And still the bee bumps against the window

Written by Marc Renton There’s a reason that glass is there As an observer of the world I am always dumbfounded when I watch a bumblebee repetitively fly into a window. The bee either can’t recall how it entered the house, or it truly doesn’t care how he first got there. The only thing the […]

Take the lead… but don’t lead me on.

Written by Kelsay Gault Because no one likes mixed signals Image by Murad Osmann There’s something to be said about being with someone who makes you work a little bit for their attention. They’re busy and, well, they don’t always have time for you. You’re on your toes – can they hang out today? what […]

“Amber Approved” Dining for dates

Written by Amber Romaniuk Ditch the stress of dining out. Our own local Holistic Nutritionist, Amber Romaniuk, gives us her tips and recommendations for healthy eating at great venues in YYC! For most women, especially on the first date, this can be stressful for a number of reasons. Choosing your order Well, you want to […]

Love and life on the rigs

Written by Kimmy Nguyen Learning to find the balance I am a petroleum engineer and I work on the rigs. I know what you’re thinking – what is a 5’3” Asian girl doing working on the rigs?? Trust me, I get that a lot – especially from those who see me trotting around town in […]

Gift ideas for every YYC Dad

Written by Sunjeev Prasad Your date is with Dad this weekend. Let’s be honest. When it comes to shopping too many of us wait until the last minute and scramble to find our loved ones a gift that truly reflects our appreciation for them. With less than a handful of days to go before Father’s […]

Break the ice and “Date Yourself”

Written by Andrea Marston A comedy show that brought a smile to my face, and landed me a date! It’s “date” night. As a chubby, glasses-wearing, racially ambiguous woman of 31 – I am not terribly familiar with this concept. I spent most of my teens and about half of my twenties sitting at home […]

Summer Reading

Written by Kelsay Gault It’s cool to be a bookworm. Our contributor Kelsay shares her favourite reads and places to curl up in the YYC! Summer is just around the corner and there’s nothing I look forward to more than summer reading. Okay, that may be a blatant lie, but I do love having the […]

Festival Guide Summer 2014

We’ve got the list for all that is coming up for Summer 2014 Check back closer to date for detailed descriptions and reviews for each event! Happy Festival-ing, YYC! JUNE: Inglewood Night Markets: June 13th, continuing on every Friday Sled Island Music and Arts Festival: June 18th – June 22nd Greek Dance and Food Festival: June 20th – […]

Sled Island

Sled Island…full steam ahead! Nothing is going to sink Calgary’s most anticipated cultural festival this year. Ahoy, it’s almost Sled Island time! We love this annual festival of the arts. This four-day fest of good times, good vibes and good tunes is entering the eighth year and we couldn’t be more excited! It’s also the […]