February 2015

Found 14 blog entries for February 2015.

Bridgeland - Image Credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bridgeland-Calgary-2004.JPG

If you plan on moving to Bridgeland or spending anytime there, it is a good idea to take the time to learn what the area has to offer. Fortunately, there are a lot of things for you to see or do.

The History of Bridgeland

Originally settled in the 19th century it was called Germantown, but changed in 1908 to Bridgeland because it became a more diverse area. As one of Calgary's oldest inner city communities there is still a great small town feel.

If you are looking for some great places to eat Bridgeland can oblige. Some of the top places include Burger 320 a unique burger location that is only 320 square feet, LDV Pizza Bar where the owner learned to make great pizzas in Italy, or Shiki Menya which serves amazing ramen and soups made from

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It's become more of a buyer’s market here in Calgary so more than ever it's vitally important to get your home staged for a faster sale. With more active listings appearing on the market it's a good idea to fight back against the competition by staging your home. You may even want to consider hiring a professional to help you with the staging.

A home stager can walk into your home and let you know the types of changes that should be made. This professional can look with a trained eye and observe your home from a third-party perspective. This is important. You have an emotional attachment to your home and this gives you a biased viewpoint in terms of making it attractive to potential home buyers.

When you're looking through the home stagers make sure

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Stage - Image Credit: http://pixabay.com/en/users/steinchen-21981/

If you are looking for a great show that features a puppeteer that is not your standard entertainer then this guy is a must see. Puppets like a Hollywood diva that's an alcoholic, a talking cow, and an older lady named Edna Rural will tell dirty jokes and sing songs to you and that's just the tip of the iceberg. Called the Canterbury tales of puppet shows, you will find there is something for everyone in this amazing non-scripted show.

Ronnie Burkett has 40 Handmade Puppets to Show to You

Ronnie Burkett has forty puppets all handmade that will have you grabbing your sides from laughter. He has an interesting back story for his show The Daisy Theatre. The inspiration came from illegal puppet shows that were going on in Czechoslovakia while they

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Seton Real Estate

Calgary’s newest urban hotspot is Seton, the place that started as an expansive farmland. Seton is being chosen as the area to build up homeownership, entertaining and dining. If you’re looking for the newest, latest and trendiest places to eat, hang out or move to in the next couple of years, Seton will be the obvious choice. It’s going to be a mixed-use development alongside the new South Campus Hospital. Here is a look at what you can expect in the coming years for Seton in Calgary.

How did it all start?

The mixed-use development started as an idea to run it alongside the new South Campus Hospital and have Brookfield Residential bring homeownership to the area. By creating an area to work and play, it only made sense to give Calgarians a

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Events

There are some great parties coming up in Calgary that you’re going to want to be dressed your best for. March is going to be the season of fashionable parties. Now is the time to shop for a great gown or tux and plan on getting a sitter for the kids. Here are the big parties around Calgary that are almost here.

Love Her Gala – Hotel Arts – 119 12 Avenue SW

The Love Her Gala is gearing up for March 5th at the Hotel Arts. For $200 a person, you can support a great cause because the party is supporting the Ovarian Cancer Canada. It’ll be a fashion party with comedy, music, food and drink. Check out comedian Jessica Holmes making everyone laugh all night and you can participate in the fashion show and auction throughout the night. Dress code is

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A lot of people think that they need to have serious renovations done to a home before they sell it. This couldn't be further from the truth. In most cases, you simply aren't going to get your money back, dollar for dollar, when you lay out a lot of cash for major renovations. The best thing that you can do is to work on the minor repairs in your house to make it more presentable to potential buyers.

When people first walk into your home they will get an overall impression of it. If the wall in the front hall has a hole in it, you'll need to get that patched up and painted before showing your home. If a piece of tile in your bathroom lifts up after you have stepped on it, you should get that glued down.

When you go through your home you should make

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Do you have the next million dollar idea? Are you a budding entrepreneur that is just waiting to be discovered? You can take the next step forward by auditioning for the show this month or in March here in Calgary.

If you have a brilliant idea you’ll have a chance to pitch it this week in Calgary! The Dragon's Den is making its way into Calgary on February 19 and you won't want to miss your chance to talk to the stars. This may be your best shot to make it big.

The 2015 Dragon's Den audition tour will be holding auditions at the Bissett School of Business at Mount Royal University. The show is getting ready for its 10th season and will be traveling across Canada during February and March in search of the best ideas. The additions will be held from

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If you don't have any plans set in stone for the long weekend yet, you may want to consider packing up the family and your skis then hitting the slopes at Sunshine Village. The skiing conditions are as close to perfect as you can get with a lot of snow on the ground and mild weather.

This is one of the biggest skiing weekends of the year for Sunshine Village with Family Day arriving on Monday. If you love to snowboard or ski, the conditions are going to be great and there will be special things happening this weekend at the slopes.

Free apple and orange juice will be handed out by Tropicana this weekend and there will be a photographer set up at the Tee Pee Town Chair. This way, you can take Valentine's Day pictures with your sweetie as you

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Wedding Cake - Image Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/rexness/14574314081

When your big day is coming, it’s important to find the right place for your custom wedding cake. There are plenty of bakeries in Calgary, but not all create the best custom wedding cakes. Here are three places you should try, if you want a custom cake for your big day.

Swirl Cakes & Cupcakes

All of the cakes from Swirl Cakes & Cupcakes are created from scratch. That means you can have a cake made in any style and to suit any dietary restrictions. Every couple is offered a complimentary consultation. During this consultation the cake designer will figure out exactly what the couple wants. Once they know what you want they will get to work creating your one of a kind masterpiece.

Cake Me Away

Cake Me Away is the newest custom cake design

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We are visual beings and even though we are advised not to judge books by their covers, we have the tendency to evaluate situations and things based solely on what we can see. If you are a potential home seller, you should always remember this fact before you let buyers into your home. The value of your home on paper might be impressive, but the only way you are going to convince a buyer is if your house looks the part. Staging your house will go a long, long way in not only how fast you sell your home, but at what price as well.

For effective staging keep these few tips in mind

Cleanliness

Dirt and clutter are a total game changer to a buyer. They will also distract the buyer from seeing your home for what it is. Instead of seeing the incredible

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