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Film Fest Cheat Sheet

September 30th, 2009

SEPTEMBER 30TH, 2009

Film Fest Cheat Sheet

The Vancouver International Film Festival opens tomorrow with a whopping 360 films screening in a mere 16 days. But don't fret film buffs, we scoured the program and got the scoop from insiders to bring you the shortlist. Herewith, five flicks that'll butter your popcorn.

An Education
This Sundance Audience Award winner, from the director of It ...

Chic in the City

September 29th, 2009

SEPTEMBER 29TH, 2009

Chic in the City

New York is just a New York minute away—DKNY that is.

The new Oakridge Centre store stocks the sharp, shape-friendly basics Donna Karan has come to typify. With lots of tweed accents and shots of this season's hot shade, crimson, you'll find plenty of posh pieces at a prettier price point than you'd expect.

The must-have item we snagge ...

An Eggo* Waffle a Day

September 28th, 2009

September 28, 2009

An Eggo* Waffle a Day

Breakfast in bed is sweet, but a healthy start to the day—served in under 5 minutes flat—is even sweeter.

Kellogg's Eggo* waffles are a morning option that will make you feel like supermom. You can do your usual multi-tasking routine (like pop them in the toaster and check your email at the same time). Eggo* Fibre Plus Cinnamon waffles are ...

Have You Herbed?

September 28th, 2009

SEPTEMBER 28TH, 2009

Have You Herbed?

The local food movement doesn't just pertain to your palate.

This Thursday, Vida Spa launches its new Local Artisan Ayurvedic Facial. With creams and potions packed with locally sourced herbs like sage, sandalwood and chamomile, the natural ingredients blend aromatherapy and antioxidants into one tantalizing treatment.

It gets two green thumbs up fr ...

Snail Mail

September 26th, 2009

SEPTEMBER 26TH, 2009

Snail Mail

Sometimes another white T-shirt just doesn't do justice to your budding superstar.

Plaid cowboy onesies ($68) from new Vancouver line Escargot Kids are sure to rock your Billy. And for little Taylor Swift-in-training there's an adorable version with ruffles and puff sleeves.

Inspired by the vintage-styles of the line's creators (a married industrial desig ...

Apple of My Oven

September 25th, 2009

SEPTEMBER 25TH, 2009

Apple of My Oven

The best way to take baby steps into the fall season? Bake baby-sized pies.

Williams Sonoma's apple and pumpkin pocket pie molds ($14.95 each) are perfectly petite and practically foolproof. Complete with a pastry recipe on the back of the box, the adorably-shaped shell gives you a top and bottom—all you do is stuff one side with something sweet or ...

Steals and Deals

September 25th, 2009

Enjoy your weekly dose of vitamin daily steals & deals from our fabulous sponsors. Ready, set, shop!

Breathe Spa

Just Breathe

Treat your skin to Breathe Spa's signature 2-hour luxury facial (the secret behind many flawless faces) and receive a complimentary manicure, from now until October 31. Regular price $190, special price $140. Reserve your spot now as spaces ...

Paris Wheel

September 24th, 2009

SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2009

Paris Wheel

Paris is best enjoyed one neighbourhood at a time, so we settled in the charming pedestrian area of Montorgueil, once painted by Monet, for a week of pâtisseries, bistros and boutiques.

stay
You won't find many hotels in this quaint Parisian quarter, so opt for the cute and cozy Carroussel rental apartment and its quirky mix of old and new. Up above, old w ...

Hot for Holts

September 23rd, 2009

September 23, 2009

Hot for Holts

September is the most exciting season in fashion—and the most exciting style spot in Canada is Holt Renfrew.

On Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, Holts is holding a weekend shopping event not to be missed. Spend $500 or more in Women's Contemporary Clothing (with Twenty8Twelve, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Alexander Wang and plenty of other cov ...

Habit-forming

September 23rd, 2009

SEPTEMBER 23RD, 2009

Habit-forming

The old Habit doesn't die hard—nine months after a kitchen fire took them out of commission, the nouveau-hippie hot spot is back with a new bag of tricks.

There's the new (albeit retro) design that looks like your grandparents den—if they were swingers—with leather button-back booths, red orange Eiffel chairs and a wall of shag in the woodsy rainbow t ...

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