Four years have passed since Nine Inch Nails wrapped up their “Wave Goodbye” tour in 2009, which offered some lucky fans the opportunity to share dinner and some personal time with the band for their final tour. During his away time, front-man Trent Reznor took time to compile his latest masterpiece; Hesitation Marks. While the main focus stayed on songs from his new album, the show also included a variety of favourites from his past albums, including his most widely known show-closer, Hurt.
Phil & Sebastian Coffee is one of Calgary’s favourite coffee spots and roasters. With their perfect beans being hand picked and locally roasted, it’s no wonder many cafe’s around Canada brew these delicious small batch coffee beans. After an unfortunate summer of floods and devastation to the Mission area of Calgary, they have finally opened a new set of doors on 4th St SW with a very warm welcome to the community! Much like the coffee, Phil & Seb always impress with creative design and details in their cafes. It felt like a modern take on a 70′s hotel with lots of wood, neon signs, and retro lighting, I loved it!
It’s finally that time of year where you can stop dreaming of snowboarding and start actually doing it. Each week a new local mountain has been opening up. Norquay, Nakiska, Lake Louise and Sunshine are now all up and running with new terrain and features opening up each week.
The ski hills are now open for the season! To get the pre season going and in addition to Lake Louise’s Weewaxy 500 and Mt. Norquay’s Cascade Chair (Keep in mind it’s only open Saturdays/Sundays until November 29th!), Sunshine Village opened up 4 lifts this weekend. With a snow pack of 75cm (bring out that rock board!) and more snow in the forecast, it’s the perfect time to get those warm up laps in for the snowstorms to come.
I had a chance to sit and have a talk with Anna Hall, a very very talented local artist. I’m going to let the pictures tell you everything you need to know, simply amazing. Click on any images to see larger versions!
As a teenager in the 90s, I was an avid fan of Hollywood fashion trends. I would buy my clothes a size or two bigger to imitate my favorite celebrities. My friends and I thought rocking baggy clothes was the epitome of glamour.
Another local spot has earned a place with me as an excellent place to enjoy lunch. Grumans Deli specializes in kosher meals and more specifically smoked meat sandwiches. Grumans recently changed its location in the past 2 years. It is located on 11th ave and MacLeod trail. It is right next door to the Imperial lofts and across the street from Sunterra. It is in a bit if an odd spot for a restaurant and thefront signage reads “catering and delicatessen” so at first I thought they had just switched to custom catering.
A few months ago, I spent an afternoon chatting with two fantastic pianists who were preparing for Eckhardt-Gramatté National Music Competition. It turns out that Everett Hopfner went on to win that competition. And guess what? The man is on tour!
It’s been two years since Commonwealth Bar and Stage have opened their doors. The brainchild of acclaimed producers and DJ’s, the bar was designed to introduce new and innovative music to the standard nightclub model. It is known for its packed nights, world class shows and always providing a good time with good music.
Recently becoming a resident and property owner in the East village, I have come across alot of interesting info on this unique part of the city and the changes that are in the future. In my previous post my wife and I were looking to purchase a loft style place downtown. We ended up finding a great corner unit in Orange Lofts in the East village.