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6 Songs to Bring You Into the Spring
6 Songs to Bring You Into the Spring As you wait out these frigid, rainy Vancouver days in the coziness of your dwelling, let your mind drift off into meditations about the early buds of Spring, the symbol of new beginnings. Use these specially curated tunes, by music contributor Della Orrey, to guide your thoughts as you slow down and let hope take root. Garlic is emerging from the cold earth, Snow Drops are brightening sleepy garden beds and the Cherry Blossom Festivals are not so far off! Treat yourself [...]
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Three Short Story Collections to Read in 2018
Three Short Story Collections to Read in 2018 For those of us who feel life is a treadmill set several speeds too fast (read: all of us), finishing a novel before you’ve forgotten the beginning is often a pleasure reserved only for the most indulgent of beach vacations. Long a forgotten cousin of the novel, the short story rarely receives the attention and adoration it is worthy of, but is your key to satisfyingly efficient literary consumption. Of course, its efficiency comes in its length and potency. Immerse yourself in [...]
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Making 2018 a Year of Achievable Goals
New Year, New You articles can be disheartening with their over-the-top promises and features of unrealistic standards of beauty so is there a way of making 2018 a year of achievable goals? At the dawn of this new year I asked myself, what are reasonable goals for the average person (a.k.a. Me)? By average I’m referring to those of us who might feel a tad lethargic, are possibly suffering with: SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) from short days and long nights, intermittent depression and anxiety, weight and hormonal issues, poor sleep [...]
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Poetry and Essay Submissions
Her Vancouver is now welcoming poetry and essay submissions! As a publication in its baby stages Her Vancouver has the privilege of forging ahead on whichever path we choose. Recognizing that it can be difficult for writers to navigate the world of publishing Her Vancouver strives to be a platform that allows writers to showcase their unique work. We are looking for essays on current events and personal experience, specifically related to women’s issues. We are looking for poetry that gives us all the feels…..or provides thought-provoking commentary on life. [...]
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How to Embrace the Statement Earring Trend
At Her Vancouver we’re huge fans of the statement earring trend although some might argue there’s always a place for face-framing accessories. Jewelry designer Pamela Love is a master at creating edgy danglers out of brass and Rachel Comey is queen at pairing eye-catching earrings with cool, minimalist clothing. The catch-22 is these brands charge an arm and a leg for accessories made out of non-precious materials. Dare we pay $200 US for brass? Our answer is no and so we’ve found a cost-efficient way to embrace a strong earring [...]
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Tales of Endearment is Now a Book!
Tales of Endearment is now a book! Author and photographer Natalie Joos is the creator of the cult blog Tales of Endearment; a site Her Vancouver has been culling for style inspiration for years. Natalie’s passion for vintage encourages a sustainable take on shopping and Tales of Endearment: Modern Vintage Lovers and Their Extraordinary Wardrobes features the style stories of vintage-loving women (and men!) from all walks of life. Natalie’s style aesthetic is visible in her clothing but also in her lovely photographs of fashion muses and [...]
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Interviews | Jackie Kai Ellis, Entrepreneur and Author of The Measure of My Powers
Jackie Kai Ellis is perhaps best known in Vancouver for creating the gastronomical delight that is Beaucoup Bakery and Cafe. Jackie left a thriving design firm to study at Paris’ Ecole Gastronomique Bellouet Conseil and returned to Vancouver in 2012 to found Beaucoup. Aside from running the bakery Jackie became a lifestyle entrepreneur, putting her passions and talents into food writing and leading intimate groups on trips to the best Parisian patisseries and chocolate shops through The Paris Tours. With a number of awards under her belt, such as [...]