Lunch at the River Café Calgary

Fashion, Food, Lifestyle

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Hello Lovelies! Hope you are all having a wonderful Tuesday :) Today on the blog I am sharing all about one of my favorite lunch spots right here in our beautiful city of Calgary. We love trying new places and whenever we find a good one I absolutely have to share it with you all! This particular place is called River Café Restaurant, and it is actually located in Prince’s Island Park. Um.. beautiful location alert!! We always stop over in Eau Claire Village and take a nice walk down to the park before popping in for a lunch.

This time we went with the whole fam, and even though it was super chilly out the sun shining in through the big glass windows kept it nice and cozy inside. Their menu is always centered around Seasonal Canadian Cuisine, with a focus on honoring simple, quality ingredients. They are a locally sourced restaurant, with all their breads and desserts made in-house, daily. Their Highwood Crossing Rye Sourdough bread is absolutely amazing!

Around our table we enjoyed the Dry Aged Duck, the TK Ranch grass-fed beef burger, and a deliciously warm pot pie. More than that, we just had a fabulous time talking about our plans for travel, the new season, and just enjoying the sunshine while it’s out! Great food and great people.. what else could a girl want? :) What are some of your favorite spots to visit in Calgary? <3

SHOP THE POST:
River Café Restaurant | Ralph Lauren Coat
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Fall Jackets and Leather Booties

Fashion, Outfits

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Hello Lovelies, and happy October to you all! Fall is absolutely beautiful right now, with all the gorgeous sunset-colored leaves. My absolute favorite are the deep, bright red ones – amazing! I love getting out of the house on these days (before the dreadful cold hits!!) even if it’s just for a short walk by the river, taking the dog around the block, or just stopping at one of the parks.

My mum and I had such a fun little walk in the park the other day. Not too hot, not too cold, so I threw on a fun 3/4 sleeve knit, my cute Steve Madden booties, plus my new favorite rose gold watch from Medium Watches (stay tuned for a full post coming soon!) and my trusty old leather jacket. Although, it was probably still too hot to whip out that baby – ambitious, but not necessary :) I know I shouldn’t jinx it, and should just enjoy the weather while it’s here. But remember, it’s always about being grateful for the time you do have in the seasons that you love! What are your favorite moments to cherish this Fall? <3

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UO Faux-Leather Jacket | Fall Cozy Knit (similar) | AE Dark Skinny Jeans | Steve Madden Booties | Debut Rose Gold Watch | Rose Gold Mesh Strap
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Food Trucks & Ice Cream Cones

Food, Lifestyle

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Hello Lovelies! Can’t believe it’s already Friday, and what a better time for a delicious waffle cone full of creamy ice-cream! During the Fringe Festival in Saskatoon this summer, we had such a fun time perusing through all the food trucks, enjoying drinks and eats on the rooftop patio, and getting our fill of ice-cream to end off the night!

Before our stroll home, we stopped at the Mean Green Ice Cream Machine. Of course, I went for the maple walnut flavor while Linda had the cookies & cream – both so good! As the evening air cooled off, it was nothing but warm sweaters and coffee before bed. The perfect sweater weather to end off the perfect day! What are some of your favorite adventures this summer? <3

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Black Halogen Sweater | Grey Fine-Knit Sweater | Mean Green Ice Cream Machine
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Dîner en Blanc Calgary

Food, Lifestyle

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Hello lovelies! Today on the blog is a little #ThrowbackThursday to the amazing Dîner en Blanc event in Calgary. Dîner en Blanc is a world-wide event where guests show up all dressed in white, set up their picnic tables, and proceed to have a feast! The location for the event is revealed last minute, and this year in Calgary it took place at the Shaw Millenium Park. It was absolutely stunning with all the white tables on the big open park, with a fun atmosphere of music, eating, and even some dancing :)

Each year thousands of guests continue to gather at a secret location with the sole purpose of sharing a gourmet meal with good friends at the heart of one of our city’s most beautiful locations. This year I had the privilege to attend with several other blogger gals and guys, with a special tasting of the featured wines of the evening as well as some yummy eats prepared by Chef Andrew Gass. We had tons of fun and definitely enjoyed our beautiful city coming together to celebrate! Will you be attending the next Dîner en Blanc Calgary? <3

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Dîner en Blanc Calgary | White Heel Sandal | White Guess Wallet | White Off-the-Shoulder Dress
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Silk Tanks & Flying Wines

Fashion, Lifestyle

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Hello babes! Happy Wednesday to you all :) Today on the blog is officially Wine-Wednesday! Recently we had the chance to try some amazing French wines especially sourced by Flying Wines right here in Calgary. Born and raised in the South of France, educated with the love of their country, Flying Wines wants to share their roots with all of us. They are passionate about their winemaker’s work and excited to introduce a little taste of France to Calgary.

Absolutely love being able to branch out and try new wines, and my new favorite is this Mâcon-Chaintré Chardonnay, which we got to try paired with a lemon poppy seed macaron. Just divine, and perfectly fresh for a fall afternoon! We took it along for a backyard birthday party, so I thought I’d share this fun, casual yet dressy look with you all on the blog today. Definitely crushing on this sea-green silk tank from H&M, paired with my favorite white jeans and my leather cross-body bag from Fossil. Check out all the links below to shop the look, and let me know in the comments some of your favorite new things to try in the city? <3

SHOP THE POST:
Flying Wines Calgary | H&M Green Tank (similar) | H&M Silk Tank (similar) | Pendant Necklace | Leather Fossil Bag | Distressed White jeans
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