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These Laos-Based Designs Are the Opposite of Fast Fashion

Kristen Marano | Posted 07.15.2014 | Canada Style
Kristen Marano

When I shop, I want to know how the pieces I like are made. I look at the tag. I ask where the fabrics are from. I read about the designer. These details reveal the process of a piece that earns a hanger in my closet. This is what separates Heather Smith's designs of Laos-based shop Passa Paa from fast fashion retailers and puts a value on owning her pieces.

How To Look Hot In Jeans After 40

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Trying on jeans can be a really positive experience or a not so great experience. With those bright fluorescent lights in the change room and the sales person asking from the other side of the door, "how are they fitting?" Purchasing jeans can be a roller coaster of emotions.

Yuna on Why Art Is Power

Che Kothari | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Music
Che Kothari

It was my first time seeing her perform live and I was captivated by her voice on presence. Yuna stuck around after her performance, taking her time to meet and greet every single person in the room (I don't know how she did it -- a true person of the people) and it was then that I had the opportunity to connect with her and her management.

That Time L.A. Put on a Better Outdoor Hockey Game Than Canada

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

How nice was it to watch an outdoor game in Los Angeles, to not have to care about all those recycled, overdone storylines about "pond hockey" and "childhood memories"? Those teams and their markets may not be perfect and they may not live up to the pretentious ideal us frigid northerners try to hold ourselves to, but they're a part of our game. And they're doing it better than us.

Memories, Nostalgia and a Loss of Innocence

Beverley Golden | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Beverley Golden

November 22, 1963. A day everyone remembers as the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated. The whole world mourned America's "loss of innocence". For me, it became a pivotal day. A day that changed my life - forever. I experienced my own personal loss of innocence. A loss that would inform the rest of my life.

October Edition: What You Should Be Listening To

Dani Oliva | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Music
Dani Oliva

Warpaint are on the verge of releasing new material and it's worth getting excited about. You may have heard of the all-female quartet through their former ties to Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante, or actress/drummer Shannyn Sossamon; good attracts good, and the foursome stand on their own.

Top 8 Reasons to Visit Venice, California

Desi Globetrotter | Posted 12.22.2013 | Canada Travel
Desi Globetrotter

Dreaming of a warm sunshine-filled LA getaway? For boho-travellers searching for the quintessential SoCal vibe, there's no better place to stay than in Venice when visiting LA. Beat the rush and discover LA beyond Hollywood Boulevard and Universal Studios.

What Do Artists, Entrepreneurs and Environmentalists Have in Common?

James Riley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Impact
James Riley

Arianna Huffington recently tweeted a great St. Exupery quote: "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye." That truth is sort of a paradox about art. The artist is always trying to capture something they can see with their hearts, but is not necessarily seen by the naked eye

The #1 Secret to Making Things Happen for You

Tanya Raheel | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada
Tanya Raheel

Toronto has gone Hollywood as it does each September, gripped by movie and movie star madness as the Toronto International Film Festival enters its se...

Glamorizing Mistresses on TV Ignores Centuries of Sexual Oppression

Charlene Sayo | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Charlene Sayo

In the North American context, mistressing has become a verb, a launching pad for reality TV careers, an entrepreneurial venture, and a sexually liberating medium for women. Ashley Dupre and Tiger Woods's many mistresses, most notoriously Rachel Uchitel and Jamie Grubbs have claimed their humiliating fame by being "kept women." Moreover, riding the mistress commodity and spinning on the BBC success of the dramatic series, Mistresses, ABC recently launched the American version of the same name starring 80s teen star Alyssa Milano and produced by Gossip Girl creator KJ Steinberg.

Water, Water Everywhere and Not A Drop Safe To Drink

Greg White | Posted 07.26.2013 | Canada Living
Greg White

I was welcomed to Montreal in two languages, a kiss on both cheeks, and a warning not to drink the city water. Don't brush your teeth; don't cook with it, don't even look at it -- unless you boil it first. I haven't showered. Dishes are piled up in the sink.

Where to Eat and Play in L.A.

Vitamin Daily | Posted 07.16.2013 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Skip the glitz and glam of Rodeo Drive: VitaminDaily.com's Anya Georgijevic hit up some of Los Angeles' cooler spots. Here's where to drink, listen, eat, read, and drink more in L.A.

Hey Dude, Pull Up Your Pants

Anna Wallner | Posted 05.18.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Anna Wallner

Seated at the five-star establishment where we were dining, I looked around at all the other women in the room who had clearly made a similar effort. Nice work, ladies. And then my eyes wandered to the boys, I mean men, in the room. There were sweatshirts everywhere. Too-long pants sitting below the butt crack, scuffed sneakers, and yes, baseball caps. Some even turned off-centre.

The Ultimate Girls' Getaway: LA During Awards Season

Ilona Biro | Posted 02.22.2013 | Canada Travel
Ilona Biro

"Are they ready for us, Mom?" asked my 10 year-old daughter Maya, 'they' being the glamorous residents of Hollywood. We had just landed at LAX, about ...

How Creativity Strengthens Community

John M. Eger | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada Living
John M. Eger

ArtsSmarts, a non-profit helping schools across Canada use the tools of arts integration, recently announced its plans to explore the larger issue of the role of the whole community in fostering creativity. More regions of the world are coming to the realization that education is everyone's concern, and that the role of art-based training is critical to success.

The Dastardly Darryl Sutter is L.A.'s King of Kings

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 08.06.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

Darryl Sutter, for all intents and purposes, is the best coach in the National Hockey League. His hand is ever-steady. He controls his players through some kind of impenetrable Jedi mind trick. But Sutter doesn't even seem to care. His acceptance of the Kings' coaching job a few months ago seemed like charity work. Yet, here we are again, with the Kings leading a series 3-0 and showing no signs of letting up.

New Jersey Devils Can Climb Back from Hell

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 08.04.2012 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

New Jersey seems to be heading down the same road as the L.A. King. Not with a bang, but a whimper. So how do you come back? You fight back. You claw back. You beat them because you know you can, and you know you should.

William And Kate Visit Skid Row

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.09.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Prince William and Catherine saw Los Angeles's less-glamorous side Sunday when they visited an inner-city ...

A Kiss For The Winner

The Canadian Press | Posted 09.08.2011 | Canada

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Prince William played well enough in a charity polo match Saturday to earn public kisses from his wife and...