Toasting the Summer Goodbye

August 29th, 2014 by Vicki No comments »

Summer’s almost over, but there’s still time to savour the last hot days of the season. What better way to beat the heat than with a refreshing, tasty beverage? Here are some seasonal favourites we’ve recently been sipping. Choose your fave to enjoy as the perfect way to bid farewell to summer.

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Second Cup Frozen Lemonade
A cold glass of lemonade has “summer” written all over it – now throw it in a blender with ice and you’ve got an icy variety of the season’s best thirst quencher. Second Cup’s version is cool and crisp with a light, tangy flavour. Perfect for sipping while sitting on a patio!


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DAVIDsTEA Cotton Candy
Make an iced version of this caffeine-free tea that starts off with a sweet base of green rooibos and then combines nut brittle, candied mango and cotton candy sprinkles to create a flavour reminiscent of everyone’s favourite carnival treat. The cotton candy flavour is part of the specialty tea retailer’s Carnival Collection, which also includes four other distinct fairground flavours: Cherry Snowcone, Caramel Corn, Pink Lemonade, and Root Beer Float. Yum!

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Booster Juice Canadian Colada
One of the options from Booster Juice’s Spirit Smoothie menu, this oh-so-delicious smoothie is made from a blend of pineapples, coconut, bananas, and vanilla frozen yogurt. It’s our go-to drink when we’re looking for a cold treat with a nice Vitamin C kick, too.


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Starbucks Teavana Shaken Iced Passion Tango Tea
For a taste of the tropics, we’ve been gulping this iced tea that’s an infusion of hibiscus, apple, lemongrass and natural tropical flavours. The Teavana menu also includes Iced Blackberry Mojito Tea Lemonade, Iced Peach Green Tea Lemonade, Iced Green Tea, and Iced Black Tea, so get to your local Starbucks and ask the barista to shake one of these up for you today.

 

 

PC-watermelon-lemon-sodaPresident’s Choice Watermelon Lemonade Soda
Okay, now why hasn’t anyone thought to combine these two quintessentially summer flavours together before? We’re so glad President’s Choice did – the result is a soda with a sweet watermelon flavour tamed with a zesty lemony tang. Best of all, there are no artificial flavours or artificial colours. Cheers to that!

Our favourite #Instamoments of the week, VMA edition

August 26th, 2014 by Marie-Pier Alary No comments »

This past Sunday, the MTV Video Music Awards took place. We followed live on TV, as well as on Instagram, just to check out the stars’ red carpet looks. Here are a few of our faves from the evening.

#Instamoment: Kim Kardashian in Balmain

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Yes, we know: Kim’s dress is (very) revealing. But can’t say that she isn’t true to herself! We adore the geometric prints, and the cape top of her dress.

#Instamoment: Rita Ora in Donna Karan Atelier

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The gorgeous singer wore a slip-inspired dress, staying very much on-trend. Her silver accessories complete here look, which includes her picture-perfect makeup.

#Instamoment: Miley Cyrus in Alexandra Vauthier Couture

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The starlet who’s prone to more eccentric outfits surprise dis with a sober but elegant crop top paired with leather pants. We can’t help but love it!

#Instamoment: Solange Knowles in H&M Studio Collection

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We loved her masculine look, which was still super-feminine thanks to her outfit’s sparkles and those strappy sandals! And that hair? Love!

#Instamoment: Nina Dobrev in Zuhair Murad

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The actress was simply flawless on the red carpet. Draped at the chest and at the waist, the dress fit her perfectly. We particularly adored that her dress’ top paired perfectly with her lips. How chic!

#Instamoment: Jason Derulo in Gentleman Collection by David Thomas

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Yes, there were a slew of well-dressed gents in the house! The singer wore white-on-white which paired nicely with girlfriend Jordin Sparks. Paired with silver accessories—offering a “bad boy” look—we congratulate him on his bold choice.

Red Carpet Style: the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

August 26th, 2014 by Vicki No comments »

Last night, television’s hottest and brightest were at the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. From some shockers (Sherlock beat out The Normal Heart in the acting categories? What?!) and repeat winners (Modern Family? Really?), but it was the red carpet that was full of surprises!

Check out our favourite styles of the evening:

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Many stars rocked the red carpet in red, but none did it as flawlessly as Mad Men star Christina Hendricks, in this satin Marchesa gown.

Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, who took home the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy statuette, was simple but stunning in Carolina Herrera.

» Read more: Red Carpet Style: the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

This Weekend at the Box Office (Aug 22-23-24)

August 22nd, 2014 by Vicki No comments »

Happy Friday! Whether you’re seeking a romantic comedy, a drama, or a crime thriller this weekend, there’s something for everyone with today’s movie releases:

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Daniel Radcliffe stars in the romantic comedy The F Word as Wallace, a young man who falls in love with Chantry (Zoe Kazan), but she’s already in a relationship with another man.

Chloe Grace Moretz stars in If I Stay, playing a girl who, after getting into a car accident and is in a coma, has an out-of-body experience and must decide whether to live or die.

9 years after the original Sin City film, its sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For, boasting an all-star cast including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, and Jessica Alba.

Our favourite #instamoments of the week: #IceBucketChallenge edition

August 20th, 2014 by Marie-Pier Alary No comments »

The #IceBucketChallenge; we’re sure you’ve heard of it by now, since everyone on your Facebook or Instagram feed has been taking part. Including our favourite celebrities, who have taken the challenge, with some added flair and originality. Here are a few of our favourites (click on the links to view the videos). And to support the cause for ALS, click here.

#Instamoment: Lady Gaga

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» Read more: Our favourite #instamoments of the week: #IceBucketChallenge edition

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