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Lifestyle
August 22, 2012

A Canadian In New York: The Best Coffee Ever (In New York)

New York has lots of things. One of these things is coffee. My caffeine curiosities plus my thing about abstaining from the chain of crappy brown water dripping from dime-a-dozen Starbucks and the like, lead me on a nostril-opening, taste-bud-buzzing, finger shaking adventure for The Best Coffee Ever. I don’t know if I’ll ever find it, or at least I wont be able to decide it for sure. Or maybe that’s my excuse to just continue trying to find ‘the one’. For now, here’s a few small guys with bigger beans than, you know, Starbucks and the like. WAKE UP WITH SOME OF THIS! read more…

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Lifestyle
August 9, 2012

A Canadian In New York: Instagrahams!

We all love the poop out of Instagram. How else would anyone really know how much fun we’re having? Gone are the photo album uploading days of ye old Facebook. It’s all about insta-fun, hashtags and filters, talk only an Instagrammer or IGer would understand. You could imagine my giddiness then, when I found this place called Baking For Good. One of their ingenious services is called Instagrahams – and they really do taste like graham with that special hint of cinnamon! Cookies and Social Media in one delicious bite?? I had to know more. read more…

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Lifestyle
August 1, 2012

A Canadian In New York: Amaze Walls!

Big cities come with even bigger art pieces. Some commissioned, some have the law on their tail. Each of these amaze-walls is here for the viewing, best seen while strolling around aimlessly. There is no shortage of visual stimulation on the streets of NYC. And the best part is they’re here for perms. Well unless of course they are covered up with something else more beautiful. Here are some walls that I thought were worthy of a photo-op. read more…

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Lifestyle
July 18, 2012

A Canadian In New York: Nobody Fits In

It’s strange to see the same person twice right? Like when you notice a stranger on the street, let’s say, and then a few days later, you see them again. How about this: on my morning commute from China Town on the D or E train, I just happen to notice a guy sitting under me, eating a bag of nuts. AND WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN THE VERY NEXT MORNING? Same dude, same train, same seat, same nuts. In a city of 8 million, i think that’s very unlikely, but not impossible. We’re in New York after all… read more…

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Lifestyle
July 11, 2012

A Canadian In New York: My Legs Smell Like Chinatown

When you hear someone is from, or living in, or moving to New York City, your ears perk up and your eyes widen (it’s happened to me, too). The lights, the possibilities, the celeb sightings. The hustle here is endless and day dreaming is a full time occupation.

I’m squatting on the Lower East Side (China Town to be precise) for the remainder of the month. The only solace from the grime, the garbage and the people is my 3rd floor fire escape. Two taller buildings provide shade. Wine and writing provide sanity. read more…

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Fashion
July 10, 2012

CURRENTLY COVETING: Clover Canyon

We have a penchant for patterns, bordering on obsessive love, so when we came across womenswear label Clover Canyon, we felt we’d definitely fell into a pool of luck. And just in time because along with their regular seasonal collections, CC has amazing swimwear too. Peep this brand and get to know this year-old label and fall with us in a dreamy fluid colourful, uh, dream! read more…

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Beauty
July 9, 2012

Creative Braids: A Gallery

From Pippi Longstocking to prairie girls haven’t exactly been the pinnacle of ‘cool’. Until now! Here’s a gallery of some of the most creative braids on the Interwebs, and probably in the whole world. So much more interesting than buns or ponies, and a great alternative to an instantly regretful bob cut in efforts to keep cool in summer heat. Braids are here to stay – from naughty knots to a clean three way. read more…

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Lifestyle
July 6, 2012

Five Women Johnny Depp Should Date, Probably

JD recently split from his hot French model wifey Vanessa Paradis, and while we’d like to shed a tear for their loss (hA!) we’re thinking about who is in the running for this very eligible bachelor. Here are five ladies Johnny Depp should date and why (and obviously me and you and all of our girlfriends, for obvious reasons). Based soley on sartorial choices, we’ve determined JD’s compatability factor with 5 lucky ladies. read more…

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Lifestyle
July 4, 2012

MIXTAPE: Songs About Food

Peaches, eggs and cherry pie? Sounds like a recipe for a post about food. It’s actually our inspiration for the most delicious mixtape ever. Open your ears and your mouth and take a bite/listen. Warning: may induce dancing, hunger. read more…

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Fashion
July 4, 2012

HOW TO BE: Like A Ballerina

Who hasn’t dreamed of becoming a prima ballerina, your lithe figure floating on stage in front of hundreds of adoring eyes? Until you find out how much work and commitment it really takes. And you realize your no Center Stage ready Black Swan. Now you can sartorially rekindle the dream, with a modern take on ballerina style. Here are some ballerina things we like. read more…

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