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DIY: Make your own Stampede hangover kit

Items to include in your Stampede Hangover Kit.

The go-to essentials for surviving Stampede partying.

Stampede is one of the best times of year in Calgary! The food, the drinks, the shows, the rides, the music, and did I mention the booze?  10 days of non-stop partying does have some consequences – the inevitable aches and pains that come with all that fun. But you can recover from your hangover much easier if you prepare beforehand. Here is my list of must-have items to make up your very own Stampede hangover cure kit:

During the Stampede fun:

  • Band-aids are a must-have for those dang blisters you’ll inevitably get
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Celebrating the #DirtyThirty, Las Vegas-style

Flying high in the sky and above the clouds. En route to Las Vegas!

Flying high in the sky and above the clouds. En route to Las Vegas!

What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas, right? I hit a milestone birthday this year and decided to celebrate with a girls trip down to Sin City. We had a great weekend of shopping, eating, pooltime and a big dose of Britney Spears! There’s always so much to do in Vegas that the fun doesn’t end, day or night.

 

Getting closer to Vegas - the Nevada desert below.

Getting closer to Vegas – the Nevada desert below.

 

Below are just a few of the highlights of the girls gone out to play. All View this Post

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JOMO: The Joy of Missing Out

JOMO Joy of Missing Out

For a long time, I suffered from an affliction that we have all felt at one time or another: FOMO, the fear of missing out. You know that feeling of always wanting to be in the know, to join in on the fun, to just be invited to the party. It can mean a number of things from being absent at an event, not having the latest iPhone, or missing the latest episode of a TV show. Not being included means that you are missing out on something, right?

My social anxiety around FOMO stemmed from always wanting to be View this Post

Fresh Laundry brings loads of clean goodness to Inglewood

Visiting the new Fresh Laundry shop in Inglewood, Calgary.

Visiting the new Fresh Laundry shop in Inglewood, Calgary.

The first thing you will notice when you step inside Fresh Laundry is how amazing it smells. From the vibrant green moss on the wall to the soaps and linens on the shelves, this store just smells damn good. And as it should be since this new storefront is all about scents, lotions, soaps and more. Fresh Laundry comes from the brilliant sibling team of Lisa and Ian Davies. The duo (along with a third partner) are already well known for their sister store, The Uncommons, and have played a View this Post

Escape from The Locked Room

Tucked away in a non-descript office park in the industrial NE of Calgary is a games room unlike no other. If you enjoy puzzles, board games, brain teasers and the like, then you will love The Locked Room, an interactive escape room.

It doesn't look like much on the outside, but inside is a host of fun games and puzzles.

It doesn’t look like much on the outside, but inside is a host of fun games and puzzles inside The Locked Room.

Brought to you from the team that has created the Zombie Survivor race and Holiday Rejects, The Locked Room is their latest nerdy enterprise that will have you thinking hard and working collaboratively to solve View this Post

Peak Trails: A Hike through Fullerton Loop

A mild winter + early spring = shoulder season hike! Fullerton Loop is a gentle trail that is great for families with wonderful views of the Elbow Valley. It’s a relatively easy hike (especially for non-hikers like myself).

The beautiful Elbow Valley below.

The beautiful Elbow Valley below.

The 2013 floods did some pretty big damage to the access trail. You used to park next to the river and walk underneath the Highway 66 bridge to get to the loop. Now you park on the other side of the highway closer to the Alberta Parks offices and follow the path to the Fullerton Loop trail View this Post

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