December is a magical time of year, everyone talks a little kinder, and laughs a little louder. Yes there are all the commercial holiday expectations that tell us to get out there and buy that perfect gift, but in reality what is a perfect gift? And is there ever really a perfect Christmas?
At SwizzleSticks we always strive to get our wonderful guests access to some amazing items, products and services. Especially the kind of items that impacts a far greater audience than just giver and receiver. And when a gift enhances the lives of many, that “perfect gift” may just be a little more attainable. Isn’t meaning what it’s all about?
This local jewellery line is popping up everywhere, and for good reason! Not only is it sustainable, and responsibly sourced. But on top of it all this company gives back! A portion of every sale goes directly to help break the cycle of poverty for women. In fact their “Dianne Collection” is giving back 10% to women in poverty. Swizz carries a thoughtful collection of their pieces, and we are sure you’ll find something special for someone special!
To learn more about Alora visit alora.ca/pages/our-story
New to the SwizzleSticks family, this line of First Nations Aromatherapy has become our latest obsession. “Chiiyaam” in Algonquin means Peace. It is by far our most beloved aroma, and is an energy clearing smudge. This Smudge is calming and clears negative energy. The aromas of cedar, white sage, rosemary and hemlock to name a few literally changes your brain. The ingredients are harvested responsibly, and each and every product in their line is packaged and labelled by a person. They believe that to invest in their team is far better than to invest in automation. Invocation is a gift that gives back by supporting ancient First Native Tradition and wisdom while experiencing aromatherapy at its finest!
Calgary Food Bank
This year SwizzleSticks has decided to forgo the traditional collection of non-perishable food donations, and instead raise some much needed funding for the Calgary Food Bank. Be sure to stop by for some gifts that give back and buy yourself a raffle ticket for $5. 100% of proceeds will go to the Food Bank and you get a chance to win a gift basket worth over $1000 in prizes! And even includes 2 of Swizz’ own Moroccan Holiday Spa Packages! Buy 5 tickets for $20 and you also get to choose a gift off of the tree!
We hope that your season is filled with light and laughter, and most importantly meaning!
From all of us at SwizzleSticks we wish you a very Merry Swizzmas and a very successful New Year!
Swizz ♥s Jane Iredale
There are so many reasons to love Jane for summer! Jane’s SkinCare Makeup line is hypoallergenic and dermatologist tested, and designed to enhance the natural beauty of your face. Protect your skin from the sun with Jane’s Powder-Me SPF Dry Sunscreen (SPF 30 UVA/UVB). Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer and Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream also contain titanium dioxide to protect your delicate skin from the sun’s harsh rays. Finish your look with a pressed or loose powder, and keep hands and lips soft and smooth with Hand Drink and Lip Drink. All of these products contain active sun-protecting ingredients to help you safely enjoy the summer sun!
For the month of July, buy any 3 Jane Iredale products…and we’ll give you a $25.00 gift card! What a great time to stock up for summer!
SWIZZ ♥s Stampede
Now that you’re primped and prepped for the great outdoors, head over to the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth, July 7-16! Whether your style is more Patsy Cline or Carrie Underwood, whether you’re more Nashville North or Canine Stars Dog Bowl, there’s something for everyone at the world-famous Calgary Stampede. See you there?
SWIZZ ♥s FolkFest
Once we’ve all had a couple of weeks to recover from Stampede, the Calgary Folk Music Festival lights up Prince’s Island from July 27-30. We love chilling on our blankets and lawn chairs with our friends and family, catching favourite musical acts and meeting new ones. Incredible Inuk throat singer Tanya Tagaq will be one act not to miss this year. See the rest of the lineup at calgaryfolkfest.com.
While at the festival, be sure to buy some SwizzleSticks raffle tickets and support the Calgary Folk Music Festival while entering to win SwizzleSticks Salon or Spa…for a year!!!
SWIZZ ♥s Canada
Happy Canada Day! Check out the #Canada150 celebrations happening around our city, or take a trip to Blackfoot Crossing Historical Park to explore the history of our Treaty 7 lands, and catch the Kent Monkman “Shame and Prejudice: A Story of Resilience” exhibition on at the Glenbow till Sept. 10. There are so many things to see and do! Take advantage of these exhibits and learn more about our Canadian heritage.
Father’s Day is fast approaching! Have you thought about the dads in your life—your father, your children’s father, father-in-law, sibling, friend, significant other? Puzzling over what to get the man who has it all? Don’t bore the guy with the old standards. (Does he really need another tie?) Send him down to Swizz for the relaxation he deserves!
Men who spa know that nothing soothes away the stresses of the day like a skin-detoxifying facial or a certified massage. Does he work with his hands, or spend time on his feet? Then maybe he needs a manicure or a pedicure to pamper and refresh his body and spirit.
And be sure to check out our Father’s Day Sale, with special pricing for Dad on our Rosemary Mint Pedicure or our Certified Massage, and say thanks dad, for all you do!
SWIZZ ♥s Sled
Sled Island is one of the best music festival in Calgary, and we can’t wait for this year’s lineup with guest curator Flying Lotus! Sled has something for everyone, from bass and blues to new-wave and power pop, and everything in between, plus comedy, film and art! And of course, we love Sled’s commitment to environmental responsibility! See you there?
SWIZZ ♥s June Style
Want to look cool at Sled? Or maybe you have a late grad event, or a wedding party to attend? Here at Swizz, no occasion is too big or too small for a trip to the salon to make the most of your do! Come see us for your summer up-dos, highlights, and haircuts. Or stop in and try out some of this season’s hottest pink and purple shades!