Edmonton blog roundup: Oct. 26, 2015

Karen Unland, by FO Photography
The author at work, sort of. Captured and shared by FO Photography (fophotography.com)

This week, I’m not just reading your blogs, I’m the subject of one. Aaah! Funmi Omotade-Tan of FO Photography writes about the portrait session she did with me as part of a criss-cross with the Seen and Heard in Edmonton podcast. We had a lot of fun, and I’m very pleased with the results.

OK, that’s enough of me. What about you?

Going deep
  • Bree Emmerson dives way back into her role-playing game history to renew her love affair with Ancient Anguish.
  • Jessica Culling’s husband goes to great lengths to make a perfect cup of coffee.
  • I now know more about Vin Diesel’s hobbies than I ever knew I wanted to, and I feel better for it. Thanks, Jay Runham.
  • Mike Ross looks at how CanCon superstars’ career found new life in casinos.
  • Vickie Laliotis reveals how she beats blogger burnout as she continues to make Adventures in Fashion a must-read.
  • Beverley Jackman finds herself way under downtown.
Feasts for the senses
  • Stacey K features a gorgeous shoot in Griesbach to inspire couples to consider a fall wedding. She’s also got a guest post from Amy Sanderson on bulbs to plant now for spring wedding flowers.
  • Sandy Joe Karpetz makes a scrapbook love letter to the city.
  • Ana Pejkanovic takes a beautiful walk in the park in the perfect poncho.
  • Glenn Kubish derives great joy from a jazz performance’s intersection with Ukrainian cooking and other Edmontonosity.
  • Margaret Bose-Johnson creates a good-looking green eggs and ham lasagne (gluten-free for my celiac readers).
  • Maegan Lukian makes her own bubble tea.
  • Love looks awfully good on Holly and Sean as they celebrate eight years together in the fun lane.
  • Northern Sessions does it again with a beautifully shot and recorded set by Our Good Wolf.
Homegrown designs
  • Alyssa Lau reflects on a year at the helm of New Classics Studios, including its striking debut at Western Canada Fashion Week.
  • Megan McKenn falls in love with the leggings from Hot Dame Clothing, based in Morinville.
  • Nicole Winski shows off Fangirl Gang, a fashion collaboration born at MacEwan.
  • Make Something Edmonton profiles Kristine MacDonald, the coppersmith who creates jewelry out of Edmonton icons at Smithstine.
High drama
  • If you have a need for speed, check out the 10 best plays from this year’s Edmonton Open on the Edmonton Table Tennis Club’s blog.
  • Kristina Lynne’s house flip was interrupted by a torpedo and a stolen truck caper, so, eventful much?
  • David Climenhaga has the Wildrose’s Derek Fildebrandt mad at him, so he asks you: Was he fair?
So political
Helping out

That’s a lot, but there’s even more at ShareEdmonton. I collect my picks in a Flipboard magazine, and I share stuff on Twitter: @seenandheardyeg and @karenunland.

Check out my podcast roundup on Fridays. If you sign up for the Seen and Heard in Edmontonnewsletter, you’ll get this and that and much more delivered straight to you.


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