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2017 Ford Flex Ltd Edition: The More The Merrier

Pack em’ in… it’s party time in the 2017 Ford Flex Ltd. Reminiscent of a 1950’s Woody, this extended sedan crossover is so spacious you’ll wonder why they didn’t install a window divider to separate the driver from the action. If you’re looking for a vehicle that offers mega seating options, this is it. Multi sunroofs add to the luxury as do ‘Limited Edition’ features like the Perforated Leather-Trimmed Seats and a Dual Zone Electronic Temperature Control feature to keep the third row toasty too. All the bells and whistles including the 3.5L EcoBoost engine, Rear View Camera and Blind Spot Information System provide the driver and up to seven passengers a safe and stylish ride. The ultimate multi person adventure ride, the SiriusXM Radio and leather-wrapped steering wheel had me grinning ear to ear, from the seawall to the slopes. FYI: the more the merrier in the 2017 Ford Flex Limited Edition, so pack in the tribe. ...

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Man Up with the Men’s Double Propulsion 60 Jacket

The Smartwool Double Propulsion 60 Jacket impressed me from the start. The look of part jacket / part sweater felt like I was wearing something innovative, new and stylish all at the same time. My impression grew as I wore the technical Smartwool Jacket day in and day out. However, what struck me from the start was the comfort and style. Remarkably light, I was surprised how I never had the issue of feeling too warm. To give the temperature gauge a test run I put the Merino wool and SmartLoft wool insulation through my everyday paces. From work meetings, to post workout attire and every step in between, the Smartwool Double Propulsion 60 Jacket joined me on all my adventures from warm day hikes, cold treks, ski days, hockey practice, events and parties to even just strolls in the Vancouver rain. It’s been hard to find a good zip up technical jacket that I could wear all day without feeling bulky, too warm or uncomfortable.  The Merino wool back panels ensures breathability without overheating which... ...

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High-Five to the 2017 Ford Fusion!

We give these 2017 Ford Fusion features a double high-five as this year’s adventure ride because of the many exciting features from which to choose. 1) The rotary dial gearshift is sleek and easy to use, making more room for driving essentials like USB ports and coffee holders. We loved the advanced, edgy design and smooth gear transition for adventures like heading to Whistler up the Sea to Sky corridor. 2) Sensors galore! From assistance with both parallel and perpendicular parking to cruise control and blind spot sensors, you can trust the Ford Fusion 2017 to give you that extra ‘sense’ of security on the road. 3) LED Headlights are top of the line in quality, design and efficiency. You’ll never go back to Halogen once you’ve tried LED. 4) Heated leather seats and steering wheel fire up in seconds, making your post-adventure return home the ultimate in luxury comfort! 5) Eco Boost for fuel efficiency. The 2.7L EcoBoost engine has 325 horsepower and 350 feet of torque translating to... ...

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Beauty Adventures: What’s the deal with a Chemical Peel?

If you’re going to spend money on one beauty treatment, make it your face. With so many options including injections and facials on the market these days, how on earth does a woman make a choice? First and foremost find a clinic you can trust preferably via word of mouth. Once you’ve gotten some positive feedback from a friend or blogger (hint hint), go ahead and book a consultation. Go prepared to ask lots of questions. When you are ready to book s procedure you will be at ease with your skincare expert. For me, that skincare expert is Rita Moldovanos of Pure Light Laser. As a busy blogger, media personality, adventurer and Mom, I find that I don’t have much time to spend on myself. I’ll be the first to admit that when I came to Rita my skin was looking tired and neglected. With not much of a beauty maintenance program, I looked to her for advice. She recommended a chemical peel followed by microdermabrasion, a quick double... ...

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Play Outdoors End of Summer Bucket List

Saddened by the thought of our 2016 season in the sun coming to an official end this September 22? Milk summer for every last ray of sunshine. You’ve got less than 30 days to give these activities a try before a long cycle of dark, cold, wet days follow. Oh joy! Spend a day on the water No summer is complete without a day on the water and BC residents have countless options. Here are a few suggestions should you need inspiration. Inflatables: Get your summer vibe on with an adult floaty. From single inner tubes, to party islands, trampolines and Sea-Doos, the more the merrier when it comes to enjoying a day on an inflatable. Rent a watercraft: Nothing says summer like a day on the water with friends. If you are not fortunate enough to have a friend with a motorized boat, rent one. Starting at $40 an hour, anyone can rent a boat. Granville Island has a number of rental companies on the dock. Sleep Outdoors Summer... ...

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Leo Awards Gala and Red Carpet 2016

All photos courtesy Kenny Tai Photography Host: Stephanie Florian Host Hair and Makeup: Ruby from What’s Your Look Studio Host Designer Dress: Catherine Regehr And the winners are… Motion Picture Best Motion Picture The Devout Amanda Verhagen, Daniel Hogg, Connor Gaston – Producers Best Direction The BirdwatcherSiobhan Devine Best Screenwriting The Devout Connor Gaston Best Cinematography Charlotte’s Song Naim Sutherland Best Picture Editing The Devout Detritus Kozme Best Visual Effects Numb – Chris Van Dyck, Calvin Romeyn, Erik Jensen, Jodie Camilleri, Camil Adell Best Sound She Who Must Burn Matt Drake, Casey Labatt, Justin Aucoin, Jeff Zipp, Zach Cressman Best Production Design Charlotte’s Song Jessica Leigh Clark-Bojin, Victoria Pearson Best Costume Design Charlotte’s Song Brandon Peterson, Ash Turner Best Make-Up Charlotte’s SongSarah Elizabeth, Audrey Himmer-Jude, Jeannie Satterthwaite, Brendan Mainusch, Amy Leigh Poitras Best Casting The Devout Judy Lee Best Supporting Performance by a Male No Men Beyond This PointCameron McDonald Best Supporting Performance by a Female The Devout Olivia Martin Best Lead Performance by a Male The Devout Charlie Carrick Best Lead Performance by a Female The Devout Ali Liebert Television Movie Best Television Movie On the... ...

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Looking for some adventure in your life?

On May 14th, the crew from Chasing Sunrise – who you might have heard of from their Canada Day sunrise up Mount Seymour with 400 people – is now taking 50 of you and sending you into the unknown for an all expenses paid weekend of adventure, outdoors, and all things Chasing Sunrise. The plan? They are not saying. They’ll be giving you nothing more than a small packing list and a time and place to show up. The rest, you’re just going to have to trust them. But hey, they have a pretty good track record and we all know the best things in life go to those willing to step out of their comfort zones. Want in? Applications are open until May 4th and they will be announcing the winners on May 7th. Chasing Sunrise – Into The Unknown http://chasingsunri.se/the-unknown-is-calling ...

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REVIEW: Return to Grace

As a die-hard Elvis fan, I’ve seen many Elvis performers.  From summer fairs to the Vegas Strip many attempt to take care of business.  Some try to emulate and some try to embody The King but not always with the desired effect. Return to Grace had been on my mind for over a year when my nine year old son was lucky enough to see it in Toronto. Boy was I envious. Elvis was a natural.   Elvis was one-of-a-kind.  Elvis commanded the stage.  Would this artist Steve Michaels even begin to fill Elvis’ Blue Suede Shoes? The spotlight illuminates the stage and we are taken back in time to the 1950’s. Steve Michaels as Elvis Presley is on the Queen Elizabeth Theatre stage with his two band mates. In the words of Elvis, in his original group, “we had a guitar a bass and another guitar”. Sun Records and the start of something big. Michaels voice, a classic microphone and simple stage project the sound of the roots of Rock... ...

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Banff: A Trip for all Adventure Seekers

Come explore Banff, Canada’s first National Park for yourself. You have to see it to believe it. A vacation on the mountain is not exclusive to skiers and snowboarders as one might assume. Come for a little R&R or an adventure or both. A quick flight to Calgary and a 1 ½ hour drive and I was in paradise. My other option was a 9 hour drive from Vancouver but I was anxious to get there. Downtown Banff is condensed into one Main Street with a few streets branching off from it. With hotels at one end, shops and restaurants at the other and jaw-dropping views in every direction, I was mesmerized from the get-go. My stay at The Fox was like having my own chalet. There is even a hot tub in the center of the hotel that resembles a natural grotto and is open to the sky. What better way to wrap up a busy day of snowshoeing Sunshine Meadows or ice walking Johnston Canyon than soaking in... ...

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