Palette Archives brings interior design to the masses

Get Palette Archives delivered right to your home

We all dream of having an HGTV-worthy kitchen or a Martha Stewart-inspired office but while our imaginations might be expansive, our wallets may not be. Enter Palette Archives, an affordable online interior design service from Calgary designer Amanda Hamilton. Touting “palettes for the people,” the new ecommerce platform is providing accessible and cost-effective design options for those who aren’t able to afford a professional interior designer.

So how does it work? Palette Archives puts together a wide variety of themed palettes to fit the décor style you are seeking. Inside each box, View this Post

Vine Arts wine club bring you handpicked wine every month

Empty bottles of wine

Share a bottle of wine (or 6) with the Vine Arts wine club.

You can get a subscription for almost anything these days. Monthly cheese, monthly pet treats, monthly socks, and so much more. But I gotta say that my go-to subscription these days is the curated wine from Vine Arts monthly wine club. Who doesn’t love wine?

My friends and I have been part of the Vine Arts wine club for years and have loved discovering new wines through this subscription. Every month, the boutique wine merchant puts together a special selection of handpicked wines for their wine club. View this Post

Tips to make beautiful folded book art + free templates
Book folding art ideas to spruce up your home decor or make lovely gifts

Book folding art for the word 'love'

Repurpose hardcover books into this beautiful book folding art

Isn’t this the coolest folded book art you have ever seen? I saw this style of folded book at a store one day and thought, “I can make that myself!” After a few months of procrastination, some Googling and a couple misadventures in book folding, I’ve learned some best practices to fold words onto the pages to make the most lovely folded book art.

These folded books make for great gifts for weddings, baby showers, birthdays and a lovely addition to any home or office. Follow my beginner book folding View this Post

Sauce Italian Market offers interactive cooking classes

Taking a cooking class at Sauce Italian Market

Making pizza at Sauce Italian Kitchen & Market

Pizza is one of my go-to food groups – it basically covers all 4 food groups so it’s essentially a superfood right? 😛 This is why I was super excited to make my very own pizza dough for the first time at Sauce Italian Kitchen & Market! If you’ve never been here before, this kitchen is part restaurant, part bakery, and part grocery store that lets you eat, sip and shop all at the same stop. This Calgary neighborhood hub is the perfect pit stop to pick up premade dishes, fresh ingredients View this Post

The lemurs have landed at the Calgary Zoo

Welcome to the Land of Lemurs at the Calgary Zoo.

While the pandas are all the rage at The Calgary Zoo, there is another black-and-white critter that you’ll love to visit.  The Land of Lemurs exhibit has brought these furry and adorable African animals together for Calgarians to learn and enjoy from. The lemurs were chosen as a way to educate the public and help conserve these very endangered species. The Calgary Zoo will also be working on lemur reforestation and repopulation projects in their native Madagascar.

Lemurs at play. Look for their tails!

The Land of Lemurs exhibit opened View this Post

3 crazy Stampede foods to try… if you dare

Every year the Calgary Stampede comes up with crazier, wilder and more outrageous eats on the midway.  Do you dare to test your taste buds with these crazy Stampede foods?

 

Kangaroo pizza

This ain’t no regular pizza pie! Local food truck Avatara Pizza always makes great eats so it’s not a surprise that this kangaroo pizza hits the spot. It’s topped with kangaroo sausage along with banana peppers and basil. The kangaroo meat makes for a moderate alternative from the traditional pepperoni – especially if you like a more ‘game-y” flavour.

Kangaroo pizza from Avatara.

 

Cricket grilled cheese

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