MY PACKWOOD GRAND REVIEW

READ IT IN 2 minutesI know, ANOTHER PACKWOOD POST. By now you’re well aware that I was able to attend the event of the summer in Calgary…. Packwood Grand. Today we’re walking through the entire experience and what you should expect if you haven’t attended before. This year the event took place bright and early on July 29th. The day started with mimosas {OBVI do not miss my How To Throw Your Pre Packwood Party post.} and frantically perfecting my fascinator so that we were on time to the Starting Line at National on 10th Ave. This was where we all met for a breakfast buffet, mayyyyybe a few drinks, and ofcourse registration for the main event. After a few Meadjitos, we hopped on one of the numerous buses […]

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WHAT TO WEAR TO PACKWOOD GRAND

READ IT IN 3 minutesLet’s go shopping. We have an event this weekend and guess what, it’s not too late to find a FAB outfit. I know, we should have started looking like weeks ago but who has time to plan like that?! Anyways, here we are, excited and outfitless.  I’m sharing my pro tips and tricks to nailing your Packwood outfit and/or, honestly, any fancy summer event.   <br /> I love ALL of these options.  Zandra from Life With Zandra and I decided to go search high and low for Packwood Grand outfit inspo. We headed to CrossIron Mills cause HELLO, we love a good bargain and they have tons of dresses. After sifting through tons of options at Saks Off Fifth, I narrowed it down to my […]

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MAKE YOUR OWN PACKWOOD GRAND COCKTAILS

READ IT IN 2 minutesONE WEEK ONE WEEK ONE WEEK. Do you have your tickets?! No idea what I’m talking about? K go check out my pre Packwood Grand party post to catch up. Meanwhile, I’ll be here sharing the most amazing cocktail recipes. THESE ARE SO GOOD. The Modern Julep is one that I know all you boys are going to absolutely love.  Serve these up before heading to Packwood to get into the horse racing spirit, but you can ALSO use these recipes for your next get together or outdoor BBQ. MY FAV is Uncle George’s G+T.  K let’s get pouring.  Packwood Grands lead mixologist, David Bain from Bridgette Bar, and I hung out the other day. He walked me through his pro tips and tricks on […]

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HOW TO THROW YOUR PRE PACKWOOD GRAND PARTY.

READ IT IN 4 minutesI have SUCH an exciting post for today. Pretty much because there are like 900 photos BUT ALSO cause we are chatting PACKWOOD GRAND! We are ONE MONTH AWAY TODAY. July 29, 2017. Mark it down. YES yes yes yes. The event of the summer. I know a few of you have no clue what I’m talking about so let’s talk. Packwood Grand is a fabulous event  inspired by the Kentucky Derby but held in Calgary every year. A TON of Calgary’s young professionals dress up in their summers best and attend. It IS an elegant affair but socializing and drinking does take place…. for a majority of the time.  GUYS WE DRESS UP AND HAVE FANCY COCKTAILS AND CHAT. Isn’t that what we always […]

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