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Melissa Bessey

Artist, Journalist, Wardrobe Sylist, Owner, Media Allure Agency

Melissa Bessey is a Toronto based journalist, publicist, wardrobe stylist and the founder of Writing & PR Agency, Media Allure. Melissa is also an active visual artist and arts instructor with local art agencies and has been working in arts & culture over over a decade, since she graduated from OCAD in 2004.
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Not All Natural Beauty Products Are Made Equal

While the fashion industry continuously evolves, so to does the world of beauty and the ever-growing debate about the merits of "natural beauty." As a consumer it is often hard to understand what that means.
03/16/2016 04:26 EDT
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Why Sitting Too Much Is Dangerous

Many people are under the misconception that exercising regularly will combat the effects of sitting still for long periods of time but that is not the case. There is no amount of exercise that will take away the negative impact that sitting down has on your body cumulatively.
02/28/2015 08:11 EST
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The Twelve Days Of Good Oral Health

One highlight of holiday gatherings is the food and its indulgences. Beyond thinking "I'll reset my diet in the new year" we often overlook the fact that our teeth and oral care play a big role in our overall health. Here are some helpful oral hygiene tips from endodontist Dr. Gary Glassman.
12/15/2014 06:16 EST

Mateca Arts Inspired By Culture Days

Toronto has always had a thriving arts community but with all the cut backs in education, public schools are left with less and less opportunity to teach and explore through the arts and as a result,...
06/13/2014 11:50 EDT
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An Urban Girl's Tips for Surviving a Natural Disaster

As New York works around the clock to repair the extensive damage done by Sandy and Torontonians call their trusted arborists to remove damaged and destroyed trees, many people are wondering how emergency-ready they truly are. I had a mission to find emergency-ready items unique to the big city.
11/01/2012 05:08 EDT