Here’s my list of amazing things happening in Calgary this month. How is it May already?! I didn’t really get the memo that this year was going to go by so quickly. Regardless, spring is definitely here and we’ve already had a taste of summer. Spoiled! Check out these great events and as usual please spread the good word of I HEART YYC to your friends.



Community Folk + My Mila Pop-up at Plant: Two of my fave online retailers are popping up at Plant this week for an IRL shopping experience! Community Folk is an online kids shop featuring stylish brands from across the globes, covetable eco-friendly toys and fabulous decor accessories. My Mila is an adorable locally designed and made kids collection featuring modern, minimalist designs for your cute kiddo. May 13-15, 1327 9th Ave SE

Inglewood-Ramsay Shop Local Fair at Ramsay Community Hall: A fun, family-focused event in my new neighbourhood of Ramsay. Looks like a lot of fun: face painting, local business owners and food trucks! May 21 10am-4pm, 1136 8th Street SE

♥ Market Collective Spring Fling: Everyone’s favourite local market is back at the Chinese Cultural Centre for an entire weekend of shopping, live music and great food.  May 27-29, Chinese Cultural Centre 197 1st Street SW

PARKSHOW 2016 presented by CF Chinook Centre:PARK’s annual emerging fashion and art showcase, PARKSHOW 2016 presented by CF Chinook Centre, will be expanding to include two unique nights of programming, each featuring different designer lineups, pop-up shops, and art. This two night extravaganza is not to be missed by any fashion lover in Calgary. May 27 + 28. Tickets here.

Guildhall Home: Absolutely excited to have this new shop in Inglewood – literally walking distance from my home! Their focus is on the best new design products for your home found locally and from around the world. From internationally celebrated and established brands to emerging and independent designers, their product selection offers great design at every price point. 1222 9 Ave SE

Bamboo Ballroom Southcentre + Online: One of my favourite Inglewood shops is Bamboo Ballroom, a gorgeous women’s shop filled with great clothes, accessories and vintage furniture and housewares. They just opened up their second Calgary location at Southcentre Mall which is very exciting for anyone living down South. Always nice to have more local shops at the malls. Sidenote for anyone not in Calgary or Edmonton, Bamboo Ballroom also just launched their online store so you can shop from the comfort of your own home.

Plant: Seems like everything is coming up Inglewood these days. Plant, one of Calgary’s favourite home garden shops just re-opened in a massive new space on 9th Avenue SE, just doors away from their previous home. The new space has room for pop-ups (like the Community Folk one!), workshops, bigger plants and loads of plant accessories and home decor! 1327 9 Ave SE


SocialWest: If you love social media, work in social media or want to work in social media, you should attend SocialWest, the largest social media and digital marketing conference on the prairies! June 15-17 right in the heart of downtown Calgary, learn about the latest trends in social media and digital marketing. It will be a great experience for anyone looking gain some more insight to this ever-changing industry.

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Enjoy and #shoplocal!


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