Nov 25

When the cold weather starts to creep in like this all I want to do is eat my feelings. This month they taste like mac & cheese, so if you’re gluten or dairy free, you’ll probably want to stop reading right now (sorry!) If you’re a cheese and pasta addict like me, proceed.


While my mom makes an incredible mac & cheese from scratch, Kraft Dinner was still a staple at our household growing up. When we were little, we used to fight over who got to lick the cheese dust off the flavour package (hanging head in shame).  KD’s got nothing on these decadent offerings….

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Nov 24


Twas the Night

Thursday, November 27th 2014

Featuring Matt Dusk on the Main Stage & Tanya Kim on the Red Carpet

Come and celebrate the season and kick-off your
holiday shopping in glamorous 1960’s retro-chic style.

This event is free to attend, however, in the holiday spirit, we are collecting donations to support the YMCA Calgary and are hoping to raise $15,000.00 throughout the night!

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Nov 21


As I mentioned in my last post (Candidly Street), it’s more than just about capturing style for me. I love to meet people and get a small glimpse of who they are through their personal style. It’s not just about Street Style – it’s about the human spirit.

When I started doing this second Downtown Calgary monthly column featuring one specific person of my choice, I was incredibly thrilled to be given this opportunity – this just gives me that extra time and space to get to know and showcase someone on a deeper level. I love to learn what someone’s passions and dreams are, and the incredible things that they’ve done and are yet to do. What drives their personal style, what inspires them, and what they like to do in their day-to-day, from work to where they choose to dine out and shop.

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Nov 20

Social Fiction- PIPS lab at Theatre Junction GRAND 4 small

Born out of the underground party scene in Amsterdam (which is a good start for any modern art) PIPS:Lab is a group of experimental artists that expertly blend music, video, light, movement and technology and mash it in to a totally unexpected theatre experience.

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Nov 19


We are just over a week away until the fourth annual Twas the Night Holiday Shopping Night at The CORE! This year’s theme is 1960’s retro-chic glam so I thought I would catch up with the Styleista girls, Brenna Hardy and Phaedra Godchild for a bit of advice for our readers wondering what to wear! They came up with some great style ideas for this big event – so bring out the vintage glamour on November 27th!

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Nov 18


From Thursday, November 20th to Sunday, November 23rd you can take in a Downtown Calgary holiday tradition: The Art Market art & craft sale happening at the Telus Convention Centre.

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Nov 17


The time to shine is almost upon us and we could not be more excited!

The team here at the Downtown Calgary has worked tirelessly for the past few months getting ready for a entirely new lighting display on Stephen Avenue and we’re debuting it on Thursday, November 20th!

From 4 to 6 PM we invite you down to enjoy some festivities to give Calgarians a chance to see the lights as we officially turn them on for the first time.

Join us on Stephen Avenue (8th Avenue between 2nd and 3rd street SW) for ‘Lights On Downtown’ where we’ll be flipping the switch on the fancy new lights.

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Nov 14


Ken Ludwig’s The Game’s Afoot is a clever, funny murder mystery. Actually. Combine Ludwig’s script with the directional talent of Mark Bellamy and Vertigo Theatre has a real hit on its hands.

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Nov 13


With the holidays just around the corner, it is all so exciting when new shops start popping up in the mall filled with fresh and trendy goods ripe for the picking. An awesome new shop recently opened up this fall at The CORE called KIXS. It is literally a one-stop shop for both him and her (and a few things for the little ones too) for all things sneaker-related.

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