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Can we take a moment and talk Miroslava Duma @PFW?
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By: Amy Yew
Paris Fashion Week has brought out the best of the best. From Jennifer Lawrence basically palming Emma Watson in the face to the wall of flowers at the Dior couture show, we’re enjoying every fashionable moment wishing we could be there. In true fashion, editor of Buro24/7 and Harper’s Bazaar alumni Miroslava Duma hasn’t disappointed photographers and bloggers from around the globe earning her the title of the ultimate style muse. This 5’2” Russian beauty is showing us just how it’s done.
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Jul 9, 2014 / 3 notes

Can we take a moment and talk Miroslava Duma @PFW?

bit.ly/1qksUXb

By: Amy Yew

Paris Fashion Week has brought out the best of the best. From Jennifer Lawrence basically palming Emma Watson in the face to the wall of flowers at the Dior couture show, we’re enjoying every fashionable moment wishing we could be there. In true fashion, editor of Buro24/7 and Harper’s Bazaar alumni Miroslava Duma hasn’t disappointed photographers and bloggers from around the globe earning her the title of the ultimate style muse. This 5’2” Russian beauty is showing us just how it’s done.

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RG @daisygo : My beautiful wifies! Can’t wait to meet little Emily. #daisysbabyshower
Jul 8, 2014

RG @daisygo : My beautiful wifies! Can’t wait to meet little Emily. #daisysbabyshower

Singles are less celebrated than couples with children
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By: Amy Yew
Babies. Weddings. Babies. As my big 3-0th birthday approaches, it seems like my weekends are filled with cyclical patterns of baby showers and wedding. It became even more apparent when my bank statement revealed that most of what I spent in the last few months were to celebrate someone else’s milestone. It begs the important question of what celebrations awaits those who are single in their 30s’ equivalent to a wedding or baby shower? After all, singles in their 30s’ often have to overcome societal pressure to settle down or procreate (which for some reason always lends itself to a somewhat archaic explanation like you should pass on your genes and you don’t want to die alone do you?). 
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Jul 8, 2014

Singles are less celebrated than couples with children

http://bit.ly/1nbBTLh

By: Amy Yew

Babies. Weddings. Babies. As my big 3-0th birthday approaches, it seems like my weekends are filled with cyclical patterns of baby showers and wedding. It became even more apparent when my bank statement revealed that most of what I spent in the last few months were to celebrate someone else’s milestone. It begs the important question of what celebrations awaits those who are single in their 30s’ equivalent to a wedding or baby shower? After all, singles in their 30s’ often have to overcome societal pressure to settle down or procreate (which for some reason always lends itself to a somewhat archaic explanation like you should pass on your genes and you don’t want to die alone do you?).

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RG @mrg1986 : @amy_yew takes a swing @joefortesvan #jftweetup (at Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House)
Jul 4, 2014

RG @mrg1986 : @amy_yew takes a swing @joefortesvan #jftweetup (at Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House)

3 tea infused summer cocktail recipes to keep you cool
http://www.vancourier.com/opinion/blogs/style-by-yew-1.685160/3-summer-tea-infused-cocktail-recipes-that-will-keep-you-cool-1.1193702?blogRssReaderId=7.6871
By: Amy Yew

If you ask me to choose between coffee or tea, I will undoubtedly always say tea. It offers great health benefits and is perfect to calm your soul. There’s a quiet sophistication about tea that brings you back to a very regal time period of early Victorian tea parties with women in fancy dresses. During my visit to the Urban Tea Merchant here in Vancouver, I learned that tea is even more versatile than we think. You don’t have to wait for fall or winter to enjoy the great flavours that tea has to offer. Turns out, tea can also be perfect for summer.
A twist on the traditional ice tea (and for the adults), Urban Tea Merchant shared some of their favorite summer time tea infused cocktails that’s perfect for a garden party or to share with some friends.
Cheers to summer!

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Jul 4, 2014

3 tea infused summer cocktail recipes to keep you cool

http://www.vancourier.com/opinion/blogs/style-by-yew-1.685160/3-summer-tea-infused-cocktail-recipes-that-will-keep-you-cool-1.1193702?blogRssReaderId=7.6871

By: Amy Yew

If you ask me to choose between coffee or tea, I will undoubtedly always say tea. It offers great health benefits and is perfect to calm your soul. There’s a quiet sophistication about tea that brings you back to a very regal time period of early Victorian tea parties with women in fancy dresses. During my visit to the Urban Tea Merchant here in Vancouver, I learned that tea is even more versatile than we think. You don’t have to wait for fall or winter to enjoy the great flavours that tea has to offer. Turns out, tea can also be perfect for summer.

A twist on the traditional ice tea (and for the adults), Urban Tea Merchant shared some of their favorite summer time tea infused cocktails that’s perfect for a garden party or to share with some friends.

Cheers to summer!

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Skin care line Mereadesso keeps your beauty routine simple and effective
http://www.vancourier.com/opinion/blogs/style-by-yew-1.685160/skin-care-line-mereadesso-keeps-beauty-simple-and-effective-1.1159537?blogRssReaderId=7.6871
By: Amy Yew
When it comes to knowing what a women on the go needs, CEO of Mereadesso skin care line Linda Stephenson wins the prize. She’s created an all in one product that will eliminate the piles of beauty product cluttering up your bathroom counter. The best part? It actually works!



I met up with Linda to chat about the line and answer some burning questions I had. By the end of the meeting, I learned a lot more about the beauty industry and how beauty products worked than I ever expected. As a graduate in microbiology, chemistry and botony, she was beyond knowledgeable and  even worked for prominent companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Mary Kay, MAC cosmetics, Estee Lauder and Clinique on their product development team. She may just be the ultimate beauty guru  we’ve been searching for.                                


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Jul 4, 2014

Skin care line Mereadesso keeps your beauty routine simple and effective

http://www.vancourier.com/opinion/blogs/style-by-yew-1.685160/skin-care-line-mereadesso-keeps-beauty-simple-and-effective-1.1159537?blogRssReaderId=7.6871

By: Amy Yew

When it comes to knowing what a women on the go needs, CEO of Mereadesso skin care line Linda Stephenson wins the prize. She’s created an all in one product that will eliminate the piles of beauty product cluttering up your bathroom counter. The best part? It actually works!

I met up with Linda to chat about the line and answer some burning questions I had. By the end of the meeting, I learned a lot more about the beauty industry and how beauty products worked than I ever expected. As a graduate in microbiology, chemistry and botony, she was beyond knowledgeable and  even worked for prominent companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Mary Kay, MAC cosmetics, Estee Lauder and Clinique on their product development team. She may just be the ultimate beauty guru  we’ve been searching for.                               

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On-again/off-again relationship and why we keep going back
http://www.vancourier.com/opinion/blogs/heart-of-vancouver-1.685161/on-again-off-again-relationships-why-do-we-keep-going-back-1.1155954?blogRssReaderId=7.6871
By: Amy Yew

There’s nothing like the familiar. Having history with someone can have a profound impact on who you are today. Let’s face it, technology has largely impacted how we connect with others including those who we choose to leave behind. On/off relationships are now becoming increasingly common. A recent study found that 74% of people are having sex with an ex after a breakup. Going back to an ex can feel like a habit that’s hard to break. It can occupy your emotional space, consume your time and inhibit you from forming  meaningful relationships.
According to a recent study in 2011 from the University of Texas, 40% of couples report breaking up and renewing a relationship with the same partner. 60% of people reported having experienced an on/off relationship.75% of people report renewing relationship more than twice with a partner in the past. On/off partners also report more negative aspects and few positive aspects compared to non-cyclical relationships.

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Jul 4, 2014 / 1 note

On-again/off-again relationship and why we keep going back

http://www.vancourier.com/opinion/blogs/heart-of-vancouver-1.685161/on-again-off-again-relationships-why-do-we-keep-going-back-1.1155954?blogRssReaderId=7.6871

By: Amy Yew

There’s nothing like the familiar. Having history with someone can have a profound impact on who you are today. Let’s face it, technology has largely impacted how we connect with others including those who we choose to leave behind. On/off relationships are now becoming increasingly common. A recent study found that 74% of people are having sex with an ex after a breakup. Going back to an ex can feel like a habit that’s hard to break. It can occupy your emotional space, consume your time and inhibit you from forming  meaningful relationships.

According to a recent study in 2011 from the University of Texas, 40% of couples report breaking up and renewing a relationship with the same partner. 60% of people reported having experienced an on/off relationship.75% of people report renewing relationship more than twice with a partner in the past. On/off partners also report more negative aspects and few positive aspects compared to non-cyclical relationships.

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Summer overalls
Jun 23, 2014

Summer overalls

Finally! A vegan friendly nail lacquer
http://www.vancourier.com/opinion/blogs/style-by-yew-1.685160/vancouver-based-la-couleur-coutoure-creates-vegan-friendly-nail-lacquer-1.1136242?blogRssReaderId=7.6871
By: Amy Yew

The all natural organic wave has hit Vancouver like no other. You can now find gluten free products in nearly any grocery store and even fashion designers have adopted the eco-friendly route when it comes to their products. It seems like nail lacquers are hot on its trails too. I’m no stranger to people complaining about the strong smell of nail lacquers when they walk into my home shortly after an application. You’ll usually find me scrambling just before a dinner party putting a coat of polish on since I don’t want to disturb my nails while prepping for the night. It often leads me to think that the strong smell associated with the polish probably isn’t all that great for your nails to begin with especially when you take a look at the long list of hard to pronounce ingredients on the back label.

La Couleur Couture (LACC) is Vancouver based brand that offers a natural alternative for nail lacquer. Founder and creative director Farima Hakkak’s goal was to provide women with a great quality product in the most healthy way possible. The LACC brand is now carried at 16 boutiques in British Columbia including Secret Location and over 750 Shoppers Drug Mart across the country. The polishes are gluten free, toxic free, paraben free, cruelty free, high pigment, high shine and fast drying. We were so excited and went straight to Farima to ask some burning questions we have about her new line. 

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Jun 20, 2014

Finally! A vegan friendly nail lacquer

http://www.vancourier.com/opinion/blogs/style-by-yew-1.685160/vancouver-based-la-couleur-coutoure-creates-vegan-friendly-nail-lacquer-1.1136242?blogRssReaderId=7.6871

By: Amy Yew

The all natural organic wave has hit Vancouver like no other. You can now find gluten free products in nearly any grocery store and even fashion designers have adopted the eco-friendly route when it comes to their products. It seems like nail lacquers are hot on its trails too. I’m no stranger to people complaining about the strong smell of nail lacquers when they walk into my home shortly after an application. You’ll usually find me scrambling just before a dinner party putting a coat of polish on since I don’t want to disturb my nails while prepping for the night. It often leads me to think that the strong smell associated with the polish probably isn’t all that great for your nails to begin with especially when you take a look at the long list of hard to pronounce ingredients on the back label.

La Couleur Couture (LACC) is Vancouver based brand that offers a natural alternative for nail lacquer. Founder and creative director Farima Hakkak’s goal was to provide women with a great quality product in the most healthy way possible. The LACC brand is now carried at 16 boutiques in British Columbia including Secret Location and over 750 Shoppers Drug Mart across the country. The polishes are gluten free, toxic free, paraben free, cruelty free, high pigment, high shine and fast drying. We were so excited and went straight to Farima to ask some burning questions we have about her new line.

For the full article, click here.