Instagram Influencer | Gold Minds

We spend a lot of time creating behind the scenes and do it in various coffee shops around the city. Gold Minds is a free lance company, we take our meditations all over the city, into yoga studios, offices & homes. We don't have our own home yet, but in the meantime we enjoy gathering the team for a day of creativity at Higher Ground Cafe in Kensington!

What inspired you to take over the lifeincalgary Instagram account?

What a beautiful platform to help a growing city share their passions, their business, and their perspective. We were inspired to share our perspective and our mission through Life in Calgary and contribute to our growing culture of fearless visionaries & entrepreneurs.

What has kept you in the city?

We are from Calgary! Born and raised in the beautiful wild rose country. There have been a few opportunities over the last 12 years to relocate, once to southern California, Toronto and Vancouver. Calgary was a baby back then, and still is a baby in our eyes. She has just started to cultivate a deeper culture. Over the last six years Calgary has hosted a large amount of young, local entrepreneurs following their dreams and manifesting them into our streets. 

What do you do in your spare time? Favourite Calgary past-time or activity?

In our spare time we like to play in the mountains!

Where is your favorite place to eat or visit in Calgary?

Purple Perk on Sundays for breakfast. They have the best salmon benedict!

The Coup for lunch or dinner. Beach front hot-pot, um.. YUM!

Una. Everything. Every Pizza. Every Salad. 

 What is a fun fact people wouldn’t know about you?

Gold Minds Creator, Edina Antoinette, is a master hairstylist! 

 Any tips or advice for Calgary newcomers or those considering a move to Calgary?

Get on Instagram! So many of our cities most talented beings from hairstylists, to realtors, to fitness trainers are on Instagram! Not to mention the accounts that share all the fun events going on in YYC, like DateNight.

Where do you take friends and family when they visit?

In the summer time we play along 17th Avenue. You can't beat the shopping and dining with the sun shining. 

What do you think is the biggest surprise about Calgary for anyone who isn’t familiar with the city?

How wonderfully friendly everyone is! So many people are open to collaboration, meeting and creating together. Never hesitate to get in touch with someone who inspires you. Many of us are looking to meet you too!

How has the city influenced who you are or your organization?

The city never had a very competitive feel to it, in our local entrepreneur culture, anyway. We never felt like there wasn't any room left for us. Calgary is a big city with so much space for everyone to feel confidant in pursuing their dreams!


**All photos were taken by Gold Minds during its take over of @lifeincalgary

Want to become an Instagram Influnecer and contribute to lifeincalgary? Email [email protected]

Calgary is a big city with so much space for everyone to feel confidant in pursuing their dreams!

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