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Explore Edmonton: K-Days 2016

Linda Hoang - July 24, 2016
K-Days - Edmonton - Summer

Summers in Edmonton are unbelievable. There’s always something to do and often – especially on weekends – there are SO many events and activities that it’s really hard to decide which one to do! That’s a great problem to have, especially if you’re summer vacations revolve primarily around staycations. Each summer, Mike and I make a point to spend a day at K-Days, Edmonton’s biggest …

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Purina Pet People: 3 Ways My Pets Make Life Bigger and Better!

Linda Hoang - July 18, 2016
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“Pets don’t just make life better. They make it bigger.”  Every day I am in awe of our pets and the joy they bring into our lives. I truly believe pets make life bigger and better – which conveniently enough is what Purina’s new Live Big Campaign is all about. #LetsLiveBig celebrates the impact pets have had on our lives, and looks at what we can do …

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Review: Dinner at the Highlands Golf Club

Linda Hoang - July 17, 2016
Highlands Golf Club Restaurant - Edmonton

I had the pleasure of being introduced to the Highlands Golf Club a few months ago when I guest judged at the Mount Royal Elementary School Culinary Cook Off. Highlands Golf Club’s chef made a tasty chorizo rosemary penne pasta that I really enjoyed, so I was excited when the club reached out to see if I was interested in checking out their restaurant offerings. Did …

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Giveaway: Boston Pizza Summer Menu (Try their All-Star Line-Up!)

Linda Hoang - July 12, 2016
Boston Pizza Edmonton Summer Menu Giveaway

Summer is great for a lot of reasons – the sunshine, vacations, all the Edmonton festivals, that patio life. I also love it because restaurants typically release special summer menu items! Boston Pizza invited Mike and I down to try some of their new Summer Menu items and is giving me two $50 gift cards to giveaway for readers so you can try the items too. …

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Social Media Notes (#123) – Links for the Week of July 4 – 10

Linda Hoang - July 11, 2016
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Social Media Notes Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& sometimes tech) news. Come back weekly for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week!  On Snapchat: The big Snapchat news of the week is that they introduced their new Snapchat Memories feature – which basically lets users save and reuse …

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How Pokemon Go got my husband to go out and explore his city

Linda Hoang - July 11, 2016
Pokemon Go - Edmonton - Murals and Art

“I can’t wait until we go downtown again.” Mike (my husband) has never said this to me – until now. He comes from a tiny town northwest of Edmonton and for as long as I’ve known him (7+ years) he’s never initiated a trip downtown. Or really anywhere. In our relationship, I’m definitely the one responsible for getting us out and about – doing and …

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Recap: Exploring Alberta on the Alberta Prairie Railway!

Linda Hoang - July 10, 2016
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As Mike and I continue to staycation the heck out of this province, we were both pretty excited to cross ‘train ride’ off our Alberta summer vacation list. I first heard of the Alberta Prairie Railway a few years ago. Someone I know had tried it and loved it – then recommended it to me, but I can’t remember who!! (So if it was you, please let me know!) I’d …

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Review: Holt’s Cafe at Holt Renfrew Edmonton

Linda Hoang - July 9, 2016
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Last weekend, Mike and I had Sunday brunch at Holt’s Cafe in downtown Edmonton (Manulife Place). Holt’s Cafe is a trendy little spot located right inside Holt Renfrew, a pretty high-end store selling some of the world’s most luxury brands. I had no idea Holt’s Cafe even existed! Probably because I don’t usually find myself in Holt Renfrew but that’s the beauty of Holt’s Cafe – …

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Social Media Notes (#122) – Links for the Week of June 26 – July 3

Linda Hoang - July 4, 2016
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Social Media Notes Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& sometimes tech) news. Come back weekly for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week!  The big Facebook news of the week was that the social network changed its News Feed (again), now putting posts from users’ friends and families above …

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Social Media Notes (#121) – Links for the Week of June 20 – 26

Linda Hoang - June 27, 2016
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Social Media Notes Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& sometimes tech) news. Come back weekly for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week!  So many live video announcements Facebook Live will soon let you do two-person remote broadcasts, pre-schedule streams, create a virtual waiting room for viewers, and broadcast …

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