Calgary, you are outstanding! Who knew I would love a city this much? Granted, I visited it at the right time of the year (ahem, when it's not below 0°F), I was entertained by the right kind of crowd (one who knows their way around the gourmet wonder that Calgary is!), and I stayed in the right hotel on the right floor, with the right view (evidence below). Truly, everything about this city is tasty, hip, and very appealing to my tastes.
My personal favorites in Calgary revolve primarily around the food there. I am astonished at how many great places there are to try out! If you are ever in town, check out some of the best ice cream you will ever have (and yes, they are open in the winter too... it's that good), the place that has had 165 menus in the last 250 weeks (their shrimp and grits are to die for) or the best German sausage you will have outside of Germany (and bear in mind that the large bratwurst platter can feed an army rather than two skinny girls). And please notice how gorgeous each of those spots are! It felt like design porn for this blogger.
And honestly, the summer in Canada is absolutely glorious. Everything about Calgary was showered in golden summer light and fresh air. It was the most refreshing business trip I have taken in years. No jet lag, just pure joy! Happy Sunday!