Green with Envy With style and sustainability no longer mutually exclusive, it’s time to treat yourself to spring’s must-haves and must-dos that let you look good and live green. Fashion saving the planet? Sounds like a fair trade to me. —Lynda Sea
STRUT OlsenHaus What: Funky new line of vegan footwear that’s 100% animal and cruelty-free. Why: Heel the world. Where: Green Bee Boutique [greenbeeboutique.ca], 403-457-2130.
GO REAP’s Responsible Shopping Event What: Wrapping up REAP’s (Respect for the Earth and All People) Down to Earth Week the “green market” features planet-friendly finds. Why: Guilt-free shopping. Need I say more? When: Saturday, April 4, 1-5 pm. Where: SAIT’s Colonel Walker Hangar, 1301 16 Ave. N.W. ($10 advance tickets or $15 at door)
WEAR Turk + Taylor What: The West Coast duo craft beautifully tailored separates and signature organic tees. Why: All pieces come with plantable treviso (Italian red and white lettuce) seeds stitched inside the tag. Where: Worth, 119, 1013 17 Ave. S.W., 403-228-1003. -Photo: Julia Galdo
RELAX The Spa Ritual What: Pamper yourself with their all-natural beauty and bodycare products and services like the coffee and sea kelp contour body wrap. Why: Answer that beauty call. Where: 106 Crowfoot Terrace N.W., 403-547-9558.
EAT What: Marda Loop’s cool new space features a David Adjey-designed menu of seasonal, local and organic dishes. Why: Have a close encounter of the food kind. Where: 2018 33 Ave. S.W., 403-249-0605.
THRIVING IVORY – LIVE IN CONCERT Flare is giving away tickets to see rock band Thriving Ivory live in concert. The first 5 people to email firstname.lastname@example.org and enter THRIVING IVORY IN CALGARY in the subject line will each win a pair of tickets to their show at The Marquee Club in Calgary on April 15, 2009. Don’t miss it! Visit www.flare.com/thrivingivory (Note: Only winners will be contacted)