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Spa Week is back and bigger than ever! Indulge in a day at the spa for just $50

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WaySpa Spa Week 2014

If the high cost of going to the spa is keeping you from enjoying frequent afternoons of relaxation, have we got news for you. WaySpa, the online spa marketplace, is back with another edition of Spa Week, running April 21-27, 2014. Think of Spa Week as Summerlicious for your mind, body and soul: luxury spas offer premium treatments for just $50—but for one week only.

That’s right: you can book a facial, massage, manicure, pedicure and more at some of Canada’s top spas for only a fraction of what they usually cost. Even better, this year Spa Week has expanded to more Canadian cities, with Calgary, Edmonton and Ottawa joining the roster that already includes Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal. That’s a whole lotta spa treatments! So what are you waiting for? The complete Spa Week by WaySpa list is available here and we suggest booking ASAP—especially if you have your eye on more than one.


Calgary Street Style: 34 shots of trendy residents sporting summer layers

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Calgary Street Style

Photography by Ania Boniecka and Tyler Stalman

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: man, Calgary’s stylish. Resident street style photographers Ania Boniecka and Tyler Stalman took to the ever-trendy 17th Avenue to document some of this summer’s hippest, and as per usual, came out with street style gold. Photographed over a few weekends in July, trendy Calgarians were spotted sporting summer layers apropos for Summer 2013’s cold-weather influx. Leather jackets and thin-knit sweaters seemed the favourite cover-ups for the ladies, while the gents favoured long sleeved button downs. As they are with much of the country’s most fashion-forward men, unkempt beards and moustaches reigned supreme. We ain’t complaining.
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Calgary Stampede 2013: 50 epic street style shots closing out “the greatest outdoor show on Earth”

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Calgary Stampede 2013

Photography by Ania Bonieka and Tyler Stalman

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Is Calgary Canada’s most stylish city? After looking at not one but two stellar street style galleries from Alberta’s largest locale, we might venture to say yes! Post flash flooding and a full week of cowboy festivities, we are mega impressed by the steez brought by this year’s Calgary Stampede attendees as captured by photographers Ania Bonieka and Tyler Stalman.

As we reported with last week’s Calgary Stampede street style batch, denim was a popular basic for many of those in attendance. Breathing new life into good ole Canadian Tuxedo, a batch of studs traveling on the Hudson’s Bay roadtrip rocked the denim-on-denim look alongside this stunning chick, who even matched bright blue nails into her look. New takes on traditional accessories proved quite popular as well, with bolo ties, cowboy hats and boots all making appearances alongside the weekend’s other most popular accessory: the bicycle.
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Saddle up! Check out 35 smokin’ street style shots from the Calgary Stampede

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Calgary Stampede 2013 street style

Photography by Ania & Tyler Stalman

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It’s certainly been quite the month for Calgary but this weekend the city proved that not only must the show go on, it’s going to bring it, style-wise. The Calgary Stampede has once again blown our minds for its ability to gather as many cool looking kids as possible in one place. Thanks to the keen eye of photographers Ania Boniecka and Tyler Stalman, you can see that “the greatest outdoor show on Earth” makes for excellent street style scouting. We’re talking distressed denim with covetable patchwork pieces, dusty leather paired with delicate lace, turquoise and silver jewellery and all the cowboy hats and boots you could ever want. Beauty-wise, Alberta seems to have mastered the art of loose, wavy hair and dewy summer skin. Remind us to book a flight to Calgary for next year, yeah? Read more »


The Calgary Stampede launches its own private brand of cowboy boots

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Calgary Stampede boots

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With the one-month countdown the Calgary Stampede starting this week, it’s time to start thinking of what to wear to the event now affectionately known by those who know as “the greatest outdoor show on earth.” We’re thinking denim, plaid and, of course, the symbolic white hat. But nothing says Canadian western heritage like a pair of good old leather boots.

In celebration of the 2013 Calgary Stampede, the annual summer event has launched its own private line of cowboy (and cowgirl!) boots. As a way to represent the strong western pride through merchandise, these authentic leather boots are made by Canada West Boots, a Calgary Stampede partner, with each pair being one hundred per cent Canadian made. Each pair features unique detailing, from intricate stitching to handpicked leather finishes.

Unable to make it to this year’s festivities? Have no fear. Head over to the official Calgary Stampede online store where they’ve got all styles up for grabs.


Parkshow 2013: 22 pictures of Calgary’s fashionable set celebrating the best homegrown collections

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Parkshow 13 Calgary party pictures

Photography by Paul Lee/ Gar&Mann:L

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Welcome aboard! It’s a new year for PARK, Calgary’s non-profit fashion and arts organization, and that means a new line-up of outstanding events and fresh emerging talent. On March 23, a cool crowd of more than 350 guests checked in at the Aerospace Museum of Calgary for PARKSHOW 13, presented by Hyatt Auto Gallery Mercedes-Benz. Read more »


Inside Paul Hardy’s 10th Anniversary party in Calgary: The who’s who of the Canadian fashion industry celebrated one of its finest designers in style

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Paul Hardy Anniversary Event Calgary

Photography by Phil Crozier

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Party Hardy! Finally—I’ve been waiting to say that ever since FASHION received an invite to Canadian design star Paul Hardy’s 10th anniversary bash in Calgary on Saturday. It was an exclusive guest list, after all, (including Dragon’s Den billionaire W. Brett Wilson and his date, the Real Housewives of Vancouver’s Mary Zilba as well as Vancouver’s blonde and bubbly country singing sisters, Carly and Britt McKillip of One More Girl), and might have been the biggest, brightest, boldest birthday party to ever hit the Alberta fashion scene.

Mr. Hardy, Tourism Calgary and Travel Alberta flew in fashion’s top editors, bloggers and VIP’s from Vancouver to Toronto, including the Globe & Mail’s Tiyana Grulovic, Hello! Canada’s Tara Henley, FASHION’s resident street style photographer Stefania Yarhi, and Style Panel’s Gracie Carroll. After waking up in the swanky Hyatt Regency Calgary and chic-boutique Hotel Arts, the first snowfall of the season made our trek to the island River Café feel like some kind of wonderland—or as Hardy perfectly positioned it, “Narnia”.
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The Weekend To-Do: We’re hitting Pop Montreal, meeting Rachel Roy in Vancouver and shopping the Dundas West Sidewalk Sale in Toronto

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Weekend To-Do

Fall is in full swing here at FASHION and although the abrupt temperature drop was quite harsh there’s not much to do but embrace this glorious autumn weather. Tomorrow’s Dundas West Sidewalk Sale is the perfect opportunity to don that favourite knit of yours you’ve been itching to throw on all summer. For those of us who weren’t able to score tickets to the sold-out Grimes shows, it’s not the end of the world (we’d like to think). A generous amount of live music will be in store this weekend at POP Montreal and Vancouver’s Olio Festival.

Read on for the full weekend to-do


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