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

Talking Cuban rum with Candela Lounge’s Darren Fabian

Darren Fabian has been in the spirits game for a long time. A bartender by trade with over twenty years in the industry, he’s seen and made many a drink. Now the general manager for both Alloy and Candela Lounge, he spends less time behind the bar but still appreciates a quality drink. We chat Continue Reading »

Written on October 10, 2014



Exclusive discount for Calgary is Awesome readers!">A Grand New Season with Theatre Junction’s 2014/15 shows Exclusive discount for Calgary is Awesome readers!

It’s a brand new theatre season, haven’t you heard? We are so excited to partner with Theatre Junction again to help support our lively and wonderful Calgary arts scene. This upcoming TJ season will be full of hypnotic stories and mesmerizing storytelling like no other. Also new this year is Workshop Kitchen + Culture located Continue Reading »

Written on October 9, 2014



3 delicious salads in Calgary

Salads are typically seen as summer fare or as a traditional side dish. But you haven’t truly experienced a salad until you’ve tried one of these delicious green plates. More than just lettuce, these salads are crafted from quality vegetables, tasty seasoning and drizzled with sumptuous dressing.  It’s time to make salads the main affair! Continue Reading »

Written on September 26, 2014



Alberta Bound: Local Themed Arts & Crafts

I was at a Market Collective event this past summer and loved all the amazing homemade and handcrafted items on display. What I especially enjoyed were all the Calgary and Alberta-oriented items on hand – which gave me some amazing decorating ideas to add to the awesomeness of my house and home. I did some Continue Reading »

Written on September 21, 2014



Postcards from the Past at the Calgary Public Library

A library is so much more than books! I recently stumbled upon the Calgary Public Library’s digital collections that houses thousands upon thousands of historical images of Calgary. It’s all quite fascinating to see how our lovely city has grown and changed in the last 100 years. Below is a Google map to one of the Continue Reading »

Written on September 20, 2014



Supporting mental health for Calgary’s youth

Whenever a new retailer comes to town, there is a wave of excitement as Calgarians clamor to see the new ins and outs of the store.  This is the case with Nordstrom, the newest addition to Chinook Centre as it opens this week to the delight of Calgary shoppers. But while I’m excited to check Continue Reading »

Written on September 18, 2014



Beakerhead 2014 in Photos

We came, we saw, we laughed, we danced in the streets and watched a giant octopus breathe fire! All in all, Beakerhead 2014 was a wonderful experience and we can’t wait to do it again September 16-20, 2015! See you there next year. All photos by C.I.A.’s Amy Jo Espetveidt unless otherwise credited. Check out Continue Reading »

Written on September 17, 2014



Join the arts & engineering fun with one of these free workshops">8 Amazing (and FREE!) Beakerhead workshops Join the arts & engineering fun with one of these free workshops

The Beakerhead festival officially launches on September 10 but there’s so much to do before and after! Calgary is Awesome is so stoked to be partnering with Beakerhead to bring you all the awesome. If you missed out last year, you will want make sure to get in on something for Beakerhead 2014. With so Continue Reading »

Written on September 1, 2014



#IceBucketChallenge: Calgary Edition

It’s all the rage on social media these days – and for a good cause too! The Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS has provided us with tons of hilarious videos to watch and plenty of Calgarians are jumping on the bandwagon too. What I love about the campaign is that is bringing a lot of Continue Reading »

Written on August 19, 2014



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