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table of contents beauty

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26 Beauty Mark 80 Nail Shapes 96 The Royal Treatment 62 Summer Hair Care lifestyle

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92 Helicopter Parenting 98 The History of Swimwear leisure 14 Book-mark 22 Real Experience, Real People 82 Celebrity Spotlight: Adam Korson food 50 Drinks 72 Bahn Mi Tacos 75 Kim’s Kale Salad 104 Artic Cocktails

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MAY & JUNE 2014

a letter from the editor

Editor In Chief: Kristie Stoodley

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copy writers: Chris Nicol Joanna Nicol Ravneet takhar Lisa MacDonald

an you believe it’s already been a year? Oh, how time flies! The team and I are so excited to bring you our one

year anniversary issue, packed full of fashion, beauty, and the lifestyle topics that you love.

Design Leads: Cathy Nicholes Nikki Chan

We would not have made it this far without the help from our talented and wonderful contributors. We thank each and

Contributors Writers: Lisa MacDonald Tami El Sombati Adriana Abdolmaleki Megan E Stacey Emily Kline Jennifer Steele, Mario Rigby Erin Nichols LUX Design Joy David-Tilberg Yael Gottesman Delia Lupan Lauren Pantoliano LG Davidson

every one of you for all the hard work and dedication you have supplied us with over the year. To our readers, without you, we could not have continued to do what we do. Thank you for being so supportive and rooting for us every step of the way. We will continue to bring remarkable content for your eyes to enjoy. Inside our anniversary issue, you will find colourful pages of fashion and beauty to pump you up for the spring and summer months ahead. From sexy swimsuits to boho-chic

Photographers: Benjo Arwas Diana Ragland Sam Assam Anthony Turano Fabio Bozzetti Mike Nguyen Ruth Schmidt Fox Harvard Vincent Lions

fashions, we have everything covered. Devour our fabulous food and drink section this issue with a special surprise to help you add a refreshing flare to a BBQ party. Also, learn more about sexy celeb Adam Korson from the hit show SEED.

If you would like to contribute to future issues, please contact remark@seekrmedia.com

For any dispute in copyright, or for reprint inquiries please contact: mail@seekrmedia.com. Remark Magazine and distinctive logo and trademarks are owned by Seekr Media.

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And remember, stay true to yourself, be you,

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a foodie paradise by lisa macdonald

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he last thing that I expected to be raving about after my trip to Anguilla were the Brussels sprouts. It must take a pretty special brussel sprout to outshine the beaches with sand as white and fine as sugar and the waters so magnificent and electric blue that you almost forget to breathe.

Anguilla is a tiny island about a 20 minute ferry ride north of St. Martin. Although it is only about 16 kilometers long and 3 kilometers wide, its landscape is packed with the stunning beauty you’d expect from the Caribbean. Its scenery is a mosaic of colors constantly transforming as the sun sweeps

across the sky, shifting the shades of blue, green and white into an ever evolving crescendo of beauty. What sets Anguilla apart from the rest of the Caribbean is its ambition to be a mecca for those of us who plan our vacations around where to eat. Leading the charge of Anguilla’s food culture revolution is CuisinArt Golf Resort and Spa, nestled into the sparkling waters of Rendezvous Bay on the south side of the island. This luxurious five star resort not only boasts pristine beaches framed on one side by the stunning cycles of the sky and luscious landscape on the others, but is also home to five world class restaurants helmed by Executive Chef Jasper Schneider. the stylish life magazine |

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travel What Chef Schneider has achieved at the CuisinArt is nothing short of gastronomical bliss. According to Schneider, his vision for the resort was to be able to offer his guests something completely different for each night of their stay. Using ingredients grown from the 18,000 square foot hydroponic green house on the resort property, Chef Schneider and his team are able to use the freshest ingredients possible to prepare their culinary delights. They use these ingredients to prepare truly inspired and unique dishes such as the utterly decadent foie gras stuffed “DuckDuck-Goose� Gyoza at the Tokyo Bay restaurant and the more traditional but just as inspired bolognaise sauce at Restaurant Italia. Chef Schneider and his team take the time to make sure that each and every ingredient shines.

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This is how the seductiveness of the caviar, truffles and foie gras that can be found infused throughout his beautiful creations, which showcase the freshest fish and the most decadent lamb, cannot take attention away from even the humblest of ingredients, the Brussels sprout. Served at Tokyo Bay, which is situated above the Venus Spa, and prepared to crispy, salty perfection using puffed rice and dried sisho, these tiny green vegetables are a house favourite. For those of us that don’t plan our holidays around where to eat, there are plenty of other attractions at CuisinArt. For those who prefer to golf, there is the 18 hole Greg Norman Signature course situated just a few hundred yards from the front lobby of the main resort. Not only is the course challenging and immaculately maintained, but the elevated views from the course are some of the most breathtaking on the island.


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leisure

Author

ingrid ricks

bookmark

Hippie Boy A Girl’s Story By Adriana Abdolmaleki

While reading Hippie Boy:

of great triumph coupled

A Girl’s Story, it is hard to

with moments of deep

tell whether Ingrid Ricks is a

frustration, anger, hurt and

victim in the story of her life,

disappointment.

or if she is the heroine. It’s the 1970s and Ricks sets

named for her childhood

the scene of her dysfunctional

nickname from her father,

American Mormon family

is an important book for

with a highly religious and

those who feel like they can’t

impressionable mother, a

come through adversity. It’s a

get-rich-quick always-on-

wonderful book for those who

the-road salesman father

long to find their own voice.

and too many children. As the story develops with divorce, poverty, abuse, remarriages and exploitation of Church-given powers, Ricks’ story seems to be filled with characters who you can both root for and loathe within the same chapter. There are moments

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You may not always agree with the decisions that are made, or the way things are dealt with, but you will always end up rooting for Hippie Boy, the strong, loving, and devoted heroine who learns to trust herself and take control of her own life.


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Bangkok Garden was one of the first restaurants to bring traditional Thai cuisine and culture to Toronto over 30 years ago, and is acclaimed as one of North America’s premier Thai restaurants. Enjoy lunch and dinner in a casual fine-dining atmosphere. From seafood, silky rich curries, and exotic soups, to barbecued and fiery stir fried dishes, Bangkok Garden offers authentic Thai cuisine in a truly unique atmosphere. bangkok garden | 18 Elm Street, Toronto | 416.977.6748 | bangkokgarden.ca @BangkokGardenTO

Open Daily Lunch: Monday to Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm Dinner: Monday to Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm Lunch Buffet: Monday to Friday $15.95

Reservations recommended. bangkokgarden.ca or 416.977.6748 Award-winning wine list, Prix Fixe Menu and Chef’s Tasting Menu available by reservation. A perfect venue for group events.


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VIVID shades

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Electric Blues: Electric shades of blue with pops of neon don't have to be scary. Create a water color effect by blending the edges with a fluffy brush. Add a hint of mascara for definition and contrast.

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Bright Lacquered Lips: Super pigmented, glossy lips are all the rage this season. Bright and playful pinks come in a variety of tones, so you will find one that is perfect for you. Keep this look modern by pairing it with fresh looking skin and minimal makeup on the eyes.

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Fiery Eyes: Turn up the heat this summer with shades of burnt orange-reds and yellow golds. Catch the light using shadows with a shimmery finish. the stylish life magazine |

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Get Cheeky: Give the heavy contour shades a rest this summer and opt for bright pops of color on the cheeks. Try cream blushes or stains for a glowing and radiant complexion.

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Summer Classic: Orange-you glad this shade will never go out of style? This staple orange-red colour works for day or night. Keep makeup soft for daytime and let your lips be the focus. At night, play up the eyes more in smokey bronze shades.

Photographer: Sam Assam (www.samassam.com) | Makeup & Hair: Joy David-Tilberg (www.joyofmakeup.ca) Model: Emily Fox @Next Models

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Real Experience, Real People

Designed to the Limit By emily kline

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lifestyle custom piece of jewellery is every woman’s dream. Something unique and different to call your own. Prila, an exquisite fine jewellery brand helps to create long-lasting, sparkling memories.

One fateful day, two women with an undeniable love for fashion and jewellery crossed paths at a boutique and hit it off instantly. Priya, an accomplished entrepreneur with a passion for luxury, custom designed her own jewellery. She soon built up a network of people asking her to design unique pieces. Laurie, a born artist and former abstract painter, had a love for colour, shape and design. Together, they decided to turn their passions into a business and collaboratively created the brand Prila. The founders of Prila are in the studio almost daily, designing and working with a variation of stones. Laurie and Priya are always taking on new projects and working on different creations and sketches. “The studio is our playing ground. We put everything on the table and use our imaginations. Expression of our unique individual style is key,” says Laurie. Diamonds and gemstones, gold, and platinum, Prila uses a variety of fine materials to create their one of-a-kind, custom pieces. When a particular size of stone is requested, Prila will source the stone, or their gemologists will hand cut a raw one. The prices for these custom pieces begin at around $1,500 and then, the sky is the limit. If you’re interested in ordering a custom creation or even designing your own piece, it is easy with Prila. “It all starts with an email, phone call, an in person meeting or Skype. We are able to customize at the convenience of our clients,” says Priya. The concept of Prila is all about customization. “We thrive on working one on one with clients and creating a design which compliments their individual tastes,” says Laurie. The design process starts with sketches, eventually turning into a final drawing. Once the drawings are approved, the women start the process of creating the final piece. “If necessary, we do have the capability to show the design using a computer generated image before we move to the final product, but process is not always needed,” says Priya. The women also provide a signed, final drawing done by hand as a keepsake for special occasion pieces. What’s new and upcoming for this dynamic duo is an exclusive collection for a soon to be revealed luxury store. “This collection will truly reflect our unique personalities,” says Priya.

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High-Rise Studded Denim Shorts - Guess $80 These one-of-a –kind shorts are washed to a perfect medium indigo shade and are detailed with trouser zipper pockets, dome studs and retro buttons. www.guess.ca

The Ella Thong - Dear Kate $32 Fall in love with the details, from the exquisite patterned black lace, sheer sides to the rich emerald trim and precious bow. With a leak-resistant fabric on the outside, to keep you prepared for anything. www.dearkates.com

Nude Tan Prime & Bronze - dior $42 Both a foundation primer and gradual self-tanner, you will be bronzed and glowing all summer long. www.thebay.com

Nude Shimmer Powder - dior $57 Summer beauty is all about fresh, illuminated skin. This illuminating powder in Amber combines radiance and a flush of colour in one. www.thebay.com


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Pinona Verde Necklace - Nobia $50 Looking for a statement piece this summer? This bold and bright necklace will pop any outfit with its chunky and colourful design. www.nobia.ca

Minty Mojito - Trind $13 One of Europe’s most trusted hand and nail care line is now available in North America. This fabulous minty green is perfect for your summer nails and all of Trind’s polishes help to maintain the health and vitality of your nails. www.trind.ca

Lip Gloss - NARS $29 The NEW formulation of NARS glosses, lavishly coats the lips in a full spectrum of magnificent shades, all with a natural shine. With a silky texture and doe-foot applicator, the application is more precise and lasts longer. www.narscosmetics.ca

Shaker Chainlink Bracelet - Roule & Company $35,000 Spice up your wrist with this bracelet made from 18k rose gold and covered in 75cts rubies. www.rouleandco.com

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Shirt: MRZ DRESS: MARCOBOLOGNA

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Jacket: CHRISTIANO BURANI SKIRT: MANOUSH

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SHIRT: JONATHAN SAUNDERS BRACLETES: ACCESSORIZE

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beauty T-SHIRT: MANOUSH SKIRT: AU JOUR LE JOUR JACKET: DAIZY SHELY STRIPED SKIRT: MRZ

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Photographer: Fabio Bozzetti www.fabiobozzetti.com | Retoucher: Stella Bonasoni | Stylist: Fabio Mercurio www.fabiomercurio.com | Asst. Stylist: Andrea Signori Makeup: Fausto Cavaleri | Hair: Hannette Woods | Models: Phoebe O’Hanlon @Elite Models & Elodie Russel @Woman Management

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letter from chad the connell editor

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health

The grass is growing, birds are chirping, and

There are a few things you need to do this week in

yet you are afraid to reveal what’s underneath

order to get you started with your new fitness goals:

your oversized winter coat. You’re hurrying for solutions while you and your friends are planning trips to the nearest beaches and patios in town. However, to your demise you realize the last time you stepped foot in a gym was last summer. What do you do now? You hit your local gym for two to three weeks killing all the cardio machines, possibly flirt with a couple of trainers to get the latest and greatest fitness tips, while participating in a few bootcamp or yoga classes. According to your scale you’ve lost some weight, though not significantly enough to satisfy you like that bikini goddess you wished to be.

So why are you not seeing results?!

First, in order for you to achieve the best results possible, begin scheduling your workout programs as a high priority. Spend at minimum three times a week doing physical activities whether that be in the gym, outdoor runs or playing sports, stay active throughout the week. Be consistent and be committed. Personally I like to train with a training partner. They don’t have to be at your fitness level, training partners can be fun and morally supportive. Secondly, create or follow a workout regime that you can easily stick with. It doesn’t have to be over the top, it just needs to include a variety of exercises that addresses increase in strength, endurance and hypertrophy (building lean muscle). • Strength training is used to help properly align the body, prevent bad posture, alleviate back pain, and increases bone density to help prevent

The answer for most people is lack of preparation

osteoporosis and many other benefits. As you

and consistency. Gyms get busier right before the

become stronger, you begin to feel more confident

summer season. That tells us that most people

with your body and with your movements.

tend to prep last minute to try and attain their fitness goals but expect miracles in just a few weeks. It takes long term commitments to prepare your body for lifetime results.

• Endurance is a lot simpler to attain, all you have to do is maintain an above normal heart rate for an extended period of time. Be cautious though that with increased endurance comes

Knowing the truth about actual rates and limits

decreased strength which can lead to injuries

of muscle growth allows you to know when

and lower metabolism which you need to help

you’re being lied to by a product, program,

you burn calories.

supplement, or fitness guru claiming that you can build muscle faster than you actually can. Men tend to follow programs that promise them muscle in a week. This kind of promise leads them to try drastic diets or workout programs which only lead to further disappointment. For women on the other hand it is usually the opposite case. There are a ton of articles out there telling women to lose rapid weight within an insanely short amount of time and the way to go about it typically includes long cardio sessions, silly light-weight dumbbell exercise routines, or severely limited dietary intake.

• Building lean muscle is the best way to shed fat for the long term. Your body uses your newly increased muscle mass to burn any excess calories stored as fat. For example, if you’re lifting weights for an hour, you’ll continue burning calories even while resting at home. So go out there and mix up your workout routines by building muscle and adding strength and endurance to your fitness regime. If you start now, you might just be in the best shape of your life this summer!

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Love In Au Venice Printemps Photography By Ruth Schmidt

Photography by Monica True

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Dress: Riccardo Serravalle Headpiece: Niely Hoetsch

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Hollywood GlamSerravalle with Nadine Ellis Dress: Riccardo

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Dress: Vintage

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Photographer: Ruth Schmidt Hair & Make Up: Heike Steinmabl Models: Dario & Alessandra @PS MODELS MUNICH Asisstant: Chris Schmidt

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Black Shore Photography By Vincent Lions Off Figure Stylist Sandy Harris @JudyINC

Gold cuff bracelet & earrings: MONIES avilable at www.ekojewellery.com

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Muddle 3-4 slices of strawberry. Add ice, gin, lemon juice, rock candy syrup. Shake, pour contents into glass. Top with Sprite.


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Eberson’s Old Fashioned 2 oz. Buffalo Trace Bourbon 0.25 oz of Bitters 0.5 oz. sugar 1 oz. Dolin Sweet Vermouth rouge 1 slice of candied bacon

0.25 oz. Old Orchard lemon juice 1-2 Filthy brand black cherries Ice Splash of club soda

In a rocks glass, muddle the cherries with lemon juice, sugar and Bitters. Add the Bourbon, sweet Vermouth and ice. Stir to combine. Top with a float of club soda and a skewer of candied bacon.

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Prickly Pear Mimosa 3 oz. orange juice 4 oz. Crake Lake brut wine 1 oz. prickly pear simple syrup 1 slice of candied pear 1 slice of kiwi

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fashion Bathing Suit: Beachriot Ring: Bijules Horn Bangles: Zeffiria

Seaside Cove Photography By Mike Nguyen

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Bathing Suit: Beachriot | Shark Tooth Adjustable Ring: Charles Albert

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Summer Hair Care By Tami el Sombati

All winter you daydream about the summer; the

PROTECT YOUR LOCKS

sun, beach and pool. All of these things can be a

Before going out on a hot day, apply a leave-in

nightmare for your hair. Dry, frizzy and dull hair is

conditioner to wet hair and make sure that it is evenly

inevitable if you spend your days outside enjoying

distributed. The heat from the sun will open your

the warm months. Although, with some easy hair

hair’s outer layer, helping the conditioner to better

care adjustments you can maintain, or even improve,

absorb into your hair. You can also reapply leave-in

the condition of your locks.

conditioner to your hair throughout the day, as you would sunscreen. This same trick also works well

DITCH THE SPLIT ENDS

before swimming. Wet your hair with tap water and

Regular trims every six to eight weeks are vital for

condition it prior to getting into salty or chlorinated

healthy hair. It is important to get rid of split ends

water. Your hair absorbs the first liquid that wets it,

that can travel up the hair shaft, especially with the

so it won’t absorb as many chemicals that can dry and

harsh drying summer rays. Well maintained and

discolour your hair. The oils in a leave-in conditioner

healthy hair is the best defence against frizz for any

will act as a barrier since oil and water don’t mix.

hair type. EMBRACE WHAT YOU’VE GOT SWAP YOUR SHAMPOO

Try to limit your use of heat-styling tools and leave

Humidity in the summer air will make any hair

your hair as natural as possible. Fighting your

prone to frizz. Try using a moisturizing shampoo

natural texture can lead to disaster when the heat

and conditioner to keep your hair from getting too

causes you to sweat, and heat-styling tools and

dried out. An anti-frizz serum or oil applied to the

products can further dry out your hair. Try using

ends of your hair up to the mid-shaft will do double

products to embrace your natural curl or wave, and

duty to help revent dry, brittle hair and split ends.

let your hair dry naturally as often as possible. There

A blast of cool water at the end of a shower will also

are ways to air dry your hair, while still styling it.

close the hair’s cuticle and reduce frizz.

Twisting your hair into a low bun when your hair is 90% dry will create soft waves. Braids or twists also

LESS IS MORE

create a natural looking beach wave. If you need to

Try to avoid the temptation of shampooing your hair

blow dry, let your hair air dry a bit first, give it a

daily– it can make your hair more prone to getting

good spritz of heat-protecting spray, and use your

greasy. Instead, just rinse and condition the ends so

fingers or a diffuser to help your natural texture

your scalp’s oil production can rebalance itself. If

shine. Try to avoid using too much hairspray in the

you’re prone to shiny roots, try using a dry shampoo

summer, since common ingredients like alcohol and

on your clean hair to prevent oil build-up before it

ethanol can be very drying.

starts. TIE IT UP PAMPER THOSE TRESSES

Imperfect loose braids or laid back up-dos keep you

Treat yourself to a deep conditioning hair mask once

looking stylish, and literally feeling cooler during the

a week on wet or dry hair. This allows your hair to

hot months. Avoid putting your hair up too tightly, like

replenish and keeps excess frizz at bay.

in a top-knot or sock bun, for this can cause damage or breakage.

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ROCK N’ BOHO Photography by Benjo Arwas

Top: Pas Pour Toi Shorts: Blank Necklace:Jewelmint Bracelets: Karen London

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Jacket: Citizens of Humanity Top: AQAQ Skirt: Tigerlily Earring: Mr. Kate Ring: Samanca Jewelry

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Bahn Mi Tacos with Pickled Vegetables

SHORT RIBS 5 lb. boneless short ribs 4 individual celery stalks 4 oz. garlic cloves 2 carrots 1 yellow onion 6 cups beef stock 2 cups beer • Cut celery and carrots into equal size pieces, cut onion into quarters and place in a roasting pan. • Trim fat from the back of the short ribs, season well with coarse kosher salt. • Allow about 30 minutes to rest • Heat up a large pan and sear the short ribs on all sides until brown. • Add the short ribs to the roasting pan and combine all other ingredients • Place in a preheated oven at 350 for about 3 to 4 hours until meat is tender and falls apart

Pickled Vegetables 2 lb. shredded Daikon 2 lb. shredded carrots 6 cups apple cider vinegar 2 cups sugar 2 oz. soy Combine all ingredients in a bowl, cover and allow to sit over night. • Flour tortillas • Braised short ribs • Pickled Daikon and carrots • Asian BBQ (store bought is fine, I recommend Mae Ploy sweet chili sauce) Photographer: Fox Harvard Location: DATZ 2616 S MacDill Ave, Tampa, FL PHONE: (813)-831-7000 www.datztampa.com

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KIM’S KALE SALAD

Kale Salad 1 lb. shredded Tuscan kale 1 red onion chopped Toasted pine nuts Shaved parmesan cheese Dried cranberries Toasted coriander and orange dressing

Dressing recipe 1/4 cup coriander seeds 4oz white wine vinegar

3 cups orange juice 3 cups olive oil 1/2 stalk fresh cilantro (just the leaves) • In a small saucepan over medium heat add the dry coriander and toast for about one minute. • Add in the orange juice and turn the heat to high, allowing the juice to reduce by half. • Set aside and allow to cool. • Strain out the coriander seeds and pour into a blender with the olive oil, vinegar, and cilantro and blend well. the stylish life magazine |

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Common Ground

How and Why to Create Gender Neutral Spaces By LUX Design Inc. and photography by lisa petrole www.luxdesign.ca

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home Men versus women. It is a battle that has gone on since Eve ate the apple. It infiltrates politics and education systems, societal structures and lunch boxes. It is even in your living room. Luckily, when it comes to your interior, there is a solution that is bound to make both men and women happy - and it is surprisingly easy to achieve. Whether you entertain friends often, are part of a couple, or want to eventually be, a gender neutral space might be your answer. At LUX Design, we have begun to notice a trend of more clients requesting spaces that are neither too masculine nor too feminine. Through informed choices related to colour, form and texture, you can create an end result in your space that is gender neutral, without losing its beauty and character. Colour: When making a gender neutral space, the trick with colour is to stay away from it. Colour has a lot of connotations and psychological connections. Although it is possible to create a masculine space in pink, it is very difficult to do so. Instead, choose a neutral set of base colours. White and grey, cream and brown, or black and white are some examples. Add one colour as an accent. This ties the space together and gives it personality. However, choose it wisely. Red, yellow and turquoise are examples of possible choices. As a general rule keep the accent colour warm as a contrast to the base neutrals. At LUX Design’s recently completed condo project Beecroft, the accent colour was yellow. It warmed up the white, grey and silver base colours. Form: In general, much like the human body, curves and circular shapes are more feminine, while angular forms are considered more masculine. This translates into the space in accessories, patterns and the shape of the furniture itself. To find a balance between the two, combine pieces with hard corners with pieces that have softer angles. There are endless combinations. If you have a modern, sleek sofa, consider offsetting it with a curvy comfortable chair. When it came to Beecroft, the space itself was angular. Most of the furniture pieces also had a hard edge. This is why we decided to offset the stylish life magazine |

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it using circles. From the pattern on the wallpaper, to the shape of the accent table and chair, to the form of the accessories, the circle is repeated throughout. Texture: Similarly to form, texture can also be related to masculinity or femininity. When creating a gender neutral space, it is about balancing the hard and the soft. Go too far in either direction and the space will either become cold and unfriendly or too drab. Consider which pieces of furniture need to be most comfortable: the couch, chairs, carpet and then integrate sleeker, harder furniture into the space. Having said that, keep in mind that a sleek chair can also be extremely comfortable.

A shaggy carpet is offset by a glass coffee table and reflective white console in Beecroft. These opposing qualities are what make the space both elegant and comfortable. In the case of the sofa, it is gender neutral in itself. The masculinity of its form and sturdiness are balanced by the tufting. The battle of the sexes rages on, but it doesn’t have to be a war fought in the living room. By balancing colour, form and texture, you can create a gender neutral space that is comfortable for everyone - whether it’s main purpose is frequent entertainment, a friendly truce between partners, or in hopes of attracting a future partner.

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Nail Shapes By Delia Lupan

The shape of your nails may be a matter of personal preference and style, but a well-chosen nail shape can noticeably improve the appearance of your hands, making them look more stylish and refined. While we usually tend to choose the shape of the nails according to what we like most or what is in fashion, there are some recommendations for which nail shapes best suit your fingers and hands. Normally, the shape of the nails should mimic the shape of the cuticles. This is the simplest guide of what nail shape will work best. You also need to pay attention to the appearance of your fingers, but ultimately, there is no right or wrong, so let’s take a look of what the options are:

Square Nails This shape is somewhat well liked and it has become fashionable over the last little while. It is one of the sturdiest nail shapes and works best for long, narrow fingers. However, it does require a lot of maintenance. Square nails look best on smaller nail beds; if worn on a wide nail bed, the hands can appear broad.

Square Oval (Squoval) Nails Combining the sophistication of the oval with the strength of the square, the squoval is a popular nail shape for most fingers. This shape is currently the most popular nail shape, as well as the most flattering one. The nail is still able to retain most of its natural strength, but the corners are slightly

Oval Nails

rounded, for a subtle, more feminine look.

This is a very elegant, sleek and supple

Almond Nails

shape, flattering for most of nail beds and fingers.  This is a classic nail shape and gives wide nails a more feminine appearance. Oval nails are best for short fingers and nail beds as well, because it can make them look longer. This particular shape is very popular and can be easily maintained.

Round Nails This shape is one of the most traditional nail shapes, and it is ideal for women who like to keep short nails. It is flattering for wide nails, and gives the illusion of a thinner nail bed. The round nail shape is also a safe choice because it is easy to maintain and complements longer fingers or larger hands. This shape is durable and simple, yet chic.

The almond nail shape elongates and adds a feminine flare to shorter fingers, making the fingers appear thinner and delicate. It is a similar shape to oval nails, but the end is much narrower. This shape is usually not very strong and nails can break easier.

Stiletto Nails This shape is a more exaggerated form of the almond shape and the look is more for the daring. It is also known as pointed nails and usually the choice for those looking for a long and slender appearance of their hands. While this shape may be a style to try, it is the weakest nail shape and it is often seen done on acrylic or gel nails. However, nails shaped this way are certainly not practical for day-to-day activities. Overall, it is more of a trend than a staple shape.

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The Story of

Adam Korson Planting a Seed in the Entertainment Industry By: Yael Gottesman and Photography By: Diana Ragland

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leisure Actor Adam Korson seems to be everywhere these days, both big screen and small. Graduating from Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts at the top of his class, he snatched up the leading role as “Harry” in City TV’s comedic series Seed, which aired February 4th. Prior to his role in Seed, he starred in hit television series such as CBS’s 2 Broke Girls, and CW’s Emily Owens MD. He also has a long list of theatrical and indie credits to add to his already impressive (and growing) resume. He played Dan Woolf in Patrick Marber’s production of Closer, Jean Paul Marat in Marat/Sade An Adaptation, and Adam Lipshitz in the smash hit Jewtopia; to name only a few. Adam contributes the highlights of working on those projects solely to the other actors and actresses involved. “There was something special about 2 Broke Girls. I think because I got to be there at the beginning, as well as briefly being able to work with TV legend John Burrows.” According to Adam, there really isn’t much of a difference acting in indie versus theatre films. “I think regardless of what you are filming, your fellow colleagues are the catalyst for making any project enjoyable, creative and challenging; from cast, to director, to crew.” Although it seems like Adam was destined to be an actor from a young age, he didn’t always see it that way. “I wanted to be so many different things,” he says. “A doctor, a cop, a fireman, a football player,” which he admits he still wants to be. He explains that “it wasn’t actually those professions I wanted, it was what I was seeing on screen. Then passion and obsession for my craft and this industry took over.” During the time in which Adam studied at Randolph Academy, he says he rarely had any time for anything outside of acting. “They didn’t really give us the opportunity for anything else. But I loved it and your fellow classmates become an extended family of sorts. I had a very supportive group of friends in college.” Luckily for Adam now when he does have free time, he can partake in some of his favorite past times which he describes as “anything active.” the stylish life magazine |

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Decoding The First Date By Melissa Grosser

The process of dating can be a stressful, nerve wrecking, hit or miss situation that the majority of people dread in the beginning. When you meet someone or are set up with “the one”, at least according to your mutual friends, you may approach the first date as a job rather than a fun opportunity to interact with an individual who is fresh and new to your world. Instead of treating a first date like a chore, transform it into a fun activity – a chance to experience something new and feeling good as you do it.

Setting The Date To gauge what your date is like, pick up the phone and have a conversation for a few minutes. Get a feel for the person and start to learn what they like. If the conversation flows, dive right in and set up the in-person date. Skip the typical coffee shop – try to find an interactive activity where you two can talk and experience something fun. Rather than experiencing something that feels like a job interview, this is a better way to determine chemistry and common interests when you are relaxed and having fun.

Pre-Date Prep No matter what the background is on the first date – whether you are excited or not, it is important to put your best foot forward. Once you establish where the date will take place, make sure your wardrobe selection is appropriate for the activity. In terms of the actual look, put forth effort so you appear put together and you are showing off your physical attributes with confidence. Let your best self shine through to your date without overdoing yourself. Aside from your attire, keep your mind open and clear. No pre-date research is necessary. Go into it and learn about your date first hand.

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leisure You can add hiking, biking and surfing

between Adam and his character, which

to that list as well as travelling and going

admittedly made me laugh, is that Adam

on adventures. How can someone who

can’t imagine having as many kids as

is so busy all the time, still manage to

Harry. “I’ll be happy with two, maybe

go out on adventures on his down time?

three. Four if we’re really having a good

For those days when he’s feeling a little

day!’’

“lazier” he’ll spend his time watching movies and eating popcorn and soda.

Curious to know what the future holds

Every actor has a list of those people they

doesn’t say much, but does say “there’s

look up to and play a part in the reason

always a possibility that another child

they decided to act in the first place. Who

could show up. In the meantime, you get

are Adam’s role models? “My role models

to see Harry trying to figure out how to

or teachers have always been my fellow

be a dad, which sometimes results in just

actors, whether that’s in film or TV or

being a really cool uncle, and other times

theatre.” He did give special mention of

into a really awesome father. Regardless,

Kevin Spacey, saying that he is someone

he will always screw up and it’s going to

he would love to star alongside someday.

be very fun to watch.”

Adam also adds stars like Robert Downey Jr., Dustin Hoffman, Al Pacino, Adam Sandler, Meryl Streep, Jake Gyllenhaal

for Harry and his many seedlings? Adam

No surprise here, Adam was named one of Hello! Canada magazine’s 50 most

and Tom Hanks to that list.

beautiful people in their 2013 edition.

As mentioned earlier Adam currently

a smile on his face and some humor.

plays “Harry” in the City TV sitcom

“Beautiful. I never know how to answer

Seed. For someone who hasn’t watched

that question. It’s weird but I’ll take it.

the show before, Adam describes his

I’m thankful.” He jokingly added “its

character as “a loveable bachelor-

nice hearing it from someone other than

bartender-child with no responsibilities.

myself in the mornings when I wake up

If you’re a guy, you wanna have a drink

and look at myself in the mirror. I’m

with him. If you’re a girl, you wanna

joking - I usually do that at night!”

have sex with him. He lives on the surface of his life and loves every minute of it. Of course that all changes when he finds out he has children.” He also says that he sees some similarities between himself and Harry. “Harry is quite human. Like all of us, he’s just trying to figure it all out and he makes mistakes in the process.” Adam admits that Harry is his favorite role to play. “He is such a great and fun character with so many complex layers to explore, and we get to! We get to see the character grow and develop, which as an actor, we crave.” “What I love about Harry is his heart. That’s where I found my connection. We both care for the people that are closest to us, and like Harry, no matter what happens in my life I will always be there for the ones I love,” The one difference

When asked how he felt, he said with

Though he seems incredibly busy with Seed, Adam told REMARK that he is currently working on two more projects. “One is with actor, funny man and legend Rob Schneider called The Real Rob.” “The other one is a documentary on bullying and the people out there who are making a difference.” Check out details at www.assembletheteam.com “My hope is to leave a mark in this world as a great story teller, actor, collaborator, entertainer and talent, without losing my dignity and self.”

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Blue Waves By Anthony Turano

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Helicopter Parenting:

Raising Kids Who Never ReallyGrow Up By LG Davidson

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Recently, I had a conversation with a friend about the differences between educational and social experiences when we were kids compared to those of kids today. We reminisced about the butterflies we felt in our tummies when our parents went to “Meet the Teacher Night”, and prayed that the teacher would forget to bring up that math test we flunked or the many times he/ she had to tell us to get back to work and stop talking with the students around us. Nowadays, growing up looks very different. When parents come to meet their children’s teachers, it is no longer the kids, but rather the teachers who dread that evening. Parents come to them and demand to know why their child is not a straight A student, and scoff at the idea that their child is anything but perfect.

Many youth today lack accountability. When a child gets into trouble, a parent often bails them out by either telling them that it’s “ok” or convincing a teacher that the punishment was too harsh. As a result, the child never learns to be responsible for their own actions, creating an adult that carries a belief that their actions never have repercussions.

Helicopter parenting refers to a style of upbringing where the mom and/or dad “hover” around their child’s every move, completing tasks for them, and coddling their kids at the slightest sign of embarrassment, or failure. What was once thought of as a loving way to raise a family, has resulted in a generation of youth that have never truly grown up. This is dangerous when the children of hovering parents step into the “real world”.

By protecting them from life’s challenges, parents hinder the development of their children’s ability to be self sufficient. They show signs of an inability to problem solve and think on their own. In theory, being protective and saving our kids from stress and failure seems like the loving thing to do. However, the reality is, eventually children leave the nest and begin a life of their own. The most loving thing a parent can do is teach them to fly and give them the tools they need to soar.

Youth of helicopter parents develop a fear of failure and never learn to be confident with their own decisions. By constantly swooping in to rescue a child from stress, it sends a message to the child that the parent does not believe that their kids can get through it on their own, making them unable to problem solve or fend for themselves. Eventually, the child becomes unwilling to take risks all together.


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Gold Facials are offered at The Private World of Mary Tripi. Beautifully designed with modern, stylish décor, and friendly staff, the salon is located at 890 Yonge Street, Toronto. Open Monday – Saturday 8am – 8pm. www.marytripi.com

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beauty Throughout history, gold has been recognised for its beautifying properties. Historians state that Cleopatra slept in a gold mask every night to maintain her youthful looks. As intriguing as that sounds, I had to try the golden treatment out for myself. My experience with the 24 karat gold facial was an enjoyable one. The spa facial was at The Private World of Mary Tripi in Yorkville, Toronto. A good value at $150 for 90 minutes (or $130 for one hour), as it allowed ample time for complete and total repose. The facial also incorporated a lengthy upper body massage, with techniques that trigged pressure points and promoted lymphatic drainage. Drainage of the lymphatic system is an important component of the detoxification process, as it reduces swelling. I especially liked the exfoliation scrub used on my arms and hands, while the facial treatment had time to penetrate the skin.

Show Me the Gold! There were several steps to this facial process. The part that stood out was having sheets of 24 karat gold placed on my face and left to sit for a few minutes. The Radiant Mask, also with 24 karat gold, was applied and massaged into the skin with mineral water, until it was absorbed. This was followed by covering the entire face and eyes with the Cooling Peel Off Seaweed Mask. The mask sets in for 15 minutes and was then removed by peeling. The mask provided a refreshing and cool feeling and the treatment was concluded with an application of anti-wrinkle cream and some SPF. The final result was immediate plumper and smoother skin which glowed. It felt more elastic, and I noticed that several lines on my face were not visible anymore. My skin’s tone also had a much healthier and youthful appearance. It is also worth mentioning that I have very sensitive skin. None of the products used on me during the facial caused any irritation or discomfort.

What Gold Has to Offer? Science recognizes the stability that gold brings to the skin. After massaged, gold produces heat energy and releases negative ions that remove free radicals within skin cells. Free radicals can cause age related illness. A gold facial can therefore: • Detoxify, by purging the skin of common environmental pollutants • Accelerate the regeneration of skin cells • Cool and protect skin from inflammation • Reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles • Brighten the skin the stylish life magazine |

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The History of Swimwear From carriages to bikinis, the evolution of bathing suits over the past 150 years reads like a fashion novella, complete with changing gender roles and sexual liberation. By Megan E. Stacey

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lifestyle You have your toes in the sand perfectly tousled, beachy curls and you’re rocking your favourite bikini for a day at the beach. If you were visiting the same shoreline in the 1800s, your summer time getaway would have been vastly different. Trade cute flip flops for scratchy stockings and canvas shoes, your curls for a bonnet and bun, and ditch the bikini in favour of a carriage. For a woman visiting the beach in the late 19th century, it was more of an exercise in torture than it was in swimming or tanning. “Their modesty would be preserved by hiring a bathing machine – which was like a covered cart behind a horse – and be pulled out into the water,” explains Ingrid Mida, a dress historian and collection coordinator at the Ryerson Fashion Research Collection. Swimwear with greater dress and fashion implications began to emerge in the early 1900s. It was around this time that swimming became more than just what you did during a trip to the seaside and became established as a sport. It was a famous Australian swimmer named Annette Kellerman who introduced a one-piece, knit swimsuit to the world in 1907, explains Mida. “Although she was arrested for indecent exposure, this form-fitting, less restrictive mode of attire caught on.” In the 1920s, swimwear was re-imagined with some of these new ideas in mind. A woman’s bathing attire usually included a pair of knee-length shorts – almost like a baggy version of today’s biking shorts – with a long tank top made of scratchy wool, says Peggy Morrison, fashion program director and instructor at Blanche Macdonald Centre in B.C. While much of the early innovation in bathing costumes came about due to functionality needs, swimwear isn’t exclusive of street wear trends either. In fact, most historic swimwear aligns closely with the popular styles and fashions of the decades. “Bathing suits have followed the general trends of fashion in terms of colour, fabrication, and embellishment,” Mida confirms. According to Morrison and Mida, in Victorian times, bathing costumes reflected the need for women to be covered “from your chin to the floor,” while 1930s swimwear emphasized glamour.

“Elsa Schiaparelli patented the first backless bathing suit with a built in bra, mirroring the backless evening dress popular during that decade,” Mida says. Sun tanning also became popular in this era, and a backless suit was the perfect way to show off your tan. Of course, there are some notable highlights of the 20th century. Claire McCardell was an American designer who created the “diaper swimsuit” in1942. A large sheath of cloth was pulled from behind the body, through the legs, and fastened on the sides of the waist like a diaper. The suit was tied with a drawstring around the neck and at the waist. The advent of a two-piece bathing suit occurred in the mid-1900s. Classic high-waisted bottoms and supportive tops were “a means of saving fabric but still covered the navel,” Mida says. While it was certainly more revealing than earlier models, the entrance into two-piece territory is quite modest by today’s string bikini standards. Designer Louis Réard first revealed the iconic “bikini” in 1946. “Named after the small Bikini Atoll island in the South Pacific, this bikini used less than 76 cm of fabric and exposed the midriff and navel,” says Mida. Although popular culture saw the suit featured in movies, it was by no means considered decent for the general public during the 1940s and 50s. The sexual revolution of the 1960s lent popularity to clothing with sheer and cut-out details. The same was true of swimwear. “That’s where you start to see for the first time some truly revealing swimwear,” explains Morrison. Everyone remembers the high cut of bathing suit bottoms in the 1970s and 80s. A leg cut well up the thigh was in vogue. Mida says this trend was a way to focus on other body parts after the entrance of the abdomen-baring bikini a few decades earlier. Swimwear in 2014 gives you all the glamour of the 1930s, the modesty of the 1800s (but with the addition of style and functionality!), and the unique recreations born over the past 150 years. Today, swimwear is all about options. The pattern you want, the style to flatter your body, unique details– it can all be yours.

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Orgasm Science! Adventures with the Afterglow Vibrator By Lauren “Pants� Pantoliano

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health I love this job. I really mean it. Not only do I get to share my stories with you, but I also get freebies! Freebies rock, and my most recent freebie is a real doozy. I received a long, surprisingly heavy box recently, and unwrapped it to find a beautiful white leather box with a locking mechanism that housed a pale purple and white vibrator. Oh but not just any vibrator, this baby is the Afterglow, a vibrator featuring PulseWave™ light technology. A gynecologist with the help of a laser physicist designed a new combination of light wavelengths and vibrating pulses after stumbling upon high levels of arousal and orgasm in women undergoing laser treatment for pelvic pain. Oh how I love science. The Afterglow is similar in shape and size to most other high-quality vibrators out there, featuring two “fingers”; one about six inches long and two and a half inches wide, and the other about half that size, sitting right on top, ready to rub all the sweet spots. It’s rock hard, like the boner on a super fit 21 year old, but much softer and smoother, and has a handle that fits perfectly in a clenched palm, with only a few buttons to confuse you if you’re not great at multitasking. But that’s where the similarities end. The Afterglow has a button that causes it to light up like the 4th of July! Bright, flashing red and blue lights make it feel like you’re hosting your own light show under your sheets that work in combination with vibrations to supposedly up the self-given orgasm game. The Afterglow has an instruction booklet (yes, it requires instructions, it also comes with a travel bag, a cleaning cloth and a USB charger - brilliant) which claims that the Afterglow enhances arousal in ways that other sex toys don’t, by following an eight-minute “PulseWave journey” that builds on the four phases of the sexual response cycle: excitement, plateau, orgasm and resolution. The eight-minute program offered by the PulseWave O button on the Afterglow takes you through several changes in vibration and light, designed to enhance arousal during the excitement and plateau phases, as well as achieve “the Kundalini”, a term used in tantric sex teachings meaning energy for a more full body orgasm. It also claims that the PulseWave program can improve a woman’s chances of having multiple orgasms back to back. However, in order to make these claims come to fruition, the Afterglow’s operating manual lists a ten-step process for achieving a full body orgasm, which requires deep breathing, some button pushing, timing and a lot of patience.

Needless to say, it didn’t take me long to carve out some time in my schedule to “research” my next article. Being the impatient little sex monkey I am, my first go-round with the Afterglow, I dove right in. Or should I say I dove it right in. I didn’t bother referring to the manual and I shoved that badboy right up in there, forgetting that I was used to smaller, more squishy vibrators, and disregarding the fact that penises, even if engorged to two and a half inches, still have some give to them. I’m used to big dicks, and sometimes even worry I’m becoming loosy-goosy, but this felt like I had sat on a washing machine with the lid open on the spin cycle. I’m pretty sure I jostled my intrauterine contraceptive loose. I still managed to have an orgasm, but it certainly didn’t feel “next-level” good. My second visit with the Afterglow involved my lover and a whole lot of beer. We had a great time with it for a bit, but more than anything it’s rigid design got in the way, so it got tossed aside. I’m pretty sure the Afterglow and its PulseWave technology are designed for solo missions. I can have all sorts of different kinds of orgasms with my lover, no toys required. One time I saw everything in cartoon when I came. No word of a lie. I really hoped my third time would be a charm, so I made sure to follow the instructions for the PulseWave program to a tee. I breathed the way it told me to, I didn’t shove the whole damn thing up inside of me, and I decreased pressure when I felt an orgasm building, but alas, a mere two minutes into my eight minute journey, I tried my best to hold back an orgasm, and had the teeniest whimper of an orgasm anyway. I tried to get myself going again, but I’m pretty sure my clit was mad at me because that bitch disappeared. I gave myself some space from Afterglow for a week or so, and then decided to give it another go. I did everything according to the manual, and even got about four minutes into the cycle, but the PulseWave technology and breathing combination got me so aroused, that I just couldn’t wait any longer. Rather than pulling back so I could experience the whole cycle, I urged forward and had one of the longest, most intense orgasms that I’ve ever had on my own. What can I say, I’ve never been good with waiting or following instructions. Not to say I won’t keep trying to reach the mysterious “Kundalini”, but in the meantime, I’m going to enjoy practicing. Until next time, keep it safe, keep it sexy and when all else fails, keep it as a great story. — xox Pants the stylish life magazine |

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Arctic Cocktail By Erin Nichols Author of Poptails: 60 Boozy Treats Served on a Stick

Wicked Watermelon • 1 cup watermelon liqueur, such as Watermelon Pucker • ½ cup simple syrup (recipe below) • 1 cup watermelon puree from a seedless melon 1. Chill the watermelon liqueur and the simple syrup. 2. In a medium bowl, combine the watermelon liqueur, simple syrup and watermelon puree. 3. Carefully divide the mixture equally among your ice pop molds. Do not fill the molds to the top. Leave a small amount of space to allow for expansion when the liquid freezes. 4. Top with ice pop sticks or reusable ice pop tops with attached sticks. Let the pops freeze for at least 24 hours. 5. Unmold the pops. SIMPLE SYRUP Makes 1 1⁄2 cups • 1 cup white sugar • 1 cup water 1. Combine the sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. 2. While the mixture heats, continue to stir until all of the sugar has been dissolved. Bring the syrup to a boil. 3. Remove the pan from the stovetop and allow the syrup to cool on a heat-safe surface. 4. Pour the syrup into a sealable container and store it in your refrigerator until the Poptail mood strikes, or for up to 1 month.

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Screwdriver • 1 cup vodka • 1½ cups orange juice, preferably freshly squeezed 1. Chill the vodka of your choice. 2. In a medium bowl, combine the vodka and orange juice. 3. Carefully divide the mixture equally

Spiked MapleApple Cider • 1 cup whiskey • 1¼ cups apple cider • ¼ cup real maple syrup 1. Chill the whiskey of your choice. 2. In a medium bowl, combine the whiskey, apple cider and maple syrup. 3. Carefully divide the

among your ice pop molds. Do not fill the molds to the top. Leave a small amount of space to allow for expansion when the liquid freezes. 4. Top with ice pop sticks or reusable ice pop tops with attached sticks. Let the pops freeze for at least 24 hours. 5. Unmold the pops.

mixture equally among your ice pop molds. Do not fill the molds to the top. Leave a small amount of space to allow for expansion when the liquid freezes. 4. Top with ice pop sticks or reusable ice pop tops with attached sticks. Let the pops freeze for at least 24 hours. 5. Unmold the pops.

Pretty Pink Margarita • ¾ cup silver tequila • ¼ cup triple sec • 1¼ cups pink lemonade • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

1. Prepare and chill the silver tequila and triple sec of your choice. 2. In a medium bowl, combine the tequila, triple sec, pink lemonade and lemon juice. 3. Carefully divide the mixture equally among your ice pop molds. Do not fill the molds to the top. Leave a small amount of space to allow for expansion when the liquid freezes. 4. Top with ice pop sticks or reusable ice pop tops with attached sticks. Let the pops freeze for at least 24 hours. 5. Unmold the pops.

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