Shop at a local market, check out a new wedding show or satisfy your coffee fix this month. Here’s what you need to know about the latest shopping and lifestyle openings, news and sales in Calgary.
Need some help planning your wedding? At the Engaged wedding show on February 24, couples can meet professionals who will help you every step of the way. Enjoy a complimentary mimosa, glass of Champagne or a beer as you book venue tours, meet local photographers or sign up for a free dance lesson. Following the show, get inspired by Engaged’s reception gala event, which features a six-course dinner, wine pairings, live music and more.
Hyatt Regency Calgary, 700 Centre St. S., engagedweddingshow.ca
Grab your best girlfriends and get a head start on celebrating “Galentine’s Day” by checking out the Galentines Market on February 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At this event by YYC Girl Gang, you can shop from local, women-led businesses like Gypsy Skulls, Little Me Paper Co., Logee Photography, Pretty Sweet, The Sparkling Pantry, East of Embers and more. Admission is $3.
The Commons, 1206 20 Ave. S.E., yycgirlgang.com
This past December, Christmas came early for Calgary coffee lovers with the opening of a sleek new Nespresso boutique in CF Chinook Mall. While Nespresso already has a pop-up at CF Market Mall and a boutique within The Bay at Chinook Centre, this is its first Alberta storefront. In addition to a cool wall display of colourful Nespresso capsule boxes, individual capsules are displayed around the store with information like their level of intensity and flavour notes, making it easy to pick out what kind you want to buy. Nespresso coffee machines are also available. The store also acts as a central hub where Nespresso Club members can bring used capsules to be recycled or pick up online purchases.
CF Chinook Centre, 6455 Macleod Tr. S.W., nespresso.com
Looking to score a great deal this month? Local sleepwear and bedding store Shades of Sleep in Inglewood is holding its annual bedding sale for two weeks. Stop by before February 11 to get your hands on bedding from brands like Bella Notte Linens and Peacock Alley for 20 per cent off. Local furniture store Interior Living is also offering deals on rugs, lighting and custom furniture during its winter sale. Shoppers who stop by before February 17 can get these items for as much as 30 per cent off.