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Where All The Lights Are Bright


I entered a contest with the Calgary Downtown today to describe what my most stylish downtown experience would be to win a bunch of great prizes and experiences.  Pretty much one of my favourite songs since I was a kid, Petula Clark sings about how great downtown is.  Byron hates this song so I love singing it incessantly around him because it is so infectious, you can’t help but get it stuck in your head! Anyways, you can read my entry below and see what my materialistic dreams of downtown would be! 🙂

What could be my most stylish downtown experience?

As a downtown-girl by day and an uptown-girl by night, I mix and mingle between the two polars daily.  To spend an entire day downtown, not at work, but shopping, wining, and dining would be my ultimate stylish downtown experience.  I think I would probably start off the morning at my staple coffee shop deVille Luxury Coffee for something incredibly luxurious, like a velvety vanilla latte and maybe a dark chocolate cherry truffle for protein.  Next I would mosey on over to The Bay to check out their latest women’s designer collections and pick up several cute dresses for fun.  Heading in to The Core, I would browse and shop in some of my favourite shops including Club Monaco, Browns, Aritzia, The Gap, and Banana Republic.  Taking a break for lunch, I meet a girlfriend for the Indian Buffet at Mango Shiva complete with a Pomegranate Rose Martini and a chai tea and rice pudding for dessert.  Worried that I might be slightly too full to try on more clothes, I head over to Fashion Central to Volume Beauty Bar to get my hair blown out and to relax.  After a scalp massage and my hair feeling silky smooth, I walk straight to Murale to get a full beauty treatment and to pick up some new essentials.  After I feel entirely glamourous, inside and out, I head over to Holt Renfrew to finish off my shopping spree.  I get new skirts, jackets, shirts, and party dresses to fill closet (and my other closet too!) and hardly stop to try on a couple pairs of shoes and boots that will compliment each and every outfit.  I realize that I have been incredibly selfish today and I head off to the mens department to pick up my husband six Mad Men-esque suits with coordinating dress shirts and skinny ties, as well as some great weekend clothes like a classic merino wool cardigan and Ben Sherman jeans.  I look at the time and I am nearly late for my dinner date with the aforementioned, and I rush down the street to Murrieta’s to have a romantic dinner for two complete with a delicious wine and music.  Instead of cabbing home, we would back down to our uptown paradise and relish in the most stylish downtown Calgary experience of all!

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