May 22nd, 2013
Desire the look of the ultra-Canadian deep woods cabin but shudder at the thought of Bambi on your wall? Us too, that’s why we love Bucky the Deer.
This Deer Head Trophy is the perfect DIY project for folks that want to stick with cardboard and glue for the time being. Bucky gives an instant, camp-y upgrade to a modern space. Let loose with glitter, paint and stickers for the ultimate eclectic deer head look.
At ReWorks, 1217B 9th Avenue SE, 403-263-4366
May 21st, 2013
The smartie-pants behind the popular Cheezy Bizness food truck, Nicole Fewell has more than amazing sandwiches up her sleeve. B
And what goes better with grilled cheese than a mean cocktail? Porter’s Tonic ($16) is a delicious tonic syrup that adds a little bit of kick to your regular old G&T. With ingredients like agave nectar, lemongrass and cinchona bark you can’t help but feel a little bit healthy as you slurp it down.
Each batch is handcrafted and numbered making it a great gift... for yourself. —Kait Kucy
At Vine Arts, www.vinearts.ca
May 20th, 2013
While the cosmetics junkies may be sporting neons and frosty pastels, we can’t get enough of golds and neutrals to keep things natural looking this summer.
Urban Decays’ Naked Palette ($60) pulls together 12 eye shadows that look good on everyone, no matter your skin tone. The set also comes with a mini Eyeshadow Primer Potion to ensure your shadows stay on well into the day.
Our favourite shade? Sin, the champagne shimmer is gorgeous swiped on for a bit of daytime glamour.
$60 at www.sephora.ca
May 18th, 2013
Planning a family holiday with lots of day trips? Here are three packable items that allow you to be prepared, without the bulk.
Hershel’s new Packables range allows you to travel with a variety of bag options. Featuring a duffle, daypack, or tote that all fit into a small pouch, you can whip them out before a day of sightseeing, or at the airport when you’ve stocked up on wine from the duty free. From $9.99 at Herschel.
If you prefer packing your own meals on holiday, Lunchskins are the perfect companion. The reusable snack bags mean you can travel light, but with the equivalent of 20 tupperwares. They can hold fruit, sandwiches, or treats, and are easy to rinse out in a hotel room. From $8.49 at Rasberry Kids.
The nostalgic Claude Klassic K-Way is a reminder of when we were kids and proudly wore our parka tucked into a little bag around our waist. Featuring a variety of prints and a size range from 12 months to teens, this is an absolute must-have when you are out and about anywhere that might greet you with a downpour (Vancouver, ahem!) $54 at K-Way. http://k-way.ca
—Alexandra Suhner Isenberg
May 17th, 2013
The ubiquitous beer hall is here to stay, so what makes National on 10th stand out from the rest of the craft beer crowd?
Pins and balls, that's what. Yes, you heard that right – the brand-spanking-new National on 10th's fully functioning bowling alley will be opened later in the summer. Meanwhile, active beer-sippers can get competitive playing foosball and table tennis. If sports aren’t your thing, why not try your hand at getting exclusive access to the prestigious Bourbon Room (tip: no smartphones allowed, this room is purely tasting fine beverages and mellow conversation).
Now where can we find a stylish bowling shirt? —Kait Kucy
The National on 10th, 341 10th Ave. SW, Calgary, www.ntnl.ca