Stepping Out Into the Light of Day to Enjoy the Picturesque Landscape of Canada

Share what you grow night is coming up in Edmonton this month, and though probably not your ideal way to spend a Friday night out, it does afford you the chance to see a different side of Canada. Horticultural and the preservation of the planet are hot topics in Canada right now, and being a part of that momentum only solidifies your future.

Activities Planned for What We Grow

Participants to the what we grow night are invited to bring with them samples of their homegrown flowers and produce to share with others. Photos are also accepted in order to make it easier to share information with your fellow gardeners about how you are taking care of your crops.

We’re even going to bring some practical skill and sport to the event by getting the guys from Fast Flight Archery to bring their best bows and arrow set ups plus some targets, which should be pretty smashing.

This year’s event on August 31st will be extra special as the famed gardener and author Kevin Napora will be making a special appearance to endorse his new book “The Perfect Time to Garden (is not necessarily right now)”. You can purchase a copy of the book from Amazon in order to have it signed by Napora during his time in Edmonton.

For some, gardening is not much more than a hobby, but for others it is our passion. Real gardeners devour everything morsel they can about their passion, whether it be the tools they use or the seeds they plant. It may not seem as exciting as a night club full of booze and babes, but for those who take dirt and horticulture seriously, it is.

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Take a look around your world to get a better look at how horticultural is improving on it. Canada is full of natural gardens outside and in, that beautify our world in rich, bold colors. These are valuable tools to use not only to excite our senses, but to help protect our delicate environment. Plants, trees and shrubs all help to clean our breathing air and offer us protection from the sun and contaminants. Supporting those who are passionate about horticulture is a step towards ensuring our future on the planet.

Chances are you are not going to make it to the share what you grow event, but you can still support the effort by sharing the details with others who may be interested. Our planet thrives in a very delicate balance, and we should do what is possible to help maintain that.

MansionClubMansion / August 21, 2015 / Club Life / 0 Comments

A Sneak Peek at Le Beach Club Montreal – One of Canada’s Premiere Party Zones

Those who live in Montreal will tell you that it’s pretty much a good time all the time. Yet, roll out the sun and melt that snow, and things in the city heat up pretty quick. Once summer hits, Canadians want to make the most out of the few warm months we get, and what better way to do it than by hitting the beach. Especially when you get great live music, cocktails to sip on, and a bevy of beauties traipsing about the sand.

But wait, Montreal isn’t on the ocean.

No, it isn’t, but the Beachclub has gotten a total renovation, and makes you feel like you are on the shore of a Bahaman Island – complete with the palm trees. This summer was the debut of the bigger and better Beachclub, complete with a larger than life Y shaped pool, beach beds galore and loungers to take a load off in. The DJ lineup isn’t slacking either, with big names in EDM like Tiesto and Dada Life spinning their stuff to the bikini clad masses.

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Of course if you’re going to take the time to time out at the Beachclub, better to do it in a private cabana with bottle service. Imagine, you and 5 of your best buddies having the hottest seats in the club, and bottles of booze to go with it. Two words.. Chick Magnet. Because that’s what we’re there for right?

Tips for Out of Towners

With the number of high profile DJs making their way to the Beachclub comes a high number of groupies and fans who follow them. If you can’t miss a Deep Dish event, and love the idea of a private cabana right next to the dance floor, than we expect to see you in Montreal soon. This is a fantastic city to visit for hundreds of reasons, not just for the landlocked beach club.

You’ll find no shortage of cheap hotels and motels to put you up for the weekend, or go really cheap and stay out at the KOA campground. Just 15 miles out from the center of the city, the KOA campground provides the perfect balance of a summer weekend getaway. The serenity of a beautiful campground by day, and a close proximity to the beachclub and the rest of the nightlife that takes Montreal by storm each weekend. Bring your compass to help find your way back to the family tent, and sleep the hangover away to the sound of birds chirping in the bushes.

Montreal has turned into quite the cosmopolitan city, with a rich daytime party scene in the summer, and cozy camping accommodations right next door. Make the Beachclub one of your club spots to hit this summer, and bring along a sleeping bag for some added excitement.

 

MansionClubMansion / August 14, 2015 / Club Life / 0 Comments

How Ladies Should Dress for the Nightclub

Planning a night out at the club is no last minute decision for the ladies. They are thinking about for days beforehand, texting friends about where to meet, figuring out how to let the guys know where they’ll be, and choosing the perfect outfit.

When a girl goes to the club, it’s all about appearances, and looking your very best. You want to look hot, yet not like a hot mess. It’s not as impossible as you may think to snare a sexy look without looking like a tramp.

What’s the Mission?

When getting ready for a night out, your main mission is to catch the eye of a hot guy. You’re not going to the White House for dinner, so no need for elegance, just a sizzling sexy look that still leaves something for the imagination. The mission is glitzy and sexy, without the tawdry.

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Sexy is not Synonymous with Slutty

So there it is, you don’t want to show up at the club looking as if you are ripe to turn right back around and go back to some guys couch. You want to be flirtatious yes, but not the panty baring Lindsay Lohan type. This is a balancing act, yet it can be pulled off it you know what you are doing.

First off, you are going to a club, where dancing is expected. A short skirt or dress is fine, but not one that is shorter than a bikini line. To check the length check your mirror. If you can bend over and touch the floor without anything popping out, then your skirt length is good to go.

The top can be a bit cleavage revealing, but make sure that the same bend over rule applies. You don’t want to have something popping out of your shirt the first time you start shaking your booty on the dance floor.

Accessorize

The key to looking sexy is in the accessories you choose. While your clothes are covering you up, the necklace is drawing the eyes to your bust. Dangling earrings add a sense of flirty fun, and the right scent has men thinking about how you look in the shower. Instead of using a ton of perfume, buy a flashy diffuser necklace. With the sweet smell of lavender inside, you can dance for hours and still smell fresh for the boys. Essential oils are a more natural way to top off your club look, with a clean crisp scent that a guy is not likely to forget.

If you dress and act the right way when you enter the club, you will only attract the right type of guys. You don’t want to be known as the easy catch, but rather as the girl who manages to always catch the eye of the best looking guy.

MansionClubMansion / June 13, 2015 / Club Life / 0 Comments

For Men Only – How Honed are Your Nightclub Skills?

Guys look forward to the weekends, especially when plans are in play for some serious clubbing. As men of the night, there is a lot of things we can do beforehand to make sure that the night goes off precisely as we predicted. From the pre-planning, to dressing and how to dance, converse and order a drink, this is the ultimate club guide for the club guy.

Plan Ahead

By Monday morning you should be thinking about Friday night. Start checking in with the crew to find out what’s happening at your favorite haunts. By Wednesday, you should have the clan all hyped to go, and a VIP table reserved to chill at.

Dress for Dame Success

We like to pretend that our club mission is all about how many shots we can down, but let’s be real here, it’s more about how many numbers you can grab. In order to attract the attention of the ladies, you need to look like someone worth catching. Wear nice slacks, polo shirt, dress shoes and absolutely NO HAT – Unless you are looking for a ratchet. If you have facial hair make sure that your mustache and beard are trimmed to perfection. Give your beard a little extra shine and nice smell with a healthy lather of beard balm. Beard balm makes sure your cool look lasts all night, just in case a hottie feels like snuzzling into it. Make sure you trim that bad boy up with a good set of clippers like the best Wahl or Philips models.

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Ordering Drinks

If you are not getting a VIP table, you are clubbing wrong. VIP tables get you in with no wait, personalized service and a guaranteed spot to bring that beard snuzzling hottie back to. There will be a bottle minimum though, so choose your poisons wisely. Vodka is good because it mixes well with just about anything. Rum is kind of girly though and tequila should only ever be ordered in Mexico, where they know how to handle this liquor. If you want a more sophisticated look though, order some scotch or whiskey, and then drink it straight like a man.

Dancing

Once you have a few drinks in you there’s a good chance you’ll want to dance. That’s cool, and a good way to meet girls, but only if you know how. Unless you have some Usher skills, keep your dancing simple. If you have John Travolta skills, leave those at home.

Conversing

It’s not easy to chat up chicks in a loud crowded nightclub. That’s what the VIP table is for. If someone has grabbed your eye, shake hands, lean in and introduce yourself in her ear. Make sure that you have a hard time hearing her (even if you don’t) so that you can lean back in and invite her back to your VIP table for a drink.

If all goes well, you’ll meet someone who you can at least spend the rest of the weekend with, if not longer. So long as you make the right plans and dress and act the part, every night at the club will be a successful one.

MansionClubMansion / June 11, 2015 / Club Life / 0 Comments

What to Know After Going To A Club

There comes a point in the night when the music starts to seem to loud, the drinks watered down, and the crowd a bit too wild. That’s when you know it’s time to find the exit door and make your way to the next stop.

The party doesn’t have to stop just because the music did. In fact, it’s better on your hangover if you first find a spot where you can grab a few glasses of water and some good greasy grub. This will help curb the hangover and help you sleep better once you do finally make it to your thousand thread count sheets.

Why Water?

Here’s a bit of drinking science that you may not know. Booze, whether it be hard core liquor, beer or wine, causes your body to dehydrate. Just think about the number of bathroom trips you make in the course of a six pack of Heinekein. It is that dehydration that gives you cotton mouth and makes your head feel like a ton of bricks is sitting on it when you wake up the morning (or afternoon) after.

Knowing this now, you should be alternating your drinks between glasses of water. But if that’s not possible, try and down a gallon before you go to bed. That’s one of the main reasons behind the diner pit stop after the club, not to drink more alcohol, but to get a jump start on rehydrating your body.

What Should You Eat?

So this is where you really don’t want to care about fat and calories, you just want to refuel your body and the greasier the better. This is different for everyone, but the one element that is always the same is you reach for comfort food. You know, the plate mom makes for you when your girlfriend dumps you on Valentine’s day.

dinerThink cheeseburger, or bacon, eggs and home fries. One favorite is fried chicken and fries. If you know the diner chef has a good hand at his deep fryer, than nothing will cure a hangover quicker than crispy drumsticks and a plate of ketchup slathered fries. If you can’t find this on the diner menu, give mom a call ahead of time and tell her to start heating up the frying oil in the deep fryer at home. If you don’t have one, shame on you and make that your next kitchen gadget purchase.

The bottom line is, you need to give your body time to wind down after the club and re-energize before heading to sleep. It may sound counter productive at first, but you are actually preparing your body to enjoy its 90 winks without waking up with a blinding headache and rumbling stomach.

MansionClubMansion / June 5, 2015 / Club Life / 0 Comments

Fun Things To Do At Night

"08 ZON-Tocht" by Hans Derikx - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

08 ZON-Tocht” by Hans DerikxOwn work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Do you find yourself sitting around at night, looking for something to do? Do you feel like you have done everything there is to do in your home, and you want to go out and do something different? If so, you are not alone. Plenty of people get bored at night and look for different activities to do. To try and help those of you with this problem out, below are some quick suggestions for fun things you can do at night.

1. Go To A Party – Parties are great because they usually have a good group of people, fun music, some snacks, and maybe even some games. Talk to your friends and see if there is anything like this going on tonight. And if not, maybe you can host it yourself! Send out some invites, pick up some food and drinks (or ask the guests to bring something) and clean up your place. You don’t have to do a lot to ensure that people have a good time. Just remember that as host, you don’t get to leave the party, so be sure you are up for it.

2. Go To A Nightclub – If you want the party atmosphere without having to go to someone’s home, consider a nightclub. Nightclubs are a great place to go for a drink, do some dancing, and meet new people. Before you go to a nightclub, be sure you know a little bit about it so that you can dress properly and fit in. You can also make sure that it is the kind of place that you enjoy, and it has people that you are likely to get along with.

3. See A Movie – For those of you looking to do something a little bit more low-key, you can go see a movie. There are always new movies being released, so check out your local theater and see what’s playing. If you are going on a weeknight, you can sometimes get discounted tickets and save yourself some money. A movie is a great way to pass a couple of hours, and it doesn’t require a lot of effort from you. All you need to do is get dressed, get the tickets, and sit back and enjoy the movie.

4. Other Activities – Lastly, if you want something more engaging, there are plenty of other activities you can partake in. For example, you and a group of friends can go bowling one night. Bowling is relatively inexpensive, and it is something different to try. Or you can go mini-golfing if there is a course near you and the weather is permitting. Lastly, if it is a nice night, you can try and go swimming. See if someone you know has a pool, or go jump in a local lake. Night swimming can be a lot of fun, and you will most likely have the place to yourself.

We hope this short list was able to spark your imagination with some fun things to do at night. Just remember to be open minded and to try new things. If you can do this, you should have no trouble finding something fun to do. Enjoy!

MansionClubMansion / June 2, 2015 / Uncategorized / 0 Comments

What To Know Before Going To A Club

"Karma Nightclub (5581923849)" by Tony Webster from Portland, Oregon, United States - Karma Nightclub. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Karma Nightclub (5581923849)” by Tony Webster from Portland, Oregon, United States – Karma Nightclub. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

If you are going to a new club, or if you are going to any club for your first time, it can be a little bit daunting. You are going into a new place and you are going to be surrounded by people who have been there before. To try and make yourself a little bit more comfortable before you go, it is a good idea to do some research about the location. Below are some things that you should try and figure out before you head to the club in order to make your experience the best it can be.

1. Dress Code – This is a big one. Many clubs have a certain dress code that if you don’t meet it, you’ll find yourself on the outside looking in. Even if they do let you in, you will feel out of place if everyone is dressed one way and you are dressed another. While this may appeal to some people, most of us would like to reasonably blend in. If there is any sort of strict dress code, the club will normally post the rules on their website so you can check them out before you go. If that doesn’t work, try talking to someone who has been there and ask what to wear. Lastly, if all else fails, simply call the location and talk to them about it. It is better to be safe than sorry.

2. Costs – Nothing is worse than blowing your savings on a night of drinking. While it may be fun at the time, when you wake up in the morning you will regret it. The easiest way to go through all of your money is to have no idea of the costs before you go. A good idea is to find out the price ranges for drinks at this bar, then set yourself an internal budget. Know roughly how many drinks you can afford to buy that night, so that you can keep a mental note when you are adding them to your tab.

3. Closing Time – Knowing what time the club closes is a good idea. If you’ve arranged for a ride at a certain time, you don’t want to find out that the club closes an hour before that. If you need to drive, you can also plan on what time you need to stop drinking in order to ensure that you are completely sober to go home. Again, the closing time is something that will usually be posted on the club’s website.

4. Music Style – Lastly, see what kind of music they are going to be playing there. Not only will this help with your clothes for the night, but it can give you an idea as to what kind of people will be there, and if you are going to enjoy the music. There is no point in going to a club if you are not going to have a good time, and the music selection is essential to this. You can usually find out what kind of music  they play simply by asking around.

MansionClubMansion / June 2, 2015 / Uncategorized / 0 Comments