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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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Five Ways to Get Active With Your Kids This Summer

It’s no secret that physical activity is the best thing you can do to improve your health. Although the data on physical activity, especially in children, is straightforward and telling, we are still sitting too much and moving too little. Only one third of children (5-17 years old) reach the recommended physical activity levels (The…

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Basics for Bronzing

What is the sense in wearing a lot of makeup during these high temperatures? Bronzers are the answer, and it’s very simple. I’ve outlined some easy application tips for you that will only take a few minutes to do yourself. The key to a natural looking bronze is to frame your face in a warm…

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BEE-Loved

The bee symbolizes community, brightness, and personal power. The ancient Druids saw the bees as symbolizing the sun, celebration, and community. Since the honey bee will protect its home at the risk of its own life, it also represents loyalty and courage. Bees have been disappearing rapidly since 2009. It’s not just honey bees, but…

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Wedding Gift-Giving Guide for Every Bride and Groom

Every time you accept a wedding invitation you’re inevitably faced with the question of what to give, especially when the happy couple you’re shopping for seemingly has everything. If you’re scrambling to purchase a thoughtful wedding gift, you’re in luck. We know a thing or two about finding something perfect for the couple, from where…

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Appreciating Teachers

As we get closer to the end of the school year, I can’t help but reminisce about my time as a student. When I think back to my school days at Tecumseh Elementary, there were two teachers in particular who inspired me: Mrs. Pratt, my kindergarten teacher, and Mr. Carey, my Grade 7 teacher. They…

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Digital Divas On-The-Go

We now live in an era where almost every person owns a mobile phone (or two, in some cases). You not only can send messages, take photos, stream videos, check your emails, and browse the Internet, but also store/share data, download apps, and make purchases with your phone. The rapid rise in the sale of…

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