Irene Seto

Irene Seto

They say that good things come in small packages and Irene is no exception. What she lacks in stature, she more than makes up for in personality and laughter. A born-and-bred Calgarian, this Western girl takes the adage of “work hard, play hard” to heart, always on-the-go and finding the most awesome stories to share with C.I.A. readers. As Managing Editor, she acts as a jill-of-all-trades juggling a variety of responsibilities including writing, editing, social media and more. In her (little) spare time, you can find Irene stocking up on more shoes for her closet, enjoying a pint (or two) with friends and cycling around on her love, Minty the bicycle. If you give her mini donuts or kettle corn, she will be your friend for life.

Recent Posts by Irene Seto

Pucker: a Cookbook for Citrus Lovers

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, lemon loaf cake, lemon buttercream, lemon-lavender shortbread, and lemon-rosemary lamb chops, just to name a few. That’s what local writer Gwendolyn Richards did with her new cookbook Pucker. This delicious and juicy cookbook is an ode to the citrus fruits that give us that tang and make our Continue Reading »

Written on December 15, 2014



Holiday Gift Guide 2014: Awesome gifts for all

It’s time to make your list, check it twice and pick up awesome gifts for all the amazing people in your life. We’ve curated a list of fun and unique items that will be sure to be a hit under this year’s Christmas tree. Check it out: Travel French Press The Coffee Market has just Continue Reading »

Written on December 3, 2014



Make your own sweet treats with the Duchess Bakeshop cookbook

I’ve always been more of a savoury person but heading into the holiday season I’m all about the sweets. A number of new cookbooks let you play in the kitchen including Calgary Cooks, a collection of recipes from popular chefs and restaurants and Pucker, a look at citrus ideas from local writer Gwendolyn Richards. But Continue Reading »

Written on November 29, 2014



Give a wave Calgary!

Calgary is a city that is growing by leaps and bounds. With this growth comes a lot of growing pains – one of the most common issues being traffic. This is a city where driving is very commonplace to get from the suburbs to the Beltline, from McKenzie Town to Falconridge and so on. With Continue Reading »

Written on November 25, 2014



Transit and Kirstyn Johnson remix Taylor Swift

I have a love-hate relationship with Taylor Swift. I was a big fan in her early days when she was still singing about “Tim McGraw”, but quickly fell out of love when her pompous air seemed to take over post-VMAs. I blamed Kanye West for boosting her undeserved fame (honestly, who would have remembered her Continue Reading »

Written on November 18, 2014



Six companies that you didn’t know are from Calgary

Calgary is known for its entrepreneurial spirit and with that comes plenty of homegrown businesses started right here in Cowtown. While there are very well-known local examples ranging from the classic Peters’ Drive In to the hugely popular Westjet, there are still some companies that locals may not know are from right here in our Continue Reading »

Written on November 13, 2014



The 4th annual CORE event kicks off the holiday season on Nov 27">What to look forward to at ‘Twas the Night 2014 The 4th annual CORE event kicks off the holiday season on Nov 27

It may seem early to already talk about Christmas but the holiday season will be upon us before we know it! I have friends that have already finished all their holiday shopping. I, however, am not that organized so am more than happy to rely on the 4th annual ‘Twas the Night holiday event. Taking Continue Reading »

Written on October 25, 2014



Happy Birthday to us!">6 stories, 6 years of awesome! Happy Birthday to us!

Calgary is Awesome turned 6 years old this month! It’s been an amazing ride as we have grown in leaps and bounds along with our awesome city. The funny thing when we started this blog is that people didn’t really understand the concept. I would get strange looks and questions like “What do you mean Continue Reading »

Written on October 22, 2014



Discovering the Humans of Calgary

If you’re a fan of people-watching, you’re probably in love with the “Humans of…” pages that have sprung up all over Facebook. The concept is simple – taking a photo of a person and sharing their quotes and stories. It may be the person busking down the street, the cyclist biking down the pathway or Continue Reading »

Written on October 15, 2014



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