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flare-calgary-localist-mayMAY FLARE LOCALISTWHO WHAT WHERE:

1. greater goods yyc. featured in the may issue of flare magazine (ellie goulding on the cover). buy local, take a diy class, have a cup of tea, shop for gifts, support your neighbors all in one inspiring place. this new collective space is a project between three of calgary’s favourite aritsans. a tea bar with loose-leaf teas, drip coffee, and a daily selection of treats from local baker pretty sweet welcomes you to work, meet, or take a moment for yourself out of your day.  while you’re there, shop from a huge range of local handcrafted goods from crafted (including bath & body products,ceramics, leather goods, greeting cards, home décor, and art) as well as jewelry by salt water tea.  everything was made by canadian artisans, most of them in the calgary area, so you can know that treating yourself or hosting a coffee meeting keeps your impact in your community. visit and at #8, 606 meredith road ne

2. village ice cream.  newest addition to the village ice cream family is their marda loop location at the garrison corner, 2406 34th ave sw. indulge in your favourite flavours like salted caramel, toasted coconut, banana oreo and many more. the location is created in a new vision and is as inspiring as the ice cream itself. open 11am-11pm, 7 days a week all throughout the summer.

3. plume. after the birth of her first child, plume founder lauren bilon, suffered from significant hair and eyelash loss. lauren had a vision: to collaborate with mother nature to create a safe way for women to enhance and protect their lashes. through extensive research, she achieved dramatic eyelash enhancements from a host of natural ingredients. lauren partnered with leading natural and organic cosmetics formulator irene schnell and carefully curated ingredients into an all-natural, long-lasting, preservative-free, safe, and effective formula. plume lash and brow enhancing serum was born. find it locally at esme beauty bar, noir lash lounge and pure form

4. bamboo ballroom. shop the brands you already know and love at the newest southcentre location from one of our favourite alberta boutiques. newest addition included the kate hewko permanent shop-in-shop, get involved in a charity initiative lead by one of calgary’s leading stylists, kim flanagan, the good soles project. donate your gently used designer footwear where all of the proceeds from the sales go to homefront yyc, to help end violence toward women. look out for monthly pop-ups from local designers, retro finds from bex vintage and more. &, southcentre mall 100 anderson road se

5. parkshow 2016. our friends at park are doing something new this year, the show is being extended to two whole nights of art, fashion and design. designers include anneke forbes, s.p. badu, malika couture, madame wolf, suka, bano eemee, rebecca king and many more. this event is designed to connect calgary fashion and art lovers with today’s young talent who are making an impact across canada.ourparkonline.comchinook centre, 2nd floor across from american apparel, 6455 macleod trail sw

may 27 & 28, ticket prices start at $40 for standing and go up to $250 for two day VIP

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localist-aprilFLR03_LOCALIST_April-2WHO WHAT WHERE:

1. declaire beauty. featured in the april issue of flare magazine (canadian top influencers incl. yours trully on the cover). a home grown luxury, natural skincare and cosmetics company committed to bringing you unparalleled products that are both good for you and our planet. with each purchase a percentage will go to a charitable organization.  all the products are manufactured in canada and the ingredients reflect their commitment to sustainability. think natural, paraben free, petrochemical free and cruelty free.

2. plant terrariums. our favourite plant shop moved a few doors down to a bigger, brighter location! bringing in more plants bigger plants and carrying an assortment of curated good you will just want to get your hands on. my favourite are the japanese moss balls and their new and improved workshop space. visit them at 1327 9th avenue se (in inglewood) and online

3. wysh collective. kristina regehr (yes you read that right), began wysh collective as a passion project upon moving to la to follow her husbands hockey career. inspired by her grandfather who was a geologist she took her love for raw natural elements, stones and metals and transforms the into wearable pieces of art. there are three collection tiers, finery, which are higher end, gold/silver and precious gemstones, modern vintage which is a collection of refurbished vintage pieces, and romy, the backbone of the collection that represent your everyday pieces that you will treasure and wear for years to come. find out more at

4. land of ed. the duo who founded land of ed in 2014 met in london, taking their collective experience in design and commercial fashion they wanted to make a difference in the world of fashion. having worked for international fashion giants like stella mccartney, coach and j.crew these women know what they are talking about. creating functional, modern bags that women love and actually need helps support children’s educational initiatives around the world. each limited edition range is dedicated to a developing international community determined to teach their children. the patrick bag (£100 ~ $250) will be building a school in burma. learn more at

5. stuff. calm, cool and collected, you know have a brand new destination for those hard to find gifts for him. the store offers a selection of curated brands from all around the world as well as local artists and locally made goods like local laundry, good luck sock, corey nespor and many more. my favourite are the assortment of beautifully packaged flavoured toothpicks from daneson. i also walked away with two original pieces by corey nespor., #102, 709 11th ave sw

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1. sweet lolapalooza. featured in the march issue of flare magazine (rebel wilson on the cover). satisfying your sweet tooth one gourmet chocolate at a time. the chocolatier, brett roy started his shop in edmonton and finally opened a location in calgary in the newest gravity pope space on 17th avenue. chocolates are made daily. named as one of top 10 north american chocolatiers. feeling creative? customize you own for a party or as a gift. find sweet lollapalooza at 1126 – 17 Avenue sw and online at

2. little blue canoe. started as a passion project in 2015 while kelly was still working in her job in oil & gas. after getting laid off due to a hurting local economy she focused all her time on growing the shop and bringing you the best of what canada has to offer. drawn to the work of amazing canadian artisans, craftspeople and designers kelly’s mission is to curate the best selection of bath and body products, children’s clothing, home accessories, stationary and more, check out the beautiful selection at

3. my mila. children’s fashion made simple. my mila provides a fresh trendy look for babies and toddlers. canadian made leggings, harems, scarves, toques and shirts all in a gender neutral style. be on the lookout for my mila all over the city, shop + click HERE to check for their up to date pop-up shop info

4. juice because. one of calgary’s favourite cold pressed juiceries now has a physical location that you can now visit to stock up on your week’s worth of vitamins. the brand was born out of the idea that you don’t need a reason to do something good for yourself. chosing a healthy option should be a part of your everyday. the jucies are created in mind with three very important goals: lifestyle, education & quality. read more about what’s in store at and visit the newest storefront at #102 342 15th ave sw

5. alforno bakery & café. beautiful marble, wood and lots of bright light, the interiors are just as amazing as the food. situated in the heart of eau claire, alforno offers freshly baked, house-made pastries & bread as well as brunch, lunch & dinner. alongside their sustainable coffee programmes they also serve a selection of artisan wine, beer & spirits that have been curated from the teatro cellars. the café is part of the teatro group family of restaurants (other’s include teatro, cucina and vendome). alforno is open monday-friday from 7am-9pm, saturdays & sundays from 8am-9pm. 222 7th street

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localist-calgary-januaryFLARE Localist February 2016WHO WHAT WHERE:

1. esmé beauty bar. featured in the february issue of flare magazine (broad city on the cover). the modern solution to all your beauty needs. calgary’s newest beauty boutique located in the heart of 17th avenue offers your everyday aesthetic services from manicures, pedicures, waxing, eyelash extension and much more. while you’re there you can also get your holistic nutrition consultation (first consultation is free) and pick up a beautiful floral arrangement. perfect for girl’s nights out, bridal showers or just a relaxing spa day. find esmé at 825 17 ave sw and online at

2. plant terrariums. my FAVOURITE destination for indoor plants in the city and also my very personal plant doctors. masters at creating beautifully crafted terrarium environments to bring some life into your space. drop off your pot, pick one out on site or attend a workshop and go the DIY route. you will find an abundance of succulents and cacti in any shape and size. learn more about the variety of workshops on their website, or drop by at unit c – 1335 9th avenue se

3. ellinor stenroos. jeweler extraordinaire and craftswoman ellinor stenroos moved to calgary ten years ago to pursue gold smithing, her talents allowed her to start offering custom designs to her clients and so evstenroos was born. the decadent pieces as well as her latest bff collection can be viewed at dade gallery in inglewood until january 24th, before the gallery moves into a new home. stay up to date on all things evs at

4. our daily brett. this quaint little market just off of 14th street has fast become one of calgarys destinations for good honest food. prepared from scratch daily, you can pick up your lunch and dinner at the shop. sign up for the our daily brett newsletter to get the weekly menu in your inbox every sunday and prepare your meal schedule accordingly. you can also choose from a variety of grab-and-go options and snacks. while you are there browse through a very well curated assortment of found objects, confections and pre-packaged sauces, spreads and desserts. our daily brett also carries flowers from esmé and another local favorite, cru juice just to name a few. 2509 14 Street

5. rebecca king. comfort with a capital ‘c’. rebecca king’s collection of knitwear adds the perfect layer to keep you warm and cozy during the cold months and can easily be worn as an overcoat in the spring and fall. a regular at market collective and park show chances are you might already own one. with a new collection out every season there really is no such thing as enough sweaters.

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1. whitehall. calgary’s newest food hotspot. the british inspired cuisine pulls from modern influences to put a delicious twist on some classics like cottage pie and black pudding. named one of alberta’s top restaurants by globe & mail within the first month of it’s opening. on the segment we featured the douglas fir pine parfait, a pine oil infused dessert that will really put you in the holiday spirit.

where: 24 4 Street NE

2. ollia macarons & tea. celebrating their 1 year anniversary, ollia has quickly become a calgary staple. this holiday season they are treating us to some deliciously festive flavours like egg nog, ginger bread, baileys hot chocolate, candy cane, champagne and turtles. they will have a pop up at holt renfrew this weekend so you can grab your boxes filled with 2 of each flavour just in time for christmas dessert. and an added bonus, you can now pick up a jar of salted caramel spread at the same time, perfect for sweetening your tea, speaking on toast, or just eating straight from the jar.

where: 810C 16 Ave SW & holt renfrew calgary, 510 8th Avenue SW

3. wrap shop yyc. your life just got a whole lot easier, and a lot more aesthetically pleasing to the eye. calgary’s own graphic designer extraordinary took it upon himself to wrap your presents this christmas. located in the mission neighbourhood he charges $5-15 per present. the bottom of your tree will be so instagrammable you’ll wish it was christmas all year round (if you don’t already that is). contact chester ebona through @wrapshopyyc or e-mail

4. rocky mountain soap co. 100% natural, environmentally friendly and very local. rocky mountain soap co. has it’s headquarters in canmore, alberta. they not only look great but also support local artists (their beautiful water color illustrations on their holiday gift boxes this year were illustrated by an artist from bragg creek) and use all reclaimed materials in their design and decor. pick up some great scents for the holidays like vanilla ginger and vanilla candy cane in three different sizes filled with a selection of products to try in each given scent or opt out for the gratitude box filled with an assortment of different scents and products to be your gateway into the world of rocky mountain soap co. visit their newly opened store at market mall and feel truly inspired. this holiday season i will be giving away gift boxes to four lucky readers, make sure to visit my instagram for more details.

5. friday sock co. mismatched socks never looked this cool. locally owned and operated friday socks is a sock subscription service where you receive a pair of socks at the end of every month at $10/month. you get a different pair each month and when getting a 12 month subscription one of those pairs is free of charge. chose from 3, 6, 9 or 12 months or buy individual pairs over at free shipping and gift wrapping with subscription.

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Localist December 2015WHO WHAT WHERE:

1. fiasco gelato. featured in the december issue of flare magazine (zendaya on the cover). fiasco is a calgary staple. ever since opening their first retail location in 2003 they have been THE GO-TO artisan gelato and sorbet in YYC. now with a distribution all throughout western canada they are focusing on crafting only the best flavours. their special edition holiday collection includes flavours like egg nog, chocolate peppermint, sticky ginger pudding and dairy-free sugar plum & pear to put you in that festive mood. get yours at specialty grocers and independent boutiques around the city and on

2. neal’s yard remedies. the organic health and beauty shop opened it’s second calgary location at southcentre mall (also their second location in all of north america!). specializing in aromatherapy and essential oil based products they are a one stop shop. grab their rose beauty balm for a solution to all things dry skin related, perfect for cold winters. their christmas boxes make for the perfect gifts. chose frankincense for relaxation or cedarwood for balance, trouble sleeping? finding it difficult to focus? they have a remedy just for you. visit their newest location or shop at

3. poppy barley. there are some new additions to the poppy barley ankle boot family! the two point five ankle boot and the zipper bootie made their debut earlier this month and are now available for your custom made-to-measure order for that perfect fitting shoe. if you are in the vancouver area, they will be setting up a pop-up from dec 2-6 at @littlemtnshop.

4. sucré body sugaring boutique. for those looking for a painless waxing alternative, sugaring is the new black. the process is pain free and sanitary and perfect for people with sensitive skin or eczema. there is no double dipping, it is all done by hand and with all natural ingredients. the paste is made of lemon sugar and water, it is never hot, and it doesn’t tear the skin. finally a hair removal treatment that let’s you relax, the best part is that continuous visits ensure permanency. you can pick from a list of different menu items from eyebrow threading to full brazilians (that believe it or not only take 15 minutes!). visit the french inspired boutique on 17th avenue at 339 17th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB or call (403) 802-0577 to make an appointment.

5. camp and city. locally handcrafted wood products for home and life. beautiful serving trays and cutting boards will complete any space. you can pick up some great gifts like desk terrariums and customizable survival necklaces. have you checked out the newest cru juice location at south centre? if it looks familiar, that’s because it was built with the same set of talented hands. find camp and city online at

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1. crystal bar soap. featured in the november issue of flare magazine (selena gomez on the cover). crystal bar soaps are hand made vegan crystal soaps with unique healing crystals and gems embedded in every bar. sun/moon charged and scented with essential oils, they make perfect gifts and collectors items. get the clear quartz for balance and calm, rose quartz for romance and violet amethyst for healing and inspiration. pick your favourite stone on their website at

2. new craft coalition fall show + sale. this bi-annual artisan show is running this weekend (october 16 & 17th) at the festival hall in inglewood. it brings a carefully curated collection of independently produced, canadian art, craft + design to the people of calgary. see artists like andrea blais, natalie gerber, laura sharp, eveline kolijn, samantha reed, rebecca king and more. for more info visit

friday, october 16, 2015 4pm-9pm

saturday, october 17th, 2015 10am-6pm

festival hall, inglewood
1215 – 10th avenue se
calgary, ab 

$2 admission

3. gravity pope. gravitypope’s new, multi-level expanded calgary location opens this october at 1126 17 avenue sw. the iconic footwear boutique has expanded both its store size and its offerings to include women’s and men’s clothing, accessories, apothecary and more. under the same roof, calgarians will be excited to also find blackbyrd myoozik, the second location for the popular edmonton record store, as well as chocolatier sweet lollapalooza confections. expect brand like acne, alexander wang, isabel marant, jil stuart  and more. the store itself is a beautiful space not to be missed, designed by harold hanen, the man responsible for calgary’s very own +15 system and an homage to brutalist style of frank lloyd wright is a series of staircases and glass, making it a real treat to go shoe shopping (as if it wasn’t already). make sure to check out the amazing limited edition footwear designed by various brands in collaboration with gravity pope for their 25th anniversary. the theme is black and white and brands like dr. martens, red wings, trippen, grenson and fillipa k created one of a kind designs to celebrate this milestone. see all brands carried at the shop on their website at

hours of operation: monday to friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and sunday from noon to 6 p.m.

address: 1126 17th avenue sw, Calgary, AB phone: 403-209-0961

4. paul hardy’s kaleidoscopic animalia exhibit at the glenbow museum. kaleidoscopic animalia is an exhibition that taps into current interests in fashion, design and visual culture while exploring big ideas about human creativity, cultural values and the universal interest in animals as art, fashion and culture. with kalaidescopic animalia, hardy presents a unique curatorial perspective. animal-inspired artifacts and artworks from different cultures and eras will be juxtaposed based on common themes rather than being categorized by date or place of origin (an approach more typical of a museum). think beautifully curated store windows with artifacts from the glen bow collection in addition to some exclusive designs by paul created by paul for this exhibit. during the run of the show you can also look forward to fashion documentary screenings, the likes of iris, advanced style and dior and i. mark these dates on your calendars, this one is a MUST SEE! more info on the exhibit HERE.

october 17, 2015 – may 22, 2016

related events

general admission $10/members fee $8

thursday, november 5th, 7pm, fashion films: iris (2015),
thursday, january 14th, 7pm, fashion films: dior and i (2014)
thursday, january 28th, 7pm fashion films: advanced style (2014)

5. piero guidi. a favourite among accessories lovers around the world but new to the calgary scene is piero guidi: the italian luxury brand officially launched in the city last week. the beautiful printed handbags are now available at retailer ginger laurier at britannia plaza, and also at a three-month pop-up shop at the devenish on 17th ave. (rox gems, 908 17 avenue sw, calgary, ab) you can now pick up your very own piece of this whimsical collection right here at home. visit

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1. house of nonie. featured in this month’s issue of flare magazine (karlie kloss on the cover). nina has taken a break from design but is back with a vengence. her designs are grown up just like she is and they are a beautiful combo of luxurious fabrics fit for the modern woman. shop nina’s collection on her website:


2. daring deco 1920’s fashion show at lougheed house. to celebrate their current exhibit, lougheed house is throwing a fashion presentation that will take you back in time with vancouver’s fashion historian ivan sayers and his one of a kind collection of 1920’s fashion. in support of lougheed house school programs. from accessories to shoes to original haute couture brought to calgary from paris this one is going to be a real treat for any fashion girl.

friday, september 11th, 2015

doors open at 7:30pm
only 120 tickets available
VIP $150 (front row seating, complimentary cocktail and a tax receipt)
standard: $100
under 30: $50
for tickets contact 

adrienne leicht at or 403-244-6333 ext. 106

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3. west elm calgary. now open, 868 16 Ave SW (Mount Royal Village). the store has all of the usual favourites from bedding to furniture, dinner ware and room decor, but what is so special about this location is the involvement with the local artist community. from selling local made products to having weekly pop-ups over the weekend there is always a new gem to discover.

calgary artists being features at west elm:
medicine river soap co. ,
big city designs,
rural creative,
brown eyed suzy,
paper lover co.,

4. sassi anne floral workshops. sarah tollhurst is a talented floral designer, blogger and stylist. she is leading a workshop at bamboo ballroom in inglewood this friday, august 28th at 6pm, (1218 9th Ave SE), this one is all about the flower crown but follow sarah on instagram (@sassianne) for updates on upcoming workshops. you can get as creative as you like and if you can’t find inspiration sarah is right there to help you. she is also available for private workshop parties, which by the way, are an amazing idea for a bridal shower or birthday party.

SPACE IS LIMITED, contact to reserve your spot

5. drizzle honey inc.. drizzle is a newly launched small batch honey company based in calgary. aja, who started the company one month ago works in the applied research department at SAIT, last year when she was leading a rooftop beekeeping project she fell in love with honey bees and drizzle was born! the honey comes from alberta’s backyards, this raw, unpasteurized and only lightly filtered honey is coming to us from local and rural beekeepers and urban beehives across the city. retail location are in the works but for now you can find drizzle at market collective and the upcoming etsy: made in canada event at golden acres on september 26th. prices range from $6 – $15 per jar. you can also purchase it online here.

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