Edmonton Fall Home Show: Ultimate Upcycle Challenge (Cat Bed Chair)

Linda Hoang - October 17, 2015
Edmonton Home Fall Show - Upcycle Challenge

This fall I was invited to participate in the Edmonton Fall Home Show’s Ultimate Upcycle Challenge! I’ve been lucky to have been invited to try a few different DIY/crafty project challenges over the years (and hope that I’m getting better at it each time?) Recently I made a pretty pink wall hanging at a Make Shop Social workshop (and played in confetti). I’ve tried my hand …

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Recap: Fall Flavours at Good Earth Coffeehouse and Bakery

Linda Hoang - October 16, 2015
Good Earth Coffeehouse & Bakery Edmonton

I’ve never really been the type of person to only eat certain food during certain weather or certain seasons. I’d crave and eat a steaming hot bowl of pho on the coldest day of the year and the hottest, as an example ;) But some food does “fit” better in certain seasons so seeing as it’s sweater weather (beautiful autumn!) I thought it was appropriate …

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Recap + Giveaway: Laser City (New Edmonton Laser Tag Facility)

Linda Hoang - October 12, 2015
Laser City - Laser Tag - Edmonton

There’s a new laser tag facility in Edmonton! Laser City is located in the Edmonton Paintball Centre downtown at 10010 107A Avenue. They officially open Friday, October 16, but this weekend I was invited to come try/preview Laser City ahead of its opening. Laser City becomes the first laser tag facility in the downtown area (since Laser Quest moved to the north west end). Upon researching …

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Recap + Giveaway: SmartyPantz Edmonton – Live Action Escape Game

Linda Hoang - October 10, 2015
Edmonton Escape Rooms - SmartyPantz RU 1 - Live Action

I loooove escape rooms. They’ve quickly become ‘the’ thing to do in Edmonton – with FOUR different companies opening in just a year! For those who don’t know: an escape room game is basically where you and a group of friends are put in a themed room with a certain scenario and various puzzles that need to be solved in order to escape the room …

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Giveaway: Tickets to the Just For Laughs Canadian Comedy Tour 2015 via Nightlife Poster Edmonton

Linda Hoang - October 4, 2015
Just for Laughs Comedy Tour 2015 Edmonton Nightlife Poster

Mike and I are big fans of comedy. Whenever we can, we try to catch the amateur stand-up comedy show at The Druid on Sunday nights. We also frequent The Comic Strip in West Edmonton Mall fairly regularly. Our default TV channel is also set to The Comedy Network. We basically love to laugh! I’ve even looked up prices to see a live show of …

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Recap: 2015 Edmonton Expo

Linda Hoang - October 2, 2015
Edmonton Expo - Comics and Entertainment -

I finally attended my first Edmonton Expo this year! Mike and I went on Sunday (it was Mike’s second Expo) and had such a great time. We had two main reasons to go: one) to meet Doctor Who’s Jenna Coleman (Clara/The Impossible Girl/Souffle Girl) and two) to hang out with our niece and nephew who are also pretty big into superheroes/comics/etc., thanks to their geeky …

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What to do for Halloween 2015: Edmonton (and area) Event Listing

Linda Hoang - September 29, 2015
Edmonton Halloween Events

2015 Halloween Events List last updated: October 13, 2015 Halloween is one of my favourite “holidays” of the year. I just love getting into the spooky spirit! There’s always lots of great events and activities going around for the occasion in and around the Edmonton area so it can be hard to decide which one(s) to do. As I do with New Year’s and Valentine’s …

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Recap: 2015 FEASTival of Fine Chefs (and tips on how to do it best!)

Linda Hoang - September 28, 2015
FEASTival of Fine Chefs - Edmonton - Shaw Conference Centre

This year I was invited to attend the 27th Annual FEASTival of Fine Chefs food extravaganza at the Shaw Conference Centre as a food blogging guest of the Alberta Food Processors Association – which puts on FEASTival. Check out my recap + photos below, but also at the end, read up on some FEASTival of Fine Chefs facts (and tips on how to ‘do it’ …

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Preview: 2015 Nuit Blanche Edmonton (and the Dance of the Cranes!)

Linda Hoang - September 21, 2015
Nuit Blanche Edmonton - Dance of the Cranes - Art - Ice District

For the first time, Nuit Blanche, an all-night contemporary art festival is coming to downtown Edmonton! On the evening of September 26 (and into the early morning of September 27), 30+ different art installations/events will be taking place simultaneously in the downtown core/Ice District. Nuit Blanche – which translates into ‘a sleepless night’ – began in Paris in 2002 and now takes place in cities around the …

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Review: Cafe Bicyclette (Edmonton A to Z Restaurant Series)

Linda Hoang - September 19, 2015
Cafe Bicyclette Edmonton

* This review is part of a 2015 series of reviews on Edmonton restaurants “A to Z” – inspired by @DianeLuzny on Twitter! This could either mean the restaurant starts with the next letter in the series, or the restaurant’s type of food starts with the letter in the series. Check out other reviews in my Edmonton A to Z Restaurant series here!* Edmonton A to Z …

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