Five Summer Essentials

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Keep cool at the pool this season

Here is a little taste of some must-have Summer items that I will be serving up alongside the chefs at Sunterra Market for our Pool Days (and Graze!) segment on July 7. Tune in to see the full selection of warm weather wants and delicious refreshing Summer snacks.

Bikini Village
Vitamin A
Black Ecorib Bedette One-Piece Swimsuit

A flirty onepiece – you just can’t go wrong with this Black Ecorib Bedette One-Piece Swimsuit from the new Bikini Village store in Bower Place. It’s the perfect balance of sexy and comfortable. The cut-out design adds a little flirtiness to this classic style, which looks good on multiple body types and sizes. I love that in addition to being a bathing suit, this can be worn as a bodysuit also and would look really cute when paired with denim shorts.

Edge Clothing
Womens 501 Short

Denim shorts — most people know how important it is to have a pair of denim shorts for the summer — they’re on every summer essentials list for a reason. These Levi’s 501 shorts are an iconic style that defines your waist and hugs you in all the right places. The vintage-inspired fit and distressed hem give them a lived-in look.

la Vie en Rose
Jungle Rave Kimono

Kimono cover-up – the perfect layering piece for over your swimsuit to go to and from the pool or beach. Lightweight and breezy for breathability on hot Summer days. I love the fun print, tie-up waist and that it has pockets! It’s a great vacation must-have and is easy to pack.

Hudson’s Bay
Farley Woven-Strap Slides

Summer slides – the sandals of the season! This Raid style from Hudson’s Bay is super trendy with the woven strap and perfect mix of comfortable and trendy.

Bikini Village
Men’s Volley Short

Throw it back to the ‘80s with the Hurley Morrow short. This is a great mid-length short, and I love the fun solo cup print. A mechanical stretch and 17” outseam make these both functional and stylish.

Pool Days (and Graze!)

Pool Days (and Graze!) Meal Kit

With Brenna Hardy, @styleista_ca

Wednesday, July 7 from 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Meet poolside with Chef Raj as he shows you how to create a super Summer meal everyone will want to dive into; prepared from delicious organic salmon fillets from B.C., accompanied by turmeric cauliflower rice . . . and more fresh delights. And we’re keeping it cool with influencer and style expert Brenna Hardy to help you make a splash in this season’s hottest swimwear trends and flattering fits to catch a wave.

Sign up and purchase your event kit HERE.

Event experience kits are available to purchase via Eventbrite for $50, included is a $10 donation to the Outreach Centre. The Sunterra Market-curated ingredients are equivalent to a three-course meal for two people and include a special Bower Place offer.


Brenna has over 20 years of experience in personal styling, fashion retail, and wardrobe styling. Fun fact: she is a Red Deer native and started her retail career working at Bootlegger in Bower Place in 1996. She founded her company, Styleista, in Calgary 10+ years ago and has grown it into the flourishing personal shopping and commercial fashion styling business that it is today. Brenna believes that building authentic relationships with clients, brands, and the community is the key to Styleista’s success.

Brenna regularly appears on television and in print as a fashion and lifestyle expert. She enjoys creating authentic partnerships, brands, and businesses, and has worked with Holt Renfrew, Saks Fifth Avenue, The Bachelor Canada, Judith & Charles, Greta Constantine, Expedia, Shaw Communications, Telus, Hockey Canada, and media outlets such as ET Canada, ELLE Magazine, Maclean’s Magazine, Avenue Magazine, Global TV, and CTV.

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