Edmonton Weekend Guide :: April 17-21

Happy Easter! Cheers to easter egg hunts and family dinners! Enjoy the long weekend sunshine.

Cheer: Edmonton Rush vs Calgary Roughnecks
Drink: Bar Bricco
Hunt: Easter Egg Hunt at Fort Edmonton Park

The Edmonton Poetry Festival begins on Sunday celebrating poetry in all its forms. A variety of events are happening around the city all week. Whether you fall for slam poetry or love to read the classics, there is something for everyone. Check the schedule here.

Our favourite vegan pop-up dinner trio, Mirepoix, is hosting two dinners this long weekend! It's hard to choose which one to attend, the menus both look so good! $40 for five courses on Friday (2 seatings) or Saturday night (1 seating) at Upper Crust.

Easter Sunday at Muttart Conservatory boasts an easter egg hunt, face painting, a plant to take home, and more. All included in the price of general admission. Sunday from noon-4pm.

Guru Digital Arts College and the Culture Collective are teaming up again for THE SPRING! at Jubilee Auditorium on Thursday night from 7-11pm. It's a free event in the lobby that brings together cool cat creators, live performances, beat poets and jazz.

Image via Design*Sponge 

style :: Spring 2014 Nail Polish Trends

Think of your finger tips as solid colour easter eggs. Shown: Bikini So Tiny by Essie

Blush Nudes
Add a touch of soft, feminine colour to your nails. Shown: Mink Brule by Tom Ford

Skip the chocolate chips in favour of this creamy shade. Shown: Fiver by Butter London

Rose Gold Shimmer
Metallics are taking over more than just clothing! Shown: Rose of Light by OPI

Tropical Brights
Loving this 80s Rewind Collection from Deborah Lippmann

Classic Reds
Called classic for a reason. Shown: Curiosity (lipstick red) by Sephora Formula X

Edmonton Weekend Guide :: April 10-13

Swap: Book Swap at Audrey's Books
Celebrate: Edmonton Music Awards
Learn: The Entangled Careers of Literary History and Liberalism
Laugh: Rapid Fire Theatre's Bonfire Festival  

For all car enthusiasts or anyone looking for a new vehicle, the Edmonton Motor Show is at Edmonton Expo Centre from Thursday to Sunday.

Shop for one-of-a-kind handmade items from over 140 of Canada’s hottest urban artisans, designers & crafters at Make It Edmonton. It's set up at the Enjoy Centre in St. Albert from Friday to Sunday.

LUX Beauty Boutique is celebrating their 14th birthday in style this Saturday from 10am-5pm. Stop by for the "Party like an Egyptian" themed party - grab bags, spin to win, gift baskets, and snacks. Take a look at Kendall's Beauty Routine in their recent feature article.

Alzheimer's Faceoff is returning for another million dollar year! It's a memorable weekend of hockey where teams raise money for Alzheimer's research while playing with NHL legends. Support the event by registering, stopping by, or donating.

Here's to the Ladies Who Laugh: A Hilarious Musical Cabaret happens on Saturday in support of the Lois Hole Hospital For Women Foundation. Head to ATB Arts Barns. Bridget Ryan will be entertaining guests during the silent art auction. Tickets available here.

*Image via Mango's Spring Strings Lookbook

Join Us :: Open Call for Contributors

Calling all writers, bloggers, photographers, and Edmonton lovers, City and Dale needs you!

This blog started small; a creative outlet for sharing our love for Edmonton. The flock of people visiting us everyday looking for the freshest in style, eats, drinks and local happenings keeps on growing.

Frankly, there are so many great things to share about the Edmonton lifestyle–we can’t keep up! We are looking for regular blog contributors to help us share all the love.

There’s a lot of delighting in Edmonton to write about. Here are some ideas:

* Tasting Local Eats
* Beauty Trends
* Weekly Wine Pick
* Vintage Finds in the City
* Focus on the Arts
* Creative Cocktails
* Interior Design Trends
* Edmonton Guide for the Guys
* Farmers Market Journal
* Food Truck Profiles
* Photography Series

Want to join the fun?

Send us a submission that includes the following:

* Provide a topic you’ll blog about on a consistent basis (choose something you love!).
* Propose a regular schedule for your contribution, i.e. weekly, bi-weekly or monthly (The frequency isn’t as important as adhering to a schedule).
* Please submit an example post (150-300 words) with high quality photos (and sources) you would include. Don't worry if you aren't a photoshop master, we can sort out formatting later.
* Adhere to the CityandDale.com tone and aesthetic. 
* Please write a 2-3 sentence blurb about yourself and your talents.
* Please include any links to your website, blog, twitter, or other writing samples.

All submissions are due Friday, April 25. Please send your submission to gillian@cityanddale.com. We’ll start sorting through them and send love notes to the chosen ones.

Can’t wait to read the lovelies landing in our inbox!

(A little note: This is not a paid opportunity. CityandDale.com is a collaboration of people who love sharing all aspects of the Edmonton lifestyle.)

*Image via Dust Jacket Attic

style :: Spring Trends - It List

Each season the fashion world gravitates towards a handful of key styles that dominate runway shows.  It doesn’t take long for retailers to recognize these trends and, before you know it, these sought-after styles are in stores for our shopping delight! This spring, expect to see fringe and sheer applications on both casual and formal looks; sporty styles with a refined edge; and the crop top...which may just be the style staple of the season. Take a look at these hot designer ensembles that have definitely left us eagerly awaiting the sun-filled days ahead. 

A Fringe Affair

Sheer Perfection


Crop Top Takeover

All images via Style.com