Jun 15

Upon first meeting Sandy Jung at a fashion event a few months ago, what struck me most about her right away is her authenticity and sweet nature, and it’s become even more apparent as I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know her. What really stood out to me is that she has this beautiful full life (wife, mom and career woman), while also putting herself out there to share her personal style and love of fashion on her blog and on social media as Chic Stylings (http://chicstylingsblog.com). To top it off, she’s also really excited about our city, and very supportive of the local happenings and artists in Calgary.

As someone whose personal style is all about bold colour, sequins and much layering, what draws me to Sandy is her love of neutrals and classic pieces – she does them so well, how could I not be? So make sure you read all of her wisdom below, and follow her fantastic style adventures online as well!

xo AldonaB, Street Style Huntress

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Jun 13

Sitting down for breakfast the morning after a raucous Stampede party, and ordering a Caesar to help expedite your recovery is a tradition many Calgarians are familiar with.  What may not be familiar though, is that the Caesar rose to fame right here in the city, in the heart of downtown!  [click to continue…]

Jun 11

The Downtown Summer Stage is back up and running this week so make sure to run down at lunch and catch a couple shows! Or if you’re looking for something a little more classical, check out the lunch time opera with Cowtown Downtown.

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Jun 05

Did you know over 80 diseases may be treated by a stem cell transplant? Giving blood means giving life. Next week you can be a part of the solution by heading down to Stephen Avenue for World Donor Day and booking an appointment with Canadian Blood Services.

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Jun 04

The summer programming has begun! Don’t forget to visit our event calendar for a full list of downtown activities, it’s going to be a busy summer!

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Jun 01

I’ve had the pleasure of calling Jameela Ghann a friend and colleague over the past few years, and I absolutely love what she’s doing – not only the designs of her jewellery line, but also her efforts to create and cultivate community in our city.

When we first met many moons ago, it was her incredible and positive energy that captured my attention, and of course, her personal style, which has continued to evolve over the years. I photographed her then for street style, and then had the immense pleasure of also styling her for a Style Q&A with Avenue Magazine a couple of years ago as well.

And as her business and personal style continue to grow and evolve, I decided it was time again to showcase her wonderful and gorgeous self – especially when I spotted her in this incredibly unique and stunning outfit!

So make sure you check out her work here – https://www.alora.ca

xo Aldona B, Street Style Huntress


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May 31

“Getting old sucks”….so says much of the media and pop culture. Well, THIRD ACTion Film Festival is here to tell you different!

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May 29

Fashion and beauty are a great way to express your personality, but figuring out how to make trends work for you can be difficult. Luckily, Aldona Barutowicz of AldonaB Creative and Scarlet Style is here to help! Each Tuesday in June, in partnership with Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutique, Aldona will discuss the latest in style and beauty.

We sat down with Aldona to discuss the workshops – read on to learn more!

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May 28

Each summer, Downtown Calgary empowers a group of students to become downtown ambassadors. Split into two groups, the four-person Hospitality, Outreach and Safety Team (HOST) will be seen roaming downtown and manning the kiosk on Stephen Avenue and 2nd St SW. The Off The Wall team, another group of four, travels around downtown and surrounding neighbourhoods removing graffiti. Read on to find out more about this year’s teams!

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