Sip prosecco and shop sustainably.
Saturday, September 19 from 11am-3pm
The Upside: 239 10 Ave SE, Calgary
Sustainability & the circular economy, freedom & the right to choose; unapologetic creativity; the importance of collaboration; exploration & adventure; honesty & authenticity; celebration; challenging the status quo; having a place to call home; wholehearted generosity; redefinition, reinvention & evolution; LOVE.
Design and curate ethically-made, circular, sustainable products that inspire individuality, confidence and elegance. We want to gather a community of people who care about quality and the sustainable fashion movement, and put them at the heart of our business.
We caught up with Allison Audrey Weldon, Founder of Sangre de Fruta Botanical, based in Bowen Island, Canada. Sangre de Fruta means ‘blood of the fruit’ and Allison’s products will put a spell on you, a good one, one filled with “quality botanicals, daily rituals and mindfulness”. Our love for Allison, her brand and product had us inspired immediately. We hope you enjoy the read and don’t forget to try out Sangre de Fruta.
Please meet Sangita, we had the opportunity to meet Sangita through mutual entrepreneur allies, and of course, Sangita is one of those entrepreneurs that is trying to make the world a better place. Sangita won’t only be defined by who she is but rather her journey as a daughter, mother, entrepreneur, and friend, and what it all represents. As women, we say ‘there is so much work to do’, and in the case of Sangita she is only getting started.
This week we caught up with Hannah via all means digital, as she is based in London, UK. Hannah is a force of energy that is unmatched by 99% of the population, her life’s work – directly and indirectly – has been about being a role model for women in physical fitness, wellness, and what power that brings to us as individuals. On top of that, Hannah is a ton of fun, loves live music and a Londoner through and through. Listen as Hannah schools us on #BLM, racism and shares her own personal experiences with us. Thank you, Hannah.
At first, you’re struck by her big smile and then her raw honesty draws you in – she’s one of ‘those’ refreshing humans you immediately want to share a glass of single malt with. Irma’s prairie roots run deep and continue to guide her life and art with a no-bullshit, balanced approach. At the heart of the Victoria art scene, she’s a bit of a cultural icon and no event is the same without her. Irma is a tireless advocate for the disenfranchised, her paintings are cherished and highly respected, and her story is truly inspiring. Pour a single malt (in her honour) and get to know our dear friend.
Here’s a quick and dirty shopping list of the types of vinos which are great solo and pair nicely with picnic or barbie fare. You may already have some “go to” house favorites in your stable, but the list’s got a few BC and French picks generally available in Alberta and BC (and in the $30 and under price range). So grab some strawberries, quiche, pissaldière, salad niçoise, smoked salmon, olive tapenade, cheese, baguette, paté or saucisson et voilà, you’re sorted.