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FA S H I O N

JAN UARY & F E B R UARY 2016

TH E STYLI S H LI F E MAGAZ I N E

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FIND THE RIGHT COLOR FOR THE PERFECT STATEMENT LIPS THIS SEASON THE EROTICA OF SEXTING SEXY LINGERIE FOR THAT SPECIAL VALENTINE THE SECRET TO SKIN LONGEVITY

TAINTED LOVE ON THIS COVER

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ON THE COVER PHOTOGRAPHY BY FLORIAN GRILL PAM-HAMBURG FLORIANGRILL.COM HAIR & MAKEUP: DANIELA VROSCH, LIGANORD | MODEL: SVETA UTKINA, CORA MANAGEMENT

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ISSUE beauty

Beauty Mark

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Lust

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Indulgence 14 Skin Longevity

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Statement Lips

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Star Studded

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Tainted Love

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Shining Example

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fashion life

Something Inbetween

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The Geisha

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Il Velo Dipinto

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Punk Love

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Lingerie

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Dark Story

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Celeb: Ray Santiago

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Bottle Service

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Celeb: Blair Bomar

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Food: Chicken Stroganoff 100 Navy

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Industry Insider: Brimz

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The Erotica of Sexting

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Cancun, Mexico

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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE DELIA LUPAN MAKEUP ARTIST Delia is a complete artist, with great depth to her talent and vision in Makeup, Hair Styling and Manicures. Leaving behind the finance world, she fell in love with the beauty realm, finding a new outlet where she could push her own creativity. She strives to be current, fresh and on trend, constantly updating her body of work while following the latest in fashion and beauty. Having worked with numerous internationally acclaimed photographers and directors, including Inez and Vinoodh, Marco Brambilla, Max Abadian, Delia’s work has been seen in the country’s top editorial magazines, such as Elle, Flare, Fashion, Chatelaine, Clin d’oeil, Dress to Kill, Glow, along with countless influential international publications. Delia has had the pleasure of working with world’s top models and celebrities, including Kate Moss, Cara Delevingne, Lupita Nyong’o, Madds Mikkelsen, Daniel Gillies, Suvi Koponen. In 2015 Delia received Best Hair Stylist Of The Year at the P&G Beauty Awards.

FLORIAN GRILL PHOTOGRAPHER Florian Grill is based in Hamburg Germany. Between 1998 and 2000 he worked as a sport photographer in Bournemouth, England. In 2004 Florian became a student in photography and media at the University of Applied Sciences - Bielefeld, Germany. At the same time he assisted various photographers. In 2007 He took part in Redbull’s “Illume” event as one of the 50 world’s best extreme sport photographers. In 2012 he opened his new studio in Hamburg, Germany. Since then his main focus in photography is beauty and fashion. Florian has also integrated into the world of moving images, he is directing video for his clients and editorial partners. His customers include BMW, Tom Tailor, Montblanc, Swarovski and other.

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MARINA DEAN FRANCIS PHOTOGRAPHER Marina Dean-Francis is a British photographer specializing in Fashion and Beauty with a recognizable signature style of colourful and luxurious images. She aims to create natural, ‘alive’ pictures with a classy and elegant essence. Although an expert in photoshop with a renowned world wide reputation for retouching, she believes that it is still best to shoot as if photoshop did not exist, using retouching as a tool to enhance rather than create the image. She has been published in many prestigious international magazines and has shot numerous international advertising campaigns. Website: marinadeanfrancis.com

RENAT TOUICHEV PHOTOGRAPHER Renat is a Vancouver based photographer specializing in fashion and advertising. Originally from Saint-Petersburg Russia, Renat was always obsessed with photography, and then continued to experiment with fashion and editorial photography after he moved to Canada. Renat has worked closely with many emerging Canadian designers, and produced numerous editorials.

VIAN SHAREF ESTHETICIAN Director and founder of Dermedix, Vian Sharef has been a reputable medical esthetician and a business consultant in the beauty industry for over six years. With honors in her medical esthetics schooling and attending York University for business & entrepreneurship. Her background in psychology, finance and banking has enriched Vian with the perfect combination of trustworthy, knowledgeable and professionalism in her field. Her passion and drive is what makes Vian so well fitted for the beauty industry. “It gives me the opportunity to enhance woman’s lives one woman at a time making her not only look good from the outside but feel great on the inside.” Vian has media appearances with Rogers daytime beauty show on a monthly basis and is a public motivational speaker. She gives advice to women on not only looking their best but how to strive forward feeling their best instilling a positive influence to every woman she encounters.

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T H E E D I T O R

a letter from the editor

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inging in the New Year is always full of joy and laughter, and is usually spent with those closest to our hearts. Champagne glasses

clink. Resolutions come up in conversation. With a new year comes new beginnings and a chance to set goals with freshly found determination to achieve them. “What will this year bring?� At Remark we too are feeling fresh and eager to bring you new stories, dish on food and beverage, find the hottest vacation spots and showcase fabulous fashion finds to kick off 2016 the proper way. I am particularly thrilled to share with you the talented editorial spreads that have come to us from all over the world. We are

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so lucky to have the broad base of contacts and valued contributors that make our magazine the top notch publication it has grown to be. The team gets more excited with every issue produced, and we hope that you, our valued readers, feel the same way. Curl up and enjoy, and best wishes for a remarkable 2016!

Jennifer Steele | Editor-in-Chief

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NOVE M B E R & DECE M B E R 2015

ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER: ART DIRECTOR: EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: CREATIVE DIRECTOR: CONTRIBUTORS:

KRISTIE STOODLEY-KLAJN MAGDALENA M. JENNIFER STEELE CARMINE NAPOLITANO VIAN SHAREF EMILY KLINE JENNIFER STEELE LAURA SHIRK RONALD TSANG MAGDALENA M, KOBY

PHOTOGRAPHERS:

JAVI SALINAS REGINA DAVERTZHOFEN FRANCESCO NERONE MICHAEL KAI YOUNG FLORIAN GRILL MARINA DEAN-FRANCIS RENAT TOUICHEV SAMI DRASON

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO CONTRIBUTE TO FUTURE ISSUES, PLEASE CONTACT MAIL@SEEKRMEDIA.COM. FOR ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY, PLEASE CONTACT MAIL@SEEKRMEDIA.COM. COPYRIGHT 2015 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 EMBARK MAGAZINE OR THE INDIVIDUAL/ORGANIZATION CREDITED. 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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BEAUTY MARK

TINTED ALL-IN-ONE MOISTURIZER BY MEREADESSO $48 MEREADESSO.COM Available in 4 shades, Mereadesso’s tinted moisturizer has everything you need to start your beauty regime in the morning. The product contains a moisturizer, serum, primer, day, cream and eye cream plus a concealer that helps even out skin tone. So nourish your skin and cover your blemishes all at the same time!

SQUALANE FACIAL CREAM BY INDIE LEE $70 INDIELEE.COM Sooth and moisturize the skin with this face cream which contains olivederived squalane oil and hyaluronic acid- which helps to improve skin texture, complexion and color giving you healthier and more radiant skin.

LASH SHOW BY MAKE UP FOR EVER $ 18 MAKEUPFOREVER.COM For instant drama check the assortment of false lashes Make Up For Ever came out with. There are just too many to choose from. All packages contain the falsies and lash glue. Shown above are the natural impact/cat eye N-403.

DIAMAX ADVANCED BY NIOXIN $52 NIOXIN.COM A leave-on treatment used to increase thickness for a fuller looking head of hair. The formula penetrates the hair and makes it manageable and full, as well as protects against breakage.

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REBELEYES GEL LINER BY M.A.C $22 MACCOSMETICS.COM Enhance your eyes with a longwear gel liner through a click pen. This sleek easy to use liner adds a dramatic flair to any eye.


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BEAUTY MARK INFUSION DE ROSE NOURISHING LIP BALM BY LAURA MERCIER $24 LAURAMERCIER.COM Lock in moisture and smooth your lips with this restorative lip balm. It helps shield against environmental stressors during the day while conditioning and softening at night.

LUMINOUS BODY LOTION BY PRTTY PEAUSHUN $39 PRTTYPEAUSHUN.COM Available in plain and four tinted tones, this luxurious blend of Avacodo, Pomelo and Jojoba moisturizes, nourishes and conditions the skin with a mineral glow. The sheer flattering glow and radiance blurs minor imperfections and visually enhances the silhouette.

PERFECTING LOOSE POWDER BY ESTテ右 LAUDER $40 ESTEELAUDER.COM Control shine and help hide any imperfections with this oil-free powder. The fine powder is lighter than air, softer than silk and creates a flawless base.

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B E A U T Y LIP COLOUR TO GO LIP PENCIL IN JOIE DE VIVRE BY H&M (HM.COM) NAIL POLISH IN PALE MOSS BY JOE FRESH (JOEFRESH.COM) KAJAL LINER IN BLACK BY ANNABELLE (ANNABELLE.CA)

ALL PHOTOGRAPHER, RONALD TSANG (RONALDTSANG.COM) AND STYLING/ARTWORK, TRICIA HALL (JUDY INC)

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CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: LIP COLOUR TO GO LIP PENCIL IN LET’S MAMBO BY H&M (HM.COM) LIP COLOUR TO GO LIP PENCIL IN ALPINE ASTER BY H&M (HM.COM) LIP CRÉME IN SO SOFIA/236 BY LE MARC MARC JACOBS AT SEPHORA (SEPHORA.COM) THE ONLY 1 LIPSTICK IN BEST OF THE BEST/510 BY RIMMEL (RIMMELLONDON.COM) SHADING: 24/7 GIDE ON EYE PENCIL IN UZI BY URBAN DECAY (URBANDECAY.CA)

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B E A U T Y LASTING FINISH SOFT COLOUR BLUSH IN LIVE PINK 150 BY RIMMEL (RIMMELLONDON.COM) METAL CRUSH EYESHADOW IN DANZIG BY KAT VON D AT SEPHORA (SEPHORA.COM)

ALL PHOTOGRAPHER, RONALD TSANG (RONALDTSANG.COM) AND STYLING/ARTWORK, TRICIA HALL (JUDY INC)

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MATTE LIPSTICK IN RASPBERRY BY JOE FRESH (JOEFRESH.COM) KAJAL LINER IN BLACK BY ANNABELLE (ANNABELLE.CA) METAL CRUSH EYESHADOW IN PARANOID BY KAT VON D AT SEPHORA (SEPHORA.COM)

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I N D U L G E N C E PHOTOGRAPHER: MAGDALENA M. MAGDALENA-M.COM NAILS: DELIA LUPAN AT JUDY INC. USING KISS NAILS MODEL: JENNIFER, PLUTINO

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B E A U T Y ESSIE “JUST STITCHED” OPI INFINITE SHINE“ YOU CAN COUNT ON IT” NAILSINC GEL EFFECT “ MAYFAIR LANE” OPI “ COZU-MELTED IN THE SUN”

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OPI “PINK-ING OF YOU” ORLY “PRELUDE TO A KISS” OPI INFINITE SHINE“ YOU CAN COUNT ON IT” ESSIE “BLANC” ESSIE “ALL EYES ON NUDES”

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NAILSINC GEL EFFECT “ MAYFAIR LANE” CHINA GLAZE “DESERT SUN” OPI “ A-PIERS TO BE TAN” REVLON TOP SPEED “ ESPRESSO”

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evity image credits

her: Magdalena M, magdalena-m.com

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2 1. PURE COLOR ENVY SCULPTING GLOSS IN BERRY PROVOCATIVE BY ESTÉE LAUDER $ 29 | 2. GLOSS D’ENFER IN GOLD TCHLACK BY GUERLAIN $34 | 3. LIPPIE STIX IN GRIND BY COLOURPOP $5 | 4. AMC LIP GLOSS IN 544 BY INGLOT $18 | 5. KISS POP LIP COLOR STICK IN CRUSH BY MARC JACOBS $28 | 6. KISSKISS ROSELIPIN PEACH PARTY BY GUERLAIN $41

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PHOTOGRAPHER: MAGDALENA M, MAGDALENA-M.COM MAKEUP ARTIST: PAULINA GRECO | MODEL: LARK, CHANTALE NADEAU


BY VIAN SHAREF FROM DERMEDIX COSMETIC CLINIC WWW.DERMEDIX.CA

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any of us wish for a long lasting youthful, wrinkle prone skin for as long as possible. As the years go by we start to realize that it is no easy task to keep that wish intact. Our hopes of staying and looking younger starts to fade year after year. However, now more than ever in history the advancements in technologies and biochemistry has made it possible to elongate having a youthful appearance. Unless you are blessed genetically with great skin, here are few ways to keep you looking young despite the clock ticking:

LIFESTYLE We now realize that our skin ages with bad habits such as; smoking, drinking, lack of sleep, stress and tanning. The key to a healthy body in general and skin specifically is balance and moderation. In addition, science is proving now more than ever that our internal being is also a big factor in how we look on the outside. Practicing positive mental affirmations and having gratitude enhances not only our mental and emotional health but it will also impact our physical being including our aging process. SKINCARE Many people don’t use proper skincare or don’t use them at all period. Some just don’t see the value in investing in a good skincare regimen. Medical and pharmaceutical grade products are by far the most effective lines with active ingredients. They are formulated with an advanced delivery system to penetrate deeper into the skin’s live tissues and repair any damage. There are 3 functions of skincare.

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Protection daytime against environmental elements such as UV rays and pollution Repair night time when the skin is regenerating newer cells and correcting whatever damage occurred in the day

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Antioxidants & peptides such as Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Hylaronic Acid & stem cells growth factors will certainly slow down the aging process of the skin. Oxidation causes aging & we need antioxidants to reverse or stop that damage from happening in the first place.

These latest ingredients should be in everyone skincare regimen as early as in our twenties. SKIN TREATMENTS Our skin’s cell turn over slows down as we age just like everything else. With time we also lose Collagen and Elastin which are the primary skin fibres that keep the skin tighter amd younger looking. Here are some advanced skin treatments that can correct and maintain the skin’s longevity

Peels and Microdermabrasions: We need to manually exfoliate our dead skin through means of chemical or mechanical exfoliation. These treatments will even out the skin tone & texture revealing a more youthful appearance. Ideal for all ages Photofacials: these light based treatments are great to correct and reverse any sun damage and add radiance to the skin. Ideal for skin with uneven tone, discoloration, rosacea and dull complexion.

Skin tightening is becoming one of the most popular non-invasive anti-aging treatments using the skin own ability to correct itself and produce new collagen and elastin. This high tech device uses radio frequency to stimulate the skin natural fibers producing newer and more collagen. Ideal for 40+ Sun damage, this is one of the most important anti-aging elements yet it isn’t practiced enough because most people believe that sun damage only occurs during sun exposure. However, skin damage occurs with UVA rays that penetrate through clouds, glass, while driving and snowy days. Not to mention with technology and lights all around us, these also age the skin. Using high grade medical SPF minimum 30 will protect our skin live cells from DNA damage.

Having knowledge and applying that knowledge in our daily lives is the power to achieve whatever we desire. This information if applied consistently will produce great results. The ideal outcome is looking good for your age not looking 20 years younger because that doesn’t look natural. Looking more youthful naturally is becoming the trend now.

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MAC STUDIO WATERWEIGHT SPF 30 FOUNDATION MAC PREP + PRIME TRANSPARENT FINISHING POWDER SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS

STAR STUDDED PHOTOGRAPHY BY KOBY AT KOBY INC. WWW.KOBY-INC.COM

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B E A U T Y SMASHBOX DEEP BLACK JET SET WATERPROOF EYE LINER MAC CARBON EYE SHADOW MAC BLACK TIED EYE SHADOW MAC FELINE KOHL POWER EYE PENCIL ESTEE LAUDER STAY IN PLACE BROW GEL MAC REFLECTS GOLD PIGMENT (ON LIPS) SWAROVSKI CRYSTALS

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B E A U T Y MAKE UP BY MELISSA GIBSON, MAC COSMETICS/PLUTINO GROUP | MAKE UP AND NAILS BY KERI BLAIR, ARTISTS AT WILHELMINA FOR MAC COSMETICS HAIR BY MARILISA AT MARC ANTHONY FOR PLUTINO GROUP | MODELS: CLHOE AT PLUTINO MODELS & KENNIDY AT B&M MODELS ALL NAILS – MAC STUDIO NAIL LACQUER IN VINTAGE VAMP AND NOCTURNELLE WITH SWARVOSKI CRYSTALS

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SOMETHING INBETWEEN P H OTO G R A PHY BY JAV I SA L IN AS.

DIGITAL ARTIST: MOLLY MOLLY STYLIST: RAQUEL TREJO MAKEUP&HAIR: PAOLA DARNELLY STYLIST ASSISTANT: ANDREA ALANIS MODEL CARMEN SANTACRUZ @VIEW MANAGEMENT

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JACKET WITH FRINGE: CALVIN KLEIN HAT: BRIXTON GOLD BANGLES: RUBEN GALARRETA

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HANDMADE SUEDE VEST: ZARA DRESS :STYLIST’S OWN HAT: BRIXTON SNEAKERS: SPRINGFIELD

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THE GEISHA PHOTOGRAPHY & STYLING BY REGINA DAVERTZHOFEN @LUMNOVA HAIR & MAKEUP: HOLGER WEINS @21 AGENCY | MODEL: SARA-MEY @IZAIO MODELS | ASSISTANT: MARTIN KLEINT

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FA S H I O N PHOTOGRAPHY BY FRANCESCO NERONE & GIUSEPPE VITALE

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STYLIST: GIAN MARCO FUNARI SWAN | MAKEUP & HAIR: ILARIA GIROLAMI \ MODEL: MARGHERITA@WOMEN

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RAY SANTIAGO BY EMILY KLINE

From the TV series Ash vs. Evil Dead.

PHOTOGRAPHER: DIANA RAGLAND | GROOMER: CHRISTINA GUERRA | WARDROBE STYLIST: JORDAN GROSSMAN | WARDROBE STYLIST ASSISTANT: BRIA STONEL.

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TELL US ABOUT YOUR ROLE IN THE NEW STARZ TELEVISION SERIES ASH VS. EVIL DEAD? I play Pablo, an idealistic immigrant who works with Ash at the Value Stop. He is the heart and good conscience of the show. He’s also Ash’s main homie and best friend. As a kid Pablo was told by his family that there is evil in the world to fear. He didn’t believe them, but when he comes into contact with the evil force himself, he believes Ash is the person to save the world from the Evil Dead. Pablo is also Ash’s cheerleader. He idolizes Ash and ultimately becomes his side-kick --- the first Latino side-kick to a horror franchise on TV! WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE ROLE TO DATE? I would have to say playing Pablo is my favorite role to date. WHO HAS BEEN YOUR FAVORITE ACTOR TO WORK ALONGSIDE? I would have to choose two; Robert De Niro and Dustin Hoffman. YOU’RE FROM THE BRONX IN NEW YORK, WHAT DO YOU MISS THE MOST ABOUT THE PLACE? My mom’s home cooking.

WHAT’S YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE? Chocolate and truffle cheese! NAME ONE THING YOU CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT? Laughing. WHAT SONG DO YOU HAVE TO TURN UP EVERY TIME YOU HEAR IT ON THE RADIO? Iggy Pop’s “I Wanna Be Your Dog” WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE MEAL TO COOK? I make a mean scramble with Sriracha. WHAT HORROR MOVIE DID YOU LOVE WHEN YOU WERE YOUNGER? I love the original “Nightmare on Elm Street”, and the original “Halloween” as well.  WHAT DOES 2016 HOLD FOR YOU? Another season of shooting and giving life to the Evil Dead series. I also have two other movies coming out in 2016 one called “Trash Fire”, and the other, “Addiction: A 60’s Love Story.”  FOLLOW AND GET MORE OF RAY SANTIAGO ON HIS SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS: twitter.com/RealRaySantiago | instagram.com/iagoray

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CHIC CHOC SPICED RUM MADE FROM SPICES HARVESTED FROM THE RUGGED CHIC CHOC MOUNTAINS IN QUEBEC. THIS UNIQUE SPICED RUM IS PRODUCED WITH SIX INDIGENOUS SPICES, CREATING A FRESH NEW TAKE ON RUM. COLOR: MEDIUM AMBER COLOR AROMA: A SPICY BOLD BOUQUET WITH TROPICAL AROMAS OF MANGO, SPICED APPLE, AN PEPPER. FLAVOR: A CRISP, SWEET MEDIUM BODY WITH A MEDICINAL HERBS FINISH. SERVE: THE NOTES OF GINGER MAKE THIS A FANTASTIC RUM TO SIP ON ITS OWN, OR IN A COCKTAIL.

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HOW DID YOU GET INTO ACTING? I attended The Red Shoes on Broadway when I was nine, and witnessed Karen dance herself to death. It stole my heart. I also saw Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard and that pretty much sealed the deal moving forward. I was always finding ways to perform!

HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STYLE? Classic, form fitting, a bit of a hippie-witch vibe perhaps. I like black with the occasional foray into more colorful territory. I own a plethora of boots! Cowboy boots remain at the top of that list, obviously. Texas Forever.

DO YOU ENJOY WORKING ON A TELEVISION SHOW OR DO YOU PREFER FILMS? Working on the second season of From Dusk Till Dawn was such a privilege because I got to step into this meticulously crafted world with such strong and vibrant characters. The foundation and story have been long established, so it was exciting to find new ways to breathe life into it and expand. It has definitely been a different experience than making a film. I thoroughly enjoy both!

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE DESIGNER AT THE MOMENT? It’s a toss-up between Vivienne Westwood and Dolce & Gabbana. 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER ALICE IN FROM DUSK TILL DAWN. As the feisty head waitress at Jacknife Jed’s, she’s got more than just your order. Part snake, part vampire (aka culebra),she will literally eat your heart out and consume your soul through your blood. WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR MOST FAVOURITE ROLL TO DATE? Stepping into Alice’s boots down in Austin this past summer was nothing short of a riot. I’d say she can take the (chocolate) cake for now.  NAME THREE BEAUTY PRODUCTS YOU CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT? Dior show Iconic Mascara in Navy, Big Sexy Hair Spray and Play Hairspray, and Coconut oil! 

WHAT IS YOUR GUILTY PLEASURE? Probably chocolate. I am very creative when it comes to chocolate usage and consumption. NAME ONE THING ON YOUR BUCKET LIST THAT YOU WOULD LOVE TO DO? I want to travel to Ireland with my mother (Linda) and the other Irish loves of my life. We’re Irish! The motherland is calling.  WHAT OTHER PROJECTS ARE YOU WORKING ON RIGHT NOW? I’m working on a couple of short films with a few friends who have inspired me deeply over the years. It’s such a thrill to collaborate with them and take matters into our own hands. Producing and creating your own content is both liberating and empowering!  WHERE CAN WE FIND YOU ON SOCIAL MEDIA?  My full name is Blair Healy Bomar. Healy was my Irish Grandmother’s surname. I’m @HealyBlair on Instagram and Twitter ;) 

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1/4 tsp freshly ground pepper

1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

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2 shallots

4 cups fresh chanterelle mushrooms,* washed and dried

1 Tbsp Tio Pepe**

1 tsp vanilla seeds, 1 pod

1/2 cup crème fraîche

* Or, if unavailable, a selection of field mushrooms. ** This classic bone-dry sherry from Andalucia, Spain enhances the flavour of pure vanilla.

DIRECTIONS SPAETZLE In a small bowl, beat the egg yolk, egg and cream together. In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt and pepper. Add butter and the egg mixture to the flour mixture and mix by hand until well blended. Do not overmix at this stage. Cover the bowl and refrigerate. Allow the batter to rest for at least 1 hour.

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ecently moved into a new shop, Dameion Royes and his team have been busy preparing for the new year with their collection of high quality, stylish hats. Hats of all kinds, in fact, from fedoras and Mountie hats to casual sport caps and toques, Brimz specializes in topping off each look with finesse. Dameion and I chat all things hats as I get a closer look inside his world.

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FIRST OF ALL, I HAVE TO ASK, WHY HATS? WHAT IS IT ABOUT HATS THAT GET YOU EXITED? Why not hats? Hats are a very exciting accessory. They have the power to transform regular mortals into fashion superheroes. Pop stars know and use this knowledgeable power well. TELL US YOUR STORY. WHO MAKES UP YOUR TEAM AND HOW DID BRIMZ OFFICIAL FIRST COME ABOUT? Our team is comprised of three pivotal players - Jack Vilayvong, designer and brand social connector, Taha Muharuma, Brimz brand manager/social media director and Dameion Royes, designer and brand visionary. WHAT DO YOU THINK IT TAKES TO BUILD A REPUTABLE BRAND IN TODAY’S MARKETPLACE? To build a reputable brand takes brand consistency and authentic output over time; good work is a process of trial and error - the nurturing of a relationship with a community/audience that develops on trust and a belief in the gospel of your output.

always say that to wear a hat comfortably you must “take your mind out of the equation” and then you wear it with ease - if you over think it, it has already conquered you. And for the record I have over 250 hats in my collection. These are hats I’ve collected over the years from all our previous collections WHO HAS BEEN YOUR MUSE? AND HAVE YOU HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH ANYONE INSPIRATIONAL IN THE INDUSTRY? Over the course of the last two years, men have been the most influential for headwear fashion, such as pop star Pharrell Williams and Future Hendrix the rapper. What we’ve love about both is the fact that they’ve embraced hats and have used them to infuse their own personal styles. They have helped to widen the options for avant garde fashionistas that want more than a simple standard. Also, they have given others the courage to try hats who have never tried them before. DAMEION ROYES FOUNDER

WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES YOU’VE FACED ALONG THE WAY WITH BRIMZ OFFICIAL? The challenges faced at Brimz Official have been numerous and the latest one was being forced out of our former location and having to relocate to our new 311 A Queen St. W address. For small businesses it’s very important to stabilize the unknowns that can balloon into large unforeseen costs. Finding great locations - not too large, but with good landlords - are slim. I think we must create cooperatives that give new designers and retailers an infrastructure and a fighting chance to make it. WHAT TRENDS ARE YOU EXCITED TO SEE FOR THIS COMING SPRING/SUMMER 2016? Spring/Summer means lots of sun and “wide brims” have played a major role in the return of the hat. So we’re really excited to get the opportunity to go to town on these wide brims 3”, 4” and 5” brims. They are going to be the pride and glory of our music fest attending audience. There’s also some real development in the streetwear cap category. Unique leather and suede detailing will be much more prevalent as this category continues to grow in a high end direction. HOW DO YOU DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONAL STYLE, AND HOW DO YOU INCORPORATE HATS INTO YOUR WARDROBE? (YOU MUST HAVE A CLOSET DEDICATED TO YOUR OWN HATSJ) I describe my personal style as chic comfort infused with an element of the classic. I simply think of hats in the same way as I do socks and pick a style and colour that compliments my outfit. Once it’s on I simply forget about it - just like you do your socks. We

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IT SEEMS YOU PRIDE YOURSELF ON BEING HOME GROWN AND A DEDICATED BRAND TO THE CITY OF TORONTO. WHAT DO YOU FIND TO BE INSPIRATIONAL ABOUT THIS CITY AND HOW HAS IT INFLUENCED YOUR DESIGNS? Yes, we do pride ourselves on being home grown; the beauty of Toronto is the multi-cultural fabric which has hybridized into so many new innovations. We are part of the new innovation and find it to be a great time to be alive for riding this massive cultural wave. All signs point to a cultural renaissance that’s incorporating music, art, fashion; entrepreneurism and it all intersects and provides the essential building blocks for industrious people who see the potential to create something special. Furthermore, what’s really cool is Toronto developing its own aesthetic and confidence. This new found confidence has designers collaborating more freely and that influences our design choices more and more. WHAT IS YOUR BEST SELLING PRODUCT AND WHAT MAKES IT A TOP SELLER? Our best seller is a fur felt fedora called The Boss. It’s from our “Made-In-Canada” collection and retails for $165.00. It is most popular because of its shape and 3” brim size, which is not too obtrusive. Our customers love the fact that it’s fully customizable for only an extra $40, and is available in 6 colourways. It looks great and doesn’t require you to dress up. We recommend wearing it with sneakers and your persona gets an instant boost!

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With the beginning stages of foreplay moving to finger action of a different nature, your imagination begins to tap into widespread (pun intended) desires rooted in fantasy. The perfect nudge for couples looking to spice up their sex life, those facing the challenges of long-distance relationships or singles trying to step up their flirting game, sexting is all about pushing the boundaries. It’s about letting go and getting off. Your chance to describe everything you’ve ever wished to do to the person on the other end of the line. Let go of all the rules: no safe word required (except pound, suck, spank and lick). And unlike dirty talk during the act of sex, you have time to catch your breath, think and send a creative response worthy of an early lunch break.

Not knowing how to respond the right way to a dirty message can end up with a big old flop (literally).

WARNING: THESE DAYS, A BAD SEXTER IS EQUIVALENT TO A BAD KISSER. Not knowing how to respond the right way to a dirty message can end up with a big old flop (literally). Remember don’t give AF: the dirtier, the better. Consider these pointers the next time you reach for your phone, you’re welcome in advance. BE A TEASE. In fact, be whoever you want to be and stray from the norm. Think roleplaying: without the stereotypical, too tight in all the wrong places costume. LET ‘EM SWEAT IT OUT. You’ve got a full day to play: build up the excitement by not replying immediately. GO LONG, GET HARD. Desk duty all day: let there at least be a solid reason. NO FIZZLE ALLOWED. Make it happen: when you get the chance, act on all of that pent up sexual tension. GET SEXTY, GET SMART. Feel comfortable with the person you’re sharing all of your dirty secrets with.

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DESTINATION: JW MARRIOTT CANCUN RESORT & SPA

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L I F E If a vacation is what you are seeking, JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa is calling. You’ll watch the sun rise over the Mexican-Caribbean, unwind with a dip in the infinity pool or a mid-afternoon nap in a beachfront daybed cabana, retreat to the 35,000 square foot Mayan spa, indulge your palate and toast to it all with fine tequila (the GM is a tequila connoisseur, so rest assured it’s the best of the best). With VIP services available via Club 91, this is Cancun the way it’s meant to be experienced, in a whole new light. 

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Their Wellness Beach Retreat package is perfect for travelers seeking a healthier, more active beach vacation. This can restart and detox body and mind while enthralled in this Mexican-Caribbean paradise. The package includes oceanview accommodations, a credit to use towards group fitness classes and fresh juices, smoothies and nutrition supplements. You can also enjoy some well-deserved R&R with a one-day private beachfront cabana rental. Fitness fanatics and foodies will also love the healthy choices they’ll find on the menus across the nine international restaurants the resort shares with its adjoined sister property, the CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort. Sounds just about perfect for a winter escape into paradise.

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