Giveaway: The Edmonton Fall Home Show is on next week (October 20-22) at the Expo Centre. Kortney and Dave Wilson from Masters of Flip are main stage presenters, and I would love for you to meet them! The $250 prize package includes:
- Two Tickets to the Edmonton Fall Home Show, Oct 20-22
- A meet and greet with Kortney & Dave Wilson on Saturday, Oct 21
- VIP Seats for Kortney & Dave’s presentation at 4:30pm
To enter: tell me why you want to win (in the comments section below)! The winner will be announced on next Friday’s Local Love List.
Edmonton Made: I’m so in love with this I don’t know quite how to contain myself. I got my hands on the first edition of ‘Gifted’- a brand new catalogue showcasing only Edmonton-made products, making it easier for all of us to shop local! To read the online version of the catalogue and learn more (because there is a lot to learn) about this new initiative, click here. You can pick up a hard copy at Tix on the Square, Alberta Craft Council or City Market Downtown.
Hello Fresh: Don’t forget to use my code if you’re trying out HelloFresh for the first time. Our first box was a hit. The meals are delicious and perfectly portioned. Shop HelloFresh.ca and use the code ‘Kari40’ for 40% off your first box. Let me know how you like it!
Delicious Treats: I can’t believe I forgot to post about this earlier – Sugared and Spiced, an adorable, totally Instagrammable bakery and ‘Cake Club’ is now open on Whyte Ave! Amy Nachtigall is the master baker (she’s been an order-only business for a few years). Congrats on the new shop…we’ll be in soon!
Unique Market: Nest in the City Market goes this Sunday, October 15 at the Royal Glenora from 10-4pm. The vendor line-up is top-notch. Everything from handmade toys, clothes for you and the kids, blankets, bedding, modern housewares, and more. I’ve been to this one before, and I promise you won’t be disappointed.
Photo: Nest in the City Instagram
Christmas Cards: I know, Halloween hasn’t even happened yet, but we’re going to talk Christmas. I’m still a fan of sending Christmas cards, so naturally, I love this: Creation Space is hosting a family workshop where you create five homemade block-printed Christmas cards. The workshop is $30 and runs on October 28 from 1-2:30pm. Sign up here.
Photos with Santa: Yep. More Christmas talk. Beloved Edmonton photographer Blake Loates has opened up appointment booking on her website for her Modern Santa Mini photo sessions on November 11&12. It’s $50 for 20 minutes and you leave with one high-res image. If you bring a donation for YESS, you get two more files. Pets are welcome. Book your spot here.
Pixar Exhibit: This would be really neat to check out. The Science Behind Pixar Exhibition is currently on at Telus World of Science. It’s a unique look at the Pixar process, including over 40 interactive elements involving science, technology, engineering, and math. Tickets here.
Do you know of a hidden gem or unique event that would be a fit for the Local Love List? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org