A Dote Night Out with PARKLUXE and Klein/Harris

A Dote Night Out with PARKLUXE and Klein/Harris

Saturday nights for the gals of the Dote team vary quite dramatically depending on who you are talking to. Some of us like to pull on the sweats, crack a bottle of wine, and fire-up Netfilx, while a few of us like to keep the social calendar packed with friends and events and everything else the city has to offer. But either way, when a PARK (PROMOTING ARTISTS, REDEFINING KULTURE) event rolls around, we are all there cheering on the beauty of Canadian Fashion and art.

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PARKLUXE is a fashion show and art exhibition initiative featuring established designers and artists who share a common high-end target market. This show is designed to connect fashion and art lovers with sophisticated local designers and artists who are making an impact throughout Canada and North America.

Set to live music by local group Citysleep, we experienced House of Nonie, Lauren Bagliore, Atelier By Ensemble Style, and Paul Hardy, all of whom are Calgarians adding to our stunning local tapestry of talented artists.

We were also lucky enough to see work by other Canadian designers like Year of the Ram, Urbanovitch, Okakie, and Maison Marie Saint Pierre, set to electronic beats by local DJ, Mikey Da Roza.

It was an incredible show all housed in the new Studio Bell, which was the perfect setting for all of the stunning artists featured and we already cannot wait for next year’s show.

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Before we could experience all of the dazzling sights of PARKLUXE, we had to make sure that we were adequately fueled for the evening. For this, we stopped into Klein/Harris for drinks, dinner, and dessert.

Their team were friendly, knowledgeable about food, and passionate about their menu. This was an exquisite dining experience from beginning to end. We started with the crisp Garden Affair cocktail which features a leek and lettuce syrup- seriously, so lovely. We moved on to a tasting menu of shared plates and were brought their mushroom ravioli, diver scallops, beet mosaic, rabbit liver parfait, grilled vegetable medley, and their seared beef skillet- every bite was better than the last and if it weren’t for our evening event, we may have just continued eating.

Luckily, time permitted Americanos and dessert in their dusty blue velvet sofa living room area, where we were escorted after our meal to sit in comfort and indulge. We tried one of everything on the sugar menu; doughnuts, a custard tart, their butter tart, and a cream cheese crepe cake, all of which, though simple sounding, were unique in their beautiful presentation and special details.

With their relaxing and soothing atmosphere and their Frequent Imbiber cocktail punch card, Klein/Harris is at the top of our list for visiting over and over again.

We had a great evening bonding over great food and great fashion and reveling in the creativity and originality of our city and our country.

A special thank you to Anthropologie Chinook for styling us for the evening. Head over to the store to learn more about their personal styling services.

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