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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

Surviving a Vancouver rainfall with Canada Goose

Canada Goose Timber Shell front Canada Goose Timber Shell back

Canada Goose is known as the premier winter brand for their ultra-warm and fashionable parkas and coats. But did you know that they make spring jackets as well? I sure didn’t until I got my Canada Goose Timber technical shell jacket (in the brilliant pink Torch in case you were wondering). It’s a super stylish coat. The cuffs are tapered and it has a longer back for cover. The zippers and seams are all waterproof with ventilation on the sides for when things get too humid. The hood on a jacket usually doesn’t fit me very well, but this one View this Post

Remembering my mom this Mother’s Day

Momma. #rip #momsareprecious

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This Mother’s Day will be my first one without my mom here to share and celebrate it with. I have an immense swirl of emotions around this as I go from highs to lows. I am sad that she is no longer here to enjoy this day with her family. I get anxious at the constant bombardment of Mother’s Day messages that gets thrown at me from the coffee shop to the grocery store. I get nostalgic when I think of how happy View this Post

Let’s Vote (young) Alberta!

Vote Alberta

I took to the advance polls earlier this week and was pleasantly surprised at the continuous hustle and hum going on at the election office. There was a steady flow of people coming in and out to place their advance ballots. But what wasn’t surprising was the demographics of the voters – definitely skewing 50+. Ever since I turned 18 and able to vote, I have consistently been the youngest person at the polling station. And it’s not because I look like I’m 12. I literally am the only person under 30 to show up and vote. Now why View this Post

Welcome to Mint & Heritage

Irene Seto - getting minty

Let’s get minty!

Hi friends! I’m pleased to introduce you to my latest blogging adventure, Mint & Heritage. I’m excited to embark on a brand-new online journey and bring old and new peeps along the way.

What is M&H all about?

For those of you familiar with my work from that other totally amazing local blog, you can still expect much of the same, but also much more personalized stories from my experiences, my interests, and my passions. It will be a chance for me to impart hidden gems and culture in my hometown of Calgary, as well as View this Post

Game Night Date Night

Date night

Coming up with date night ideas can be tricky at times, but a tried-and-true Calgary option is going to the hockey game. It’s fun for both boys and girls plus there’s beer involved. That’s make it a win already (and a bonus if the home team can do the same on ice).  I recently took in a Calgary Flames game with my boyfriend J. While it’s unfortunate that we don’t root for the same team (He’s a Leafs fan. I know, I know.) it has become a tradition for us to attend the annual Toronto-Calgary contest and cheer on our View this Post

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