‘I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.’

– Beyonce


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Fangirling with Sam Maggs

Sam Maggs

via Wordfest website.

Calgary’s Comic Expo is ready for its 11th year of action and there will be tons of amazing people and things to check out. One event that I think everyone should go to is the Expo’s collab with Wordfest featuring the ultimate lady nerd author, Sam Maggs. Her book, The Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy, is an amazing tutorial to help all girl geeks enjoy and experience geek culture.

I feel like this book was totally written for me! I’m a bit of a closet geek when it comes to nerdy things. I consider View this Post

Emilie-Claire Barlow reimagines jazz at its finest

Emilie-Claire Barlow

Getting an album made is an impressive feat for any musician. For Emilie-Claire Barlow, releasing her 11th jazz album should have been a piece of cake, right? The Canadian jazz vocalist has grown and refined her musical sound over the years, but the process for her latest album was a long one in the making. Four years in fact! The album was a truly international project with musical arrangements written in Mexico, the orchestra recorded in Amsterdam, Barlow’s band playing in Toronto and some of the final vocals recorded before a small audience in Montreal. The end result View this Post

5 must-read websites for the modern working girl

5 must read websites for modern working girl 2

As a blogger, I am often asked about what websites I like to read. In an online world with endless choices, I find that I use many resources to find useful tidbits, funny news and just plain ol’ cute baby animals. At this stage in my life as a young professional, I have a mix of career and lifestyle interests that I want to be able to use for both work and home. With that in mind, I do have a selection of websites that I rely on to get the news, tips and information I need to be successful View this Post

Tips and tricks for the lady cyclist

Let's get biking ladies!

Let’s get biking ladies!

There’s a biking boom going on in Calgary and I am all for it. With the launch of the new downtown cycle track and tons of new and old riders hitting the road, it’s a great time to join the cycling fun. For me, I enjoy riding my bike for fun on the weekends and getting some exercise on my commute to work. But fashion and function is an important part of my bike ride too – it doesn’t do to show up at your destination tired out and sweaty as all hell. Cycling for women View this Post

“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”


“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”

– Oprah Winfrey

“I feel that luck is preparation meeting opportunity.”

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