Organic Nation’s Black Rice Scrub is one of my favourite products from the line. I’ve tried my fair share of exfoliants and this one leaves my skin looking like I just had a luxurious hour long facial. Known for centuries as “forbidden rice”, the crushed black rice is grainy enough to really give a powerful exfoliation, melting away dead skin cells to reveal a smooth surface and a healthy glow but gentle enough not to damage the surface of the skin. The Black Rice Scrub is not only beneficial to your skin but to the environment as well. By replacing petrochemical based micro beads with a natural ingredient, we’re doing our part to protect waterways and wildlife. Read more
#5For5: Sustainable Wineries of the Okanagan
Summer is the season of wine – whether enjoying on the patio with your friends, having a glass on date night, or making a trip of it and visiting a winery on a weekend away. It is said that a glass of red wine a day is good for your heart, but what if the wine you were drinking was already produced in a sustainable winery and made with all natural ingredients? That one glass could become two or three! Or if you’re not much of a red wine aficionado, switch it out for a crisp white or rosé knowing you have a better-for-you option. As a wine lover myself, I wanted to share five Okanagan naturally-farmed sustainable wineries. Read more
Fashion News – Is the legend herself, Naomi Campbell retiring from runway?
After 32 years storming the runways, Campbell has hinted that she may be trading the catwalk for a cozy seat in the audience and let it be “carried on by the younger generation”. At the Fashion for Relief fashion show in Cannes last weekend, which helped to raise money for important causes like the Times Up legal defense fund and Save the Children charity, the supermodel stated she wasn’t sure how much longer she could walk. Naomi became the first black model to grace the cover of French Vogue, founded the Fashion for Relief charity, starred in a Michael Jackson video and was a favourite and friend of major designers such as Giannni Versace, Yves Saint Laurent and Azzedine Alaïa. She will be deservingly honoured next month with the Fashion Icon Award at the 2018 CFDAs. Retired or not (but we hope not yet), Naomi Campbell will remain a key icon in prominent fashion history. Read more
This season, the Vancouver based Wings + Horns collaborated with Adidas Originals. Creating a line that was inspired by Japanese shadow theory and an attribute to darkness. Read more
Ahh… the Detoxifying Clay Whip. One of my favourite Organic Nation products – and trust me it is hard to play favourites with this skin care line! Will you look like a green faced swamp monster with this mask on? Yes. Should you apply it in the comfort of your own home or your favourite Organic Nation spa? Probably. Will the benefits of the ingredients make your skin so clear and soft you can hardly believe it’s your own face? Absolutely. Let me break it down for you. Read more
Fashion News – Hit Me Kenzo One More Time
Guess who is the new face of Kenzo’s La Collection Momento for Spring 2018? None other than the queen of pop, Britney Spears. The new line is inspired by nostalgia and revisits looks from the 80s, Kenzo’s old label and even Britney’s iconic head-to-toe denim getup she so confidently sported at the 2001 American Music Awards. The cover shot for the campaign, photographed by Peter Lindbergh, features Britney in a cropped denim jacket, denim underwear, and denim lace-up thigh high boots. Kenzo creative director Humberto Leon refers to Britney as “the queen of denim” and said in a statement, “When we were designing the collection, I was like, ‘If I can have a dream person, who would I want to be in denim? It has to be Britney’”. The 36-year-old mom of two proves she’s still got it in this new campaign, showing off her envy-worthy body in colourful outfits that will be available online and at select retailers on March 21st. Read more
#5For5: Vancouver’s Top Coffee Roasters
Looking for the perfect cup of coffee that is fair-trade, organic and created by local coffee roasters? Do not fret, in Vancouver, everything is possible!
David Lynch once said, “But even a bad cup of coffee is better than no coffee at all.” Is this true? Has our addiction to the strong scent of a cuppa joe and that morning kick of caffeine blinded us to what is truly good coffee? Let us leave the bad cup of coffee behind and remind ourselves what it is to indulge in rich flavours, fresh taste and intoxicating aroma of the best coffee around. Vancouver-based cafes, that are popularizing the thoughtful sourcing, roasting and brewing of their own coffee, are on the rise in our city. Read more