- 16 hours ago I visited @cravekwb earlier this week and I had a fantastic time! Read about it here - http://t.co/UUI6M67je4
- 16 hours ago Another self pic!? Now I'm outside the Shepley House B&B in North Battleford. I had a wonderful stay! #exploresask http://t.co/IqPGx2WoKd
- 17 hours ago @amadaois I have the weekend off! I'll be spending it up in Meadow Lake! #exploresask
‘You’ve gotta go to Crave!’ That’s what everyone said when I mentioned that I wasn’t from Regina. Having now had the chance to visit, I totally agree! On Wednesday morning I was lucky enough to have a private tour with Craig Perrault, the Managing Partner at Crave Kitchen and Wine Bar. He showed me around the six different rooms that make up Crave. My favourite was the Liquid Lounge nestled near the back. The Lounge holds about 25 people and is the perfect place to hold birthdays, stagettes,or cocktail parties. Crave is no stranger to celebrations, having hosted many high profile after parties, not only during Saskatchewan Fashion Week last weekend, but also the Universal Music Group Juno Awards after party this spring. Its great downtown location and excellent reputation for high-class dinning make it a popular place!
Did I mention the food? Absolutely mouth-watering! Craig specially selected three menu items for me to taste. The first was the charcuterie and cheese slab which included meats such as smoked Chorizo and Lonza. The meats were served along with three sharp cheeses: aged Spanish Manchego, orange washrinded Alpine Gold, and (my favourite) Italian Pecorrino Tartufo. I am a sucker for cheese and cured meats, so this plank, sided with freshly baked focaccia and baguette bread, was a heavenly combination!
Next I sampled the Prawn Cocktail and the Caprese Salad. The presentation of these dishes was nothing less than a work of art. Believe me- it tasted as great as it looked! The cocktail had a deliciously sweet yet tangy taste that went well with the mildly spicy seasoning on the prawns. The salad was a combination of juicy mozzarella cheese and fresh Saskatchewan-grown tomatoes. What a fantastic meal!
Of course, the perfect meal had to be served with the perfect drink: vodka and tonic. But this was no ordinary vodka-tonic. This Kettle One Vodka had been infused with lemon grass, which added a whole other dimension to the drink. It was coupled with the organic grain-based Fentiman’s Tonic Water to create a unique and zesty flavour.
What a delight! The classy atmosphere, delicious food, and refreshing beverage made for a wonderful dining experience! One thing is for certain – you’ve gotta go to Crave!
‘Fashion Week’ has gone by so fast! I started out by visiting local fashion boutiques in Saskatoon and Regina. I went to Frakas, Laundry., Luna and Hill, Swank Shoe Lounge, Era Style Loft, Stella & Sway Boutique, Colin O’Brian Man’s Shoppe and Shopping Spree. I had a great time exploring these shops and discovering great brands and styles that I didn’t know existed! To see photos, click here.
I had the chance to chat with two Saskatchewan designers. First I met with Shallon Dahl in Saskatoon. Shallon loves to use recycled fabrics and make them new again. She had some great pieces that were for sale at Era Style Loft. You can find more information and photos on her facbook page -https://www.facebook.com/pages/RackRuin/238865410188
I also met with Beryl Wong at her studio in Regina. Beryl was featured on Thursday night at Saskatchewan Fashion week as one of the emerging designers. I got a sneak peak of her collection! You can see videos and photos of Beryl’s clothing on her facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Beryl-Wong-Designs/237472326348708?group_id=0
I finished off the week by attending Saskatchewan Fashion Week as media personnel. What a blast! It was amazing to see all of the models and designers in action! This was the second year that the show has been running and it has no intention of slowing down!
Here are a few photos from the evening:
Lastly, here is a recap video from my fashion travels this past week. Enjoy!
It has only been three days and I have already been thinking to myself “This really is the best summer job ever!”
Check out my first official video as The Saskatchewanderer below. Its a quick recap of my first day on the job where I visited CAA to pick up my gas cards and Bennett Dunlop Ford where I was able to test out the awesome features on my new 2013 Ford Escape before I hit the road. (Watch the video to see my favorite feature!)
Next Week I’ll be visiting local fashion boutiques in both Saskatoon and Regina in preparation for Saskatchewan Fashion Week running May 9-11, 2013. Send me a tweet of your favorite stores or boutiques that you would like to see me visit. I can’t guarantee that I will make it to all of them, but I would love to hear your suggestions! Next week is going to be a blast!
I am very excited to introduce myself, Caitlin Taylor, as your Saskatchewanderer for this summer! I am so excited to hit the road and explore the far corners of Saskatchewan and I would love for you all to follow along on the official blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@Saskatchewanderer)!
My first video will be up in the next couple of days, but in the mean time, check out my application video below!