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June 18, 2018

The Five Women Who Made Me: Mary Young

Behind every successful woman is more women who inspired her, lifted her up and supported her throughout her career.

Growing up, fashion designer Mary Young always knew she’d be an entrepreneur. After studying Fashion Communications at Ryerson University, she launched her namesake line MARY YOUNG in 2014 to fill a gap in the intimates market that allows women to celebrate their natural shape. Mary says that every woman is the ideal woman and feels that transforming the way women see their bodies starts at the base level: lingerie.

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Lifestyle
June 5, 2018

10 Things For The Starter Kitchen From Chef Vanessa Gianfrancesco

Chef Vanessa Gianfrancesco says she got her big break at 18 months old rolling out pasta alongside her grandmother. As soon as she could walk, she was pushing up a chair near the counter to cook with whoever was in the kitchen. Now, she’s the resident chef at Breakfast Television, host of Gusto TV series One World Kitchen, and founder of lifestyle website Cooking With V.

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May 15, 2018

What’s Inside Kat Stefankiewicz’s Bag?

As the in-game host for the Toronto Raptors, a Spokehaus spin instructor, an Adidas brand ambassador and a social media influencer, Kat Stefankiewicz is one busy bee!

Living both a creative and active lifestyle simultaneously, Kat regularly shifts from one project and place to another with little time in-between. So it’s a *must* to always have some major necessities in her bag to keep her going. We recently had the chance to catch up with Kat and ask her the age-old question… “What’s in your bag?” Scroll through some of her fave ~essentials~ below.

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Lifestyle
May 4, 2018

FORA BITES: Cinco de Mayo Cocktails That Aren’t Margaritas

Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow, and as the inclusive people we are, we won’t only be downing margaritas. We’ll be making room for so many other Mexican-style cocktails to celebrate the Battle of Puebla! But don’t worry, there’s still *plenty* of tequila included.

Here are five CINCO simple Cinco de Mayo cocktails inspired by Mexican culture that aren’t margaritas. Salud!

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Lifestyle
April 6, 2018

Probiotics: The Good Bacteria That You Should Be Paying More Attention To

Remember when you were a kid and you could eat literally anything? Dino-egg oatmeal was considered a healthy breakfast, and when you got sent to school with a Lunchables you felt like you could conquer the world. (tbh kind of still feel that way).

Unfortunately as we got older, our immune systems and dietary needs changed. Too much sugar makes our bodies rebel, but on the bright side there is hope, and it comes in the form of probiotics.

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March 28, 2018

Celebrate Easter With Pop Culture’s Favourite Bunnies

Easter is just a *hop*, skip and a ~jump~ away. And while we (not so) patiently wait for Easter candy to go on sale, we thought we’d take a look back at some of pop culture’s most memorable rabbits.

From television, film and literature, and whether they were animated, live action or just someone in a rabbit costume, celebrate Easter with these favourite bunnies who hopped their way into pop culture.

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Lifestyle
March 28, 2018

Everything We Learned (And Loved) About Lena Waithe’s Vanity Fair Cover Story

We love a strong woman who isn’t afraid to *own* her truth. Lena Waithe is one of those women. She’s an Emmy award-winning comedy writer, actor, producer and activist who is making some major waves in Hollywood right now.

The Master of None star and creator of The Chi sat down with writer Jacqueline Woodson for Vanity Fair’s April cover story to give readers a peak into her childhood life and fierce determination. Here is everything we learned *and loved* about Waithe’s Vanity Fair profile.

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March 26, 2018

5 Moisturizing Products To Pack For A Hot Destination

California is known for it’s sandy beaches, it’s ~laid back vibes~it’s HOT citizens and it’s even hotter climate! E!’s Chloe Wilde recently went on the ultimate California trip where she hung out with bees, went on a wine safari (sign us up??) and visited sculptures in the desert.

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Lifestyle
March 8, 2018

Changes We Want To See Happen By Next Year’s International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day, y’all! Ladies have accomplished a lot since last year’s International Women’s Day—fostering the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and organizing a second Women’s March, for example—and those accomplishments are definitely worth celebrating.

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March 8, 2018

RALPH Curated A ‘WOMXN’ Playlist For Us

Today is International Women’s Day, and it’s no secret that we live and breath #GIRLPOWER around here. It’s also no secret that we’re just a little obsessed with Toronto artist RALPH. She’s already set the mood with us in studio, and now she’s back to set the mood for your International Women’s Day with a specially curated Spotify playlist!

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