Exquisite: the Naked Leaf

Walking on 10th street in Calgary the other day I was delighted to see the Naked Leaf Tea Shop. Jonathan Kane, the owner,  generously showed me around as I recorded this Flip video of the shop, something very special in Calgary’s Kensington area (on 10th St. NW). Naked Leaf also has a beautifully designed website…

Oolong Tea House in Calgary

Visiting my mum while she was in Calgary’s Foothills Hospital, I ventured down Memorial Drive to the great Kensington area. My destination #1 was the Oolong Tea House, which has free parking in the back, a little outdoor seating area and a wireless connection. On my first visit there, I recorded this little video: The…

Afternoon Tea in Calgary

Gracious living and women’s conversation, tea and sympathy. Fran’s beautiful blue and white pottery served a selection of three teas on Saturday afternoon in Calgary. Three! How delightful! I started with the refreshing Jasmine Green tea, just for the taste, and then couldn’t resist going directly to the Irish tea with milk. Surprisingly smooth, I…

Calgary Holy Cross Hospital Asbestos Nightmare

While I was in Calgary to wish my mother a happy 87th birthday, I read with shock and dismay an article in the Herald editorial pages (Feb. 20, 07) about asbestos in the old Holy Cross Hospital. An excerpt from the Alberta Liberal leader’s new book, the article enumerated the tale of corruption – Klein…