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The Making Of A Fashion Shoot Campaign

Aimée Wice | Posted 08.19.2016 | Canada Style
Aimée Wice

When I had the opportunity to learn how renowned, esteemed and amazingly talented and successful designer Alice McCall shot her Cruise Collection (available beginning October) campaign, I jumped at the chance to get a glimpse.

Affordable Homes Still Exist In So-Called 'Cost-Prohibitive' Cities

Steven Shehori | Posted 06.08.2016 | Canada Business
Steven Shehori

Housing and rental markets aren't quite as clear cut as we'd like to believe. Which means if you're looking to live in Vancouver, New York, Los Angeles or other so-called "cost-prohibitive locations," there may be more options than you realize.

Surf's Up At Huntington Beach

Vitamin Daily | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Going back to Cali means sun, surf and sand, and you'll get all that and then some (such as great food, fun shops, and yes, cute surfers), in the city where surfing originated in 'Merica. Just an hour drive from Los Angeles, it's perfect for a side trip or a week-long surf getaway.

What Rent Costs In The Biggest Canadian And U.S. Cities

The RentSeeker.ca Team | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Business
The RentSeeker.ca Team

With housing prices on the rise in both Canada and the United States, the next few years will be very interesting for those who are in or thinking about entering the real estate market. Traditionally the real estate market in Canada and the United States has moved in similar directions, but in recent years, the situation has changed.

Canadian Talent Honoured At Star-Studded L.A. Soiree

Heather Magee | Posted 02.28.2016 | Canada
Heather Magee

This year, Canadian films and talent earned 21 Academy Award nominations.

Rock Legend David Ellefson Talks Megadeth, Doll Skin And Lemmy

Madaline Zanni | Posted 02.19.2016 | Canada Music
Madaline Zanni

Always on the go and up to a new and interesting project, David Ellefson -- legendary bassist and co-founding member of Megadeth -- has made a huge success out of his talents during a lifetime of work in the music industry.

Giving LA Foster Youth A Sense of Home

Heather Magee | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Living
Heather Magee

In Los Angeles County alone, there are 35,000 youth in foster care right now. At age 18 or 21, state and federal support abruptly ends and the youth who aren't adopted are ejected out of the foster system, many without the support of family or any community networks to help them make a successful transition into adulthood. Many of these young people are smart, driven, kind and articulate, determined to lead fulfilling, productive lives. Something as simple as the kindness of strangers getting together to set up their first pad can go a long way in helping these kids realize their potential.

Confessions Of A Non-Car Guy

Steven Shehori | Posted 12.23.2015 | Canada Living
Steven Shehori

Confession time. I'm a Canadian guy that knows nothing about cars. Possibly less than nothing. OK, let me contextualize that statement. I can work the radio, the turn signal, the rear defrost, and the intermittent wipers. But after that, my comprehension kind of falls off the table.

Kobe Bryant Is Retiring

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.29.2015 | Canada

"This season is all I have left to give,'' Bryant said.

Imagine A World Without Juvenile Prisons

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 11.06.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

"Research shows the earlier and longer youth spend in the system, the worse the outcomes are," says Peter Leone, a professor at the University of Maryland who has studied juvenile justice measures around the world for more than 20 years. It costs approximately $100,000 a year to incarcerate one young person in Canada. If that individual becomes a hardened life-long criminal, the amount will exceed a staggering $2 million, according to a Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada.

We Need More Pollution-Free Vehicles to Combat Climate Change

Leah Morrigan | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Impact
Leah Morrigan

It's a sad state of affairs -- we're choking on pollution and waste but we don't have to. Humans require transportation but our addiction to combustion engines and fossil fuels is a large part of our downfall. The solution to our needs and care of the planet lies in efficiency.

48 Hours in Los Angeles - With Kids

Amanda Blakley | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Travel
Amanda Blakley

Los Angeles is a sprawling city full of low strip malls, palmed avenues, film studios and over-crowded attractions, BUT that SoCal living is still so sweet. The city's full of beautiful parks, kid-friendly hikes, beaches (oh so many beaches!) and hip vegan restaurants with high chairs -- A great destination for the adventuring family.

L.A. Froyo Fave Pinkberry Opens First Ontario Location

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 09.16.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

They recently swirled into Eastern Canada with a grand opening at Square One Mall in Mississauga. I was present for the star-studded opening and ribbon cutting ceremony which included Former Mayor Hazel McCallion and current Mayor Bonnie Crombie. Even fashion maven Jeanne Becker made an appearance, who asserted herself to be a "Pinkberry virgin."

Toronto's 2024 Olympic Bid Process Suffers from a 'Democracy Deficit'

Janice Forsyth | Posted 08.27.2016 | Canada Politics
Janice Forsyth

Discussions about the 2024 bid were supposed to take place soon after the conclusion of the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games on August 15th. The Games have passed, the September 15th deadline is looming, and the trio of organizers -- Bob Richardson, Marcel Aubut, and Mayor John Tory -- have gone commando silent. They haven't offered a peep about procedures or timelines. We don't know with whom or how these discussions will take place. Why the secrecy? Where is the transparency and accountability in the Toronto 2024 bid process?

Cities Should Beware These Changes to the Olympic Bidding Process

Janice Forsyth | Posted 08.24.2016 | Canada Politics
Janice Forsyth

To say that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) "shook things up" with Agenda 2020 is a gross understatement. Agenda 2020 voided and obscured critical sections of the Olympic Charter and the Olympic Games Framework, the IOC's two main documents for how to bid for and host an Olympic Games. It didn't just shake things up. It changed the entire game plan.

Here's What Has To Happen For Toronto To Bid On the 2024 Olympics

CBC | Posted 08.17.2016 | Canada

Mayor John Tory has to decide by Sept. 15 whether Toronto will submit a formal bid.

Hot Trends for Sweats This Summer

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 05.23.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Gwyneth Paltrow, Tracy Anderson, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Lautner, Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Jay-Z and many more have been seen running around Los Angeles in stylish sweats. To find out how I can look chic when running around town (and get that look that celebrities have!) I spoke with Elana Brynes, Founder and Creative Director of Kings of Cole.

Take a Whimsical Hike in the Hollywood Hills

Heather Magee | Posted 05.08.2016 | Canada Travel
Heather Magee

The first thing I wanted to do on a recent trip to West Hollywood was to seek out the Wisdom Tree. It sounds like something you'd be more likely to stumble upon in San Francisco rather than L.A., but I was fascinated by the story that has transformed this lone tree into a budding tourist attraction.

5 Destinations to Catch the Blue Jays on the Road This Season

Sean Shannon | Posted 05.08.2016 | Canada Travel
Sean Shannon

With the new baseball season now under way, fans across the country are looking forward to an exciting run. Over the course of the season, the Blue Jays will travel approximately 45,000 km, spending a total of 83 days on the road, 90 hours on planes, and collectively take up 4,000 hotel rooms in cities across Canada and the U.S.

Celeb Make-Up Artist on How to Channel Your Inner Sophia Loren

Katie Zeppieri | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Style
Katie Zeppieri

If you have ever watched a red carpet event, tuned into an awards show or flipped open a fashion magazine, you have most likely seen the work of the talented celebrity makeup artist and photographer, Troy Jensen. His signature style is a radiant look that goes beyond the makeup and draws attention to the woman wearing it.

Get Your Kicks on Bicycle Route 66

Bryen Dunn | Posted 05.09.2015 | Canada Travel
Bryen Dunn

Most know the history behind the iconic Route 66 highway that runs across the USA. Now Adventure Cycling's 2,493-mile bicycle route will revitalize the "Main Street of America" -- this time with travelling cyclists.

Back to Hollywood Chasing My Dreams

Ashley Diana Morris | Posted 05.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia
Ashley Diana Morris

Most people know me as a model and have seen some of my work but way before I ever entered the world of modelling, I was an actress (and a personal trainer, a publicist, a bartender.

These Laos-Based Designs Are the Opposite of Fast Fashion

Kristen Marano | Posted 09.14.2014 | 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.