Feb 17

To say that I love Benjamin Toner’s style, fashion advice and general awesomeness, would definitely be an understatement. Upon first meeting we chatted about sewing, which is my latest hobby – so to have someone like Toner as inspiration is truly lucky!

This lovely young man has a great style aesthetic, and my aspiration is to be able to sew to even a quarter of his abilities – the jacket he’s wearing in these photos he designed and created himself!!!! But instead of me continuing to tell you all about his fantastic work (and so much more), here is a little Q&A with the man himself.

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Feb 15

In case you haven’t heard the exciting news, Simons, the 176-year-old fashion retailer from Quebec City, is opening its first Calgary store on March 16th! The downtown location at The Core Shopping Centre marks Simons’ 14th store, the second in Alberta. With a total of 95,000 square feet, the store makes up five floors in the Lancaster Building and the portions of the first, second and third floors of TD Square. The main floor of Simons runs an entire city block on 2nd Street between Stephen and 7th Avenues. A much-welcomed addition to the avenues, Simons is bringing street-front access for the first time in a very long time!

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Feb 14

Theatre Calgary is branching out this year with a new series called Up Close, exploring plays in more intimate venues. Their production Skylight by David Hare fulfils that criteria quite well, taking place in one room and filling that room with big emotions.

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Feb 13

GLOW DOWNTOWN WINTER LIGHT FESTIVAL – February 17th – 20th, 2017

Join us this Family Day weekend for Calgary’s newest festival! Starting Friday, February 17th the night comes alive in Calgary with GLOW: a family-friendly light festival in the heart of downtown. This free, all-ages event welcomes everyone to warm up winter’s darkest days and kick off Canada’s 150th birthday celebration year. The festival runs from 6:30pm-11pm every night.

The festival will host 12 different light art installations that will be set up around the downtown core. These installations are designed by local, national, and international artists. More information can be found on the GLOW website.

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Feb 09

As January winds down it is a great time to re-evaluate all of those lofty New Year’s resolutions and goals you may have had. Many of us, after reading Marie Kondo’s The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and seeing the new Minimalism (their book here) documentary, definitely wanted to bring new order and organization to our daily lives and households. Luckily, you don’t have to abide by the tradition deadlines and due dates of New Year’s resolutions. In fact, there is no time like the present to start working on organizing your downtown lifestyle. There are some really great services out there to help you get your household ready for a year of productivity and organization.

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Feb 07

There are some stories that the world becomes enthralled with, especially in the mystery genre. Frederick Knott’s Wait Until Dark is one of those stories. The original 1966 Broadway production was adapted into a film starring Audrey Hepburn and Broadway revived the production, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher in 1998. In Calgary, Vertigo Theatre produced the play in 2006, and now have revived it as part of their 40th season.

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Feb 06

CALGARY NIGHT MARKET – February 10, 2017

Calgary Night Market is excited to bring back authentic night market festivities throughout the year! Come out and enjoy the 1st night of the year, featuring cultural street foods, local entertainment and late night shopping from local artisans in the heart of downtown. Make this night a friends and family outing!

Includes live music and entertainment, artisan vendors, sweets, and more! Check out the event page for more details.

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Feb 03

In the end, Fire Exit Theatre’s production of Catherine Trieschmann’s How The World Began seems to focus on the argument about how this world came to be. But really, How The World Began could be about any disagreement. The subject at which the parties involved are at odds about could be anything. This is what is at the heart of the play, and it’s fascinating to watch the characters circle this conflict and each other over and over again.

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Feb 03

Seriously gorgeous, talented, wise and stylish alert! I’m so thrilled to dedicate this edition of the Street Style Huntress to a lovely woman that I finally had the pleasure of meeting a few months ago. When I spotted her at a fashion event, I couldn’t keep my eyes off of her and her fantastic style – and I just knew that she needed to be captured asap!

Libertee Muzyka is a woman of many talents – she’s a makeup artist, photographer and blogger, and so it’s no wonder that some serious style creeps in there too! I love her philosophy on staying comfortable while stylish, and finding clothes that enhance her closet and how she feels in the clothes – and of course, chucks! (keep reading).

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