Local

Sarjesa: more than just a tea company

Story by Kendall Bistretzan. Photos by Quin Hauck. What’s in a name? The name of Alexandra Daignault’s local tea holds plenty of meaning. Sarjesa. While the word is not recognized in the dictionary, to Daignault, it has come to represent the spirits of the women who will walk with her work, yet are not physically present.

Maria Koutsogiannis of FoodByMaria

Story by Dami Fadipe. Photo by Quin Hauck. It’s no surprise that the author and creator of FoodByMaria, Maria Koutsogiannis, is busier than ever before. Her new cookbook, Mindful Vegan Meals, was voted the best cookbook of June 2018 by Indigo, and she’s gained the attention of The Globe and Mail, as well as various other sites and papers, illuminating her awards.

Kristen Muncy

Story and photo by Claire Miglionico. It’s 10 a.m. on a warm spring day and writers and TV fanatics have come together at the Globe Cinema for Inside The Writer’s Room Master Class, held by Rebecca Addelman who is known for her work on New Girl and the Netflix series, Love.

Local Leaders: Erin Penosky, Koi Owner & Operator

Story by Erin Penosky. Photo by Elijah Beaver. The first time I entered Koi, about four years ago, was for my interview. I had never been to this quirky venue before, but I felt an understated intimacy. I looked around this space and, although there were many imperfections, my mind starting churning over possibilities for the future. In a way, I had been here before.

Bake My Day: Tamara Rutschmann

Story by Christina Wong. Photos by Quin Hauck. Baking is often touted as a science. But these days, a new breed of baker is emerging, one who mixes art and science with an almost magical skill. From the creation of mythical creatures and impossible flavours to painting water coloured details and golden swatches, cake artistry has emerged as a new way to enjoy baked goods, and there is no shortage of great artists to enjoy and admire in Calgary.

Local Treasures: Beauty Companies

Story by Joyce Tse. Calgary’s dry weather makes it a place of inspiration for beauty startups. Contrary to popular belief, there’s more to Calgary than oil and gas! We’ve selected ten of our favorite emerging local beauty companies, that are creating a diverse selection of products for both men and women.