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5 ways to keep cozy in Kensington this weekend

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Okay, Calgary, so it’s May and the weather hasn’t been exactly…ideal. But hey, we’re Calgarians! We are resilient, adaptive, and honestly pretty patient when it comes to weather. That being said, with our friends over at Graywood Developments, we’ve put together a list of things to keep you cozy in Kensington all weekend long.

Graywood Developments is a Canada-based private investment management company that specializes in the development of real estate properties of exceptional quality. They work hard to create communities that are not just optimized for life today but build with a vision of a prosperous tomorrow. That’s why Graywood is excited to bring The Theodore to Calgary as Kensington’s new landmark address. With condos starting in the $290s breaking ground in Kensington this May, check out their website for more info!

EAT YOUR WAY THROUGH THE ‘HOOD WITH UNCOVER KENSINGTON

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Let’s face it- the weather isn’t embracing bathing suit season, so why should we? Put your beach-bod goal out of your mind, and indulge a little this weekend.

Until Sunday, May 5th, you have the ultimate opportunity to explore the finest of Kensington’s food scene at an affordable price. Vendome Cafe, Modern Steak, Winebar Kensington, Oxbow, and Brasserie Kensington have created special, 3-course menus, just for you! To welcome Graywood’s newest development, The Theodore, to the neighbourhood, they want you to explore Kensington like never before!

CATCH UP WITH FRIENDS AT KENSINGTON PUB (K-Pub, if you’re in the know)

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Drink your weather-related sorrows away in Kensington’s favourite ‘lil pub. With drink specials every day from 3 pm to 6 pm and 9 pm to close, you’ll keep your wallet happy while you wet your whistle.

This neighbourhood gem is filled with cozy corners to warm up in while you catch up with friends, and bitch about the weather.

SHOP FOR WARMER WEATHER

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Calgary’s favourite urban village is actually filled with consignment shops to snag designer labels at a fraction of the cost. Spend your weekend perusing Peacock Boutique, Trend Fashions, Kensington Konsignment. Daydream of warmer days while prepping your summer closet in the most affordable way possible!

AWAKEN NOURISH AND HEAL YOUR BODY AT INNER BALANCE SPA

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Balance your body and mind through alternative spa therapies that focus on holistic approaches. Their refreshment of the month is the Healing Rose Package. This 2-hour long experience includes on Aromatherapy Massage with a blend of essential oils, a Sweet Red Rose Eminence Organic Facial, and Reflexology of the Feet and Hands.

If you can’t commit that much time, go in for a quick Body Scrub or Aromatic Steam to get your skin prepped for the summer season.

PLAY THE COLD AWAY AT HEX CAFE

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Board games might be a thing of the past for you, but honestly, that’s just silly. With over 600+ games ranging from old school classics to newer releases, you’ll never run out of things to play!

Consult the ‘Hexperts’ on the game recommendations and tips, grab a coffee and settle in for an entertaining afternoon with pals. Oh, and it’s only $2.50 per hour per person to play, so it’s inexpensive entertainment, to say the least.

Well Calgary, there you have it! Explore Calgary’s favourite urban village and escape from this second winter hell we’ve had to endure. Stay warm out there!

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