Top 3 Places to Buy furniture in Calgary

Crate and Barrel

Crate and Barrel Calgary Furniture Store

Pretty fancy pants for a big box furniture store before getting into custom solid wood stuff. I definitely get sticker shock when looking at certain things especially comparing to IKEA pricing, but that’s not comparing apples-to-apples. Things do feel like they’ll last quite awhile and there are sales throughout the year if you can wait. We were looking for a wood table and chairs and actually found Crate and Barrel to be reasonable compared to other places that we were looking at.

Browse furniture at Crate and Barrel

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Top 3 Post Secondary Schools in Calgary

Mount Royal University

Mount Royal University

I knew a number of people who went to Mount Royal and hung out there a lot. Mount Royal – MRU was granted University status somewhat recently, but University of Calgary in its current form didn’t exist until 1966, so we’re not talking about hundreds of years of history here. Mount Royal University has a much more limited number of degrees offered, but the learning environment to me is more of a classroom compared to a large lecture hall packed with hundreds of students. It’s also a great place to take upgrade or transfer courses. More selection for those who are interested in post secondary education can only be a good thing.

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Top 3 Patisseries in Calgary

Manuel Latruwe

Manuel Latruwe Patisserie Calgary

I’ve really liked croissants ever since I was little. I like the general shape of them and especially enjoy eating the tips first. Is croissant a bread or a pastry? I think of them more as a pastry than a bread. Manuel Latruwe is located in Victoria Park right by Chocolaterie Bernard Callebaut and has excellent croissants amongst other pastries. This place is often busy and is a great spot for a light lunch on the weekend.

What we ate at Manuel Latruwe

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