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THE STYLISH LIFE MAGAZINE

BLAZIN’

BREAKING

BOLDS

WAVES

CHEAP

DON’T SWEAT THE HEAT

BE BOLD AND MAKE A BRIGHT STATEMENT WITH COLOURFUL HUES AND SEXY PATTERNS.

THRILLS MORE‘O’ FOR YOUR

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JUL/AUG 2013

THE KITCHEN IS the heart OF THE HOME! A Space Where A Family Could Work, Play And Entertain.

IN BALI

Keep Cool This Season With Pattern Tunics, Embellished Skirts, And Barely There Bikinis

The Sahara Dream

STUNNING GOWNS TAKE CENTER STAGE, WITH A BACKDROP OF WARM SAND AND BLUE SKIES.


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remark table of contents

BEAUTY

HEALTH

6

SUMMER’S JUICIEST LIP SHADES

44

CHEAP THRILLS: MORE ‘O’ FOR YOUR BUCK

12

SUMMER BEAUTY: BE BOLD & BEAUTIFUL

59

10 TIPS FOR LOSING WEIGHT

62

BEAUTY MARK

82

SOCIAL RUNNING

84

TAKE IT TO THE CAGE

FOOD 35

BBQ TIPS

TRAVEL

54

HAPPY HOUR DRINK MENU

8

BREAKING WAVES IN BALI

68

PEPPERCORN STEAK BY CHEF PAUL ROGALSKI

16

REAL EXPERIENCE, REAL PEOPLE

28

FROM HANOI TO HO CHI MINH

HOME 26

SIZZLING PATIOS

LIFESTYLE

60

THE KITCHEN IS THE HEART OF THE HOME

52

MARRIAGE EQUALITY

74

SET THE MOOD

64

FAMILY DYNAMIC

FASHION

LEISURE

20

DON’T SWEAT THE HEAT

18

HOT AUTHOR

30

FASHION ON THE STREET

34

D’ANGELO RETURNS

36

BLAZIN’ BOLDS

47

CELEBRITY SPOTLIGHT VANESSA MATSUI

76

THE SAHARA DREAM

66

SUMMER ESSENTIALS

86

PULP FICTION

70

ARTIST’S REMARK: KATE TODD

EDITOR IN CHIEF: KRISTIE STOODLEY | MANAGING EDITOR: RAVNEET TAKHAR MARKETING MANAGER: JESSICA PICTON | DESIGN LEADS: CATHY NICHOLES & NIKKI CHAN CONTRIBUTORS WRITERS: DALE FRASER, JENNA MATTHEWS, JOY DAVID-TILBERG, KELLY SPINARSKY, KRISTIE STOODLEY-KLAJN, LAUREN PANTOLIANO, LG DAVIDSON, MARIO RIGBY, MEGAN SIMPSON, MELANIE GUIMOND, MELISSA GROSSER, RAVNEET TAKHAR & SHERIE MIRON PHOTOGRAPHERS: FOX HARVARD, ARASH MOALLEMI, ANTHONY TURANO, SAM ASSAM, RUDY RS PHOTOGRAPHY, KOUROSH KESHIRI, KENDRA STORM RAE & ANGELA LEWIS If you would like to contribute to future issues, please contact kristie@remarkmagazine.com For advertising opportunity, please contact mail@remarkmagazine.com Copyright 2013 Remark Magazine. All rights reserved.Reproduction or re-creation of Remark Magazine in whole or in part in any form or media, without prior permission is strictly prohibited and in violation of copyright. Copyright of the articles, visuals and other material presented in Remark Magazine resides with Remark Magazine or the individual/organization credited. For any dispute in copyright, or for reprint inquiries please contact mail@remarkmagazine.com. Remark Magazine and distinctive logo and trademarks are owned by Remark Magazine.

COVER CREDIT PHOTOGRAPHY: ANTHONY TURANO STYLIST: EMILIE DEBONVILLE MAKEUP: NISHA GULATI HAIR: JUDY BELLEFEUILLE MODEL: JENNIFER STEELE ( FOLIO / SUTHERLAND) ASSISTANT: JUDITH COSSETTE 1966 REBEL COURTESY OF SACHA TOUILLE


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elcome to our Summer 2013 issue of Remark magazine! With our second issue, we have brought along a pop of colour and a blaze of summer styles. Our team focused on bold hues, bright fabrics and electric patterns along with powerful and insightful articles to spark your interest. These sharp additions to our content truly represent what summer is all about! This issue showcases a large variety of the talent that is out there today. From the variety of photo shoots and an assortment of article topics, there’s surely something for everyone to enjoy. Read about great summer styles, products to help you stand out, tips and tricks to make the most of the season, as well as experiences you can enjoy to take advantage of the outdoors. Our summer 2013 issue extends beyond what we offered in the first, packing in more pages of great content. We love to hear feedback from our readers and partners in helping us shape Remark in being the statement they wish to stand behind and stand for. Let us know if you have any suggestions for future issues, good or bad, it’ll help us become exactly the Remark you’re looking for. Without our REMARKable team and the support of both the industry and our readers, we would not be here, and for this we thank you. Each issue we strive to be better, to be current, and to bring you more stylish life content. Life is always about making a statement. Come join us as we make a Remark.

Kristie Stoodley

Editor-in-Chief

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enefit Cosmetics - Ultra Plush Gloss in Kiss You: If you’re new to this bold lip trend, baby steps is the best approach. The sheer glossy finish is packed full of shine while adding a subtle kiss of colour that really hugs your lips. Kiss You is described as a clear fuchsia, but applies as a fun soft violet shade that is wearable any time of the day.

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Want to avoid looking like a hot mess this summer? Remember, less is more. An almost bare, sun-kissed face with a juicy pop of

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ake Up For Ever - Aqua Rouge #19 Pomegranate Pink: Anything from Make Up For Ever’s Aqua line are must-haves for stay-put makeup in the dead heat of summer. The Aqua Rouge lip colours come in beautiful, highly pigmented shades and won’t budge until you take it off. Our pick is Pomegranate Pink, a bright rich pinky red.

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aybelline - Colour Whisper in Coral Ambition: Maybelline’s Whisper line is a step up from a sheer gloss, but not as heavy as a lipstick. The line offers buildable colour with a balm-like, glossy texture. Try Coral Ambition for your summer coral fix.

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bsessive Compulsive - Lip Tar Stained Gloss in Meta: Hybrid lip colours that combine a stain and a gloss can be hit or miss. Obsessive Compulsive does not disappoint. Popular for their saturated, creamy lip colours the Stained Gloss is a glossier version that stains the lips long after the shine has worn off. Orangeyred shades are a staple for the summer. Try Meta now!

colour on the lips is just as sexy as a smokey eye. Here are some must have lip products in this season’s hottest shades.

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aybelline - Vivids Electric Orange: If you haven’t tried the Vivid line from Maybelline, then you must! The whole line is full of rich, juicy shades. Pick up Electric Orange, one of the season’s must-have shades. Orange looks amazing paired with bronzy skin.


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travel breaking waves

BREAKING

WAVES IN BALI BY JENNA MATTHEWS

In need of paradise to relieve yourself from the stresses of life? Looking for something different? Surfing in Bali might sound like a perfect option. Check into the small surfing town of Canggu in Bali, Indonesia where there is a perfect mix of unlimited surf, beautiful culture, incredible food and unbeatable atmosphere.

brighter, sweet smells are stronger, people are friendlier and the general atmosphere is more kind and gentle. The locals embrace travellers in a way unlike anywhere in the world. They welcome new friends into their circle of trust without a second thought. Children trust in the most pure way, and are intrigued by the differences of travellers.

Being in the ocean and sitting on a small floating piece of fibreglass, waiting for that one wave that you connect with on a deeper level is such a different way of life. When you do get that wave, it’s like time slows down, colours become more vivid, you are connected with the board, the water, the sky, and everything just falls into place. It’s an addiction in a sense. A feeling that you’ll yearn for and will stay in the water for hours, just to feel it again.

There are many options for accommodations in Bali near the surf, but if you are looking for a quiet and serene atmosphere head to Premier Surf Camp in Canggu. They offer airport transfers, board rental, surf lessons, guiding, excursions and scooter rentals. With only 8 luxurious rooms, it is a place of serenity, peace and quietness.

Bali as a destination is a similar experience. When you arrive you are transformed. Colours are

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From the moment you arrive at the airport, you’re greeted with incredible Balinese architecture and charm. Soon you are transcended into another world of surf lesson, guiding, sightseeing


breaking waves travel excursions and incredible nearby restaurants. Learning to catch a wave, no matter how long you wait for it, is such a euphoric and timeless feeling. You feel as if you’re flying, weightless, and floating through the air. No matter how many things were on your mind while waiting for the wave, once you’re on it you’re thinking only about your presence there, and the sheer enjoyment of it. Feeling the sheer force of the wave pushing you along the water and helping you to glide effortlessly. It is total freedom. You are alone on that wave, hearing nothing but the crash of the waves around you and feeling nothing but pure joy. By the end of your stay, you should feel transformed like this was not only a vacation, but a long enjoyable therapy session. To take the feeling of riding a wave home gives you a more serene aspect to general life. Time can slow down if you allow it to, colours can be more vivid if you let yourself truly see them, and there is a family to embrace you wherever you go. You just need to find it.

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beauty be bold & beautiful

SUMMER BEAUTY: BE BOLD & BEAUTIFUL

BEAUTIFULLY BRONZE: Looking for something quick, easy and fresh. Be a minimalist this summer by bronzing it up and keeping it simple by adding a bit of mascara and a light pink pout.

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MODEL: CLHOE (PLUTINO) | MAKE-UP: VICTORIA FEDOSOFF (THE BEAUTY TEAM USING FACE ATELIER) | PHOTOGRAPHER: SAM ASSAM

WITH ELECTRIC BLUES, GOLD SHIMMERS, AND BERRY LIPS.


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GOLD LOVER: Enhance your subtle tan this season by playing with hues of gold-ish bronze on your lids. It will definitely make a statement.

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BOLD & SEXY: Pump up the volume on any look by adding a deep berry lip and shimmery bronze lids. Perfect for an evening out on the town.

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ELECTRIC LINES: Be playful this summer with pops of colours. Bright blues, greens and purples make for a summer splash.

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travel real experience

REAL EXPERIENCE,

REAL PEOPLE

BY EMILY KLEIN AND DANIELLE MILIK

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real experience travel People all over the world find themselves in need at some point in their lives. Volunteering gives you the ability to help, while also benefiting from it yourself. It helps open your eyes to a world that most people don’t want to think about or recognize, while allowing you to spread awareness. In turn, people help people, to help people understand. Danielle a 21 year old female, studying to obtain a bachelor of science in nursing at the University of Western Ontario made a choice that would change her outlook on life forever. Instead of taking the summer off from her studies, she decided to make a journey to Takoradi, Ghana, to experience what nursing was like in a different country far away from western medicine. Danielle traveled to Ghana with the organization Work the World, where they specialize in healthcare overseas. The organization places doctors, nurses, physiotherapists and other medical professionals in hospitals all over the globe. Work the World let Danielle receive hands on experience, something she will never forget. Remark: Would you ever go back and relive the experience? In a heartbeat. Africa is something you could never understand until you have experienced it. Remark: What was one of the most depressing things you saw while there? Due to the lack of supplies, many medical procedures were painful for children, which was very hard

to experience. Working in the neonatal ward was one of the most amazing things I got to experience but also the saddest. Delivering premature babies and seeing them suffer from conditions that could be easily fixed in other countries, was hard to deal with. Remark: You’re most memorable experience? For one week I worked in the labour and delivery ward in the hospital. I saw two births, one live and one caesarean section. I had never received the opportunity to experience this in Canada and it was the most beautiful and outstanding experience I received while volunteering abroad. Along with that experience, I also travelled throughout Ghana experiencing many amazing things and learning about the locals. During one of my last weeks abroad, I lived with a host family where I worked in the local clinic. The two room clinic had no doctors, and only four nurses. These nurses were saviours to the village and something I aspire to be later in life.

“ Africa is something you could never understand until you have experienced it. ”

Remark: What is your next step? To finish my nursing degree and gain field experience. I also want to continue traveling around the world and work as a nurse by helping and caring for the less fortunate. Danielle is a young, powerful woman looking to help change the world for the better. Her story encourages us to be better, and to volunteer where needed. We can help make a difference one story at a time.

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leisure bookmark

HOT AUTHOR BY MELANIE GUIMOND

Reading Ross’ book is like hanging out with your best friend. Your very flamboyant, gay, outspoken, sassy, unique one of a kind guy who also happens to be in the know of all things Hollywood. It is impossible to read this comedic memoir without laughing out loud at his hilarious tales. Ross entertains readers with cheerful enthusiasm in telling his life stories. From anecdotes about growing up in a farm town, to scraping scum off the insides of McDonald’s bins and ultimately ending up on Jay Leno, Chelsea Lately and don’t forget being BFF’s with Gwenyth Paltrow. This man has followed his dreams and then some. If there is one thing to take from this book, Ross helps readers find out how they too can develop their own sense of self confidence. His message is simple- Be unique, embrace every inner fiber of who you are and revel in what you will become. Ross took the time out of his busy schedule to sit down with Remark and answer a few of our questions. Remark: Your thoughts on Canada and Poutine? I love Canada. I grew up right under the Canadian border, so I always watched Canadian TV. I’ve never tried Poutine, though. I’d rather spend my calories on Pinot Grigio. Remark: Will you be attending Toronto Pride this year? Have you ever been?

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I’ve never been and I haven’t been asked to come this year. I’d love to someday! Remark: Do you have any advice for aspiring authors or anyone wanting to start out in the entertainment industry? Work hard and get yourself to New York or LA. Then stand out, perfect your craft, and never settle. Remark: Do you have any tips for readers on how we can develop our own delusional and highly grand sense of self confidence? Just love yourself. I struggle daily with trying to be the best version of myself, but at the end of the day I make sure to love myself no matter how many failures or successes I have. Remark: We want more of you. Will you be writing any more books in the future? My talk show starts in the fall on the E! Network and, absolutely, I’ll write another book someday soon. Remark: Lastly we see you have a reoccurring role on Days of Our Lives. Is Stefano still alive? I have absolutely no idea. You’d think I’d have a little insider info, but I’m clueless.


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DON’T SWEAT THE HEAT

Keep Cool This Season With Pattern Tunics, Embellished Skirts, And Barely There Bikinis

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fashion

TOP, SKIRT AND NECKLACE, TOPSHOP.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: ARASH MOALLEMI | MUA: JOY DAVID-TILBERG | HAIR: EMILY PIKE | MODEL: EMILY B (B&M MODELS) | STYLIST: RENEE REARDIN CREATIVE DIRECTOR- KRISTIE STOODLEY-KLAJN | SPECIAL THANKS TO ELM SPA FOR PROVIDING THE LOCATION

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VEST, J.CREW. PANTS, CLUB MONACO. NECKLACE, ZARA. BAG, H&M. RING, SHOES, ALDO.

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TOP AND SHORTS, BOTH TOPSHOP. NECKLACE, H&M. CLUTCH, ZARA. SHOES, BOUTIQUE 9 AT THE BAY. page 24 | the stylish life magazine


BATHING SUIT, VICTORIA’S SECRET. SCARF, ZARA. NECKLACE, H&M. BRACELETS, COSTA BLANCA.

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home sizzling patios

SIZZLING

PATIOS BY MEGAN SIMPSON

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What better way to welcome the warm weather then by enjoying a lovely Sunday afternoon in the comfort of your own outdoor space. Whether you have access to a high-rise terrace or a scrolling garden, outdoor sophistication is the new hot trend in home dĂŠcor. Here are some great ideas to maximize your outdoor space. This modern patio is on trend this summer with its clean lines, wall accents and unified simple colour


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Create that inviting outdoor living area, with sleek woven lounge furniture. These synthetic materials, allow for year round resistance to all the elements- By DEDON

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Perfect for picnics and parties, these plates are inspired by traditional Mexican papel picado decorations and will make everyday meals feel festive- Melamine Plates by West Elm

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travel world traveller

FROM HANOI TO HO CHI MINH BY MELISSA GROSSER

Whether you’re traveling on the back of a motor bike, being shown around on a cyclo tour or enjoy riding the waters, Vietnam is an oasis of history, ancient traditions, and pure warmth from its people – all yours to discover. This country may be a culture shock to foreign visitors who are experiencing Southeast Asia for the first time. However, within a day or two, you’ll feel right at home as you immerse yourself in everything that Vietnam has to offer.

HANOI

Start by visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. The idolized Vietnamese leader’s body lies in state there and is only allowed to be visited between 9am and 12pm. After, walk through the Temple of Literature – the site of the country’s oldest university and step into the Hanoi Opera House – a more modern structure that was completed in 1911. End your day by strolling along the Hoan Kiem Lake – a beautiful spot to take photos as the sun sets.

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HALONG BAY

Truly a treasure of Vietnam and of Southeast Asia. Halong Bay is stunning. There is no other word to describe it. Experience its beauty by boat or land. If you wish to cruise the entire time, go on a two day boat trip through Halong Bay and have its natural elements as your backdrop. If you take in the tour on land, sail the waters during the day and stay overnight at the Cuc Phuong National Park. You’ll sleep in a cabin surrounded by beautiful jungles and adorable monkeys.

HUE

Cruise your way through Hue on a cruise…literally. Hop on a tour that is done on the Perfume River – the famous Vietnamese body of water. Visit the Forbidden City, where you will step into the Citadel, one of Vietnam’s most ancient and spiritual landmarks. Pay your respects at the Tombs of the Emperors, who ruled the country during its time of royalty. Soak up the beautiful views of the Thien Mu Pagoda, where you feel you are part of a great artistic masterpiece.


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HOI AN

Throw yourself into the food, fashion and Vietnamese traditions while in Hoi An. This is your chance to combine relaxation with culture. Sign up for a cooking class where you can learn to make an authentic Vietnamese four course meal. Get a custom suit, dress or coat made just for you. Ride a bike and take a leisurely stroll around the old town. Get lost amongst hundreds of vibrantly coloured lanterns as you walk around at night.

HO CHI MINH

This cosmopolitan city is a real treat because it gives you a taste of Vietnam in a more contemporary setting. To gain an understanding of the country’s view of the Vietnam War, visit the War Remnants Museum. Spend half a day or more learning about this significant point in history. To add to your education, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels to see how the Viet Cong hid and lived during the war. For all things Vietnam and more, the Ben Thanh Market is

your stop. From authentic foods to pashminas and chess sets, there are tons of unique things to buy. Wind down with some delicious pho – the Vietnamese staple of chicken or beef with noodles in a mouth watering broth.

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D’ANGELO

RETURNS BY DALE FRASER

D’Angelo likes to take his time, and apparently his fans don’t mind waiting. His epic returns always seem to be worth the wait, and a Friday night at the Sound Academy in Toronto was no exception. Two hours after the doors opened and the crowd was well primed with R&B classics, the band took to the stage to play an almost six minute intro. The man of the hour sauntered on stage sporting a mountain man hat (perhaps a shout out to his deep southern roots) and a hot pink guitar. Opening with “Left to Right”, it was clear that D’Angelo and his boys came to party. By the second song, the epic hit “Brown Sugar”, the crowd was fully committed with hands waving, fittingly, from left to right. It was as though he knew we were tired of waiting for the new record, and peppered his classics with new hits in the making. One such song, “Sacrifice” came off as a polished Prince classic. D’Angelo may be rocking a few extra pounds but his falsetto is as smooth and nubile as it’s ever been. The first ten minutes served as a reminder of why we are so willing to wait for this man. The medley served up shades of Prince, James Brown and Al Green, and even a little Hendrix on the guitar solos. A new track called “Charade”, felt very steeped in the Afro-Punk tradition, but the strobe lights and big ‘80s style guitar felt very confusing and perhaps a little more than the (often criticized) Sound Academy sound

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board could handle. Next came “Devil’s Pie” which felt rushed and perhaps caught up in the building energy of the band and crowd. Once freed of his hot pink guitar, D’Angelo really shone and had the audience shaking their hands for a James Brown rendition of “Chicken Grease.” The highlight of the show was an intimate set with just D’Angelo and an electric piano on a riser under a single spot light. It was here he performed the 1979 Smokey Robinson classic “Cruisin’”, and it was beautiful. Simple, stripped and oh-so intimate, it was a great lead in to the song everyone was waiting to hear, “Untitled”. Despite several audience requests to remove his shirt D’Angelo was shooting for the heart. Pausing three times to simply stand in awe of the outpouring of love for him, he seemed genuinely touched by the fact that fans were willing to wait for him, and we are. The final set seemed intent on dancing folks right out the door, even bringing out neo-soul prodigy Anthony Hamilton for “Lady”. Hamilton, who once sang backup for D’angelo on the tour that landed him on Rolling Stone’s “100 Bands to See Before You Die” list, has gone on to become a modern soul god in his own right. Overall, D’Angelo proved once again that sometimes patience is a virtue that truly pays off.


hot bbq tips food Invest in a meat thermometer to help prevent undercooked meat. — Emeril Lagasse

Manage your grill space. Use the rack above the main grill to hold finished foods. The goal is to keep everything warm when ready to serve. — Iron Chef Neal Fraser

It’s simple, for the best barbecue results try brining or marinating your meat and use the “low and slow” cooking method. — Chef Clay Miller, Executive Chef of Wit and Wisdom

HOT BBQ TIPS FROM CHEFS

FOR YOUR OWN BACKYARD BBQ

Always allow the meat to rest after grilling, let the juices absorb back into the protein. The time you let it rest can vary depending on your preferred temperature (also pending on the thickness of the cut of meat) but for most Medium Rare cuts allow about 7 minutes rest, Medium should rest from 7-10 minutes. — Chef Jonah Kim, Executive Chef of PABU Izakaya

Bring steaks and pork chops to room temperature before grilling them. — Martha Stewart

Clean your grill only after you’ve turned it on and allowed it to heat. There is nothing like fire to clean away whatever’s left behind from the last time. — Private Chef Dale Fraser

Marinade tip- Gochujang is a hot pepper paste that’s really good to use when barbecuing and works especially well on pork and chicken. It’s a savory fermented Korean condiment made of red chili, rice, fermented soybeans and salt. Other marinades mix soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, and garlic. I always recommend using soy when barbecuing because it gives your proteins a nice carmelization and has a lot of umami flavouring which adds another dimension. ( — Chef Jonah Kim, Executive Chef of PABU Izakaya

Planking is a great way to infuse smokiness quickly without owning a smoker. Soak untreated planks in cold water for about an hour before grill time (Cedar is extremely aromatic). Place food on plank then place on the grill. Close the lid, reduce heat and let it smoke. — Chef Ted Reader

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BLAZIN’ BOLDS BE BOLD & MAKE A BRIGHT STATEMENT WITH COLOURFUL HUES AND SEXY PATTERNS.

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PANT FRENCH CONNECTION TOP FRENCH CONNECTION NECKLACE SPRING BRACELETS THEBAIE CLUTCH ALDO SUNGLASSES STYLIST OWN SHOES PALLADIUMA

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SWIMSUIT JUNE DESIGN JEAN BUFFALO LONG NECKLACE URANIUM NECKLACE THEBAIE BRACELET ALDO SHOES MANOLO BLANIK AT BROWNS

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BLAZER KENSIE | SHORT THE SINCLAIR BRA SABRINA CHIN | SWIMSUIT BOTTOM JUNE DESIGN NECKLACE SPRING | LINKS BRACELET ALDO SUNGLASSES H&M | HANDCUFF BRACELET AND RING MARC BY MARC JACOB SHOES GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI AT BROWNS


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SWIMSUIT JUNE DESIGN JACKET CIRCLE OF GENTLEMEN EARINGS URANIUM RINGS THEBAIE the stylish life magazine | page 41


2 BLOUSES DEX SWIMSUIT TOP JUNE DESIGN PANT FRENCH CONNECTION EARRINGS ALDO ORANGE BRACELET NORWEGIAN WOOD BRACELETS THEBAIE SHOES TRUTH OR DARE

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PHOTOGRAPHER: ANTHONY TURANO | STYLIST: EMILIE DEBONVILLE | MAKEUP: NISHA GULATI | HAIR: JUDY BELLEFEUILLE | MODEL: JENNIFER STEELE ( FOLIO / SUTHERLAND) | ASSISTANT: JUDITH COSSETTE | 1966 REBEL COURTESY OF SACHA TOUILLE

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BLAZER KENSIE | SHORT THE SINCLAIR | BRA SABRINA CHIN SWIMSUIT BOTTOM JUNE DESIGN | NECKLACE SPRING LINKS BRACELET ALDO | HANDCUFF BRACELET AND RING MARC BY MARC JACOB | SHOES GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI AT BROWNS

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CHEAP THRILLS

MORE ‘O’ FOR YOUR BUCK

Hey there Remarkers. Do you know what my favourite column in most magazines is? I know I should say the sex column, but alas, I’m a cheapskate who is terrified of making purchases that aren’t worthwhile. So naturally, I love the columns where magazine staff test out new products that are hot and report on their effectiveness. It saves us all the trouble of shopping around! This month, I thought I would combine my love for saving a buck with my love for getting off, and share my new found knowledge with all of you.

As a woman approaching 30, I’ve started to find myself more easily aroused than I was only a few years ago. It often occurs when I’m on my own, watching one of those borderline pornographic HBO or Starz shows (I love sexy TV!), or just daydreaming. I’ve had vibrators in the past, but I guess I’m a little rough on them because they don’t last long. Perhaps I buy the wrong ones, or maybe vibrators are like iPods, and they just have a short shelf life. Whatever the case might be, I’m not embarrassed to buy vibrators per say, but I am a little embarrassed to be spending an arm and a leg on a new sex toy regularly. So I decided to do a little investigation into inexpensive and unconventional “tools” to help out those of you that aren’t comfortable entering a sex shop, or just aren’t comfortable spending almost $100 for a decent orgasm. The first cheap thrill I sought out was one that some of you may have tried before. I had experimented with it a couple of times, but was never comfortable really getting into it until I got my own place. Of course, I am speaking of the detachable showerhead. I went to the local hardware store and found a five-setting massage spray showerhead on sale for $14.39, marked down from $35.99. I went home and was surprised to find how easy it was to install! I didn’t need any tools and it only leaked a little bit when I turned it on! The two massage settings on the shower head did not have as much pressure as I had hoped for, so unfortunately I was page 44 | the stylish life magazine

BY LAUREN “PANTS” PANTOLIANO

unable to get off with this particular shower head. 0 stars out of 5. Next I went with the handheld back massager, a natural substitute for the vibrator. These can be found at your local big-box store or liquidation warehouse. I purchased mine for $15.99 and it looks like a bug. This little guy felt the most like a standard vibrator would, especially since it takes two AA batteries, and gives off approximately the same speed of vibrations. Since these back massagers are designed to be held against the body, using the “jitterbug” as I’ve come to call him, felt comfortable and natural. It didn’t take long to get off, and even though it wasn’t a body rocking ‘O’, it was still satisfactory and I was off to dreamland in no time. 3.5 stars out of 5. Lastly, I went with a newer product on the market. I purchased a Durex Play Delight at a drug store for $19.99. It is a mini bullet-style vibrator that isn’t much larger than a tube of lipstick. It has a smooth silicone coating on it that feels nice to the touch, takes one AAA battery and gives off a very strong, fast vibration. The Durex Play Delight takes some time to get used to, as it only has one speed, and has a small tip which concentrates the vibration in one small spot. It was also sort of awkward to hold onto and maneuver. Once I got used to the intensity and size though, the ‘O’s came fast and furious. It produced the most intense orgasms of the three, and was by far the best deal of the bunch. If you can get past buying a sex toy at a place where everyone else is buying Band-Aids and sunscreen, I highly recommend giving this little wonder a try. 4.5 stars out of 5. I hope my product testing has been informative and helps you save some time and money without sacrificing your own satisfaction! Until next time, keep it safe, keep it sexy, and when all else fails, keep it as a great story. — xox Pants


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celebrity spotlight leisure

VANESSA MATSUI BY LISA AMERONGEN

A photograph, isolated and instantaneous, represents a partial vision, a singular potential for life, when living, moving, and breathing, we are full of many possibilities. Perhaps gathering a number of partial visions project something closer to an objective vision. These captured moments, partial visions, proof of specific potential, exemplify our possibilities. Vanessa Matsui poses in the Joshua Tree desert while she visits LA for her first pilot season. These photographs offer proof, and project a vision, of one of her many possibilities... We could find Vanessa doing improv on St. Catherine’s Street in Montreal, where she filmed the critically acclaimed web series The Bitter End. Or writing screen plays in Toronto where she won the Telefilm Golden Quill award in 2012 for Emerging Screenwriters and her pilot The Simulation Center won a

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Top 3 spot at Comedy Bar and Insight’s Pilot Week in the same year. Matsui also maintains Crankytown, a project with long time collaborators Liane Balaban and Jenna Wright. It’s an interactive, educational website that provides information about menstruation to young girls and women around the world. Crankytown uses film, puppetry and animation to help educate and includes original pieces by such artists as Feist, Emma Thompson and Jess Pare. Along with Crankytown, Vanessa produces Crankyfest, an online video competition for films about periods, which launched in January of this year and is juried by Meaghan Rath, Rachelle Lefevre and Jane Grenier. Finally, in Halifax filming City TV’s Seed, which has just been renewed for a second season. Seed is produced by Joseph Raso (Zombies & Cheerleaders) and Mark Farrell (This Hour Has 22 Minutes, Corner Gas). It’s a fresh take on the family comedy, with laugh-out-loud moments and tender scenes. Vanessa plays the sardonic Irene, with wit and charm.

PHOTOGRAPHY: KOUROSH KESHIRI | STYLIST: JENNA WRIGHT

So these photographs provide a partial vision of Vanessa Matsui and her blossoming career. In light of Seed’s recent success and her work on Crankyfest we will certainly be seeing more of her and her many possibilities in the near future.


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lifestyle marriage equality

MARRIAGE EQUALITY BY DALE FRASER

In preparing to write this piece I found myself getting angry. I knew that anger was the worst possible place from which to jump. I was always certain of what I wanted to articulate but struggled to find a way in, and then I found this: “Gay people are born into and belong to every society in the world. They are all ages, all races, all faith. They are doctors and teachers, farmers and bankers, soldiers and athletes. And whether we know it, or whether we acknowledge it, they are our family, our friends and our neighbours. Being gay is not a western invention, it is a human reality.” -Hillary Clinton Leave it to Hillary Clinton to express what I felt. This piece is not an attempt to explain to you the validity of one relationship or another, nor is it an attempt to justify anyone’s “life choices”. It is, in fact, the exact opposite. At the very core of this it feels like we are discussing “degrees of humanity”, that is to say one human has more right to the earth than another. Too often in a “conversation” I hear people’s humanity being called into question, one’s ability to love or live free of suffering. Often I am asked to speak on behalf of “the gays” and I sometimes think, would you allow another brunette to speak on your behalf? One who knew nothing about you, simply because you share a single trait? I read of people pleading in courts for their “right” to be human. It troubles me that in 2013 in countries claiming to be the best in the world that one human would entertain the idea of justifying his or her “humanness” to another. I feel as though we’ve already had this conversation several times before in our tainted history. Human is human, full stop. I think at this point in our progress we have developed an ability to focus so intently on the flaws of others as a means to disregard our own opportunities to page 52 | the stylish life magazine

evolve. Even television has become an opportunity to say: “well at least I’m not like them” with the Honey Boo Boo’s and Hoarders of the world. I believe we have created an environment in which people do not have to take any responsibility for the energy they bring to a situation. Thus making it easy to spout mindless hatespeak all under the heading of conservatism. The problem is the knee-jerk, reactionary nature of the exchange, an irrational commitment to tradition and ugly prejudice. Much (most) opposition to social reform is merely inherited prejudice born of privilege. We seem to forget the evolutionary nature of the universe. The fear of change is so great that we create blind spots to accommodate our own needs; the “greater good” is rarely in the forefront of anyone’s mind. This creates the need to defend on the other side, and valuable exchange goes out the window. So you see, in an environment such as this it is impossible to come to any sort of resolution. Forgetting that first, I believe the fact that this is even something to be discussed or resolved is ridiculous, from a human perspective. From a democratic political standpoint, a May 9th, 2013 poll by ABC news showed 55% of Americans are in favour of marriage equality. Democracy, as I recall it from social studies class requires 51% of the vote, so “conversation” over, no? It is not my aim to change anyone’s opinions here, but to simply ask you to take some responsibility for the opinion you choose. Are you being true to yourself, or merely repeating what was said to you by generations before? It is our duty as not citizens but humans, to remember that at the end of the day we are all one species and to take responsibility for the energy we bring to any given situation. It is my great desire that at the very least this leaves you with some new perspectives to consider.


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Blue Rita |

• 1 oz. Cabo Wabo Tequila • 1 oz. Blue Curacao • 1 oz. Cointreau • Splash of sour mix • Kosher salt (optional) • Lime wedge for garnish Frozen variation: In a blender combine a large scoop (4-6 ounces) of ice with all the above ingredients and blend well. Garnish with a lime wedge & serve immediately. Rocks variation: Line the rim of a margarita glass with salt & set aside. Combine all ingredients in a shaker & mix well. Serve over ice. Garnish with a lime wedge. Very refreshing, all the tang of a normal margarita but with a kick of citrusy sweetness.

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drink happy hour


happy hour drink Purple Orchid |

• 2-3 oz. Grey Goose Vodka • 1 oz. Chambord • Splash of sour mix • Twist of lemon rind for garnish Combine all of the ingredients in a shaker with ice & mix well. Garnish with the lemon rind & serve in a Martini glass. Deceivingly strong but in an easily forgeable way. The raspberry taste of the Chambord really makes the simplicity of this drink.

Watermelon Splash | • 1 oz Marie Brizard Watermelon Liqueur • 1 oz. Absolute Vodka • 1 oz. Midori Melon Liqueur • 1 Tbsp Grenadine • Splash of orange juice • Splash of Sprite • Orange wedge & cherry for garnish

Combine all of the above ingredients except the Sprite & mix well. Pour over ice into a tall glass & top off with a splash of Sprite. Garnish with an orange wedge & maraschino cherry & serve. Very cool & reminiscent of Southern summer flavours. The touch of carbonation really sets off the watermelon flavour perfectly.

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Pomegranate & Mango Passion |

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Lychee Love |

• 1 oz Pama Pomegranate Liqueur • 1 oz Stolichnaya Vodka • 1 oz Marie Brizard Mango Liqueur • Splash of sour mix • Splash of cranberry juice • Orange wedge & cherry for garnish

• 2 oz SOHO Lychee liqueur • 1 oz Absolute Vodka • A splash of equal parts orange, pineapple, and cranberry juice • Pitted Lychee for garnish

In a blender combine a large scoop (4-6 ounces) of ice with all the above ingredients and blend well. Garnish with an orange wedge & a maraschino cherry & serve in a tall glass immediately. Heavy fruit taste accentuated by mango. Pairs nicely with the tartness of the cranberry & sour mix.

Combine all of the above ingredients in a shaker & mix well. Serve in a Martini glass with a speared Lychee fruit.Unique Pacific flavour; very sweet and fruity but not overwhelming.


beauty get the look

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weight loss tips health

10 TIPS FOR LOSING WEIGHT

BY MARIO RIGBY

Most people are finding it hard to live a healthier lifestyle each day and losing weight is usually on the top of their wish list. As a result of these unhealthy lifestyle choices people gravitate towards fad diets. However, 90% of diets don’t work. According to a new study published in American Psychologist, two-thirds of people trying to lose weight with a significantly reduced calorie diet will gain back that weight (plus some extra pounds) within four to five years. Dieting is associated with extreme hunger which can cause further weight problems since your body has to rebel against you not feeding it properly. The symptom is binge eating. To lose weight successfully you must do a combination of things to improve your overall lifestyle. 1. Watch Your Portion Sizes. The rule of thumb is to not eat until you’re full, but to stop eating when you’re about to become full. Your stomach can only detect if it is full within 20 minutes of eating/drinking the first meal. By eating larger portions earlier in the day you will lose calories. Even if you ate a substantial breakfast, you will make up for it by eating less for dinner.

6. Once In A While Eat Your Favourite Meals. Eat the foods that you love because if you deny yourself of these foods you will end up binge eating. At the same time, eat your favourite meals in moderation. To avoid temptation to over eat, try to avoid hanging around the kitchen or standing around the chips and dip at a party.

2. Eat Your Largest Meals Early In The Day. I call this the upside down pyramid. Typically the largest meals are eaten at dinner and the smallest at breakfast. Change this so that breakfast is your largest meal and dinner your smallest, while lunch is in the middle. By skimping daytime meals you are more likely to over eat at night.

7. Make A Meal Plan That Works For You. It’s ok to consume extra calories on days that require you to have more energy, such as a long day at work, extra-long workouts, etc.

3. Don’t Eat Mindlessly. Eat when your body needs fuel, not when you are bored, stressed or eating food for the purpose of entertainment. Distract yourself by doing something other than eating. You become unusually hungry late at night, so the best solution is to go to sleep earlier therefore you will have an excuse to have a big breakfast. 4. Know Your Body Composition. Knowing how much excess fat you have can help determine an appropriate weight loss goal. Weigh yourself at least once a week but don’t become neurotic about it. 5. Eat Slowly. The brain takes 20 minutes to receive the signal that your belly is full. Slow eating can save you excess calories and you’ll have time to enjoy your meal.

8. Eat Closer To The Earth. Avoid processed foods as much as possible. By eating foods that are the ingredient instead of foods that contain ingredients, you will burn more calories in the process. 9. Include The “Five” Food Groups. For every meal include as many nutrient dense foods as possible and eat at least two kinds of foods for your snacks. Stay away from single foods as this limits your intake of a variety of vitamins, minerals and other nutritious foods. By combining many different nutrients in one meal, you are less likely to over eat. 10. Stay Active. You don’t have to be at the gym everyday to get that cut and lean body you’ve been eyeing in the health magazine. By staying active throughout the day you burn calories. Some activities could include walking to work/home, riding your bike, getting off the bus one stop earlier, walking up the stairs instead of taking the elevator, etc. the stylish life magazine | page 59


home heart of the home

Stools placed around peninsula for guests to sit for drinks or used as an eating area

The Kitchen Is The Heart Of The Home! In This Newly Renovated Kitchen The Clients Wanted A Space Where Their Family Could Work, Play And Entertain.

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heart of the home home PLANNING A structural wall was removed to create a 19’ opening from the kitchen to the formal dining room. The two spaces flow seamlessly by combining modern finishes while incorporating some traditional elements. Architectural finishes include custom carpentry work painted in a semi-gloss white that makes the opening a grand feature. DESIGN The cabinetry is classic in styling using a painted raised panel MDF door in cloud white. The kitchen features a beautiful hood above the cooktop, statuario marble counter tops and modern day appliances. The island was done in a stain to compliment the traditional dining table and a butcher block top was used to make the space less formal.

Hidden television cables allow connection of tablets and laptops to be used from the butcher block island

Traditional wood posts surround the island with decorative features complimenting the dining room

Central Vacuum System integrated into the toe kick

LIGHTING Technology and lighting all ties in together creating a practical working space while entertaining guests. A television wall hung in the corner keeps it away from the cooking area but in close enough proximity to watch the morning news or a favourite cooking show. The use of LED recessed lighting produces a great amount of light while using minimal electricity. Over the peninsula pendant lights were used to create a more intimate mood which complements the glass doors with decorative lead inserts. Under cabinetry lighting were installed to ensure the counters had evenly distributed task lighting while preparing meals. APPLIANCES A larger fridge was used and a waterline installed to accommodate the built-in filtered water and ice dispenser. The built in appliance pantry allowed for more cabinetry space. A warming drawer, full size oven and a microwave all placed at the perfect height. The 5 burner gas cooktop was installed with a powerful yet quiet fan above. Finally the dishwasher installed completed the stainless steel family of appliances. Interior Design by Developed by Marbro Contracting (www.marbrocontracting.ca), Colleen Broadhurst Interiors (www.colleenbroadhurstinteriors.com) and Cabinetry by Lido Cabinets Ltd. (lidocabinets.com)


beauty beauty mark Ms Moxie Cheeky by Dear Kate (www.dearkates.com) Introducing the revolutionary, leak-resistant underwear for women by Dear Kate. Helping to protect against light leaks, this low rise Ms Moxie Cheeky has beautiful retro cream lace with sleek black microfiber bottom and trimmed with pink elastic. Available in XS to XL.

Shiseido- Ultimate Cleansing Oil (www.shiseidocanada.com) This rinse-off oil-based cleanser quickly removes long-wearing foundation and water resistant sunscreens. Light and silky, the cleanser protects the natural moisture of the skin without leaving a pesky residue. TO USE: Apply onto dry skin and massage, rinse off thoroughly.

Flat out (www.flatoutofheels) Be comfy yet stylish with Flat Out of Heels. These rollable ballet style flats can be used as an emergency flat or for everyday use. The compact flats come rolled tightly in a disposable box with a shoe bag making it easy to keep in your purse for those feet emergencies. Ranging in a variety of colours and patterns it’s definitely a must have. Keep your aching feet happy with Flat Out!

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Benefit CosmeticsStay Flawless 15-hour Primer (www.benefitcosmetics.com) The new primer stick from Benefit Cosmetics comes in an adorable poke a dot packaging, perfect for any fashionista. The invisible primer acts like a magnet to lock in your foundation for 15 flawless hours. This innovative, stick formula keeps your makeup looking fresh and flawless all day long. Tip: Glide directly onto skin, then immediately apply foundation.

Smoky Extravagant by Make Up For Ever (www.makeupforever.com) Want volume, length, and curl all captured in a single mascara? Make Up For Ever latest innovation is a must-have for every women. Smoky Extravagant delivers dramatic impact by coating the lash surface in ultra-black pigments and the cone shaped brush has an instant effect in one stroke-the precision tip separates and accentuates the lashes as the rounded base creates noticeable volume from any distance.

Summer 2013 Collection by Essie (www.essie.com) Sail into summer chic with this collection of maritime pastels. These ultra-soft brights are perfect for a summer night out or frolicking on a beach. With 6 beautifully fun shades the Essie colour palette ranges from brilliant blue-green teal, to bright tangerine coral, and a soft fuchsia peony all infused with a subtle sparkle.


life style family dynamic

A NEW FAMILY DYNAMIC BY LG DAVIDSON

There is a new type of family dynamic gaining momentum in recent years called co-parenting. This is when two biological parents who have a close and trusting but nonromantic and non-sexual relationship, contribute to raising a family. Perspective parents can sign up on websites, similar to dating sites, such as “MyAlternativeFamily. com”, in hopes of meeting the person who they feel can offer what he or she is looking for in a mother or father to their offspring. Although they may not always be legally binding, many “couples” choose to define their roles within a contract that is written before conception occurs. The popular choice for most is forming an agreement to contribute equally for the financial, social and emotional needs of their child(ren). What are the reasons people choose this type of arrangement and why is it growing in popularity now? In the beginning, co-parenting was a choice that was most popular among the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered communities, and it still is. However, more heterosexual individuals have turned to co-parenting for reasons such as their ever increasing age, and the acknowledgement that though they may have hopes of someday finding “the one”, their bodies may only be healthy enough and capable of child bearing for a little while longer. Others have found that after years of focusing on a stellar career, they long to be parents but have never put the time and energy into a long term, stable relationship. Another major reason people decide to become co-parents is that it is affordable. In order to become adoptive parents, people generally need to have a solid financial foundation and also be prepared to invest thousands of dollars into the adoption process. In the past, women who wanted to become single mothers only had the option of in-vitro fertilization from an anonymous sperm donor. In Canada, the cost of one cycle of in-vitro fertilization treatment is a staggering $10,000 to $15,000. That can add up when one considers that the success rate of one cycle of treatment for women between the ages of 20 and 40 is only 55%. While some co-parents have the luxury of choosing to use in-vitro fertilization, many partners allow intercourse to occur with the sole purpose

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of procreation. There is not yet enough research to determine if this style of family dynamics is more or less beneficial to the children involved, but we can speculate about some of the pros and cons of co-parenting and the possible effects it will have on the children in the future. Some people argue that romance and a strong emotional bond between a married couple is the glue that holds them together through the major adjustments and sometimes trying times involved in raising a young family. These romantic couples role model what healthy relationships look like, so their offspring can grow to foster their own, healthy, loving relationships. But, platonic partners have their own parents and other relatives who can role model this sort of healthy relationship. Let’s consider situations where a marriage turns sour, and the children bear witness to verbal abuse, criticism, ridicule, disrespect and even violence. What kind of role modelling is that? In many cases, when a marriage falls apart, families struggle with their newly split roles and responsibilities. The unfortunate reality is that the children become the ones stuck in the middle, or worse, used as pawns for parents to manipulate each other. In most cases, a co-parenting contract would outline roles and responsibilities for each partner, in the event that the partnership is no longer amicable. Again, these contracts are typically drawn up before the co-parenting couple enter the conception stage of their agreement. Children born into co-parenting partnerships are planned for, wanted and welcomed into loving, nurturing arms. Sadly, this is not always the case for youngsters born because of unplanned pregnancies. On the surface, it may seem that co-parenting is the fancy free way to parenthood bliss, but it is still too early to tell. In any case, whether a romantic couple decide to take the plunge, or are thrown into the deep end, and when two consenting platonic adults chose to have children, one thing remains certain. Children need loving, consistent and predictable parenting in order for healthy development to take place.

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leisure summer essentials Absolutely Avocados by Gaby Dalkin (www.whatsgabycooking.com): Gaby Dalkin wrote a perfect cookbook for this summer, featuring 80 original and healthy avocado recipes. Gaby, a popular food blogger and personal chef to Jessica Simpson, includes recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even dessert, while helping you save on calories and bad fats. A few of her delicious recipes include: Cumin Dusted Mahi Mahi Tacos, Avocado Cheesesteak, and Avocado Chocolate Chip Pound Cake.

Comfort Pillow- Travel by Tempur-Pedic (www.tempurpedic.com) With summer, tends to come long uncomfortable road trips. Why not travel comfy this season with Tempur- Pedic . Their new travel pillow is the perfect travel companion. Delivering plush comfort and support, everything you need for a relaxing and restful road trip or even camping trip.

“Ditty” Tote by Hayden Reis (www.haydenreis.com): Get summer ready with the “Ditty” Tote by Hayden Reis, perfect for the beach, lounging pool side, or even camping. This water-resistant, durable tote is made out of the highest quality Dacron sailcloth and available in many different colours and designs. You will definitely have a hard time choosing you’re favourite.

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Total Results Blonde Care by Matrix (www.matrix.com) Maintain your blonde locks this summer with Matrix. 100% professional and affordable Total Results Blonde Care is formulated with Defense 360° Technology that features chamomile, which enhances shine and Panthenol which helps repair the hair. The line includes a tinted purple shampoo and conditioner and the Sheer Mist Flash Filler, a treatment that fills and seals imperfections for a high-shine reflection.


summer essentials leisure

Stainless Steel BBQ Tool Set by All-Clad (www.all-clad.ca) Grill up something delicious this BBQ season with All-Clad tool set. This beautiful stainless steel set includes a two-pronged fork, marinade brush, locking tongs, and a turner. All encased in a handy carrying case.

Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion by Shiseido (www.shiseido.com) This highly nourishing sunscreen lotion for the face and body has a 50 SPF with a UVA/ UVB Broad Spectrum Protection that defends against powerful rays. Defend your skin from sunburns, cell damage and premature signs of aging with this high end sun protection lotion.

Unsweetened Essence Water by HINT (www.drinkhint.com) Cool off this season with HINT water, made from pure water and accented with natural flavours. No sugars, no artificial sweeteners and no calories make this a refreshing alternative to sodas and juice. With so many mouth-watering flavours to choose from, your life just got a bit healthier.

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food peppercorn steak

Chef Paul Rogalski’s Recipe For

PEPPERCORN STEAK Ingredients: • 4 beef tenderloin steaks (cut 1.5 in thick) • 2 tablespoons canola oil • 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper • 1 tablespoon kosher salt • 1 tablespoon butter • 2 tablespoons shallots (chopped) • 2 tablespoons green peppercorns in brine • 2oz red wine • 4oz beef stock or consommé • 4oz heavy cream • 2 oz brandy • 1 teaspoon fresh marjoram (chopped) Directions: 1. Bring Steaks up to room temperature; sprinkle both sides evenly with cracked pepper and a sprinkle of salt, gently pressing into steak. Heat All Clad 12” Sauté Pan over medium-low temperature with the canola oil. When hot carefully ad steaks, increase temperature to medium and cook to desired doneness turning ½ way through cooking process. (For medium rare doneness cook for approximately 4 to 5 minutes a side.) 2. When cooked remove steak from pan and set aside to rest. Make sure to save the juice from the resting process, as you will need it later. Add butter, shallots and green peppercorns to the pan and continue cooking over medium-high heat until the shallots have become translucent. In this order add red wine to deglaze, then beef stock, cream and brandy. *Be careful, as the alcohol might flame as it evaporates. Adding the brandy to the pan first can be downright explosive. Be very careful! 3. Reduce to sauce consistency, add marjoram, remove from heat and stir in the drippings from the resting steaks. Serve immediately any way you like. Sauce on side or on the steak. Enjoy! Serves 4.

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leisure kate todd

An Artist Remark:

Kate Todd BY JENNA MATTHEWS

Kate Todd is no stranger to the spotlight. She has been wowing audiences across the country for many years. From her days on Radio Free Roscoe to her debut album Footprints on the Moon, Kate has been and always will be a favourite to many. She performs live often and has been nominated for countless awards. Remark was lucky enough to have some time with Kate, and she revealed some very personal thoughts as well as an exciting new announcement!

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kate todd leisure Let’s start at the beginning. What is your earliest memory of being inspired musically? “Music permeated throughout the walls and halls on all levels of our home growing up as a child in the country. My dad had a drum kit as well as an extensive LP collection in our basement. I remember my girlfriends and I would look at all the album covers and being fascinated with the artwork. My grandmother was an organist and choir leader at our church where I performed many piano recitals at a young age... my earliest public performances! My first concert experience was going to a rock festival near my hometown that featured Alanis Morissette. I remember thinking what a powerful performance by a female musician and she’s Canadian!” How did your character Lily on Radio Free Roscoe influence your music? “Having no real previous acting experience, my musical background helped me to land the role of Lily/Shady Lane on Radio Free Roscoe. Lily my character, like me had an alternative approach to her music with influences ranging from bands like The White Stripes, Pavement, and The Flaming Lips to The Rolling Stones. I like to believe I take some of that rootsy, authentic, alternative sound to my writing and my overall musical vibe.” Who’s your biggest musical influence? What artists inspire you? “I am inspired by any artist who has followed their dream and taken to the stage or has written an original song. A few notable names that come to mind whose music and style has influenced me would be that of Bob Dylan, Sheryl Crow and Faith Hill.” Musically, who do you strive to be like, and have you been compared to anyone? “I am striving to become the most authentic artist that I can be. I believe that knowing oneself is the most powerful tool an artist can have and I am learning more about myself each day.” What does your album represent to you? “Finding My Way is a coming of age album. I wanted it to be an inspirational, uplifting collection of song and celebration that could be relatable to other young people going through the changes and transitions in order to pursue their dreams to reality. Finding My Way also meditates on the past as heard in my song “(Things I) Never Should Have Said” and it also talks of the desire for new experiences which is what my title track, “Finding My Way” speaks to.” What’s the story behind your songs “Drive” and “Footprints on the Moon”? “”Drive” is based upon a road trip I took with my friend on Route 66. It was a bit of a “Thelma and Louise” journey and “Drive” was inspired by the good times we had along that legendary highway.” “”Footprints on the Moon” written in the dead of winter. I knew I wanted to write an uplifting and inspirational song and that term “Footprints on the Moon” had been thrown around and it seemed like a great song title. The title inspired the song.” Any plans for your next album? “I continue to write and am currently in preproduction with a collection of songs I have. So stay tuned as they say!” You have won many awards over the last few years including Best New Artist from RadioNation, and are nominated for the Country Music Association of Ontario’s Rising Star award. How are all of these nominations and awards making you feel? “Well thank you! It is very cool to be recognized by your peers for your efforts and I am deeply honored, but that aside it all

comes down to the music. I’m so fortunate to continue to do what I love, making music surrounded by family, friends and supportive fans in the company of a community of talented fellow musicians.” You always seem so calm and collected on stage, has stage fright ever been a factor for you? “Ah, to be honest I used to have stage fright just like my character Shady Lane in Radio Free Roscoe until one night a few years ago before a performance. I’ll never forget it was at The Mint Club in Los Angeles. The sound technician noticed me nervously rehearsing backstage before my show. I can’t tell you what he said due to the graphic nature but it has become a little inside joke that just seems to cut through the butterflies every time. So, not so much anymore. I love playing live before an audience and I always get excited before my shows and try to channel that energy into my performance.” What do you do when you’re not performing or writing new songs? “My day job is teaching both music and acting, so I cherish the downtime I have hanging out with friends and riding my bike along the waterfront where I live. I also love keeping in touch with nature and when the budget allows; travelling!” Any new movies or shows we should watch out for? “I am proud to announce a short film I was involved in titled S is for Bird, is being shown at Cannes 2013! Very exciting! Currently I am remaining focused on my love of music and am continuing to write and perform while honing my guitar skills and technique. But you can keep connected on www.katetodd.com or www.twitter.com/katetodd for updates!” If you could choose three songs to represent your life which would you choose? “Good question! At the moment I would say: All I Wanna Do - Sheryl Crow 5 Days In May - Blue Rodeo If You’re Not In It For Love - Shania Twain” What is your daily regimen for staying young? “Aw, you’re so sweet! Wow, regimen? Now that’s a concept... I really should adopt one. No, to be honest, I do like to keep active, ride my bike as much as possible, drink lots of water and eat mainly all real and natural foods. But mainly my regimen is to have fun and enjoy life because the happiest people are the most beautiful, to me.” Thank you Kate for taking the time to answer our questions. “Thanks for your interest..Peace, Love”


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Squares Paintables: Squares is a fun and funky interpretation of fashion design for paintable wallpaper. This design allows you to create your own unique style. For a clean look, leave it white or add your own personal touch with colour.

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health running

SOCIAL RUNNING WITH THE RUNNING ROOM, NORTH AMERICA’S LARGEST RUNNING CLUB.

The Running Room Running Club is North America’s largest running club with a quarter of a million weekly active Run Club members. It was developed in order to provide group runs for runners who had no previous background with running or walking clubs. Initially, most club members were graduates of the Running Room’s various running training programs. The club concept quickly gained in popularity and now reflects a wide variety of runners, from beginner to advanced. Run Club also incorporates walkers of all levels. Walkers meet at the same time and location for group walks. Our mission is to promote disciplined, consistent physical fitness through a union of fun, dynamic people. In every city with a Running Room we have a Run Club for you to join for FREE! All clubs are set up in the same format. They meet twice a week for group runs or walks at the same time each week. You will also receive free membership to Running Room Run Club Online. You will receive weekly e-mail updates from any store locations you choose in your profile. These updates will include training program schedules, local events and motivation from the store managers. You will be able to manage your own personal profile, access your own customized training log, use training calculators and create personal pace bands according to your goal time. When you are travelling drop into any of our store locations and join their Run Club for runs, walks and activities. This is a great way to stay on track with your training while you are on the road. If you would like to be a member of the Running Room Club simply go to our web site, www.runningroom.com and fill in your name and e-mail address—nothing else is required. Join us every Wednesday evening and every Sunday morning at any Running Room location. Long or short runs and walks are scheduled as practice sessions. Contact your nearest Running Room store for details. Visit www.runningroom. com for more information

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health take it to the cage

TAKE IT TO THE CAGE WOMEN IN MMA BY SHERIE MIRON

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Expect to see your fair share of blood, sweat and broken bones in the octagon. It’s the last place you would expect to see a lady, right? WRONG! The beauties of the cage are quickly gaining exposure in the forever popular mixed martial arts world, creating a whole new level of intimidation for the gents to have to compete with. A little over a decade ago, women MMA fighters were few and far between. A handful of athletes would participate in main events held in small town auditoriums, casinos and arenas in the United States. Some women even opted to travel abroad to participate in all-female venues where countries like Japan had already begun holding such events. Fighter femmes everywhere can thank a certain young Judo champion from California for helping to raise the female exposure in today’s MMA world by making the UFC cage her battle ground. Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey, a 26 year old bantamweight has been ranked the top poundper-pound female mixed martial artist in the world by numerous reputable MMA publications. She helped solidify this unofficial title by taking her opponent, exmilitary Liz Carnouche, out in the first round by submission in her staple arm bar in the

first UFC Women’s fight. UFC President, Dana White, along with amazing fighters such as Ronda Rousey have opened the doors and created many opportunities for other aspiring athletes. There are well over 100 women taking strikes in the MMA world and with the Women’s Division in UFC now available to them as a venue, we can expect to see the popularity of the sport continue to rise amongst the ladies. There are many levels of benefits of MMA training. Combining multiple disciplined martial arts such as Muay Thai, Boxing, Jujitsu, Grappling and more, it encompasses strength training, endurance, flexibility and coordination. It is very unique in a way that its main focus is selfdefense and guides you not to use your skills towards violence. This being said, it is a graphic sport and when taken to a competitive level, it involves strict dieting and training regimes. It will teach you discipline, patience and humility but also comes with many physical, mental and spiritual rewards, that is, if you can look past the bruises, blood and fractures. Think that you might have the “cahoonas’ to step into the octagon? Look at joining one of the many gyms that are geared specifically to offering classes and preparing athletes for

MMA training. If you want to step into it slowly and test your “badass-ness”, try implementing some pad or bag work into your cardio training with the following 30 minute punching workout two to three times a week: • 3 minutes of quick jabs (short, quick punches to the bag or pads) • 1 minute rest • 3 minutes of heavy strikes (heavier force, extending the arm and shoulder into the punch) • 1 minute rest • 3 minutes of freestyle combo (combine both quick jabs and heavy strikes) • Repeat as many times as possible then follow up with 30 minutes of jogging. You will increase you cardiovascular endurance, strength and conditioning and game-face confidence by adding some training samples from MMA to your regular workout regime. If you can handle the intensity of the sport, maybe one day you will be in your very own stare down before getting ready to rumble in the cage. Just remember to keep your fists up.

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DRESS - MICHAEL SONTAG UNDERWEAR - CHEAP MONDAY NECKLACE - AKKESSOIR EARRINGS AND BARCELETS - PERLENSÄUE

PHOTOGRAPHER: KENDRA STORM RAE | FASHION STYLIST: FABIANA VARDARO@BASICS | STYLIST ASSISTENT: NINA WAHLIG | MAKE UP ARTIST: MANUELA HÖLZL MODEL: WLADA | HOTEL: ADINA BERIN GERMANY

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