With the changing of the seasons looming ahead, we start to think about changes in our lives. After months of the "same-ol'-same-ol'", we start to think about changing things up a little. It's important to keep in mind that change can be exciting. It can cause it to look at our lives from a different angle, to notice things that we hadn't noticed before. With the coming of fall, fashions start to change too. Here at SwizzleSticks, our guests come in and start toying with the idea of changing their hair colour to something a little warmer and richer for fall or a different shade of OPI polish than they have been rocking for the summer months. Maybe you'll come in to see us soon to find a little new you too. Until then, here are the brilliant little glints of change that are happening all around us. Here's hoping it inspires a little change in your life.
Back in the 1980s, used to be a punk club called 10 ft Henry, named for the massive plywood cutout of a 1930s cartoon character that adorned the walls. These days that cutout has found a new home in the same location. Ten Foot Henry is one of the newest restaurants to crop up, offering family-style small plate cuisine with a little something for everyone. Serving up what they dub "new North American" style food, the folks at Ten Foot Henry are proudly offering what they feel represents the melting pot and mosaic cultures of North America, with a specialty in catering to vegetarians who would like to dine with their carnivore friends. Expect sumptuous fish and pasta dishes like the salmon with chorizo as well as vegetable plates that will satisfy any herbivore. The bohemian serving staff waiting on your table are notably well-informed and prompt and always willing to let you in on a few of their favourite dishes with a suggestion or two. Definitely recommended for a night out with a few close friends for an intimate dinner.
Recently, SwizzleSticks had an amazing opportunity to be proud sponsors for the first annual Canadian International Fashion Film Festival (or CANIFFF). The event celebrated and screen fashion films, short movies prominently exhibiting clothing, hair, and makeup in artistic ways. Following in the footsteps of fashion lookbook shorts that started appearing on the internet around ten years ago, these shorts allow us to see fashion in motion and surrounded by an aesthetic to give the viewer a fuller idea of what the collection is all about. Since the festival, we've become a little addicted, hunting down some of the latest and greatest that the medium has to offer. Check out the video we've included, Muk Bang, which was a CANIFFF award winner in the SwizzleSticks sponsored category of Best Hair and Makeup In A Fashion Film.
Early in 2015, we lost one of the visionaries of the Calgary theatre and arts communities in a tragic multi-vehicle accident. Michael Green was co-founder of One Yellow Rabbit Theatre Company, founder and curator of the High Performance Rodeo, and creative producer of Calgary 2012 before he was taken from us last year but one of his proudest accomplishments was creating the play Making Treaty 7 about the seven aboriginal tribes meeting representatives of the crown in 1877, creating a document which helped form the Province of Alberta. Once more, the show is set to go on in memorial of Michael Green and is set to run at the Grey Eagle Casino from September 28-30th, telling the story of the document that allowed for the peaceful settlement of our province and the effects that it has had on us all nearly 140 years later.