I have to hype this thing up a little more. I’m absolutely hooked on my Nixon Blaster! The Bluetooth connection, long battery life, and durable casing make it perfect for: hotel room / hot tub parties, beats in the gondola, movies in bed, camping trip soundtracks, music on the soccer/football sidelines, hockey bench bangers, good pranks, jams at the cabin, in the office, job site, or pretty much anywhere you can think of.
It goes for $155 and it’s a lot louder than you’d expect. Best Christmas gift ever, seriously. – CR
I tend to get into debates when am out and about town on the subject of my style succumbing to the harsh reality of the Canadian winter. Well, am here to tell you how you can be stylish during winter without relegating comfort to the back seat.
According to the internet, this week marks the commencement of the shopping season, although if your in-laws are anything like mine, you already celebrated one half of Christmas two days ago. See, my husband’s family had decided to get together on “the 30th” so naturally, I assumed I’d be seeing them a few days after Real Christmas. But, as you’ve probably gathered by my writing of our celebration in past tense, they were indeed referring to “November 30th” which meant in order to get presents for eight children and a few adults bought and wrapped, my shopping had to ramp up fast. It was a little scarring and because hindsight is 20/20, I came out of the experience a little wiser. Fortunately for you, I’m ready to share what I learned that will, next time, make shopping a little easier on the ol’ sanity. Continue reading
It’s been a fun morning at the store, kicking of the weekend with a little madness! If you’re still planning on making it out for Black Friday today, here are some of the steals we have in the shop!
Four years have passed since Nine Inch Nails wrapped up their “Wave Goodbye” tour in 2009, which offered some lucky fans the opportunity to share dinner and some personal time with the band for their final tour. During his away time, front-man Trent Reznor took time to compile his latest masterpiece; Hesitation Marks. While the main focus stayed on songs from his new album, the show also included a variety of favourites from his past albums, including his most widely known show-closer, Hurt.
Today is Black Friday and in honour of the day, I’ve decided to wear an LBD this evening. Of course, you know the abbreviation but did you know that it wasn’t until the ’20s that the little black dress was accepted as pretty party wear? Up until then, black frocks went uncelebrated and were largely reserved for funeral attire and other not-so-glamorous occasions. But Coco Chanel offered a new approach to chic and when Vogue famously heralded the little black dress to be a uniform for every girl, the die was cast for the future of the fashion.
Passion and good customer service is hard to find in this city. One place I can always count on for both of those is Vine Arts. Situated in Victoria Park on 1st street below the Colors building. This liquor store has lived up to its reputation as “Calgarys’ most creative wine shop.” Every time I stop into Vine Arts, the staff is very helpful without me approaching them. Usually they have a bottle or two of something open for people to sample as well.
Seasoned by the breakup of bandmates Madeline Follin and Brian Oblivion, energized by their new album, and feeling more secure at their second show on the iconic and intimidating First Ave stage – Cults (and I) rolled into Minneapolis last Friday.
Today marks American Thanksgiving so if you woke up feeling extra grateful this morning, that’s probably why. Our State-side friends are only a border away, after all, and if I know anything about science (er, sure I do), Canada is bound to experience some osmosis effects from our southern neighbors. And as if to prove the theory, we have begun to celebrate the day after American Thanksgiving, too, which is otherwise known as Black Friday. People go batshit crazy for it because the day kicks off the holiday shopping season and the sales are bananas. This year, Spareparts is in on the nuttiness and I’ve got a few sneak peeks of what’s in store for you for tomorrow, for one day only. Continue reading
Raindrops on roses makes for a pretty scene and whiskers on kittens are essential to the balance of the baby felines… but you can’t exactly put those things on your Christmas list. Our favourite things at Spareparts are of the tangible, practical, and all-about-style variety and I’ve got a feeling you’ll find something on our list that you’ll dig. And since it’s #WINsday, I’ve got a $50 gift card from Spareparts to give away to one lucky commenter, so answer below what YOUR favourite Spareparts item is and you’ll be entered to win. Continue reading