I’ll be the first to admit, when I was introduced to the Mount Pleasant Athletic Club, I was concerned we’d be dealing with another batch of east side hipsters in short shorts and fixies. Thankfully, I was wrong.
Smack dab in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown east side is a home for all sorts of things.
Kombucha is a fermented tea beverage known to have a wide range of health benefits, from cancer prevention to stomach relief from hangovers, facilitating digestion to relief from arthritis and joint pain, and even increased healing from certain types of infections. Though Kombucha has been around for over 2000 years, not until very recently has it become available as a bottled beverage for sale in North America. In Montreal one particular Kombucha drink has become synonymous with the beverage: RISE. It all started when two young health-conscious travellers were seeking out ways of promoting healthy living. They came up with the idea to brew and bottle a Kombucha drink, and RISE was born.
Levi’s jeans feel as American as apple pie. They’re classic. And while Levi’s is by no means a fresh, new brand, it is doing an excellent job of staying cool and current. The newest Levi’s commercial, “Just Don’t Bore Them,” is one of the few commercials that I’m willing to watch from start to finish in today’s Netflix, OnDemand, commercial-free era.
I used to be a devout fan of OPI nail products. So many colours, such sassy names. Such great packaging… but then I discovered Essie. I have no idea why, but it see seems to last at least 2x as long as OPI or many other brands. Not only that, but they have an amazing array of colors and styles and it’s cheaper than OPI and many other drugstore brands. Their website even has a full section devoted to different trends in nail art to give you ideas on how to make you look extra uber cool.
Sometimes the most mundane tasks can cause the most frustration. This was always the case for me when I had to scan or fax a document from my home office. What seemed like the simplest endeavor generally ended in a broken home scanner, many restarts of the computer, and finally a cumbersome trip to FedEx, where the scanner would be broken as well.
What’s the biggest problem with drinking at BYOB summer outdoor music festivals? The difficulty of keeping things cold in the daytime under the sun. Despite having a cooler filled with ice, after the first 24 hours at a festival your ice will inevitably become a warm puddle and your beer and other chilled bevies will be–enveloped in that warm puddle. Read More