Feb 24

One of my all-time dreams has been to attend New York Fashion Week, and earlier this month I finally set off to make this dream come true! I’ve been working as the Street Style Huntress in Calgary for over seven years now, photographing stylish people on our streets, and I’ve also been a stylist and photographer for much longer than that. So my main goal for this trip was to capture as much amazing street style as I possibly could – this is the Street Style Huntress trip that I’ve been waiting for, so my intention was to feel inspired, creative and get my energy to soar for the rest of 2017!

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Feb 23

What was the best day of your life? Who did you spend it with?

Lunchbox Theatre’s The Exquisite Hour throws two characters together for an hour and it winds up being one of the best hours of their lives. The play by Stewart Lemoine wins the audience over with its romanticism as the characters are willing to both be vulnerable in their engagement with each other.

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Feb 22

It’s not every day that a theatre removes their seating so that you can have the room to really explore a performance – In Transistor, France’s Cabaret Contemporain amplify acoustic instruments through an electronic filter and every musician develops a highly personal technique to create sounds generally produced by electronic instruments. The symphonic orchestration produces brilliant new sonic entities. Perfect for dancing!

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Feb 21

YYC HOT CHOCOLATE FEST – All of February 2017

YYC Hot Chocolate Fest is the friendly and delicious competition to find the local business who offers Calgary’s Best Hot Chocolate and Calgary’s Best Spirited Hot Chocolate, as voted by Calgarians!

Over 75 local cafes, restaurants, and chocolatiers are offering more than 80 hot chocolates for Calgary to enjoy. The best part? All of these delicious hot chocolates support a great cause! Partial proceeds from each hot chocolate sold will support Calgary Meals on Wheels’ Home Meal Delivery Program, serving over 700 Calgarians with nutritious meals every day. Sip with satisfaction all February long on these delicious signature hot chocolates across the city.

Calgarians are encouraged to rate each hot chocolate they’ve tried to determine the winners of 2017. Visit www.yychotchocolate.com to see the signature hot chocolates, participating businesses and locations, and to rate your favourites.

Read our blog story to find out what downtown vendors are participating, and have a sneak peak at some of their creations!

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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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