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Make It Show comes to Calgary for Christmas + Contest!
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Make It Show arts and crafts event

Photo courtesy of Make It Show.

The weather outside might be frightful so it’s time to get inside to the delightful Make It Show! The popular Canadian craft fair is making another stop in Calgary just in time for the Christmas season. From Thursday, December 6 to Sunday, December 9, over 130 local artists and makers will be on hand at the Make It Calgary show. The event will be hosted at the newly renovated Deerfoot City (formerly Deerfoot Mall) which will give you a chance to check out another Calgary attraction while in the area.

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Take a field trip to Granary Road

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Welcome to Granary Road.

Calgary is home to some great family attractions from Heritage Park to the Calgary Zoo to Calaway Park. Now there’s another location to add to the list with Granary Road! This new attraction is offering a new way to do educational programming with a ton of retail and restaurant offerings as well. Granary Road is broken into two main features: the Active Learning Park and the Public Market.

Active Learning Park

Active Learning Park at Granary Road

The Arachnid Web exhibit at Granary Road.

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The Localist: Lavish Society Co. roses

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I love getting flowers every now and again. They brighten up the room and make you feel special. If you’re lucky, the blooms may last a week or two but all bouquets eventually will die off. That’s why I’m so stoked to discover Lavish Society Co. roses.

The Calgary company creates beautiful live rose displays that last for a whole year! Say what? That’s so cool. The arrangements come in singles, a small square box of four and a large box of 16.

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A look inside Liz & Lottie

Welcome to Liz & Lottie.

There is LOTS to love about Liz & Lottie. The East Village shop has only been around since July 2016 but is quickly building a reputation as the go-to place for high style goods at unexpectedly reasonable prices. The store features a beautiful and cheeky collection of housewares, home décor, paper goods, jewelry and so much more. Everything from “gangsta napper” baby onesies to “good in bed” pillows can be found at the store. If it’s sassy and classy, you bet you can find it at Liz & Lottie.

Some of the cheeky goods

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Home décor and more at Branch Market & Studio

Branch Market home decor

Inside the beautiful Branch Market & Studio.

I have a love for all things pretty, so I fell hard when I discovered Branch Market & Studio. Imagine a shop filled with handcrafted goods, upcycled furniture, and knick knacks of all colors and styles that you’ll immediately want to take home. Branch Market is a curated collection of all things lovely, charming and whimsical from paintings of kitties and bunnies to pre-loved rocking chairs to funny coffee mugs and comfy pillows.

Branch Market is the brainchild of owner and artist Rebecca Desaulniers. She opened the shop in 2015 with a View this Post

Christmas in Inglewood: Shop Local Gift Guide

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Christmas is in the air and is waiting for you around the corner in Inglewood! Tons of my most favourite Calgary shops are located in and around 9th Avenue S.E. There are over 80 locally-owned shops in the area (holy moly!) which means tons of Christmas gifts and finds to be had for all your family and friends. The neighborhood is making it even easier to shop this holiday season with free hot chocolate, extended shop hours and free parking on Saturdays leading up to the holiday. I like to make a day of it when I stop by Inglewood: View this Post

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