Feature Living Stories
- Published on Sunday, 08 December 2013 23:39 08 December 2013
- Written by LISA HALLET LISA HALLET
Industry professionals explain how to make any get-together successful
So, you've graduated. You've got a new job, new friends and a new sense of freedom. You're a pro at throwing an all-night kegger, but what you're lacking is the finesse and sophistication to throw a grown-up party that will impress your new colleagues in your grown-up world.
Siobhan Marshall, coordinator and event design specialist for Visual Concepts Events, and Jade Piraux of Every Last Detail Event Management, give their top tips to make your shindig a success.
- Published on Sunday, 08 December 2013 22:26 08 December 2013
- Written by DANNY LUONG DANNY LUONG
Some of Calgary's best ramen shops
Just to be clear, when we're speaking about ramen here, we're not talking about the instant variety noodles that poor university students make while they ponder what they will do with the rest of their lives. What we're talking about is an authentic Japanese experience that has been a part of Asian cuisine since the early 20th century according to Tetsu Okada in his novel The birth of ramen.
Ramen is a Japanese noodle soup dish. The noodles are made from wheat and served in a variety of different broths including miso, shoyu (a chicken-based broth), tonkotsu (a pork-based broth) and many more. Ramen is usually served with eclectic toppings as well, including sliced pork (called chashu in Japanese), dried seaweed and green onions. In short, it is hard to define what authentic ramen really is, but you'll know it when you taste it.
- 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."