A Day at the Races: What to Wear to Century Downs

A Day at the Races: What to Wear to Century Downs

Editor's choice, Fashion, Featured, Shopping, Women's Products ūüĎ©
Century Downs Racetrack and Casino is practically in our backyard, bringing a whole new (old?) meaning to a day at the races. ¬†With exciting horse races on weekends, holidays, and Mondays, Century Downs has brought back horse racing in a big way. ¬†Standardbred Racing will continue throughout the summer, and Thoroughbred Racing comes on September 23rd. ¬†Of course, you can place a bet or two to make your stake in the race that much more exciting. ¬†Coming early or staying late? ¬†Century Downs is also a casino with slots, electronic table games, and a restaurant, so you can make a day of it! But what does one wear to a horse race, exactly? ¬†Well really anything you want, but why settle on average for such an extraordinary event? ¬†The races…
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Just Keep Swimming (in a Swimsuit from The Store Upstairs)

Just Keep Swimming (in a Swimsuit from The Store Upstairs)

Editor's choice, Fashion, Featured, Men's Products ūüĎĪ, Shopping, Women's Products ūüĎ©
We're smack dab in the middle of beach, pool, and splash park season, and you may have noticed your trusty swimsuit is not quite holding up anymore. ¬†Do you run to the mall to face the crowds and end up with a cheap suit that won't last the season? ¬†Do you fight Calgary traffic to get to one of those specialty swim stores? ¬†Of course not! ¬†The Store Upstairs has a fabulous selection of kid and adult swimsuits in all sorts of styles! ¬†Board shorts, bikinis, or one piece suits are all in stock and just waiting for their new home. ¬†And with sizes from extra small to plus size, we cater to every audience. ¬†Check out some examples below.   Board Shorts ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Flowers, plaid, or plain, we've got…
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Safer Sunscreens for Safer Sun

Safer Sunscreens for Safer Sun

Editor's choice, Featured, Health & Fitness ūüí™, Shopping, Uncategorized
Sunscreen has been getting a bit of bad press lately. ¬†And it's well-deserved press, considering some brands were causing painful blisters on skin‚ÄĒouch! ¬†You know that too much sun is not a good thing, and now conventional sunscreens may not be, either? ¬†What's a person to do? As usual, Pharmasave on Centre has got you covered (pun intended). ¬†We do carry all the big-name brands you're used to seeing, but we also have a healthy selection of natural and mineral-based sunscreens. ¬†Totally effective with way fewer synthetic chemicals, natural sunscreen is often viewed as the better choice. ¬†Check out some of what we carry below!   Badger ¬† ¬† ¬† Using zinc oxide instead of synthetic sunscreening agents, Badger sunscreens are water resistant for at least 40 minutes and have…
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Get Stampede Ready at The Store Upstairs

Get Stampede Ready at The Store Upstairs

Editor's choice, Fashion, Shopping, Street Style
Yahoo! The Airdrie Rodeo has wrapped up and the Calgary Stampede is just gettin' started. ¬†And with ten whole days of rootin' tootin' good times, you'll want to make sure you look the part. So come to The Store Upstairs before you head down for some Unicorn White Hot Chocolate or Cereal Monster Sandwiches. ¬†We've got quality clothes without the big city crowds!   Fringe Turn any outfit country with a bit of fringe! ¬†This pairing is perfect for a hot day and oh-so-adorable.   Cut-Off Shorts Cut-off shorts are another staple item of the Stampede. ¬†Pair them with a plaid shirt and a cute shoe with a low heel (you'll be doing lots of walking) and you've got a killer outfit for the midway.   The Classics When in…
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Celebrate Canada 150 in Style with The Store Upstairs

Celebrate Canada 150 in Style with The Store Upstairs

Featured, Shopping
July 1st is coming, and this year marks 150 years since Canada became a confederation. ¬†In fancy words, 2017 marks the sesquicentennial anniversary of Canadian Confederation (we really just wanted an excuse to say sesquicentennial). ¬†We're so honoured to live in the land of majestic scenery, Slurpees, maple syrup, and public health care and, while Canada's beginnings are complicated and conversations are happening around what work needs to be done to improve even more, we're excited to see what the next 50 years bring! ¬†To show off how much you love Canada, we have some great merchandise in stock at The Store Upstairs! ¬†Pop in this week for best selection and be ready on July 1st with your maple leaf pride.   Hats Protect your head from the sun while…
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Earth Friendly Candles at The Store Upstairs

Earth Friendly Candles at The Store Upstairs

Editor's choice, Featured, Gift Ideas ūüéĀ, Shopping
Warm nights may have you wishing for better ambience. ¬†Indoors or out, adding candles to your evening can really brighten up the room! ¬†But did you know that many candles contain ingredients that are harmful to our environment? ¬†Luckily, The Store Upstairs carries many earth-friendly options made from natural ingredients, like soy. ¬†They smell delicious, last for a while, and give an instant boost to your space. ¬†Here are some of our favourite brands. Earth Luxe Made from soy and boasting delicious scents like Glacier, Sea Breeze, and Mimosa & Cardamom, Earth Luxe candles will cloak your senses in pure, heavenly delight.   WoodWick WoodWick candles are made of a high-quality soy wax blend to produce a slow and clean burn. ¬†The medium jar candles will last for 60-100 hours!…
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Father’s Day Gift Ideas at The Store Upstairs

Father’s Day Gift Ideas at The Store Upstairs

Featured, Gift Ideas ūüéĀ, Men's Products ūüĎĪ, Shopping, The Modern Man
As we mentioned in our last post, Father's Day is coming up quickly! ¬† At the Store Upstairs, we stock great gifts year round, so we're always a good bet for anything you're celebrating! ¬†From clothing to accessories, barware to seasonings, toys to colouring books‚ÄĒwe've got the diverse and unique selection to make us a truly one-stop shop. ¬†If you're still pondering your choices for Father's Day, we've got some suggestions to make it easier!   Canada 150 Hats Show your Canadian pride, help celebrate Canada 150, and get Dad a memorable gift in one go! ¬†These Canada-inspired hats are great quality and very fashionable. ¬†Pick your favourite for an instant hit.   Barware Beer growlers, rum rollers, and other barware of all kinds! ¬†Perfect for the Dad who enjoys…
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Great Gifts for Dad: Our Shave Selection

Great Gifts for Dad: Our Shave Selection

Featured, Gift Ideas ūüéĀ, Men's Products ūüĎĪ, Shopping, The Modern Man
Father's Day is coming up on June 18th, 2017 and it's time to start thinking about that perfect gift. ¬†And, just like always, The Store Upstairs is your go-to for all things Dad. ¬†We carry all the things that dads love‚ÄĒties, socks, sportswear, underwear, dress shirts, activewear, pajamas, colognes, skin care, and more! ¬†You won't be hurting for inspiration with a visit to us, making this Father's Day and easy, effortless experience. ¬†We've highlighted¬†beard care before, and today we're going to focus on our top-quality shave selection to get those idea wheels turning.   Beard ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† For an ultra-soft and perfectly manicured beard, try Urban Beard's shampoo bar, cleansing conditioner, and beard oil. ¬†Or try out Bluebeards Original wash, conditioner, or intensive repair lotion. ¬†Beards do so…
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Head Outside!  Outdoor Toys & Games at The Store Upstairs

Head Outside! Outdoor Toys & Games at The Store Upstairs

Editor's choice, Featured, Gift Ideas ūüéĀ, Health & Fitness ūüí™, Shopping
Let's face it. ¬†This is Canada, and summer in the prairies just won't last very long. ¬†It is, therefore, our humble opinion that you should take advantage of the warm days while they are here. ¬†Need inspiration? ¬†We've got you covered! ¬†The Store Upstairs has a bunch of outdoor toys & games to keep you busy. ¬†Whether you're out camping, at the lake, or just hanging out in the yard, come find the perfect activity to keep you occupied.   Bubbles and Balloons Let's start with the classics. ¬†Big bubble wands, rapid fill water balloons, water guns, and frisbees will make for perfect afternoons in the sun. ¬†Don't forget to stock up on refills!   Throw and Catch Toss a ball back and forth, take a swing with a bat,…
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Fairy Gardens‚ÄĒCreate Magic with Pharmasave On Centre

Fairy Gardens‚ÄĒCreate Magic with Pharmasave On Centre

Editor's choice, Featured, Gift Ideas ūüéĀ, Shopping
You're probably well on your way to having your vegetable and flower gardens sorted out by now (if not, check out our garden post for some awesome ideas on how to take your garden to the next level). ¬†And while that's absolutely fabulous, you might be feeling like you're missing something a bit more whimsical from your outdoor entourage. Enter the fairy garden. ¬†Perfect for kids and still totally acceptable for kids-at-heart, fairy gardens are miniature villages of magic. ¬†According to fairygardening.com, a fairy garden is "..a miniature garden complete with structures and actual living plants.¬† It is designed to give your green thumb a place to tend year-round and to lure fairies and, with them, good luck to your home.¬† It‚Äôs a tiny space created and tended with love.¬†…
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