Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Vintage Lovers - Mark November 8th On Your Calendar

Join Allison Hall, (creative mind behind Chosen Boutique) at Kawa Espresso Bar from 4:30pm -8:30pm to celebrate all things vintage.

After a recent buying trip in Toronto, Allison has hand-picked some gorgeous vintage gems (including dresses), just in time for the holiday season. 

AND as a bonus, Kassandra Nicholson will be showcasing some of her handmade jewelry.

Here's  a recap on the event deets - November 8th, 2012
4:30pm - 8:30pm
(1333 8 Street SW)

Click HERE to join the facebook event page


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Night Of Hip Hop - This Thursday

10 at 10

Show starts at 10pm, with 10 Artists (that's Rappers, Singers and/or Producers) for 90 mins 

Join Calgary's Hip Hop Community this Thursday (November 1st) at UBU Lounge

Free Cover - 1/2 off Sushi and $5 Sapporo Beer (from 7:00-9:00pm)

Here's the November 1st Roster


Click HERE for more info

10 at 10: A 90 Min. Showcase of Beats & Rhymes PROMO v1 from 10at10 on Vimeo.


Words Swim In My Mind....

Last night I was blown away by the talented artists who hit the stage at  "Expressions" spoken word event...

I cried, laughed, reflected, and fell asleep to words swirling in my mind.

Thank-you for inspiring me to write again~

So looking forward to the next event - Monday November 27th @ Cafe Koi


Monday, October 29, 2012

Tonight at Cafe Koi

Check out this event tonight!
Listening to poetry and music at Cafe Koi is a perfect way to spend a Monday night.
I've seen Izzy perform and she's pretty amazing - 
AND, Cafe Koi is that urban spot I've been looking for - great place hang


Friday, October 26, 2012

Young Republic - An Online MarketPlace

Marianne Sea & Andrew Yang launched Young Republic in August of 2012 - an online marketplace catering to indie fashion designers and indie fashion lovers.

You'll find over 500 indie designers from Australia and over 100 international indie designers from countries like USA, United Kingdom, France, Poland, Spain, Singapore, China & Korea.

This new site is super fresh and continues to build it's database.


Here are some of my fave items from the site

DOGHOUSE - Just Done it Tee


Thursday, October 25, 2012

Florence and the Machine - Cosmic Love (Live on KEXP)

Just landed on this's lovely~

 Cosmic Love



Hero Images is having a Casting Call - October 30, 2012

Ever thought of being in stock photography and live in Calgary?

Well, you're in luck! Here Images is having an open casting call on October 30th.

Just drop in anytime between 2:30 & 6:30pm. It actually only takes a few minutes and no appointment is necessary.

Here's the address - Banff Trail Community Centre
                               2115, 20th Avenue NW (with plenty of parking)

Not sure what to wear? Just keep it casual:)  This is just an fyi for the ladies -  please have natural makeup and hair

Check out their site to see a sample of what they shoot!


To My Soul Lovin Readers

The Slakadeliqs (a Canadian soul band based outta Toronto - founded by Slakah the Beatchild) are offering a 15% discount when purchasing the double vinyl  version of The Other Side of Tomorrow via the Do Right Music online store

 I have the album as a digital download and I love it - especially when I crave that soul vibe on my drive into work.  

Since I've got a vintage record player, I think I'm gonna take advantage of this offer and grab a vinyl copy.

Here's the discount code: callmeyourfriend 

If you wanna catch them on tour, here's where they'll be:

Oct 26  

The Great Hall, Toronto
Do Right 10yrs w/ Gilles Peterson 

Oct 28

The Drake Underground, Toronto

w/ The Stepkids 

Dec 4

Macbeths, London England


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Montreal Peeps- This One's For You

If you're free between 1 and 3pm tomorrow, then you should attend the exclusive Etiket event  at 832 Sherbrooke Street West to meet Rodrigo Diaz the founder of GOÁ all natural body, hair and skin care products from India.

He has combined aromatherapy with potent all natural ingredients  in a way that hasn't been done since the ancient times of the Maharajahs in India.

To RSVP: Call 514-687-3886 or email

And to learn more about GOÁ products, click HERE  


Another Fab Design by Terry Irwin


Visit Terry Irwin's online shop at Society6


Some peeps that I've worked with at NMC are doing great things:)

Chris Neville

It's the annual CJSW Funding drive and Chris, Joe & Kenna of The Morning After show are asking for your support.

Tune in right now from 7am - 10am for a special edition of their morning show and show your support by pledging. They have even created their own amazing pack of incentives, (ie. festival passes, books, CDs, gift certificates and more!)

 I'm sure you're dying to know how to pledge.

You can either:

 1. Go to right now and pledge. (fyi - you can pledge specifically for their show)

 2. Call 403-220-5000 today between 7:00-10:00am.

Kate Schutz 

Kate has been invited to participate in a pilot project in Calgary's arts community.

The project is called InvestYYC - a way for Calgary artists to envision a project and seek funding for it from the public.

Donors get rewards from the artist and get to help make the project happen! Her project is all about painting the favorite places of people that live in Calgary.

If you can't contribute financially, please help by sharing ViewpointYYC with your contacts on Twitter, FB etc…

Here is the link:

Chris Maric 

Chris Maric along with Chris Brown & Robson Maurice host "Building Blocks" on Sunday October 28th at NMC.

This is a free music workshop aimed to build a stronger musicians community in Calgary.

Building Blocks  -  breaking music down into core principles and building them back into any shape and style. Think LEGO for music is the mastermind behind Calgary Musical Artists

Although not necessary to reserve a seat, it is recommended to guarantee you a seat. 

To reserve:


Monday, October 22, 2012

Looking For Great Coat In The YYC?

Ok Calgary, so it's snowed this passed weekend and we'll probably get a bit more throughout the week.

If you are looking for a stylish coat this winter, then head over to Studio Intent.  They've just posted their  wide selection today on facebook.

Here are my faves......

Studio Intent Boutique + Gallery
#105, 100 - 7th Ave SW (Art Central)


Dang...I AM PR Agency does it again!

I've got another fave artist musician under the I AM PR Agency roster - PHZ-Sicks.

I am 10 songs in and lovin his flow and style....

This song right here is sick!

Do me a huge favour and click HERE to hear more tracks from PHZ-Sicks

If you feel him as much as I do, show him some love and Like him on Facebook


Sunday, October 21, 2012

It Pays To Work At NMC

Last night I worked a shift at the National Music Centre and boy was I in for a treat! I had the pleasure of listening to the peaceful sounds of Aidan Knight. I am officially hooked.




Saturday, October 20, 2012

I "Heart" This Film

Enjoying a cupcakes from Crave Cupcakes is one of my guilty pleasures.  They're super moist with an "ever so smooth" frosting - delish.

They've got a sweet contest going on called "Celebrate The Little Things" photo contest.

All you need to do is submit a photo that tells a story about something special in your life.

What's the grand prize you ask?

Crave Cupcakes for a year - that's 365 Crave Cupcakes!!!
(although not mandatory, brownie points for photos that include Crave Cupcakes) 

Click Here for additional contest details

Here's their lovely new new film “Celebrate the Little Things” created by director Brock Mitchell, featuring music by Lauren Mann

Sit back and be prepared to smile:)

 They're located in Calgary, Edmonton & Saskatoon!

 Click here to visit their website


Friday, October 19, 2012

I AM PR Agency - "I Thank You"

Big thanks to I AM PR Agency  , ( a New York based PR firm managing client accounts worldwide) for introducing me to Torae.

I'm picky when it comes to music - so this is rare for me.

I love all the tracks on "Off The Record"  - they've been on some serious repeat.

Click HERE to listen

Honestly....this track right here is dope


Thursday, October 18, 2012

RUNWAY Monthly - The Last Installment

RUNWAY Monthly is a monthly event providing Calgary fashion addicts (like myself), a night of runway shows brought to you by local designers, stylists, and retailers.

October 20th marks the last installment of season 1. I cannot believe that I've missed the entire RUNWAY Monthly series!!!!

 Unfortunately I cannot make it out on Saturday night, but if you're looking to get a "fashion fix" this weekend, then click the following link to purchase tickets:

Hosted by one of the "fiercest" women I know - Kim Flanagan, the event will feature the following designers/boutiques:

Rukhasana Nadeem

Word on the streets - Only 30 tickets were left for sale yesterday, so get your fix before it's too late!


It's The Day Before The Weekend! Happy Thursday:)

I've been chair dancing to this track all morning....

Wide Open by Choklate(Produced by Vitamin D)



To hear more tracks from this talented songstress - click HERE 


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

LUCKY SHOPS & Jennifer Hudson = Designer Deals & Fall Fashion

If you reside in New York City or can get there in a heart beat, then you are in for a fashion treat this fall!

November 1st - 3rd, marks the ninth annual LUCKY SHOPS event brought to you by Lucky Magazine Lucky's team of experts will bring the pages of the magazine to life at a fabulous shopping event with music, refreshments, giveaways and more!

They've selected their fave fashions, shoes, & jewelry for the event with many items selling up to 70% off retail!

Here are the deets:

November 1st, 6PM - 9PM  - VIP charity Shopping Party Hosted by JENNIFER HUDSON, $150 in advance, $155 at the door. 

"It’s the ultimate shopping experience that brings the pages of Lucky to life. My sister Julia and I are honored that they’ve chosen to work with the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, which we started in memory of my beloved nephew.”  Jennifer Hudson

November 2nd, 10AM - 7PM  - FIRST DIBS FRIDAY, $35 in advance, $40 at the door
                                 12PM - 7PM - GENERAL ADMISSION, $30 in advance, $35 at the door

November 3rd, 10AM - 5PM - SUPER SHOPPER SATURDAY, $30 in advance, $35 at the door
                          12PM - 5PM -  GENERAL ADMISSIONS, $35 in advance, $40 at the door

You'll find an impressive designer selection at this year's LUCKY SHOPS  -  Here's a quick snapshot of designers I think you should check out. (Trust me, there is so much more that I haven't listed)


- 10 Crosby Derek Lam

- Jill Stuart

- Mackage

- Rachel Roy

- Kelly Wearstler

- Rebecca Minkoff

- Steven Alan

- Zimmermann

Jewelry + Accessories

- Chloe & Isabel

Ariel Gordon


- Lauren Wimmer

- Lulu Frost

- Jane Basch  (This Jane Basch "Swirly Name" Necklace Retails for 195.00
You'll get it for $136.50 at LUCKY SHOPS)

And these Monogram Script Earrings retail for $207.50 but can be yours for $145.25 at LUCKY SHOPS

Handbags + Shoes

- Foley + Corinna (This Foley + Corinna Suede Mini Retails for $250.00
You'll get it for $95.00 at LUCKY SHOPS)

- Sigerson Morrison

- Sole Society

This year a portion of ticket and merchandise sales will benefit the Julian D. King Gift Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides stability, support and positive experiences for children of all backgrounds to help enable them to grow to be productive, confident and happy adults.

Visit for tickets and more info


Tuesday, October 9, 2012

So Good!

I have always loved this song.....

But this version is off the hook!


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