Tuesday, June 30, 2015

CELEBRATE CANADA DAY WITH SOME DELICIOUS WINE!!!



Wine lovers, listen up! If you are looking for the perfect summertime wine, we have selected some must-tries for this season that we do not want you to miss out on. Whether you are looking for a perfect wine to complement your delicious summer barbeque, a light wine to indulge on on your patio during warm summer nights, or a brand new and limited edition wine, you will love the three wines we would like to introduce to you.


 Henry of Pelham Baco Noir – Classic Collection

This wine is made from fruit derived from Henry of Pelham’s own vineyard in Ontario and is aged in American oak barrels for 6 to 8 months. It is deeply colored and has spicy, blueberry compote flavors with natural currant and briar patch fruit. It displays startling intensity that will increase in complexity over the next five years. It is the perfect wine for a summer or Canada-day barbeque as it is not too heavy, yet full of flavor. Ontario is known for this unique varietal Baco Noir.



Mt. Boucherie Gewürtztraminer

Flavors and aromas of fresh rose petals and lychee make this wine a true Gewürztraminer. Made from 100% estate fruit from Sunrise Vineyard in OK Falls BC, Similkameen Vineyard in Cawston BC and Douglas Road Vineyard in West Kelowna BC, this refreshing, dry wine pairs very well with apple pork chops, Moroccan vegetable curry, shrimp Pad Thai or any other light summery foods. You can also enjoy it all by itself to wind down on your patio after a long day.



Culmina Family estate Unicus Grüner Veltliner 

Latin for incomparable, unprecedented, or ‘only’, Unicus represents the Okanagan Valley’s only release of Grüner Veltliner. Harvested from Margaret’s Bench, one of the highest vineyards in the Okanagan, Unicus displays notes of mineral, citrus, and peach that are complimented by subtle wild flower and spice aromatics. Framed by Unicus’ generous palate, white pepper and herbal flavours emerge and are carried through the mid-palate by a distinct mineral core, and a long, pithy, white grapefruit finish. Unicus embodies Culmina’s effort to create wines of outstanding originality, interest, elegance, and style. This highly sought after wine is brand new to Alberta. It is another perfect patio pleasing wine, complementing light barbeque foods and fresh seafood. The production is very limited, so best get your hands on it while you can!





In celebration of our great country, we have a special giveaway for our followers: A lush bottle of Henry of Pelham CUVÉE CATHARINE BRUT sparkling wine! All you have to do it email us at info@fashioncalgary.ca and tell us how you celebrate Canada Day! 
We will contact the winner directly.  

Friday, June 26, 2015

MY EXPERIENCE WITH "THAT CRAZY WRAP THING" FEATURING THE ULTIMATE BODY APPLICATOR!!!




Those of you, who are following me and my journey know that I am obsessed with beauty products(for face and body!). After having a baby in January this year, I knew that one of the biggest challenge will be getting back to shape. However, I believe things happen for a reason and I had a chance to meet (online) wonderful person -Tanya Valk - who introduced me to interesting product - The Ultimate Body Applicator from It Works.
We decided to start a journey in which I will be sharing my experience using the wraps and how it will affect my body. Well - I am 100%honest and here you will be able to see my results!


I started using the wraps in February ( it  is recommended to apply the wrap regularly (for minimum of 45min) with at least 72hours break in between. I have to admit that I should keep consistency when it comes to regularity of using the wraps but I am sure new mommies know how it is when you have new baby (especially when it is your first one!!!). But I really like the results after 5 months of using them!!



To give you a little bit more info about the wraps - well, basically, the wraps are a non-woven cloth wrap
with a powerful botanically based formula that delivers maximum tightening, toning, and firming
results wherever you need them most.

Some of the results you can expect to see :
Tightens, tones, and firms.
Minimizes cellulite appearance.
Improves skin texture and tightness.
Mess-free and simple to use.
Results in as little as 45 minutes.
Made with natural ingredients.
Not water loss.


If you would like to learn more about this product or discover more products from the brand, you should contact Tanya Valk directly!
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My big ThankYou note to Tanya for helping me achieving such a rewarding results!!!

Friday, June 12, 2015

MY BIG EUROPEAN GETAWAY...


Kołobrzeg/Baltic Sea












Kraków/Poland


















Beauty Salon Kleopatra/Kościan/Poland



Rydzyna Castle/Poland




Poznań/Poland



Leszno/Poland






Poznań/Poland















Wednesday, June 10, 2015

SURPRISE YOUR DAD THIS FATHER'S DAY WITH TASTY TRIO!!




When it comes to celebrating Father's Day - finding a perfect gift for our Dads can be a real challenge. Many of you ask me how do I surprise my Dad every year. Well, I know that bottle of a good whisky will put a smile on his face for sure:-)
This interesting trio that I am featuring here will be definitely a perfect gift for every Father!
 Glenfarclas  is renowned for producing Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky in the traditional Speyside style, with a heavy Sherry influence. They produce a wide range of expressions from the mouthwatering freshness of the 10 Years Old, to the indulgent 30 Years Old.


In this trio you will find 3 miniatures of different kind of whisky - 10 Year Old, 12 Year Old and 105  Cask Strength.
The 10 Year Old whisky has tempting sherry-sweet malty tones that combine with delicate smokiness, releasing subtle spices. Delicately light, the flavour is a mouth-watering combination of maltiness, smokiness and sherry sweetness. Hints of dried fruit, vanilla, cinnamon and cloves tempt the taste buds further.

The 12 Year Old is an excellent introduction to the distillery style. It is fresh and beautifully light, where sherried fruit note is combined with a tempting spicy sweetness and a hint of sappy oak. 

Glenfarclas 105 Cask Strength (60%) is a great whisky holding all the flavours of all the Glenfarclas in one glass. Being so warming, this is the perfect Hogmanay dram. It has dry and assertive flavour that develops quickly to reveal a rich spiciness, combined with a hint of oak and sherried fruit. When it comes to nose, it can be described as complex, oaky, with hint of apples and pears, and a tempting dark toffee sweetness.

This Father's Day we will be giving away one set of this tasty trio for one lucky reader!
All you need to do is email us at info@fashioncalgary.ca and tell us what is so cool about your Dad. Make sure you add title "Father's Day Giveaway" , leave your email address and cell number!
Contest closes on June 19th!
Good Luck!



Thursday, May 28, 2015

GET CAPTIVATED BY PATRICK WILLEM'S FANTASY WORLD OF FASHION ILLUSTRATION


When looking at Patrick Willem’s artwork, it reminded me of two well-known artists: Andy Warhol and Frida Kahlo. The longer I looked at his diverse photomontages, the more I seemed to dive into a world of fashion and fantasy. Pop art, colors, shadows and a meticulous mixture of nature and human faces make his work stand out as an avant-garde artist. 


            The young illustrator from Belgium completed his degree in creative advertising at the Academy of Beaux Arts in Belgium and pretty soon after that pursued his passion for fashion illustration as a freelancer. “I have always been passionate about fashion and very soon realized that my strongest talent laid in illustration. Combining these two passions of mine felt very natural to me”, he says.

            Inspired by Andy Warhol and famous photographers such as Nick Knight and Paolo Roversi, Willem describes his process of brain storming ideas like this: “My surroundings influence my way of thinking. I have a distinct image flashing through my mind and I have a vision of the end product, before I start working on it, using thumbnails or croquis. I won’t stop fine-tuning, until I am completely satisfied with the aesthetics of every image.”

           
Collaborating with other artists, such as infamous make-up artist Yasmin Heinz, gave him the opportunity to appear in her beauty book and a number of fashion magazines in the United States. He has been very active in the textile print industry and as a fashion-illustrating instructor, collaborating with agencies in New York, Washington, Hawaii, India and Berlin.

            As for future plans, he is working on projects for magazines and small businesses, while continuing to promote his personal work on his social media platforms and his website. “I am hoping to be able to contribute to and influence trends trough my artistic work and inspire fellow artists to follow suit”, says the humble artist. His talents and capabilities are sublime and his creations are easily recognizable – I am sure we will hear a lot more of Patrick Willem soon.

            If you want to know more about the Belgian illustrator, check out his website and the following links:
           

My sincere ThankYou to Patrick for creating this piece of art for me:-)