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21 Feb

The Lingerie Shop Favored by Kim Kardashian West, Bella Hadid, Miranda Kerr, and More


Kiki de Montparnasse


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102 Franklin Street
New York, 10013


After building an A-list clientele at its former Soho shop, Kiki de Montparnasse has quietly relocated to Tribeca with an atelier that would make any girl’s heart flutter. The 2,500-square-foot space—part loft, part boudoir—houses the brand’s sinfully chic lingerie, erotic accessories, and jewelry. Also sprinkled throughout are a smattering of art, books, and music that evoke a sense of old-world glamour. And gents needn’t stay away: The Franklin Street outpost caters to couples for bachelor and bridal celebrations, anniversaries, and more.

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21 Feb

Your Guide To The Epic New Barbie Expo In Montreal


A new hot blonde is in town! Barbie is now a permanent resident of Montreal. Last week, Barbie Expo opened on the second floor of Les Cours Mont-Royal, a luxe little shopping spot in the heart of downtown. The new museum, which stretches out over a 5000-square-foot space, showcases over 1000 Barbies (many of them rare collectors’ items) in a free, one-of-a-kind exhibit. In fact, it’s the largest Barbie museum in the world, and houses Barbies from every generation and era.

We’ve rounded up the dolls on your must-see list.

Famous Royales Is there anything more fascinating(other than a real-life princess) Than seeing one in miniature? Living the fairy tale fantasy, Kate Middleton's mini-me is a vision in her Sarah Burton...
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18 Feb

The Hidden Montreal Neighborhood That’s Winning Over the Creative Set

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It’s just a stone’s throw from the vibrant, colorful Jean-Talon Market, in Montreal’s Little Italy, and an equally short hop from the boho-verging-on-bourgeois Mile End neighborhood, but Montreal’s Mile-Ex feels like a lost enclave, a bubble unto itself. When the creatives started getting priced out of Mile End, it became time to look for newer pastures, but there seemed to be a psychological barrier to moving west. “This was a weird part of town, like a no-man’s-land,” said Guillaume Brisson-Darveau, an artist now living in that once “weird” part of town. Today, the Mile-Ex is now the most interesting area in town, with cafés, restaurants, art-filled factories, and all the things that nurture and cultivate a creative crowd. Long a largely...
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17 Feb

Reasons to Love Vancouver: Shopping, Shopping, Shopping


Next month’s hotly anticipated Nordstrom opening will take Vancouver shopping to the next level

On September 18, the giant old Pacific Centre at Howe and Robson—which locals nicknamed “The Urinal” for its hideous white tiles—will reopen as a glossy modernist shrine to commerce with a massive new Nordstrom store at its core. The 230,000-square-foot three-floor space is the Seattle-based luxury retailer’s third and largest Canadian location (Calgary and Ottawa outposts opened in 2014 and 2015, respectively). The city has been buzzing about its arrival, not only because it will make over a corner sorely in need of one and create more than 1,000 new jobs, but because it’s a designer playground. Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Valentino and Céline are...
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17 Feb

Harry Potter Themed Coffee Shop Opens In Nevada


They have butterbeer and nutella lattes, so yeah. We need to go there.

​It doesn't matter how many gimmicky chocolate frogs we taste or Griffindor scarves we buy - we'll never stop getting excited over a new Harry Potter themed thing we can eat, visit, or display proudly in our bedrooms.

And so the grand opening of Bad Owl Coffee in Henderson, Nevada is cause for a whole round of celebratory butterbeers. Followed by some frantic bank account checking as we try to justify saving up for a plane ticket.

The café is - as you've probably guessed by our JOY - entirely Harry Potter themed.

Good morning from Platform 9¾! ⚡️ Guys. This is already my favorite coffee shop & it just opened today....
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16 Feb

Why Belize Should Be Your Next Winter Getaway

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“But where exactly is Belize?” This is one of the most common questions I receive when telling people about my recent adventure in Central America. Belize, a tiny but diverse country of 350,000 inhabitants, is bordered on the north by Mexico, on the south and west by Guatemala, and on the east by the Caribbean Sea. Its population number is so low that it’s quite normal to be the only car on the road and to rarely even see a traffic light. One of the most fascinating aspects of Belize’s low head count is the diversity and rich cultural heritage of its citizens. While the official first language is English, Creole, Spanish, and even Mandarin are widely spoken. I was quickly corrected...
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16 Feb

World’s Strangest Hangover Cures


From hot saunas to sour pickles, every culture has its preferred morning-after remedy

One of the oldest, most common miseries known to man goes by a variety of names. What the medical community recognizes as veisalgia (from the Greek root algos, for “pain and grief”), Germans refer to as katzenjammer (“wailing cats”); when Scottish poet Robert Burns described feeling “ramfeezled and forswunk” in the late 18th century, he was invoking the same malady that modern-day French-speakers callgueule de bois ("wooden mouth"). Here in the U.S., of course, we just call it a hangover. Virtually every consenting adult has suffered at least a touch of this distress at one time or another. And while the scientific explanations for the condition vary, the symptoms are almost universal: headache, upset...
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15 Feb

How To Feed Your Skin While Travelling


Next time you’re wandering a food market in an unfamiliar country, indulge in a few local ingredients. Not to taste, but to put on your face. Eating your way across a new continent is half the fun, but after hours spent in airports and on trains, your skin can benefit from food too. Plus, who doesn’t like being elbow-deep in a mixture of avocado and honey?

JAPAN: RICE WATER AND ADZUKI BEANS Using rice as a key ingredient in skincare dates back thousands of years in Japan. Geishas were infatuated with how bright and soft rice water made their skin. It helps to rejuvenate elasticity and smooth out skin texture – it also puts your leftover...
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14 Feb

Natasha Oakley, A Bikini A Beach

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To you and me, it’s just two tiny pieces of stitched-together cloth. But in the case of Natasha Oakley, the bikini is an entire lifestyle.

The 25-year-old blogger and swimwear model wears a bikini almost 365 days a year. Growing up between her native Australia, Miami and Hawaii, she decided to capitalise on her sun-drenched surroundings in 2012 – starting the blog A Bikini A Day with her best friend Devin Brugman.

Between them, the pair have worn thousands of swimsuits. And they soon decided to put their expertise to the test by designing their own line, Monday Swimwear, which launched in 2013.

The brand’s name is meant to encourage customers to experience what Natasha describes as...
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11 Feb

Hotel 41


With Buckingham Palace next door, we went for an impossibly elegant stay at Hotel 41

A peaceful hideaway in the midst of London’s busiest district seems hard to find, but it could be the reason Hotel 41 was voted Number 1 on Tripadvisor last year. Fancy a personal butler, 24-hour room service and, well, anything you can dream of? Look no further. All this luxury begins the moment you step in the Edwardian building, where you’re greeted with a glass of champagne (always a good sign) and two extremely attentive staff – the hotel promises a two-to-one ratio of staff to guests at all times, which is really absurdly decadent when you give it a moment’s thought. In the...
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