A brief weekend of Calgary Shenanigan’s.

I love Calgary. I spent a few years living in Calgary before I began travelling the globe, and it’s still another home for me every time I return.  I have loads of friends there, and there is just a timeless awesome energy to the city.  So obviously I had a spectacular weekend out and about enjoying the cities atmosphere. Really though, is there any other way in my daily life? I naturally tend to make the most of everyday, no matter where I am. So this weekend was no different. Oh heck yes. I stayed at the Hotel Arts, which has recently undergone some extensive renovations. IMG_5138

The update has made the interior very chic, modern, with fantastic amenities, and great service. IMG_5139 IMG_5143 On Friday I took in an extremely impressive ‘Cirque du Soliel’ show. I absolutely love Cirque.  Prior to this, I have only been to one other Cirque show, which was KA in Vegas. The theme/name of this particular one was Kurious. IMG_3752IMG_3751  With live Opera music, Scientist’s and Robots, the show did not disappoint. In fact it was just another Cirque amazement for me to check off the ol’ list.

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This time around I enjoyed a pretty low key weekend in Calgary(in comparison to some crazy Calgary weekends)  The weather was sweet and the sun was shining like a little gem; Well I suppose not such a little gem, rather a large one.  I took the opportunity to bask in all its beauty, and walked in the parks around Eau Claire Market area, downtown. IMG_5068

Loads of people were out taking in all the fine weather. It’s just a peaceful area to grab some chill time. IMG_5066 IMG_5067

I also grabbed a little afternoon sesh in Inglewood, it is hands down one of my favorite area’s in Calgary.  Its trendy, retro, and has all the cool cat ambiance I could ask for.  I perused some various shops – Inglewood has so many unique shops to check out.  My first stop was ‘Rivas Eco Store‘.  I seen Eco and I was right in there.IMG_5073 IMG_5074 IMG_5071

Natural, Eco, Health & Wellness, are key words in my life and are straight up my little nature valley!  I ended up making a small pricey purchase of some Skincare and Hair products – Although for the quality of the ingredients in the products, I don’t mind paying the price. You only get one body, and caring for it is priceless. IMG_5174

I made a pit stop in a yarn and knitting store.  IMG_5081There were so many pretty colours it almost made me want to sign up for some knitting lessons and make a quilt! IMG_5080 IMG_5079

Sadly though I have far too many hobbies on the go as it is, I just ain’t got time for more at the moment. Dang.

Funny enough, I never even knew comic book stores existed any more. Leave it to retro Inglewood to produce one though! I am not even a comic book person, however the novelty of the store was still there.

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From plant shops to bead shops, there was a little bit of everything to be sussed out. Not a bad way to spend a day!

Well even though it was a short trip this time around, it was still as exceptional as always.

I enjoyed some fantastic vino fueled catch ups with friends.  image1 (2)

I enjoyed some great food and wine.image1 image3  And I am already planning my return to take in more of the cities awesomeness. See you soon Calgary!

Author: Petrena Schell

Petrena Schell is a millennial woman passionate about travel, adventure, health, and living a high vibe life. She is here to share, inspire and motivate you to live the happiest, healthiest, most adventurous life of your dreams. See the best places and do the most amazing things.

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