Urban Explorer x YYC: 5 Best Places to Visit in Inglewood

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We often venture out to other cities and countries, but forget some of the most beautiful places are just around the corner in the city we live in. This summer, I said to myself that I’d like to get to know more about Calgary. And I’m so glad I finally made it happen with Stephy Keung, my dearest friend who is a minimal enthusiast and lifestyle blogger. 

We’re starting the Urban Explorer x YYC series to showcase unique places in various Calgary communities. These places, each possessing its own unique character, are hand picked by us and have attracted a young, urban crowd with their laid-back, inviting atmosphere. Our first episode is on Inglewood, a community with a rich culture and history. Dubbed as Calgary’s oldest community, this inner-city neighborhood is home to many arts and culture venues, unique shops and eateries.

Rosso in Inglewood, Calgary

  • Rosso
    When it comes to coffee, Rosso is our top go-to spot to fuel our day. Needless to say, their coffee is of exceptional quality. What is equally impressive is the aesthetically pleasing decor. The semi-circular couch at the front is our favourite corner to soak up the sunshine and enjoy a drink or meal with friends. Rosso in Inglewood, Calgary
    Rosso in Inglewood, Calgary
  • Adorn Boutique
    Ladies, if you’re looking for something trendy and exclusive – Adorn is the place to be. Located in the heart of Inglewood, this fashion forward boutique is always striving to add the extra touch of statement. From beautiful tops, dresses and rompers to wedding essentials – Adorn will always have something pretty for you.Adorn Boutique in Inglewood, Calgary
    Adorn Boutique in Inglewood, Calgary
  • Silk Road Spice Merchant
    The rustic wooden shelves, vintage spice tins, scratches on the hardwood floors… nothing captures the history as well as Silk Road Spice Merchant does. Housed in the historic Gresham Block, the Silk Road preserves past memories of the 1900s while presenting extensive selection of spices, herbs and chilies from around the world. You can find almost every kind of spice and herb imaginable – a true paradise for food lovers!
    Silk Road Spice Merchant in Inglewood, Calgary
    Silk Road Spice Merchant in Inglewood, Calgary
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  • Fresh Laundry
    This shop really has the perfect simple vibes for minimal enthusiasts. Fresh Laundry focuses on curating products that not only are aesthetically pleasing but also have elements with organic compounds. They range from bath and body products to beautiful modern day decor. This will definitely be our first stop when it’s time to design our first home.
    Fresh Laundry in Inglewood, Calgary
    Fresh Laundry in Inglewood, Calgary
    Fresh Laundry in Inglewood, Calgary

  • Plant
    Walking into Plant is like stepping into a magical fairyland. Being surrounded by beautifully designed glass terrariums, cute little succulents and cacti, and exotic tropical plants will instantly put you in a calm, meditative state of mind. It is easy to get lost once you set foot in there, and forget time altogether!
    Plant in Inglewood, Calgary
    Plant in Inglewood, Calgary
    Plant in Inglewood, Calgary

These cute stores sum up the 5 best places every Calgarian need to visit in Inglewood! We hope you enjoy and have a chance to check them up whenever you’re in the neighborhood! Next up: East Village. Stay tuned 🙂

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Be a urban explorer! Inglewood, Calgary’s oldest community with a rich culture & history, is home to many unique shops & eateries. Here are 5 best places to visit in Inglewood!


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  1. I love that you ventured into your own backyard. It’s true, local is important and it does matter. Inglewood looks like a nice community to visit.

  2. Calgary is a great city, I love the various neighbourhoods. I’m a big fan of Kensington and the food scene there.

  3. Silk Road Spice Shop that is definitely place for me! Love the atmosphere of spices from all over the world, it is like traveling in time. And the smell must be amazing!

  4. I really love your logo btw! It is very catchy! 😉

  5. Would love to visit Calgary one day. Great photos, very professional. Are they yours?

  6. It’s always fun to explore close to home. I have never been to Calgary but would love to visit!

  7. It is definitely true that sometimes the best places are right around the corner! I haven’t spent any time in Calgary, since my visit to Alberta was super short and I wanted to spend as much time as possible in Banff, but Inglewood definitely seems to have its share of charming places!

    • Calgary is not a big city, but each neighborhood is so different and has its own character. I love Inglewood because of its heritage, plus there are so many cute little places you can explore. Hope you get to visit the city next time when you’re in Alberta 🙂

  8. My favorite place in my hometown. I am speechless to read about it. Some very good stores information provided here.

  9. It is so true how we don’t often take the time to visit our own neighborhoods. Inglewood is not an area of Calgary that I had heard of previously. It looks like a wonderful area to live!

  10. Super-slick photos, I love your style! Inglewood looks like a fantastic place to indulge yourself for the weekend 🙂 

  11. Your photos are always so pretty. These places look so cute, I always enjoy exploring my own hometown as well. 

  12. Haha. When I first saw Inglewood I thought who would want to explore that? Because in California we have an Inglewood…and it is not somewhere to visit. Then I read your post! Well, your Inglewood looks lovely.

  13. I love being a tourist in my home town, of course mine is really tiny. Looks like Calgary will keep you busy for a while. Inglewood looks like a great place to explore. Can’t wait to read more.

  14. These shops are amazing! I love the fresh laundry shop and the coffee shop. I love a eclectic cafe full of personality and fresh coffee beans! I would love to head to Inglewood to enjoy these places!

  15. Looks like such a cute and fun day! The food and the shopping looks amazing! Will have to check it out if I make it to Calgary! 

    • It was so much fun exploring the neighborhood and taking photos. Glad that we were too busy taking photos and we barely had time to shop and spend money (I think I would spend too money if I got any spare time to shop :P)

  16. Id love to go to Plant – such a quirky shop in an urban Center 🙂 very cool! Love to explore the places that are so close to home. 

    • Plant is like an oasis in the middle of the city. The minute you walked in there, you felt your mind, body and soul were taken into another world. I could just spend a day and relax there 😛

  17. All these places look amazing. I want to check out all of them.

  18. Great photos- do you mind me asking what camera and lens you are using? We have an Inglewood in Perth too!

  19. Inglewood sounds the perfect place for a day of shopping and eats with friends. Hope I make it to Calgary to check it out for myself…

  20. Inglewood looks like a really cool place to spend a relaxing weekend.

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