Calgary Alert

Calgary Alert
May 2008

The stylish visionary Annabel Tully of Kismet is looking into the future of downtown Calgary. As the first clothing retailer on 8th Avenue, Kismet’s second location is smaller in size but bigger on brands, offering international lines such as Nougat and Ted Baker from England, Designer’s Remix Collection from Denmark, as well as Canadian lines like Barila from Montreal. 105B 8th Avenue SW WHO

Style and comfort form the perfect union in Kania’s cotton jersey knit wrap jackets that are too chic to be passed up. The Snuggie (pictured) is a corseted wrap with a large hood that also falls like a wide collar. Stacey Bafi-Yeboa from Ottawa designs Kania, and keeps in mind the needs of modern women. Get yours at Collage Gallery in Calgary or at Ennoja in St. Albert.WHAT

Some of us may not be jetting off to Europe this summer, but we can certainly dress like we’ve been there in this season’s Bruuns Bazaar collection. The widely popular label from Denmark hangs in every Euro-fashionista’s closet and now we can get the goods at Kure Clothing. Created by two brothers, Teis and Bjørn Brunn, the collections maintain a blend of classic style with cutting-edge designs. WEAR

Spring is here so get ready for four sultry nights of Montreal dance troupe Compagnie Marie Chouinard. This season Chouinard presents The Rite of Spring and Prelude to Afternoon of a Faun. Based on Igor Stravinsky’s musical score The Rite of Spring, Chouinard explores a New World and marks the entry of dance into modernity. This double billing runs May 6-10 at the Grand, click here for ticket information. WHEN

The only bar stars I feel confident in making my lattes are at Café Artigiano. The Vancouver-based coffee company prides itself in employing award-winning baristas, who not only make the ultimate espressos, but also create camera-ready latte art with rich creamy foam (such a shame to sip up their masterpiece!). 332 – 6th Avenue SW WINE

Lincoln Phillip