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Enjoying a great fashion read and this thank you card. cc: @oakridgestyle @aleesha_h
Sep 9, 2014

Enjoying a great fashion read and this thank you card. cc: @oakridgestyle @aleesha_h

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Sep 8, 2014

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Looking forward to fall 🍂
Sep 8, 2014

Looking forward to fall 🍂

10 fall beauty product you’ll want to try.
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By: Amy Yew
Fall certainly feels like it’s right around the corner with cooler days in Vancouver. The transition to a new season can sometimes wreak havoc on your skin and hair. To help you prepare for the fall, we’ve put together a list of products to try. Personally, I’m a fan of a low maintenance beauty regime since I’m often opting for an extra 10 minutes of sleep in the morning. The products below have hit the mark in terms of effectiveness and ease of use so sit back and let fall sweep you away in the best way possible. 

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Sep 4, 2014

10 fall beauty product you’ll want to try.

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By: Amy Yew

Fall certainly feels like it’s right around the corner with cooler days in Vancouver. The transition to a new season can sometimes wreak havoc on your skin and hair. To help you prepare for the fall, we’ve put together a list of products to try. Personally, I’m a fan of a low maintenance beauty regime since I’m often opting for an extra 10 minutes of sleep in the morning. The products below have hit the mark in terms of effectiveness and ease of use so sit back and let fall sweep you away in the best way possible.
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Study reveals 36% of marriage begin with a hookup.
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By: Amy Yew

he old saying of “why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?” is being challenged by new statistics released by researchers at The University of Virginia. Most people believe that starting a relationship with a hookup is the best way to doom a long-term relationship. Having sex before a commitment from your partner has been thought to lead to all kinds of boundary issues and partners often struggle by putting getting to know each other on the back burner in favor of sex. It is precisely the bond of emotional connection that people believe leads to a long-term committed relationship.
Researchers Galena Rhoades and Scott Stanley from University of Virginia conducted a comprehensive study to look at factors that predict happy relationships.  Rhoades and Stanley recruited 1,000 couples where 418 of the 1,000 participants were married during the study at some point. They found out that approximately one third of marriages begin with a hookup. However, those who began their relationship with a hookup also experience lower marital quality in their relationship. Living with other people previous to participants’ current spouse also led to lower marital quality.

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Sep 3, 2014

Study reveals 36% of marriage begin with a hookup.

bit.ly/1uARKnZ

By: Amy Yew

he old saying of “why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?” is being challenged by new statistics released by researchers at The University of Virginia. Most people believe that starting a relationship with a hookup is the best way to doom a long-term relationship. Having sex before a commitment from your partner has been thought to lead to all kinds of boundary issues and partners often struggle by putting getting to know each other on the back burner in favor of sex. It is precisely the bond of emotional connection that people believe leads to a long-term committed relationship.

Researchers Galena Rhoades and Scott Stanley from University of Virginia conducted a comprehensive study to look at factors that predict happy relationships.  Rhoades and Stanley recruited 1,000 couples where 418 of the 1,000 participants were married during the study at some point. They found out that approximately one third of marriages begin with a hookup. However, those who began their relationship with a hookup also experience lower marital quality in their relationship. Living with other people previous to participants’ current spouse also led to lower marital quality.

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Our chat with model, blogger and designer Anine Bing on her new collection at Holt Renfrew.
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By: Amy Yew
While most of us are trying to make one career work, designer Anine Bing from Los Angeles has made all five of her careers work at the age of 31. She’s been a model, singer, mom, blogger and has currently launched her own clothing line available at Holt Renfrew in Vancouver and Toronto. Her blog Anine’s world is one of the most influential for fashion inspiration and she has over 182,000 followers on Instagram. I had the opportunity to sit down with Anine during the launch of her line to ask her some questions on doing it all and her new collection.



Amy: You’ve done a lot of things in the past. Tell us some highlights.
Anine: I model at 15 and continued to do so for 10-15 years. I’ve traveled the world and it was fun but I wanted something more. I then started a band and it fulfilled me in a certain way. At the same time, I started my blog and got into fashion even more. I started collaborating with some Swedish designers on a jewelry line and some kids collections. I got very interested in the design process and love jeans. I have hundreds of them but none of them was perfect in terms of fit so I decided to make my own. That’s really how it all started was building a pair of jeans and some t-shirts.



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Sep 2, 2014

Our chat with model, blogger and designer Anine Bing on her new collection at Holt Renfrew.

bit.ly/1u0zqUQ

By: Amy Yew

While most of us are trying to make one career work, designer Anine Bing from Los Angeles has made all five of her careers work at the age of 31. She’s been a model, singer, mom, blogger and has currently launched her own clothing line available at Holt Renfrew in Vancouver and Toronto. Her blog Anine’s world is one of the most influential for fashion inspiration and she has over 182,000 followers on Instagram. I had the opportunity to sit down with Anine during the launch of her line to ask her some questions on doing it all and her new collection.

Amy: You’ve done a lot of things in the past. Tell us some highlights.

Anine: I model at 15 and continued to do so for 10-15 years. I’ve traveled the world and it was fun but I wanted something more. I then started a band and it fulfilled me in a certain way. At the same time, I started my blog and got into fashion even more. I started collaborating with some Swedish designers on a jewelry line and some kids collections. I got very interested in the design process and love jeans. I have hundreds of them but none of them was perfect in terms of fit so I decided to make my own. That’s really how it all started was building a pair of jeans and some t-shirts.

For the complete column, click here.

Research shows the bigger the wedding, the happier the marriage.
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By: Amy Yew

Planning a wedding these days can sometimes take a whole team to pull it off. There’s no doubt that anyone can easily get carried away with wedding plans and as the cost goes up, so will most people’s debts. According to the Association of Bridal Consultants, the average cost of a wedding has climbed to $28, 082 in the United Sates. CNN’s statistical numbers for the cost of matrimony in 2013 was also astounding with a reported average number of guests invited to a wedding ranging from 133 to 143 people and over $19 billion spent on wedding registries.
Does it really matter what the size of the wedding is? After all, my parents spent a modest $4000 for 120 guests back in the day and they seem perfectly happy about it. More importantly, does your wedding cost and size have any impact on marital bliss?

For the complete article, click here.
Sep 2, 2014 / 2 notes

Research shows the bigger the wedding, the happier the marriage.

bit.ly/1pD7OWx

By: Amy Yew

Planning a wedding these days can sometimes take a whole team to pull it off. There’s no doubt that anyone can easily get carried away with wedding plans and as the cost goes up, so will most people’s debts. According to the Association of Bridal Consultants, the average cost of a wedding has climbed to $28, 082 in the United Sates. CNN’s statistical numbers for the cost of matrimony in 2013 was also astounding with a reported average number of guests invited to a wedding ranging from 133 to 143 people and over $19 billion spent on wedding registries.

Does it really matter what the size of the wedding is? After all, my parents spent a modest $4000 for 120 guests back in the day and they seem perfectly happy about it. More importantly, does your wedding cost and size have any impact on marital bliss?

For the complete article, click here.

Stacks @tiffanyandco #tcollection
Aug 28, 2014

Stacks @tiffanyandco #tcollection

Gold detail #marcjacobs
Aug 28, 2014

Gold detail #marcjacobs

My amazing four legged sidekick  #nationaldogday
Aug 28, 2014

My amazing four legged sidekick #nationaldogday