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Find your escape at the Kananaskis Nordic Spa

Say hello to the beautiful Kananaskis Nordic Spa.

Like any girl, I love to get pampered at the spa. There’s nothing like a little rest and relaxation to help you wind down from the daily grind of life, family, kids, work and more. But you’ve probably never had a spa visit like the unique alpine experience now being offered at the Kananaskis Nordic Spa.

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains, just 45 minutes west of Calgary, the Kananaskis Nordic Spa is earning some rave reviews and for good reason. Focussing on a mix of hydrotherapy and massage, the spa offers View this Post

Mastering good skin with the XO Treatment Room

Good skin at XO Treatment Room

This lovely illustration about Good Skin is by Jenessa Drebnisky. Check out her work @jenoodles.doodles

Aging is often seen as a negative part of getting older, but it doesn’t have to be.  One of the best ways to combat the effects of aging is to take care of our skin. Our skin holds our bodies together, provides an outer layer of protection from the elements and, most importantly, shows off the first signs of aging. At a recent Camp Hooha event (more on these events soon!), I learned all about the best ways to take care of my skin from View this Post

The most adorable pandas at The Calgary Zoo

Squee! I love, love, love giant pandas! These cuddly gentle giants have descended at The Calgary Zoo and have settled into their new home at Panda Passage. Calgarians are lucky enough to have these pandas call our city home for the next 5 years so there will lots of opportunities to check out these lovely bears. For those of you that can’t wait any longer, take a look through these photos of these adorable pandas and learn some fun facts too!

Adult panda at Calgary Zoo

Giant pandas make their new home at The Calgary Zoo

Why are pandas so popular? It may be View this Post

Four breads to try at The Loft Bakery

Fresh bread from The Loft Bakery

Who loves fresh bread as much as I do?

Who loves bread as much as I do? I’m a total fan of all things delicious and doughy. I like my bread soft  and chewy. I like it warm and fresh out of the oven. I like it crispy and toasted. I like my bread sandwiched into savoury eats and I like my bread covered in jams and marmalades for a sweet treat. I like bread any which way you can have it!

There are lots of places to get fresh baked goods around Calgary, but one of the newer options View this Post

 

 

“I am an example of what is possible when girls from the very beginning of their lives are loved and nurtured by people around them. I was surrounded by extraordinary women in my life who taught me about quiet strength and dignity.”

– Michelle Obama

 

 

- Monday Motivation: Be Like Michelle Obama -

An Evening with Michelle Obama

It’s not often an international icon comes to Calgary. As part of a tour of Western Canada, Michelle Obama stopped by our fair city last week to do a talk with interviewer Cassie Campbell. I was beyond thrilled to be in the same room as the former First Lady of the United States! I’ve always had a deep admiration and respect for Michelle Obama and View this Post

Backstage Pass Tours at Studio Bell

Calling all musicphiles and culture lovers! Studio Bell is now offering behind-the-scenes tours every Sunday. The Backstage Pass tour is a great complement to the exhibits you’ll find in the main museum. Crossing over to the other side of the National Music Centre space, the tour will take you through the King Eddy building where you’ll see even more items that the public doesn’t usually get access to. There’s a little bit of everything including a visit inside the recording studios, hearing View this Post

 

 

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already:
we have the power to imagine better.” – J.K. Rowling

 

 

- Monday Motivation: Be Like J.K. Rowling -

Find savoury and sweet at Pie Junkie in Kensington

Satisfy your sweet (and savoury) tooth at Pie Junkie

If you love a little savoury and you love a little sweet, then Pie Junkie is the right place for you! For long-time fans, Pie Junkie has been available to folks out in Spruce Cliff and they are now part of the Kensington neighborhood with their second location. This is a smart move on their part to introduce their tasty pies to a whole new audience that hasn’t had a chance to give them a try.

This second shop is the perfect little hideout in the trendy area as it’s just View this Post

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