Feature Living Stories
- Published on Thursday, 05 December 2013 12:11 05 December 2013
- Written by PAULINE ZULUETA PAULINE ZULUETA
A guide to shopping mall etiquette during the year's most hectic and brutal shopping season
As the holiday season approaches, shopping centres will no doubt be swarming with cutthroat shoppers on the prowl for the season's best sales. Feelings of fear may arise from the mass mall madness that ensues during the month of December.
A 2013 survey by Deloitte Canada estimates that approximately 80 per cent of Calgarians will do their holiday shopping in-stores. So more than any other time of the year, it is imperative that you are prepared to do your shopping in order to avoid exhaustion, overspending and last-minute stress. Listed below are some tips on how you can navigate through the vicious retail jungle and come out on top – and on budget.
- Published on Monday, 02 December 2013 12:09 02 December 2013
- Written by KARI PEDERSEN KARI PEDERSEN
As Calgary's art scene continues to grow, designer Alex Krewiak is determined to set herself apart as a standout
Imagine you live in a fairytale. Not your typical fairytale but instead a dark cold world.
Would you succumb to the darkness or find beauty in your surroundings?
Alex Michelle Krewiak — a.k.a A.M.K. — is helping you find the light in that world with her mystical, dark and stunning pieces.
Krewiak is an advertising student turned jewelry designer who is redefining local Calgary jewelry. Featured at the inaugural YYC Fashion Week held at the King Edward C-Space on Sept. 25, 2013, Krewiak wowed the crowd with her whimsical and romantic jewelry. She describes her newest collection as "the darkness inside fairytales, and demons, and finding the light and the beauty within that."
- Published on Thursday, 07 November 2013 08:58 07 November 2013
- Written by OLIVIA GRECU OLIVIA GRECU
In addition to cost, homeowners list relatively easy access to downtown and a small-town lifestyle as reasons for making the move
The rising cost of living in Calgary has pushed some families to move to the city’s bedroom communities, like Airdrie, Cochrane and Chestermere, while commuting downtown everyday for work.
This includes the Baldwins, who moved to Airdrie from Calgary five years ago.
- Published on Thursday, 31 October 2013 17:23 31 October 2013
- Written by ALLISON BADGER ALLISON BADGER
Despite competition, booth owners believe cross promotion is key
When walking into Crossroads Market, the atmosphere presents itself similar to a closely-knit community. Vendors are often seen visiting other stalls, helping out or giving each other a deal on their favourite product. Like most markets, the stalls are fairly close together, which can result in friendships, or on occasion, a sense of tension between the vendors.
"What I've learned from doing markets is, because there's so many businesses close by, you have to promote each other," says John Opyc, owner of Harvest Hill Foods operating at Calgary's Crossroads Market.