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Hello SPRING! Don’t you just love it? The bright colors and everything blooming and beautiful trends.So exciting.So are you ready to read this jam packed issue! We made sure to make this issue one to remember, we got a chance to chat with Danielle “The Rebel”. She spoke about a few things no one new, and that she is coming back sophisticated and sexy. This interview show cased her fun side, hope you enjoy reading that interview. This spring there are some hot hot trends both male and female, enjoy the stylings by Petite Madmoiselle with our models, wearing a few designed by Petite Madmoiselle.We did not stop there we included a few talented writers, for our poetry corner, both poets are extremely talented, enjoy their artist flow. Enough of what is inside, go on and read it for yourself! Enjoy this Spring Issue - J.Dale


Poetry corner

22 Danielle “The Rebel” Hot spots to check out

Editor J.Dale

Models Janessa,Zoe,Iman

Photographers Writers Iva Jericevica J.Dale Vlade Shestakov Dk.Anokye Christena AV Williams


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Entertainment On the radar Killa Kip


Health & Life


Secrets to a longdistace relation ship

how much should you drink?


Fashion&Beauty Spring trends for male 18 Things you need and don’t have

Food 12

Heallthy food tips


Secrets To A Long D i s t a n c e R e lat i o n s h i p Relationships!! Oh boy are they already difficult and to add the strain of long distance can make it significantly harder. But if two people love each other enough, then distance shouldn't matter, right? Well not quite, despite all the ways technology can help us stay in touch, long distance relationships frequently fail for numerous reasons. Communication the biggest barrier of long-distance relationships is the lack of it.Communication can and will ruin a relationship a relationship; it’s not based on the emotional and physical intimacy, but also the ability to resolve conflicts. It’s easier when you can see your partner's facial expressions and non-verbal communication. Phone, text, email, Skype, Morse code (kidding) Instant Messaging, and Facebook are a few ways to communicate but it will be hard to read body-language. Loneliness will happen but it is important that you acknowledge and attempt to alleviate those feelings. Phone sex works wonders! chemistry needed. So physical chemistry is important, plan to see each other as often as possible, got that? It's not easy and both partners need to commit equally but in the end you might be grateful that you did. so, they say right? You want the real deal nothing beats chemistry with your boyfriend/girlfriend. A simple touch keeps you both happy; when there is no connection it’s harder to feel the love.


This is when most people start to look elsewhere, to those who will give them that So you’ve been in the relationship for awhile now and then the “Trust” factor wiggles its way in, truth is over time the relationship decreases confidence and experience degradation, no secret each individual becomes their own person and have their own life to live, roles in the relationship changes. The green monster-Jealousy- will make an appearance, new friends will erupt fights. Fights are already a head ache, so prepare for these changes, it’s important for both partners to commit on becoming trustworthy and trusting. The entire goal is for one or both of you to relocate to be together and, if you have trust in each other, you can get there. If you are in a long distance relationships remember to stick to the goals you both had in mind, if the person is worth it then you are working towards something.Your words are your bond, never make promises or agree to goals you each cannot keep. Keep the relationship honest, and it will last. Things won't always go according to the plan you've set so it is important to anticipate changes and deal with them together as they come up. While, absence may make the heart grow fonder.

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poetry corner Out of many one people Beat the Congo Blow the horn Wave your hand Out of many one people What a vibration In a this little island Even though we can’t live as one But when a party time We unite Nuh matter the culture (it doesn’t) We a full joy we self You have Rasta talking Christians praying

Come enjoy we cultural dish Food galore Go back a your country Tell every boy and girl Say Jamaica nice

Bay song playing (in the context Bay means a lot) Smiles on everybody faces Out many one people So come the Chinese, British, Syrians, Americans, Indians Every Caribbean and rest of the world Come to Jamaica And feel alright Listen some Bob Don’t carry no jewelry Because you will get rob But come and eat Have a feast Enjoy we beach Entertainment Energy a shot Dink a cold beer

We know say crime and violence Corruption A plague But don’t let that stop you Cause everybody welcome Nuh matter taste (It doesn’t) Come in a haste Cause we have a celebration Jam dung vibration Me a tell the politician Say me a send out a special invitation But first we yard need renovation Build up Jamaica And education Cause we live in a paradise Black, green and gold We proud and bold As we motto say Out of many one people Written by: Christena AV Williams

Relax under the coconut tree Feel free We have jerk chicken Curry goat Festival, rice, Bammy Fry and steam fish


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Tears From The Sky

“I’m tired of our game seems you have all the pieces and I’m going insane” truth is she had already left but was hanging on a part of my heartwas attached to a thread she pulled at cause you though I was going too far of all the wounds that was the deepest scar I jerk out of her grasp and laugh “girl let me go”

The sky is crying An ugly shade The colors on our portrait Fade to a dying Grey And run down the frame Never to exist Nothing left to see Nothing to reminisce I should have seen it coming I had a weakness for your Light skin Green eyes Small hips Big thighs I have given us my all….. As she walks toward me in funeral clothes The sky is crying her heels splash in the rain she stops close enough to see why my face is covered in pain looks into my eyes then down into my left hand here we stand over my beating heart knife in my right hand heated with my anger I swing down toward my own organ

the rain seems to amplify the pain it hits and I grit my teeth I break the surface and cut deeper Memories pour out and turn into that shade that ugly grey…… she grabs my hand cause she can’t stand to see the part of me that loved her be tossed aside “baby no…..” fire’s in my eyes

drive the knife though my own heart in my grasp blood’s everywhere the life fades from my face as piece of me falls from grace and as it vacates sorrow rushes to takes its place I just stare at the piece of me I had to let go of... regret sets in I shouldn’t have….. I couldn’t have…… what am I doing? I miss it already vision starts to blur this load is heavy i pick up that piece of me still warm and pulsating and heave it at the one that loved it the most it falls short and bounces to her shoes she looks at me in disbelief our eyes meet hers are full of hurt and guilt mine are empty I’ve destroyed what we’ve built raindrops from her soul run down her face now and my own as she picks up the piece and walk past me my knees crumple hands shake as i fall to the wet ground my own heart I did break as I lie clutching what’s left I can only wonder if it was a mistake….. Written by: D.K. Anokye

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So, instead of high fructose corn syrup, natural candy tends to have regular white cane sugar, which is making a comeback. Honey, molasses and agave nectar are other sweeteners people look for. Natural candy tends to have less sugar than regular brands, which are often little more than sugar plus artificial flavors and colors, to make up for the lack of sugar, the candy often contains more fruit, nuts, more cacao in the chocolate, better oils, and whole grains.

Your probably wondering about the title “Love Sick”, well have you ever eaten so much candy you actually did get sick? I have numerous times, I just LOVE candy. Even if you’re not someone who regularly eats candy, you might still grab a chocolate bar or a couple of gummy bears at your local convenient store and feel OK about eating it. After all, it’s good for you— right?

There are great artificial candies, but you might not think there could be animal products in the candy you are eating, but if you can make sense of the ingredients list, you might be surprised. Gelatin is the big one, but casein (caseinate) and lactose (from milk) and lecithin and albumin (from eggs) can be hidden in candy. No one really reads the ingredients on candy packs; this is a huge factor for those who are vegetarians or who practice a religious belief, make note of the treats you eat. For those like me who adore candy, eat as much as you like and treat yourself.

Well recently the buzz has been that “Candy” is not healthy for you, regardless artificial or natural-branded candy has come along way. You can find green tea-infused organic dark chocolate, Vitamin C-fortified gummy bears, but not everybody will go for that, most people will grab the closest Snicker chocolate bar. A lot of people want to avoid artificial colors and flavors but what is “Natural”. Natural candy is colored with vegetable dyes, which are still concentrated in a laboratory that’s concocted in a laboratory, but made from beets, annatto and anthocyanins, the flavors are derived from non-petroleum sources. Pretty crazy- right?


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Drink Up! How Much Should You Drink? No, we are not talking about “booze” we are talking about the lovely H20 (WATER). It’s obvious water, the most essential thing for the body, not many consume it. It’s crucial for everyone to drink lots of it, especially the very active one. Generally, the average person is not 100 percent hydrated. Add exercise and a warm climate, and it spells dehydration in a big way. Never depend on thirst as a signal, your body's drive to drink is not nearly as powerful as its drive to eat, and the thirst mechanism is even less powerful during exercise. Therefore, you must plan to drink early and often.

How Much Should I Drink?

What Should I Drink while exercising?

Before exercise: Drink one to two cups (eight to 16 ounces) of fluid two hours before exercise to make sure you are well hydrated. Then drink another one-half to one cup immediately before exercise.

After exercise we question if we should reach for a water bottle after exercise or should we hydrate with a sports drink? Well it all depends on how much and how hard you exercise--and how much you like water! The ideal fluid replacement beverage should encourage fluid consumption and promote fluid absorption. If you exercise less than one hour, water should be fine. If you exercise longer than one hour, the fluid should also supply energy to your working muscles. In this case, drink about two to four cups. If you are participating in an ultra-endurance event that lasts four hours or more, you should consume a sports drink that contains sodium. If you are just an average exerciser, you might think sodium in drinks is just a waste. However, sodium may play a different role for you. Sodium helps your body absorb fluid, and along with sugar, sodium may enhance a drink’s taste, which can encourage you to drink more.

During exercise: Drink one-half to one cup every 15 to 20 minutes during exercise. Although this might seem tough at first, once you schedule it into your regular training routine, you will quickly adapt to having fluid in your stomach. In fact, the fuller your stomach is, the faster it will empty. After exercise: Replace any fluid you have lost. Drink two cups of fluid for every pound of body weight you lose during exercise. In hot, humid weather, you need to drink more than usual. (But do not forget that dehydration also occurs during cold weather exercise--your body temperature rises, and you still lose water through perspiration and respiration.)

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Health tips Old habits die hard. If you want to change your habits, you may find it helpful to make realistic and gradual changes one step at a time and at your own pace. It is important to think about what motivates you, what trips you up, and what you enjoy when it comes to eating and activity habits. There is no such thing as a “one-size-fits-all” approach.

Fruit Juice Look in the fridge for the juice that is not made from concentrate. You will give yourself more vitamins and nutrients, and thus more energy by making this choice.

Leave out The Meat

A few days try to skip the meat portion from your dinner plate and get an extra serving of vegetables instead. You will learn to appreciate different types of vegetables and ease your palate into recipes that contain more veggies and less meat.

Bring Your Own snack

Make sure you have something to snack on in your office, so that you can avoid expensive and unhealthy snacks from the vending machine. When shopping at the grocery store, simply get yourself some healthy items.

Ditch Sugary Breakfast

If sugar, high-fructose corn syrup or a similar sweetener is among the first ingredients, don’t buy it. Try a cereal with more grains and less sugar instead.


Bring Your Own Lunch

Cook a little bit extra at dinner and take the leftovers to work for lunch. If you can’t heat food at your workplace, try to bring your own salad instead.

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cajun shrimp and rice

Ingredients 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails intact Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper 4 plum tomatoes, chopped 2 bunches scallions, chopped 3 cups cooked white rice 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Nutrition Facts:

Per serving: Calories 357 Fat 11 g (Saturated 3 g) Cholesterol 176 mg Sodium 537 mg Carbohydrate 40 g Fiber 3 g; Protein 23 g

Directions > Heat the butter, olive oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 1 minute. > Add the Cajun seasoning and shrimp and cook, stirring, until the shrimp begin to curl, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. > Add the tomatoes and scallions to the skillet and cook, stirring, about 1 minute. > Add the rice and 1/4 cup water and continue to cook until the rice is warmed through and the shrimp are opaque, about 3 more minutes. > Stir in the parsley and serve with lemon (Optional)

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make-up & Beauty tip

6 of the BEST LIQUID


Isn’t this exciting?!? Here are a few eyeliners that are less messy when creating the perfect cat eyes, it gets really frustrating when the liners don’t work how you want it toright? So here are 6 of the best liquid eyeliners.

ILLAMASQUA Create a multitude of designs (including a thin, sharp line) with this rich, waterproof liner.

KEVYN AUCOIN This liquid liner boasts an easy-to-handle, ergonomic grip for a steady sweep.

M.A.C Use the very tip of this pen for a thin line, or angle it on its side for a thicker effect.

SMASHBOX Perfect for beginners, this thick pen is easy to control. The wide felt tip allows for thin or thick line application.

NARS Available in a multitude of colors, this pen releases a sheer coat of ink each time for buildable coverage.

NYX A first of its kind, this liner fits in the palm of your hand for complete control.


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6 Items Every Woman

Should Own Black Blazer

A tailored blazer is classic, feminine and looks great on all body types. Pair it with anything: jeans, little dresses, trousers, skirts. Make sure to find one that fits you well and accentuates your waist—you don't want it to look like it's swallowing you!


watch A watch is as much an accessory as it is a timepiece. A gold watch is a great way to dress an outfit up—try leaving it loose so it looks like a bracelet."

oxford shoes These are really funky.These flats are great for a casual outing.

neon clutch A bold suede clutch adds a pop of color to a neutral look—and is just the right size for stashing your essentials.


Every woman knows she should have a little black dress, but it’s important to invest in one that’s special. Look for a dress with a detail—an interesting sleeve, an embellished belt—that makes it unique.

Classic Pointy Toe Pumps

A classic is back—show off your hard-earned strut in unabashedly sexy pointy-toe stilettos.


men fashion


White White has and always will be a spring fashion trend for men. Clean and crisp in all white will win every time.


Better known as smoking slippers, they make amazing slippers as well as other shoes in fun colors, textures, and prints.


The military trend was huge for women and now it found its place in men’s fashion.


Stripes are always popular around the fourth of July for a nautical feel but this spring stripes will be more prevalent.


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Danielle DI the rebel

all about... danielle aka di D

ancehall Reggae artiste D.I. has team up with legendary musicians/producers Sly and Robbie for some promising work. D.I real name is Danielle Isaacs, she was born in Kingston, Jamaica. Danielle 'DI” has a radiant and contagious warmth, her intense eyes and childish grin make Danielle's image quite appealing and unforgettable. Danielle is a force to be reckoned with, this year she is the taking the game by storm with a classy and sophisticated edge. Hitting every one’s hearts with a new single “Pat It Up” and an album on its way called “Danielle The Rebel”. DI is a free spirit who believes in being happy despite the situation; she has the talent to ensure her success. Danielle decided to take time off to work on her art, after her smash hit “Im A Rebel” with fellow Jamaican artist Cherine Anderson and few others like Cecile, Beenie Man and Vybz Kartel.


q- Have you always enjoyed the art of music? DI-Yes, from a little girl.Always liked everything in music Acting school and all that, anything that relates in the arts. q- Any loves, other than music? DI-Nursing, I would definitely be a nurse, but music her true calling. q- Any celeb crushes?

DI-Girl! I have so many crushes; I see a lot that is international [Laughs]. Usher is one of my crush he’s one of the main ones.


If you could have any style what would it be? DI- Really sophisticated and classy! That’s why I am working on my body to get extremely sexy.


Favorite color? DI- Oh, I have so many favorite colors. I would say black because it’s really classy.


Best advice ever given? DI- “Never render evil for evil” my mom tells me that all the time, and I always carry that in my mind.

q-When writing where does your inspiration come from? DI- No specific place, it can be personal or I can be inspired by the vibe.

q- Favorite song, as of this moment?

DI- Stay-Riri and Bad- Wale..I play those two all the time.

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Danielle DI the rebel

Danielle has stayed committed to herself while having intense vocal training; her team has been setting her in the right direction. She has received numerous attentions from the Jamaican industry stretching from neighboring Caribbean islands to as far as Europe, the Americas and Canada. The new album The Rebel, her debut album which is produced by Sly and Robbie, DI said this album is going to target the local and international industry. The tracks on the album are very different and far from what you would expect from a dancehall artiste.

Q&A Continued.......

q-Where would you like to perform?

DI-On the world stage all over. Even at one of the biggest festivals around the world.


q-When did you first start to dj?

DI-Professionally 4-5 years now, but I have been in and out

q-What did your family do to encourage you? DI-My mom is my number one fan she is just all up in it,

q-Who would you most likely to open for?

DI-I would like to open for Beyonce, she’s a great performer, I want to be on that level.

q-If you weren't singing, what would you be doing?


but my family is receptive to everything.

q-If you could dabble in another genre of

DI-No [Laughs] no one is in the arts. Just me I’m the only

DI-Rap because I’m bad. I would want to be a bad rapper chic.I gotta keep it real im not a singer.

music, what would it be?

q-Does else in your family do music?

q-What genre of music can't you stand to lis-


q-Who are your musical inspirations?

ten to?

DI-Omg! All the people on the stage right now like Rihana, Lady Saw, Nicki minaj, they are moving me right now.

DI-I love music, so everything is okay for me.I like them all. Everyting has a different vibe.

q-What embarrassing songs might we find on your music player?

DI-Nothing embarrassing but it’s really embarrassing when I sing Bad-Wale.I sing it really loud and proud [Laughs].


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Rooftop Lounge Thompson Hotel toronto,CA

Currently the city’s hottest of hot spots this new lounge features an infinity pool and 360-degree view of the Toronto cityscape. The Thompson Hotel’s ultra chic image and exclusivity never fails to impress each and every time


Oliver&Bonacini toronto,CA

O&B CafĂŠ Grill has quickly become a hot spot since its debut in June 2010. This 14,500 square foot stylish bar and lounge includes a wrap around patio facing both Front and Yonge Streets.Its menu offers a wide variety of appetizers and entrees to choose from and a lovely cocktail/wine list.



Bamboo Blu Ocho Rios,Jamaica

Bamboo Blu restaurant is one of the only dining destinations in Mammee Bay to actually offer a beach and oceanfront restaurant dining experience. Bamboo Blu offers a one of a kind menu ranging from mouthwatering lobster, burgers, pasta’s, and our Jamaican twist to Bruschetta, phenomenal Jerk dishes and much more!

Ivy Supper Club toronto,CA

“ Chic, bold, and timeless; Ivy is the ultimate social paradise. �


quad night Club Kingston ,Jamaica

A stylish and fashion-forward crowd fills this multi-level nightclub each weekend. Quad is actually four nightclubs in one building, so you can enjoy jazz on one level and reggae on another.


A Club with a different vibe. Club Privilege plays host to 160 high end liquors unknown to Jamaica’s local distributors. A real dance floor, real top shelf liquor, A sound system that could vibrate the walls.



the rise

Killa Kip

Toronto’s up and coming rapper, has been making a few headlines, so we had to get the scoop on this artist on the rise. Killa Kip was born in a small island known as St.Vincent and the Grenadines raised by his grandmother. At the age of 10 his mother sent for him and his brother. They resided in Montreal, Quebec for about five years, at the age of sixteen an altercation happened where his mother then forced he and his brother to move to Scarborough, Ontario. Due to that major move from Montreal,to Scarborough, Killa Kip started to really push himself to pursue music, he continued to write and seen the feed back he was getting.

Q&A q-What’s the meaning behind your artist name? Is there a significant reason? K-My real name is KIP. I got the name KILLA KIP because i started off rapping as a battle rapper and every battle i entered i won. people use to say I kill rappers so thats how i got the name KILLA KIP. q-How long have you been around for? K-I started rapping at the age of 13 now im 24, so iv been around for 11 years. q-When you are creating a new song where does the inspiration come from? K-My inspiration comes from my pass life and my present life. What happened and what im going through. q-What’s the story behind your latest song? K-The name of my last song is FAKE FRIENDS.The reason why I made that song is because i had a lot of friends who i thought was my real friends but turned out to be fake. q-What do you bring to music? K-I bring originality, swag, and real talks to this music industry. q-Why did you all decide to make music? K-Ever since i was born i had a passion for music. I always thought it was amazing how someone can gather all their emotions and put it in a song to express the way their feeling. Thats why i decided to make music.

q- Greatest moment so far? K-My greatest moment so far is the project im working on right now called I $PIT MOVIE$.I feel like this is my best work so far, every moment is a blessing. q- what makes your music authentic? K-What makes my music authentic is my style and the message. I dont just rap I SPIT MOVIES which means whatever I rap about I make it so my fans can see my story instead of just hearing it. q- Do you get nervous when you perform? K-I think everyone gets nervous at first not knowing how the crowed might respond, but after 1 minute of being on stage all of that nervous feelings go away. q-Do you feel there is a message in your music? K-YES. im trying to show young up and coming artists like myself that no matter how hard the struggle may get, never give up and you will get to where you wanna be.Be positive. q- Do you have any other pastime besides, making music? K-Apart from making music my second passion would be for engineering; I've engineered a few of my own music in the past.


on the radar shi wisdom Toronto’s songbird is still a force to be reckonned with. Shi has just released a few new tracks and they are SILK to everyones ears.Keep a look out for this fire cracker.

philknox Canadian rapper Phil Knox is definitely on fire and on our radar.His smooth lyrics are are calming and realistic, no wonder he is getting the buzz, he needs.


Canadian-based Dancehall sensation, Alty-B Canadian-based dancehall sensation has teamed up with services fellow emerging singjay, Richie Loop on their new track, Island Girl.The single, produced by Dray Don Productions, be on the lookout for Alty-B this summer, this is track is FIRE!



Jamaican dancehall artist Daminance is on our radar. His electric lyrics are crazy.He has a crazy style when it comes to dancehall music, he jas a song called Tipsy which is banging!

cheeko muir Dub-Poet Cheekomuir is an inspirational upcoming reggae artiste with the aim of spreading his expressive music to the four corners of the earth in an attempt to instigate conscious growth. With his edgy lyrics and dedication to spread his music, he is on our radar, keep posted on this young artist.

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