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The Best June Events in Calgary

When anticipating summer fun, all we have to do is wait for the beautiful month of June to arrive. Although June 21st may technically be the first official day of the season, all month long Calgarians take every opportunity to celebrate the warm weather. Each part of the city will be filled with blooming flowers, lush green parks, cool rivers, and all the sunny heat people can stand. It is also in June when the city explodes with activity! Businesses host their summer events, workshops offer new skills, music fills every corner of the city, and celebrities visit to offer entertainment and excitement!

Ready to fill up your summer with food, fun, music, and festivals? Take a look at the many events happening this month and plan out your best

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The Best Interior Design Practices for Renovating Your HomeHave you ever walked into another person's home and have wished that your home could look just like theirs? Some people have a natural flair for decorating while others need to call in the pros for some assistance. If you're one of the latter here are some design tips for you that the pros use to make homes look stunning, homey and elegant.

Decorating Your Home With Timeless Decorating Strategies

In order to ensure your design decisions have the biggest impact, be sure to follow these design rules that will help your home stay open and welcoming.

Choose Neutrals And Whites

If your decorating flair isn't what it should be, stick to white and neutrals as a base for your decor. Once you start extending yourself into bright colors you'll

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Discovering the Knifewear Group Knife Shop in Calgary

When a seven-year-old Kevin Kent, who is now the CEO and founder of Knifewear Group, received a pocketknife from his uncle with cheeky instructions to "not tell mom," it sparked a lifelong passion for knives. He compounded this obsession with his first Japanese knife that he bought while working as a chef in London's famous St. John Restaurant.

When he returned to Canada, Kevin started his business by selling Japanese kitchen knives — from a backpack while travelling on a bicycle! Today, however, he is proud to own five knife shops across Canada. This is in addition to a chain of stores called Kent of Inglewood (which primarily sells axes and straight razors), a book (The Knifenerd Guide to Japanese Knives), and producing an award-winning

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Everything You Need to Know About Buying a Plot of LandBuying an empty plot of land is very different from buying an existing home. The mortgage process is different, and of course, choosing the property can be different as well. When buying a plot of land, it's helpful to know in advance what you're looking for, and what your priorities are. Doing extensive research and working with an experienced real estate agent can help. Here's what you need to know.

For informational purposes only. Always consult with a licensed real estate professional before proceeding with any real estate transaction.

Challenges to Expect When Buying Land

Buying land isn't usually as competitive as buying an existing home, but it does come with its own challenges.

Securing a Mortgage

Securing a mortgage for an

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Where Can You Celebrate Culture in Calgary?

Canadian history has been influenced by numerous cultures since it became a country in 1867. Our country is known for being accepting of various cultures and embracing them into our own, and Calgary is no exception! Celebrations of culture are found throughout the city of Calgary, with 1.3+ million people who speak over 120 different languages in all four quadrants.

Calgary is famous for the multitudes of cultural celebrations seen in the music, art, dance, food, films, and events scenes year-round. "We value diversity and we believe that the expression of individuality through the arts, culture and recreation are vital to a vibrant lifestyle," states the City of Calgary website. Want to know more and get involved? Take a look at a few of the best

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Yann Haute Patisserie

There is, in Calgary, a colourful little house that is bursting with history. It was built in the early 1900's and spent some time as a family home. Later, it housed a few professional businesses. When Yann and Jeraldine laid eyes on it in 2006, they knew they found the perfect home for their business: a quaint and authentic French pastry boutique. Yann Haute Patisserie opened in this house in 2009 and has been delighting Calgarians with French pastry ever since.

Macarons at Yann Haute Patisserie"We felt the Calgary market was ready to add the same French pastry concept I grew up in," says Yann Blanchard, co-owner and pastry chef, of the decision to bring the brand to market.

He was right. We just can't get enough of the cakes, macarons, petit gateaux, wedding cakes and more.

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Calgary's Best French FoodWhen it comes to food, French cuisine has always been a step above the rest, and Calgary is one of the best places to explore traditional French fare. This city is packed with some of the country's best French dining spots that friends and family can enjoy. Here are just a few of the best French restaurants in Calgary perfect for anyone looking to explore new and refined tastes.

La Chaumière

Whether you want to converse with your guest or with other diners, La Chaumière is one of the best spots. They provide carpeted floors and high ceilings, which makes for a peaceful atmosphere. The noise doesn't carry like it does in some restaurants and the music is actually kept in the background. Enjoy classic French dishes here, along with plenty of

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The Best Summer Calgary FestivalsMany great summer events happen in Calgary for adults, kids and the entire family. Some of these events are more popular than others. If you're moving to the area and looking for a great summer sunshine event to help you become a part of your new community, try one of these great festivals.

Sled Island Music & Arts Festival

The Sled Island Music & Arts Festival will be held in June for anyone ready to celebrate music. This festival features many different venues with all types of talent taking the stage. Last year nearly 30,000 people were in attendance and this year is expected to be the same. The bands on stage aren't your typical types of bands. Instead, the festival looks for bands that stray from the typical commercial rock.

The best

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4 Types of Insulation For Your HomeA home’s insulation is extremely important in keeping the Evergreen new home comfortable to live in. Insulation provides a layer of protection between the interior exterior that keeps the home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Most people are familiar with the pink, fluffy-looking fiberglass insulation that’s extremely common in buildings of all type, but there are other alternatives that homeowners can pick from. Here are some of the different types of home insulation homeowners can choose from when updating their home.

Fiberglass Insulation

As briefly stated before, fiberglass is the most common type of insulation for homes. This is predominantly because it’s widely available and very inexpensive at less than a dollar per square

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