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Mahogany is a beautiful community in Calgary’s southeast featuring lakeside views and wonderful amenities. It’s one of resident’s favourite places to live with easy access to Mahogany Lake, parks, beaches and entertainment.

It’s actually won almost 20 awards for being such a top community in Calgary and it’s been named as the Community of the Year for three years in a row. If you’re not yet convinced, here is a look at why so many Calgarians love the lakeside community of Mahogany in Calgary.

Neighbourhood offerings

The neighbourhood features an amazing selection of home styles and everything is fresh since it’s a newer community. The neighbourhood has a spirit of community making it great for those that love to be near people. It’s an…

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Pigeonhole just opened for business and it has everybody talking in Calgary. It’s Justin Leboe’s creation featuring an experience where they’ve mashed up a snack bar and a wine bar. The former Model Milk was restored into Pigeonhole and now offers a great experience from creative sharing dishes to a unique wine list in a casual atmosphere. Enjoy a European vibe from the exposed brick to the unusual wallpaper. If you are ready to try a one-of-a-kind spot in Calgary, check out Pigeonhole on 17th Avenue. Here is a look at what you can expect.

The Food

The food is intended to be shared with plates big enough for two. Even if you’re just stopping in for a drink and a quick bite, a late night snack or an extended stay, all of the menu items are perfect…

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If the easy chair in your living room or large round chair in your reading nook isn't as comfortable as it used to be, then it might be time for another. If you are shopping in Calgary for a new comfy chair you have a few options. One person’s comfortable chair might not be your idea of a comfortable chair, so sit in as many as you like until you find the perfect fit.

The Choices you Have

The Duncan Leather Club Chair is a French-Deco style giant chair that you can just sink into. The thickly padded seat is perfect to relax in. It comes in a variety of leather colors and is versatile enough to fit in any room.  Despite being very comfortable it’s still compact enough to take up very little space.

The Tuxedo Leather Chair just sounds…

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Whether you’ve visited the Calgary Zoo before or you are new to the area and haven’t been yet, it’s time for a trip! It’s the perfect time of year to get outdoors and become one with the community again. There is so much to do at the zoo and so many great animals to see.

During the main season of March 19-September 30th, tickets are around $24.95 and during the rest of the year tickets cost $21 with discounts for senior citizens, children and infants all year. Your ticket includes admission to the whole zoo where you’ll find a variety of animals, dining and rides. Here is a look at what you’ll get to see at the Calgary Zoo.

What to expect

Hours include 9am to 5pm during the summer with concession and retail open from 9am to 6pm. visit the…

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Are you adventurous and do you like a challenge? Well dare to awaken your inner thrill seeker by playing Calgary’s new interactive game: The Locked Room. Don’t panic, you will not be alone inside this locked room because this game can accommodate you and five of your closest friends. Do you think you and your crew have what it takes?

What is an Escape Room?

An escape room is a togetherness exercise where teams of 10 to 12 people are placed into a simulated situation and given the assignment to escape in an hour. Communication is vital amongst the team and you must be able to count on the individuals and their abilities for problem solving skills and progression during the quest. A diverse set of skills are needed for the puzzles at The Locked…

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Calaway Park is a super fun place to hang out with the whole family in Calgary. Parents love to take the kids and they even feel like one of the kids during a visit. One of the best parts of being a parent is to see the world through eyes of children so having a place like Calaway Park to spark the excitement is a great attraction of the city. Along with rides, enjoy an ice cream cone and water rides too. Here is a look at the top reasons everyone loves a visit to Calaway Park.

The Haunted House

Even though most people think of the rides and water attractions at Calaway Park, the Haunted House is one of the best kept secrets. The haunted house is the kind of place where you can interact with the family, sneak up behind each other and say “boo!”…

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Model Milk is a restaurant with a unique story and a unique experience waiting for you. This restaurant has been built around many different conversations had by the owners. They started by getting rid of the many rules that govern a "good" restaurant and started with something more unique.

The focus from the beginning was on what they loved about restaurants and what they could do to bring the friendship they shared to the surface. They took an old space and started creating new life within it and Model Milk was born.

The Menu

The menu includes small plates, large plates, drinks and more. They created a place to experience food from classic to original to comforting and more. The philosophy of Model Milk is simple: use the best ingredients…

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The Chinook Centre is your destination for shopping. It’s the place just about everything you could imagine making birthday and holiday gift shopping a breeze. The shopping centre features over 250 stores making it perfect for all ages to enjoy.

You’ll find a ton of great, unique gifts at Chinook Centre like the Tory Burch Crossbody found only in retail stores or the Mini Compact 3D Printer only found at Microsoft stores. Here is a look at Microsoft, Tory Burch and other great stores in the Chinook Center offering unique, hard-to-get items.

Nepresso Boutique at the Bay

Nepresso Boutique at the Bay is a favourite because people love their coffee. There is really no time of year that people aren’t craving a cup of joe, so Nepresso is the…

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Bocce Nights have come back to Christine Klassen Gallery and provide an interesting type of event for all to enjoy. You may be used to the wine and cheese type of events held at other galleries, but this gallery is different. If you want to go bowling at an art gallery, the Christine Klassen Gallery is the right choice.

What is Bocce all About?

If you're not familiar with Bocce, it's very similar to lawn bowling. The court is usually on asphalt or a long soil type. It consists of two teams playing with the first throwing a smaller ball, which is called the jack. Then, the teams take turns bowling the bocce balls to get them as close as possible to the jack. After all have been thrown, the ball closes gains a point.

The Gallery has bocce set…

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The OEB Breakfast Company is the breakfast experience that you’re going to want to check out in Calgary. They are located at 824 Edmonton Trail North East and are open seven days a week from 7am-3pm. it started with Chef Mauro Martina’s dream of creating the ultimate dining experience for breakfast lovers which was the beginning of OEB Breakfast Company.

Just opened in 2009, Chef Mauro and his team have worked hard to ensure all ingredients are chosen carefully for the healthiest and most flavourful breakfasts for every guest. Here is a look at what you can expect when you visit the OEB Breakfast Company.

About OEB

The Breakfast Company was nominated for Best Brunch back in 2012 by Where Magazine, plus it received Calgary Herald reader’s…

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