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Leela Jacobs, nvrlnd

Leela Jacobs, nvrlnd

Leela’s energy is infectious, her smile and laughter are like that hug you needed, even social-distanced. We first had an opportunity to collaborate with Leela and her colleagues on a fashion show in Calgary in November called XANTHUS, and it was a fantastic experience. Leela took us to a place that we didn’t know existed in Calgary, this oilman, and cowboy infested city. From that point on we followed Leela and her community and discovered a very different, and inspiring Calgary. Then again, on another cold night in Calgary, we found ourselves on the streets of Ramsey, at nvrlnd, a place where all the cool artists hang out. We hope you enjoy meeting Leela, she is an HK friend and a creative community champion. We ❤️Leela. 

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Lara Smith, Lusome & SheWorth

Lara Smith, Lusome & SheWorth

We hope you enjoy meeting Lara, as much as we did. In this super connected world of women making shit happen and changing the world, we had an opportunity to meet Lara through mutual connections. Well, that was just the start. One story led to another story. Lara’s full story will surprise you. While at one point the exterior of Lara’s life looked perfect, it was not. Still, Lara was a Mom to two sons, built a highly differentiated clothing brand and is still running that company while building another. Both mission purposed companies. We’ve fallen for this ‘ice queen’. Oh, and get this - Lara served ‘bubbles’ at our second ever coldest Calgary evening porch photoshoot. Get your glass, whatever your flavour and read on.
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Tania Tomaszewska, TT Wine Explorer

Tania Tomaszewska, TT Wine Explorer

Are you finding your ‘happy hour’ comes a little earlier each day? Us too. It seems that wine is an essential ingredient in our pandemic survival kit and our beautiful friend, Tania Tomaszewska knows exactly why. A lawyer turned wine explorer, she creates and leads bespoke wine adventures. Here she shares her inspiring journey, some excellent wine pics, and dreamy options for travel, once we’re free to do so...
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Emma May, Sophie Grace & So Much More

Emma May, Sophie Grace & So Much More

When we look at our local communities there are always a few people that stand out as active contributors both in good times and challenging times. We are fortunate that Emma May is in our community as her contributions far outweigh what she takes back. Emma’s activism brings to the forefront things that need to be said or addressed or supported, in an unbiased manner, no picking sides. Emma isn’t defined by one thing, so we’ll say she is a lawyer, real estate business leader, fashion designer, and activist… a mom, wife, dear friend, colleague, feminist, the list goes on. Game on Emma, you are just what we need more of and thank you.

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Jennifer Evans, Stylist & Content Producer

Jennifer Evans, Stylist & Content Producer

As all of us tuck in and take care, there is most certainly a pronounced appreciation for where we live. Jennifer Evans has the kind of home, that upon entering, renders you a little gobsmacked and wonderstruck. You know the kind of place? It whispers “Ya, life is very good here. Stay for as long as you like, you’ll easily find everything you need and more.” Jennifer is a Stylist & Content Producer and here we chat about the gifts of family, personal storytelling and what matters most.

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Margaret Glover-Campbell, Virtual Gurus & Much More

Margaret Glover-Campbell, Virtual Gurus & Much More

We loved catching up with Margaret as we have the fortunate opportunity to share some cool co-working space with Virtual Gurus in Calgary. Margaret is a champion of women, businesses and organisations that benefit women - commercially and socially, and well we need more Margaret's in the world. Cozy up and meet Margaret.
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