Brands

Stretching With The Mount Pleasant Athletic Club

Kuma | February 13th, 2015

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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.

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Hopping Into The Craft Beer Scene

Kuma | February 11th, 2015

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Craft Beer Alley has a new denizen, this time in the form of the Steel Toad Brewery.

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Forever 21

Claire | February 5th, 2015

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For those of you who are fans of cheap swag, Forever 21 has what it takes to make you look totally awesome from head to toe.   With tons of dresses, shirts, pants, and accessories all for under 30 bucks,  it is possible to put together a whole new outfit for under $100.   Read More

A Story About A Man Named Luke

Kuma | February 3rd, 2015

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Smack dab in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown east side is a home for all sorts of things.

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Being Part Of An Odd Society

Kuma | November 12th, 2014

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Club Mate for the Win

Claire | November 4th, 2014

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Low on energy?  Wish you had superpowers?  Well, Red Bull may give you wings but Club Mate will turbocharge you. Read More

“Going Viral” Not Purely About Authenticity

Will | October 22nd, 2014

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The goal is always, no matter what anybody tells you, to go viral. Regardless of whether it’s a credible news website or a trashy gossip site, the goal is to create something that’s original — or original enough — to be shared a ridiculous amount of times on social networks. What may be even more attractive than being organically shared is the potential of a piece of content being picked up and shared by other mainstream websites. Embedded in that concept of ‘going viral’ lies that trigger question — how do we get this in front of the most eyes possible? Read More

The Rise of Kombucha

Claire | October 6th, 2014

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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.

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Levi’s Thrives with “Just Don’t Bore Them” Ad

Will | September 30th, 2014

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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.

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Essie :: Ain’t Got no Chips

Claire | September 26th, 2014

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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.

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Stunning Views and Rare Art Dazzle at Legion of Honor

Will | September 25th, 2014

 

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San Francisco has become synonymous with technology, outrageous rent prices, and burgeoning music and foodie scenes. Art, however, perhaps outside of the De Young museum that is nestled in Golden Gate Park, tends to fall by the wayside. Curious of how a bustling, metropolitan city could be without a substantial art scene, I decided to give the Legion of Honor a shot; the city’s oldest art museum perched on top of Lincoln Park in the Presidio, well above the Golden Gate Bridge and overlooking where the Pacific Ocean spills into the San Francisco Bay. Read More

TinyScan

Annah | September 9th, 2014

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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.

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How To Make It In Vancouver

Kuma | August 29th, 2014

Vancouver is a creative city and it’s no more evident than during the glorious madness of the Mini Maker Faire.

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Digital World Breeds New Appreciation for Illustration

Will | August 26th, 2014

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Original illustration has become a hot commodity among news-generating websites looking to spice up their copy. In some ways the illustration is a solution to a generation with little to zero patience to read an article beyond two to three paragraphs. It’s also a helpful tool for breaking up long form stories and keeping readers engaged.  Read More

Festival Lush-es : Guinness Got it Right

Claire | August 15th, 2014

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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