Monday, April 15, 2013

Yee-Haw! I'm Heading to Calgary + Banff Today

I'm hitting the road this morning for the wild wild west! I'll be exploring for the next week or so and will be putting together a fun city guide of things for hip + urban girls to do when visiting. It will be my third time in Calgary in the past six months. I had the chance to celebrate with local designer, Paul Hardy as he marked his 10 year anniversary last October and then again for a work trip last November.
First stop? Calgary! I am most excited for the 'Stampede Makeover' that I will be getting from a personal stylist at The CORE Shopping Centre. My head will also be fitted for a custom-made cowboy hat from Smithbilt Hats, a local company who has been making hats since 1919. Did I mention that they made a pair for Will + Kate during their Royal Visit? Look for me in row 27 with the big cowboy hat on the plane ride home! I won't be smushing it in my suitcase, so it looks like it'll be coming home as carry-on with me and by carry-on, I mean on my head.

The Fairmont Banff Springs
Second stop? Banff! I'll be hitting the slopes one last time this season for some spring skiing at Sunshine Mountain, soaking up all those good minerals at the Banff Hot Spings and hiking around the Banff National Park. I'll be staying at this humble abode above, just a castle-like chateau in a snowy wonderland....nbd.
I'll finally get to see Lake Louise in person
Follow along! I'll be tweeting from Calgary + Banff @hipurbangirl or you can see our latest photographs on Instagram or catch updates on our Facebook page. We'll be doing all the above and much, much more.

Have you been to Calgary or Banff before? Any gems that I just can't miss?

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