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The Advent Calendar That Brings You a Short Piece of Fiction Every Day

When chocolate or tinker toy advent calendars just won’t quell your longing for deep intellectual stimulation, only the Hingston & Olsen Short Story Advent Calendar will do.
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Best Gifts to Buy in Mission

Six gifts to buy on 4th Street S.W., including the best corkscrew and a memorable paper towel holder.

How to Make Sure Your Party Guests Get Along and Aren't Bored

Calgary pros share their house party tips.
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A Luxury Scarf Boutique Opens on 17 Ave. S.W., a Vintage Shop Opens in Inglewood and Market Collective Returns For 3 Weekends This Month

All this and more in our monthly round-up of Calgary store openings, shopping news and style events.

30 Gifts Under $30

Budget-friendly gift options for your mom, your brother, your kid's teacher and your office secret Santa.
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Inside Keightley Bertram and Myles Maxey’s Bowness Bungalow

With a love for all things handcrafted, found or thrifted, this couple have carved out a cozy home in Bowness.

Inside Calgary Cycle's New Store in Westgate

The city's oldest bike shop moved its original store into a new 11,000-square-foot location that has a service shop, a cafe and a community fitness space.
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57 Christmas Gift Ideas Divided by Shopping District

Kensington, Inglewood, Mission, Downtown — we tell you where to go to get candles that melt into massage oil, tabletop pinball machines and beeracudas.

How to Host a Party in a Small Home

And if your house is too small to host a gathering, here's a list of local restaurants with private and semi-private dining spaces.

What to Buy at La Tiendona Market in Forest Lawn

The store has been around for almost 25 years and sells authentic Latin foods such as fresh Chilean-style empanadas, Mexican tortillas, Belizean hot sauce and Argentinian tea.

Cleaning Your House for a Party (Hosting Pro Tips)

If a messy house is stopping you from inviting guests over, we have advice from three local experts to make it easier. If all else fails, stash clutter and close doors.

How to Save Money When Planning a Party

From sticking to a budget to serving a signature drink.

Make Your Own Holiday Decorations at These Upcoming Workshops

Options range from a craft night out where you'll make a handful of festive items to more advanced art instruction that will result in masterpieces like felted animals and sterling silver ornaments.

The Local Letterboard That Is Your Next Social Media Accessory

Go humorous or heartfelt with the messages you leave on a Modernspeak letterboard.

Marc Boutin and Allison Morgan's Calgary Home Inspired by Life in Rome

Their family home is filled with art and adaptable spaces.

Saul Benary and Greg Elian's Engagement Story

Plenty of planning went into this Calgary couple's epic proposal in the Seattle Japanese Garden in Seattle, Washington.