the corner, Canada has been named as the go-to destination for international and Canadian tourists alike. Our sesquicentennial celebration means a stay-cation is top of mind for many locals looking to enjoy all that Canada has to offer.

Local writer Jody Robbins has taken out the guesswork for us with her new book 25 Places in Canada Every Family Should Visit. Exactly like the View this Post

Follow my IG @lifeincalgary takeover

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If you haven’t seen the @lifeinCalgary Instagram account before, you should start following along now! Each week, a different person or company will takeover the IG account to share their views and experiences of Calgary through photos. It’s really fun to see how others experience our beautiful city and see how similar and different we can be all at the same time. In a city of 1.4 million people, there are a lot of things to connect us, but so much more we need to find and View this Post

Summer Fresh Salads with CRMR Kitchen + Contest

Get summer fresh with salads!

Eating greens doesn’t have to be bland and boring. Summertime salads can be the tastiest love affair and as zesty and fresh as the blazing sun. You just gotta mix up those lettuces with the right blend of add-ons and dressing to make one delicious salad. You’ve probably been to local dining faves Divino and Cilantro, but did you know that the team behind these classic restaurants also has its own grocery brand to take home too? Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts is also the home of CRMR Kitchen, a line of natural and locally View this Post

 

 

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.”

 

– Lucille Ball

 

 

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Celebrate Canada’s greatest animals at the Calgary Zoo

Baby goats play at the Calgary Zoo

In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday this year, many places are celebrating our Canadian heritage with some fun and celebratory programs and events. The Calgary Zoo is no exception with their poll for Canada’s Greatest Animal.  It was an online voting battle between beasts like the Bison, the Grizzly Bear, the Rocky Mountain Goat and more. In the end, the mighty Grey Wolf came out the champion with our national animal the Beaver running a close second.

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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.

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Enjoy the Asian Flair of Foreign Concept

Foreign Concept Calgary

Inside the new Foreign Concept restauarant at 1st Street SW.

When a restaurant’s beautiful ambiance is paired with delicious food and dishes, it makes for a most wonderful dining experience. Foreign Concept may be the new kid on the block, but they are serving up delightful Asian fusion for Calgarians to explore and enjoy.

One of the hardest working chefs in town.

In the space formerly occupied by the Vicious Circle cocktail bar, Foreign Concept owner and chef Duncan Ly is finding his groove with his first solo dining enterprise. The restaurant space itself is a modern take on an View this Post