Make yourself over

This is just a friendly reminder that if you haven’t entered the Downtown Makeover contest, you’ve got just a few more days to do so! Contest closes February 28!

Details are below:

This is your chance to win a complete downtown makeover!

Enter the Downtown Makeover Contest and you could win a new outfit, shoes, accessories, makeup and hairstyle all provided by great downtown merchants.

We’re giving away four makeovers in four age categories: 20s, 30s, 40s and 50+.

You’ll then get to show off your new look in the Spring 2011 issue of Downtown Winnipeg magazine!

Tell us why you need a makeover!

Starting a new job? Just got married? Need a style update? Or just feeling lost in a sea of choices? Then enter here for your chance to win.

You’ll need to include a snapshot of yourself as well.

Questions? Email me at Good luck!

Mag Time

I’m excited to announce that the winter 2010/2011 issue of Downtown Winnipeg Magazine is now out!

Inside, you’ll find tons and tons of great gift ideas; fantastic comfort food recipes from some of your favourite restaurants; festive drink ideas; and of course, my favourite part, a guide to shopping for everyone on your list this holiday season courtesy of yours truly. (Check out page 32!)

The magazine hits Winnipeg Liquor Marts across the city today and is now available in the downtown walkway system holders. Also look for them in many of your favourite downtown businesses next week. And you can always get a copy by stopping by the Downtown BIZ office at 426 Portage Avenue.

You can check out a PDF version by clicking on the cover shot below. (That delicious looking hot chocolate and cake are from Dessert Sinsations on St. Mary Avenue. So divine!)

And there are a couple of things happening this weekend, I wanted to bring to your attention.

If you’re in the market for a new apartment, check out the following open houses that are coming up. (Take note of the awesome prizes up for grabs!)

Hargrave Place
33 Hargrave Street
Sunday, November 7, 1pm-4pm
All approved applicants that apply through the open house will have their names entered to win 1 of 3 $500 Best Buy gift cards.

Residence on York
160 Smith Street
Sunday, November 21, 1pm-4pm
All approved applicants that apply through the open house will have their names entered to win 1 of 3 Apple iPads.

And, here are some details on the United Way garage sale happening this weekend. Cool stuff, a good cause–you can’t go wrong!

Winnipeg’s (possibly Canada’s, maybe even the world’s) BIGGEST Garage Sale
Saturday, Nov 6, 8am–4pm, Winnipeg Convention Centre

Includes 50,000 sq feet of donated goods (including merchandise from Rona, Canadian Tire, etc.) for sale with proceeds going to the United Way of Winnipeg. Admission is $2, with kids 6 and under free.