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Golden Week

Golden Week is one of the busiest holidays in China and Japan. In China, the Lunar New Year Golden Week begins in January or February and the National Day Golden Week begins around October 1st. If the Mid-Autumn Festival (also known as Moon Cake Festival) falls near National Day, the holiday may be 8 days…

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Fallin’ For Boots

Boots are my favourite footwear because they can be super stylish, trendy, and versatile. You can wear them with anything from leggings to jeans to a dress. This Fall/Winter, classic and retro styles are getting a facelift; Western, biker, and combat styles are being amped up with mixed materials and embellished with buckles, laces, and…

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Sneak Into Fall!

For the most fashion-forward style trendsetter, sneakers are no longer regular gym shoes! As we sneak into Fall, this season’s most coveted shoes come in all shapes and styles – from the loveliest leopard print to hand-painted patterns. After appearing on Serena Williams at this year’s Met Gala (under her Versace gown), sneakers are now…

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Meet the Masters: From Picasso to Pop Art

Meet the Masters, Art Exhibition “From Picasso to Pop Art” September 19 – October 14 in the West Galleria in partnership with Chali-Rosso Art Gallery, Vancouver This exhibition spans a century of fine art and will be showcasing original works of major Modern Masters of Europe and the US, among them Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí,…

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6 Fall Bags For Luxe Style

Although the thought of packing away all our straw summer bags is slightly depressing, a new crop of bag trends is about to make the transition to fall much more enticing. And all in time for university classes, first (or new) jobs, and internships. The best work and school bags are a little bit of…

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Travel Diary: Disney Cruise

Disney Cruises bring fun and relaxation to every generation. It had exceeded my expectations in many ways, and my only regret was that we didn’t have more days! You are in for a treat with Broadway-quality live shows, dancing beneath fireworks at the pirate-themed deck parties, and coming face-to-face with popular Disney, Marvel, and Star…

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Flower Power

How many women can resist flowers? Their charm is historical — from the printed peonies on silk in 900 AD China to the 16th Century tulips of Persia designed in velvet — floral has defined us for centuries. During the Victorian era, each flower represented something specific and could send messages of affection, interest, and…

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Fall/Winter Colour Confidence

The Pantone Color Institute did not disappoint us with the Fall/Winter Color Trend Report. Inspired from New York Fashion Week, the below catwalk colour story is what we can expect to see in all areas of design, home decor, fashion, footwear, and makeup trends for Fall/Winter 2019-2020. Here are the Top 12 stand-out colours, as…

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Chinese Valentine’s Day

Traditions & Gift Ideas The Double Seven Festival, also known as Chinese Valentine’s Day (Qixi), falls on August 7th this year. Japan, Korea, and Vietnam has also celebrated this day for generations. The origin of the festival was a sad love story between a cowherd, Niu Lang (a mortal), and a weaver girl, Zhi Nu…

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Top Hat & Sunglass Pairings

Trends come and go, but sunglasses and hats will always be there to take us from wintry weather to sun-soaked days. Even your beloved classics—the Wayfarers you’ve had for years, the wide-brim hats and fedoras that make you feel cool with little to no effort—can use a refresh. And that seems to be the recurring…

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