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Top Fall Trends from Vancouver Fashion Week

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.08.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Long gone are the days where you have to be a certain size, look a certain way, or be a certain age. All of that is old news. I was lucky enough to speak with Mo Zhou, PR and Social Media Coordinator for Vancouver Fashion Week. Mo provided her insights to Vancouver Fashion Week and the hot style trends for fall.

Hot Fall Trends for Tights and Leggings

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

The only thing that keeps me wearing skirts in the winter when it is cold and wet, are tights. Leggings are great too. Sometimes, I will ride my bike in my leggings and then when I arrive to a restaurant throw on a skirt over the leggings and I am good for dinner or a night out.

The Ramblings of a Failed Bachelor

Tim Warmels | Posted 09.27.2015 | Canada Living
Tim Warmels

I thought I found the woman that I'd spend the rest of my life. I know the relationship was close because the heartbreak was very real. Ask anyone who knows me personally. They'll tell you how little fun I was for a while after our breakup. But I was something before The Bachelor Canada and the show's aftermath.

Top Trends for Fall Commuter Jackets

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Cycling has come a long the past few years. Long gone are the days of having to choose between either cycling clothing or day clothes. Now there is a lovely hybrid of urban wear and commuting clothes that can take you from the office to riding around town.

5 Apps for a Fall Refresh

Amber Mac | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Living
Amber Mac

In the summer months, humans react similarly. We've been overeating, overspending, and under sleeping. Fortunately, as all good geeks know, a clean restart will often solve 99 percent of your problems. And, with a little help from some apps, you might even enjoy that autumn mist this time around.

Talking About Money Is Good for Your Health

Anita Saulite | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Business
Anita Saulite

The American Psychology Association 2014 survey shows that "stress related to financial issues could have a significant impact on our health and well-being." Almost seven out of 10 feel stressed over money matters.

Here Are Fall's Top Trends For Nails

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I love pretty nails. They can really make an outfit come together and at the same time you can make a statement about your personality with the colours you choose for your polish. Here are the hottest trends for nails this fall and also the best tips to keep your manicure and pedicure looking amazing for a long time.

How to Recreate Your Favourite Celebrity Looks for Less

Sandra Hanna | Posted 09.18.2015 | Canada Style
Sandra Hanna

With film festival season in full swing and awards season gearing up, scoping out celebrity fashion and style are at an all time high! From the clothes they wear to the cars they drive, fans often want the products and looks that their favourite stars are sporting. Here are some of my favourite clever ways to recreate a look for less!

How to Find the Perfect Bra

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I am a curvy woman, so finding a bra that fits in all the right places is a challenge. Over the years, having the right information for a great fitting bra, has made the difference between a comfortable happy day and a day where I am feeling tugging and pain from my bra straps.

The Best Men's Scents to Look Out for This Fall

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.12.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

There is nothing better than a gorgeous scent. To find out the latest for men's scents this fall, I was fortunate enough to speak with Jolisa Masucol, VP of Marketing at Scent Trunk, and Will Yin, CEO of Scent Trunk. They shared with me all the top trends for men's scents, how to choose a scent for the man in your life and other helpful tips.

Hot Shoe Trends to Look Out for This Fall

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 09.05.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I love fall. It is my favourite season because of the beautiful weather with a slight chill, and the rich colours that are on trend this season. To find out the latest shoes styles for fall, I spoke with Diego Greco, Product Line Developer at Hush Puppies. Diego shared with me some of the top trends for footwear this season.

Your Destiny Is Determined by Your Decisions

Natasha Koifman | Posted 08.20.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

I believe we are in full control of our choices and that our actions, in response to what fate offers us, matter. We are here to learn lessons and the hard decisions we have to make are what helps us grow as humans. Our destiny is not something we can sit by and let happen to us.

Here's What You Need to Know About Fall Makeup Trends

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 08.17.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

To find out the latest beauty trends for fall, I spoke with Canadian beauty expert Sonia Leal-Serafim at Giorgio Armani Cosmetics. Sonia shared the top trends and tips for beautiful makeup this fall.

How to Achieve Your Ideal Life

David Lester | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Living
David Lester

A great way to focus your money and efforts is to set solid goals for yourself. This time, instead of just writing down the same old stuff like going to the gym and reading more -- blow out your ideal life. Plato wrote about his theory on true forms and I've applied it to people's lives.

In the Nutrition World, Sometimes One Equals Five

Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P | Posted 08.05.2015 | Canada Living
Lisa Rutledge, Dt.P

Don't aim to be perfect all at once. Making small changes allows us to make more changes over time and to make big changes with less willpower. You'll feel less of a sense of a struggle and be motivated to make more changes in the future.

What Your Purse Says About You

Caroline Topperman | Posted 07.31.2015 | Canada Style
Caroline Topperman

Open any woman's closet and you will find dozens of bags. Different occasions call for different styles and mostly we tend to wear several hats, whether it be business woman, mom or best friend. Most of us do, however, have that one favourite bag but what does it say about you?

If You Cheat on Your Diet, Forgive Yourself

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 07.30.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

Above all, the most important thing you can do for yourself, and your health is to forgive yourself and move on. The past cannot be changed and only you can create your best future. Especially when it comes to your food, forgive yourself for any past transgressions, then move forward with a clean slate!

What You Need to Know About Hypertension

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.19.2015 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Often, patients don't even correctly understand the meaning of the word "hypertension," and think of it more in terms of stress, anxiety, or other psychological disturbance rather than what it actually is, namely a physiological dysfunction that can turn into a chronic disease if untreated.

Let's Stop Being Busy

Rhonda Scharf | Posted 07.20.2015 | Canada Living
Rhonda Scharf

Think about your plans for tonight. Do you plan on sitting on your back deck with a beverage trying to see how many bird calls you can recognize? What about watching a sunset -- when was the last time you did that?

Eid Reminds Us to Reflect and Reconnect

Meghan Rose MacIver | Posted 07.16.2015 | Canada Living
Meghan Rose MacIver

It's the end of the holy month of Ramadan here in Turkey and as a western yoga teacher living in Istanbul, I'm usually just happy to watch locals celebrate the holiday of Eid around me. But something gave way this year, and I had an opportunity to reflect on my old experiences.

The Real Reason You Sabotage Your Diet

Dr. Christian Turbide | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Christian Turbide

I've spent the greater part of my medical career asking myself, "Why do we embark on these negative behaviors if we all want to be healthy?" We all look at ourselves in the mirror and tell ourselves that we must change yet go through the same motions the next day.

No Expectations Means No Limitations

Natasha Koifman | Posted 07.08.2015 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

When we live our lives chasing expectations, we close ourselves off to opportunities. My life did not follow a specific order; everything that happened felt surprisingly unexpected and even scary at times, but it left me open to what the world had to offer.

10 Savvy Wedding Spending Tips to Keep Your Budget in Check

Sandra Hanna | Posted 07.06.2015 | Canada Living
Sandra Hanna

According to a recent survey by coupon site revealed Canadians spend an average total of $776 on gifts for wedding related events such as showers, engagement parties and the actual ceremony. And that's just one wedding! To keep your wedding budget in check, I've pulled together my top ten savvy spending tips.

How to Have the Best Online Shopping Experience

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I love being able to combine style and affordability. I have spent many nights (and days, if we are being honest) in my pj's sitting on the computer viewing super cute clothes on auction websites. Over the years, I have learned some tips about getting the best deal when shopping at an online auction website. #1 rule: stay within my set budget!

Makeup Trends You Should Try This Summer

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 06.19.2015 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

I have skin that is over 40 and a little oily, it can be tricky to find the right coverage. Then combine this with hot and humid weather and it makes it even more complex. How can I get the right coverage and apply cosmetics without having eye shadow in the creases and powder settling into lines?