These are Fashion’s Most Underrated Accessory

2019-01-10 00:00:00 -0700 +

We’re calling it: glasses are officially the most overlooked and underrated fashion accessory. If you wear glasses daily, having a couple of pairs to go between just makes sense, and if you usually wear contact lens, having a great pair of glasses to swap in occasionally is not only good for your eyes, but a great way to switch up your style. Look at glasses as a chance to compliment your personal style, play with your look from day to day, and keep things fresh. To help you embrace your nearsightedness, your farsightedness, your astigmatism, or any other reason you’ve got that lens Rx, we’ve picked out a handful of our favourite frames this winter. Overlooked no more! See something that caught your eye? Visit Marlborough Mall to shop the looks featured in this post (check stores for availability): Ralph Lauren black and gold frames: Pearle Vision, $245 Ralph Lauren tortoiseshell frames: Pearle Vision, $275 Seafoam frames: Hakim Optical, $199 Ray-Ban aviator frames: Lenscrafters, $213 Red circular frames: Hakim Optical, $139 Calvin Klein pink and black circular frames: Pearle Vision, $229.95 Orange frames: Hakim Optical, $199 Giorgio Armani black circular frames: Lenscrafters, $213 Michael Kors clear frames: Lenscrafters, $169

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Making Holiday Memories with the Whole Family in Calgary

2018-12-20 00:00:00 -0700 +

They say it isn’t what you do that matters but rather who you’re with that makes all the difference. This holiday season, we are spending as much time with those we love as possible and hope the very same for you. But Calgary is a great city to celebrate in, with events for the whole family to enjoy, and we believe what you do could make family memories even better! Here are our favourite winter activities to add to your list of to-dos’ this year. We hope you’ll choose a couple to check off your list and wouldn’t be surprised if you decide to check them off twice! Add A Little Sparkle to Your Night One of the perks of losing light so much earlier in December is the chance to go look at all the beautiful Christmas lights in the city. Check out Spruce Meadows or the Lions Festival of Lights for free light displays, or treat the family to a hot chocolate and The Calgary Zoo’s festive set up, including their ice skating rink and Snow White and the Seven Stewards of the Forest. Fun Family Ice Skate Olympic Plaza is officially ready for families to come down and enjoy a free skate with the beautiful backdrop of the downtown towers. If you don’t have your own skates, don’t worry! There are rentals available at the rink from 10am to 9pm daily, making it impossible to ignore a holly jolly time with all the people you adore. Holiday Market Festivities There are plenty of Christmas Markets in the city, including Granary Road, with ice skating, hot cocoa and marshmallow roasting, wagon rides carolers and more. Other incredible markets for the holidays include the Calgary Christmas Market and the Farmers & Makers Market at cSPACE. Of course Marlborough Mall has fun festive events to keep the holiday spirit alive, with visits from Santa until December 24th, Crafts with the Little Bugs Club Saturday December 22nd at the Family Park, and a giftwrapping station in Santa Land in support of Cystic Fibrosis Canada on Saturdays, Sundays andDec. 24th. For more information, click here.

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Find the Perfect Gift with These Top Picks for 2018

2018-12-06 00:00:00 -0700 +

Now that the holiday season is in full swing, it really is time for the procrastinators to get out and find the perfect gifts to wrap and put under the Christmas tree. Although we love giving gifts, the act of finding just the right gift can be intimidating! To help you start in the right direction, we’ve got the top gift ideas for him, her, the kids, and even your office Secret Santa! The Perfect Gift for Him There are so many different gift ideas for him that will make him as giddy as a child on … well, Christmas morning. The top suggestions for 2018 includes grooming kits or skin care products like Clinique’s Great Skin for Him giftset from Shoppers Drug Mart. Or, consider a music-lover’s dream by setting your favourite man up with a classic record player along with two of his favourite albums from Sunrise Records. The Perfect Gift for Her It might be the most intimidating to get a gift for her, especially if you haven’t been given a specific wish list. Don’t worry though, we have a few undeniably good ideas that will make her squeal with Christmas joy when she opens your thoughtful gift. Our top picks for 2018 is a one-stop shop at Chatters Salon to pick up the flat iron she’s been eyeing, along with this season’s latest nail polish hues and collection Schrunchies to add to her stocking stuffer. If we can give you a helpful suggestion; even if you end up getting her a gift card for the mall, adding cute accessories to her stocking stuffer will mean the world! The Perfect Gift for Kids Shopping for kids is special because of how much they grow and change in a year! Typically happy to receive anything at all, our top gift giving ideas include games, fan gear, and … toys! EB Games has a great selection of kids games including Just Dance Kids 2 to get them in the groove, keeping them active too. Lids has plenty of Flames, Blue Jays, or Stampeders gear to keep your little fan ready for the season, and of course Toys is filled with, well, toys! The Perfect Office Secret Santa Gift Finding the right gift for a co-worker can be quite the search if you aren’t close with them, or have to stick within a certain spending limit. It’s important to find a gift that is both thoughtful, and not too personal! A great gift idea could be a personalized name plate for your co-workers desk or office door from Logo Gifts, or a gift card to Tim Horton’s with a Tim Horton’s mug and a tin of their delicious hot chocolate.

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Here’s the Key to Making the Most of Your Black Friday Shopping

2018-11-15 00:00:00 -0700 +

Here’s the Key to Making the Most of Your Black Friday Shopping Mention Black Friday shopping to anyone and a range of emotions will inevitably well up. Although the day can be an awesome experience, only the truly prepared will make it out of the exhilarating sales event feeling truly accomplished. Before you head out the door for your own Black Friday shopping, make sure you’ve looked at this list, and perhaps checked it twice to make the most of the day. Plan for Shopping Success The most successful shoppers preplan every detail before they pack their things and dive into the sea of sales. From upcoming gift-giving opportunities to that big-ticket item you’ve been patiently waiting for, having a plan will help to ease the emotions that can otherwise take over. Consider your budget for the day, for specific gifts you hope to purchase, as well as a reserve purchase in the case deals are even better than expected. It’s All in the Details Next, look online to see what is being offered by your favourite retailers, as well as any special information you may want to consider before making your purchase. This could include changes with return or exchange policies due to Black Friday deals, or if they offer gift receipts. Planning Your Outfit (It’s Practical!) The next step in planning for a successful Black Friday Shopping experience might seem frivolous, but trust us, it’s practical to plan your outfit! Wear something comfortable and easy to slip in and out of if you plan to try on clothes or footwear. Make sure you choose a crossbody bag or fanny pack to keep your hands free to get a hold of the hot deals instead. Forget Buyer’s Remorse Lastly, avoid impulsive shopping by leaving once you’ve found everything you’re looking for! It can be tempting to buy simply because something is on sale, but buyer’s remorse is a real thing, and we want you to come out of your shopping day confident with the purchases you make. Keep an eye on Marlborough Mall’s Black Friday deals by following us on Twitterand remember, we will be giving away a FREE $25 Mall Gift Card to the First 50 Shoppers who present receipts from purchases made on November 23 of $100 or more at Marlborough Mall at Customer Service!

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Layering in Style: How to Dress for Calgary’s Changing Weather Without Compromising Style

2018-11-01 00:00:00 -0600 +

The weather in Calgary is a typical point of conversation, not because people don’t know what to talk about, but because it has a mind of its own. Even checking the forecast doesn’t protect fashionistas from being surprised by a quick change in the weather. Instead of fighting it, we’re embracing the weather and layering our fashion for any quick turn of events in the forecast. Here are our must-haves for the season! As soon as that chilly weather hits, it’s important to start off every outfit with a pair of tights. Although the thickness might change depending on how cold it is, your best bet is to grab a pair like these microfiber tights from Ardene so they aren’t too hot, and they aren’t too cold either. Tights work great under a pair of pants or dress, but if you’re heading to the office, consider a long-sleeved dress that you can pair with tall boots or a cute pair of booties. Fairweather’s Floral Formal Dress with Grandad Collar is the perfect piece, with sleeves that can be rolled up, or rolled down. We all know that the commute to and from work can be glacial, so choose one of Urban Planet’s Open-Front Chenille Chunky Knit Cardigans to layer over your dress. The oversized look is on point for 2018 trends and will keep you toasty warm as you travel throughout the day. Made in the perfect thickness, this cardigan will fit nicely under a jacket too. One of the worst feelings in Calgary’s changing climate is cold fingers in the morning, or on your way home in the evening. These chic gloves from Boutique of Leathers will keep your hands warm and store nicely in your bag if it gets too warm to wear them as the day progresses. Finally, for weather as unpredictable as Calgary’s, trade in your infinity scarf for this Fuzzy Scarf from Ardene to make it easier to toggle between warm and cool weather. If it gets warm simply undo your knot, and let this beautiful scarf hang loosely around your neck. Layering for the temperate weather in Calgary while staying in style isn’t difficult to do when you have the right wardrobe to work with. Marlborough Mall has all this and more in store now! Come see us on November 23 from 10am – 9pm for Black Friday deals you don’t want to miss! To learn more, click here.

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Make Halloween 2018 a Thriller with These Top Trends

2018-10-17 00:00:00 -0600 +

Halloween is sneaking up on us, and before its arrival totally scares us into rushing our decision, we’ve compiled the hottest trends for 2018 to give you inspiration for your very own costume. From real life royalty to DIY movie characters, this year is certain to bring a variety of creative costumes. Magical DIY Makeup It isn’t surprising the biggest trend this Halloween is DIY costumes and makeup since some of the top costumes are Black Panther’s Princess Shuri, your favourite redhead and friends from the hit Netflix original series Riverdale, or Day of the Dead sugar skull characters. Before settling in to watching tutorials on repeat, visit Shopper’s Drug Mart and Dollarama to make sure you have all the makeup, face paint, glitter and false eyelashes needed for your costume! Batty for Superheroes Dressing up for Halloween as a superhero is a classic hit, since these characters are always an inspiration to us. For 2018, expect to see a lot of Wonder Women and families embodying The Incredibles while trick or treating, or heading to that Halloween party. To find your perfect superhero costume, check out Walmart or visit Urban Planet for a selection of colourful tights to pull off The Incredibles! Royally Boo-tiful Thanks to an ongoing and overwhelming interest in the royal family, this Halloween will be filled with Meghan, Harry, Kate and William lookalikes. Don’t be too spooked if you see couples or an entire family representing the British Royals but do try to take a selfie with the dressed-up crew – if their faux security allows of course! Find royal accessory inspiration at Ardene’s! Don’t forget to join us at Marlborough Mall October 27th from 12 – 4 p.m. for our Day of the Dead Halloween celebration including sugar pumpkin decorating, face painting, and more! Our trick-or-treating festivities will take place October 31st from 2 – 7 p.m. with a magic show at the Play Park at 5:15 p.m. See our events page for more information.

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Here’s Our Top Three Family Activities to Celebrate Thanksgiving in Calgary

2018-10-04 00:00:00 -0600 +

Thanksgiving began as a time to celebrate a safe arrival in Canada and has evolved to spending the day in reflection of all that we are grateful for. From family and friends to provision, Thanksgiving is the perfect time to be around those you love. Gathering around a table is a tradition many families are used to, but Calgary is packed with fun activities for the whole family! We chose our top three for you to see and hope you’re able to participate in at least one! A Fun Lesson in History at Heritage Park Heritage Park is the perfect place to bring the family in celebration of Thanksgiving! Learn more about our heritage, watch pumpkin baking demonstrations and enjoy historical attractions for the last weekend this season at the Park. Learn more here. Enjoy a Free Swim or Skate We’re always grateful when the City of Calgary puts on a FREE swim or skate day at participating arenas and recreation centres. Get the whole family together on October 8th and click here to find participating swimming recreation centre, or click here to find participating skating areas. Join the Autumn Pumpkin Festival The Calgary Corn Maze is becoming a new Thanksgiving tradition for many local families with an amazing event including pumpkin picking, face painting, pony ride, pig races, a magic show, crafts and regular maze attractions! The Festival runs from October 6th to October 8th. Click here for more information. Of course, gathering with family over a warm meal, games and good conversation is just as wonderful. But with a long weekend available for family fun, we hope to hear you’ll get the family together and enjoy one of the many cool events happening in Calgary. Happy Thanksgiving!

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We’re Obsessed with These 5 Fall Trends

2018-09-20 00:00:00 -0600 +

We are just two days away from it officially being Fall, but as Calgarians, we’ve been preparing for the seasonal closet switch for the last few weeks. Whether we like it or not, it’s officially time to put away the sandals and iced coffees in exchange for warm boots and spiced lattes. The great news is that fall style for 2018 looks nothing but cute, and we’re ready to share the trends with you to keep fashion-savvy all season long. Oversized Is Everything Starting with oversized outerwear, Urban Planet is on point with their Shawl-Collar Faux Fur Sherpa Jacket in black. Fall Knit Dreams Make sure to pair a piece like this with a fall closet staple like this adorable sweater dress from A La Parisienne Clothing. Although this season typically calls for muted colours, this year is screaming for bright colours like magenta or red. Tweed About It You can forget sticking to solid colours in your wardrobe. 2018 trends are consistently showing signs for all things print including tweed, plaid, or herringbone. Make a statement with these amazing Thiania Dress Boots from Spring. Heavenly Handbags With the introduction of dressing in layers and oversized outerwear, it’s time to trade in that shoulder bag for an easy-to-hold handbag. Mad Hatter’s Superstore has plenty of options and colours for you to choose from. Hydrated for the Fall One trend that never fades is proper skin care. Calgary is notorious for producing dry skin, especially as fall sets in. Get ahead of the game and protect your skin by investing in Pai Skincare for sensitive, skin-friendly treatment from Shopper's Drug Mart. Do you have a favorite Fall trend? Let us know by tagging us at @MarlboroughMall on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

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Back to School: Tips and Tricks for Parents

2018-09-06 00:00:00 -0600 +

Heading back to school involves a lot of new morning routines, lunches, homework and extracurricular activities. Adjusting to the new schedule can be hard for both kids and adults but it doesn’t have to be.We’ve put together some tips and tricks to help parents keep organized and stay on top of things during the transition! 1. Create a schedule that is detailed and thorough. Outline a schedule on a whiteboard to identify any activities, appointments or playdates you stay on top of your day. Not only is this helpful for yourself, it will help your kids stay in the know as well. If you want to go a step further, use sticky notes to color coordinate your plans. 2. Set up your week for success by organizing school clothes. Whether you have a full household or not, getting the kids out the door in the AM can be tough when they don’t know what they want to wear. Ensure you are ahead of the game by organizing outfits for the entire week. Create labels for each day and help pre-select outfits with your children so they can get dressed without create a mess of their closets and drawers. Found at Walmart for $11.46. 3. Create a snack station so kids can grab and go! Meal prepping is one way to ensure you have some extra free time every evening to spend with your kids and for yourself. It takes time to assemble lunch every evening for the following day so preparing a turnkey snack station once a week can help your kids grab and go with more time on your hands to do other things! Allocate one drawer in the fridge for bagged fresh veggies, fruit, cheese sticks, yogurt and even premade peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. You can also allocate one shelf for any juice boxes and other snacks. Another time saver are the Egglettes from Shop at Showcase for $14.99– they cook perfect hard boiled eggs without needing to de-shell afterwards which make it easier than ever to prepare. 4. Create a system to motivate your kids! Whether it’s getting your kids to do their homework right away or having them complete chores without asking twice, an incentive system can help them get excited about the tasks ahead. Track their accomplishments daily and reward them at the end of the week with a treat for a job well done! 5. Set aside some you time daily. Be sure to set aside some personal time, even if it is for a few minutes to declutter your mind, de-stress and find your Zen. We suggest enjoying a treat yourself, reading or book or even spending some time outdoor if possible for a relaxed short walk. Spending time outdoors can reduce tension; improve your mood and lower anxiety levels. Let us know what Back to School tips and tricks you use by tagging us at @marlboroughmall on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter!

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2018-08-23 00:00:00 -0600 +

We can’t believe it’s the end of August already, can you? The end of summer is quickly approaching and that means "Back to School" is literally around the corner. It’s time to go shopping and get prepared for another great school year! This year we want to make back to school shopping easier than ever by giving away one laptop from The Source and a $100 Marlborough Mall Gift Card for a total value of $500.00 to one lucky winner! To enter to win, all you have to do is email us at and tell us why you deserve to win! The contest runs until September 6th and the winner will be announced on our social channels on September 7th. Be sure to stay tuned! Not sure what else you could use for the school year? No worries! We’ve put together some tips, trends and time savers to help you get a head start on your shopping. Check them out below! Talk Shop. Performance is everything especially when the phone is pushed to its limit. Good battery life and front facing selfie-capable camera is essential. Cool accessories such as a wireless charger and smash-proof case protect your investment. Find it at Telus! Hold Everything! From duffels to backpacks to lunch bags… just the right bag will pass with flying colours….. It’s what’s outside that counts. Find them at Bentley. A Matter of Time Turn yourself into a morning person. Wakey wakey! Find it at The Source. About Face Late night studying? Cramming for tests? All-nighters? It’s written all over your face. Beat blemishes, control oil and give your skin all the TLC it needs. Find these products at Shoppers Drug Mart. Good to the Last Byte. The multi-user and multi-tasking abilities, combined with expandable storage make this tablet easy to use and difficult to put down. Find it at The Source. Snack Bracket Studying makes you hungry – right??? Grease and sugar zap your energy. Reach for super satisfying and tasty protein eats and treats. Find them at GNC. Let us know what Back to School must haves are on your shopping list by tagging us at @marlboroughmall on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter & best of luck to everyone who enters our Back to School contest!

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2018-08-09 00:00:00 -0600 +

The Trico Homes International Fireworks Festival illuminates the sky with a colliding orchestra of light and sound. 2018 features presentations produced by world-class pyro musical artists hailing from the Ukraine, Spain, Philippines and China, culminating with GlobalFest’s own spectacular Finale presentation. We’re excited to share that we are giving away 4 pairs of tickets, one pair per show (Ukraine August 16, Spain August 18, Philippines August 21 and China August 23) to two lucky winners! To enter to win, visit us on Facebook or Instagram from Saturday August 11 to Thursday, August 15th and tag a friend in our contest post! Two lucky winners, one from FB and one from IG will be announcedon Thursday, August 16th at 12PM. If Globalfest is a first for you, here's what you can expect: Great Food - local restaurants & groups pull out all the stops to bring you the most delicious international fare you’ll ever try! Multiculturalism - celebrate a world of difference! Night Market - check out vendors with authentic handcrafted keepsakes, fashionable accessories and clothing, or the perfect present for your pet! Live Music - dance the summer night away as you revel in the international sounds of local groups from around the world! Amazing Firework show! If you don't win, don't worry! You can still purchase your tickets at Marlborough Mall and join in on the fun. Tickets are on sale at Customer Service! To make things easier, we will haveSouthland Transportation on site offering public shuttle servicefrom to and from Elliston Park for just $6.00 per person, per night. And remember, if you are hungry before the fireworks, we've got a great selection of restaurants including Brown's Socialhouse, Old Spaghetti Factory and Edo Japan! We hope to see you there! For more information on Globalfest, click here!

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Beach Bag Essentials

2018-07-26 00:00:00 -0600 +

Packing for the beach or a day at the pool can take some serious effort but it doesn’t have to be so hard! We’ve compiled the perfect list of essentials to prepare beforehand so you can grab and go on the fly. With our quick guide, do a little less worrying and have a stress free day in the sun. 1. First on the list is of course - the bag. Not only does the pattern make a statement, its insulation allows for quick snacks or water bottles to remain cold when it’s grab and go time. Find it at MadHatters Superstore for $6.00! 2. Any beach or pool day required a swimsuit. To make things easy, we found a chic yet simple swimsuit that you can pair with any slides, sandals or flip flops. Check out the Kylie and Kendal black & white swimsuit found at Ardene for $39.90. 3. Of course our preference is to include a bit of color to the mix and we love this multicolored textile sandal 'Adrelawia' from Call It Spring. On sale for $19.99 it gives you the pop of color you need. 4. Although this next product should be a staple for your purse, it’s important to carry a water resistant sunscreen for days to specific to the beach and pool. Protecting skin from sunburn and skin reactions as well as UV induced cell damage, sunscreen is a must. Our product of choice, La Roche-Posay found at Shoppers Drug Mart for $29. 5. Sunglasses are an obvious requirement and depending on your responsibility level – you can opt for some inexpensive pairs or invest in a pair that you can wear on and off the beach or pool. We’ve fallen for the Marlaina’s from Hakim Optical. These glasses are reminiscent of the futuristic glasses from the 80s – making them completely on point now currently at 50% off, you can purchase them for $100 today! 6. If you are planning on getting wet or laying on the sand, a towel is a definite must. This Round Orange beach towel is the perfect addition to any beach or pool party. Features a mouthwatering Orange design. Find it at Walmart for $15. 7. We’ve got our summer jam playlist and music is essential to any pool or beach party. Last on our list of must haves is a blue tooth speaker. Our choice - The HeadRush Urban Bluetooth® Speaker. It’s your perfect companion for streaming music with its rugged shock-resistant exterior and fabric acoustic skin. This speaker is IPX7-certified and will protect against water immersion for up to 30 minutes, so your music will keep rocking rain or shine. Its built-in speakerphone allows you to seamlessly switch between phone calls and music, making this speaker feels like a natural extension of your phone. Find it at the source for 41.99. We hope our essentials have you on the right track to get your own bag organized! Do you have your own additions to the list? We want to know what you put in your beach bag! Tag us at @marlboroughmall on social media and let us know today!

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Hottest Summer Trends 2018

2018-07-12 00:00:00 -0600 +

There is something magical about the summer season - whether it’s the beautiful heat, the sun kissed glow on your skin or the longer days, summer is our favorite time of year. School’s out, vacations are booked and it’s time to celebrate. Based on our research, this season’s trends are hot and we’ve compiled some of our favorites to help you get through these next few months! 1. Accent your outfit with fun statement earrings. Summer outfits can be bold but if you are keeping it simple, elevate your fit with dramatic earrings. Dangly or tassel – either option will upgrade your look! 2. Polka Dots – although polka dots have always remained a classic, this year they’ve become a full focal point making their way to crop tops, skirts, jumpers, bathing suitsand accessories. 3. Denim Skirts have made a comeback this summer and is loved by everyone. This retro 90’s miniskirt can be paired with heels or flats and dressed down or up depending on your preference. 4. Aloha Shirts – first appearing in the early 20th century, hailing from Honolulu these shirts traditionally featured geometric prints and florals. Now, these shirts have become the biggest trend and include prints with koi fish, eagles, flamingoes and more! 5. Matrix Style Sunglasses – a 90’s trend with a twist. These sunglasses reflect the styles sported in the 90s but are designed with today’s fashion in mind. Let us know what trends you love this summer by tagging us at @marlboroughmall on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.Stay tuned to our social channels for contests, promotions and news on what’s happening at Marlborough Mall!

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Stampede Breakfast at Marlborough Mall!

2018-06-28 00:00:00 -0600 +

Stampede is just over a week away which means our annual Stampede Breakfast is just around the corner! Join us on Saturday, July 7th to celebrate the greatest show on earth! Our family-friendly event includes pony rides, a petting zoo, games and activities for children, prizes, marching bands, Indigenous dancers, an interactive rodeo display, visiting Stampede celebrities and live music from a western band. This year, the first 500 families lined up for their pancake breakfast will receive an exclusive coupon book for Marlborough Mall. Recipients of this booklet will also have a chance to win a $100 Marlborough Mall gift card by filling out and dropping off the ballot found inside the coupon book at customer service.We will also have our friends from theCalgary Food Bank accepting non –perishables on site so feel free to help stomp out hunger this Stampede! Wanting to get more involved? We are looking for volunteers to help usfrom 8:30AM to 11AM. Receive a free Stampede Breakfast from the Stampede Caravan and an admission pass on us! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact us at! Must be 18 and older to volunteer to volunteer with valid government ID! Be sure to stay tuned to our social media channels for our countdown to Stampede and more information on our breakfast! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Father's Day: Contest Alert

2018-06-14 00:00:00 -0600 +

With Father’s Day coming up this week, you might be on the hunt for the perfect gift for Dad! Not to worry, we’ve got you covered! Our friends atSparkle Jewellershave partnered with us to give away one gold plated Citizen's Watch valued at $175 to gift to Dad!. To enter to win, visit us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter from Monday, June 11th to Sunday, June17th and tell us why your Dad is the best!Winner will be announced on Monday, June 18th at 12PM! Of course there can only be one winner so we’ve compiled a few options as your back up plan! Check them out below! This year, letDad decide! This year, instead of gifting something to Dad that you think he would like, why not offer him a Marlborough Mall Gift Card? That way, he can purchase whatever he needs! The best part about this option:June 11 through June 24, you can receive 10% back in Marlborough Mall Gift Cards free with the purchase of $100 or more! Treat Dad to brunch at Smitty’s Marlborough Mall! Every Dad celebrating Father’s Day at their neighborhood Smitty’s will receive a $10 coupon towards his next visit! Is your Dad a sports fanatic? If so, take advantage of the glassware Father’s Day sale at Premier Sports! All glassware is 25% off! Is your Dad a jetsetter? Be sure to have him flying around in style! This Swiss Gear Escape embodies class and elegance. Perfect for Dad! Make Dad’s day with a great new book! Our suggestion, ‘The President is Missing,’ – a novel by Bill Clinton and James Patterson found at Coles. Suspenseful and full of secrets only a former President would know! Let us know what you pick up for Dad this Father's Day! And be sure to follow our social media accounts to enter to win our Father's Day contest on now until June 17th! Click here for more details!

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Recipes & Tips for an Easy Weekend BBQ!

2018-05-31 00:00:00 -0600 +

When the weather is this great, BBQ is on our mind every weekend! With the sun shining, it’s time tofire up that grill and move the feast outside. We’ve compiled some of our favorite recipes and a few tips along the way to make throwing a BBQ the easiest task ever! Simple Starters One of the common mistakes when hosting is doing too much with such little time! BBQs are meant to be casual and fun. Skip on the complex recipes and aim for some appetizers that are simple, quick and satisfying. Our go to include store bought chips, a salsa that takes 10 minutes to prep and spicyguacamole. Get to Grilling We love to have a variety of toppings and sauces at our BBQs, which means we are sometimes doubling our prep time. Our way of making up the time is picking up some delicious gourmet and premium cut burgers from M & M Food Market. Not only are they delicious, they are gluten free so everyone canenjoy them! We like to keep it traditional and let the toppings do the talking. A favorite combo of M & M Food the sirloin beef burger with grilled tomato slices, pickles, chipotle mayo and coleslaw. Summer Salad When you have burgers on the menu, everyone is anticipating a big plate of fries to be passed around. We love fries too but we’ve found an easy showstopper recipe (thanks toM & M Food Market.)that seemscomplex but can be made in 15 minutes! It includes apackage of their fusion vegetable blend (2 cups thawed), 4 cups of spring greens, and two cups of cubed watermelon. Drizzle with 2 tbsp. balsamic vinaigrette to serve. Self Service Drink Station During your BBQ, ensure cold drinks are always available. We suggest checking out the outdoor glasses and pitchers like this one from Walmart. Affordably priced, they are the perfect addition to make this BBQ hassle free! We love a classic lemonade and if you want to add a twist, have some garnishes available so your guests can decide what their flavor preference is. Our selection includes: cucumbers, ginger, basil and pureed strawberries. Are you planning on BBQing this weekend? We want to know! Tag us at @marlboroughmall on FB, IG or TW and let us know if you used any of our favorite recipes or tricks!

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Spring Cleaning 101

2018-05-17 00:00:00 -0600 +

Summer is in full effect and the temperatures are at an all-time high. This year, it seems as though winter just left the building and summer made a dramatic entrance. With spring being momentary, we’ve completely overlooked our annual cleaning and with the great weather, we don’t think anyone wants to be stuck indoors overwhelmed with housework. We’ve compiled a spring cleaning guide to make things quick and simple! You may have heard the quote “He who fails to plan is planning to fail.” by Winston Churchill. The better organized you are, the easier the process will be! Set clear goals. We suggest making two lists, the first including all items you want to tackle and two, the supplies you require to get your cleaning done. Get your tools in order. Now that you have your list of supplies you need to get your cleaning done, save valuable time by making up a ready-to-go cleaning kit. Use an inexpensive shower caddy, fill it with your products and carry it so that when you travel from room to room you have everything on hand as you need it! Tackle each room one at a time. Start each room by purging and decluttering. Let go of the items you don’t need and minimalize what you keep to those items that you truly wear or require. Many of us are holding onto items we’ve worn once several years ago. Something that makes this process even easier is asking a friend for moral support and donating! Having a friend on hand helps you get out of your head and stops you from hoarding all your unwanted items while donating is a great feeling. Our charity of choice for donations is Women In Need Society! Once the purge is completed, organize items so they are neat, easy accessible and less chaotic. Store your most used items at eye level, less used items below and least used items up high. Now comes the cleaning! Since things are de-cluttered and organized, your task at hand should be much easier to tackle. Grab your handy, dandy tool kit and work top to bottom. Wipe down furniture with a dusting spray and a microfiber cloth. When vacuuming, work your way backwards out of the room so that you can start at one end and complete the room. Shut the door and move onto the next! Have lemons on hand. Lemons are the greatest gift and hack when it comes to cleaning, you can use them in so many ways such as: cleaning your microwave (no scrubbing required), polishing copper, freshen up your garbage disposal, clean and deodorize containers or just to shine up chrome faucets! We hope our guide helps you tackle your spring cleaning! Do you have some spring cleaning tips you would like to share? Tag us on social media @marlboroughmall and let us know what your cleaning tips are, we would love to hear from you!

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Mother's Day: Contest Alert

2018-05-03 00:00:00 -0600 +

Mother’s Day is less than two weeks away and year after year it seems as though finding the perfect gift gets even harder! Lucky for you, our friends at AnthonyJewellers have partnered with us to give away one gold engravable bar necklace (choice of White, Rose or Yellow Gold) valued at $275 to gift to Mom! To enter to win, visit us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter on Monday, May 7th and tell us what you think makes your Mom special on our contest post! If you don’t have social media, don’t worry! You can also fill out a ballot at Customer Service from May 7th to 11th! Of course there can only be one winner – so we’ve compiled a few options as a backup plan! This year, letMom decide! This year, instead of gifting something to Mom that you think she would like, why not offer her a Marlborough Mall Gift Card? That way, she can purchase whatever she would like! The best part about this option:May 11 through May 25, you can receive 10% back in Marlborough Mall Gift Cards free with the purchase of $100 or more! Instead of buying Mom flowers, buy her a floral purse from Bentley Leathers! It’s sophisticated and classy! If your Mom prefers experiences, visit Nail Spa Canada and treat her to a pedicure! Be sure to follow our social media accounts and enter to win from May 7 to 11th! Winner will be announced Saturday, May 12th at 12PM! Good luck to all!

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5 Simple Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

2018-04-19 00:00:00 -0600 +

Earth Day is taking place this weekend and there are many individuals who want to participate but don’t know where to start. If you didn’t know, according to Wikipedia, "Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.” Although we love the idea of rallying up the troops for this specific day, we’ve compiled a list of a few ways in addition to recycling where you can make a difference in your everyday life with just a few adjustments. Check them out below: 1. On the days when you can, leave your car at home! With the weather getting nicer, all it takes is allowing yourself a bit more time to commute and you can walk, ride your bike, bus or even carpool to where you need to go! Who knows, you might enjoy the extra time to clear your head! 2. Invest in a re-usable cup. If you purchase coffee/tea during the work week, you can make a big change in a small way just by making this adjustment. 3. BYOB. We’re talking grocery bags! Make the effort to put some reusable shopping bags in your car to reduce the use of plastic bags. 4. Go paperless! This is an option that most of your service providers will offer. Switching to e – bills and emailed invoices can save millions of trees every single year. 5. Plant a tree! Trees are our lifeline to cleaner air and a healthier environment. This Earth Day (Sunday, April 22), visit our Customer Service Desk to receive our Earth Day gift** to you and let us know you celebrate by tagging us @marlboroughmall **while quantities last.

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Celebrate Easter All Weekend Long

2018-03-29 00:00:00 -0600 +

It’s Junior Friday and that means in one sleep the wait is over and the long weekend has arrived! We know everyone was hoping for more sun and less snow however we couldn’t be any more excited. There is so much going on in the city and we’ve come up with the perfect Easter itinerary! Check it our plans below! Friday, March 30, 2018 Start off your long weekend by visiting the Calgary Zoo for their annual Easter Extravaganzafrom 9am to 2pm. Enjoy some fun-filled family activities including bunny races, face painting, cookie decorating and more! All activities are free with regular admission! For more info click here! Be sure to make a stop at the mall to get your last minute Easter needs (we’re open from 12-5PM) and to pick up some Easter dessert from M & M Food Market! Check out this ‘Too Tall Country Harvest Carrot Cake’ which is just perfect for the Easter bunny! Saturday, March 31, 2018 Stop by Marlborough Mall from 12-4 PM and get a FREE 5 x 7 picture with the Easter Bunny! Next, be sure to visit the Play Park where you will find some cute, furry friends! We've got Butterfield Acres stopping by from 12 - 5 PM with their cutest barnyard animals! While you are walking around, keep an eye out for eggs as we are hosting our Easter Egg Hunt In Mall! Visit Customer Service to receive a form! Once completed, head back to receive an Easter Treat for finding all the eggs! * Sunday, April 1, 2018 Sunday's are meant for brunch and what's better than celebrating with an Easter Brunch! Make a reservation for the whole family and celebrate Easter with a delicious brunch at Brown's Socialhouse. Check out the menu here! We hope everyone has a great Easter and enjoys the long weekend! Happiest of Easters from the Marlborough Mall family!

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Trendy Shoes on a Budget

2018-03-22 00:00:00 -0600 +

Graduation is a great achievement and although it’s not meant to be stressful, finding that perfect dress with the perfect pair of shoes to match can be. In addition to the continuous search for perfection, it can ultimately take a toll on your wallet. Marlborough Mall is hosting the 11th Annual Gown Town event taking place on April 7, 8, 14 and 15 to help ease the burden of purchasing an expensive dress. What does that mean for you? All dresses will be available for purchase for just $10 cash to graduating students with a valid student ID. To make things even easier, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite shoe Trends and budget friendly options to ensure you won’t break the bank. Check out these trends below! Rose Gold Everything - the color of rose gold is elegant, timeless and warm. Not only pretty, it stands out giving you a new color option to express your style. We've found four options that range from $29 to $65. Women's Houston Sandal - Brash - Rose Gold with 3D Flowers for $29.99 at Payless Shoes Source Sequin Stiletto Party Pumps for $39.90 at Ardene Glittery Platform Heels for $49.90 found at Ardene Velvet and Suede - these two trends have continued to capture celebrity hearts like the Kardashian's/Jenner's. It's a red carpet favorite and screams luxury. If flats are better suited for you, you've met your pair. These faux suede pointy flats will run you $17.90 from Ardene. Called the Gaoviel, this is a beautiful shoe you will look forward to wearing out. Luxury in the front and party in the back, found at Call It Spring for $59.99. We've seen velvet in all shade but there's something about these royal blue stunners from MDX Footwear. For $65, they are a favorite. Metallicis one of 2018's newest trends. Although this seems like a major throwback, it's a must have for those ladies who want to shine bright like a diamond. Shining bright comes in all heights and the proof is in the pudding with this Swann flat sandal from Payless Shoes Source priced at $19.99 Opting for a bit more height, check out these shiny metallic stiletto pumps for $34.90. Maybe you want to meet in the middle? If you are opting for minimalist sophistication, check out the Oltre from Call it Spring, $54.99. Transparency-this year whether it's looking at flats, heels, boots, trenches or cardigans, sheer and transparent is all the way in. Looking for a smaller heel with all the fashion benefits, check out these Clear D'orsay Block heels for $39.90 at Ardene. Maybe a pattern is more your style and you don't want a full transparent. We lovethese Daisy's from MDX Footwear, currently on sale for $35! Last but not least, this ankle strap sandal includes all of this season's trends wrapped into one. Find the Ocalide at Call It Spring for $59.99! We hope you loved our options and can't wait to see what your thoughts are on our season trend favorites! Tag us at @marlboroughmall to let us know! And remember, Gown Town will be taking place April 7, 8, 14 and 15! See you there!

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Celebrate Easter at Marlborough Mall!

2018-03-15 00:00:00 -0600 +

Spring is almost here and fingers crossed in YYC that means sooner than later. While we anticipate spring’s arrival, one thing we know for certain is that Easter is just around the corner! This year Easter takes place from Good Friday on March 30 until Easter Monday which takes place on April 2. We’ve got a fun filled Easter day on Saturday March 31 at Marlborough Mall to celebrate and although Easter Sunday lands on April 1, there’s no fooling you here, it’s got all the Easter feels! Check out the following events happening on Saturday, March 31: Easter Bunny Photos-Stop by Marlborough Mall on Saturday March 31 from 12 – 4pm and get a FREE 5 x 7 picture with the Easter Bunny. Easter Petting Zoo- While you are there, stop by from 12 - 5pmand visit all those cute barnyard animals at the Butterfield Acres Easter Petting Zoo. Easter Egg HuntIn Mallon Saturday, March 31. Receive an Easter Treat for finding all the Eggs! *For children ages 1 - 12. One treat per child. Can’t make it on the 31st? Not to worry, participate in our Online Easter Egg Hunt taking placeMarch 27 - 31.Win 1 of 2 $50 Marlborough Mall Gift Cards by finding the Easter Eggs on the Marlborough MallFacebook, Twitter and Instagram pages. Each egg includes a word, find all the eggs and submit them all to for your chance to win! See you there!

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Grad 2018 Dress Trends

2018-03-08 00:00:00 -0700 +

Spring is around the corner and ‘Grad 2018’ is approaching ever so quickly! That being said, it’s never too early to begin searching for your perfect grad dress. If you are just beginning your quest, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. Not to worry, we’ve compiled some of our favorite top trends to look out for. Whether you are following one or combining a few, the options for 2018 are limitless! 1. Velvet – this beautiful fabric brings an elegance timeless look for grad. It bridges old with new. Current colors that we love are deep emerald greens, regal navy blues and ruby reds. 2. Fringe – a movement on and off the runway. It’s no surprise that fringe has made it’s come back. Dripping in rich detail, there’s no way you won’t be the center of attention. 3. Ruffles – this particular trend comes in many different forms and trims. Whether you are sticking with something short, long, layered or trained, you are definitely going to be catching everyone’s eye. 3. Sequins have always been a go to for anyone who wants to enter a party making a statement. Similar to the velvets, in addition to the usual gold and silvers, colored sequins such as emerald green, navy and burgundy are a must this season. 5. Off the Shoulder – subtly romantic, of the shoulder dresses are taking over the fashion scene. Whether you are in a mermaid dress, a crop top and skirt or embracing lots of ruffles with a cut out back, this style is one of the hottest looks of the season. Be sure to check us out at Gowntown, All dresses will be available for purchase for just $10 cash to graduating students with a valid student ID on April 7, 8, 14 & 15 from 12-4PM. And remember, we are currently collecting dresses and will be until April 6th! See you there!

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Gown Town Dress Collection

2018-03-01 00:00:00 -0700 +

Graduating high school is a one of those moments that you will never forget. And hopefully in addition to the great memories of high school, everyone hopes their graduation party is just as memorable! Graduation parties are constantly reinforced as the greatest party you will ever have –since it marks the beginning of the net chapter in your life. And if that wasn’t already enough pressure, having to look your absolute best in front of peers definitely takes the cake. In an effort to ease this stress and help students glow at grad, we at Marlborough Mall are hosting our 11th annual Gown Town event. If you haven’t heard of Gown Town, it’s a sale for local graduating students. Graduation dresses are donated by individuals and local businesses. Dresses are either gently used or donated with the tags still on! All dresses will be available for purchase for just $10 cash to graduating students with a valid student ID on April 7, 8, 14 & 15 from 12-4PM. While YYC residents have been incredibly generous with their donations in previous years, the centre is hoping to incentivize Calgarians to participate in the donation drive by rewarding people for their kindness. For every dress given to Gown Town, contributors will receive a ballot to enter to win a $150 Marlborough Mall gift card. We’ve started our Gown Town Dress collection and will be accepting dresses until April 6th, 2018! This year, we are excited to share that all Gown Town proceeds will be donated to the Boys and Girls Club of Calgary. Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary is committed to transforming the lives of vulnerable children, youth and their families by providing safe places and offering services and programs designed to meet the evolving needs of our community. Additionally, it is important for the kids to develop confidence, gain skills, and experience success so that they can reach their best potential in life. We want to thank everyone for the continuous support.Your dress donation will help alleviate some of the costs to students associated with grad as well as have feeling and looking their best! For more information click hereand be sure to stay tuned to our social channels for more details!

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Celebrate Chinese New Year this Saturday at MBM

2018-02-22 00:00:00 -0700 +

As we mentioned last week, Chinese New Year is an event that is celebrated across the world! This Saturday, Marlborough Mall will be hosting our very own Chinese New Year celebrations! Don't know much about the New Year? Not to worry, here's a few facts to help shed some light on this amazing celebration! If you missed last weeks blog, check it out here for the full introduction toChinese New Year! 1. The phrase 'Happy New Year' in Chinese is "Xin Nian Kuai Le".You can also say "Gung Hei Fat Choi" which wishes one another to have good fortune. 2.The celebration decorations are mostly in red because red is the symbol of happiness, wealth and prosperity,and can ward off evil spirits and bring good luck in Chinese culture. Houses are decorated with red lanterns, and red paper cuttings; city streets are lit up by red lanterns; and numerous people are dressed in red 3.The main celebrations usually begin with a family gathering and meal on the eve of the Spring Festival. A typical meal includes Traditional foods include fish, which is served at the end of the New Year’s meal and symbolizes abundance, and a sticky fruitcake called Neen Gow or Nian Gow 4.It is a tradition for younger family members to receive gifts of cash from older relatives, rather than wrapped presents; the money is generally given in a red envelope, to reinforce the positive feeling and it’s called “Red Pocket” 5.The two weeks of celebrations usually end with the Spring Lantern Festival; on the eve of the 15th day, families and friends again come together to eat and to put up lanterns or release them into the skies. The traditional Chinese Lantern Festival plays a prominent part within the new year tradition. Strewn through neighborhood streets and marketplaces; these bright symbols of hope mark the return of better days as winter finally retreats -- and spring moves forward! Join us this Saturday to celebrate Chinese New Year at Marlborough Mall! Similar to last year, we will have the Kugekai Lion Dance group performing! In addition, we will also be hosting a paper lantern arts station for the kids and the Calgary Chinese Community Service Association will be on site playing traditional games and showcasing a few traditional garments from 1 - 3 PM. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Chinese New Year: Year of the Dog!

2018-02-15 00:00:00 -0700 +

Chinese New Year is an event that is celebrated across the world! And February 16 marks the beginning of this fascinating celebration! This year is the Year of the Dog! Accordingly to Asian astrology, your year of birth and the animal this represents set many of your personality traits. People who are born in 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006 and 2018 are born in the Year of the Dog. Based on this Chinese Zodiac, these people are deemed loyal, honest, kind, cautious and prudent. The celebration is also known as the Lunar New Year or as the “Spring Festival” in China, even though it falls in the middle of the winter! This is because the ancient solar calendar, which depicts 24 periods through the year, classifies the start of Spring as the period from February 4th to 18th.The main celebrations usually begin with a family gathering and meal on the eve of the Spring Festival. A typical meal includes Traditional foods include fish, which is served at the end of the New Year’s meal and symbolizes abundance, and a sticky fruitcake called Neen Gow or Nian Gow. One of the most auspicious signs in the Chinese zodiac,the dragonis a traditional symbol of good luck and prosperity among the Chinese. During the New Year, the beast is sure to make an appearance doing its snake-like dance via team of street dancers -- who manipulate a long flexible figure of a dragon using poles positioned along its length. The longer the dragon, the more luck it will bring -- with some dragons stretching 100 feet or more in length. Join us on February 24th to celebrate Chinese New Year at Marlborough Mall. We have the Kugekai Lion Dance group performing, a paper lantern arts station for the kids and the Calgary Chinese Community Service Association on site playing traditional games and showcasing a few tradition garments from 1-3PM. We hope to see you there!

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Valentine's Day Gifts for Him & Her

2018-02-08 00:00:00 -0700 +

This Valentine's Day, step out of your comfort zone when buying gifts for your significant other! Although chocolates and flowers are a great gesture, this year we're focused on changing things up!At Marlborough Mall, we've got some amazing options for both him & her! Whether you are looking for something unique, trendy or high tech, #wehaveit! Many of these gifts are versatile and can be purchased for him or her! Check them out below! 1. Adidas NHL Hats 2 for $40 at Lids: These hats can be purchased for him or her! And since they are 2 for $40, you can buy one for yourself! 2. If she is a lover of sports and you are looking for something more specific, you can check out Premier Sports! From Feb 2 to 14 they are offering 25% off all ladies jerseys, clothing and merchandise! 3. Designed for aerial hobbyists, majority innovation adopters or even high level cinematographers, the Apex Warhawk Drone is a gift that will definitely impress your s/o. Capture incredible footage (photo or video) that materializes every precious memory you create, from thrilling landscapes to get away destinations and more! Find it and other drone options at Showcase! 4. Maybe you've gotten the feeling that you partner needs some R & R time. If so, the Micro Mist Diffusers from Tradeshow Express can definitely aid in providing some relief! If you want to go a step further, they also carry 3 in 1 Shiatsu Massagers! 5. With the temperatures really dropping,it's the perfect time to gifta chunky knit! Our new women's clothing store Nina has a ton but this one was our favorite! Paired with a cute t - shirt and jeans, it's the perfect winter look! 6. If you aren't looking to step out of the box completely and want to get something a bit more traditional, check out Michael Hill! We know your partner will never forget the breathtaking gold, silver and diamondjewellery collections! Let us know what your gifting your S/O by tagging us on social media at @marlboroughmall ! And remember, don't forget to visit Customer Service to enter to win our Valentine's Day Contest! If you haven't heard yet, this Valentine's Day Marlborough Mall and Opa! Of Greece want to treat you to a romantic date you won't forget! The special Valentine's Day includes a three - course candle light dinner for you and your main squeeze! To enter to win, all you need to do is visit our Customer Service Desk now until February 13th and complete an entry ballot!

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Win the Ultimate Valentine's Day Contest!

2018-02-01 00:00:00 -0700 +

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and this year, Marlborough Mall and Opa! Of Greece want to treat you to a romantic date you won’t forget! The special Valentine’s Day includes a three –course candle light dinner for you and your main squeeze! To enter to win, visit Marlborough Mall’s Customer Service Desk between February 5 and 13th and fill out a ballot letting us know who you would like to bring on your date and why!We know we can only choose one winner so don’t worry, if you aren’t the lucky one this time, we still have some ideas on how you can spend your Valentine’s Day evening! Check them out below! Love is in the Air! Love is in the air at Old Spaghetti Factory! Nothing says I love you like a little Italian! Whether you are indulging in some pasta or some amazing dessert, the Old Spaghetti Factory is a great date night location that will definitely have your Valentine feeing special! Be sure to check out their Facebook page here to join in on their 12 Days of Giveaways! This is Your Brain on Love! Discover your love for neuroscience by exploring all things human emotion this Valentine’s Day! Explore how dopamine affects the brain’s reward and pleasure centres, identify which triggers will drive your oxytocin levels sky high and perform emotional experiments on yourself! Want to take things a step further? Elevate your Valentine’s Day Adults Only Night and make reservations for a romatnic Spark the Love dining experience! Details can be found here! Love and Chocolate YYC Atwo day fun interactive event hosted by Winsport featuring local chocolate makers, chocolatiers along with a wide range of eclectic food andspecialty shops- a night out! Bar service featuring 5 stations representing different regions of the world along with DJ service to set the mood. In addition, each ticket sold will helpBrown Bagging for Calgary Kids!deliver 5 healthy lunches for students who would otherwise go hungry!For more information, click here. Let us know what you get up to this Valentine's Day by tagging @MarlboroughMall on social media! Happy Valentine's Day!

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The Benefits of Being Kind

2018-01-25 00:00:00 -0700 +

Throughout the month of January, we’ve invited Calgarians to join us in our Kickoff to Kindness. We wanted to start 2018 off with a bang and focus our energy in doing better to people and for people. The truth is, sometimes it’s a challenge to go beyond the norm to really be nice and help others. The great news is being kind to others has benefits for you too. Here’s a few ways on how helping out your fellow colleagues, friends, family or strangers brings value to your life too! You are happier when you are kind. Although the intention may be slightly selfish, being nice helps in our favor as well. Smiles are contagious and kindness works in the same way! When you do something nice for someone, your mood is instantly boosted. You will have better relationships. Kindness nurtures bonding between people in turn leading to better relationships. Not only does it facilitate development of new ones, it also strengthens existing ones. You inspire others to show kindness. When you do a good deed, you inspire others to be kind. In 2014, a customer at a drive-through Starbucks window paid for the coffee of the person in the car behind her. This started a “pay it forward” chain of 378 people who volunteered to pay for the drinks and food of the next customer. As a reminder, from now until January 31,your act of kindness will go further than ever!For every act of kindness photo shared using the hashtag#bekindmbm&#mbmwins and tagged to@MarlboroughMall and we will donate $1 toRonald McDonald House Charities® Southern Alberta. To make things even sweeter, when you post your act of kindness, you will be entered to win 1 of 4 $100 MBM Gift Cards. Go on, be kind!

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Now your Kindness will go Further!

2018-01-18 00:00:00 -0700 +

We’ve got some exciting news to share!Tell all your friends to rally because from now until January 31,your act of kindness will go further than ever!For every act of kindness photo shared using the hashtag#bekindmbm&#mbmwins, we at Marlborough Mall will donate $1 toRonald McDonald House Charities® Southern Alberta. To make things even sweeter, when you post your act of kindness, you will be entered to win 1 of 4 $100 MBM Gift Cards. Last year, the Ronald McDonald House Charities® Southern Alberta had hundreds of volunteers gave over 6000 hours of their time and they are always looking for more volunteers. There are so many ways that you can get involved and kick off 2018 with kindness, including volunteering at one of the Ronald McDonald House Charities® Southern Alberta fundraising events, in-house or for their Home for Dinner program. One opportunity of interest is the Home for Dinner Program which invites groups of up to eight people to visit the House and prepare a meal (dinner or brunch) for one of the families staying at the House. After a long day at the hospital, returning to the House to have a home-cooked meal makes a world of difference to these families. This program is perfect for team building events, friends or families. If you are interested in volunteering with the House check out their website for current opportunities:

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Kickoff to Kindness: Ways To Be Kind Today!

2018-01-11 00:00:00 -0700 +

Our Kickoff to Kindness started at the beginning of the month and we’ve been so inspired by all of the individuals who have shared their acts of kindness with us! Being kind is an important way of bringing meaning to our own lives. It’s also a great way to bring joy to the lives of others around us. In our previous blog we discussed what you gain from being kind to others. We also provided of ways you can simply be kind right away! To take things a step further, we’ve compiled a list of additional ways you can be kind to others and yourself! Check out our lists below! Additional ways you can be kind to others: Talk – just talk. We are often so busy on our phones or in our own worlds that we don’t stop to acknowledge people. A simple ‘Hello’ or a smile can brighten someone’s day. Take social interaction from online to offline to help contribute and truly engage. Donate your time or money. There are many charities/causes that need help. Go serve or help out with a donation to make an impact out of your comfort zone. Let someone cut you in the line. This simple gesture is an extremely powerful way to be kind. Say Thank You. A lot. Being grateful, especially for the small things is appreciated by everyone. Stop complaining. When you complain, you are robbing yourself and others of joy. Be in the moment, appreciate it and refrain from making something positive negative. Additional ways you can be kind to yourself: Spend 15 to 30 minutes in the morning or evening doing something that uplifts you. Whether it’s reading or another activity, take the time out for yourself. De-stress. No one wants to walk around with stress on their shoulders. Be kind to your body and mind by letting go of your tensions and stress. Go to bed early! You need your sleep to function, treat yourself to a real snooze. Remember, for the month of January be sure to submit a photo of yourself being kind using #mbmwins and #bekindmbm for your chance to win 1 of 4 $100 Marlborough Mall Gift Cards! We can’t wait to see more people being kind!

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Kickoff to Kindness 2018!

2018-01-04 00:00:00 -0700 +

After the holiday season and the New Year celebrations, it’s now that time when we begin to plan our year ahead. At Marlborough Mall, we want you to start 2018 off right! To jumpstart the year with a bang, we are asking everyone to join us in our Kickoff to Kindness. Being kind can make someone else’s day but it can also make yours. When you are kind, it’s a win - win situation. Here’s what you gain from being kind to others: It makes you happy. Studies have shown that being good to others actually makes you feel happier. Its good for the heart! Research shows that kindness leads to emotional warm which causes the brain to release oxytocin – the feel-good hormone. It’s inspiring to others. When we are kind, it’s contagious and creates domino effect where one person’s generosity spreads to those receiving and watching. Unsure how to start: here’s a list of a few ways you can be kind today: Hold the door open. Buy someone a coffee. Pay a few compliments. Smile more often. Express your gratitude Help someone carry their grocery bags or packages Be a snow angel and help someone shovel their snow. Purge your closet and donate items to a shelter. Volunteer for a nonprofit group. Show our planet some love and pick up some garbage off the ground. For the month of January, submit a photo of yourself being kind using #mbmwins and #bekindmbm for your chance to win 1 of 4 $100 Marlborough Mall Gift Cards. To increase your odds, Pick up a #bekindmbm sticker at customer service, use it in the photo and get an extra submission! We look forward to seeing how you are kind this month!

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NYE 2018: Dress to Impress

2017-12-28 00:00:00 -0700 +

Although NYE can seem overrated, what you wear to ring in the New Year matters! Whether you are heading out to a house party, late dinner or out to a bar with friend – we want you to look your very best! For us, New Year’s Eve is the perfect opportunity to go above and beyond with the glitz and glam! For the ladies: We suggest starting off with a little black dress! This beautiful tea –length A - line can be found at Nina, our newest addition to the mall! If you are feeling more adventurous, this dress also comes in candy red. Once you have a dress in mind, we recommend layering on this faux fur jacket from Mandeez Xclusif. Perfect over any evening dress, you will surely make a statement in this piece. It’s available in black or golden beige! Finally, no outfit is complete with the final accessories! Visit MDX Footwear to check out their amazing selection of shoes! Whether you are looking for a glitzy flat, low or high heel, they have got the perfect pair of shoes and accessories to have you entering 2018 shining bright like a diamond. For the men: Now that we have the ladies covered, it’s time we make some recommendations for the men! We want 2018 to be the start of something great! Our friends at A La Parisienne have many striking suits that will have you looking your very best when midnight strikes. Whether you are looking for a pattern or something classic like this elegant charcoal grey 3 piece suit, they have you covered. Nothing feels better than knowing you look good from head to toe and lucky for you, a La Parisienne offers a great variety of footwear in addition to their suits and ties! Whether you are looking to stand out in a crowd or to keep it chic and sleek, they’ve got something you are bound to love. We hope you loved these suggestions as much as we do! Let us know what you purchased at the mall! Tag @MarlboroughMall on FB, IG or TW! Happy Shopping and Happy New Years!!!!

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Christmas Gift Guide: For Him

2017-12-21 00:00:00 -0700 +

Whetheryou are shopping for a friend, brother, husband or father – this Holiday season, we’ve got you covered. He’ll love them so much you won’t even need to include a gift receipt! Check out our Christmas Guide for himbelow! At Marlborough Mall, #wehaveit! Our first pick, the droid he has been looking for! It's the perfect time to pick up the Star Wars: The Last Jedi Hyperdrive BB-8 remote control droidfor the Star Wars fan on your list! As it rolls around, itbuilds up theability to initiate Hyperdrive – as indicated by the lights on the controller. Initiate Hyperdrive to take BB-8’s speed to the max! BB-8 features lights, and expressive sounds to fully immerse in the Star Wars universe. Available at the Source! Second on our list of gifts: these ultimate tough watches from Sparkle Jewellers. Not only are they water resistant and shock resistant, they are built with uncompromising passion and you can tell based on their detailed design. They have a great selection of models to choose from!Third on our list Third on our list is this stunning lamb skin leather jacket found at Boutique of Leathers! For $199.99 with a removable hood it can easily convert from casual to dressy! Perhaps your recipientis more of a gamer? If so, EB Games has many great options to choose from when it comes to games! Our faves right now are NBA 2K18 or FIFA- the Ronaldo Edition! Last but not least, we've found the best gift to give the man in your life! Check out this Leather Wallet and Travel Charger duo from Things Remembered. It's great to look at and will come in handy! We hope the guys in your life enjoy these gifts as much as we do! Let us know what you purchased at the mall! Tag @MarlboroughMall on FB, IG or TW! Happy Shopping and Happy Holidays!

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Christmas Gift Guide: For The Kids

2017-12-14 00:00:00 -0700 +

Christmas is near and as the days pass, the pressure of having that perfect gift increases. Although most children are happy with the variety of presents under their tree, they are the ones you defnitely don't want to dissapoint! To make things easier and ensure they are loving what they see, our elves havecollected intel on the presents we know they will be ecstatic about! Our first pick is this hand sensory drone for kids! Found at Toys, it's the perfect gift for any child who is technologically savvy! It's also perfect for the Minion fanatic! Second in line are these runners from LED Shoes. With a selection of different colors, they are bright, colorful and include a tucked in roller ball - the perfect gift for your little or big kid! Clothing is also a really great choice for gifting your little ones - and who doesn't love something comfy and cozy for the Winter holidays? Our third pick are the onesies found at Urban Kids - a gift that will really spread the Christmas cheer! Our fourth pick is a handmade item is from a new store in the mall called Mia's Secrets. They have recently joined the mix at Marlborough Mall and we couldn’t be more excited! All their products are made of AlPaca wool, they are warm, soft and a greatunique gift item for all ages/genders! How beautiful is this sweater – sized from newborn to size 8 in boys/girls. Our last pick is for those kids who love video games! EB Games has a great variety of childrens games and Cars Driven To Win is a great choice for your Disney/Pixar lover! Let us know what you bought at Marlborough Mall by tagging us on social media at @marlboroughmall! And don't forget, Santa is at the mall on weekends until December 24th! Come visit Santa in the Family Park! Click here for more details!

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Christmas Gift Guide: For Her!

2017-12-07 00:00:00 -0700 +

With the weather being so mild at this time of year, it’s hard to recognize that Christmas is only 18 days away! The sleigh bells are ringing and whether we have snow or not, it’s definitely the most wonderful time of the year. Christmas décor is up, poinsettias in place, that beautiful Christmas tree shining bright with perfect ornaments – and hopefully, underneath, a bed of presents handpicked for each of your loved ones. If you haven’t gotten that far, no need to worry – we’ve handpicked some of our very own favorites to inspire you! Check out our Christmas gift guide for her! Our first pick: a trendy trench coat from Fancy Label. These stunning jackets cost between $90-$130. Both the floral and the double breasted trench coats are a great addition to any women’s wardrobe! Another great find at Fancy Label is this beautiful coffee/tea set. If you are looking for a show stopper gift –this is the one. It’s ideal for anyone who loves warm beverages but perfect for the avid party host. Our third pick are the Baylith boots at Call It Spring. These mid-calf boots are another great addition to any fashionistas wardrobe. Distinguished by a unique zipper right down the middle, they can be both dressed up or down. Although Sangsters is known as a vitamin and nutrition store, they have some additional products that can make for the perfect gift! Specifically, they carry handmade cold process soaps made by Alberta Natural Products. Their selection includes traditional soaps, marbled soaps and botanical soaps Our fifth pick is the gorgeous Kylie sets from Tradeshow Express. This store has joined the mix at Marlborough Mall and we couldn’t be more excited! They offer Kylie lipkits, makeup brushes, eyeshadow and more! Of course, every woman loves diamonds and there are no playing favorites when it comes to these layered rings from Michael Hill Jewellers. The rose, gold and silver all include 1 carat of diamonds – whether you buy one or all three, diamonds are a girl’s best friend! Let us know what you’ve bought by tagging us on social media and remember, if you know someone who is deserving of something extra special Christmas, nominate them through our Secret Santa for a chance to win $100 Marlborough Mall Gift Card! For more information, click here!

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Santa Selfie

2017-11-30 00:00:00 -0700 +

In North America, Santa Claus is known as a jolly old man who wears a red suit with a big white beard and delivers gifts from his sleigh pulled by reindeer on Christmas Eve. BUT, the magical gift giving tradition is different around the world. This year, Marlborough mall is celebrating a number of different holiday figures! On now until December 24th, we will be introducing you to to four figures from all over the world, and you could win a $200 gift card by snapping a selfie with one of them! This is Yul Tomten (Jultomten), also known as Nisse (say “NEE-seh”), who is similar to North America’s Santa Claus in Scandinavia! Can you guess how he delivers gifts on Christmas Eve and what he likes to receive instead of cookies and milk? Yul Tomten prefers porridge with butter instead of milk and cookies! This photo was taken in Sweden, a Scandinavian country that Yul Totem visits. The legend of Yul Tomten (Jultomten), started out as simple house gnomes protecting children and animals from misfortune and even doing house chores. Over time they have come to look a lot more like the traditional Santa Claus of North America, with a red cap and white beard, although not quite as tall. The people of Scandinavian countries like Sweden, Finland and Norway believe that this small character lives in the woods just outside of their homes rather than in the North Pole! While Santa Claus is quite well-known in Latin America and Spain, the real stars are Los Reyes, or the Three Kings, who are celebrated on January 6 on El Día de los Reyes.The Three Kings, also known as Wise Men, followed the North Star to meet Baby Jesus and offer three symbolic gifts. While celebrations vary in many parts of the world, boys and girls begin to write letters to the Three Kings in December. Can you guess what they write in their letters? Boys and girls in Latin America write to the Three Kings about things they would like to receive on January 6th and whether or not they have been good or bad that year. Just like Santa’s naughty or nice list, children receive presents if they have been good and coal if they have been bad. Sometimes there is even a big parade when the Kings listen to the kid’s requests. On the night of January 5th, children put their shoes by the door so the Three Kings know how many kids live there. They also put out food and drink for The Kings, and water for their camels. In the morning, presents are found with the shoes, and all the food and drink is gone! In Italy, La Befana is a friendly old woman with magical powers who delivers toys to good kids and coal or ash to the bad ones by coming in through the chimney…Instead of the cookies Santa loves, La Befana prefers something less sweet! La Befana, the friendly woman who delivers toys in Italy, prefers sausage and wine to be left instead of cookies and milk! Parents will leave a plate and glass out for her to enjoy on her travels. La Befana travels by broom rather than sleigh and is very courteous, sweeping up any mess she might make around the fireplace. Meet Dun Che Lao Ren.He is an important man in China, similar to Santa Claus in North America! Although Chinese New Year is a much bigger celebration, traditionally Christian children in China hang muslin stockings hoping they’ll be filled with treats. Christmas trees are also called something different. Christmas Trees in China are referred to as, “‘Trees of Light’, which are decorated with beautiful paper lanterns, chains and flowers. The gift giving tradition at this time of year is also growing in popularity in China. Stop by Santa Land at Marlborough Mall & snap a selfie with these holiday figures! Post it to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, tag @marlboroughmall and use the hashtag #MBMWins - you could win a $200 gift card. Hurry, you have until December 24th!

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Black Friday: $ave BIG

2017-11-23 00:00:00 -0700 +

We’ve been talking about Black Friday since what seems like forever and ladies and gentlemen, the day has finally arrived! This Friday, November 24th, it’s all about Black Friday deals! Last week, we provided tips to get you through your day (click here if you missed them) but knowing what to expect to help budget your time and money was on the list. To make things easier for you, we’ve compiled a list of the deals taking place in the mall! Ardene: November 24 to November 28, receive up to 50% off on clothing and footwear. Selected Styles. Mad Hatters Superstore: November 24 to December 1, Black Friday deals include Sheets for $24.95, Handbags $15, Pashminas $6.95, Belts, Wallets and Socks for $5 or less . Urban Planet: November 24. 40-75% OFF STOREWIDE Hong Gifts: November 24 to November 30. Get an additional 30% off selected items. New York Fries:November 24 to November 27. Spend to earn points: Spend $8 (before tax) and get 2x points, Spend $13 (before tax) and get 3x points, Spend $18 (before tax) and get 4x points! If you are not a Fry Society member, now is the time to join their free and fabulous loyalty and rewards program - sign up easily at Hakim Optical: November 24 to November 27. 80% OFF ALL Hakim Designer Frames. Chatters Hair Salon: November 24 to November 26. Black Fridaze Scratch & Save up to 50% off! Mucho Burrito: November 24. Buy 2 Tacos, Get the 3rd Free! ​ Sangsters: November 24. Receive a free 1000IU of Vitamin D3 Capsules (90) valued at $5.99 with any purchase in store. EB Games: November 24 to November 27. See store for details. Anthony Jewellers: November 24. Everything instore! Gold Chains, Diamond engagement rings, diamond earrings and so much more up to 50% off Dairy Queen: November 24. $1 OFF any large smoothie on Black Friday only. Shefield Express: November 24. Authentic Swiss Army “Victorinox” knives “buy 1 get 40% off on 2nd one equal or less value)” & $0.99 c Aquafina Water 591ml Asian Fusion: November 24 to December 1. Buy 1 Get One 50% Off. Mary Browns: November 24 to November 30. 12 Piece of Chicken with Large Taters or Fries with Coleslaw or Macaroni + 1 Large Gravy for $26.99 Sparkle Jewellers:November 24 to November 26. 60% off all Gold, Silver and Diamond Jewellery Mobilinq:November 24. Get 20% off on phone accessories and cases. Tradeshow Express:November 24. Black Friday Sale 10% OFF the ENTIRE STORE! Joining us for Black Friday? We want to know what deals you take advantage of! Keep us in the loop on your Black Friday adventure by tagging us at @MarlboroughMall! And remember, the first 50 shoppers who present receipts from purchases made on November 24 of $100 or more at Marlborough Mall to Customer Service will receive a FREE $25 Mall Gift Card. See customer service for details!

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Tips to Get Through Black Friday With Ease!

2017-11-16 00:00:00 -0700 +

Black Friday – the day of deals galore! There are three types of shoppers when it comes to Black Friday – the strategist, the flustered and the nonexistent. As much as most love the day, let’s face it, it can be overwhelming. If you are going to go Black Friday shopping, you should have a plan in place and we’re here to help! Check out our tips to get you organized and ready for your Black Friday day! 1) Don’t Get Hangry If you are heading out to shop on Black Friday, ensure you have a big breakfast to tie you over and have snacks in your bag for the day! The day is going to be filled with long lines and the last thing you want to be is HANGRY. After your day is done, head to the food court and treat yourself to a meal! 2) Go easy on the hydration We are all for the hydration and for 364 days, keep the water flowing! But on Black Friday, the last thing you want to be doing is over drinking and having to pop into the washroom all day. Hold off on the beverages until you’ve made your major purchases that you just can’t live without. 3) Prepare a budget and stick to it Before heading out the door to take part in a Black Friday shopping spree, make sure you know how much you can afford to spend. Choose your must have items and gifts first. Be sure to have a number in mind for the max amount you can spend. Once you have that number in mind, stick to it! It’s easy to make impulse purchases especially when you feel you have been saving all day. The last thing you want to feel is buyer’s remorse. 4) Know what you are getting into If you have items in mind, turn to your social media channels and follow your favorite stores! Just by watching social media channels, you can see what the savings are really about as well as be more informed on items that you may not have seen otherwise. 5) Be kind to everyone! This is especially important! As frustrating as lines can be – you signed up for the chaos! Remember, everyone is doing the best that they can do. Be nice to the sales associates, staff on site and your change room or line neighbor! Be sure to check into our social media channels andfor Black Friday deals in the mall and stay tuned to the blog next week where we will list all of the promotions taking place! Looking for deals all year round? We post ongoing mall promotions throughout the year at our website! Click here to see them all!

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Lest We Forget: Remembrance Day

2017-11-09 00:00:00 -0700 +

Remembrance Day is a memorial day observed in Commonwealth of Nations member states since the end of the First World War to remember the members of their armed forces who have died in the line of duty. Here are a few facts on this commemorative day: 1. Remembrance Day was first observed in 1919 throughout the British Commonwealth. It was originally called “Armistice Day” to commemorate armistice agreement that ended the First World War on Monday, November 11, 1918, at 11 a.m.—on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. 2. From 1921 to 1930, Armistice Day was held on the Monday of the week in which November 11 fell. In 1931, Alan Neill, Member of Parliament for Comox–Alberni, introduced a bill to observe Armistice Day only on November 11. Passed by the House of Commons, the bill also changed the name to “Remembrance Day”. The first Remembrance Day was observed on November 11, 1931. 3. Every year on November 11, Canadians pause in a moment of silence to honor and remember the men and women who have served, and continue to serve Canada during times of war, conflict and peace. We remember the more than 2,300,000 Canadians who have served throughout our nation’s history and the more than 118,000 who made the ultimate sacrifice. 4. Thepoppyis the symbol of Remembrance Day. Replica poppies are sold by the Royal Canadian Legion to provide assistance to Veterans. 5. Remembrance Day is a federal statutory holiday in Canada. It is also a statutory holiday in three territories (Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut) and in six provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador). 6. The national ceremony is held at the National War Memorial in Ottawa. The Governor General of Canada presides over the ceremony. It is also attended by the Prime Minister, other government officials, representatives of Veterans’ organizations, diplomatic representatives, other dignitaries, Veterans as well as the general public. Attending Remembrance Day ceremonies on November 11th is a well-known way to honor the men and women who served Canada in times of war, military conflict and peace. We want to know how what you did for Remembrance Day! Let us know by tagging us on social media, and remember – the mall hours are 12-5PM on Nov 11 but we will be open and will be having a moment of silence at 11:00am. **All facts were provided by Veterans Affairs Canada. To find additional facts and more information on Remembrance Day, click here!

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Post Halloween Candy Detox

2017-11-02 00:00:00 -0600 +

Did you overindulge this Halloween? If you celebrated Halloween this week, you may have taken part in the following activities: went to a Halloween party over the weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday), Trick or Treated, devoured all items at the Halloween potluck at work and eaten candy prior to, during and even after all of these events took place. Not to worry, if you said yes to any of the above statements, you are not alone. Although this spooky season is mainly for the kids, adults are known to take part in candy consumption and if you feel the same way we do, it’s time for your body to rid all of that sugar! Follow these easy steps for our Halloween Detox: 1) Stay hydrated: go easy on the salt and be sure to drink lots of water! Not only is it important for energy, It will help you flush out the sugar in your system. 2) Stay away from sugar: the more you eat, the more you will crave! If you want something sweet, reach for some fresh fruits and veggies instead of all the leftover Halloween candy! 3) Eat better! You’ve been running your body on processed, unhealthy ‘junk’ and your body needs to retrain itself to crave for good, healthy, nutrient filled foods instead of the opposite! Remember, you are what you eat! 4) Get active and stay active! In order to rid the toxins from your body, your body needs to release. The easiest way to do this is to sweat! Through activities such as running, dance, walking, whether it’s easy, moderate or advanced, the more you sweat, the quicker you’ll feel like your normal, better self! Do you have a detox method that works for you? Let us know how you detox after Halloween!

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Celebrate Halloween at #MBM

2017-10-26 00:00:00 -0600 +

Trick or treat, trick or treat. Give me something good to eat’ - if you recognize this line, you also recognize that Halloween is only 5 days away! Can you believe it? We can’t either! The Halloween bliss has already begun and we’re definitely here for all of the delicious Halloween candy, chilling décor and multiple pumpkins with scary faces! Whether you dress up as Salt Bae, Wonder Woman, Pennywise, the Snapchat Hot Dog or a unicorn, one thing we can promise is here at Marlborough Mall, we’re doing Halloween big and we have something for everyone! For the adults: This year we’ve got over 6,000 square feet of terror at the mall! Upon reassembling the desecrated bones collected through his travels, as unspeakable evil is seeping through the cracks of Grim Manor. They have unwittingly opened a portal from hell that has taken over the house and its occupants. Grim Manor will be on site until October 31st and they are waiting for you. Halloween is the one time of year, even if just a little, the belief of ghosts, ghouls, monsters and magic exists. Gina Williams carries this magic all year round as she is aPsychic and Tarot Consultant. Lucky for you, we have her on siteand she will be booking in appointments for tarot and angel card readings. As your tarot reader, you can ask her any question: specific or general; past, present or future; for yourself or others; and for inner-self issues or material fortunes. For the kids: This year, Grim Manor is offering Grim’s Haunted Adventures 3D – a tale of what Happened before the Manor. Go in search of immortality with Professor Grim and his colleague, Harpreet. They have found a link between eternal life and the bones of a powerful witch murdered long ago, scattered across the globe. The journey for such an enticing reward won’t be easy, but Grim’s obsession cannot be quelled, no matter the cost. Visit the attraction today! The price for kids 3-13 is only $3 and kids 2 and under is FREE! For more details, visit Not to worry, if you missed out on our celebration on October 21st, we are doing it all over again on Saturday, October 28thfrom 12noon - 4pm. Bring the kids in and join us for a fun Day of the Dead Halloween CelebrationEnjoy sugar pumpkin decorating, face painting, costume contests, entertainment and more! Lastly, on October 31st from 2PM to 7PM, children 12 and under are welcome to join us at the mall for some Trick or Treating! Tag us in your Marlborough Mall Halloween experiences at @MarlboroughMall for all social media channels! We would love to see what you get up to this Halloween!

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Day of the Dead Celebrations

2017-10-19 00:00:00 -0600 +

The Day of the Dead is a Mexican celebration that remembers and honors those who have departed. With remembrance comes celebration and on these days, the streets near the cemeteries are filled with decorations, flowers, candy skulls and parades. Far from a sad occasion, this time is meant for joyous memories and family gatherings. Here are a few facts to get you familiar with this unique tradition: 1. In Mexico and in many Latin cultures the Day of the Dead is the most important holiday.This popular holiday is too big for just one day. It’s often celebrated from October 31 until November 2nd. It’s internationally recognized as Dayof the Dead but it’s authentic name is Día De Los Muertos. 2. The Day of the Dead is celebrated by building a special altarwith specific items that carry meaning. 3. Decorated sugar skulls are a particularly unique Day of the Dead tradition. The molded sugar skulls are meant to represent the life and individuality of the departed. 4. Skeletons are an important decoration for the holiday. Unlike scary Halloween skeletons, Day of the Dead skeletons are more whimsical, including people wearing skeleton makeup and animal skeletons. 5. Colorful marigolds are known as the flower of the dead. They’re used in alter decorations and placed on the graves of the departed. The fragrance of the Marigolds is supposed to lead the spirits home. Join us this Saturday, October 21st and Saturday, October 28thfrom 12noon - 4pm for a fun Day of the Dead Halloween CelebrationEnjoy sugar pumpkin decorating, face painting, costume contests, entertainment and more! For event details, visit more details!

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2017-10-12 00:00:00 -0600 +

My husband and I love going shopping together. Call us weird, but it is a fun bonding experience that is all about us. Sorry kids, mommy and daddy need some time alone. Usually when we shop Ibuy 2 or three items for every piece of clothing he gets. Mostly because I fall in love with everything, but also because finding quality, fashion-forward men's clothing can be a daunting task. Marlborough Mall makes shopping easy with a wide choice of men's options. If you are like my husband and are looking to refresh your wardrobe, make sure to follow these simple tips for impeccable style all fall long. 1. Incorporate pattern Throughout the dark winter months, it can be hard to wear anything but black and navy blue. They are safe colours, but can quickly become stale. This fall, look for great patterns that express your personality and draw attention. I love to see men in a bold print with neutral colours. It really makes a statement as you walk into any room. This button-down shirt is the perfect option for fall as it uses light polka dots on a deep blue background. It can easily be dressed up or down making it a great wardrobe staple. 2. Colourful pants These days coloured pants are becoming acceptable for men. When choosing colourful pants pick a colour that is rich and deep. A rich deep green, purple, or red can act as a neutral in your wardrobe. This will make it easier to mix and match more items in your closet all year long. Once you build up an arsenal of great colours, you will quickly find that you become the best dressed among your friends. Don't be afraid to take the plunge. If you are hesitant to go bold, try starting out with a lighter blue pant. 3. Protect your new shoes After the first snow;you have to make sure to protect your shoes from the ice melting salt. One wrong step and your leather shoes will be reduced to white streaky messes! Always make sure to buy shoe spray to keep your kicks fresh all fall and winter long. A great colour to wear in the winter is brownish-grey. It will help hide unfortunate mishaps and take you through winter in style. Bonus tip! Accessorize Tastefully accessorize with bold neutral coloured bracelets. This will elevate your style. Why? Because women notice details. If you have the right accessories, the right people will notice. Jameelais a proud Calgarian and the owner of Alora Boutique. She is the mother of two lovely little girls and has a passion for sustainable and Canadian made fashion. Through bold colour and fun patterns, Jameela shows you that you can be stylish, and socially conscious at the same time. Stay tuned for more guest blogs and more advice on fashion, food, lifestyle and more!

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Celebrate Thanksgiving This Long Weekend

2017-10-05 00:00:00 -0600 +

Thanksgiving is a national holiday celebrated in many countries all over the world. It began as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year. Nowadays Thanksgiving may not be as traditional as it used to be, however friends and family continue to gather to break bread and celebrate life. There’s a lot going on in the city and we have a full weekend ahead of us! Here’s a few of the events we will be checking out! Flashlight Fridays at the Corn Maze The Calgary Corn Maze is fun and challenging at any time, but think of trying to navigate the paths at night using only your flashlight! Bring your flashlights and your sense of direction, you’ll need both! For more details, visit them here. Harvest Pumpkin Hunt on Saturday Visit our friends at Butterfield Acres and roll through the crunch fall leaves of the farm to find some kid-sized pumpkins! Once they are found, decorate them into creative pumpkin-head masterpieces! Although this event takes place every weekend in October, this weekend is perfect for us! Visit them online here and purchase your tickets! The hunt schedule is filling up fast! Family Thanksgiving Dinner on Sunday Use Sunday to spend with family. Whether you make the food together or you buy it, make sure you eat together, cell phone free! No one needs to check their IG or Facebook during dinner. Make a set time to take a group family photo or a shot of the food before everyone sits to eat. If you’re short on time, we suggest picking up dessert at MM Food Market. We love the Pumpkin Pie at M & M Food Market –it’s lightly spiced Dickinson pumpkin puree with a light, flaky pie crust. Free Public Swim and Skate on Monday Check out the Free Swim and Skate at select Calgary Rec Pools! Make the most of your Monday and take the day to get in some physical activity! More details here! Whatever you end up doing, we hope you have a great Thanksgiving! Let us know what you got up to and what you are thankful for by sharing on FB, IG or TW and using the hashtag #givethanksMBM.

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2017-09-28 00:00:00 -0600 +

I love fall. It is the perfect time to refresh your wardrobe and rediscover all the great things aboutfall: layering cute sweaters, boots, and deep richcolours.I recently re-discovered Marlborough mall! I grew up in the area and used to go to Marlborough when I was in school. My friends and I would spend hours, and hours shopping there after school. As I got older, I took on more responsibilities and shopping took a back seat. Now that I am a mother of two and established in my business, I have more time and money to spend on myself. I took the opportunity of the seasons changing to add a few fall pieces to my wardrobe. A Classic Coat What is fall without a classic coat? I found this lovely blue coat at Fancy Label a modest clothing store in Marlborough. This new addition to the mall is well decorated and has excellent, quality clothingoptions. At first, I was nervous to go in because I was convinced that the store was just for Muslim women (they sell traditional Muslim garment). Their pieces are long but fitted and perfect for fall. I picked up this royal blue coat with gold accents thatwasmade in Turkey. It buttons up all the way, but I opted to leave it open for most of the day to wear as a light coat. I received so many compliments on the coat. Tips on Buying a Fall Coat When you are looking for a fall coat I recommend looking for the following Check for fit. Make sure that the shoulders of the jacket fall at the edge of your natural shoulder. Also, make sure that you can zip or button up the coat with ease. Get the right length. If you are short, you may want to avoid super long coats that will look like they are swallowing you up. If you are taller, make sure that your coat's sleeves are the right length. You don't want cold wrists! Choose a great color! Black is very heavy and, to be honest, boring. Try looking for a great red, hunter green, or if you have to, a grey. You will feel much better about going out when it is cloudy when you have some color. Check out Fancy Label in Marlborough mall for many cute, reasonably priced items. Fall Boots Boots for fall are a must. My husband is 6'3 and I am constantly looking for shoes that will make me as tall as him. This is a near-impossible feat, as I am 5'7 and a half. When I spotted these crimson boots at MDX Footwear I knew I had to have them. With their lace-updetail and sky-high heel, I figured that I could look cute and give my husband a run for his money. Don't be fooled: these shoes are extremely comfortable. These shoes have a hidden platform making them easy to walk in. I love the fact that these boots are over the knee and not black. They are fun and funky and I will get lots of wear out of them. Think about it. These boots can be worn with a cute short skirt and leggings, pants, or with a sweater dress. The possibilities are endless. Tips for Boot shopping Look for the following when buying boots Can you wear them with socks? If you try on your boots and they are tight, go a half size up. You have to be able to wear them with socks in the unpredictable Calgary weather. Consider what else you can wear them with. Go through your wardrobe and make a mental list of all the things that would go great with your boots. If you can think of at least 4 outfits to wear them with, you have a winner! Are they comfortable? You will likely be spending 5 hours or more in your fall boots. Make sure they are easy to walk in before you buy them. Check out MDX Footwear for lots of great fall boots. The best part about these finds is that they are both from locally owned businesses. These are people who live and work in Calgary and stand behind their product. Always support local where you can. It makes the city a better place! Jameela is a proud Calgarian and the owner of Alora Boutique. She is the mother of two lovely little girls and has a passion for sustainable and Canadian made fashion. Through bold colour and fun patterns, Jameela shows you that you can be stylish, and socially conscious at the same time. Stay tuned for more guest blogs and more advice on fashion, food, lifestyle and more!

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#MBMNEW What’s New at Marlborough Mall!

2017-09-21 00:00:00 -0600 +

We’ve been undergoing a few changes with our tenant mix the last few months at Marlborough Mall but we are excited to say we’ve gained some awesome additions that diversify our offerings! Some are brand new and some opened a few months ago but either way, we want you to know that we mean it when we say “we have it!” Here’s a quick list of what’s new at the mall as well as what we can expect in the next few weeks! What’s new at the mall? Urban Kids: We would like to welcome our newest retailer, Urban Kids to Marlborough Mall. We are very excited to add this retailer to our tenant mix. At Urban Kids, knowing the consumer’s wants and needs is the key to success. Often to first hop on a trend bandwagon, tweens waste no time hitting the malls in search of the next best thing in clothing, accessories and lifestyle products. The tween market is largely under-served and Urban Kids has created a fun, uplifting shopping experience that reflects the diversity of taste in girls and boys from ages 4 to 14. Welcome Urban Kids! The Perfume Shoppe: You may have missed this grand opening, however in early July, we added the Perfume Shoppe to the mall! Over the years, The Perfume Shoppe has been providing great deals and products to their customers and will continue to be the leader as a discount store providing both favorite and hard to find fragrances! If you haven’t had a chance to check them out, with the season’s changing, now is a perfect time! TOYS: Another addition to our inline store mix is ‘Toys’ which is right across from the Food Court! This toy store offers a great selection of toys and games at even better prices! They have something for all ages! A perfect addition for kids and adults! Fancy Label: Fancy Label is a modest clothing store for all women who want something fashion forward. They carry a variety of styles including abayas, jilbabs, maxi skirts, coats, dresses, skirts and accessories. This business is a great addition to the mall and adds to the variety of options we carry. What to expect in the next few weeks: Sparkle Jewellers: We are very excited to announce our newest jewelry retailer in the mall, Sparkle Jewellers! They will be opening very soon and will offer both silver and gold jewelry. They pride themselves on pleasing their customers and providing the best customer service! Stay tuned for their open! Grim Manor: Halloween is quickly approaching and we are excited to share that we will be hosting Calgary’s newest haunted attraction at the mall! We will be hosting the haunted manor as well as Grim’s Haunted Adventures in 3D. What happened before the Manor? Go in search of immortality with Professor Grim and his colleague, Harpreet in 3D. They have found a link between eternal life and the bones of a powerful witch murdered long ago, scattered across the globe. The journey for such an enticing reward won’t be easy, but Grim’s obsession cannot be quelled, no matter the cost… If you are looking to really dig in, check out the Grim Manor evening shows. Upon reassembling the desecrated bones collected through his travels, an unspeakable evil is seeping through the cracks of the Manor. They have unwittingly opened a portal from hell that has taken over the house and its occupants. We want to welcome all of the new stores to our team and we hope that our customers love this new mix as much as we do! Happy Shopping!!

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Back to School: Lunch Prep

2017-09-14 00:00:00 -0600 +

The weeks leading up to Back to School are usually pretty chaotic – no matter what grade or age. We hope by now things have started to settle. Back to School includes a lot of change to one’s routine, especially when it comes to lunch. If you have been off for the last few months, you may not be used to packing a lunch but the reality is –buying lunch everyday can burn a really big hole in your pocket. Whether you are prepping for your kids or prepping for yourself, lunches made at home don’t have to be boring. After searching through our favorites, we’ve compiled a few lunch options that we hope will inspire you. For your young one: If you have a younger child, creativity within their lunch box is a must! Lunch time during the elementary age is often a show and tell and this is one your kiddo is definitely going to want to show! Created by Kellogg’s Family, this will definitely made your child’s day! Recipe found here! The Sun, Moon and Stars Directions: 1. Make a sandwich of your choice 2. Take a glass or round cookie cutter to make a circle from the sandwich. 3. Take a handful of Cheez It crackers and place in between the bread and around the sandwich. 4. Use a slice of strawberry to make the mouth. Place 2 blueberries to make the eyes and use a banana for the moon. 5. Use a handful of Cheez It crackers for the stars. For the teenager: For teenagers, creativity is a plus but it doesn’t take priority when it comes to lunches. Healthy lunches are important no matter what age – but it is vital to encourage older children to eat a balanced lunch full of vitamins and minerals. As the saying goes, you are what you eat and if they are having healthy meals, they will feel and look great. Although this recipe has a few more ingredients, your teen will love it! Recipe found here!The best thing about this meal is you can sub chicken for more veggies, beef or shrimp! You can also increase the batches to make a few at a time and save yourself a few evenings of prep. The Viet Baguette ( Bhan Mi) Ingredients: 1 Small Chicken Breast 1 Tsp Olive Oil 1 Tsp Rice Vinegar ½ Tsp Golden Caster Sugar ½ Lime Juice ½ Small Carrot, Peeled and Grated 2 Spring Onions, Thinly Sliced ¼ Cucumber, Deseeded and sliced ½ Red Chili, Sliced into rounds 1 Sandwich Baguette 3-4 Lettuce Leaves, washed 1-2 Tbsp, Sweet Chili Sauce Directions: Put the chicken breast between 2 pieces of cling film and bash with a rolling pin to about 1cm thick. Heat a griddle pan until hot. Rub the chicken with the oil, cook for 2-3 mins per side, or until cooked through. Set aside to cool. Mix together the rice vinegar, sugar and lime juice, stirring until the sugar is dissolved. Add the carrot, spring onions, cucumber and chilli. Split a sandwich baguette along the top. Stuff with the Little Gem leaves and shred the chicken on top. Pile on the carrot mixture and wrap or place in a plastic box. Put the sweet chilli sauce in a small portable pot and when it’s time for lunch, pour over the sauce just before tucking in. For the adult: Okay so you’ve made your lunch for your kids and depending on their age, you might not want the same meal they are having. Lucky for you, if you are making lunch you are most likely planning for dinner too and you can re-purpose your left overs into a great meal. Not only will this save you time, it will also help with your savings and who doesn’t love that! Here’s a meal that you can make for lunch by re-purposing your dinner! Recipe found here! Quick & Easy Rotisserie Chicken Tacos Ingredients 1 rotisserie chicken, shredded {use white meat only} 2 limes, quartered ½ cup queso fresco ½ of a red onion, thinly sliced 1 red pepper, julienned 1 Tablespoon of olive oil salt & pepper 2 avocado, diced white corn tortillas Directions: Pull off all the white meat from a cooked rotisserie chicken, shred the meat and set aside. Heat a large saute pan to medium high heat, add olive oil, sliced onions, and red peppers to pan. Season with salt & pepper. Saute for 5-6 minutes or until onions are translucent and peppers are slightly crispy. Crumble ½ cup of queso fresco. Assemble the tacos on white corn tortillas. Add desired amount of shredded rotisserie chicken, red pepper & onion mixture, queso fresco, avocado, and finish with fresh lime juice. Enjoy! We hope these quick and easy meals inspire you and your family’s lunchbox this week! Tag us in your Back to School Lunch meals! We can’t wait to see what your cooking!

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Back to School –Backpack Essentials

2017-09-07 00:00:00 -0600 +

If you had a chance to look at our previous #backtoschool blog post, (click here to read if you missed it) we talked about how to master your first day back at school. The first day back can be chaotic and we outlined the steps we believe set you up for success. As we continue to count down the days of summers end and fall’s arrival, we want ensure our followers are fully prepared for school all year round. Although schedules will continue to change, notebooks will begin to fill up with writing and new supplies will be bought, one thing should always stay the same: the essentials in your backpack. Here's a list of items we think you should carry year round: 1.Backpack Although this seems obvious, to get through your days at school, you need a backpack! The traditional, two –strap backpacks are best because they are better for your back, shoulders and neck. Your bag can get really heavy and having two straps distributes the weight better than a side bag. Check out these fashion favorites at a La Parisienne. If you are looking for something unique to stand out, these are perfect and they have an unbelievable selection. 2.Reusable Water Bottle A reusable water bottle is great to have on hand all the times. It helps keep you hydrated throughout the day. We believe your water bottle should be your BFF. By staying hydrated, you will have increased energy, improved skin complexion and will help you stay alert during your classes. Check out the Corkcicle from Things Remembered! It will keep your water cool throughout your day at school. 3. Planner Your agenda –whether it’s something that was provided to you by your school or something you purchased, keep this with you! Whether you are in elementary or university, students all have one thing in common and that’s a chaotic schedule. A quality planner helps you keep track of everything you need to do whether academic or personal. Whether you are looking for something big or small, Coles has a great selection. Here's our favourite: 4. Writing Utensils You don't need to carry a ton of pens or pencils, however no matter what your preference is, it's always a great idea to have a few on hand. You never know when that pop quiz is going to come up! If you need some additional inspiration, check out these pen kits from Coles, they will lift your spirits for sure! 5. Headphones Headphones are great. Whether you are plugged in before an exam or working on some homework, music can be an awesome tool to help focus or purposefully zone out. We love the Headrush Headphones from the Source. They have a great selection of colours and won't take up too much space in your bag! What do you keep in your backpack? Did we miss any essentials! Let us know by hashtagging#mbmbacktoschool

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Labour Day Long Weekend Vibes

2017-08-31 00:00:00 -0600 +

Whether you are heading back to school or just shifting back into a work routine, you’re probably feeling a bit down knowing that ‘Summer 2017’ has run its course. Luckily for you, this weekend is Labour Day Long weekend! That means you can decide whether you want to re-watch that entire series on Netflix again or you can come up with a plan to enjoy every day to the fullest! Here are a few activities we are going to check out and we hope to see you there! 1. Fiesta Filipino True to its primary objective in promoting the Filipino arts, culture and traditions, the Fiesta Filipino YYC, during its two-day celebration, features exhibits, paintings, songs, sports and dances that showcased the richness of their cultural heritage. This event is a free family fun event! When: September 1-3, 2017 Where: Olympic Plaza For more details, visit 2. BBQ on the Bow BBQ on the Bow is an annual competition and outdoor festival that takes place at the Montgomery Community Association in Shouldice Park. Their mission is to spread love, passion and joy for southern style BBQ while also celebrating local products, businesses and musicians! This event is free to attend and has something for all ages! You can expect food demonstrations, live music, face painting, balloon animals and more! When: September 2-3, 2017 Where: Shouldice Park, Montgomery Community Association For more details, visit 3. Calgary Pride Parade & Pride in the Park The signature Calgary Pride Parade is one of the most colourful celebrations of the year! This family friendly parade sees upwards of 60,000 spectators as over 150 entries from community groups, corporations, politicians, churches and public services roll through the heart of downtown, and celebrates the tremendous diversity of Calgary’s community. After the parade make your way to Princess Island Park for one of Calgary’s largest free outdoor cultural celebrations. From 12-6PM, there will be live music, activities in the family zone, beer gardens and a marketplace. When: September 3, 2017 Where: Downtown Calgary For more details, visit 4. Labour Day Classic Watch as our CFL team, the Calgary Stampeders, take on their rivals in the Labour Day Classic. If you understand the Edmonton Calgary rivalry, you won’t want to miss this! When September 4th, 2017 Where: McMahon Stadium For more details, visit We hope you take advantage of this weekend and hope to see you out and about! Happy Labour Day everyone!

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Back to School: Tips and Tricks

2017-08-24 00:00:00 -0600 +

Can you believe it’s almost time to go back to school? Summer is nearing its end and we can’t believe how quick fall is approaching! Heading back to school involves a lot of new morning routines, lunches, homework, new school supplies and of course that first day back! It’s not always easy but we’ve put together a list to help you master day one! 1. Pick out the perfect outfit. Most of the ‘Back to School’ nerves begin with not knowing what to wear on your first day back! Start planning your outfit early so that you are well prepared. Lay out all of your possible choices to see what will work best. Scrambling the night before can be chaotic and causes unnecessary stress! 2. Start with a fresh new notebook. There is nothing like a fresh clean notebook to start off your first day being back to school. It’s the perfect way to clean the slate and keep organized. We are in love with the notebooks at Coles! They have a great selection of spiral notebooks that can inspire you! Check them out and see for yourself! Here are two of our favorites: 3. Start your day with a healthy breakfast On the first day of school, be sure you wake up a few minutes earlier to start your day off right. Start your morning with a smoothie, omelet or even some oatmeal. You will need something filling that will give you fuel and ensure you are alert all day long. Getting back to that early am routine can be tough and there will be days where you will find yourself rushing out the door. Stock up your locker with quick on the go snacks like these FITJOY bars from GNC. Easy to carry and they pack a lot of flavor! 4. Pick up some basic supplies and wait until you have your school supply list. Don’t worry about having all of your supplies on day one. Most often, people bulk up and have to go back for specific items that your school requires. Head to Dollarama and check out their wall for the basics. Restock when you know exactly what you need! If you are headed to the mall this week, click here to view some of our promotions happening this week! And be sure to stay tuned to the blog for more Back to School tips!

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Back to School: Health & Wellness

2017-08-17 00:00:00 -0600 +

You might be feeling a little sad that summer is coming to an end and even a little nervous that your not so little ones are heading back to school but luckily these feelings will only stick around for a little while. Soon enough, schedules will be colliding, the chaos will begin and you will need to ensure that you are feeling recharged and ready to take on the world! Luckily for you, our friends at Sangsters have provided us with a few suggestions on supplements that will have you and your kids feeling your best! Suggestions for Parents: Multi Vitamins Health is wealth and vitamins and minerals are the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. The first supplement they suggest is a Women’s/Men’s Multi Vitamin. The benefits of a multi vitamin are endless but are specifically great for the relief of stress and anxiety. They help to increase energy and prevent diseases. Super Energize With the kids back to school, many parents are often tackling multiple tasks while also working and trying to find just a moment alone. Having energy is imperative. Sangsters has just the solution! Check out Super Energize. It’s a potent combination of herbs to boost natural energy levels. It includes benefits such as increased energy, preventing fatigue and building your immune system. Omega 3 Fish Oils In addition to being energized, being your best mentally and physically are extremely important too. This is where the Omega 3 Fish Oils come in handy! Not only do they improve concentration, they can benefit in preventative measures as well as treat heart disease. In addition, they are great for reducing joint pain and swelling. Suggestions for Kids: Multi Vitamins + DHA As children grow up, they are constantly developing the need for multivitamins as well as minerals to ensure they grow up to be healthy and strong. Our friends at Sangsters suggest the following additions to help your kids feel their best daily. A Children’s Multivitamin is a great supplement in addition to all of those healthy breakfast and lunch meals you provide daily. They are nutritious, are rich in Vitamin D which promotes growth and development of bones and teeth. Perfect for building a strong immune system and increasing energy, they will ensure that your child’s health stays on track and ready to perform. If you want to take this one step further, try Kids DHA. Its chewable fish oil and it helps nourish the mind and body. It’s great for strong bones, teeth and eyes and the best benefit, it has no fishy taste! For more information on how you can kick start your school year, visit Sangsters! Not only can they provide you with more information, visit them now until September 10th and take advantage of the Buy One, Get One at Half Price deal! Buy one product at regular price from the Sangsters or Renew Life Brand and get the second identical product at ½ price!

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Unlock & Win: Back to School Contest

2017-08-10 00:00:00 -0600 +

We can’t believe its August already, can you? The end of summer is near and that means a few things: we only have a few more weeks of this high heat and need to make the most of it and"Back to School" is literally around the corner, which means it’s time to go shopping, get that hair trimmed and get ready for another great school year! This year we want to make back to school shopping easier than ever!We have 2 more days until our Unlock and Win contest is back! Similar to last year, find the daily key code on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages or in mall from August 12th to 18th and enter to win! To enter, all you need to do is email the daily key code (different on each social media channel and in store)to . We will randomly select three winners, and you could be one of the three winners to be given the key that opens the locker here in the mall! Our grand prize is valued at $500!!! To help our followers, we’ve already started our countdown andprovided a few hints on where the daily key can be found in mall during the contest period. Our first hint: you can find your Calgary Flames and Calgary Stampeders gear here! Our second hint: Activated Charcoal is the newest beauty fad and you can find it here. This charcoal can be used on your face and to whiten your teeth! People use this to make various goods—including clothing (e.g., shoes, hats, jackets, skirts, trousers, and belts),bookbinding, wallpaperand as a furniture covering. It is produced in a wide variety of types and styles, decorated by a wide range of techniques and we have a store dedicated to it! That’s all for now! Be sure to check out our social pages for the last 2 hints before the contest starts on Saturday! For more information on the Unlock & Win Back to School contest or a copy of our rules and regulations, click here! Will you be this years winner? Good luck!!!

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Celebrating Heritage Day!

2017-08-03 00:00:00 -0600 +

It’s the long weekend and whether you are staying in the city or head out of town, we’re positive this weekend is going to be good vibes only! Based on the forecast, the sun will be shining all weekend long! (If you missed our blog post on how to Beat the Heat -make sure to check it out here!) August Long Weekend is one of the best long weekends of the year and it’s because on the first Monday of August each year, we in Alberta celebrate Heritage Day! Although it’s not a statutory holiday for everyone, many people in Alberta use the day to celebrate the province’s heritage. It’s also known to be one of the most eventful, with all of the festivals happening in the city! Here’s a few that we plan to check out this weekend that are family friendly and free! Inglewood Sunfest At Sunfest, there is an activity made for all ages. This could mean a jump in the bouncer for the kids, discovering a great new band, being wowed and amazed by cool street performers, choosing a perfect summer patio or searching for trendy fashion on the mainstreet of Inglewood. Event Location: Mainstreet Inglewood Date & Time:Aug 5th, 11:00AM to 6:00PM Franco Festival Calgary Calgarians and Albertans are invited to participate in the 2017 edition of the Calgary Franco Festival. These festivities revolve around family values, with multi arts pavilion run by local craftsmen and artists, a children’s playground, various workshops and food vendors, all complemented by music and dance performances. Event Location:Murdoch Park, 917 Centre Ave NE Date & Time:Aug 5th, 11:00AM to 9:00PM Heritage Day Festival Come for 6 hours of multicultural performances, ethnic foods and unique handicrafts. Explore the Indian Village, get face painted into a lion, jump in a bouncy castle, frolic in the water, try a new dish or simple soak up the sun in front of the stage and enjoy folk perfomances. Event Location:Olympic Plaza -228 8th Ave SE Date & Time:Aug 7th, 12:00pM to 6:00PM As you prep for your festival outings, be sure to visit us in the mall for all of your festival gear! And check out the following stores for major sales happening now! Premier Sports - Hat Sale! Buy your first hat and get your second hat for 50% off! Call it Spring - Get an extra 50% off on selected items in store! Bentley- Receive an extra 25% off handbags and wallets! (select styles. While supplies last) Payless Shoes - 30-40% off on selected items! Let us know what you get up to this long weekend and stay tuned to our social media channels for info on promotions, contests and more!

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2017-07-27 00:00:00 -0600 +

As summer heats up and temperatures continue to rise, it’s no secret that grilling season is in full swing! With the sun blazing, it only makes sense to turn up the heat in your backyard and really enjoy that quality time spent with friends and family. Use our list of tips to help you throw together your easiest BBQ yet. 1. Bugs off with Buzz Off When the suns out to stay, most of the time bugs come out to play and there is nothing more irritating than a buzzing mosquito in your ear. Many people choose repellants like candles and coils but when you are setting up for a meal, an odorless option is best. This buzz off mosquito repellent keychain can be found at Coles for $11.00. Since its solar powered, you can use this for 2-4 hours of protection and it emits high pitched frequency sounds keeping bugs away! 2. BBQ Variety Everyone group of people have different preferences when it comes to BBQ, some people want chicken, some people want beef so the easiest option is to offer a variety of selections. M & M Meat Mark offers an amazing BBQ Variety pack! It’s everything you need to feed the whole gang. Each package comes with their famous Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts and their Prime Rib Beef Burgers. You receive 10-12 pieces for only $17.99. 3. Add some flare If you are going to be cooking up the BBQ Variety Pack, you are already doing a great job of offering a variety to your guests. What’s great about the pack is that both the beef and chicken can be placed into warm toasty buns and serve as burgers. We suggest that you add some flare into your burger condiments! For example, mix together 1 part Sriracha and 3 parts Mayonnaise to create a spicy mayo. Another option that is cool, refreshing and perfect for summer is a lime, cilantro aioli. It’s as easy as combining cilantro, lime and garlic with mayonnaise! Make sure you have enough condiments around the table by using these mini squeeze bottles (only $1.25) from Dollarama! By filling the clear squeeze bottles with your aioli or your spicy mayo, you can easily showcase your kicked up condiment! 4. Cold Bevvies Every BBQ requires a selection of cold beverages and our favorites right now are the Raspberry Limeade and Summer Lemonade from Teavana. Consider these two your new summer sidekicks! Everyone loves lime/lemonades. Each tin makes approx. 45-60 cups of tea and can be purchased for $45.00. The Raspberry Limeade is a blend of 5 types of berries, lemon, lime and orange and the Summer Lemonade is a unique lemon refresher with hints of pineapple, orange and white hibiscus. 5. Mason Jar Sides and Desserts Having people over can be a bit overwhelming and chaotic if you aren’t prepared but we’ve come up with a perfect solution so that your only concern when having your BBQ to host your guests and fire up your grill. Prepare side dishes and desserts before your guests arrive so they are ready to go and only need to be served up with a fork or spoon. Purchase mason jars at Dollarama; we found these sets of 3 for $3. These can be reused and will really allow you to spend more time hosting then prepping when guests arrive. Prepare Salads by layering your salad dressing on the bottom of the salad, adding your additional veggies and top with your lettuce. When it’s time to serve, shake jars to mix and coat all your greens and voila! Your guests can eat their salads right out of the jars. You can do the same for desserts with any recipe! Just make sure if it’s a baked dessert you allow time for the jars to cool before serving! We hope you enjoyed our tips and remember, you can find everything above and more at Marlborough Mall! We have it! Happy BBQing!!

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Summer Essentials

2017-07-20 00:00:00 -0600 +

Summer is in full effect – the temperature is high, there’s a backyard BBQ every other weekend and patios with friends have become a part of the daily routine. We want to make sure you are ready for all that summer has to offer! We’ve selected a few summer essentials that we know we can’t live without! We have it and you are going to want it! 1. Summer isn’t just about the heat, the beaches and the roof top parties. It’s also known to be the busiest time for weddings! Our first summer essential is a dress that you can easily throw on with your beach waved hair. Check out this floral dress from Mandeez Xclusif. 2. Embroidery is making a comeback and it can really make your outfits come to life. Although this trend has hit denim jackets, jeans, skirts and more, if you are looking for an addition to an understated garment, we say start with your shoes! Check out this platform heel from MDX Footwear. The floral embroidery is sure to add interest to your outfit. Whether you wear it with a little black dress, jeans and tank or a romper, you will definitely turn heads this season. 3. From boyfriend shorts to cut offs, denim shorts are considered a summer staple. These bad boys are essential to surviving the summer heat. The best part about them is that you can wear them anywhere you want! Easy to dress up or dress down, they are comfortable, cute and perfect for a summer day or night. Find similar styles and more at Ardene! 4. The summertime heat also calls for a bit more outdoor activity. Ensure you have your active wear covered! Whether you are walking, running or dancing outdoors Urban Planet has a great selection of performance wear. 5. No summer wardrobe is complete without all of the necessary accessories! While you are searching for your active wear, check out the selection below at Urban Planet as well. Sunnies, hair ties, hats and all –they’ve got everything you need to ensure your wardrobe screams summer vibes 6. Our last essential is definitely optional but is a whole lot of fun! It’s neat, petite and ready to tag along to all the parties! Check out The Source for the Instax Mini Cams and capture your memories all summer long! Let us know whats on your essential list! And be sure to visit Marlborough Mall for all of your summer needs! When we say #wehaveit we really mean it!

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Beat the Heat!

2017-07-13 00:00:00 -0600 +

Summer this year has been unexpectedly hot and temperatures are still rising! Although we’ve had a few days to cool off, based on our forecast – we can anticipate the sizzle from the sun! Although we in Calgary are always asking for the sun to beat down on us, sometimes the grass isn’t always greener on the other side. The scorching summer heat is hard on our bodies and moods but don’t let the temperature get you down! Here are a few easy tips to help keep your body and mind cool. 1. Drink More Water! Most of the time, we aren’t getting in our daily H20 that is generally required. During the summer, people generally tend to sweat more from the heat and drinking enough water becomes that much more important. Although water isn’t your only choice –it’s free and easy to access! Learn to love the taste and your body will love you. You can also add in lemon or other fruits to help infuse your water with more flavors. 2. Sweat Less Sweating isn’t fun especially when you haven’t caused any movement to break a sweat. A lot of the times, sweat inducing humidity is the worst part of the heat. You can control this by 1) again, drinking more water 2) applying antiperspirant at night so it works more effectively on your body and wearing breathable clothing such as cotton. 3. Freshen Up Keep a spray bottle in the fridge and when you are really feeling hot, give yourself a spritz. The cool mist will help regulate the heat in your body. If you begin with your wrists, the temperature of your blood will also cool as it flows through your veins. 4) Sleep Tight Make a cold compress and keep cool all night long. Fill a cotton sock with rice, tie the sock and freeze it a few hours before bedtime. Rice retains cold for a long period of time so you can slide this between your sheets and ensure the heat doesn’t escape in hopes for a bit of shut eye! We hope you beat the heat this summer! Let us know how you beat the heat for a chance to win a $10 GC for the Mall! Email us at

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Stampede 101

2017-07-06 00:00:00 -0600 +

The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth officially kicks off tomorrow, Friday July 7th with theCalgary Stampede Parade and we couldn't be any more excited! There are numerousevents going on all over the city, but we are proud to say that Saturday, July 8th the Stampede Caravan will be joining us from 9 - 11AM, rain or shine for a good ol Stampede Breakfast! If this is your first Stampede, we've put together a Stampede 101 list of must haves to help you prepare for the 10 days! Stampede 101: Must Haves 1. Nothing says Stampede like a distressed jean shirt! Although the Canadian tuxedo is known as Canada's unofficial uniform, during Stampede, if you aren't wearing denim, you aren't Stampeding! Find this and more at MandeezXclusif! 2. During Stampede, Calgarians live and breathe the Stampede culture. Cowboy boots have been gracing the feet of Canadians for decades and are definitely a local favorite. Pick up a pair of awesome Cowboy boots from Marlborough Shoe Repair! They are perfect for work parties and to stomp around the Stampede grounds. 3. If you really want to get in the Stampede Spirit and step your game up, add a matching set to your Canadian Tuxedo. Marlborough Shoe Repair offers a great selections of cowboy hats, boots and other accessories that will really pop against your denim!! And with the 30 + weather we are anticipating, a hat will do you some good! Visit them and they will get you covered from head to toe! 4. You may not have heard already but Stampede is on rain or shine. Although we're looking at sunny days and clear blue skies, Calgary's weather patterns are often drastic which means you probably want to ensure you have something to layer on just in case. Check out some of the lightweight hoodies from Fairweather! They can be wrapped around your waist or tucked into a purse/bag. 5. Based on our forecast, we are expecting some very hot days and nights for the duration of Stampede this year.If you are prone to burning, we suggest Clinique's mineral sunscreen from Shoppers Drug Mart. It's a great size and ensures you are protected against the sun! Be sure to join us on Saturday for our Stampede Breakfastand use the morning to shop for all your Stampede necessities! We can't wait to see you!

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Celebrate Canada 150 in #YYC

2017-06-29 00:00:00 -0600 +

On July 1st, 2017 Canada will be celebrating its 150th birthday! Although we’ve had celebrations throughout the first half of the year, we already know Calgary’s biggest celebrations will be held this Saturday. From firework shows, great entertainment and even some pancake breakfasts, there’s a whole lot to do with not enough time! Here’s a few of many amazing events that we hope to check out: Canada Day at Fort Calgary Beginning with a free pancake breakfast in the morning, this event is a full day of celebration. Family friendly activities go all day long and include: live local music, the Treaty 7 exhibit, a food truck caravan, petting zoo and more!The event will be on from 9AM to 4PM. Calgary Canada Day Fireworks Set against a breath taking backdrop of Calgary’s skyline and the setting sun beyond the Canadian Rockies, the 2017 Canada Day Fireworks will hit the horizon with a bang. Enjoy the show from any of the viewing locations along the entire Bow River Corridor. The 30 minute firework show will begin at 11:10 PM. Canada Day Celebrations at Riverfront Avenue If you are looking for another all day event, Canada Day at Riverfront Avenue is a great option. The day will include multicultural performances including Midnight Taiko Drumming, Calgary Spark Productions, Bollywood Dance, Woezo African Dance and performances by Juno Award winning and Grammy Nominated Tegan and Sara. This event will be on from 10AM to 11:40PM. For more events taking place this Canada Day, click here!Wishing you all a very Happy Canada Day! We would love to hear how you celebrate this weekend, tag us on our social channels and let us know!

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Celebrate National Aboriginal Day at Marlborough Mall

2017-06-22 00:00:00 -0600 +

This Saturday, join us at Marlborough Mall to celebrate National Aboriginal Day at Marlborough Mall! We welcome everyone to experience the arts and music of Aboriginal culture as we honor Indigenous communities and traditions in Canada. Performances and activities will include traditional drumming, dancing, artisanal vendors and much more. Did You Know? Over 1.4 million individuals in Canada identify themselves as Aboriginal. There are three distinct groups that make up the Aboriginal community, these being: First Nations, Metis and Inuit. Canada recognizes June 21st as National Aboriginal Day, which many of us also know as the Summer Solstice. The Summer Solstice is the longest day of the year, and for many Indigenous Peoples and communities, this is a time where individuals celebrate their culture and heritage. We will have the following vendors on site from 11AM to 7PM: TRIPLE SSS CREATIONS, IIAS NATIVE BEADWORK, KRISTY P ILLUSTRATION, SIMONE SMITH, LIZARD EPOXY CABS & DESIGNS, MELINDA BEARSPAW, EMB NATIVE INNOVATIONS, BELINDA BULL SHOE, SUKAPII CREATIONS, and MICHUKSI CRAFT. In addition, we will have performances taking place from 1PM to 3PM. Let’s come together to honor the First Nations, Metis and Inuit communities and culture. Each of the three distinct groups unique heritage, traditions and outstanding contributions are a significant part to our development as a nation. "It's really important that we let the world know that we continue our dancing, our singing, and our drumming. We still make our baskets and regalia and it's very important that the world knows that we are a living Nation." - Lois Mamaya Joseph, Team Leader, Lil'watul Culture Centre We hope to see you there!

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Gifts for Dad This Father's Day

2017-06-15 00:00:00 -0600 +

Father’s Day is this Sunday, June 18th and we all know shopping for Dad isn’t always the easiest. This year, we want to help you find something for Dad that he will love and appreciate. With this list we’ve put together, we’re confident you will find something that is the perfect fit. Give Dad a gift that will keep him looking fresh! Footlocker Canada has the perfect combo of gifts choose one or choose them all! Pick up the Adidas California windbreaker, clean fit shorts, relaxed strapback hat and triple white Adidas X_PLR! Dad will definitely approve! For the Dad who likes to do some gardening, we recommend the Metal Garden Hose from Showcase. Made of stainless steel, it’s designed with super strong spiro shield technology so it’s puncture proof. A great gift and it will last a long time! Maybe Dad needs an upgrade to his Sunday’s best or his Monday to Friday office look? A La Parisienne has a great selection of designer shoes that is bound to put some pep in his step! If your dad is a vinyl collector, he will probably enjoy you adding to his record collection. With Sunrise Records now open at Marlborough, gift Dad some vinyl that will give him a real flashback! Still not sure what to get? Check out your Dad’s wallet. Chances are he hasn’t had a new one in years! Bentley has some great selections for Spring! No matter what you choose to give, we like to celebrate Father’s Day with some all-day breakfast! Visit Smitty’s anytime on Sunday, June 18th and every Dad celebrating Father’s Day will receive a $10 coupon! Let us know what you gifted Dad and how you celebrated! We would love to hear!

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The Stampede Breakfast You Don’t Want to Miss

2017-06-08 00:00:00 -0600 +

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year! The Stampede is proud to host more than 1.2 million visitors from all over the world to join in the festivities at the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth! And as Calgarians, we are proud to blend our Western Canadian heritage and culture with dynamic entertainment! From July 7th through July 16th, there are so many events you can partake in, both on the Stampede Grounds and off! From rodeo to amazing artists at the Coca Cola Stage, there is never a dull moment! Our favorite part of the week is all of the great Stampede breakfasts including ours at Marlborough Mall! Calgary Stampede breakfasts have been part of the Calgary tradition for more than 85 years! On July 8th, ‘rain or shine’ join us for some good old fashion Marlborough hospitality at our annual Stampede Breakfast. From 9am to 11am, bring the whole family and enjoy live music, pony rides and delicious pancakes! Located just outside of Entrance # 1, in the parking lot! For more information click here! Dust off those Cowboy boots, don your cowboy hat and let the fun begin! See you there!

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Celebrating Canada 150

2017-06-01 00:00:00 -0600 +

Celebrating Canada 150 for us at Marlborough Mall is more than celebrating a birthday; it’s about celebrating a country which is beautifully multicultural. Being Canadian is more than being polite to strangers, playing hockey, wearing the Canadian tuxedo or Tim Hortons; it’s about being unique and having the freedom to do so. This month we’ve held our Canada 150 contest and we’ve had the honor of receiving many submissions of the beautiful faces of Marlborough Mall. We’re so excited to share our Canada 150 Art Installation with you. Mark Cromwell, a local artist will be on site to create a life sized Canada 150 community art mural. The mural will showcase faces of Canadians from across the country, including Calgary residents as a commemorative piece celebrating our diversity and pride. Join us this Friday, June 2nd from 10am to 2pm and Saturday, June 3rd from 10am to 6pm to be a part of an interactive experience and witness Mark completing the mural, a 10 by 15 ft. Canadian flag in just two days! We can’t wait to see you there!! Mark Cromwell is an award-winning, multimedia artist who frequently works on murals, illustrations, paintings, chalk art, 3D pieces, caricature work and more!

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Canada's 150 #DYK

2017-05-25 00:00:00 -0600 +

To commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday, we wanted to share some great success stories and ‘did you knows’ about our country and our fellow Canadian’s that might surprise you! Here’s our top 10! Did you know?: 1. On Canada Day, July 1st 1980, ‘O Canada’ was proclaimed the National Anthem of Canada, 100 years after its debut performance in 1880. 2.The Trans-Canada Highway between Victoria, BC and St. John's, NF is the world's longest national highway with a length of 7,821 kilometers. 3. Starting from a single store in St. John’s Newfoundland,Bentleyhas quickly grown since its early beginnings in 1987. Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, not only has the company become a pioneer for retail luggage, but it’s synonymously tied to Canadian travel and adventure. 4. Canada is home to over 36 million people. 5. 77 % of the worlds maple syrup is made in Quebec 6. Banff is Canada’s oldest National Park established in 1885. 7. Canada has the world’s longest coastline at 202,080 kilometers. 8. The zipper was invented in Canada in 1917, and the Lightning Fastener Company in Ontario first manufactured it. 9. Due to their warmth, Mukluks are a Canadian style staple. Traditionally, the First Nations community made the boot from hide 10. Founded in 1982 as an accessories and jewelry retailer,Ardeneopened its doors as a small 500 sq. ft. boutique in a shopping centre near Montreal, QC. Now three generations later, not only has Ardene’s product lines grown to include clothing, footwear, intimates and active wear, but its locations have expanded to over 400 stores across North America. Today,Ardenehas successfully carved out its space in the Canadian retail landscape by offering fashionable products for young women at an affordable price As part of our Canada 150 celebrations,don't forget, from now until May 31st; take a photograph in front of our Canada 150 art installation, located near the Family Park, and you could win a trip for two for 6 nights to a Canadian city of your choice!To enter, all you need to do is post your photograph on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #FacesofMBM.Good luck! For more details click here!

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Faces of Canada Contest!

2017-05-18 00:00:00 -0600 +

This year Canadians are celebrating a very special birthday - Canada's 150! Canadians from east to west are coming together to rejoice all things Canadian! From poutine, hockey, the snow (in May for some) and Tim Hortons, We want you to join in on the fun and help us celebrate at Marlborough Mall! From now until May 31st, take a photograph in front of our Canada 150 art installation, located near the Family Park, and you could win a trip for two for 6 nights to a Canadian city of your choice!To enter, all you need to do is post your photograph on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #FacesofMBM. Check out some of the entries we've already received! Not only is this a chance to win a grand prize, you have chances to win weekly prizes too! And if that wasn't enough for you, once the contest is complete, our Canada 150 art finalist Mark Cromwell will be creating our Canada 150 art mural using all of the images! We are excited and you should be too! Make sure to submit your entry and #FacesofMBM and #FacesofCanada to be apart of something beautifully amazing! For more information click here!

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Mother’s Day Gifts #wehaveit

2017-05-10 00:00:00 -0600 +

Looking for a special gift for Mother’s Day? If your Mom hasn’t dropped hints on any favorites, it might be tough to figure out what she really wants. Whether she loves fashion, home trends, health or beauty, we have some favorites that will do the trick. Thinking of sticking to the basic flowers and chocolate? Amp it up with something pretty from the Quo collection at Shopper’s Drug Mart. You’ll be the best kid ever! Summer’s here and maybe Mom needs help rolling in with the essentials: Ardene has all the slides and sandals she’ll need all season long. Upgrade Mom - buy one, two or all three! Visit Bentley Leathers for wallets, purses or business bags. They are 30% off now until May 14th!! Sometimes Mom needs a reset and a health pick me up. Visit Sangster’s and pick up ReCleanse – a 7 day herbal cleanse that will help her feel lean, clean and ready for Spring! Spoil MOM this Mother’s Day with the Hidden Gems collection! Each candle comes with a jewelry surprise worth anywhere from $10 to $5000! You can find it at Showcase! Coffee or tea? This unique beautifully handcrafted set is sure to please. Visit Fancy Label the newest member of Marlborough Mall and check out this set and more! We hope you enjoyed our favorites and Happy Mother’s Day!!

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Celebrate Mom at Marlborough Mall!

2017-05-04 00:00:00 -0600 +

Having trouble figuring out where to take Mom on Mother’s Day? Not to worry! At Marlborough Mall we’ve got you covered! Begin the day with a delicious brunch at Brown's Socialhouse.With 100% cage-free eggs, silky hollandaise sauce and weekend mimosas made with love she won’t be dissapointed! Date: Saturday, Sunday and Holidays Location: Brown’s Social House – Marlborough Mall Time: 10:00AM to 2:00PM Visit see the menu! Feeling lucky? Make sure you visit our social media pagesand enter to win our Marlborough Mall Mother’s Day contest! You could win a Mother’s Day brunch for mom! After brunch, come visit our Canada 150 Selfie Station! We’re celebrating Canada’s 150th birthday and we want to see all the faces of Canada including yours! May May 1st to 31st, if you snap a picture of yourself with our Canada 150 selfie station you can be entered for a chance to win local and national prizes including a trip for two anywhere in Canada with accommodation provided at the local Fairmont resort! Just make sure to #FacesofMBM and #FacesOfCanada when you post to social media!

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DIY Organization Hacks to Keep Your House Clean!

2017-04-27 00:00:00 -0600 +

So you’ve finally completed your spring cleaning! What now? How do you make sure your clean space stays that way? Staying organized isn’t as hard as it seems and with these tips and consistency you can ensure your time invested in cleaning isn’t wasted! Organize Cleaning Supplies When it comes to cleaning, half the battle tends to be remembering where you stored all of your cleaning supplies the last time you cleaned! To make it easy, set up a tension rod under your sink to double storage and hang bottles easily. Organizing Mail or Stray Papers Tired of looking at all the paper clutter? This is a simple solution that will keep your tidy counters clean and chaos free. Use an old cereal box wrapped in decorative paper and hang it on the fridge. It's easy accessible and tucks away all those loose papers you don't want on your counter space. Easy Extra Storage Space If you are in a smaller space, sometimes it is much harder to find a space to store easy to lose supplies. The fix? Fill small jars with tacks, nails, buttons or whatever it is you need to store then attach the lid of each jar to the underside of a shelf. It's just that easy! Instant storage without wasting any shelf space. This works great in the washroom too for any bobby pins, hair ties etc. Magnets for Medicine Cabinets Medicine cabinets are known to usually be the place of storage for any medication, cream, tweezers, scissors and nail clipper. When you can't find somewhere to put your nail polish, make up or shaving kits they usually end up in there too. In our experience, clutter = chaos and things are no where to be found when you really need them! This fix is easy and ensures everything you need stays in plain sight. We hope these work for you and would love to hear your DIY tips on keeping your home organized!

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5 Cleaning Hacks to Make Spring Cleaning Easier

2017-04-20 06:00:00 -0600 +

Thorough Spring cleaning can often take hours on end to complete especially when you are looking for that sparkling finish. Lucky for you, we've found 5 cleaning hacks to make Spring cleaning easier for you. The best part - you don't need to buy any extra supplies because all of our hacks include regular household items that you already have! Cleaning your garbage disposal: okay so the garbage disposal does all the work but what about the awful smell left behind? The hack - chop a lemon into small pieces and place them into ice cube molds. Top them up with vinegar and freeze. Every few daYs you can throw a few cubes into the disposal and run until they dissolve. This will help with a super clean and lemony fresh smell instead of the odor. Cleaning your sink:we really have a love hate relationship with cleaning the sink. We love the finished product, clean and sparkly, but it takes some time to really get rid of the streaks and dirty on your kitchen sink. Use half of the lemon from the previous hack and add some baking soda to it! Citrus fruits and baking soda really make a great combination when it comes to cleaning. Once yu dip the lemon into the soda use it to scrub away and then rinse the sink thoroughly. Again we've got lemony fresh and sparkly! Cleaning your crown moulding: if you have decorative moulding in your house, theres a high chance it is collecting dust whether you can see ir ot not. The easiest solution, wrap a cleaning towel around your broom, secure it with a band and use it to wipe away dust from hard to reach spots. Cleaning your mirrors:if the bathroom mirror is looking mucky, shaving foam is an easy way to clean off the residue. Just spread across (a little goes a long way) and wipe with a clean cloth to get rid of any smears! Cleaning blinds:Using a duster can sometimes be counter productive, especially if you haven't cleaned in a while! For this hack all you need to get rid of that dust are old socks, kitchen tongs and some white vinegar. Slide the socks onto the tongs and use a rubber band to secure them. Then create a mix of water and vinegar, dip and clean! Did these hacks work for you? Let us know!! Stay tuned to our next blog to learn how to keep your house tidy after the cleaning with some organization hacks!

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Sweet Treats to End Your Easter Feast

2017-04-13 00:00:00 -0600 +

The holidays are a great time to celebrate life, love, happiness and joy with friends and family! They also make an exceptionally great time to celebrate the love for food! Most families like to end their feasts with some sweet treats. Check out these recipes that are both easy and delicious. We know they will be a definite crowd pleaser! Blackberry Lime Cream Puffs Ingredients: 6 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature 1/3 c. granulated sugar 1 tbsp. fresh lime zest, plus more for serving 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract Pinch kosher salt 2 1/2 c. fresh blackberries, divided 1 c. heavy cream 24 (2-inch) store-bought profiterole shells confectioners’ sugar, for garnish Directions Whisk cream cheese, sugar, lime zest, vanilla, salt, and 3/4 cup berries on medium speed with a mixer until creamy and berries are broken down, 1 minute. Increase speed to medium-high, add cream, and beat until whipped, about 1 minute. Transfer to a pastry bag fitted with a medium-sized pastry tip or zip-top bag. Chill 2 hours or up to 1 day. Snip a hole in the corner of the zip-top bag, if using. Split profiteroles and pipe blackberry filling on bottom halves, dividing evenly. Top with remaining 1 3/4 cups blackberries and lime zest. Sandwich with profiterole tops. Garnish with confectioners’ sugar. Serve immediately. Best No Bake Cheesecake Ingredients Cheesecake 25 vanilla wafers 3/4 c. roasted, salted almonds 4 tbsp. (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, melted 1/2 c. plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided 1 3/4 c. cold heavy cream 1 (0.25-oz.) envelope unflavored gelatin 1 1/2 c. plain Greek yogurt 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1/4 tsp. Kosher salt Raspberry Topping 2 tbsp. granulated sugar 1 tbsp. light rum 2 tsp. lime zest 2 c. fresh raspberries Blackberry Topping 2 tbsp. light brown sugar 2 tbsp. Chopped fresh mint 1 tbsp. bourbon 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract 2 c. lightly mashed fresh blackberries Blueberry Topping 2 tbsp. granulated sugar 2 tsp. lemon zest 1 tbsp. lemon juice 2 c. fresh blueberries Strawberry Topping 2 tbsp. granulated sugar 2 tbsp. chopped fresh basil 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar 2 c. sliced fresh strawberries Check out these recipes and more at Happy Easter!

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5 Must Haves for Spring Fashion Survival

2017-04-06 00:00:00 -0600 +

Spring has finally arrived! With the exciting departure of the cold, it’s finally time to say goodbye to winter and embrace the arrival of a new season with new fashion trends! Based on runway trends this year, we’ve compiled the 5 must haves to get you through spring fashion! 1. All things pink: this year girly girls can seriously rejoice! From bubblegum pink to neon, if you’ve got something in your wardrobe, chances are it is hot and you can embrace the hue! Check out these Edeille flats at Spring for $39.99 in Fuschia. 2. Graphic Tees: we think it’s safe to say most people have a few t-shirts tucked into the back of their closest with their favorite buzzword or slogan on it. If this is you, pull those babies out of your drawers because whether you pair your tee with boyfriend jeans or skirts it works for us. We found this cool vibes tee for $14.50 at Ardene! 3. Floral and Flirty: 2017 Spring is serving florals that are bold and bright. Whether it’s a dress or blouse print, it’s bringing us to life this season. We love this floral caged dressfrom Urban Planet. A great find for $42.99. 4.Statement Stripes: stripes are everywhere this spring! Easy to style and pair, almost everyone is offering this pattern. Whether it’s on top or bottom, it works! These wide leg trousers from Le Chateau for $99.95 are to die for. 5. Squared Shoulder Blazer:remember when padded shoulders were huge? Well they made a big come back and the square shoulders are Spring statement pieces that you can wear during the work week and on the weekends. Hit two birds with one stone with this striped blazer cape from Urban Planet on sale now for $40.00 The new Spring trends are fun,cute and they can be reworked into different outfits making sure you look on point all season long! Happy Spring!

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Fave Makeup and Beauty Tips & Tricks

2017-03-30 00:00:00 -0600 +

Makeup is always a great tool to help enhance your natural beauty. For some it’s about confidence and for others it’s artistic expression. We’ve pulled together some tips and tricks that can help you’re your beauty regiment a lot easier! Tip # 1: Face Products -what comes first? TIP # 2: How to correct a nasty blemish -start with moisturizer, then use concealer, foundation and powder. Tip # 3: Contour like a pro! Tip # 4: Plump Up Those Lips Tip # 5: Understanding powder and foundation Tip # 6: Eyeliner Styles Tip # 7: Winged Eye Liner -How to From cat eyes to metallic and smokey neutrals, which makeup trend will you be rocking at grad this year? Click the link for some additional beauty inspiration

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2017-03-23 00:00:00 -0600 +

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away women of all ages worked tirelessly on finding the newest, coolest fashionable hairstyles. These masterpieces included styles such as: crimping, flipping, feathering, mini buns and clips, lots and lots of clips. Here are our favorite throwbacks and a glimpse of what the 90s were made of: Butterfly Clips:the most sacred accessory of all. These butterfly clips made their way into all hairstyles. You could never go wrong with wings! Crimping:Although crimping isn’t easy, they were definitely worn in the 90s. If you didn’t have a crimper, you were going to bed with wet braided hair hoping to wake up to what could be a pretty chic hairstyle if done right. The DJ Tanner Bangs - These fluffy, perky bangs were a 90s hit and the bigger the bangs, the better the hair! Clips and Cornrows -One clip, two clips, three clips, four. That’s not enough, I need more! Although not everyone can rock this look, we are pretty positive most girls tried. The Rachel -The 90s wouldn’t be complete without Jennifer Aniston and her infamous do. This classic was iconic to the set of Friends and quickly became the coolest trend in households across the world! Stressing over how to do your hair for grad? No need to panic, we’ve found 30 stunning grad hairstyles you can actually DIY. Click the link for your beauty inspiration:

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Pick The Perfect Dress for Your Body Type

2017-03-16 00:00:00 -0600 +

Finding the perfect dress can often seem like quite the daunting task but it doesn’t have to be! We’ve compiled some basic guidelines that can help you say “yes” to your grad dress! The Hourglass: Curvy with a tiny waist – the goal here is to highlight your curves, not hide them. Since your bust and hips are proportionate to each other, accentuate your best asset! Look for a fitted, wrap, bodycon or waist defining dresses. The Apple: if you are shaped like an apple you most often have a slim lower body and carry your weight around your mid section. The goal here is to highlight your shoulders and your legs. Dresses to consider: embellishment focused on the top of the dress, empire waists and an A line which can help camouflage any middle if you have one! The Rectangle: if your hips are around the same size as your waist your body shape is a rectangle. The goal for you is to highlight the thinnest part of your waist to enhance your hips and bust. Dresses which work best for this are: fitted, have an empire waist and an asymmetric neckline or have a slit to help add some dimension. Cutout dresses are also great because the inward lines help make your waist look smaller in proportion to bust and hips. The Pear: if the widest part of your body is around your hips you are most likely a pear. Elongating and balancing your figure is important. Focus on accentuating your top half to create a balance to your hips. Dresses that are perfect for this are fitted open neck or a strapless with an A line. Use these tips on April 9th from 12 - 4 when we will be hosting our Gowntown Event!All dresses will be available for purchase for just $10 to students with a valid student ID. We have also called out to all Calgarians to donate their gently used or brand new dresses. You can donate your dresses upuntil April 8 at Customer Service and as an incentive contributors will receive a ballot to enter to win a $250 Marlborough Mall gift card. For more information​

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Holy(I) Henna!

2017-03-09 00:00:00 -0700 +

Henna art is beautiful and there is no denying that! But what is henna exactly? And where did it come from? Henna, also known as Mehndi or Mylanchi comes from a Henna plant also known as Lawsonia Inermis. The leaves of the plant are dehydrated and then crushed to form a powder. Water is then added to form a thick paste. Due to its natural properties, henna has been used for centuries by people of the dessert to help cool down their bodies. As stains faded away, patterns were left on skin surfaces which lead to making designs for decorative purposes. It was said that henna use dates back as far as Ancient Egypt and that Cleopatra used henna on her body as adornment. Henna is traditionally used when celebrating special occasions like holidays such as Holi and birthdays. Although it can be used on numerous occasions the most common time to use henna is during weddings. Brides to be get extensive henna patterns done on their hands and feet. The stain usually lasts between 1-3 weeks. Today people all over the world have adopted the ancient tradition. Henna art or now known as tattooing has been on the rise as a trend since the 90s. Especially after celebrities like Madonna, Gwen Stafani, Liv Tyler and even Beyonce have used it throughout their careers as a part of everyday fashion statements. Most recently, henna adornments are most commonly worn during music festivals and concerts. For ease of use, henna stickers were created so they can be applied as quick temporary tattoo. Another trend that debuted recently is UV henna tattoos –a glow in the dark temporary tattoo. These henna like patterns have also become more popular and are worn during EDM festivals and in nightclubs too. We love henna and if you haven’t had a chance to have it applied, it’s definitely an experience! Come visit our henna artist Shaz Dadani who will be on site for Holi between 1-3PM applying henna for a small donation of $2. All proceeds will be donated to WINS. For more information on our Holi celebration and other events taking place at Marlborough Mall, please visit

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Holi: the Festival of Color

2017-03-02 00:00:00 -0700 +

Holi, also known as the Festival of Colors, is a Hindu festival that marks the arrival of spring. Together, over two days, individuals come together to celebrate the end of winter, color, fertility, love as well as the triumph of good vs. evil. It also encourages a time to forgive and forget. This year Holi takes place on March 13, 2017. Although it was originally celebrated in India and Nepal, it has become increasingly popular and is recognized by people from all over the world. Holi celebrations begin the night before with the lighting of the Holika bonfire. Burning Holika, what Hindus believe to be the sister of the demon. This religious ceremony includes chanting Mantas to ward off evil spirits. The next day, the festival kicks into high gear and people celebrate by showering each other with bright colored powder and water. Color is smeared onto family and friends while people sing and dance to the beat of a dholak drum (a folk hand drum of Northern India). Everyone celebrating also enjoy Indian delicacies such as gujiya, a sweet dumpling made with semolina flour stuffed with a mixture of grated and roasted dry fruits, coconuts, nuts and dried evaporated milk solids. We bet you didn’t know Holi inspired the creation of Color Me Rad, a five KM run where participants douse each other with colored powder! On March 11th, 2017 Marlborough Mall will be celebrating Holi from 1-3PM. The celebration begins at 1 p.m. with an entertaining performance by Bollywood dancers from Soul Feet Dance Productions against a beautiful backdrop provided by SugarCoat Wedding and Event Décor. From there, guests will have the opportunity to partake in henna art designs. Marlborough Mall is also hosting a crafting station for children, so guests attending Holi are encouraged to bring their families. Marlborough Mall encourages Calgarians from all over the city to attend this unique and exciting cultural event to not only gain an understanding of the festival’s meaning and rituals, but also to bridge together community in celebrating our city’s incredible diversity. Gather your friends and family and make it a memorable and fun-filled weekend celebrating Holi at Marlborough Mall on Saturday, March 11 from 1-3 p.m. For more information, visit

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Throwback to Grad: An Evolution Through the Years

2017-02-23 00:00:00 -0700 +

With Gown Town and grad season coming into full effect, we wanted to take some time to tribute the evolution of gowns through the years. These serious throwbacks remind us that what’s considered trendy today has certainly changed over time. In the 1940s, poufy sleeves and long gowns took grads by storm. In the 1950s, sleeves were deflated and were a bit more form fitting. Gowns were shortened into tulle skirts. We recognize this as the tea length skirt. Women in the 60s loved their big hair and high waists. This dress style was known as the empire silhouette. The 70s fashion was all about fun and flowy fabrics. Maxi dresses were extremely popular, no matter what the sleeve style was! In the 80s, anything went as long as it was metallic! Having some slight sheen was a must! If you didn’t radiate you weren’t doing it right! The 90s seemed to be pretty reminiscent of the 80s. Grad dresses were a bit more showier and definitely a bit more shorter than the 80s. The early 2000s to 2010s showed a lot more minimalism and simplicity with dress choices. Preference went to spaghetti straps, strapless or halter tops . Fashion is ever changing and we are excited to share what trends are current for 2017! Stay tuned! If you have a #throwback from grad that you would like to share, we would love to see it! Enter to win our Grad Throwback contest for a chance to win a $25 GC to Marlborough Mall. To enter, post your photo on Instagram with the #mbmthrowback, tag @MarlboroughMall and don’t forget to follow us! Contest ends February 28th, 2017.

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Celebrate Love with Random Acts of Kindness

2017-02-16 00:00:00 -0700 +

Have you ever left the grocery store struggling with all of your bags to find a complete stranger willing to help you open your car door? What about waiting in the drive thru line to pay for your order but being surprised that the person before you treated you without you even knowing? Ever received an infection smile from someone just passing by? These seemingly small gestures aren’t small at all. In fact, they have the power to change outlooks, turn days around and really move people emotionally. It’s a great feeling to be treated with a nice gesture and everyone loves a random act of kindness. Another added plus-it’s really contagious! One single act can influence dozens more. This February, we are encouraging everyone to participate in Random Acts of Kindness week taking place Feb 12th to 18th as well as participate in Random Acts of Kindness Day on February 17th. We are ready to be extra kind to family, friends and strangers! Not only does the practice of random acts make others feel good, it makes you feel good too. If you don’t know where to start, here are some great ways to pay it forward and brighten someone’s day: Say "Good morning" to a person standing next to you in the elevator Offer to pick up groceries for an elderly neighbor, especially in extreme weather. Give a homeless person your doggie bag. Help a mother carry her baby stroller up the subway stairs, or hold a door open for her. Bring your assistant coffee. Out of the blue, send flowers to a friend. When you're on a crowded train or bus, offer your seat to an elderly, disabled or pregnant person. Find opportunities to give compliments. It costs nothing, takes no time, and could make someone’s entire day. Don’t just think it. Say it. If you walk by a car with an expired parking meter, put a quarter in it. Smile at someone on the street, just because. Give someone a book you think they’d like. Play board games with senior citizens at a nursing home.Sixty percent of themwill never have a visitor during their stay. Each time you get a new piece of clothing, donate an old one. The last is our favorite specifically because we have called out to all Calgarians to clean out their closests and help local teens glow at grad. Graduating high school is a pivotal moment in a young person’s life, complete with the pressure of looking their absolute best in front of peers. In an effort to ease this stress and help all students glow at grad, Marlborough Mall announced a call for gently used or brand new occasion dress donations in support of their annual Gown Town event, which is a sale for local graduating students. All dresses will be available for purchase for just $10 cash to students with a valid student ID during Marlborough’s tenth annual Gown Town event on April 9, 2017. All proceeds will benefit WINS, (Women In Need Society): the local charity that provides basic needs to women and their families who live below the poverty line. If you don’t know where to start, this is a great option!!

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Valentine’s Day Gifts For her under $25

2017-02-09 00:00:00 -0700 +

Chocolate, jewelry, flowers, and dinner at her favorite restaurant –it’s all been done before. This Valentine’s Day, we’re thinking less is more! Saying I love you doesn’t need to come with a hefty price tag and your significant other will love and appreciate your gift so much more knowing that you put some thought into it. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of a few perfect gift ideas under $25 for her to help you with the daunting task. The Infuser Tea Mug + Stacking Heart Tins – we found these adorable heart tins and infuser mug at Teavana totaling $24.95. Perfect for anyone who loves loose leaf tea! If you want to splurge on the bundle, purchase some tea for an extra $4.50. UA Power in Pink Under Armor Socks – one pack of socks is $15.99 but right now it’s BOGO for socks at Foot Locker so get your girl 4 pairs for $23.99. Whether she has cold feet or is an athlete she will thank you! Faux Leather and Suede Snapback Caps– if your girl loves statement pieces, this is the pick for her. The colors are great and you can buy her two because they are only $12 at Urban Planet. Fantasy Britney Spears Intimate Edition –Shopper’s Drug Mart has a great sale on now, for $22.49 you can purchase this set of Perfume and Body Oil by Britney Spears. It’s perfect for your significant other, especially if she loves her scents! The Bling Flask – this great find is only $12.50 right now and at Things Remembered it’s buy one get one 50% off. Get it personalized for $1.00 per character! Journal, Pen and Lip Gloss – small things become great when done with love is truly the perfect statement for this gift. This writer’s combo works as a great reminder to the lady in your life that it’s the little things you do for her that matter most. Purchase them separately for $9, $8 and $5 at Coles or combined for $22.00. Cheeky Cherry Tomatoes and an order of Burgers and Fries – if your babe is a foodie at heart she will love this! Not only can she grow her own tomatoes, the fast food lip balm duo makes for an adorable gift for any food lover! These gems are also found at Coles separately for $5 and $12 or combined for $17.00. Whatever you choose, if you’ve put some thought into it we promise, this Valentine’s Day will be her most memorable yet!

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Valentine’s Day Gifts For Him Under $25

2017-02-03 00:00:00 -0700 +

Valentine’s Day is an international holiday filled with gift giving and romantic gestures but let’s face it! It’s not always easy finding a gift for bae that qualifies as unique, thoughtful and affordable. Although the task of finding that exceptional gift seems difficult, it doesn’t have to be. To make it easy, we’ve put together a list of gift options under $25! For the sneaker head:Foot Locker has some great finds under $25. We’ve bundled Mint Sneaker Balls, Mint Instant Sneaker Cleaner and a pair of socks for $22. For the baseball fan: spring training is just around the corner and if your significant other is into baseball, this is a great gift. Lids carries a great selection of hats, these hats run from $18-24. For the traveler: Hydration is so important when travelling! We’ve found the Corkcicle Canteen at Things Remembered. For $20 you can give the gift of 25 hours cold and 12 hours hot! For the whiskey lover : Treat him to this perfectly designed glass set. Found at Coles, it includes a glass and a silicone ice mould that helps cool your favorite scotch, whiskey or liquor of choice to perfection. A great find for only $19.50. For the athlete : he loves his protein! We found these Pro Performance bars which come in two flavors, Chocolate Brownie and Chocolate Chip at GNC. One box includes 8 bars and costs $21. For the hipster : Vinyl records are making a serious comeback and if bae loves music this is the perfect gift. HMV has a selection of vinyl for $25! We found a few favorites. For the business man : you might find your man needs some Zen in his office because he’s so busy working! We’ve found a bamboo plant for $19 which is easy to care for and introduces some greenery into his space. We're positive he'lllove them and so will your wallet!

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Bridal Accessory Trends 2017

2017-01-27 00:00:00 -0700 +

Any bride-to-be knows there is no better feeling than saying yes to the dress! You’ve been dreaming about this moment for years and it’s finally here. Now that you have the dress, it’s time to complete your look! Accessorizing doesn’t always have to be expensive and we’ve compiled a few of our favorite trends that are budget friendly to give your bank account a break. The Choker– it’s official. The 90’s choker has returned and it’s back in a big way. Sticking to the classic? Try a lace or embellished choker. If you are looking for something more daring, velvet chokers make a bold contrast on a white dress. Wide chokers are best with gowns that are strapless or have plunging necklines. If your gown has lots of volume, try a simple, smaller choker to provide some balance. The Headband–another blast from the past for 2017! Headbands add beautiful detailing to your finished look and they work with your hair up or down! If you are aiming for chic and regal, try wearing your headband closer to your hairline. Sparkle and metallic bandsmake great additions for evening look and floral is best for a spring daytime ceremony. The Pair of Earrings– earrings are a must whether you are planning an up or down do. Earring climberswhich trace your outer ear are best showcased if you are leading towards keeping your locks up. If are keeping them down, try the classic chandelier. For a bolder statement, try the shoulder duster earring –the chandeliers big sister. The Perfect Shoes – A flawless finish from head to toe. Depending on your dress style, options for the perfect pair (heels or not) are endless! Some of our favorites include: the Nude - perfect for the elegant and classic bride, the Peek A Boo – works wonders on adding a vintage touch to your special day, Tasseled – for the fashionista who wants extravagance and luxury, the embellished – truly unique and one of a kind and the sparkle - the Cinderella.

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Bridal Boutique

2017-01-12 00:00:00 -0700 +

It is the time of year where brides are in full planning mode for their spring or summer wedding. Did you know that the average Canadian couple spends over $30,000 on their wedding, WOW! We are holding a Bridal Pop up shop on January 28th, in partnership with WINS (Women in Need Society). They have Brand New wedding dresses from $100 - $250 each!! With that in mind, we wanted to show you some of the hottest styles in wedding dresses for 2017. Feather details add a little romance to any wedding dress. The whimsical wisps of the feathers can make even a simple silhouette eye-catching. Whether you have a totally feathered skirt or just a few well-placed plumes you will look beautiful. Who would have thought that a high collar wedding dress would come back in style…but it has and it is gorgeous!! Look for collars with scalloped lace for a debonair feel or for a more modern look try a satin collar. Have you heard of a “Sheer streamer sleeve”? It is long tulle sleeves that split off into streamers and they look so romantic! Not only are they a statement piece but they add a whimsical movement to your gown. Big Bows!? These oversize bows are not just for the brides of the 80’s! This feminine touch adds a pop of flare to your gown and will make a dramatic exit with a large bow on your train, why not, it’s your day! Don’t forget to stop by the January 28th Bridal Pop Up shop and get your Brand New Wedding gown. All proceeds from the sale go to WINS.

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Winter Warmth with Style

2017-01-05 00:00:00 -0700 +

We live in Calgary, which means that winter feels like it lasts FOREVER. Keeping warm can be hard, especially if you want to get out and enjoy all the outdoor activities that Calgary has to offer. We’ve put together a list of our top 5 winter warmth favourites that you may love just as much as we do. 1- The perfect, chunky and warm, sweater. Nothing beats putting on the perfect sweater and this season you will find oversized chunky fitting sweaters in any colour you can think of. 2- Not only are the perfect pair of boots keeping your feet warm this winter but it also completes your outfit. This season you will find both knee and ankle boots that will keep you warm and looking super cute! 3- Winter coats are a necessity in Calgary and our favourite is the Puffer Jacket with faux fur trim on the hood. Not only is this coat warm, it isn’t going to make you look like a puffy snowman. 4- Scarves, Scarves, Scarves!! They are cozy, they accent your outfit AND they keep you warm. From bright to monotone, infinity to blanket scarf, the sky is the limit with choices. We love the Fringe Infinity scarf, it adds a little more to your outfit and of course the versatile pashmina is always one of our go to’s. 5- Have you tried lined leggings yet?? If not, this will make your cold winter warmer! These fleece lined leggings come in different colours, patterns and sizes and are affordable. We love to pair a fun and vibrant pattern with one of our favourite chunky sweaters. There you have it, just a few of our warm winter favourites to get you through the rest of the winter in style. What are some ways that you stay warm yet stylish throughout the winter? Do you browse through magazines, Pinterest pages, or maybe store windows for inspiration? We’d love to hear from you.

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Hello 2017

2016-12-29 00:00:00 -0700 +

2016 has been an up and down year for many Calgarians, and we are ready to say Good Bye and look at the possibilities that lie in 2017. What a better way to start the New Year than to set a few, realistic, goals that will get you motivated in 2017. For some there is the typical lose weight, or go to the gym, but why not think outside the box? This year you could set any goal, here are some that we have set for ourselves. Take a cooking class - beginners to experts, there is always something that can be learned. Checkout one, or 10, of Calgary's amazing walking trails throughout the city.( Spend the day with your family at one of Calgary's family friendly splash parks. ( Read a book that you would never have picked up before. Mount Royal University and the University of Calgary both offer continuing education courses. The courses range from Business to music. (Mount Royal University -, University of Calgary - These are just a few from our list, there are so many goals that you can set that can make 2017 exciting for you. Happy New Year!!

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Happy Holidays to you and your Family

2016-12-22 00:00:00 -0700 +

As we wrap up the last of our holiday shopping and put our feet up and relax, we'd like to wish you and your family the best this holiday season. This weekend take the time to visit with friends and family, enjoy time spent with loved ones and take a moment for you to releax. This is atter all, The most wonderful time of the year. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Gift Ideas for Kids

2016-12-16 00:00:00 -0700 +

Nine more sleeps till Santa Comes!! The kids are excited and ready for a visit from Santa and his reindeer. This is the shopping crunch time, where you are either frantically trying to figure out how you are gonig to finishi yoru shopping, your you are sitting back relaxing becasue you are all done. To help make your shopping smaller, we have put together a list of fun stocking stuffer and gift ideas for the kids in your life. HMV- Harry Potter 3D Train Puzzle Ardene - Deep Red High Top Canvas Sneakers Coles - Red Toy Car Spring - Fun Patches (Cherry, Watermelon, Happy Face) Ardene - Fun Patches (Banana, Heart, Hamburger) Coles - School Bus Urban Planet - Pencil Crayons Ardene - Purple Silicone Pencil Case Ardene - Fox Ear Muffs Coles - Tenzi Dice Game Coles - Colorful Keyboard Cover The Source - Instax Polka Dot Camera Case Hakim Optical - Red Glasses Ardene - Headbands The Body Shop - Lip Balm Set Ardene - Unicorn Key Chain Spring - Grey Knitted Mttens Spring - Grey Knitted Toque with Pom Pom Coles - Rainbow Heart Marker Coles - Dr. Seuss Books Shopper's Drug Mart - Anna Socks Ardene - Pink and Gold Heart Hair clips Ardene - Black and Pink Hair clips Urban Planet - Owl Coin Purse Urban Planet - Penguin Coin Purse Ardene - Fox Coin Purse Urban Planet - Pink Penguin Coin Purse Urban Planet - Penguin Mittens Spring - Red Lace-up Boots with Buckle Strap Ardene- Cat and Panda Watches Call it Spring - Panda Slippers The Source - Instax Baby Blue Camera Shopper's Drug Mart - Elsa Socks Coles - That's Not my Snowman & Thomas Books The Source - Bright Blue Bose Speakers Coles - Mini Hottie Hand warmer And when you are done shopping, relax and enjoy a little family time...Like they say "Time spent with family, is never time wasted!!".

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Gift Ideas for Him

2016-12-08 00:00:00 -0700 +

Holiday shopping can be pretty stressful, especially for those guys in your life who never quite know what they want. We have put together a list of gift ideas that will make your holiday shopping so much easier!! Coles - Sudoku Call it Spring - Grey Knit Toque with Black, Red and White Stripe Tip Top Tailors - Blue Daniel Hechter Tie The Source - White Sony Head Phones HMV – Crossley Record Player & Records Hakim Optical - Blue Rimmed Glasses Hakim Optical - Black Rimmed Glasses Shopper's Drug Mart - Hugo Boss Cologne HMV - Record Player For the full list click Here

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Gift Ideas for Her

2016-12-02 00:00:00 -0700 +

It is that time of year again where we look for the perfect gift for the ones we love. We have a list of items that we know she will LOVE! Our list of favourites include: White Sparkle Knit Head Band- Le Chateau Black Sequin Clutch - Ardene Green Conair Curling Wand - Shopper's Drug Mart Light Green Cross Body Clutch - Bentley Green Tea Fragrance – The Body Shop Dark Blue Joe Fresh Necklace - Shopper's Drug Mart Indigo Blue Cross Body - Bentley Tassle Key Chain - Ardene Navy Blue Suede Over the Knee Boots – Call it Spring Click here to find the full list of amazing gifts for her

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Black Friday Shopping Tips

2016-11-24 00:00:00 -0700 +

Black Friday shopping isn't for everyone but for those who get a thrill out of finding a deal, here are some tips to make Black Fridayshopping easy! Do your Research – Many of our retailers have their Black Friday specials advertised already on our website, which is being constantly updated. This way you are prepared and know where to go on one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Make a List - This is a great way to start on your holiday shopping. With so many sales, it can be hard to remember what you need to buy and for whom. With a list no one gets missed. Start Early - Many retailer have already started their Black Friday sales and they will run over the weekend. By starting early, you won’t worry about missing a great deal, or an item you are looking for being sold out. Marlborough Mall opens at 9am on Black Friday, and some of our tenants are open even earlier. Comparison Shop - If there is something specific that you are looking for, find out what the regular price of the item is. This way, when you are looking around Marlborough Mall for that item, you know where to find the best price. Click here to see all the amazing Black Friday deals

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Tis The Season

2016-11-17 00:00:00 -0700 +

The Christmas countdown is on and we have some fun stuff lined up for you and your family to enjoy this holiday season. Santa is Coming to Town Starting on Saturday November 19, Santa will be visiting with all our shoppers young and young at heart. You can find Santa Land inside entrance #5 beside H & R Block. November 19 – December 4 Thursday – Saturday 12noon - 3pm & 4pm – 7pm Sunday 12noon – 4pm December 6 – 23 Monday – Saturday 12noon - 3pm & 4pm - 7pm Sunday 12noon – 4pm December 24 Christmas Eve 10am – 3pm Toy Angels Lift the spirits of a child in need when you donate a new, unwrapped toy. You can find the toy donation box by Tim Hortons. Take your holiday giving to new heights withTOY ANGELS– helping The Salvation Army making the season merry and bright for the kids! Kids FREE Fun Holiday Crafts We know parents LOVE getting homemade gifts from their kids for the holidays so, the Marlborough Mall Little Bugs Club has fun FREE holiday crafts at the Family Park from 1- 3pm on November 26, December 3, 10 &17. See you there! Check out all the great events at the shopping centre here.

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Winter Fashion Trends

2016-11-02 00:00:00 -0600 +

Now that it’s November, it’s going to start getting really chilly. However, you don’t have to put your fashion sense on hold just because it’s winter. We’ve come up with some of the most popular winter trends this year that will keep you stylish, even in the cold. You can find all of the below at Urban Planet and Ardene! Oversized Scarfs – These scarfs are so comfy and they look really stylish with any outfit. The best thing about a scarf is that you can dress it up or down. They come in a wide variety of colors and sizes. Oversized scarfs keep you so warm while still looking super cute. Turtle Necks- These are definitely in style this winter. They look really nice paired with a long jacket. Whether you’re going to work or out for lunch with your friends, turtle necks can be appropriate for almost any occasion, plus they’re super warm! Beanies- This casual accessory has been making a big statement in fashion lately. Winter is the perfect time to try out this trend. There are so many options of beanies, just pick one that suits your personality. The easiest way to wear it is over your forehead and on a downward angle to the back of your head, covering your ears. This is also the best wat to keep you warm. Leg Warmers – These have made such a comeback in the fashion world and they’re a great accessory for winter. If it’s a chilly day but not too cold, you can wear these over tights with a cute pair of flats or heels and they add a really girly touch. Combat Boots - Make a chic sweatshirt look more dressed up by wearing it with skinny jeans and a pair of colorful combat boots. You can take a simple dress to the next level by wearing a cute pair of combat boots and an oversized scarf. Do you have any winter trends that you love wearing or would like to try? Let us know!

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Halloween Safety Tips

2016-10-27 00:00:00 -0600 +

We have put together some Halloween safety tips while you and your child are out trick or treating. It’s such a fun tradition to do on Halloween night, but it’s also very important to keep safety in mind. You can find face paint, flashlights and glow sticks at Walmart and Shoppers Drug Mart! Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. Keep in mind that gum and hard candy can pose a choking risk for young children. Use the sidewalk whenever possible. If there's no sidewalk, walk on the side of the road facing traffic. Don’t visit houses that are not well lit. Never go inside a stranger's house. Ensure that toy weapons and similar accessories are made of soft or flexible material. Hard or rigid costume accessories can cause accidents. All candy should be inspected by an adult to make sure that no one has tamperedwith it. If it looks suspicious, the police should be contacted.

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2016 Halloween Costume Trends

2016-10-20 00:00:00 -0600 +

You can find some of the most trend worthy costumes this year at Walmart! Suicide Squad – Any character from this hit movie will be sure to impress. There are so many characters from this movie that you can impersonate. If you’re looking to go as a couple, Harley Quinn and The Joker are a really cool duo to go as. This couple costume is anticipated to be a huge hit this year. Pokémon – With the recent Pokémon Go craze, we should be seeing a lot of “real” Pokémon hit the streets this Halloween. Dress up as your favorite Pokémon character and if you get your friends to do the same, it will look like a cool Pokémon squad. Orange Is The New Black – This very popular Netflix original is sure to make for some inmates running around this year. If you get a group of girlfriends to dress in orange jumpsuits you’ll be good to go. You can even turn this into a couple costume by going as an inmate and guard. Emoji – Emoji’s are becoming even more popular with all the new IPhone updates happening. It would be fun to recreate your favorite emoji into a costume. You can easily paint your face as one or get a full body costume. Either way, this can turn out really cute or super funny, depending on which emoji you use ;) Do you already have your costume planned out for this year? We would love to hear all your creative ideas!

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Fun and Unique Pumpkin Carving Ideas

2016-10-13 00:00:00 -0600 +

One of the best ways to celebrate Halloween is pumpkin carving. Not only do you get to use your creativity and create a cool porch decoration, you get to make delicious pumpkin seeds! Whether we have some ideas to help you decide how you want to decorate your pumpkin. You can find pumpkins and pumpkin carving kits at Walmart! Carve a pretty pattern – You don’t always have to go with the traditional scary or silly face. If you feel like adding a festive touch to your front porch, try a design like polka dots. This is the easiest design because all you have to do is take a drill and drill holes all over the pumpkin. Once you put a candle in, the light shining through all the little holes looks really pretty. Etch your pumpkin – If you’re not entirely thrilled with having pumpkin guts all over the place, you can easily etch the outside of your pumpkin. This way you don’t have to worry about carving out the inside of your pumpkin and this makes the pumpkin last much longer. Cookie cutter pumpkin – This is a great way to involve children who aren’t quite ready to be using knives. After you’ve scooped all the guts out, just place the cookie cutter and use a rubber mallet and tap the cutter lightly. This is fun for children because they can choose whichever design they want and it’s easy (and safe) to achieve. Dry ice – Right before the trick or treaters come, you can add some dry ice and hot water to the inside of your pumpkin. This will create a spooky effect as the smoke pours out of whatever you have carved. Doing this should make your whole porch look like an eerie grave yard full of fog. Use stencils – This is another great way to decorate your pumpkin without getting too messy. Just place whatever stencil you like on your pumpkin and color in with paint. Depending on how big the stencil is, spray paint would work really well too. How are you planning on carving / decorating your pumpkin this year? Do you have any fun ideas you’d like to share with us? Don't forget we're having a Halloween Party for all of our Little Bugs Club memebers! Your little one can use their creativity and decorate a pumpkin just how they'd like!

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Pumpkin Sprice Protein Pancake Recipe

2016-10-06 00:00:00 -0600 +

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, we assume you have dinner all planned out; but what about Thanksgiving morning? You can’t forget the most important part of the day, and why not make it festive? We’ve found this amazing pancake recipe with a touch of the most popular flavor for fall. All of the the ingredients in this recipes can be found at Walmart at the South end of the mall! PUMPKIN SPICE PROTEIN PANCAKES DIRECTIONS: In a blender, blend all ingredients together until smooth. Scrape down sides as needed. (Note: mixture should be pretty thick. Also, you may need to mix ingredients in two batches depending on your blender.) In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Spoon tablespoon-sized dollops of pumpkin batter onto skillet. Cook 3 minutes per side or until pancakes are browned and set. Serve warm with syrup. PREP TIME:10 minutes COOK TIME:10 minutes TOTAL TIME:20 minutes SERVES:2 generously YOU'LL NEED: 2 scoops protein powder (chocolate or vanilla) 1 cup pumpkin canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie filling) 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking powder 4 egg whites 1 cup oats 2 tablespoons milk 1 tablespoon honey (or 3-4 teaspoons of sweetener of your choice) 1 tablespoon butter Maple syrup (for serving) If you try this recipe be sure to let us know. Not only is it delicious, but it’s healthy too! The added protein will give you enough energy to get through all day until the Thanksgiving festivities. Do you have any yummy go to Thanksgiving recipes? We’d love to hear!

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Tips to Switch Over Your Wardrobe and Home for Fall

2016-09-29 00:00:00 -0600 +

We want to share some ideas with you on how to transition your wardrobe and home into the fall season. It’s such a beautiful season and we want to help you feel more fall festive! Your Wardrobe Donate: Just like you do a spring cleaning, do a fall cleaning. Donate everything you no longer need or want. This will make space for some fresh new fall inspired things. Layer: Fall is the perfect time to layer your favorite outfits. Not only does layering make you warm, it also looks super cute and is very comfy. Add Leggings or Tights: Adding these to your outfit can be a fun way to play with pattern, color, and texture for the fall. They keep you warm and look really cute with boots. Scarfs: These add a fun pop of color to any outfit. Plus you can use them to dress you up or down, they’re very versatile and always keep you warm. Your Home Get Festive: As the season changes, so does the décor in your home. Think about using more warm colors to decorate. You can make your home more fall friendly simply by changing out the pillows on your couches to more fall themed colors and patterns. Use Candles: Candle light always makes the room more cozy and inviting. By using more candles, you’ll make your space warmer and more fall friendly. Be Cozy: It’s starting to get colder so you can bring out all the soft throw blankets again and change your bedding to more cozier fabrics and warmer colors. Add Scents: Scents always bring you back to a certain time in your life. Changing up the scents around your home can really make you feel the season. You can add scents with wreaths, candles, and diffusers. Some of the best fall scents include, cinnamon, spiced orange, pumpkin pie, and warm apple cider…Mmm What are some of your favorite ways to switch over to the fall season? Let us know in the comments below!

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Heath & Fitness Tips For Busy People

2016-09-22 00:00:00 -0600 +

When life gets busy it can get extra hard to keep up with your health and fitness. We’ve come up with some ideas to help keep you on track without taking up too much of your time. Faster, more high impact workouts – You don’t always have to be at the gym for an hour. You can get your sweat on faster by decreasing the reps and upping the weights. Another way to cut down on time at the gym is to get your cardio in before you even get there by running to the gym if it’s close enough. Learn some quick recipes - Slaving over a hot stove is no fun, especially when you’ve had a long day and arrive home late into the night. To make sure that on these days you don’t reach for unhealthy convenience foods learn some super quick recipes you can cook up quick. Freezing healthy food ahead of time is always a great option for when you don’t have time to cook. Work out at home – It’s easier than you think and you don’t need to purchase any equipment to get a good work out in. If you hop on YouTube, there are a ton of at home work outs and a lot of them can be done quickly. You’d be surprised at how fast you can sweat after just five minutes of some of these workouts! Take the stairs – If your day is jam packed and you just can’t make time for a workout, take the stairs everywhere you go. Not only is this a good workout for your legs, it’s also an awesome way to get some cardio in for the day. Set manageable health and fitness goals – By doing this you’ll save yourself from getting discouraged. It takes time to get to where you want to be and there’s nothing wrong with that. Small improvements every day, whether it’s eating a healthier lunch or taking a walk after work, can really get your going in the right direction and will eventually turn into a healthy habit. Just because you’re busy, don’t let your health suffer. It’s the most priceless thing in the world. Are there any tips you would like to share with us that help keep you healthy even on your busiest days?

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Fall 2016 Trends

2016-09-15 00:00:00 -0600 +

Fall is probably the most fashionable season of them all. It holds so much potential with both its cool and warm days. Here are some of the fall trends we found for this year. Boots: This is the perfect season to rock those suede ankle boots that are a little too warm for summer time and not practical for winter. They look cute with any outfit and you can find them in a ton of colors. Infinity Scarfs: These are super fun way to accessorize any outfit. Not only do they add an extra layer of warmth on those chilly fall mornings, but they look really cute! Oversized Knit Sweaters: These go well with all of the above and leggings. If you add a chunky statement necklace you can dress up these sweaters with little effort. Chokers: Right now this trend is blowing up. There are so many different styles you can wear with different outfits. You can’t go wrong with a thin black velvet choker and a nice blouse. Leather Leggings: These are a good way to dress up a causal outfit. They look nice with a longer long sleeve shirt; we’ve been seeing a lot of olive and burgundy tones this fall. These are just some popular fall trends. Can you think of other ones you’ve seen and would like to wear this season?

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DIY Dream Board

2016-09-01 00:00:00 -0600 +

We’re transitioning into a new season and it’s the perfect time to make a change! Dream boards are an excellent way to put positive goals and plans onto paper. The point of creating a dream board is to get excited about the future. You’ll glance at your board every day and by doing so you’ll be able to keep in mind where you want to be and what you want to do! What you’ll need: Poster board. You can really use any type of board but with a poster board you can use fun tacks and move things around easier if need be. A big stack of magazines. When picking your magazines you want to choose ones that really stand out to you. If you want to get into yoga you can pick a yoga and fitness magazine. There’s pretty much magazines for everything these days so it’s the perfect chance to get creative! Pick magazines that mix what goals you want to achieve. Glue or tacks. We recommend tacks so you can add and subtract easily without a mess. Post – it notes. These are a fun way to brighten up the board and add a personal touch. Markers or pens to write your own personal notes to yourself. What to do: Sit with yourself and figure out what you want to put on your dream board. It’s helpful to write down all of your ideas first. The best part about a dream board is that no dream or goal is too big or too small. It’s fun to dream big with these boards. It gives you the confidence to work hard to achieve your goals when you see them on a tangible board. Once you have thought out your intent, you can now start on the board. You can lay out your board however you want. Whichever way looks nice to you, do that. Everyone’s individual boards are going to look uniquely different, that’s the best part! After you’ve put all your dreams and goals on to your board, it’s time to hang it up. Make sure it’s in a place that you’ll look every day. After a while, you’ll be surprised to see things in your life transpiring just like how you have on your dream board! What are some of your biggest dreams and goals? We would love to hear and maybe get some inspiration for our own boards!

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10 Things To Do Before Summer Ends

2016-08-25 00:00:00 -0600 +

Here are 10 summer activity ideas that you can do to make the most out of the last days of summer! Have a picnic – This is an easy way to enjoy the outdoors in a fun way. Just get a cooler and some of your favorite snack foods and enjoy! Plan a BBQ – Get all of your friends together and celebrate the summer. If everyone brings a dish, this can be an inexpensive way to indulge in lots of yummy food. Have a backyard camp fire – This idea is simple yet really fun. You can have dinner and dessert all on the fire while sharing stories of your summer with friends. Read a good book in the park – Being in a park on a nice day is so relaxing. Add your favorite book and some alone time and you’ll be more relaxed than ever. Go on a hike – We’re lucky that we live so close to mountains. There are a ton of different hikes you can do and they all will leave you with beautiful memories. Go camping – Getting away for the weekend with family and friends is a great way to end your summer. It’s nice to get away from the city even for a weekend. Play mini golf – This is always a fun summer activity. This is the best way to have some playful competition between your friends. Go on a road trip – Even just a day get a way to Banff is a fun summer activity. There are so many pretty lakes around to drive to. Or even just driving through the back roads of Calgary you’ll see some amazing land and animals. Get some ice cream – Or make your own with the family! There are a ton of YouTube tutorials on how to do this. It’s a yummy way to cool down on the last hot days of summer. Go stargazing – While we still have clear summer skies, get out of the city limits and look up. This is nice to do while it’s still warm out because you can get out of your car and admire the sky with a significant other. How romantic! We hope you had a blast this summer and made memoires to last a lifetime! What was your favorite activity that you did this summer?

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Go Back to School in Style

2016-08-18 00:00:00 -0600 +

That time again is coming up quick. Make sure you’re ready to rock this year’s fashion trends! Hair – Something low maintenance but still cute. We suggest the medium length blunt bob. Not too short but something that’s easy to manage on those Monday mornings when you really don’t want to spend an hour doing your hair. With medium length hair you can still put it up if you’re in a serious study sesh. We’re seeing a ton of fun hair colors right now. Why not try something different to kick off the school year!? Face – With all that late night cramming you’re going to need to take care of your face before even thinking about makeup. Face masks seem to be an up in coming trend and they’re the perfect way to keep your face hydrated. Not to mention they’re fun to have at a study sleep over with your girlfriends! Make up – It’s fun to experiment with different make up looks. However, we think you should keep the experimenting for the weekend and stick to a more simple look for school. You don’t want to waste your time in the morning doing something elaborate and then end up not liking it and having to start over when you have ten minutes before the bus comes. A little bit of mascara goes a long way, and we can’t forget about those brows! When it comes to make up, less really is more. Clothes – High waisted jeans and oversized sweaters definitely seem to be a common theme going into fall right now. As well as causal athletic gear. A nice fresh new pair of runners can complement any back to school outfit. For more of a preppy look, try to match a comfy dress with a fitted denim jacket. We hope these points help you if you’re stuck on how to make your back to school come back. Just remember a smile and a positive attitude is the best accessories!

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Back To School Tips

2016-08-11 00:00:00 -0600 +

Are you gettingnervous to go back to school in a few weeks? Don't worry! We've come up with some tips to help make things easier for you. Stay Positive! - Don't just start with a positive attitude, keep that attitude throughout the year. A positive mind is the best way to succeed. Also, you'll be more efficient and the year will seem to fly by. Positivity will also help with getting all your work done on time. Stay Organized - This is one of the most useful tips we can suggest.School can be frustrating when you're getting a lot of work and papers, so the easiest way not to get stressed is by keeping everything organized. Make sure to have a separate binder for each class to keep things from getting all mixed together. Eat Breakfast and Lunch - Always start your school days off with a healthy breakfast to get you through the day until lunch. If you are not a big breakfast eater, then consider eating a protein bar or smoothie to stave off hunger. If you tend to eat later in the morning, you may want to carry a small snack to munch on between classes before lunch. Create a Homework Area - Assign a place at home that is your designated homework area. This area should be off-limits to anyone besides you during your designated homework time. Choose an area that is free of distractions, such as a desk in your room or dining room table, so you can concentrate on school work. Reward Yourself - Positive reinforcement can really make you feel amazing. No matter how big or small your task is, at the end of the day you should reward yourself. By giving yourself small rewards it will make you more motivated to complete future tasks. We hope these tips help make going back to school a little bit easier! We're also running a back to school contest you don’t want to miss. Click here for the details!

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Men's Summer Hairstyles

2016-08-04 00:00:00 -0600 +

Guys, we haven’t forgotten about you! We’ve got the hottest summer 2016 hairstyles for any fashion forward man. Faded on the bottom with volume on top – We’ve come across this one a lot and it can defiantly be versatile depending on how you style it. This is a great summer look because the weather won’t ruin your voluminous brushed back hair. The messier, the better for this laid back look! Swept to the side - Keep it clean and classy with a modern side sweep! You can’t go wrong with this hairstyle, keep the top at least 4 inches and have the sides and back buzzed. Also, make sure that you style this cut in the natural direction that your hair falls. Faded buzz – If you’re a busy man with not much time to spend on your hair, this one’s for you. This is a great look and very convenient when the weather gets scorching hot. It’s also very low maintenance but still looks clean. If you feel like you want to “man it up” a bit, this hairstyle looks great with stubble or a beard. The classic undercut - For something a little more conservative, go for a classic cut which still maintains trimmed sides, but leaves the top not too long. Styling the classic undercut is simple, and a bit of hair product will keep it clean and polished. Top knot cut - The men’s top knot is still as popular as it has been for the past couple of years. A top knot is a great option for hair in that awkward transitioning length, bringing an edgy, but under-control look to your longer hair. Not to mention it looks extremely modern and stylish. Just bring these hairstyles to any barber and you’ll be looking fresh all summer long! What hairstyle have you guys been rocking this summer?

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Summer Nail Trends

2016-07-28 00:00:00 -0600 +

Need a little sassy summer nail inspiration? We've done all of your research for you on what's hot right now on and off the runway! Matte Marble Lately it seems like everyone is obsessing over white marble everything. So it's no surprise that this fad is ending up on all the fashion bloggers nails these days. The look is very clean and classy with ahint of sophistication. There area ton of tutorials on YouTube right now on how to achieve this beautiful nail trend. Mirror Metallics give such great dimension to nails when applied with a glossy top coat. This look is perfect for hitting up a summer festival. You can find many different mirrored colors on the shelves. It’s a fun idea to mix and match the colors for a disco ball effect. Bold Neon Neon in any color looks amazing, especially as a pedicure. If you’re going on a tropical vacation this summer its fun to paint your nails somethingbold and bright. If you’re having a girls weekend, paint each other’s nails usingcrazy and fun colors. Pretty Nudes Nudes are perfect for a lighter neutral in the summertime when you’re looking for an option other than white. These are the perfect nails to wear to a wedding or a weekend brunch. The best thing is that you can pair a nude set of nails with anything to make you look extra cute and girly. Can you think of any other nail polish trends you’ve seen out there this summer? We’d love to hear what your favorite mani looks like!

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Summer Gardening 101

2016-07-20 18:00:00 -0600 +

Gardening in the summer can be a great and rewarding hobby to get into. These gardening tips will help your beautiful garden survive during the summer months. Fertilize Helping your plants thrive is often a case of proper planning, placement and soil fertility. A strong plant can better withstand the stress of high heat and dry weather. You can use organic compost or even a good liquid fertilizer to give the plant proper nutrients if it doesn’t get too much sun. Perennials Perennials are the plants that keep on giving. A perennial can live for over two years so you won’t have to keep replanting your garden every year. They have a hardy root system and need less water than other plants so they’re less high maintenance. Be Cool Do the most intensive gardening work when it’s cool out (before 10am or after 4pm). Weeding isn’t the most fun gardening task, so you might as well stay cool while you do it. It’s best to water your plants while the sun is gone. This is so that the sun doesn’t burn your freshly watered flowers. Mulch Mulch helps to enrich the soil you’re using. Using mulch in your flower beds or pots keeps the moisture from evaporating, allowing more infrequent watering. It also moderates the temperature of the soil so it doesn’t get baking hot in the summer sun. We hope these summer gardening tips helped! What are your favorite plants and flowers to have in your garden?

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Get Ready - Stampede Style

2016-07-13 18:00:00 -0600 +

Stampede is in full swing and we’re here to help make you the most stylish cowboy / cowgirl at the rodeo! Tops Cowgirls - Plaid seems to be the most favored option between cowboys and cowgirls. You can put a button up plaid shirt over a neutral colored tank top, or throw one on over a summer dress. Plaid shirts look great unbuttoned with rolled up sleeves or even tied around the waste for a more casual look. Right now Ardene has some great deals on plaid shirts! Lace tops are also a cute way to Stampede it up without going full cowgirl. A pretty lace top with a jean jacket adds the perfect western touch. We found lots of cute lace tops at Urban Planet. Cowboys – Again, you can never go wrong with a nice plaid button up. Keep it tucked in while you’re at work and untuck it when you’re ready to hit the grounds. Men have also been spotted wearing denim button ups or even just western themed T-shirts. Walmart has a wide selection on mens Stampede wear right now. Bottoms Cowgirls- It comes as no surprise that denim jeans continue to be a top trend in Stampede fashion. Pretty much anything denim goes. A nice pair of jeans, shorts or even a denim skirt is perfect for Stampede. If you’re looking for more of a trendy western style you can go with leather leggings. A cute pair of short overalls is definitely making a comeback if you feel like being a nostalgic cowgirl! Cowboys – A nice pair or denim jeans with a big ole’ belt buckle! Accessories Cowgirls / Cowboys – Cowboy hats and boots are of course staple Stampede wear. Spring has really cute Stampede boots right now!A bandana properly placed can bring a nice western touch to any outfit. Silver jewelry and chunky leather bracelets work really well with cowgirl outfits. Also a brown purse with fringe seems to be favored among cowgirls. Cowboys have been seen wearing black or brown leather belts with statement buckles. What does your favorite Stampede outfit look like!?

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Stampede Breakfast

2016-07-06 18:00:00 -0600 +

Happy Stampedin’! We’re rounding up for our annual Stampede Breakfast. Make sure to bring your whole family and enjoy a FREE pancake breakfast, live music and pony rides for the kids! When: This Saturday July 6th 2016 from 9am – 11am Where: Marlborough Mall just outside of Entrance 2 in the parking lot We have a couple of other things going on this Stampede: Gift with purchase promotion From July 9th - July 16th Get 10% back in Marlborough Mall gift cards & get 1 FREE admission to the Calgary Stampede when you purchase $150 or more. While quantities last. See Customer Service for details. Stampede Contest Come to the mall from July 9th – July 16th, find the wanted sign, then upload it to social media with the hashtag #MBMWins and you could win a $100 Marlborough Mall gift card. Must be 18+ to enter. We would like to wish everyone a fun and safe Stampede and we can’t wait to see y’all at the breakfast to kick things off!

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Happy Canada Day!

2016-06-29 18:00:00 -0600 + MarlboroughMall

Canada’s birthday is tomorrow and to celebrate, we’re giving away $25 gift cards DAILY, plus a grand $150 gift card prize! Click here to Enter on Facebook for your chance to win, you have until July 1st. ;) So how much do you really know about the Great White North? Answer the questions in our quiz below and put your knowledge to the test! No cheating! :P In what year did Canada gain Independence? What is the name of Canada’s first Prime Minister? What are the two official languages of Canada? Whose face is on the Canadian $100 bill? How many provinces are in Canada? Name them. Which province is the only officially bilingual province? What is Canada’s national winter sport? What product gave the Hudson’s Bay Company its start? ANSWERS: 1. 1867 2. John Alexander Macdonald 3. French and English 4. Robert L. Borden 5. Ten. Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan 6. New Brunswick 7. Hockey 8. Fur Well, How did you do?

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Trending Hairstyles For Summer

2016-06-20 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Goodbye head warmers, hello hair! It’s officially summer and we’re jumping into the top hair trends for the season. Warning: fabulous tresses may result. ;) The Choppy Bob Gone are the days of the smooth, perfectly symmetrical bob. In this 21st century version of a 1920’s classic, effortless chic is possible. Experiment with different lengths, layers and highlights! Big Bouncy Curls Bigger is always better. :)Curls are a great way to add volume, plus they’re the epitome of sexy hair! From soft waves to tight fro-like ringlets and everything in between, this look is great for a night out or to add some extra oomph to your look. Plaits Plaits are definitely back this summer. Try loose and messy braids for a more casual day vibe or tighten them up in an up-do for a more sophisticated look. Crown plaits, double plaits, four-strand plaits - there are so many different ways to try! Pastel Hues Looks like pastels are trending in more ways than one! For the brave among us, try a hair colour ranging anywhere from lilac to pink, green or blue to add some real character to your ‘do. And that’s it folks! Is there a trend you think we missed? Let us know what styles you’re rocking in the comments below!

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Gift Ideas For Father's Day

2016-06-13 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Is your dad crazy for tech? Is he an outdoorsman? Or is he more of the low maintenance, no-fuss type?Sure, he would probably be just fine with a ‘dad of the year’ mug, but we think he deserves better this year! Here are some our our top picks below. :) Grooming Products Want to play it safe? A complete grooming kit (including a razor, shaving cream, after-shave and some extra blade cartridges) is a sure winner for even the grizzliest of dads. Throw in a good bottle of cologne and you’re all set! The Ultimate Watch Watches are a man’s best friend, plus they’re part of our top summer accessory trends for men. Help dad make a statement with something flashy, or take the tech angle with a smart watch. Which leads us to our next pick… Fitbit Tech dad meets fitness freak with this handy device. Track sleeping patterns, exercise, weight loss and more! You might just want to get one for yourself too. ;) Clothing If dad is the male fashionista of the family, get him a nice shirt or 2 that you know he’ll love. If clothing is too risky, try a neck tie or a pair of shoes. It might help to take mom with you on this one to help you decide. :) PS. Don't foget to enter our Father's Day giveaway on Facebook! What are you planning for the big man this year?

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Summer Lookbook: Men's Accessories

2016-06-07 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

We’re counting down the days to summer (just under 2 weeks left!) and while we’re at it, the crème de la crème of this season’s must-have accessories for the guys! 1. Reflective Sunnies Whether it’s pink, yellow blue or green – you can’t ignore just how much this trend has taken the streets by storm! Reflective sunglasses are the top of everyone’s summer accessory list, and it’s a look anyone can rock (this one’s for the girls too!). 2. Messenger Bags Messenger bags are a tried and tested classic – you can opt for a more casual style or use it to dress up an outfit, plus there’s tons of space to pack up everything you need when you’re on the go! 3. The Perfect Watch A nice watch is to a man what a statement necklace is to a woman, it gets you noticed. No more long sleeved shirts necessary folks, show off that flashy watch in all its glory! 4. Slip-Ons Slip-ons hit the ultimate shoe trifecta: they’re sleek, simple, and comfortable to wear. Certainly the summer shoe staple this year. What trends are you rocking this summer?

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Healthy Recipes For Summer!

2016-05-31 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Summer is creeping in on us and all the hard work we put in for the perfect summer body is finally going to pay off! Yes! But there’s a hitch. Good weather means going outside and going outside means there’s the temptation to splurge on street food, fast food and festival food as we’re engaging in outdoor summer activities. Don’t want to kiss those summer abs goodbye? Here are some quick and healthy options for you to enjoy! They are ten times healthier and just as delicious, we promise. ;) Appetizer: Melon Salad with Savoury Granola The beauty of this salad? It’s sweet AND savoury, and practically looks like summer. Even better, pack this up as a quick lunch just on its own and you’re out the door. Calories saved and cravings satisfied. Score! Get the recipe HERE. Main Dish: Chicken & Mushrooms in Garlic White Wine Sauce Let’s be honest, can you really go wrong with chicken and mushrooms? Easy to make, comforting to eat and 100% guilt-free, this recipe is definitely a win-win! Get the recipe HERE. Dessert: Gluten-Free Cherry Tart with Almond Streusel Topping This dessert is a fabulous gluten-free option, so you can indulge without over-indulging! Get the recipe HERE. And there you have it, eat your heart out! :) What are some of your favourite summer-inspired recipes?

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Bridal Pop-Up-Shop Grand Opening!

2016-05-24 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Only 4 short days until the grand opening of our bridal dress pop-up-shop! This Saturday, May 28th from 10am to 7pm, over 100 brand new wedding dresses will be available for purchase at the store which is anticipated to open beside Chatters North right here at Marlborough Mall. Shopping for a dress on a budget? No need to worry! All dresses in store will cost between $100 to $250 each - if that’s not a steal we don’t know what is! As an added bonus, all proceeds from the store will go to support the Women In Need Society (WINS) and the first 50 brides-to-be to shop will receive a FREE mystery gift. ;) We hope to see you all at the grand opening, the dress of your dreams may just be waiting for you!

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Get Your Face Spring Ready!

2016-05-16 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Experimenting with makeup can be tons of fun, (there’s a reason little girls can’t keep their hands off mommy’s beauty stash) and on the facial playing field there are so many opportunities to change up your look! We scoured the beauty blogs and YouTube channels of makeup gurus and came up with our top 3 tips to get you through the season. We hope this list inspires you to try something new! Matte Lipstick Whether it’s red, pink, vampy or nude a good matte lipstick should be at the top of every woman’s spring makeup collection. It’s long-wearing, chic, and gives an extra oomph to any beauty look. The only downside to this trend is the heightened possibility for dry lips, but we’ve got the easy fix! Put on some lip balm before you apply and try a natural lip scrub twice a week, sugar and honey should do the trick! Bold Brows Eyebrows are an often overlooked feature but what most people don’t realize is their ability to transform the shape of your face! Replace those thin, over-tweezed brows with a fuller look. Brow pencils and gels are a great way to fill them in but be mindful, it is an art that can be tricky to master. Try following the natural arch of your brow and drawing in an outline before filling in the shape you already have. Check out this guide from our trusty friends at Buzzfeed. :) Go Bronze or Go Home Highlighting and contouring are two nifty little tricks to enhance your facial bone structure. It involves the use of lighter and darker makeup tones to sculpt the face (think Kim Kardashian). Done right, highlighting and contouring can really take your makeup look to the next level! Here’s an easy to follow tutorial. Hope you enjoyed our list! What are some of your favourite beauty hacks?

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Spring Fashion Trends: Jewellery Edition

2016-05-09 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

There’s nothing like some jewellery to bring your spring outfit to life, and we’ve got the scoop on what’s hot this season! ;) Read on for our top 3 jewellery trends that’ll have you looking (and feeling) fabulous. Colour, Colour, Colour! Don’t be afraid of colour! It’s a great way to add some personality to your wardrobe. It’s always fun to experiment with prints, neons and colours that you usually shy away from. Give it a try, you maybe surprised by what looks good on you! Go Big Or Go Home Wearing all black and feeling a little plain? Add in a chunky statement necklace or some chandelier earrings and you’re all good to go! Adding a dramatic jewellery piece is an easy way to take an outfit from casual to dressy or from day to night, plus you’ll have everyone asking “where did you get that from?” Lucky for you, we’ve got lots of selection. ;) Check out Ardene, Spring, Peoples Jewellers or Michael Hill for your fix! Bling Up Your Clothes Make your clothes an accessory! Sequins, studs and lots of bling, who needs a statement piece when your clothes ARE the statement? This particularly looks great when you’re on a night out and believe us, no one will miss you walking by! Tell us in the comments, what are some of your favourite 2016 spring jewellery trends?

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Spring Cleaning + New Bridal Store!

2016-05-03 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Looking to clear up some space at home? Well you’re in luck! Marlborough Mall is holding our annual Spring Cleaning event to help you start the season off right. It all happens this Saturday May 7th from 9am to 3pm and we’re accepting it all - from gently used furniture to clothing, household items and electronics. You know the saying, out with the old, in with the new! :) To top it off, all donations will go to the Women In Need Society and the Electronics Recycling Association. Revitalize your home and donate to a worthy cause, it’s a win-win! And that’s not all, we’re giving you another reason to be excited for this month. A brand new store is coming to the mall! Don’t miss the grand opening of our bridal dress pop-up store on Saturday May 28th! Hours will be from 10am to 7pm and it will be located right Beside Chatters. The store will feature over 100 brand new wedding dresses priced between $100 and $250 each (what a steal!). Plus, there will be a special gift in store for the first 50 brides to shop. ;) All store proceeds will be in support of the Women In Need Society. Click HERE for further details! PS. Mother’s Day is inching ever so close! Be sure to check out our gift guide!

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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

2016-04-25 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

It’s coming up – that one special day of the year that we all get to show our mothers some extra love. That’s right, Sunday May 8th is Mother’s Day and with it comes the big question, what gift is good enough for mom? We came up with a few ideas that are bound to make that special woman in your life feel appreciated! Jewellery You know how the saying goes, diamonds are a girl’s best friend! Honestly, you can never go wrong with a little bling and nothing says “I love you” like a beautiful piece of keepsake jewellery to prove it! Check out the wide selection at Mappins Jewellers or Things Remembered for a little more of a personalized or sentimental touch. :) Flowers Whether it’s peonies, poinsettias, hydrangeas or roses, every woman has their favourite flower. Find out what mom’s is and grab her an extra-large bouquet. Throw in a box of decadent chocolates, some wine and a gift card to her favourite spa and you’re a shoo-in for son/daughter of the year!;) Beauty/Skin Products Is your mom the type to spend ages at the cosmetics counter? Treat her with anything from perfume to makeup to skincare and everything in between! This may be a little trickier, (especially for the guys!) so it’s a good idea to try to get some hints out of her in terms of go-to brands, colours and wish list items! Hope you enjoyed our suggestions! Which one of these is your mom most likely to love?

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Spring Trends – Men’s Edition

2016-04-19 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

We’re taking a look at this season’s top fashion trends for the guys! As we all know, there's nothing quite like a well dressed man! No matter your style, there’s something here that you’ll love. ;) Check out Tip Top Tailors’ top 10 must-haves for the season! 1. The Blue Suit: Because navy is the new black! It’s also a great way to incorporate some colour into your wardrobe for those who like to keep it simple. 2. The Unstructured Sport Coat: Think a cardigan with cleaner lines. Wear this staple over t-shirts, polos and more! 3. The Cropped Trench: A reinvention of the classic trench. Easy to move in, even easier to style. 4. The Perfect Bomber: Tie together your perfect casual look with a bomber jacket. Easy to transition from day to night. 5. The Retro Polo: Tailored collars and fun colours - make a statement in one of these! 6. The Lived-In Chino: Style and comfort wrapped in one, we promise these will become your new spring staple! 7. Something Floral: From leafy palms to perfect petals. Update your casual look with a print fix! 8. Anything Indigo: The nautical trend is back for the spring – cheers to the colour of the season! 9. Colour Blocked: Bold colours and neutral tones sit side-by-side for a modern twist on casual wear. 10. Light As Linen: Lightweight, easy care and looks great, hit the trifecta with some linen staples in your wardrobe! And there you have it - some of our favourite trends that are sure to make a statement this season! Let us know in the comments below, which trendis your absolutefavourite?

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GownTown is Here + $500 Giveaway

2016-04-11 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

The big event is almost here – GownTown is happening this Sunday, April 17th! Doors to the event are open between 10am and 12pm and young girls in our community will have the chance to choose a prom dress from a wide selection of gently worn evening wear donated by YOU! It’s not too late to make your contribution, we are still accepting dress donations up until the 14th. Simply drop off any gently used dresses (no older than 5 years please!) at Customer Service andhelp a student experience the grad of her dreams! As an added bonus you will be entered into a draw to win a $500 Marlborough Mall Gift Card, the perfect thing to set you up for the warm days ahead ;) And let’s not forget our two locally chosen designers for our GownTown Fashion Contest – come out and vote for the winner in-mall or on Facebook and help change a student’s life with a $5000 scholarship towards their post secondary education! Two contestants, only one winner…who will it be? All dresses sold at the event are $10 and proceeds will go to Aspen Family Services. Read all about GownTown HERE. See you all there! :)

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Spring Fashion for Women + Gowntown

2016-04-05 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Spring is here so you know what that means… it’s time to prep your closet. :) Ladies, check out these style tips that will have you looking right on trend all season long! Citrus Burst Lemon, lime, orange and grapefruit - not only are they delicious, they also make for some great spring colour inspiration. Go femme or go home with mellow yellows, cute corals and pretty pinks. Hint: Le Chateau has an awesome selection in-store. ;) Lace It Up! Turn heads in a racy pair of lace up heels or hit the beach with some cute lace up sandals! Although just a simple detail, laces are definitely the way to go to take your look to the next level. Keep them ankle length or wrap them all the way up, whichever way you like! Head on over to Call It Spring and check out their fabulous collection. The Trench Need we say more? Throw a Fairweather trench over pretty much ANYTHING and you’re all set to go. It’s perfect for those spring nights that are a little colder, plus it screams fashionista! Speaking of spring, prom season is coming up soon! Let’s not forget our GownTown event that’s coming up in less than 2 weeks! The deadline for donations is just around the corner - don’t miss out on your chance to win a $500 shopping spree at Marlborough Mall, plus the opportunity to give someone the prom dress of their dreams! Read more about GownTown HERE.

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GownTown Event + A Sweet Spring Treat

2016-03-28 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Our GownTown Fashion Contest is less than 3 short weeks away and this year we are giving one lucky winner the chance to win $5,000 for their post-secondary education! Our contestants are working away at upgrading donated grad dresses from our collection fora chance to walk away with the grand prize. The question is, who will it be? That’s all up to you!The winner will be determined by having our online, and in mall community vote on their favorite dress. The big day is April 17th! Find more details here. Speaking of creative minds, Yogen Fruz is celebrating their30th birthday and is in need of a brand new cup design! What’s up for grabs? The winner will have a choice between five years (Yup, FIVE!) of free frozen yogurt or a $1000 scholarship towards their schooling! Think you’re up for the challenge? Head on over to their website for contest details!

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Spring Home Décor + Easter Fun

2016-03-21 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

March 20th was the very first official day of spring! Seasonal changes mean one thing…makeovers! And this week we want to give you some easy inspiration to transform your home into the ultimate spring palace :) Florals are a great touch for décor – whether in the form of a printed tablecloth or the perfect table centerpiece. They resonate the same freshness, newness and warmth we all love about springtime and they are a great way of adding some fun and colour! Pastels are everything this season. Blues, pinks, peaches, lilacs and more, it’s your perfect excuse to break out the painting supplies! Need a bit of colour inspiration? Check out this year’s Pantone colours of the year. We can barely contain our excitement! But before we get too carried away with spring, let’s not forget, Easter is just around the corner! From our Easter Egg Hunt to a Petting Zoo, you won’t want to miss out on all the activities this weekend – plus there’s giveaways! Details can be found on our events page.

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A Very Special Easter + Giveaways

2016-03-14 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

We’re stepping it up a notch this Easter with a whole lot of fun activities you and the whole family won’t want to miss! Our in-mall Easter Egg Hunt is happening Saturday, March 26th and we’ll have special Easter treats handy for all the kiddies who can find all the Easter eggs! Be sure to visit Customer Service bright and early and get ahead of the crowd, it’s only while quantities last! Our Easter Egg Hunt is also online this year starting March 24th through the 26th! You could win one of three $50 Marlborough Mall gift cards by finding the Easter eggs on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages! We also have a special Easter Petting Zoo for all the animal lovers out there and of course… FREE Easter Bunny pictures! Hop on over to our events page for dates and details! Great news, the giveaways don’t stop there! Drop off your GownTown dress donations at Customer Service today and you will be entered into our $500 shopping spree draw! The official first day of Spring is in one short week and stores mall wide are ringing the new season with some awesome sales! Click HERE for ongoing Marlborough Mall deals.

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Spring Colour Trends + A Giveaway

2016-03-07 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

Can’t think of a use for your old prom dress? We can! YOU can help us provide affordable dresses to girls from our community by donating your gently used formal dresses atCustomer Service,up until April 15th! As an added bonus, you will be entered to win a $500 Marlborough Mall shopping spree! The dresses received will be sold for $10 each at our GownTown event on April 17 and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Aspen Family services. ClickHEREfor event details! We smell Spring! And what better time of the year to bring out all our pretty pastels? As Pantone would have it, there are 2 colours that top the charts this year; Rose Quartz and Serenity. Rose quartz is synonymous with compassion and a sense of composure while serenity resonates feelings of calmand relaxation. Wear them separately or together! Check outstores likeFairweather , Le Chateau and Payless Shoes for inspiration. Easter’s JUST around the corner – hop on over to our events page for more info!

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GownTown Event + March GWP + Easter Fun

2016-03-01 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

Did you hear? We have a special treat in store for all our high school grads this year! Between March 5th and April 2nd, a few lucky students will have the chance to redesign a prom dress to be displayed for sale at our exclusive 2-hour GownTown event this upcoming April 17th! Prior to the event, we will be collecting dress donations at customer service. Dresses must be no older than 5 years and of course we’ll be offering some incentive in the form of a $500 shopping spree for one randomly selected donor! All dresses (both redesigned and donated) will be displayed for sale at the official GownTown event for only $10 each and all proceeds go to Aspen. Click HERE for further GownTown details! ALSO… Easter is just around the corner! Our fabulous roster of Easter events include pictures with the Easter Bunny, a 3-day petting zoo and a mall wide Easter egg hunt, both in mall and online! Lots of prizes are up for grabs so read up on all the details HERE! Our March Gift With Purchase promo is now LIVE! With every $100 mall gift card purchase, receive an additional 10% bonus. Offer runs March 7th – 20th.

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3 Grad Styles to Rock + $5000 Giveaway

2016-02-22 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

There’s only one week left to be a part of our biggest Gowntown giveaway yet! The stakes are higher than ever this year – we’re talking $5,000 towards one very lucky grade 12 student’s post secondary education! We’ll be choosing 10 finalists to redesign grad dresses from our collection and the winner will be selected by popular vote, both online and in-mall. If you are in grade 12 and living in Calgary and its surrounding areas, then this is for YOU!You have until 9PM February 29th, 2016 to enter so get on it! Get your entry form and full details right here. In need of some design ideas?Here are our top 3 grad gown ideas to consider: All In The Details There’s no better way to add your own personal flair than with eye catching details! Experiment with embellishments like jewels and sequins or some lace accents and cutouts – you can’t go wrong! The Perfect Neckline Halter, bustier or off the shoulder? Necklines matter! Be sure to choose one that flatters. Length As much as midi dresses may be all the rage now, they aren’t necessarily everyone’s cup of tea. You may want to go down a more traditional route and keep it long, or experiment and go short. The choice is yours! No longer shopping for your own grad dress? Then we need you! We’re accepting donations for gently used formal dresses for our Gowntown sale until April! PS Don’t forget to register for the contest HERE.

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How Does $5,000 Sound?

2016-02-17 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

One of our favourite yearly traditions is in full swing and this year, we have added a new addition: a $5,000 giveaway towards one lucky grade 12 student’s post secondary education! Want in? Of course you do and we have made it super easy: Print out this entry form (or pick up one at Customer Service). Read the contest details. Fill out the form (you can do it – high school has prepared you for this!). Submit your entry form at Customer Service by 9PM February 29th, 2016. Keep your fingers crossed and your phone on! On March 1st, we will draw 10 names who will be given their chance to pick a dress to redesign. Change the hemline? Add some bling? Get those creative juices flowing because you can do whatever you want to give the dress new life. And that newly rejuvenated dress will be on display, in the mall,from April 3rd to 16th. Then it will be time to get your friends and family in to vote for your masterpiece (they can vote online too!). The winner will be announced at the grand GownTown event, April 17th, where all the dresses will also be available for purchase by graduating students. Click here for all the details on this annual event dedicated to helping graduating students get ready for prom at a cost everyone can afford. Not a graduating student? That's ok! Invite your family and/or friends who are to enter and then get ready to cast your vote for them! Be sure to follow our Facebook Page as we share updates ;)

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WANTED – Creative Minds and Beautiful Dresses

2016-02-10 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

We hope you’ve heard by now that our Gowntown event has had a different, even more exciting component added to it this year! We’re talking about our Gowntown Fashion Contest; this year ONE lucky winner could walk away with $5,000 for their post-secondary education. The contest involves having the 10 eligible participants upgrade some grad dresses from our collection fora chance to win. The winner will be determined by having our online, and in mall community vote on their favorite dress. Could you be our lucky winner? Click --->HERE for full contest details! Althoughmany people keep their grad dresses in hopes to someday, somehow, find an opportunity to wear them again, the reality is that most dresses sit collecting dust for many years. What if you could use your old grad dress to impact someone elsepositively? Join our efforts to provide affordable grad dresses to hundreds of girls from our community by donating your gently used formal dresses at Customer Service,from now until April 15th. The dresses we accept must be no more than 5 years old and in excellent condition. All of the dresses received will be sold for $10 each at our Gowntown event on April 17 2016. 100% of the proceeds from dress sales will be donated to Aspen Family services. Click --->HERE for event details. Don’t forget, by donating your dress you can enter to win a $500 shopping spree to the mall!

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Valentines Day Gift Ideas

2016-02-03 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

Just like that, it’s almost Valentine’s Day! It's the time of year where love is in the air, cupid has his bow and arrow out…and you have no idea what to get your loved one! We've put together some ideas to help you find the perfect gift, one that will be remembered for years to come. 1 Get Creative This idea will take some creativity but the end result will be a gift that your loved one will cherish for many years to come. A canvas collage from Things Remembered enables you to captureprecious moments and createan original work of art. You can combine photo's, and quotes of your choosing to truly express yourself and make this a sentimental piece. 2 Plan a Romantic Trip Both you and your sweetie couldprobably use a little more sun right now, or even just a change of scenery . With a little help from our very own Prince Travel, you could be on your way to a destination of your choice in not time! Mahmood and his team are well equiped, and knowledgeable enough to help you plan the perfect trip at any budget. 3 Make Them Sparkle If there's one thing we know for sure, it's that jewelry is always a tasteful and well - received gift. Right now Peoples Jewellers is having tons of sales on various items. We picked this beautiful pearl set that we think it would be a perfect gift for a mother or a grandmother. 4 Make it Fun Theres no rule that says it all has to be serious, have fun with your gift giving! We picked these awesome graphic boxers from Walmart , they have them in various styles, colors, and themes. You could get ones like these Star Wars themed ones, or some other silly ones of your choosing. Regardless of what you get, this gift is guaranteed to cause some laughs. We would love to know, what's the best Valentines Day gift you've ever received? Comment below!

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Gowntown Preview

2016-01-29 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

We’ve received numerous questions about the event, and are ecstatic to finally be able to share a glimpse of what to expect at this year’s Gowntown event. This year we are doing a few things differently with the inclusion of our Gowntown fashion contest. 10 lucky grade 12 students will get to redesign a dress for a chance to win $5,000 towards their Post-secondary education! You can start entering on February 8th, get more details here. This year we will begin got collect dresses on February 8th and will continue to do so until April 15th. Like always, dresses must be no more than 5 years old and in excellent condition and you could win a $500 shopping spree for donating. Get further details here. We’re VERY excited to roll out all that we’ve been planning for this year’s Gowntown! Stay connected to us for up to date information on this year’s events.

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Liven Up Winter

2016-01-20 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

This past Monday was officially Blue Monday, being that it was the 3rd Monday of January. Blue Monday started in 2005, and is a day dubbed by many, including scientists and psychologists, as the most depressing day of the year. We know that January is known to be a tough month for many, so we thought we’d focus on some positive. In comes our Liven up Winter Promotion! Starting today, share some tips and tricks that have helped you fight the winter blues on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter using the hashtag #MBMLivelyWinter to be entered to win one of 3 prizes. If you would rather enter in person, visit our customer service booth and fill out a ballot got you chance to win. You can enter until February 3rd; the winners will be announced on February 4th. Be sure to check out our other January promotion, you can receive 10% back in Marlborough Mall Gift Cards FREE, when you purchase of $100 or more in Marlborough Mall Gift Cards until January 24. Now the ball in is your court, how do you fight the winter blues? We can’t wait to hear from you on social media and in mall. Good luck!

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Winter Fashion Inspiration

2016-01-14 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

It's tough enough having to battle the elements, let alone thinking about looking cute while doing it. We know that it's often tempting to opt for functionality instead of fashion, so we’ve put together a few hottest winter fashion trends to keep you inspired. Go over the Knee That’s right, we’re daring you to go one-up in the boot department this year. Over the knee boots have been seen on the runway, the red carpet, and fashion blogs, this sexy shoe trend is everywhere we turn — and it might just be time that it made an appearance in your closet. This gorgeous pair we’re featuring is from Spring. Don’t fear the fur For most, a full on fur jacket might be too reminiscent of an eccentric family member from our youth to ever be a feasible fashion statement. However, the current fashion trends involving fur are far from that of your dear old aunt Fiona. Fur vests have become a fun and fashionable layering piece that’s a staple in many winter wardrobes. We found this adorable one in Sirens. Graphic black and white The mesmerizing combinations of black and white patterns are a go-to trend this season. This trend is a heavy hitter for its ability to be fun and faltering at the same time. You can find this on-tend sweater at Le Chateau. The quilted jacket We love a versatile trend and a quilted jacket offers just that. This trend is a simple yet affective way to amp up your style, and can be worn in a sporty of chic way. We love this jacket from Sears, it does a great job at stitching the wearer in while giving a polished and well put together look. There you have it, just a few fashion inspirations to get you though the rest of the winter in style. What are some ways that you stay motivated to be stylish throughout the winter? Do you browse through magazines, Pinterest pages , or maybe store windows for inspiration? We’d love to hear from you.

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5 Tips for Getting Back on Track After the Holidays

2016-01-06 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

Happy New Year everyone, we wish all of the best in 2016! If the holidays have left you feeling disrupted, you're not the only one. Many people currently find themselves in the awkward space between a relaxed holiday routine and the need to get back on track. Whether your vice was skipping the gym, over indulging on food, or spending carelessly, we’ve put together a few tips to nudge you back in the right direction so you can face 2016 refreshed and energized. 1. Get a Good Planner Sure, there are probably a dozen apps for this, but getting a good "old-fashioned" planner and pen has yet to have lost its usefulness; physically writing things down is proven tohelp with memory vs. doing it electronically. We suggest this elegant Planner by Kate Spade, on top of looking really good, its layout enables you to tackle things by month and by week for optimum organization. You can get yours at Coles! 2. Make Sleep a Priority Sleep is usually one of the first things that get neglected in busy seasons, but for the sake of getting things back in order it really needs to be prioritized. It will become unnecessarily difficult to tackle other goals while being sleep deprived. Set a routine and strive to stick to it, a regular schedule will enable your body to get the most rest. 3. Drink More Water Drinking a glass of water after getting your required amount of rest is critical to kick starting your body’s metabolic process. Maybe you haven’t been your healthiest this holiday season, but taking a simple step like upping you water intake is a great way to boost your health and mental focus. An eco-friendly way to stay on top of your water intake is by using of reusable water bottle; they’re durable, cost effective, and can help you decrease your carbon footprint. You can find a sleek one like this at Footlocker! 4. Cleanse Your Body for The New Year Detoxification is a normal bodily process, and doing a healthy cleanse can be a great way to rid your body of any toxicity you might have accumulated over the holidays. You can try a DYI or store bought cleanse like this Herbal D-Tox 12 Day Cleanse Kit from Sangsters, to get your cells and organs functioning at their optimum potential to face the year ahead. 5. Eat In Color A simple way to get a good amount of nutrients back into your meals is to aim to have more colourful plates of food. Brightly coloured food like carrots, peppers, and beets are packed with essential nutrients. With this tip you can simplify your efforts to eat healthier by heading over to Walmart produce sections and shopping by color, have fun! We hope these tips will help you get things back in order as you start the new year!What’s one thing that you do at the beginning of every year to start it on the right foot? We’d love to hear from you!

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Happy Holidays from Marlborough Mall

2015-12-23 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

Although the bulk of your Christmas shopping is almost behind you, the biggest sales of the year are still ahead! We will be open from 9:00am - 7:00pm on BOXING DAY to maximized the bargain shopping time. Santa Clause: Today is the last day to take pictures with Santa, he'll be here until 4PM . Gift wrapping: You can still get your last minute gifts wrapped! Our gift wrapping space will be open until 4 PM today. The holidays are a time for thinking about those we care about, so we would like to wish you and your loved ones a joyful holiday.

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Gifts for him: A holiday Gift Guide

2015-12-16 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

In the spirit of making this time of year as blissful as possible for you, we've put together a guide of the best Christmasgifts for men— all of which are available from the comfort of your favourite mall. Not only are these gift options suitable for any guy on your list, but you'll be spared the crazy experience of “mall-hoping” because they can all be found at Marlborough Mall. 1. Bose Soundlink Color Bluetooth Speaker - Black Give him the gift of rich sound. The Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker delivers just that; itconnects up to 2 devices at a time, and enables the user to enjoy up to 8 hours of play time with the rechargeable Li-Ion battery. Get yours at The Source. 2. MEAT: Everything You Need to Know The perfect cookbook for the “man’s man”; although it’s not a new cookbook, it certainly remains a favorite. MEAT was written by veterans of the meatpacking business and covers delicious recipes for beef, pork, lamb, veal, and poultry. Find your copy at Coles. 3. Men's Chronograph Watch Diamonds In Black Stainless Steel Perfeclty described at sleek and sophisticated; this black stainless steel watch has a unique face combining 60 minute chronograph and day and date indicators. This watch encompasses masculinity and stunning style. Find this Beauty at Michael Hill. 4. Jean Paul Gaultier - Ultra Mâle Eau de toilette intense This holiday season get him Jean Paul Gaultier’s new fragrance “Ultra Male". It’s be describes as a reinterpretation of the popular “Le Male” fragrance by the same designer. “Ultra Male” is a masculine yet delicate scent built on citrus notes, black lavender and mint. It comes in the famous torso bottle, colored in dark blue with black stripes and is available in 75 and 125ml Eau de Toilette. Get yours at Shoppers Drug Mart. 5. Maca Root Skincare Line Chances are he might need some convincing, but EVERYONE needs a good skincare routine. The Maca Root line from The Body Shop was developed specifically to meet men's skin care needs. “When used on the skin, Peruvian Maca Root naturally boosts energy and vitality which in turn effectively reduces the appearance of dull skin and helps maintain skin firmness and vigour.” 6. Bellissimo Plaque Buckle Reversible Belt It’s a fact: you can never have too many belts. We’re all about gifts that serve a purpose, and get even more excited when one is able to serve multiple. In comes the Bellissimo plaque-buckle reversible black/brown leather belt, a gift with options. This belt is bound to become a fashion stable in his closet, it’s a quality belt which serves as a 2 in one. Get yours at Tip Top Tailors. We hope you’ve received all of the necessary tips to get the men in your life gifts they’ll be sure to love. To help you out in the funds department, we thought we’d tell you about a chance to win $500 just before Christmas! Click here for details on our Share The Cheer contest.

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Gifts for her: A holiday Gift Guide

2015-12-09 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

The pressure of finding the perfect gift for your loved ones during the holidays is one that we’re sure everyone would love to avoid, but there’s something especially strenuous about finding a gift for the dreaded“Her”. She may be your wife, mother, co-worker, or aunt, but one thing is for sure, you could use a hand figuring out what she might like. Thankfully for you, we’ve put together a list of fail-proof items, to satisfy the taste of any and every woman on your Christmas list. We’ve covered a wide array of products to entice all; from the woman who loves to be pampered, to the one who loves to smell great. Read on and be inspired! 1. Oils of Life Give her the gift of pampered skin. The oils of life line from The Body Shop is receiving rave reviews across the board; the products in the line qualify as luxury, but without the soaring price tags you would expect. This gift is bound to be a favourite for any skincare junkie. 2. A Bulova Watch This watch is the perfect gift for a woman of style and grace. We love that this Bulova watch from Anthony’s Jewellers has a classic face, but yet the rose gold accents make it modern enough to suite various styles and age groups. This is femininity exemplified. 3. A Secret Garden Colouring Book Yes a colouring book for adults, trust us colouring is back! This specific one from Coles is the perfect gift for the more creative woman in your life. You can get an updated artist edition that allows the person colouring to keep their artwork, frame it, and show it off to the world. 4. A cute Scarf A cute accessory is always a great, useful and simple gift. We picked this adorable black and white version from Spring because it’s colours and pattern are adaptable enough to fit various styles. This would make a great gift for a co-worker. 5. An Engraved Appetizer Tray This soapstone appetizer tray from Things Remembered is the perfect gift for the domestic Goddess on your Christmas list. It’s sleek surface makes this a perfect personalized gift; you can easily add their name, their monogram, their custom wedding logo, or a special message to them. 6. A new Pair of Converse It’s safe to say that Converse low tops are a timeless pair of shoes, so you'd beinvesting in apair of shoes that she wont soon tire of. A perfect gift for the lady who values her casual wear, it’ll bring a casual yet smart edge to all her favourite looks. Find Yours at FootLocker. 7. A scent she’ll love The rule of thumb with scents is to know the person well enough that you either know what they already wear or might like, so this might be a better-suited gift to get a significant other. If you are looking to wow her with a new scent that she’ll love, our suggestion is Lancôme’s La Vie est Belle (Life is Beautiful), which you can find at Shoppers Drug Mart. It’s a timeless must-try scent and is described as femininity and happiness in a bottle. We hope you’ve received all of the necessary tips to get the women in your life gifts they’ll love. We know that sometimes the issue with giving the perfect holiday gift is having all of the funds in place to pay for it. So we thought we’d tell you about a chance to win $500 just before Christmas. Click here for details on our Share The Cheer contest.

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Must Have Toys of the Holiday Season

2015-12-02 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

Trying to figure out which toys will warm your and yourchildren's heartsfor the holiday 2015 shopping season? We've weeded through the selections in the mall and narrowed down some the best toys for your kids this holiday season that are alsokind to your pockets. Take a look! 1. Newberry Pastry Shop and Accessories Make their play time enjoyable with this accessory set that includes a display case, light and sound register, drink making machine and so much more! This Newberry play set promises to be a favourite for years to come. Get yours here: Sears. 2. Doc McStuffins™ Learning Game A perfect gift for the explorative mind!Just like the Doc McStuffins™ TV series, your little ones will get to examine toys, make a diagnosis, and treat their toys and plush animals. Get yours here: Sears. 3. Star Wars Electronic Lightsaber Now your childrencan feel like a true Kylo Ren with this Electronic Lightsaber! Get yours here: Walmart. 4. Mega Bloks Minions Station Wagon Getaway Minions are still very popular this season. This blok set allowsyour children to go on a buildingadventure with their favourite Minion characters, Kevin and Stuart! Get yours here: Walmart. 5. Shopkins Vinyl Storage Case Shopkins are all the rave right now! Theirsuper cute, fun, small, and there are many of them. This sturdy carrying case is the perfect gift for your little Shopkins collector, it has over 22 storage compartments, and one larger compartment to store shopping baskets and bags. Get yours here: Showcase. 6. Frozen Beaded Purse This aborable tin carry all, is the perfect gift fora little Frozen fan. Thepurse comes with a beaded handle and clasp. Get yours here: Showcase.

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Holiday Party Looks To Shop For This Black Friday

2015-11-25 17:00:00 -0700 + marlbororugh Mall

We’re super exited for our Black Friday weekend, wich starts TOMORROW. Tons of our retailers are cooking up awesome deals all in the spirit of helping you save money. Click the big bold link below to view some of our deals. Click For: Black Friday Deals We thought what better time to shop for some Holiday looks than at an event like this! We know that when it comes to holiday party looks, the fact of the matter is that you know theperfect holiday lookis out there somewhere, waiting to be discovered. The issue is often just knowing what to look for, and where to find it.That’s why you have us! We've rounded up some of the season'sbest options, to help you know exactly what to look for when you shop with us this Black Friday. GLIMERING GLAM Dare to shine this party season! We love the shimmering sequin numbers we’re seeing this season, especially this one from Le Chateau. Go for it…. THE LITTLE RED DRESS The little black dress tends to make its way out ofmany closet this time of year, so why not switch things up and have fun with your look. A holiday dinner is the perfect time to rock a little red dress, like the little number from Sirens. FIT AND FLARE Flattering for all shapes and sizes, fit and flare style is a simple and elegant choice for the party season. We love this option from Sears, with its glittering foil accents and trendy print. CLASS-ACT Your turn gents! You can’t go wrong with a classic look; start with a simple dress shirt, and build your outfit from there. We love this shirt and jacket combo from Tip Top Tailors; it can easily be dressed up or down depending on your party’s dress code. PREP IT UP Yes, preppy is in. We love this tastefully pretty look from Sears,perfect if you want to abe little casual yet still put together. There you have it, some guidance ot help you shop at our weekend-long Black Friday event, we've got a lot planned and we can't wait to see you! Click here for details.

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Black Friday Weekend 101

2015-11-22 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

What’s better than snagging bargains on Black Friday? A whole weekend full of Black Friday Sales! That’s right, we’re kicking off the holiday shopping season in style with a weekend full of some of the HOTTEST deals to please just about everyone on your shopping list. If you like a bargain, Marlborough Mall is going to be your favourite place to be this Black Friday. A large number of our retailers will be offering deals and discounts on their products throughout the mall. Preview of some of the sales: - Premier Sports: 100’s of hats & T-shirts on sale for $4.99 AND, a whole rack of miscellaneous items will be on sale for %50 OFF! - Sangsters: 50% OFF select Items, free 2016 calendar, free shaker bottle with the purchase of any protein powder, and free vitamin D (great for winter) with every purchase over $20! - Anthony’s Jewelers: Door crash special from 9-11 AM where all watches and silver will ALL be 50% OFF, and varying sales from 30% - 50% OFF from 11 AM on. - Mobilinq: 20% OFF throughout the store! PLUS, during this year’s Black Friday Weekend Event, the first 50 shoppers to stop by Customer Service and present Marlborough Mall receipts from November 27th valuing $100 or more, will receive FREE $25 Mall Gift Card. We’re essentially paying you to shop, don’t miss out! Click the image belowto be taken tothe official Black Friday Page. What’s the one thing you would love to receive this Christmas? Comment below and share with us!

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Countdown To Christmas

2015-11-11 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

Yes, you read that right, we are officially counting down to Christmas! And why not, it’s been in the backs of our minds for weeks now, and is only 43 days away (we’ll spare you the hours and minutes this time). The fact that it comes around every year never seems to alleviatethe chaos it tends to bring, so we’ve put together some “ground rules” to ensure a smoother than ever Christmas this year. You’re welcome! 1. Toys 101 If you’re a proverbial unicorn, and have somehow hit the lottery of not having any toys on your list this year, we envy you! For the rest of us simpletons, Walmart, Sears, and Showcase, are the go to places to visit on the quest for toys. 2. Delegate Your list of to do’s is about to hit an all-time high, so it’s time to delegate where you can. Since you’ll be here shopping anyways, we thought we’d do gift wrapping for you. We’ve partnered with Meals On wheels to bring you the gift wrapping Stations once again. You can get your gifts wrapped for a minimum donation of $2 per gift from December 5th to the 24th. Get full details here. 3. Get deals were you can It’s never just about finding the right gifts is it? Budgetary restraints always seem to rear their ugly noses in your shopping plans, but that’s ok when you can get good deals! In comes the Marlborough Mall Black Friday Weekend Event; On November 27th, 28th, and 29th. On top of the tons of deals you’ll find throughout the mall, a FREE $25 gift card will be given to the first 50 shoppers who present receipts from purchases on $100 or more to customer service on November 27th . Get full details here. 4. Kill two birds with one stone Try to avoid multiple trips where you can. Since you’ll be in the mall shopping away, stop with your little ones and pay a visit to Santa Clause while you’re here, he arrives in the mall on November 21st. Click here for details. There you have it folks, a few good tips to get you thinking ahead and help you save some time this year. What are some tricks that you use to stay on top of things during the holidays? Share them with us below!

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Remembrance Day

2015-11-05 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

This year, Remembrance Day falls on a Wednesday, November 11th. We think it’s important to pay respects to the brave men and women who have, and continue to serve our great country. We’ve put together a list of ceremonies and events around town to help you commemorate. Remembrance Dayat Marlborough Mall: Representatives from the Legion will be present with poppies at the mall until November 11.On Wednesday November 11, the mall will only be open from12Noon – 5pm to give ouremployees and tenants the opportunity to observe this very important day with their loved ones. Ceremonies andevents on November 11 Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Aero Space Museum of Calgary Time: Begins at 10:30AM Date: November11 Location: 4629 McCall Way N.E Remembrance Day Service at Central Memorial Park Time: Begins at 10AM Date: November11 Location: 1221 2 St. S.W., Remembrance Day Ceremony at Canadian Pacific Time: Begins at 10:30 AM Date: November11 Location: 7550 Ogden Dale Rd. S.E Remembrance Day at the Military Museums Time: begins at 10:30AM Date: November11, Location: 4520 Crowchild Tr. S.W Details: This formal service takes place outside of the museum. Ensure to have means for staying warm for the duration of the service, this includes warm clothes, blankets, and warm drinks Remembrance Day at the Royal Canadian Legions Time: Doors open at 9:30AM and close at 9:45 Am; the service begins at 10:45 AM Date: November11 Location: 1910 Kensington Rd. N.W Details: For other locations We hope that this list will come in handy as you take a moment on this special day to remember the bravery of those who came before us.

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Halloween Safety

2015-10-29 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Halloween is coming up this weekend and is meant to be a fun and playful time to be celebrated by many. Regardless of what your plans are for Halloween, we’ve put together some safety tips to ensure that you have an enjoyable and safetime this year. Halloween Safety Tips for Parents & Kids - Teach your little ones how to be safe pedestrianslong before actuallyhitting the road.Teach them simple rules like not darting across the road, crossing only at the corners, and looking left & right (always look left first) before crossing the street. - Remind them not to rely on their ears alone; they must look as well, as many new vehicles are very quiet. - Walk facing traffic, especially if there is no sidewalk. - Make sure your kids are visible in the dark.You can acheive this bydressing themin reflective gear, giving them glow sticks, flash lights, or attaching some reflective tape to their costumes. - Dress in warm clothes - Avoid lit candles and wear flame-resistant costumes - Considerevents like ourTrick or treating, or Pumpkin Partyevent for younger childrenvs. trick or treating - Paint or decorate your pumpkin rather than cutting it to avoid having children use sharp objects. Tips for Drivers - Drive slowly, always signal, avoid passing stopped vehicles (may be stopping to let children out) - Put away your phone and other distractions - Keep in mind children wearing costumes may not be able to see properly. - Check behind your vehicle before reversing and honk before reversing out of a driveway - Plan an alternate route around residential areas, if possible - Leave lots of extra time. If you’re late, don’t stress. Better late than never. Dont forget about our awesomehalloween events, one of which starts tomorow! Click on any of the below images to be taken to the detailed events page. We hope to see you all there!

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Halloween at Marlborough Mall

2015-10-21 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

We’re getting excited to roll out all of the Halloween fun we’ve been cooking up for you this year! Halloween, which for your information is less than 2 weeks away! Yea, we can’t believe it either. We know that the excitement of Halloween can pull you in many directions, but below are reasons why you need to spend it with us! Pumpkin party - Friday, October 30th, 2015 from 12noon - 7PM - Satuday, Ortober 31st, 2015 from 12noon – 5PM Bring a non-parciable food item for the food bankand your little ones can participate in: - Pumpkin decorating, - Get their faces painted (1-3 PM), - Enter our Colouring contest, and - Share their scariest face to enter to win a $50 Mall gift card Trick or Treating The fun doesn’t stop at the party; stop by the mall in your spooky (or cute) Halloween Costume for some good old fashioned trick or treating. - Saturday October 31 from 2pm – 7pm Participating stores will have signs indicating treats inside. *For children 12 years and younger There you have it folks, this year’s Halloween events at Marlborough mall promise to be alot of fun and we hope to see you all there. Now for the important question – What are you dressing up as this year? Share in the comments below!

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Holiday Fitness Tips

2015-10-15 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Now that thanksgiving has passed, the holiday season is basically upon us! As exciting as it is, the holiday season also tends to be the Achilles heel of most people who try to otherwise stay fit throughout the year. With traveling, family time, and endless meals, it's no surprise that most people tend to backslide in their fitness progress during the holidays. The good news is that you can avoid this cycle; with the right amount of savvy planning you can maintain your fitness levels and not feel like you’re missing out on anything. We’ve put together the following tips surrounding motivation, planning and execution to help you avoid sliding backwardsin your health and fitness this holiday season. Get gear that you love It’s a psychological phenomenon that the clothing you wear can trigger mental changes that have a positive effect on you. Get workout clothes that you feel good in and it will only makesense that you get active once you’re in them. Workout gear from Footlocker. Enlist the help of a workout partner Don’t do it alone, staying motivated to get up and get things going it much easier with a workout partner. Have an agreement with your partner to push and hold each other accountable. This might not sound like a fun thing to do but it’ll be hard for you to stay on top of you fitness goals without any form of planning. Have a workout planner A workout journal is a way to get an overview of the milestones you’ve reached on your fitness journey, and a great way to plan your workouts ahead of time. Fitness professionals say that you should be planning out your training at least a month in advance. Doing this is especially useful during the holidays when vacations, trips, and disturbances to your routine are frequent. Keep a food journal Most of you might admit that half of the time you have no idea exactly what you ate during the day. A food journal is a great way to monitor what you're consuming and to know if you are overeating. Chances are that your eating habits won’t be perfect during the holidays considering all the delicious food available, but this is just an easy way to keep from over indulging. Notebook and Journal from Coles. Keep on taking your vitamins Keep in mind that one missed workout session or one bad meal is no reason to sabotage on all your other efforts to stay healthy. Since the holiday season also happens to be flu season it’s important to keep on taking in your vitamins regardless of the changes in your routine. Vitamins available atSansters. Staying fit and healthlyduring the holidays can be very challenging, but with these simple steps, you can stay on track. Follow these ways to stay fit this holiday season, and be on your way toenjoying the food you love while keeping your wasteline in check.

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Last Minute Thanksgiving Preparation

2015-10-07 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Face it, if you’re reading this and aren’t ready for thanksgiving yet your preparation definitely falls in the “last-minute” category. Thankfully for you, you’ve come to right place! The best thing for you to do at this point is to stay calm and come up with a game plan. We’ve put together these last minute prep tips to help you prepare a great meal and have a smooth hosting experience this holiday. 1. Start Simple We get it, although you don’t have as much time to prepare as you would have wanted, a part of you still wants to fuss over every detail. Well, you can still have some great appetizers without spending hours preparing them. Stores like Walmart are stocked with cheeses, olives, fresh bread, and already sliced cold cuts that you can lay out on a serving tray of a cutting board and you’re good to go. 2. Get your guests to bring something Delegate: you already have a huge hosting feat in front of you, no need to take on more than you have to. There’s no shame in asking your guests to bring something simple and easy like desserts, or even drinks. This means fewer things on your last minute shopping list and a little less money out of your pocket, and there is no crimein that. 3. Cook what you know The little time you have left dictates that this thanksgiving might not be a good opportunity for you to experiment with fancy new dishes. Keep it simple by planning to cook something you've made before. Your comfort level in making a dish you’re familiar with means that you’ll know what to buy, how to cook it, and how long it will take you. 4. Choose a DJ This is another great opportunity to delegate; figure out what member of your family would make a good DJ and have them create a playlist. Once the playlist is created, press play and forget it. The last thing you want to do is worry about music on top of everything else. There you have it, a few tips to get you in the right direction to creating a memorable Thanksgiving for you and your loved ones. Please feel free to add anything we’ve missed in the comments below! We would also like to take this oppertunity to wish you a HappyThanksgiving!

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Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas

2015-09-30 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Still not sure how to decorate your home for fall and Thanksgiving? We’re going to help you welcome their arrival with awesome decorations for your home. We’ve gathered some decorating ideas that you can use in centerpieces, on mantels, indoor fall displays, and more. Decorating can be a little overwhelming so we’ve kept these tips super easy for you with items you can easily find in the mall. With these tips, the right amount of creativity, and a little elbow grease, you can be on your way to having Thanksgiving décor perfectly suited to you own personal style. Use Gorgeous Gourds and Pumpkins for Decorating Pumpkins and Gourds are currently readily available and they can easily add a flare of autumn elegance to your home. They look great on a mantle, are a great addition to any center piece, and offer enough versatility to be of great use throughout your Thanksgiving decor. Walmart has Striped Mini Pumpkins and Sparkler Mini Pumpkins, they’re inexpensive and the perfect size to be used as decorative accents. Repurpose Décor Items So you have your, pumpkins, gourds, and other seasonal items, now what? This is where you get to have a little fun and to be creative. One of the best things you can do is to repurpose versatile décor pieces. Candleholders have to be one of our favorites; place your seasonal items on them for a gorgeous fall displays to be placed on mantels, or in a centrepiece. We suggest using candleholders in varying heights, not only does this give you more depth, but it’s also more ecstatically pleasing to the eye. The beauty of using candleholder like this as opposed to their intended purpose is that it’s cost effective; in a couple of months you can switch the fall items out for some Christmas décor to create some more beautiful décor. Sears currently has candle holders in varying styles and sizes in there clearance section. Create Height with Vases in Varying Sizes Vases are perfect for creating height and depth in your décor. You can easily create a beautiful centre piece for pennies by using a collection of varying vases, some leafy branches, and a few stems of your favorite flowers.Vases can also be filled with pine cones, candles, hazelnuts, colorful leaves, or your own assortment of seasonal items for a standalone decor piece. You can find a large selection of affordable vases at Dollarama. We hope we’ve given you some inspiration to get you decorating. We’d love to hear what your favourite ways to decorate your home for the holidays are. Please share them with us in the comments below! * selection may vary in-store

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Fall Beauty Tips

2015-09-23 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Just like that, we say goodbye to another summer and welcome in the slow creeping cold weather. There is so much to look forward to in fall, notably: fall fashion, warm drinks, football, hearty meals… the list is endless! As you prepare yourself to adjust to this new season, it’s important to note that your beauty routine might need some upgrading too. If you haven’t noticed, we’re committed to helping you look fabulous all year round, with that in mind, we’ve put together some beauty tips to help do just that. How you care for you hair in cooler months could the difference betweeen gorgeous shiny hair, and hair ridden with static, split ends, frizz, and whatever other scary things the cold climate could bring. Here’s how you can maintain healthy, beautiful hair this fall. 1. Wear a hat This tip is simple, easy, and to the point. Hats can act as an awesome shield between your hair and the elements (cold and wind). We know what you’re thinking though, don’t hats give you hat hair? No, friends, you can easily avoid hat hair by wrapping your hair in a silk scarf prior to wearing your hat. Voila! Our Pick: The Konigin hat from Spring, in the color Bordeaux; it’s practical and incredibly stylish. 2. Get regular hair treatments For $30 and a half hour of your time, could get you The 4 Step Joico Deep Conditioning Treatment from Chatters Hair Salon. This treatment targets the issues of dryness and dullness in hair by using a proven 4 step method to lock in the hair’s moisture. Step 1 – Clarifying Shampoo, Step 2 – Deep Penetrating Treatment, Step 3 – Intense Hydrator, andStep 4 – Cuticle Sealer. The hair specialists at Chatters would suggest that you get a treatment like this at least once a month to maintain your hair’s vivaciousness. Proper care of your skin in the coming months will determine whether you go into winter with healthy skin, or with skin that is dry, flaky and dull. 1. Use a cream cleanser Gel cleansers are awesome in the summer time but don’t do much for you in cold weather. Keeping in mind that everything about the cold wants to suck the moisture out of your skin, it’s only right that you do your part in attempting to maintain as much moisture as you possibly can, that’s what a good cream cleanser can offer you. Our pick: The Vitamin E Cream Cleanser from The Body Shop; it’s a light cream cleanser that gently lifts away dirt, make-up and impurities without drying the skin. 2. Keep up the suncreen The myth that you’re not susceptible to skin damage from UV radiation in the colder months has definitely been busted! Regardless of how much direct sunlight we’ll get, sunscreen needs to be a beauty essential for everyone, all year long. Our pick: Neutrogena Healthy Defense Daily Moisturizer SPF 45 from Shoppers Drug Mart. This moisturizer is lightweight, non-greasy and absorbs quickly to keep the skin hydrated all day. We hope these tips will come in handy for you this fall. Do you have any of your own go-to beaty tips for cold weather? Share them with us in the comments below! * selection may vary in-store

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4 Books You Must Read This Fall

2015-09-16 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

If you’re like us, the perfect fall evening includes cozy clothes, a blanket, a warm drink, and a captivating book. As we say “bring it on” to fall and all that it brings, we’re especially excited to welcome in some fall reading. We know that the wide array of books available on the market make it hard to choose, so we’re helping you sift through the offerings with this list of 4 books you must read this fall, most of which can be found at Coles Marlborough Mall. Our picks span in genre and personality, including, the telling tale of a woman's 15 months in captivity, an addicting psychological thriller that takes a look into dark areas of people’s lives, and a refreshing self-help book that chronicle’s one person’s journey to happiness. So we say go ahead: read one, two, or all of them, because they are sure to become favorites on your fall reading list. Let the reading begin! 1. The Girl on the Train By Paula Hawkins Thriller: If you’re looking for a story that will draw you in, this is the book for you. The Girl on the train is being described as one of the year’s best releases. This Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller will leave you asking the question “Just what goes on in the houses you pass by every day?”, as it follows the lives of six adults, in a winding story full of twists and unexpected turns. 2. A House in the Sky By Amanda Lindhout and Sara Corbett Memoir: A House in the Sky is a definite must-read and is sure to become a memorable can't-put-it-down type of book to be cherished for years to come. It follows the true story of a young woman whose wanderlust and explorative nature brings her across the globe, including in the country of Somalia, where she is held captive for 460 days. It’s a beautifully written story of survival, courage and the self-freeing power of forgiveness. 3. The Wright Brothers By David McCullough Biography: Wilbur and Orville Wright were perhaps the most influential brothers in history and are known as the fathers of modern aviation for the way that they revolutionized transportation on the planet. David McCullough is being applauded as a great story teller, for his telling of the lives of two men who left a giant mark the modern age. 4. The Happiness Project By Gretchen Rubin Self-help: Not everyone is the same, so maybe fall doesn’t make you happy like it does for us. Well,this book might be one to help with that! This delicious tell all book by Gretchen Rubin is being praised for its ability to make the reader happy just by reading it. The Happiness Project is a breath of fresh air in comparison to others in its genre. Gretchen Rubin approaches the telling of her journey to a happier mind state, with practical information, honestly, and a lot of humour. It is a book that is bursting with absorbing details about the science of happiness and the steps that the author took to change her life for the better. * selection may vary in-store

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Sweater Weather 101

2015-09-09 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

It’s not hard to know what’s on the fashion forecast for fall. We know to expect coats, that there will be an influx of deeper colours, and we also know that there will be sweaters; LOTS of sweaters. We’re thankful for that, because other than the sound of crunchy leaves nothing makes it more like fall than pulling on your favorite sweater. So although the summer will be missed, a glimpse ahead at fall fashion makes the separation a little more bearable,ESPECIALLY when it comes to cozy knitwear. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite looks from around the mall to help you find the key knit pieces are sure to become a hit this season. 1. The Sweater Dress (Le Chateau) Whether you belt them, layer them, or pair them with heels, sweater dresses are easily a fall wardrobe staple since they can both be dressed up or down. This asymmetrical version from Le Chateau pairs well with cute skinny jeans or some leggings and boots. It’s so perfect for those days where you don’t have much time but still want to look great! 2. The Crossed Cable-Knit (Ardene) Knits are a must have every fall and with good reason. Not only are they a reliable way to keep warm as things begin to cool down, they’re also super stylish and great transition pieces into the winter. This season, look for sweaters with a little bit of flare like this gorgeous piece from Ardene with a V-neck and crossed detail in the front. With the long stretch of cold ahead of us, you might as well have something fun to wear. 3. The Classic Turtleneck (Tip Top) Fellas, there’s some fun to be had for you as well. Turtlenecks are timeless and when styled right, they can polish your ensemble and make you look well put together. This sweater from Tip Top Tailors is a versatile layering piece that can be worn alone, or under a light jacket. We hope we’ve inspired you with a few key pieces to help you build your perfect fall wardrobe. Do you have any must have fall pieces? Share them with us in the comments below!

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Fabulous Fall Boots for Her

2015-09-02 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Don't let fall show up without having a stylish new pair of boots. The winter weather will be in full effect beforemuch longer, but that's no reason to get gloomy! In fact, we're celebrating the arrival of fall because that means all of us are due for a style update and we're starting at the feet. And to help you out, we're letting you know thatBluenoteshere in Marlborough Mall is a greatsource for fab winter boots! 1. Tall Slouchy Boot We're in love with this sexy look! Be sure tofind a pair that will keep you both warm and dry because brisky, slushy mornings are just around the corner.And of course, look for different colours to match any style or outfit. A gal can never have too many boots, right? 2. Sherpa Cuff Boot with Buckle Isn't this cute? Whether you're looking for a casual look or want to do yourself up a bit, this hot style answers the bell! These definitely put the fun in functional and we love the buckle. 3. Slouchy Mid-Calf Boot Need something in the middle? We've got you covered! This fab style is not too tall and not too short, but it's all kinds of fun. It offers the look and comfort you're searching for this fall! Don't delay! Before we know it, fall will be in full swing and so will the chillier weather. Stop by Bluenotes and add a new pair of boots to your fall wardrobe! Share with us in the comments below, what's your favourite fall accessory? *Style and colors may vary in store

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Top Tips for Back to School

2015-08-26 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Doesn't it feel like just yesterday that we were setting New Year's Resolutions? It will be September in just a few short daysand Back to School is already in full swing. While it's an exciting time of year filled with fresh beginnings, it also can be a little intimidating for children and parents alike. That's why we're sharing a few tips to take some stress off your plateand help you concentrate on getting your kids off to a great start forthe school year. The good news is, it often only takes a little planning, goal setting, and organization! 1. Plan Ahead A day planner from Coles is always handy and will help add some structure to your schedule. Get all those "TODOs" out of your mind and on paper. It will help you keep track of important tasks, dates, and appointments. Oh - be sure to get a planner equipped with 2016 dates too so you'recovered for the next 16 months! 2. Maintain Good Health It can be hard to eat clean and get all of yournecessary nutrients for the day during this busy time of year. Luckily, there's help! Stop by Sangsters and grab aMultivitamin. Look for one where each capsule contains a list of essential vitamins to keep you healthy and energized throughout your day. 3. Set Clear Goals Setting goals is a wonderful way to get clear on what you want and they keep you disciplined throughout your day. Vision boards are great for posting up on your wall and pinning visual representations of what you'd like to accomplish. Walmart's cork bulletin board is the perfect place to pin your goals so they stay on top of your mind! 4. Stay Organized Are you constantly scrambling to find things? Are important cards, keys, and the all-important smartphone constantly ending up at the bottom of apile in your purse? It's time to get organized! Visit Showcase and get your very own Kangaroo Keeper Brite. It's not just a purse, it's a handy organizer with compartments and pockets to help keep important things easily accessable. We hope these tips help you have a stress free school year. Do you have any secrets to ensuring a smooth transition from Summer to Fall? Leave them in the comments, we would love to hear about them! * selection may vary in-store

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Back to School, Back to Work - Fashion for Him!

2015-08-19 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Can you believe it? In a couple short weeks, college campuses will once again be filled with eager mindsand ourcity streets will be buzzing with people fresh off their last minute summer vacations. It's the time of year where new opportunities and fresh beginnings are most plentiful! Isn't it exciting?! Ladies, we know you want the guys in your life to look their best and we thought you might need some help making that happen! That's why we're sharing our favourite looks and styles as we all gear up for September. We grabbed them from our newest edition to the mall, Tip Top Tailors! 1. Versatile Grafton 1853 Sport Shirt We LOVE this combination of casual and dressy. It's the perfect top that's versatile enough to be worn in a variety of different settings and occassions. Whether the manin your life is heading back to school in September, or simply needs an update to his work wardrobe, this shirt does the trick! 2. Stylish Hechter Pants Both busy professionals and college students are familiar with their fair share of presentations. Doing research, finding data and delivering it to an audience isan intimidating feat for almost everyone! Take some stress off his plate by making sure he looks the part. These pants are perfect for making a great first impression on his professor or manager! 3. Cute Bomber Jacket Help your guy stay warm during his commute! The mornings are becoming a little more brisk, so this jacket is the perfect addition to his wardrobe as we inch closer and closer to fall. September is the perfect time for a quick (or thorough) wardrobe update. We think these three suggestions are the perfect additions to any man's closet! Stop by Tip Top Tailors to grab yours! Share with us in the comments below.What's every man's one must-have accessory this fall? * selection may vary in-store

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Fall Footwear Sneak Peek

2015-08-12 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Nothing makes a statement quite like having the hottest shoes on the block. So, we've put together a few suggestions to help youreallylevelup your footwear game this fall! 1. Leather Slip-On from Le Chateau Need something a little more casual? We hear you. Sometimes, the best shoes are the ones you can get intoquickly and go! These slip-on sneakers make leaving the house easy, without compromising on comfort or style. Stop by Le Chateau for this pretty pair of love! ​2. Flashy Sneakers from M.D.X Footwear Who says men can't have a little flare in their life? We encourage it! Whether you're attending a cocktail party this month or just looking for a comfortable pair of shoes that doesn't compromise on style, this pair does the trick! Find these flashy badboys at M.D.X Footwear. 3. Fun Flats from Call it Spring Talk about stylish! This lovely pair of flats will bring comfort and sophistication to all of your fall outfits. Want a pair? Swing by Call it Spring for yours! 4. Career Loafers from Sears Need to combine stylish with professional for work? These career slip-on loafers will help you carry on with your busy days without having to worry about your feet's look and comfort! Sears is your destination for this professional and sleek pair of shoes! So, what are you waiting for? Summer isn't going to last forever (we wish it would!) so swing by Marlborough Mall today to add these babies and get ready for fall! Tell us in the comments below, are we more likely to find you in slip-ons or sneakers this fall? * selection may vary in-store.

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Hot Summer Fashion Trends

2015-08-05 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

If we keep talking about summer, it'll never end right? The truth is, there's still plenty of sunshine and warm weather left to enjoy. So, it's time to make the most of August! Let us help you with a few hot trends you should know about. 1. Sun Hats from Ardene How cute is this?! If you're looking for less sun in your eyes without compromising on style, this is it! This hot straw fedora comes with a pretty denim bow to really make a statement. Ardene is your source for this great summer accessory. 2. Jump Suits from Le Chateau Talk about standing out. This sexy tribal print jumpsuit looks good AND feels good! This easy-to-wear piece is designed with a strapless neckline and blouson bodice. Stop by Le Chateau to grab yours. 3. Floral Dress from Bluenotes Who saysfloral designsare reserved for the "aged" look? This comfortable piece is the perfect summer look and combines elegance with youth.Swing by Bluenotes to pick it up! 4. Khakis from Sears Don't worry gents, we haven't forgotten about you! We totally dig this look on men! It's a great combination of style and comfort and provides a straight fit through leg and seat. It even comes equipped with 'No Wrinkles" technology. Come get it at Sears. There you have it. Who says summer slows down in August? Add these hot trends to your wardrobe, and we promise no cooling off will be necessary! Do you have a favourite style or accessory that you love rocking in the summer? Share them in the comments below! * selection may vary in-store.

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Heritage Day

2015-07-29 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Is there anything that rings in August in Calgary quite like Heritage Day? That's right, like or not, this year continues to fly by. Yes, summer is just about halfway through, but Heritage Day gives us a big reason to celebrate! Between Canadian musical performances, First Nations dances, egg and spoon races and so much more, there's really no reason to get gloomy about the end of July! Let's a take a look at exactly what you'll need to make the most out of Heritage Day, shall we? 1. A Quick Pick-Me-Up! Start your day with a little extra boost. Before you show up to Heritage Park, stop by Tim Hortons and grab your favourite cup of coffee! We recommend starting your day early, and the last thing you want is to show up still dreaming about your bed! 2. Block the Sun! Normally, we're all about adding just a little extra sunshine to your life. But, when it comes to long days outdoors, it's better to be safe than sorry! Swing by our Shopper's Drug Mart and make sure you have plenty of sunscreen for you and the family. That way, everyone can enjoy the sunshine...without the sunburn! 3. Feet First! You'll be on your feet quite a bit, so make sure you're only wearing comfortable and proper fitting footwear! The last thing you want is to have to cut your day short because of discomfort. Our friends at Payless Shoes have quality footwear that come in all shapes and sizes. So toss out the ol' worn out sneakers and make sure you're putting your comfort first! There you have it, just a few essentials to make the most of Heritage Day. The fun begins at 9:30AM on Monday, August 3rd at Heritage Park. Share with us in the comments below, what is your favourite Heritage Day memory?

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Summer Food Guide

2015-07-22 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Hey summer foodies! We're not quite sure how we ended up in the homestretch of July 2015 (where is this year going?!), but we DO know that there's still plenty of summer left to enjoy a healthy, green and fresh diet! If you're looking for healthy alternatives to keep you energized throughout the day, search no more! We've put together our favourite spots to grab a bite that both your taste buds and your body will appreciate! 1. Veggie Delite from Subway Sink your teeth into your favourite veggies nuzzled in a whole wheat bun and drizzled with a zesty low-fat dressing of your choice. This Subway classic always hits the spot! It's the perfect option for a quick and healthy lunch or dinner! 2. Souvlaki and Salad Plate from Opa! of Greece Ok - just because it looks, smells and tastes amazing, doesn't mean you have to feel guilty about eating it! We think you'll enjoy this yummy dish at Opa! of Greece. When we're talking about marinated and grilled souvlaki skewer served with pita wedges and a fresh's hard togo wrong. 3. Maki Sushi from Edo Japan Worry not, sushi lovers. We have the perfect idea for you too! From their crunchy cucumber kappa rolls to their signature house rolls, Edo Japan's maki sushi is a fresh and filling option just for you! 4. Assorted Mediterranean Salad from Villa Madina We love that the food at Villa Madina is prepared right before your eyes, so you can ensure only the freshest ingredients are being used! We're big fans of their Mediterranean salad, so there's no way we could even think about leaving it out of this list! There you have it, a few of our favourite summertime meals that don't mess with our health goals.While you can enjoy each of these items year round, we think they pack a little extra love in the summer. Stop by Marlborough Mall to enjoy these yummy dishes! Now it's your turn! Tell us in the comments below, what's your favourite healthy summer meal that doesn't compromise on taste?

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3 Simple Steps to a Vertical Garden

2015-07-15 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Calling all green thumbs! Are you "in" on the hottest trend in gardening right now? Vertical gardens or "living walls" have been around for centuries - think trellises or climbing vines - but these days they are all the rage and there are more styles and types than you can count! Created from everyday things like palettes, plastic bottles, pvc pipes and even cinderblock, these do it yourself gardens can be as simple or elaborate as you'd like. Here are some tips for creating your own: Plant Types - Whether you're looking to grow plants for decoration or for food, a vertical garden is a great way to do so, especially if you're short on space. You can create beautiful flowering walls by mixing foliage like Lomandra, different varieties of Ivy, and Flax Lily with colorful flowering plants like Clivia, Geranium and Lavender. Or if your focus is the kitchen, try some Lettuce varieites, onions, thyme, sage, clinatro, mint and more. Wall Materials - It seems that wall gardens can be crafted from almost anything these days but the most popular are pallettes. But, we love it when people dare to be different! Pick something unusual and that you wouldn't expect and it is sure to be a head turner with guests.We even spotted an old dresser turned garden and a shoe organizer pocket garden in this list over on Country Living's site! It all comes down to your preference of materials and the look you want. Location, Location, Location - Sun, shade, inside, outside - all valid points when deciding where to erect your wall o' plants. Take into account what your plants need when it comes to the elements. If they aren't mobile like these, make sure that you are growing the right plant in the right environment and all will be coming up roses - or herbs, whatever the case may be. Yep, it really is that easy. You can scour the web for a bazillion different ideas and even video tutorials to help you build the vertical garden of your dreams. And remember, whatever design you pick, you're sure to findall the building materials, tools, plants, soil and more waiting for you at the Marlborough MallWalMart Garden Center. Now, we're curious, what would you plant in a vertical garden and why?

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Thank YOU!

2015-07-09 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

We can always count on you for a good time. Our annual Stampede Breakfast was a huge success, and we want to thank YOU for making it such a big hit! Scroll down to see if you spot yourself in any of our Stampede pictures, and be sure to scroll down to the very bottom for your chance to win a $25 or even a $100 Marlborough Mall Gift Card! We enjoyed lots of fun, laughter and activities with our whole community, and we're thrilled that you chose Marlborough Mall as your destination to enjoy a delicious breakfast on us! It was so great to see everyone having such a wonderful time! What was our favourite moment? Well, if we REALLY had to choose, we just loved seeing the look on the kiddies' faces when they met the furry munchkins in our petting zoo! Oh, and let's not forget all of the adults hanging out with their favourite animals too! We can hardly wait for next year! Don't forget! The Calgary Stampede is still in full swing and you could win a $100 Marlborough Gift Card just for taking a selfie! Full details are here. Now, tell us in the comments below - what was YOUR favourite moment from our Stampede Breakfast? You'll be entered to win a $25 Marlborough Mall Gift Card!

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Stampede 101

2015-07-01 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Giddy up! Before you know it, the Calgary Stampede will be in full swing! To make the most out of everyone's favourite outdoor festival, we've put together a list of things you can do now to get ready! 1. Review the Schedule You can always justshow up on-site, but why not pinpoint exactly what you want to do and see beforehand? Between parades, activities, pancake breakfasts, live music and much more, you'll want to choose the attractions that appeal to you the most. Check out the official Calgary Stampede scheduleto get organized and plan ahead! 2. Don't Get Lost! You can expect to see big crowds almost everywhere you go! So, if you're planning to enjoy the Stampede with a group of friends or family, you'll want to make sure you're all equipped with this map. If you're bringing the kiddies along, you can even plan strategic meet up points in case someone gets separated from the group! 3. Take a Selfie to WIN a $100 Gift Card! Swing by Marlborough Mall Customer Servicebetween July 3rd - July 12th, take a selfie with the cowboy hat and upload to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #MBMWin. You'll automatically be entered for your chance to win a $100 Marlborough Mall Gift Card! Pretty sweet, eh partner? Don't forget! When you buy $100 in Marlborough Mall gift cards between July 4th - July 12th, you get 10% back in gift cards and 1 FREE gate admission to the Calgary Stampede! Click here to learn more.

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Stampede Breakfast

2015-06-27 12:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Hey Calgary! It’s almost time to dust off those cowboy boots and pull out your best stretchy pants for our annual Stampede Breakfast, right here at the mall. Join us on Saturday, July 4th between 9-11AM for lots of fun, laughs, activities,and of course...a free breakfast! In addition to yummy pancakes,you can also expect: * Live music to tap your boots to * Pony rides for the kidlets * The Ronald McDonald Bus * Canadian Blood Services This is one of our favourite times of the year, and we would love to serve you a delicious meal with a side order of complete family fun! Be sure to show up early, breakfast is first come, first serve, and we stop dishing out the pancakes at 11AM sharp.Besides, we want to spend as much time with you as possible! We'll see you right outside entrance #2 in the parking lot. Don't be shy! Share in the comments below...what do you love most about the Calgary Stampede?

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Gift Ideas for Dad

2015-06-17 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Father's Day is right around the corner! Sunday is fast approaching, and if you're still stumped for gift ideas, we've got you covered! Here are some fantastic ideas* that Dad is sure to love! 1.Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Available at The Source, you can give Dad the gift of total mobility with the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4.He'll love being able to stay connected on the go. Whether he's a casual internet browser or a total tech junkie, you can bet that Dad is totally going to love this tablet's ease of use, combined with itsversatility. *Selection may vary in-mall. 2. Destiny and NHL 15 Find these hot titles at EB Games! There's no rule that says you have to grow out of video games. If Dad still hasn't played Destiny, now is your chance to give him the gift that everyone has been talking about. It'snow available for only $39.99. And, if the special man in your life is feeling blue about the NHL season wrapping up, pick up NHL 15, also only $39.99!Let him take control over his favourite team! *Selection may vary in-mall. 3. New Balance 574 Does Dad just love to get outdoors and go for a run, or has he made a commitment to get into better shape? Either way,Footlocker has your back!Help him along by picking up a pair of New Balance 574s for only $99.99! Help Dad upgrade his style withthese stylish shoes! They offer comfort combined with durable traction for any terrain! *Selection may vary in-mall. 4. Marlborough Mall Gift Card Let Dad do the choosing! Take the decision out of your hands and put it in his. He'll love the selection and options he'll find at Marlborough Mall. Stop by Guest Services to pick up a gift card to his favourite mall! So there you have it, four awesome ideas for Dad! You'll want to stop by soon though, because Sunday will be here before you know it! Want to make this Father’s Day a little extra special? We can help! Just tell us in the comments below, What's your favourite memory with your Dad? Leave your answer by midnight on Sunday, June 21st to be entered in for your chance to win a $50 Marlborough Mall gift card. The winner will be announced on Monday, June 22nd. Good luck!

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3 Tips to Stay Healthy this Summer

2015-06-09 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Summer is here! With the arrival ofthe hot weather, regular BBQs and time spent lounging around, it is easy to slip out of a regular health routine and into something a bit more relaxed. To help you maintain your best self, we've got three tips to help you keep health top of mind this season. 1. Wear Sunscreen We hear it a lot when the warm weather rolls in, but it's so incredibly important to our overall health that we'd be remiss not to make it our #1 health tip. Wearing sunscreen is an absolute must as it helps to protect our skin against harmful UV rays. Everyone should use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. It's not just your skin you want to think about when it comes to sunscreen -- there are products made for many parts of your body that have a sun protection factor (SPF) built into them. For example, Shoppers Drug Mart carries lip balms, hair care products and even eye cream that all contain SPF. The more protection you can add to your body, the better. 2. Drink Plenty of Water Drinking water is our second health tip and for good reason. Your body is composed of about 60% water and your bodily fluids are responsible for digestion, absorption, circulation, creation of saliva, transportation of nutrients and maintenance of your body temperature. In the summer months, your body needs even more fluid to replace what you are losing in the heat. If you aren't a fan of drinking a lot of "plain" water, try an infuser bottle. An infuser bottle has an interior cylinder that you can place fruit or veggies inside of to infuse your water with delicious, all-natural flavours. Our favourites include strawberries, blueberries, cucumbers, lemons and lime. Get creative with your water and we guarantee you'll drink a lot more of it! 3. Eat Healthy Foods Eating healthy has benefits throughout the year but with all of the yummy produce being grown at this time of year, eating fresh is really easy! The best advice we've ever heard for choosing the best foods for your body is to shop the perimeter of a grocery store. Here, you'll find fruits, vegetables, whole grains and more. If you feel adventurous, you can alsogrow your own food! All you need is some soil, a pot and some seeds! Container gardening is an easy and completely affordable way to grow your own food whether you've got a sprawling backyard or a simple patio. Grab everything you need at Wal-Mart, right after you've finished filling your cart with delicious greens. What are your favourite summer health tips? Let us know the #1 way you maintain your best self in the comments below.

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Festival Fashion Inspiration

2015-06-02 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Calgary's music scene is teeming with amazing festivals (Calgary Folk Music Festival, GlobalFest, Nuit Blanche, International Blues Festival and more!) so we wanted to bring you some festival fashion inspiration to get you excited about rocking out this summer. 1. The Striped Knit Jersey Dress This gorgeous dress, from Urban Planet, is a perfect festival-worthy dress as it's light, breezy and can be accessorized with whatever belt you choose (or, for even more whimsy, add a scarf!) Add a cute pair of sandals and a necklace and you're all set! 2. Brushtroke Print Challis Sleeveless Romper This romper, found at Le Chateau, is a fabulous alternative to a dress as the shorts will keep you feeling comfortable even while you're dancing to the beat. The brushstroke print is also unique and fun! Pair it with gladiator sandals or something with an ankle cuff and you'll be good to go. 3.WUCIEN Sandals Lasting for hours at a festival, particularly one where you're on your feet the entire time, means having a good pair of shoes to support you. These sandals, found at Spring,are the perfect combination of comfort and style with the metallic band and accents. Wear with a dress, a romper or shorts! Step Into Festival Chic with this Rockin' Deal To help you snag that new festival-ready outfit, we also have a fantastic gift card promotion happening now through June 21st! Purchase $100 or more in Marlborough Mall Gift cards and you'll receive 10% back in gift cards FREE! Find out more on our website here. *Please note: styles and availability may vary in-store.

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3 Super Simple Summer Hairstyles

2015-05-27 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Ah, summer. Gone are the days of needing to cover up with warm, wooly hats and instead, we've ushered in the season of... hair! We've chosen three of our favourite (and super simple!) summer hairstyles from one of our favouriteblogs: A Beautiful Mess. Try these fun stylesout and then let us know how they turned out for youover on our Facebook page (bonus points if you share a photo, too!) The Fishtail Braid Perfect For: Every day! Difficulty Level: Easy Styling Time Required: 5-10 minutes Hair Condition Needed: Next day, unwashed hair works best! How to Do It: Get step-by-step instructions over at The Everyday French Twist Perfect For: Date night orsummer wedding Difficulty Level: Moderate Styling Time Required: 10-15 minutes Hair Condition Needed: Unwashed hair works best How to Do It: Get step-by-step instructions over Beachy Waves Perfect For: Anytime - dress up or dress down! Difficulty Level: Moderate Styling Time Required: 20-30minutes Hair Condition Needed: Unwashed hair works best How to Do It: Get step-by-step instructions over What are your favourite summer styles? Let us know in the comments below! Take Your Hair Game to the Next Level Also, be sure to check out the amazing offers that Chatters Hair Salon has for you this month! Free Gift with Service Get a free full-size Joico Instant Refresh Dry Shampoo with every color service this month! Keep your color fresher, longer by prolonging time between washes. This product will bring limp hair back to life in seconds, it is magic in a can! Free Gift with Product Purchase For the month of May, with any product purchase of $60 or more, receive a free China Glaze Limited Edition Color “Chatterbox” exclusively for Chatters! This gorgeous purple fuschia shade is perfect for Spring and Summer!

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Yummy Watermelon Sorbet

2015-05-20 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

When those hot summer days begin to roll in, nothing beats a delicious, mouth-watering and completely satisfying treat. We saw this watermelon-inspired recipe and knew that we had to share it on our blog, too! This is a simple, four ingredient recipe that will become a fast favourite in your household. Ingredients 1 cup Sugar 1 cup Water 8 cup Seedless Watermelon 2 tbsp Lemon Juice Instructions In a small pan, add sugar and water and bring to a boil. Cook until sugar is dissolved, then set aside to cool. Puree watermelon in batches and place in a large bowl. Add sugar syrup and lemon juice and mix well. Place in a 13x9 dish, cover and place in freezer until firm. Puree frozen mixture before serving. If you make the sorbet at home, we'd love for you to share your results with us!Post a comment or share a photo over on ourFacebook page. We can't wait to see what yummy variations you put on this incredible recipe, too! Sorbet Served with an In-Season Polish After you've made your delicious sorbet, you may find yourself wanting to infuse a little more juicy inspiration into your life. If so, we have the perfect compliment to this refreshing dessert! Stop by Shoppers Drug Mart and pick up Essie's perfect polish in a shade called Watermelon. Flirty and chic, this beautiful, ripe colour is always in season. To warm summer days...

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Summer Beauty Essentials

2015-05-13 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

With Summer on its way, we want to make sure your beauty routine is set to handle the warm temperaturesand the gorgeoussunny days. Whether you spend your summer days roughing it in the wilderness or you prefer to stick to reading magazines pool-side, we've got you covered. Avene High Protection Tinted Compact (SPF-50) Taking care of your skin, particularly during summer when the sun is at its hottest, is really important. Finding products that contain an SPF level is the key to ensuring that you stay safe and protected when you need it most. This compact, from Avene (available at Shoppers Drug Mart) has a matte formula, is made with 100% mineral sunscreen and contains Vitamin E. This product also hasbroad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection and powerful antioxidants. Vitamin C Energizing Face Spritz from The Body Shop Are you looking for an instant pick-me-up? This energizing face spritz from The Body Shop will refresh, smooth and energize dull-looking skin. The face spritz contains Amazonian camu camu berry, which has one of the highest contents of vitamin C in nature. As with the rest of the products we've recommended, antioxidants play a role here, too.Vitamin C is an antioxidant that promotes collagen production, elasticity and protects against environmental damage. Joico Humidity Blocker Finishing Spray Available at Chatters Hair Salon, the Joico finishing spray is the perfect hair care product to use throughout the summer. The Humidity Blocker is a light holding aerosol spray that delivers protectiong from volume-deflatng humidity. It creates an invisible, protective barrier around your hair strands to lock out humidity, eliminate frizz and keep your volume all day. Blueberry Bliss Rooibos Tea from Teavana You may not initially think of tea as being part of your beauty regime but tea, particularly of the rooibos variety, is chock full of antioxidants, which helps to give you a healthier glow and helps aid your body in protecting and repairing cells. The Blueberry Bliss tea from Teavana is a delicious way to add those anti-oxidants while also feeling refreshed and satisfied. Tell Us Your Favourite Summer Beauty Essentials! We want to hear from you! What are your summer beauty must-haves? Let us know in the comments below. * Products and availability may vary in-store. Not all items shown are guaranteed to be in-stock.

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Gift Ideas for Mom

2015-05-04 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Mother's Day is this weekend and we know that there are some of you who will be rushing out at the last minute to grab the perfect gift for Mom. To help make the task even easier, we've pulled together some fabulous items* she'll love. 1. Grey Canvas Ballerina Flats Available at Ardene, these ballerina flats are the perfect addition to Mom's wardrobe. She'll be able to wear them to the office or with a summery dress as the weather warms up. The best part? These shoes are available for just $14.50 or you can get two pairs for just $20. Affordable, comfortable and stylish! 2. Mother's Day Goodies to Treat Mom Like a Queen The Body Shop has gift ideas that will let Mom reign supreme this Mother's Day (and who doesn't like feeling like a Queen for the day?) Her Royal Sweetness is a gift set that is infused with delicious strawberryand is priced at just$25. Also pictured above is Body Shop's own Vitamin E Moisture Cream, which is their skin care hero. It is fresh, lightweight and very moisturizing. 3. Hair Care, Beauty Products and True Pampering for Mom At Chatters Hair and Beauty Salon, you can treat Mom to a day spent just on her. Book her in for a hair appointment or browse their selection of hair care and beauty products to find the perfect gift. Right now, they are offering a free gift with purchase! For the month of May, with any product purchase over $60 or more, you can receive a free China Glaze Limited Edition Colour called "Chatterbox" that was designed exclusively for Chatters. 4. TacoTime! A shopping day with Mom wouldn't be complete without a delicious break to recharge the batteries.TacoTime is the perfect place to fuel up as they have fresh and affordable options to whet every appetite. From quesadillas toburritos to veggie-packed salads, TacoTime has healthy options that will have you coming back for more. Enter to Win Dinner at Taco Time! We want to give you a chance to enjoy Taco Time on us!So, in the spirit of Mother's Day, we want to know: what is one memory you have with your mom that you'll never forget? Leave it as a comment below and we'll announce the winner on Friday at 3pm! The winner will receive dinner at Taco Time to a maximum value of $20. * Selection may vary in-mall.

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Treat Mom to a Taco Night!

2015-04-28 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Mother's Day is just around the corner and it's time to start thinking about the ways that you can show your appreciation to thatspecial woman in your life.Over the next couple of weeks, we'll be bringing you some great ideas, and a few fun giveaways, that will help you show Mom just how much you care! Taco Time first said, "Hola, Canada!" in 1978 when Jim Penny opened the first store in Lethbridge, Alberta. Now you'll find 125 franchises across Canada! We've joined forces with themto bring you a great giveaway that will allow you to treat Mom to a taco night -- a delicious way to say, "Thank you." Taco Time is the perfect choice for a yummy treat. They are dedicated to quality ingredients and special extras that are hard to find elsewhere. Each day, they begin by slicing fresh tomatoes and preparing their original recipe salsa. This is the closest thing you'll get to home-cooked tacos! Is your mouth watering yet? Ours is! To enter for your chance to win a $20 Taco Time voucher, we want to know -- what are your favourite ingredients to add to a taco? Leave your commentbelow and we'll choose a winner on Monday, May 4th!

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Get Sole-Fully Inspired at Marlborough Mall

2015-04-21 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Spring has sprung and with its arrival comes blooming flowers, warmer weather and sole-ful inspiration! If you are ready to get your feet into some beautiful new shoes, we've got you covered. Call It Spring and Payless ShoeSource are just two of the places in the mallwhere you'll find gorgeous heels, casual flats and airy sandals to match any of this season's hottest looks. We already have our eye on a few must-haves and we'd love to know: which style of shoe are you dying to add to your wardrobe this spring? Tell us in thecomments below! For those of you looking for footwear for your children, Marlborough Shoe Repair has a special promotion that you won't want to miss! From now through to May 4th (or, until their stock is cleared out), all kid's boots are just $29.99! You can see this, and our other monthly promotions, right here on our site. *Note:styles and colours may vary in-store.

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Recipes to Spice Up Your Spring Menu

2015-04-15 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

While spring is officially here and we're seeing much nicer weather, there are still some days that are a bit chilly so we thought we'd help you spice things up a bit! We checked in with WalMart's Food & Celebrations blog to get some recipes that will spice up your dinner table and treat your tastebuds to a fiesta! With their Mexican Fiesta Recipes* like Rockin' Guac, Tamale Stuffed Peppers, Easy Carnitas, Mole Poblano De Pollo, and Easy Crescent Taco Bake,(click on the links to get the recipes) you'll find something for everyone to enjoy, making mealtime super easy and delicious! Tell us, what's on your fiesta menu tonight? *please note, the recipes are hosted on a US WalMart site so the grocery list option may not work on your computer or may show incorrect pricing information.

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Come Craft a Spring Tree with Us!

2015-04-08 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

To celebrate the arrival of spring, we are hosting a crafts day here at Marlborough Mall on April 18th.And, thanks to inspiring ideas from and, we have some awesome examples to follow. The kids can choose from tissue paper, finger prints, buttons and more to make their own, personal, spring tree with a handprint trunk! Be sure and join us for this Family Fun Entertainment event on Saturday, April 18th in the play area by Sears from 1pm - 3pm.

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Spring Has Sprung!

2015-04-01 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Spring is officially here and we can’t wait to break out the pretty pastels and bold patterns! We recently hit some of the stores here at Marlborough Mall to create some spring inspired looks that will really warm things up. From frisky fringe to classic corals, this spread has everything! Here’s where to find it all:

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Last Call for GownTown - It's This Weekend!

2015-03-25 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Are you ready? We certainly are! We are SO excited about the Gowntown event this Sunday that we just can't contain it! We've been talking about it all over Calgary (as you can see from last week's post) and have been getting everything prepped here at the mall for this amazing day. All of the fun is scheduled for THIS SUNDAY, March 29th from 10am - 12pm beside Chatters Salon North and YOU are invited. Be sure and bring your friends too! We will have a wide variety of dresses on hand for grads that can be purchased for just $10 each (one dress per grad) with so many to choose from, your sure to find the perfect gown! AND, this is your LAST CHANCE to drop off DONATIONS! Now through Saturday, March 28th, you can drop off your gently used formal dress at Customer Service and be entered for a chance to win a $500 Marlborough Mall Shopping Spree!Click here for more info. Hope to see you Sunday! Whether you're shopping at Gowntown or somewhere else, tell us in the comments, what style of dress will you be looking for?

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Heard the "News"?

2015-03-18 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Things are really ramping up for Grad and the big Gowntown Event here at Marlborough Mall. In order to get the word out, we "took the show on the road" so to speak and visited our friends at CTV Morning Live Calgary and on Breakfast Television(click on the links to view the videos). We shared some of the beautiful dresses we will have available on the 29th at Gowntown from 10am to 12pm next to Chatters Salon North and talked about the importance of this event in our community. Don't forget that we are still accepting donations through March 28th at Customer Service in the mall. Your donation will be your entry for the $500 shopping spree. Good Luck!

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You're Invited!

2015-03-11 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

It's an event you definitely don't want to miss. Gowntown is almost here! The Gowntown event is scheduled for Sunday, March 29th from 10am - 12pm beside Chatters Salon North. We will have a wide variety of dresses on hand for grads that can be purchased for just $10 each (one dress per grad) so tell all your friends and stop by to find your perfect gown! AND, don't forget that we are still accepting DONATIONS! Now through March 28th, you can drop off your gently used formal dress at Customer Service and be entered for a chance to win a $500 Marlborough Mall Shopping Spree! Click here for more info.

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Beautiful Makeup for Grad

2015-03-04 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

Ok, time for some serious girl talk...Are you ready for grad? A memorable grad means the perfect look is essential from head to toe. Makeup is a HUGE part of that, of course. Need some help finding your look? Take this quiz created by Seventeen Magazine to find out what best suits you: And, here are a few tips to make sure your grad pics are picture perfect: Use waterproof makeup and matte-finish foundation Pick an eye shadow colour that compliments your dress Finish your look with a bright-coloured lipstick Most importantly… SMILE! :) Wait! One more thing before you head off to practice eyeliner application! Don’t forget to spread the love to those who might need a little help with a dress this year. From now until March 28th, you can donate a gently used formal dress to Customer Service to help a student experience the perfect grad. PLUS YOU get entered to win a $500 Shopping Spree! Click HERE for more details.

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WANTED - Big Hearts and Beautiful Dresses

2015-02-25 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

Calling all recent grads…We’re especially talking to YOU classes of 2014, 2013 and 2012! Remember how you felt when you slipped on that perfect grad dress? You know, the one that you had dreamed of, was your favourite colour and seemed to be made just for you? Where is that dress now? Hanging in a closet? Stuck in a box? What if you could give someone else that feeling? The pure joy of knowing that THIS is the dress for them? Each year, dozens of Calgary grads struggle to come up with the money for the perfect gown. What if your gown, can ease that burden for them? By donating your dress you could win a $500 shopping spree and so much more,including that wonderful feeling of knowing that you helped make one one girl’s dream come true.Donations are being accepted at Customer Service now through March 28th. Go dig it out of the closet now and drop it off. Don’t wait until it’s a 10 year old dress still hanging there and wonder why you never let it bring someone else the joy it gave you! Learn more here -->

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Grad Hairstyles Guaranteed to Steal the Spotlight

2015-02-18 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

Grad season is approaching and with all the chatter about the new pixelated hair dye(you have to click to check it out), we thought it was time to start thinking about hot styles for the big night. Since “chatter” got this whole thing started, we thought it was only right to go straight to the source and see what Chatters has been sharing on their Facebook page lately for Makeover Mondays. Take a look at these gorgeous do’s for some grad inspiration: Which style is your fave? Leave your answer in the comments below. Also, don't forget that you can still donate a gently used formal dress for Gowntown at Customer Service through March 28th. You get to help a student experience the perfect grad AND you get entered to win a $500 Shopping Spree! Learn more by Clicking Here

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Love Is In the Air

2015-02-11 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

Valentine's Day is just two days away and we are feeling the love at Marlborough Mall!From great promotions and offers in our stores to the gift of gowns for grads - it makes us all warm and fuzzy inside. And speaking of warm and inside - we will be OPEN on Family Day, Monday, February 16th from noon til 5pm so stop by and get out of the cold. A little shopping can get the heart pumping, blood flowing and warm you up from head to toe! You can take a peek at all our special offers here: And don't forget about the special events and giveaways we have going on right now. You could win TWO $150 Marlborough Mall Gift Cars (one for you and one for your sweetheart) or a $500 shopping spree for a Gowntown Donation! Get the details here: Tell us, what's your favourite Valentine's Day gift? Are you a flowers person or are you all about the chocolate?

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Two Giveaways to Make Your Valentine's Day Super Sweet

2015-02-03 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

Still no plans for Valentine’s Day? We can help you find that lovin’ feelin’ with TWO amazing giveaways! If you take a picture with the Love Bugs at Customer Service between now and February 14th, 2015 and upload your picture to instagram using the hashtag #MBMWin, you will be entered to WIN TWO $150 Marlborough Mall Gift Cards – one for you AND one for your Valentine! And of course, you still have a shot at a $500 SHOPPING SPREE if you drop off a gently used formal dress for Gowntown. Donations will be accepted at Customer Service between February 1stand March 28thand all donated dresses will be sold to graduating students at the Gowntown Sale on March 29thfor $10 with a valid student ID. Have you picked out that perfect gift for your Valentine yet? We would LOVE to know what you have planned. Share with us in the comments below.

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Bee Our Valentine and Win!

2015-01-28 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

Quick question…are you ready for Valentine’s Day? Not yet? It’s just 2 weeks away! It’s definitely time to start looking for the perfect gift for your special someone and we want to help with the Marlborough Mall “Bee My Valentine Contest”! You could win a $150 Mall Gift Card for you and One for your Valentine! Entering is easy! Stop by Customer Service between February 1st and February 14th and take your picture with the Love Bugs. Upload the picture to Instagram using the hashtag #MBMWin That’s it! Enter as many times as you like - one entry/picture per mall visit. And, don’t forget - Donations for Gowntown are in full swing and we would appreciate it if you could show some love for our community grads by donating a gently used formal dress. Your generosity can help a student have the most fabulous grad experience and, when you donate you will be entered to win a $500 Shopping Spree! We will be accepting donations at Customer Service from February 1st until March 28th. All donated dresses will be sold to graduating students at the Gowntown Sale on March 29th for $10 with a valid student ID and all proceeds will go to to support our community throughaspen. Click here for more info: Now tell us, if you win the “Bee My Valentine” Contest, what would you spend your $150 gift card on?

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How You Can Make a Grad’s Dreams Come True

2015-01-21 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

It’s that time again. Time for students to start planning for Grad. For the next few months the buzz will be all about dresses, hair, makeup, shoes, accessories and more. But for some students, it’s not quite so exciting. For some, it’s a financial struggle and we want to help. Once again Marlborough Mall will be hosting Gowntown to provide dresses to girls for grad and we need your help! Beginning February 1st, 2015, you can donate a gently used formal dress to help a student experience the perfect grad. And, as a thank you for your generosity, when you drop off a gown, you will be entered to win a $500 Shopping Spree! Donations will be accepted at Customer Service between February 1st and March 28th and all donated dresses will be sold to graduating students at the Gowntown Sale on March 29th for $10 with a valid student ID. All proceeds will go to support our community through aspen.

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10% Back and More Savings at Marlborough Mall

2015-01-15 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

Looking for the perfect gift for an upcoming birthday, wedding or other special event? Or, maybe you just want to spoil yourself? NOW is the time! From today through January 30th when you purchase $100 or more in Marlborough Mall Gift Cards, you’ll get 10% back in MBM Gift Cards FREE! Stop by Customer Service for more details. Plus, have you seen all the New Year special offers from the shops at Marlborough Mall? If not, it’s definitely time to take a look: You’ll find free gifts with purchase, personalized gifts for any occasion, restaurant offers, and amazing savings on jewelry. PLUS, there are even more great deals to be found inside the mall! Don’t miss out on all these New Year promotions, they’ll be gone before you know it. Stop by today!

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5 Ways to Cure the Holiday Hangover

2015-01-07 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

It seems that the holidays are filled with two things - too much and not enough. There is always TOO MUCH food filled with empty carbs, sugars, fats, etc. (but oh so yummy!), too much rushing around, too much stress and, for some, too much to drink (after attending 10 or more cocktail parties what do you expect?!). Of course, that means that there is just NOT ENOUGH rest, exercise, nutritious food, water, and overall healthy lifestyles. Too much and not enough can really wreak havoc on your body so here are 5 Ways to Cure the Holiday Hangover and jumpstart your year as a healthier, happier you: 1. Hydrate - It may sound simple or even silly but water does work miracles. From easing headaches and reducing puffy eyes to improving skin and just making you feel better overall, water is your best friend. While the amount you should drink is really based on your weight, sticking to the tried-and-true method of eight 8oz glasses a day will get you off to a great start. 2. Get some R&R - I know, easier said than done but if you can carve out just 15 - 30 minutes each morning to meditate, do yoga, or just sit and "be", you will be amazed at the impact it has on your overall health both mental and physical. 3. Eat well - Everyone's in a rush and you have to eat what you can grab, I get it. But, taking the time to slow down and think about what you eat will actually save you time. By eating healthier you will have more energy, be better focused and are more productive. 4. Breathe - I mentioned meditation earlier but taking time to really focus on your breathing throughout the day will help you to clear your mind and better concentration on the task at hand. As you move from one task to another, try some deep breathing between and you will find the shift to be a bit easier. 5. Shop! - Ok, so this one may not be for everyone but it definitely works for me. Lots of walking around Marlborough Mall, sales getting my heart racing, the adrenaline rush of showing off my new styles...ahhh, it's almost as good as a workout! ;-) Click HEREyo check and see if your favourite store has any hot deals. Tell me, what are you doing this year to get your blood pumping and cure those Holiday Hangovers? Share in the comments!

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Happy New Year

2014-12-30 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

2015 is almost here and we can’t wait! What are your plans? We love to spend time with family and friends ringing in the New Year and we are always looking for great ideas on how to spend that time together. If you’re on the lookout for fun family activities, we have some ideas for you: Movie Night – Whether at home or the theater, this is a great way to get everyone together. The hard part? What to watch! Board Games – No matter what your age, you have to admit, you love board games. Tons of fun for all ages, pull out the Monopoly, Clue, Scrabble or any of the hundreds of great games available and enjoy! Crafts – Love Pinterest? Us too! Just click here to be inspired with literally thousands of great ideas. BUT – beware…it’s addictive! ;-) Baking/Cooking – Have a family recipe that’s been handed down for years? Is there budding young chef in the house? Need something to pass some time AND help you prepare? Gather everyone in the kitchen and give them each a job to help create yummy treats to share at a party or with neighbors for the new year! Make New Year’s Resolutions Together – Everyone gets a chance to say their resolution and why! Make Memory Jars - Not a Resolution Fan? Get creative and have everyone make their own memory jar. You write down things throughout the year you want to remember and put them inside. Then, next year, you can read through and maybe even share them with one another! Here are some ways to get started à Marlborough Mall will be closed on New Year’s Day but we’d love to have you drop by after the holiday to celebrate the New Year with us! How are you welcoming 2015? Share in the comments below.

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Christmas Contest Winner!

2014-12-18 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

We want to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who came to the Silly Booth and entered the Christmas contest. We had an amazing time! Congratulations to our winner, Enaya S. Merhi, who won a $1000 Marlborough Mall Gift Card! Can you believe that Christmas is less than a week away?! If you still have last minute shopping to do don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Marlborough Mall will be open special hours for you from tomorrow through Christmas Eve. Here are the times (you can see more info about our hours by clicking here): December 20th from 10am to 9pm December 21st from 11am to 6pm And December 24th from 10am to 5pm Finally, don’t get so busy shopping that you forget to have your picture taken with Santa! He will be here until 3pm on Christmas Eve to hear your Christmas wishlist and for pictures to kick off your holiday before the food, lights, gifts and other traditions begin. We want to know - what’s your Christmas Eve tradition? Share your answer in the comments below and have a very Happy Holiday!

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WIN a $1,000 Gift Card Just for Sending Holiday Wishes!

2014-12-03 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

Want to make your loved ones’ holiday extra special this year? We can help you send Holiday Wishes to family and friends both near and far, PLUS you can enter to win a $1,000 Marlborough Mall Gift Card! Now THAT sounds like Holiday spirit to us! ;-) Just stop by Marlborough Mall on December 6th, 7th, 13th or 14th and send your Holiday Greeting from the Silly Booth! Then, share your photo postcard on Facebook or Twitter using the hashtag #MBMWIN and you’re entered to win the $1,000 gift card! Connect with us using the links below: For more info on the contest, please contact Guest Services at (403) 273-4000, or Click Here. Tell us, what holidays are you celebrating this time of year? Share your answer in the comments below.

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Black Friday Sales and Surprises

2014-11-26 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

What’s better than Black Friday Sales? A whole weekend full of Black Friday Sales! It’s the perfect time for you to start Christmas shopping, and more importantly, treat yourself! Marlborough Mall will have tons of amazing deals at the mall for you and those on your list. In case you missed it, we are giving out FREE gift bags full of goodies to the first 100 shoppers to come by Customer Service on the following dates and times: Friday, November 28th at 9am Friday, November 28th at 6pm Saturday, November 29th at 9am And, since it’s the season of giving, we have something coming up for you! Keep an eye on your inbox and our social media channels for our upcoming Christmas contest for your chance to WIN a $1000 shopping spree! What’s on your Christmas wish list this year? Comment below and share with us!

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Sales and Santa at Marlborough Mall

2014-11-19 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

Are you ready to kick off the holiday shopping season with some of the HOTTEST deals on the most requested gifts on everyone’s shopping list? Head to Marlborough Mall on Black Friday (and throughout the weekend) for hundreds of huge deals and tons of fun! PLUS, during this year’s Black Friday Weekend Event, the first 100 shoppers to stop by Customer Service on the following dates and times will also receive a FREE gift! Friday, November 28th at 9am Friday, November 28 at 6pm Saturday, November 29 at 9am Have your Little Bugs been nice this year? If so, bring them by Marlborough Mall this weekend to see Santa and share what’s at the top of their Christmas wish list! The big guy makes his grand entrance this weekend on November 22nd. Hope to see you there!

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Christmas is for Kids

2014-11-12 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

Have you started your countdown yet? We certainly can't wait for Christmas! Now, of course we know everyone CAN celebrate Christmas, but let's be honest, this holiday is really for THE KIDS. It is full of presents, candy, and more importantly, SANTA! Marlborough Mall is welcoming Santa's arrival on November 22nd so be sure and plan to come in and get your pictures made soon with the guy in the red suit. And, don’t forget to tell him what’s on your wish list – if you’ve been nice that is! Be sure and keep a close eye on our weekly newsletters and blogs over the next few weeks as we will be announcing lots of exciting holiday things to do here at Marlborough Mall. Even some ways for you to win some special holiday cheer! If you’re looking for something fun with the kids this weekend stop in and enjoy a bit of magic to kick off the holiday season. We are offering a FREE Puppet & Magic Show at the play area by Sears from 1pm- 3pm. Hope to see you there!

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Remembrance Day in Calgary

2014-11-05 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

With the recent tragic death of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at Parliament Hill, this year’s Remembrance Day will be even more somber and poignant. Marlborough Mall will not be opening until 12pm on Tuesday, November 11th so that our employees and tenants have the opportunity to observe this very important day with their loved ones. Many services will be held throughout Calgary and across the nation to commemorate those who gave their lives in service of our country. Here is a list of local events courtesy of (click here to view details): 1. Field of Crosses Memorial Project There is a park reserved along Calgary’s Memorial Drive for 3,000 white crosses which are displayed each year on November 1st and removed November 12th. Each cross is inscribed with the name, rank, regiment, date of death and age at death of a Southern Alberta soldier killed in action. Date & Time: November 1 – 11, 2014 At sunrise each morning from November 1 to November 11 there is a flag raising ceremony at the Field of Crosses including a bugler and a piper. At sunset the flags are lowered. Venue: Memorial Dr. between 3rd St. NW & Centre St, Calgary Public parking is available at the west end of the park. 2. Aerospace Museum Ceremony Join us to keep the memory alive. This year, the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, is a particularly poignant year to ensure we remember the sacrifices made by Canadian and Allied personnel. Please dress for the weather, as we intend to host the ceremony outdoors. Honourary Colonel John Melbourne will be one of the speakers joining us that morning. Date & Time: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 10:15 AM Venue: Aero Space Museum of Calgary 3. Remembrance Day Ceremony at Genesis Place Date & Time: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Venue: Shane Field House, Genesis Place, Airdrie 4. Battalion Park Ceremony Date & Time: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 10:00 AM Venue: Battalion Park, 3001 Signal Hill Dr. S.W., west of Sarcee Tr. 5. The Military Museums Service Remembrance Day Service - Containers will be provided for non-perishable food donations to the Veterans’ Food Bank. Coffee and hot chocolate will also be available. Date & Time: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 10:45 AM
 The Museum will be open regular hours, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM. Cost: Admission is Free Venue: The Military Museums, Calgary 6. Central Memorial Park Ceremony – TBA
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | TBA Venue: 1221 2 St. S.W, Calgary 7. Jubilee Auditorium – Remembrance Day Service Wreaths will be laid by Political, Veterans’, Military, Civic and community organizations. Anyone wishing to lay a private wreath is more than welcome. March Past Outside – Weather permitting. Date & Time: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 09:30 AM – 11:45 AM Venue: Southern Jubilee Auditorium, 1415, 14 Avenue Northwest, Calgary 8. Remembrance Day tour in Union Cemetery The Canadian Military and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are steeped in tradition, and have been since Confederation. But there has also been considerable change. Join in a Remembrance Day tour of Union Cemetery that reflects on these military units and the heroes buried there. Date & Time: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 | 02:00 PM – 3:30 PM Venue: Union Cemetery, Located at 28 Ave. and Spiller Rd. S.E., Calgary 9. Jake’s Gift A Canadian World War II veteran reluctantly returns to Normandy, France for the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion. There, Jake encounters a 10 year old whose inquisitiveness and charm challenge him to confront some long- ignored ghosts. This charming play has been a hit across Canada and beyond. Don’t miss it! Date & Time: Monday, October 27, 2014 – Saturday, November 22, 2014
November 11, 2014 | 12:10 PM Venue: Lunch Box Theatre, 160 115 9 Avenue SE, Calgary Tickets: Free admission for all veterans and current military
Donations for the Veterans’ Food Bank at every performance & donations for the Poppy Fund are accepted. 10. Remembrance Day Cemetery Tour Banff Explore the history of war-time Banff. The stories of hardship and heroism, citizens and soldiers are brought to life through this compelling guided tour of the Old Banff Cemetery. Date & Time: Tuesday, November 11,2014 | 1:00 PM
 Venue: Meet at the main gate of the Old Banff Cemetery, Buffalo St., Banff Cost: Free 11. Free Public Swim & Skate At select pools & arenas – See details. 12. Behind the Scenes Tour: First World War Commemorate Remembrance Day on this special tour of First World War artifacts in Glenbow’s collection. Date & Time: Tuesday, November 11,2014 | 6:00 PM Venue: Glenbow Museum, Calgary
Cost: 15.00 Remembrance Day Ceremonies will be held across the Royal Canadian Legion Branches – See here for more information.
286 Legion Remembrance Day Ceremony on November 11, 2014 | 10:00 AM at #5, 1107 – 33 Street NE, Calgary

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Halloween Costumes for Everyone!

2014-10-28 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Dressing up is probably the BEST part about Halloween (other than candy, of course) ;-) So, what are you dressing up as this year? If you still need to pick up a costume or could use some help coming up with an idea, we’ve got you covered! We are super lucky to have Walmart right here at Marlborough Mall where you can find EVERYTHING you need for all age groups including babies, kids, teens, adults, and even the fur-kids. Stop in and check out the selection today and, don’t forget to pick up some candy and Halloween decorations for your home while you’re here. Of course, the most important part of the holiday is safety. In case you missed it, here are our tips on staying safe this Halloween night ---> Click to Read So, tell us, what are you going to be for Halloween? Share in the comments below. (*Note - Styles and quantities may vary in-store)

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How to Stay Safe on Halloween Night

2014-10-15 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Can you believe that Halloween is only 2 weeks away!? It’s the time of year for the kids (and grownups) to let their imaginations run wild and dress up as whatever you want. And the best part? A seemingly endless supply of sweets! Seriously, who doesn’t love Halloween? Of course, parents always have some worries this time of year so, while the little ones enjoy a fun night filled with costumes and candies, here are a few safety tips to keep all the grownups worry-free and relaxed knowing it will be a safe Halloween: Dress warmly Always stay in groups or with a trusted adult Never enter a stranger’s house or car Avoid lit candles and wear flame-resistant costumes Look both ways before crossing the street Add reflective materials to costumes and carry a flashlight to increase visibility Swords, knives, and other accessories should be made of soft material to avoid injuries Walk only on sidewalks or at the edge of the street And, for even more fun, Marlborough Mall is hosting a Halloween Party on October 31st from 2pm to 9pm. Participating stores will be handing out candy to all of the Ghosts and Goblins! (while supplies last) Plus, you can also enjoy FREE face painting from 3pm to 5pm. Now for the important question - What’s your favourite Halloween Treat? We’re “dying” to know. Share in the comments below!

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What Are You Thankful For?

2014-10-07 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Last week we covered the second most important part of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, the meal. ;-) Now, it’s time to focus on what’s really important this time of year - Giving thanks for family, friends and the many blessings in our lives. We want to start by thanking YOU! We are so grateful for our awesome community and wouldn’t be able to do what we do without your support. So, what or who are you grateful for? Comment below and share with us. And, if you’re looking for the perfect way to say thank you to that special someone, Coles at Marlborough Mall is a great place to start. They are even offering a FREE gift to say thank you when you spend $50.00 or more in store from now until Dec. 26! Happy Thanksgiving!

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A Checklist for the Perfect Thanksgiving

2014-10-01 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and, while we're thankful for all the usuals: family, friends, health, etc. - we secretly can't wait for the FOOD! Is Thanksgiving a big deal at your house? If so, we have put together a checklist to make it easier for you to prep for the BIG meal. And to get it all? You only need to make one stop for grocery shopping this year – Walmart at Marlborough Mall has everything you need! ☐ Tablecloth ☐ Napkins ☐ Dinner and dessert plates ☐ Forks, knives and spoons ☐ Bowls and serving trays ☐ Carving knife ☐ Gravy boat ☐ Glasses ☐ Coffee cups ☐ Turkey ☐ Stuffing ☐ Cranberry sauce ☐ Green beans ☐ Mashed potatoes ☐ Gravy ☐ Salad ☐ Bread ☐ Pumpkin pie ☐ Beverages ☐ Ice cream Think of something we've missed? Share in the comments and also tell us, what's your favourite Thanksgiving menu item?

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Fall Footwear at Marlborough Mall

2014-09-25 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Are you ready for fall? We aren’t either…we’d much rather enjoy some more warm weather but, Mother Nature never wants to wait for us and it’s time to prepare. The best thing about fall? NEW FOOTWEAR! Since it’s time to keep those toes nice and warm, we thought we’d go on a search for some fab footwear to help make the transition into colder weather a bit more bearable. We found lots of great options from every style of boot imaginable to every day comfort with style. We absolutely adore the wedges, loafers, and pumps at Payless. Practical and a bit sassy all in one. They also have a great selection of extended calf and riding boots to keep your feet warm and you looking hot! If you’re an ankle boot fan, Call It Spring has something for everyone - laces, buckles, zippers, you name it! Whatever your style or colour preference, you’ll find something you love. Tell us in the comments below, what’s your go-to footwear for fall? Are you looking forward to slipping on some super cute boots? (Don't be shy - just login using Facebook or Twitter to leave a comment) *Note - styles and colours may vary in-store

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Go-To Layers for Fall

2014-09-17 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

What’s up with this weather? From frostbite to sunburn…it’s crazy! And we don’t even know where to begin in our closets. Is it really time to pull out the fall and winter clothes? Luckily, we have Le Chateau to help us with the perfect go-to layer in their 24/7 cardigan. It’s comfy, cozy, just what the weatherman ordered come rain, snow, or shine. What’s your favourite go-to layer? Share with us in the comments below!

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Congratulations to Our Grand Prize Winner!

2014-09-10 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Wow! Things are cold outside but they really got heated up for the Style Yourself for Back To School Contest! The response was AMAZING! Thank you all for participating and telling us which trend was your favourite. case you didn't hear...congratulations are in order for Shammi Ahmed, our GRAND PRIZE WINNER who takes home a $500 Marlborough Mall Shopping Spree. We just want to say that we love being able to give back to the community through contests and promotions like this and, without your support and participation, we couldn't do it. Thank you so much and keep watching for your next chance to win!

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Back To School Featured Trend #4

2014-09-03 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Nothing says "hear me roar" better than wild prints! Our fourth Back to School trend certainly fits that bill with some truly inspired pieces from right here in the mall: Mixing patterns is a great fall style trend. Take time to find pieces that are linked by a common colour. The cobalt blue shirt from Le Chateau pairs well with the blue in the patterned pant we found at Urban Planet. Animal print, like the leopard print used on the Urban Planet backpack in this look, is a great way to add flare to any outfit. Harem-style pants (also from Urban Planet) are easy to dress up and are an extremely comfortable office-appropriate look. Show off your wild side and don't forget tocheck out all these trends on our Facebook Page for a chance to win a $500 Shopping Spree! Just click here to enter --->

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Back To School Featured Trend #3

2014-08-27 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Ok, we have to admit - we LOVE this sporty outfit for Back to School! This look mixes everything that's awesome about fall trends this year and does it so well! This sports-inspired outfit is dressed up with: Fall's super hot tartan trend Bomber jackets are very on trend right now, and layered with a hoodie, it adds all the warmth needed during Calgary winters. Converse-inspired sneakers- what a practical way of getting around! They can be worn with just about any outfit and are comfortable shoes that make running around campus easy. ​We created this look with a flannel sleeveless shirt, plaid pants, red purse and red shoes from Ardene then topped it all off with the gorgeous blue bomber jacket from Designer Depot right here at Marlborough Mall!

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Back to School Featured Trends 1 and 2

2014-08-18 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Whether you're looking to make a bold statement with red or show off your rocker side, Marlborough Mall has everything you need for back to school. Including a chance to win a $500 Shopping Spree! For our first look we chose a layered look with a tank top from Ardene and paried it with a plaid shirt, jean jacket, and burgandy pants from Urban Planet then accessorized with a LeChateau clutch, Ardene belt and shoes from Urban Planet. Here's why we love this look: Burgundy (or ox-blood) is the biggest colour trend this season. It goes with just about every other colour like grey, camel, black and forest green and has a lot of attitude. It’s a great fall colour that adds personality compared to the standard black. Adding layers and knits to any look is a great way to transition a look to fall. For Look #2 we paired a plaid skirt from Le Chateau, graphic tee from Ardene, sweater from Urban planet and boots from Ardene. We topped it off with LeChateau sunglasses, an Urban Planet scart and super cute knee socks from Ardene. Why should you rock this look for Back to School?: Channeling your inner punk is totally in this season and adding a bit of edge to your wardrobe can add some spring to your step. Shorter skirts with longer sweaters is a very hot look for this fall. Paired with thigh-high stockings and a printed-tee, this is a great look for the back to school season. So, which of these Back to School trends is your fave? Or, is your style more like upcoming trends 3 and 4? Check them all out on our Facebook Page for a chance to win a $500 Shopping Spree! Click here to enter --->

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Win a Back To School Shopping Spree!

2014-08-13 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

It's almost time for back-to-school and we all know what that means... Back To School Shopping! From clothes and shoes to school supplies and backpacks, it ban be an expensive undertaking. We want to help! Beginning Monday, August 18th, you can enter to win a $500 Shopping Spree here at Marlborough Mall to Style Yourself for back to school! Just keep an eye on our Facebook Page (Click Here to Like us so you don't miss out!) and watch for the announcement on Monday!

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What's On Your Summer Reading List?

2014-08-03 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

This may well be one of the best summers ever for great books! There are just so many options and we can't get enough. Luckily we have our very own Book Heaven - Cole's, right here in Marlborough Mall! We loved "Gone Girl" and can't wait for the movie, were completely transfixed by "If I Stay", were stunned and in awe of "We Were Liars" and were super excited by"Four" a series of Divergent stories told by none other than Tobias himself! Have you read any of these this summer? Share what's on your must read list before the busy days of fall get here!

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Summer Fun!

2014-07-30 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

With the long weekend approaching, we want to know how you are spending your time this summer! Are you enjoying lots of time with friends hanging out at the beach, grilling and just relaxing? Are you finally plowing through your reading list and enjoying the summer's hottest releases? Or, are you already thinking about back to school and planning to shop with us on Monday, August 4th? We will be open from 12 - 5pm!

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Hot Summer - Cool Treats!

2014-07-23 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

The summer is really heating up but we know just how to keep you cool! Visit the Marlborough Mall Food Court for some tasty treats to help cool you down like an Orange Julius, Dairy Queen Blizzard or a delicious Cinnzeo iced coffee! And of course, we'll keep it nice and cool inside for your retail therapy session. See you soon! ;-)

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Hot Summer Trends

2014-07-16 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Are you ready for summer? Or, maybe more importantly, is your closet ready? We've spotted some of the season's hottest trends throughout the mall and can't wait to see them on YOU! Come by and check out the selection on everything from maxi dresses and skirts to lightweight tops that keep you feeling cool while looking hot! What's your favourite summer trend for 2014? (Note - styles and colours in-store may vary from those pictured)

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Pancakes and Crowds and Food Network TV Cameras!

2014-07-09 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Wow! Another great Marlborough Mall Stampede Breakfast is in the books and this one was truly spectacular. From delicious food and great entertainment, to crowds of amazing people and even the Food Network - it was certainly a day to remember! We had a visit from Noah Cappe and the crew from Carnival Eatsduring breakfast and were thrilled to show them the ropes. We'll be keeping an eye on Food Network Canada to see if we make the cut on the show! What was your favourite part of this year's Stampede so far and what are you hoping to do over the next 2 days before yet another year wraps up?

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Stampede Breakfast is SATURDAY at Marlborough Mall!

2014-07-04 12:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Hungry for food AND fun? "Mosey" on over tomorrow morning for some of the best pancakes in Calgary then kick back and enjoy some live music. Don't forget to bring the kids too! We've got pony rides and plenty of things to keep them busy. Hope to see you there!

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Stampede Breakfast - You're Invited!

2014-06-26 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Consider this your official invitiation to the annual Stampede Breakfast at Marlborough Mall! Don't miss out on the food and fun this Saturday, July 5th from 9am - 11am in the parking lot at entrance #2. We'll have live music, pony rides, and of course, Delicious Pancakes! We'll see you there!

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Saddle Up!

2014-06-19 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Can you believe it's that time again? We're only 14 days away from Calgary Stampede! We are looking forward to all the family fun, food and excitement that this event brings each year. I'm sure you recall last year's Stampede (check out our pics from 2013) where the mantra was "Hell or High Water" thanks to the floods. We love that our community, even when faced with challenges, comes together to support one another and celebrate our hometown. Marlborough Mall will once again kick things off with a breakfast and we have lots more planned for you so be sure to keep a watch on your inbox and our Facebook page for all the details. It's time to saddle up and find out..."What Kind of Champion Are You?"

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Still Time to Win for Dad

2014-06-12 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

There's still one last chance to enter our daily giveaway for Dad this week and be entered to win the grand prize! Today's giveaway is an Under Armour camo cap and a $25 Marlborough Mall gift card plus you'll be entered for the grand prize of this super cool Adidas jacket from Foot Locker and a $25 Marlborough Mall gift card. It's a sure fire way to win Dad's heart for Father's Day. Be sure and check out our Facebook Page to enter!

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Father's Day Giveaway

2014-06-04 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Get ready, get set, WIN! Beginning Monday morning we will be giving away an awesome prize for Dad each day next week. Just watch our Facebook Page for details on how to enter and you could win one of these cool hats plus a $25 Marlborough Mall gift card! Then, on Saturday, June 14th, we'll announce our Grand Prize winner of the Adidas jacket and $25 gift card! Share with us in the comments below - what makes your Dad special?

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5 Great Gift Ideas for Dad

2014-05-28 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

It’s the time of year when all our attention focuses on dear old Dad. He’s been there through it all, teaching you to ride a bike, kissing boo-boo’s, cheering you on during sports or recitals… It’s time to give back, and we don’t mean a tie (trust us, Dad has enough of those)! Here are 5 gift ideas to make you Dad’s favourite this year: Team Gear – Help Dad show his team spirit with NHL, CFL, NFL, MLB, NBA and Soccer gear from Premier Sports. New Swag – Ok, so he’d NEVER call it swag, but it’s time to replace those beat up Dad jeans and worn out t-shirts. Check out the specials at Stockhomme for Father’s Day. Tech & Gadgets – Who doesn’t love a new phone, camera or other cool gadget? With 15 electronics, cellular, music and photography stores to choose from, there’s definitely something for Dad at Marlborough Mall. The Right Tools for the Job – Dads are always fixing things and having the latest and greatest in tools gives him what he needs to get the job done and bragging rights to having the best kid ever! With their Craftsman line, Sears has you covered in this department. Gift Cards – He never has any money because he spends it all on you, so this year give Dad the gift that keeps on giving, a Marlborough Mall gift card! And now’s the perfect time because starting June 1st, when you buy a $100 gift card you get a $10 Tim Horton’s gift card FREE! Now you’re armed with awesome ideas for Dad that won’t break the bank and will earn you major points! Be sure and watch your inbox next week for our Father’s Day giveaway announcement!

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Head-to-Toe Teal

2014-05-21 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Monochromatic pastels are very on trend this spring so we decided to create our own head-to-toe teal look. We chose to stick with one color and kept it fresh by using different shades to break up the look a bit. Who says subtle can't be cool? Using different tones like this can help to add a flair of the dramatic and accentuate your figure. What's your favourite pastel for spring?

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Win a Spring Beauty Kit!

2014-05-14 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Hey Ladies! Want to win this colourful beauty kit? It's easy! Just tell us in the comments below or over on our Facebook Page... What is the ONE makeup item you can't leave the house without putting on? A winner will be chosen at random and we will announce on Monday morning. Good luck!

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High Contrast

2014-05-07 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

It's probably no surprise that high contrast prints are once again super popular. Especially when it comes to black and white. This classic combination can pack a surprising punch when you pair or mix with different patterns. Or, you can go the more traditional route with solid bottoms and a patterned top. Whichever you choose, it's sure to be a flattering look and you'll definitely be styling yourself with a hot trend for spring.

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The Bold and the Blue-tiful

2014-04-30 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

With spring finally here, it's time to add some serious colour to your wardrobe and one of the hottest trends this year is pairing cool tones and bold prints or geometric shapes. Pairing prints and shapes up top with solid colours on the bottom can create a super flattering look. And, adding neon shoes and accessories for a pop of colour will have you ready for either work or play. We are simply in love with blue this spring. What's your must-have colour right now?

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Spring Has Sprung!

2014-04-23 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

It seems that spring is FINALLY officially here! While the temps may still be a bit brisk, at least there’s no more snow in the near future and, I don’t know about you, but we are super excited to break out some new spring fashions, especially after our spring photoshoot! Here’s a peek at some of the great new trends from the shoot. Be sure and watch over the next few weeks as we share some awesome looks created by our stylist. What are you most looking forward to wearing for spring?

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Easter Fun Onsite and Online This Weekend!

2014-04-16 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

This weekend Marlborough Mall is THE place to be for family fun! We’ll have lots of activities for both the young and the young at heart including an Easter Egg Hunt (both online and onsite), Pictures with the Easter Bunny, Crafts, and even a Petting Zoo! Check out all the details below and be sure that your Easter plans include family and fun at Marlborough Mall! Easter Petting Zoo - Apr 17 - Apr 19 Join us in visiting with the animals from Butterfield Acres! Thurday April 17 10am - 7pm Friday April 18 12noon - 5pm Saturday April 19 10am - 7pm Easter Egg Hunt - Apr 19th On Saturday, April 19, children from ages 1-12 can participate in an Easter Egg hunt in the mall and receive a special treat for finding all the eggs. Online Easter Egg Hunt Apr 17 - Apr 24 From April 17– 21, customers will be able to participate in an online Easter Egg Hunt. Eggs will be hidden throughout the Marlborough Mall Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages. Customers must be 18 years and older to participate. Easter Bunny Photos - Apr 19th Stop by on Saturday April 19 From 12noon - 5pm and visit with the Easter Bunny Get your first picture FREE located beside Michael Hill Jewelers.

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Gowns, Prizes and More at Gowntown this Weekend!

2014-04-08 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

It's THIS WEEKEND! Don't miss the Gowntown event this Sunday, April 13th from 10am - 12noon beside Chatters Salon North. All Dresses are $10 each with proceeds going to assist Aspen Family Services. If you are or know of a grad who is looking for a dress, be sure and stop by to check out the selection we have on-hand. AND, we are still accepting dress donations through Saturday, April 12th, so be sure and stop by with your gently used grad dress and donate it. You will be entered to win a $500 shopping spree! PLUS - There's still time to nominate someone. Do you know a young woman who deserves to get the royal treatment for their grad? We are giving away 1 VIP Access Ticket to GownTown on April 13th PLUS a full day of pampering. Click Here and scroll down to Get Glammed to Learn More

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Gowntown is Almost Here

2014-04-01 18:00:00 -0600 + Marlborough Mall

Amazing dresses are starting to come in for GownTown 2014! Thank you so much for contributing everyone! We can't get over how beautiful they are. We are close to one week away from our dress deadline and we need your help. You can donate a gently used formal dress and help a student experience the perfect grad. Visit Customer Service anytime before April 12th to drop off your gently used formal dress. Just for donating, you will be entered to win a $500 Marlborough Mall gift card! BONUS: Do you know a young woman who deserves to get the royal treatment for their grad? We are giving away 1 VIP Access Ticket to GownTown on April 13th PLUS a full day of pampering. Click Here to Learn More Check out some of the fabulous dresses we have so far! :-)

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More Than a Hot Gift For Your Lips

2014-02-05 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

Marlborough Mall is partnering with Virgin Mobile to bring you a super sweet contest for Valentines Day! The Virgin Mobile store will be giving one lucky winner a brand new Nexus 5 AND the first 200 people to enter will also get a free Rimmel London Apocalips Wow Lip Lacquer. The Nexus 5 is a must have Android Smartphone with an awesome camera and display and now you can win! The contest runs fromFebruary 6th through February 14th. Stop by Virgin Mobile ONLY at Marlborough Mall to enter to win and get your hot lips ready for your free gift! Rimmel products available while quantities last CONTEST UPDATE! We’re now giving away four $25 Marlborough Mall gift cards just in time for Valentine’s Day! Just share aselfie with your free Rimmel gift on Twitter, Instagram, orFacebook and tag the photo with #MBMWin to enter!

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Red Envelope Please!

2014-01-29 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

Are you ready? Tomorrow is the eve of Chinese New Year and Calgary will be filled with festivities to ring in the Year of the Horse. Marlborough Mall is just as excited as our shoppers and we want to help you celebrate! The first 100 shoppers to spend $50 or more in the mall on January 31st will get a red envelope with a gift card inside! It’s just our way of saying: Gong Hei Fat Choi! The rules are simple – just come by the mall and shop at your favorite stores, then take your receipts for that day totaling $50 or more (before taxes) to Guest Services and you’ll receive a red envelop containing a gift card for $5, $10, $20 or even $50! You must be 18 to participate and only one gift card may be claimed per household. Happy Chinese New Year!

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Big Savings At Our Winter SideWalk Sale

2014-01-22 17:00:00 -0700 + Marlborough Mall

Got the winter blues? We’ve got something that is sure to add some colour – Our Winter SideWalk Sale! FromJanuary 27th to February 2nd, merchants atMarlboroughMall will be featuring special sale items outside (and some even inside) their store! If you haven’t used all of your Christmas gift cards, this is the perfect time to do a little shopping for yourself. Tell us, how do you make winter more enjoyable? Do you ski, toboggan, skate, or maybe play hockey? Share with us below!

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