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5 Things: Staying Warm, Healthy Skin & Trends for 2015

posted by My Saskatoon    |   January 5, 2015 14:08

1. In need of some extra warmth these days? Treat yourself to a luxurious goose down, silk, or wool duvet from Georgia Mills Bed & Bath Boutique

2. If you made a New Year's resolution to save money, Twisted Goods might have just what you need to stick to your new habit. Hand-painted Terramundi money banks can't be opened until they are smashed!

3. Does your skin need a post-holidays-pick-me-up? Paramount Day Spa has an instant-lifting, pro-collagen mask that will re-energize sluggish skin. 

4. Are you trying to reduce clutter in 2015? Here is a list of great DIY ways to organize your life!

5. Era Style Loft recently shared the hottest trends of the past year that are anticipated to carry over into 2015. Check it out here

Enjoy your Monday!

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5 Things: Women's Clothing, Travel & Pastimes

posted by My Saskatoon    |   January 2, 2015 10:39

1. Stasia Boutique is having a 50% off sale on leather coats, jackets, skirts and pants today. This sale runs today and tomorrow only!

2. Taking a trip to a warm destination this winter? Be sure you understand your travel insurance and keep your peace of mind while you're away. Al Hattie Insurance provides some insight here

3. Staying around Saskatoon all winter long? Make the chilly weather more bearable with these tips. 

4. Rather keep indoors? Explore your creative side with a cool DIY wall hanging. 

5. Carry the holiday vibes a little further with this yummy sounding Pumpkin Spice Latté recipe from local Saskatoon food blogger sweetsugarbean

Photo Credit: Renée Kohlman  

Enjoy your Friday!   

5 Things: Holiday Pet Safety & Last Minute Shopping in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 19, 2014 10:35

1. It's Moonlight Madness tonight at Lawson Heights Mall. This means that great locally owned shops like Believe Fit and Twisted Goods are open late until 11pm!

2. If you're a pet owner or you have pets visiting your home this Christmas, be sure to take a look at these pet safety tips for the holidays. Big thanks to the SPCA for sharing this. 

3. Dec 21st is the last Farmers’ Market day until the New Year, so be sure to pick up your last minute local edibles and handmade gifts! 

4. If you've been thinking about a flooring reno, don't miss out on the vinyl plank discount at Carpet Superstores. It ends in less than 2 weeks. 

5. Sunday is Winter Solstice, meaning that you can expect an extra late sunrise. Sounds like the perfect opportunity to sleep in! 

Photo Credit: @lejordan

Enjoy your Weekend!

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Local Business Longevity in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 14, 2014 14:51

Paramount Day Spa celebrated its 65th birthday this month, and we at My Saskatoon are just in awe of the history behind this story. There are a ton of other locally owned and operated businesses in Saskatoon who have a rich history as well. Many local people, like Ellen at Paramount Day Spa, have been innovators in their industry here in Saskatoon, and a great number of businesses have been built up from scratch and passed on through generations. We browsed through our categories and put together a little list of some of the longest-running businesses featured on My Saskatoon. We are grateful to every entrepreneur in Saskatoon for taking the risk to bring amazing products and services to the people in our city, and today we'd like to give a shout out to these awesome local businesses! 

Fitness Solutions has been family owned and operated in Saskatoon for 23 years. The vision at Fitness Solutions is, and always has been, to provide Saskatonians with the tools to change their lives. Fitness Solutions carries a full range of cardio and strength equipment, yoga, CrossFit, and boxing gear, as well as a huge array of fitness and aerobic accessories. 

Top of the line stand up paddle boards, trampolines for both land and water, outdoor swings and water toys can also be found at Fitness Solutions. Whether you have a particular fitness goal in mind or are just looking for a new way to stay active and have fun, stop by Fitness Solutions on Circle Drive to chat with the experts. 

Incorporated in 1986, Braid Flooring & Window Fashions began its tradition of superior service, quality, and innovation. Braid has established a reputation for offering customers an amazing experience, from the initial consultation to the final installation. Over the past 28 years, Braid has grown to offer a wide selection of high end products beyond flooring, including Hunter Douglas window fashions and Farrow & Ball paint. 

If you're looking for a carpet that's great for pets, an eco-friendly flooring option, or the perfect paint colour for your room redesign, Braid's experienced design consultants can help you to choose from the diverse collection of modern, classic, and exotic products to match your home and lifestyle. 

Al and Lois Hattie started Al Hattie Insurance in 1982 with the basic principle of personalized, professional service for everyone. 32 years later, Al Hattie Insurance continues to be family owned and is operated by Al and Lois’ children and grandchildren. The staff at Al Hattie Insurance are dedicated to providing every customer with a friendly, pleasant atmosphere in which to do business. 

Al Hattie Insurance takes care of auto insurance, travel insurance, business insurance, and home insurance, to name a few. Al Hattie Insurance has recently added new convenient online options. Visit their website to renew your plates online!  

J&S Picture Frame Warehouse has been on the scene in Saskatoon since 1978, when owner Sherry Morris started her custom framing shop. 32 years later, in addition to custom framing, J&S also offers large and small format photo and artwork printing, scanning, and photo restoration. All work is completed with superb craftsmanship, expert advice, and friendly service. 

With expertise in framing artwork, photos, needlework, and all types of memorabilia, the expert framers at J&S Picture Frame Warehouse can help you to determine the best presentation and preservation for that special item. 

This month, Paramount Day Spa celebrated 65 years in business. A lot has changed over the years, including the location, the ownership, and the services offered by Paramount. A constant fixture at Paramount is Ellen Gaunt, who began working at Paramount over 60 years ago, went on to become its second owner, and maintains part time work as an esthetician at Paramount today. 

Paramount now offers an extensive menu of salon and spa services, European skin care, and professional hair products. Paramount also offers a selection of women's clothing, high quality giftware, jewelry and fashion accessories. 

Congratulations to all of these businesses for achieving such great success!

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5 Things: Karaoke Night, Chocolate Cake & Women's Clothing in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 12, 2014 09:24

1. Today only, Buy One Get One 50% off Lorna Jane active living apparel at Believe Fit! 

2. While you're out and about shopping today, don't forget that Paramount Day Spa is offering 20-40% off all makeup today only, including a complimentary makeup touchup upon request!

3. There's a Karaoke Night tonight at Pink Cadillacs in Willowgrove Square! Gather your friends and belt out hits from the 50's, 60's, and 70's. There will be drink specials and an open dance floor. Singing starts at 9pm. 

4. Check out Era Style Loft's latest holiday gift guide under $60, including a super chic Marc Jacobs iPhone case that is sure to thrill any Marc fan on your Christmas shopping list! 

5. This delectable vegan cake recipe (with a gluten-free alternative) was recently shared by local foodie Renée Kohlman on her blog sweetsugarbean. Its a festive, must-try recipe that everyone at your holiday gathering will enjoy!

Enjoy your Friday!

5 Things: Health & Fitness in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 10, 2014 09:24

1. Just in time for Christmas, Fitness Solutions is offering a free activity tracker valued at $119.95 with the purchase of cardio equipment. This is a great gift for anyone who wants to track their activity 24/7!

2. Today only, Believe Fit has Six Pack meal management bags marked at 25% off while supplies last. This is a perfect gift for the fitness fiend on your list. 

3. Snap Fitness Saskatoon recently shared this post about 7 Things Healthy People Do Every Morning. 

4. There's a free raw chocolate making class this weekend at the Farmers' Market! Space is limited, so sign up here

5. Add a healthy treat to your Christmas dessert repertoire with these delectable Coconut Delights. 

Enjoy your Wednesday!

5 Things: Winter Wonders, Flooring & Fitness in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 5, 2014 08:58

1. Winter Wonders Handmade Market starts today at 4pm!

2. Today only at Believe Fit, buy one Perfect Nutrition, get one 50% off. 

3. Carpet Superstores is offering a nice discount on beautiful vinyl plank right now. 

4. Snap Fitness posted this recipe for healthy apple crisp. It doesn't get much better than healthy apple crisp!

5. These adorable watercolour mugs make an easy DIY gift idea!  

Enjoy your Friday!

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December Events in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   December 3, 2014 12:25

It's here! By most people's standards, December 1st marked the appropriate time to set up the tree, buy egg nog, and start watching Christmas movies (although many of us starting in on this stuff midway through November!). There's a lot happening in the coming weeks that will help you to get in the holiday spirit if you aren't already. Here's whats on our radar for Saskatoon events in December. 


Evening Market | Saskatoon Farmers' Market

Thursday, November 4th at 4:30pm til 8pm // Saskatoon Farmers' Market

Chef Jenni will be in the the kitchen with 'Cook & Learn' sessions from 5-7. Amy Jo Ehman will be selling her new book Out of Old Saskatchewan Kitchens.

Winter Wonders Handmade Market

Friday, Dec 5 & Saturday, Dec 6 // St. Joseph's Parish Hall

One of Saskatoon's great craft events. Connect with Flock & Gather on Facebook to check out sneak peeks of the vendors. 


Free Holiday Movie Day

Thursday, Dec 18 // The Roxy Theatre

The Riversdale Community Association presents free movies all day long, including How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Connect on Facebook for details and showtimes. 


Do-It-Yourself Wrapping Paper | Free Family Fun

Sunday, Dec 21 // Mendel Art Gallery

Use printmaking techniques to design your own wrapping paper. Drop in from 2 to 4pm. 


It's a Wonderful Life | The Persephone Theatre

Through December 21 // Rawlco Radio Hall

One of the most beloved and enduring films of all time comes to life on the stage! Get your tickets here


Enchanted Forest Holiday Light Tour

Through January 10, 5:30 to 11pm nightly // Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo

Sponsored by BHP Billiton, this holiday season marks the 16th anniversary of this spectacular Saskatchewan family Christmas tradition. Get more information here


We hope you enjoy getting out and taking in all that Saskatoon has to offer for the next few weeks! If you capture your experience at any of these local events on Instagram, don't forget to hashtag and tag us @mysaskatoon!

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5 Things: Black Friday Shopping in Saskatoon

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 28, 2014 08:51

1. There's a big Black Friday event happening in University Heights Square today. Check out a ton of great sales, including 25-50% off at Georgia Mills Bed & Bath Boutique.

2. The Mall at Lawson Heights houses two of our favourite local shops, Believe Fit and Twisted Goods. Hit them both up for great deals and deep discounts today only!

3. Back Then & Again is extending Black Friday into a 3 day sale with longer hours all weekend long!

4. From today until Sunday, shop Stasia Boutique for unique clothing and accessories at discounts of 10-50% off.

5. If you're shopping in the Broadway area today, warm up at Calories with 20% off soups and hot bevies. 

Enjoy shopping local this Black Friday!

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Black Friday Shopping in Saskatoon's University Heights

posted by My Saskatoon    |   November 26, 2014 10:36

University Heights Square. If you don’t live in the area, it might have been a while since you ventured over there, and there is probably at least a handful of great locally owned and operated retailers that you haven’t yet visited. The area is booming with local Saskatoon businesses to meet almost any shopping desire, from electronics to clothing to sports equipment to home decor, and much more. Black Friday (Nov 28) is the perfect opportunity to make your way over to University Heights and enjoy deep discounts for one day only. Here are some of the deals you can expect from a few of the local businesses involved in the event. 



Georgia Mills Bed & Bath Boutique

Save 25% on all regular price in-stock merchandise and up to 50% off select items. Open 10am til 8pm.


Two Fifty Two Boutique 

Buy one, get one free (selected styles). On all other purchases, TFT will pay the tax. 


Gallery 17 

20% off all items from 10am til 12pm. 10% off from 12pm til close. Enter to win gift sets with purchase. 


Krazy Kiley’s

Save up to 70%. View their flyer on the University Heights Square Facebook page. Open 9am til 9pm. 


Clancy’s Meat Co.

Order your all natural, free-run, Canadian, fresh turkey. Quantities are limited, so book early. 


Point Optical

60% off select ophthalmic frames, and 30% off sunglasses (plus tax). Open 9am til 9pm. 


Olympian Sports

See in store for Black Friday promotions. Open 9am til 6pm. 


Sell Off Vacations

Check out the Deal Hunter promotion and save $300 on your next vacation. Ends November 30th. 


Jules & Lace

Buy two clothing items at 20% off and choose a free item from selected racks. 


You can expect to see Black Friday happenings at other University Heights faves Elemental Spa, Hi-Tech GameTraders, Blast Kids Klothing, The Giggle Factory, The Chopped Leaf, and Tryst Boutique. Connect with University Heights Square on Facebook to keep updated on the offerings of all those involved in the Black Friday event. 

Enjoy shopping local on Black Friday! 

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