Welcome to Part 2 of the DaLish guide to getting your skin summer ready. Part 1 gave you tips on how to take care of the inside so now we’re moving onto prepping the outside. Here are my 3 go-to DIY no time recipes that you can do at home to get that summer glow for hair, face and body.
Think sparkling water is just for French race-car drivers? Perhaps this spot will change your mind. Fancy fizzy water company, Perrier, makes a pretty compelling case with this thirst inducing short. Directed by Johan Renck, the story follows a stunning heroine as she embarks on a mission to save earth from an extreme heat-wave. How does she save mankind from the suffocating heat? Well she outfits herself in a sexy gold space suit, gets into a transparent spaceship and propels herself towards the Sun, armed with a frosty bottle of Perrier – obviously. The release of this visually stunning ad couldn’t’ be more perfect as the summer heat is starting to take its toll, so check it out here.
The Power Plant is celebrating its 25th anniversary on June 14th 2012 with one of the most highly anticipated parties of the year. With over 1,700 people attending and DJ Alex Merrell and Diego Armand (last minute change because Brendan Fallis is stuck on the moon) providing sweet jams, it’s an event that you won’t want to miss. It’s also for a good cause, as the the annual Power Ball is the premier fundraising event for the gallery, which is Canada’s leading contemporary art gallery. Art is important and so is partying, so buy your tickets here to kill two birds with one stone.
In an innovative new video for White Doves, Young Empires have bridged the gap between fan and band. Harnessing the power of Facebook, it integrates each user’s unique photographs into the video to create a personalized experience which is pretty profound. Click here to check it out. Make sure catch them at NXNE where they’re kicking off their Canadian tour on June 16th at the Horseshoe Tavern. Find the rest of their tour dates here.
With Toronto becoming such a foodie town as of late with everything from the popularity of food trucks to pop up restos and the wildly successful one-thought offerings of snout-to-tail cropping up left and right, we wondered: in an age where a Double-Down is a real thing, what the hell do vegans eat?
Turns out they eat quite deliciously at home. Vegans have a very robust flavour palate, but what about at restos? Welcome to the first instalment of Eating With Vegans, the column that takes vegans everywhere to eat.
In the past few weeks, about six different people I know have asked me excitedly if I have been watching HBO’s new comedy Girls. The fact that I remind them of the main character, who shares my first name, might not be something to brag about; she is often self-centred and is very confused, although she pulls both off with a charm I am sure I lack.
*Photo Credit: Julie Lavelle
Until very recently, Brendan McCarney has been flying under the radar. But at the end of the day, all this time he’s built more street credit than some of the most well known pros in the Canadian music industry. And next week you can catch the world premier of his much anticipated documentary film Ages & Stages at National Film Bureau during North By North East. Celebrating the career of great Canadian outfit, The Meligrove Band, as well as the countless hours put into creating the project, we asked the young filmmaker to take our 20 Questions.
Now in it’s eighth week, the Royal Ontario Museum’s latest youth culture oriented program is ready to take on one of our favourite past times. Yoga! Combining the meditative quality and repetition of dance music, this week at Friday Night Live (#FNLROM) become entranced in one of the city’s greatest community events. Brought to you by I Am Yoga and Lululemon, Friday Night Live @ROM is taking the event to the next level!
My girlfriend of a few years is super awesome; she has a full time job, volunteers, hangs out with me and my friends, knits, reads and is a great in the bedroom. The only problem is that she and I are saving to get a place together and she can’t seem to save money. At all. Which would make sense if she didn’t have a job or had a lot of expenses but she doesn’t. We both still live at home, she doesn’t shop much and her dad still pays for a lot of things for her. I’m living on my own, pay for myself and still manage to sock away a few hundred for a deposit every month. What do I do to knock some sense into her?!
No Money Honey
I wouldn’t say I’ve got my finger on the proverbial pulse – I jumped on the Lana Del Ray bandwagon at the point when everyone wanted her to fade into oblivion and take her over-collagened lips with her – but this Bonde De Role remix of Major Lazer’s Get Free is HAWT – yet it appears that hardly anyone has even heard of it. I heard it a week ago at Anna’s house, and have been playing it NON-STOP ever since. Everytime I put it on, people are like ‘shit, this track is awesome – who is it?’. I inform them, all aloof and cool like I remixed it myself, and swell with a pride that only tastemakers feel. So, I highly recommend you pump it casually when your friends come over and get street cred before it’s too late and it enters the Mainstream Valley – also inhabited by “Somebody That I Used to Know” by Gotye and its endless remixes, which I could never, ever hear again and die happy.
Welcome to a 4 part guide to getting your skin summer ready – concluding with the perfect summer make up looks for day and night.
Prepping for your summer skin starts with what you’re feeding it. Think of your skin as a sponge, which is absorbing and using everything you’re putting into your body. One of the most important things your skin and body needs is water. Proteins and good fats are also essential. I can’t tell you how many women I come across that are dried up and raisin-like at 40 because all they did was exercise and cut out all the important things their bodies needed. It’s not rocket science kids: eat your fruit, veggies, lean proteins and fats – and drink plenty of water. After the jump, check out a smoothie recipe that includes everything you need, and can find at home, to get smooth, supple and healthy looking skin.