7 celebrities to see at the Calgary Expo + Contest!

A packed house at the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo.

Squee! The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo just keeps getting bigger and better every year! I love seeing this Calgary event grow into such a cultural force locally, nationally and even internationally. It isn’t often that Calgary gets visited by so many celebrities all at once, but the Calgary Expo provides the perfect opportunities to see all your favourite cult stars from comics, TV, film and more. The Calgary Expo is a four-day affair running April 27 -30, 2017. They will be bringing tons of guests to the show and View this Post

Phil & Sebastian brings the neighborhood to life after hours

An art show takes place at the Phil & Sebastian in Mission. Photo via Phil & Sebastian Facebook page.

The coffee shop is the community hub that is always on-the-go, filled with laptop workers, moms and strollers, friends catching up, and meetings outside of the office. With a revolving door of patrons coming and going, the coffee shop keeps its buzz going long after the caffeine has been served. Local café Phil & Sebastian Coffee Roasters offers just this social nucleus with their many locations all over the city. While visiting the coffee shop is often seen as a daytime View this Post

Donate your dresses to Gown Town

10th Annual Gown Town

Where you can get an affordable grad dress for a great cause.

Posted by Breakfast Television Calgary on Tuesday, February 21, 2017

 

Doing a little spring cleaning and ready to empty out your closet? Marlborough Mall’s Gown Town charity event needs your help! Calgarians are being asked to drop off their gently used formal dresses for the mall’s annual fashion round-up. For every dress you drop off, you’ll be entered View this Post

Contest! Double Zero After Dark on Saturday Night

There’s something about “Saturday night” that makes me want to break out my Dance Mix 95 cassette tape and jam. And now that Double Zero is hosting its After Dark parties on Saturday nights, I’m having even more 90’s flashbacks.

For the folks looking for a grown-up night on the town, Double Zero downtown is the place to go on Saturday night. The restaurant has set up $5 Prosecco bubbly by the glass and local DJ talents like Chad LaTulippe are spinning funky beats and soul-filled tunes. The lights go down and music goes up at 9 pm.

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Discovering Alberta wineries at Grape Escape

A night out at the Grape Escape.

Calgary Co-op’s Grape Escape tasting events are super fun (hello tasty wine samples) and super educational to learn more about the available wines and liquors that you might want to take home. The twice-a-year events bring together a wide assortment of vendors, wineries, breweries and distillers all together into one place. I’m always game to try new flavours, grow my wine knowledge and find new faves to add to my own collection.

What’s fun about wandering through the halls of Grape Escape is that you’ll get exposed to drinks you may never take View this Post

Skip the Dishes and Treat Yo’ Self + Contest!

Skip the Dishes order

Life can get pretty busy – work, school, sleep, fitness, eat, and repeat.  So sometimes it’s nice to just treat yo’ self and order takeout rather than cook the non-existent things in your fridge. Skip the Dishes does just that by letting you order your favourite foods from the local restaurants you love. When faced with the prospect of only microwave popcorn and celery in my kitchen, I decided to turn to Skip the Dishes to order in my preferred sushi rolls from the always tasty Goro and Gun.

Skip the Dishes is a delivery service that brings restaurants View this Post

Tiffany Pratt at the Calgary Home + Garden Show plus a Giveaway!

Tiffany Pratt This Can be Beautiful Book

Winter is still going strong in Calgary, forcing us to burrow into our homes to nest and stay warm. Well, if the cabin fever is getting to you, it’s time to get inspired with the upcoming Calgary Home + Garden Show taking place at the BMO Centre on March 2-5, 2017. Do some touch-ups, upgrade a room or two, or start brand new with tons of big ideas and trusted advice at the four-day event. The snow is going to keep us cooped up a little while longer so might as well make home an even better place to be, View this Post

Home décor and more at Branch Market & Studio

Branch Market home decor

Inside the beautiful Branch Market & Studio.

I have a love for all things pretty, so I fell hard when I discovered Branch Market & Studio. Imagine a shop filled with handcrafted goods, upcycled furniture, and knick knacks of all colors and styles that you’ll immediately want to take home. Branch Market is a curated collection of all things lovely, charming and whimsical from paintings of kitties and bunnies to pre-loved rocking chairs to funny coffee mugs and comfy pillows.

Branch Market is the brainchild of owner and artist Rebecca Desaulniers. She opened the shop in 2015 with a View this Post

Chicken and Tomato Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Bowls

Chicken tomato stuffed spaghetti squash bowls

Spaghetti squash is a popular vegetable alternative to use in pasta dishes. It has a mild squash flavor, low calories and tons of potential for so many different recipes. In making these bowls, I took inspiration from this Buzzfeed Tasty video, but mixed it up a bit with my own healthy preferences. With a large spaghetti squash, you will find that one half will make for a plentiful meal especially once you add in some proteins and other toppings. I also love being able to use the spaghetti squash as its own bowl – cute and less cleanup are View this Post

The World’s Most Beautiful Beer Festival

Banff Craft Beer Festival

Craft beer has never been more popular so an entire festival dedicated to the cause seems more than appropriate for suds-loving Albertans. It was my first time visiting the Banff Craft Beer Festival and what a treat! It’s a good excuse to get out of the city and visit Banff, my home away from home. Hosted at the historic Cave and Basin, it was a great way to sample brews from over 40 Alberta breweries. I find it amazing that Alberta’s craft beer scene has grown in such leaps and bounds with so many local beers to choose from.

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