Wine Fest

Wine fest! We had so much fun at the Rocky Mountain Wine and Food Festival in Calgary last year! We thought perhaps we’d try to attend both Calgary and Edmonton festivals this year. Wine tasting, food tasting – what’s not to like?

Calgary Wine Fest – October 14 & 15
Edmonton Wine Fest – October 21 & 22

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit their website http://www.rockymountainwine.com/index.html

LB

Fringeopolis

The Fringe is back in Edmonton and it’s one of my favorite summer festivals! With live original theatre performances occuring daily (from improvs to comedies to dramas) there’s always something to see and all shows are $10-$15 a ticket. If you aren’t into watching plays, you can always just wander the grounds in Old Strathcona, have a bite to eat, and catch a street performer act here and there.

For a list of performances and to buy tickets, go to www.fringetheatre.ca

For reviews of Fringe plays, check out http://www.vueweekly.com/fringe/.

LB

Little Hell

The new album by City and Colour, titled Little Hell, is finally here! And it does not disappoint.  The perfectly poignant lyrics of vocalist and songwriter Dallas Green have a way of connecting with a person’s innermost thoughts. His remarkable voice and incredible acoustic guitar skills are both raw and authentic. Reeling you in with his musical talent, Dallas Green, is a unique artist that cannot be replicated. This album maintains the same folk sounds you’re used to with a bit of an edge. Green adds a little electric guitar to a few tracks which I find to be interesting and refreshing.

Little Hell (album cover)

“You have to go through those little hells
to get to the really great parts of love and life.”
– Dallas Green

I have been a fan of City and Colour since Sometimes was released in 2005. Although I’m not sure if any of his subsequent albums will ever be as amazing as Sometimes was for me, this one certainly comes close. For more information on albums or tour dates, visit cityandcolour.ca

LB

New Earrings courtesy of She’s So Boutique

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I walked away with two important accessories for summer from Sunday’s Lilac Festival; a sunburn (but soon to be tan) and these lovely earrings.

We saw quite a few variations of the feathered earring on display, but these really caught my eye. You can pick these up and other feathered accessories through Karly Thompson of She’s So boutique by visiting her facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/ShesSo

JR