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Preview: Dog Days of May at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge! (Discount Code)

Dog Days of May Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge

One of my favourite hotels – The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge – is always giving people more reasons to love it. The dog lover in me especially loves this: Each May for the last few years, the Fairmont JPL “goes to the dogs” with its Dog Days of May long weekend event (May 20-22, 2017)! From the JPL’s site: Enjoy the fresh mountain air, quality time with your four-legged companion and planned events and activities that…

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Recap: Weekend getaway to Jasper in January + Enter to Win Lift Passes to Marmot Basin!

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Do you ever have just the most wonderful weekend getaway and wish it wouldn’t end? That’s how I’m feeling after coming home from Jasper in Januaryย – the national park town’s winter festival that features both free and ticketed events themed around adventure, food, and arts. Mike and I had a whirlwind trip just last weekend for the “Appetites”ย (food-themed, of course!) weekend of Jasper in January. As you might’ve guessed, we…

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10 Tips to Get The Most Out of Jasper in January

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Every year, Jasper throws a three-week party in January. It’s the national park town’sย premiere festival with both free and ticketed events themed around adventure, food, and arts. And it’s awesome. This year, I had the pleasure of doing a whirlwind weekend getaway to Jasper for the Appetites (food-themed, of course!) week of the 27th Annual Jasper in January. I had so much fun – ate so much food – and…

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  • Mmm! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ I loved the "Birthday Cake" rolled ice cream at @sweettoothyyc!! ๐Ÿฆ Vanilla bean ice cream with golden oreos, confetti sprinkles, raspberry sauce, whipped cream, raspberry drizzle, toasted hazelnuts and almonds, and strawberry Pocky! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป First time trying rolled ice cream and was delighted. @mikethyking got the "Monkey Business" banana butterscotch one. Also ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐ŸŒ.
#never2sweet #sweettoothyyc
  • Crushed ducks ๐Ÿฆ† last night, and the @edmontonoilers did the same! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜ #LetsGoOilers Had a fantastic dinner at @oxbow_yyc @kri_calgary with @mikethyking, @kathytrinhle & @big_mitchy16! The #tasteab beef striploin and Chinook salmon were also excellent. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Thanks for a great meal @janohansen & @sideofpork! 
We're in Calgary for the #CalgaryExpo!
  • ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜œ #WakeMeWhenImFamous
  • Guys, I'm celebrating the @edmontonoilers the best way I know how: by eating! ๐Ÿฝ Over on the blog (link in bio), I've got a list of Where to Eat Duck in Edmonton (since its Duck Hunting Season! ๐Ÿฆ†) It's just an early starting list so if you know other #yegfood reataurants serving up duck, please let me know and I'll add! #LetsGoOilers #CrushTheDucks
๐Ÿ“ธ photo credit: @xix19 (duck wings!)
  • I'm obsessed with the lights๐Ÿ’ก at the Full House Lottery dream homes. ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ SO GORGEOUS! I'm having a blast working on the @FHLottery campaign this year - if you haven't had a chance to check out the homes - they're open 7 days a week for viewing in #Windermere. Go now! ๐Ÿ’ฐ from your #FHlottery ticket goes to support 1.6 #Alberta patients at @rahfoundation & @givetoUHF AND you get a chance to win from more than $5.1 million in prizes including these beautiful homes, a #yegdt Edmonton condo, trips, vehicles and more! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
  • Easily one of my new favourite salads - the Roasted Beet & Greek Yogurt salad from @crashlandhere! ๐Ÿ˜โœ”๏ธโœ”๏ธ
Enter to win a $50 gift card to Crash Hotel Lobby Bar by tagging a friend in the comments below! 
Additional entries, more #foodporn and a review of #CrashHotel over on my blog! (link in bio)
  • The snow's not all bad! โ„๏ธ
  • The best volunteer gigs are ones that involve eating delicious food... ๐Ÿ˜ Congrats to @WoodWorkYEG @chef_porter for winning Judge's Choice at the Mount Royal School @TheCulinaryArtsCookOff fundraiser! The winning dish was this Israeli pesto couscous with duck fat, sage, honey balsamic & cheese. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป Kids Choice (and also my 2nd pick) was a butter bacon chicken fat soaked pasta from @shanemedericchartrand! (Perhaps all things could be soaked in butter bacon chicken fat? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿค” lol) Proceeds from this annual cook off and silent auction go to support the school! A very tasty and important cause I'm lucky to have been a guest judge for. โ˜บ๏ธ
  • ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹ * G I V E A W A Y ! ! * ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿ‹
Ever try a #Tupperware Meal Prep Party? You & friends get together and prep ingredients for 5 meals (that feed 2-4 people per meal) and you take home the meals in a bunch of Tupperware! ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป I went to my first Tupperware Meal Prep Party last week with consultant @mbootsie17 and have a recap up on my blog (link in bio)! โ˜บ๏ธ I'm also giving away a free Meal Prep Party pass (valued at $125+ GST).
To enter, just tag a friend who you'd meal prep party with in the comments! Get more entries on my blog ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป www.linda-hoang.com
Note: You must live in the Edmonton area to win!
  • Finally tried @callemexicorestaurant and don't know why it took me so long! ๐ŸŒฎ Delicious beef nachos (excellent crisp factor lol), al pastor pork tacos with pineapple, and green enchiladas! Yum. Thanks for the lunch date @nicopringo.
  • And another long weekend comes to an end! Hope you had a great one. ๐Ÿ’› We spent time with family and friends, slept-in, binge-watched Netflix, long-walked the dogs, celebrated Thor's 6th birthday and celebrated @mikethyking's birthday at @TheRecRoomCA! ๐Ÿค—
This is their tasty wood-grilled pork chop with pickled mustard, whipped potatoes and braised red cabbage. I also had their lemon-fried calamari which was delicious!
  • #SixYearsOfThor!! ๐ŸŽ‚โœจ

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