Holiday Gift Baskets

Holiday Gift Baskets

Posted by: on Dec 29, 2011 | No Comments

We had a lot of fun making holiday gift baskets. We found these apple baskets at Michaels, and they pretty much set the theme. We used mason jars, purchased at any grocery store in Calgary, and a heritage-style decorative corner paper punch for our homemade tags purchased at an arts and crafts store. In these baskets we included Caramel Corn, Spiced Pecans, Mango Pumpkin Seed Granola, and Hot Cocoa Mix.

The wonderful thing about these holiday gift baskets is you can have them pre-made and give them out throughout December. Or, by varying the items and decorations, these baskets can easily become gifts suited for year-round giving.

Holiday Helpers at Market 17

Holiday Helpers at Market 17

Posted by: on Dec 22, 2011 | No Comments

Whether foodie, epicurean, grill master, or chocolate lover there are last minute gifts for all at Calgary’s Market 17. Here’s a look at what we’re salivating over — items that are definitely on Luxe Lust’s luxe list:

Willow Stream Spa at Banff Springs Hotel

Willow Stream Spa at Banff Springs Hotel

Posted by: on Aug 20, 2011 | No Comments

This past weekend my husband and I took off to enjoy a relaxing birthday weekend in our own backyard, Banff. A special treat was waking up for the Banff Springs weekend brunch and then heading off to the Willow Stream Spa for a relaxing afternoon.

Meals on wheels? That’s right, Calgary finally gets food trucks.

Meals on wheels? That’s right, Calgary finally gets food trucks.

Posted by: on Aug 17, 2011 | No Comments

Good gosh! Just thinking of the line ups to the Calgary food trucks on Stephen avenue make my knees weak and tremble, but let me tell you, it was well worth the wait. The vibe was that of a friendly Calgary festival, and my authentic Mexican tacos from Los Compadres were delicioso!

What is it about twenty-somethings?

What is it about twenty-somethings?

Posted by: on Aug 10, 2011 | No Comments

As I walked through the opening of Twenty last Friday night, surrounded by artists and peers that could all claim to be part of Generation Y (or Gen Next, depending who you talk to), the show’s theme of “feelings, experiences, and paradoxes of being twenty” felt particularly relevant.