Jul 21

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Calgary Folk Music Festival

July 24, 25, 26, 27 – The annual Festival is a four-day family-friendly cultural and musical jamboree at the bucolic Prince’s Island Park that celebrates over 70 artists from Alberta, Canada and the world on 6 daytime and 2 evening stages and in concerts and sessions – unpredictable, magical curated mash-ups where artists share songs and stories and collaborate. It is a must-attend event for music and event lovers; an essential community gathering for 53,000 Calgarians and tourists.

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Jul 21

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In the eyes of most North Americans, Iran is not exactly a country associated with alternative rock music, folk-fusion rap, and fashion shows.

However, a vibrant and energetic underground youth culture centering the arts has been thriving in the Iranian plateau for years. Famously featured in the award-winning movie, Nobody Knows about Persian Cats, this new cultural amalgamation fuses the ancient traditions of poetry, calligraphy, storytelling, and folk music that have been revered by Iranians for millennia with new age urban culture, molding new forms of music, dance, fashion, and visual arts. [click to continue…]




Jul 18

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Danielle Kondruk and I first met over email a few years back as we worked for two separate arts companies in Calgary, and when we finally had a chance to say hello in person, it was her personal style that really caught my attention, although it’s been her humour and personality that really lead the two of us into a great friendship. It has taken me over four years to talk her into being in front of my camera, and I couldn’t be happier that she’s finally agreed to let me showcase her personal style in photo form.

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Jul 17

mens-summer-wear-smNow that Stampede season is behind us, and the summer is heating up it can be difficult to balance fashion and comfort while the Calgary weather toggles between scorching hot days, and thunderstorms at night. Showing up at the office, or to meet a client in the over-sized polo shirt you mowed your lawn in, might keep you cool but is definitely a fashion faux-pas. Luckily we have guest blogger Christian, who will share some sartorial tips for the fashion conscious downtown gentleman: [click to continue…]




Jul 16

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This year’s Calgary Folk Music Festival is just around the corner. From July 24th to 27th you can partake in the 35th iteration of this world-class music festival.

Taking place on the beautiful Prince’s Island Park, Folk Fest is one of the premier festivals of the summer encompassing music, art and a general feeling of community as the island is transformed in to a musical ecosystem. [click to continue…]




Jul 15

aniabCalgary has been busy heating up with some great street style lately and all of the street photographers have been out on the hunt to find some of the best looks in town. I caught up with Ania B, one of Calgary’s most prolific street style photographers and style blogger to talk about how she and her fellow photographer and husband Tyler find people to shoot in Calgary. [click to continue…]




Jul 14

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Fiestaval

July 19th & 20th – Fiestaval is a 2-day FREE multicultural arts and entertainment festival highlighting the Latin American Culture. It is an opportunity to support Calgary’s Latin community while encouraging multiculturalism among all Calgarians. Central to its distinction is that Fiestaval is a FREE, family-oriented alternative for celebrating multicultural arts and entertainment in Calgary. Fiestaval will take place in the heart of downtown Calgary at the Calgary Olympic Plaza on July 19 and 20 2014.

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Jul 09

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Since 2012, the Calgary Downtown Association has commissioned street pianos to bring some music to Downtown. This year, in conjunction with Moffatt Pianos we’ve kicked it up a notch with the third annual street piano.

Previous street pianos from 2012, and 2013 were located on Stephen Avenue, with 2014′s iteration residing on the corner of 6th Avenue and 3rd Street near Caffe Artigiano and the 1894 Calgary Clock. [click to continue…]




Jul 09

StampedeStyle_ForHim_2014-smWe are already well into the mix of Stampede and maybe you’ve already realized that you need a wardrobe makeover. Perhaps the Wranglers look just isn’t you – maybe you prefer something a bit more modern and are looking for a look that can transition well-past Stampede season. Luckily, you have until Sunday to perfect that cowboy vibe. Everything can be conveniently found in Downtown Calgary – just moments away from all of the Stampede action. [click to continue…]