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MORF Your Wardrobe: Israeli Designer Tamara Salem Changes Things Up

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

With airlines charging for baggage, I find myself frantically packing and re-packing a carry-on with all kinds of wardrobe configurations racing through my mind. That’s especially difficult for those of us who love to wear color. I admit that the fashionistas in perpetual black, (it’s called chic,) do have a packing advantage – until now. Israeli designer, Tamara Salem has …

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Accessories, Apparel Designer & Social Media Maven, Rebecca Minkoff Connects Design With Smart Dressing

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

It’s In The Bag Once upon a time there was a very creative little girl in San Diego, California, who wanted a very pretty dress. Her exceedingly smart Mother said no to the purchase, but taught her daughter to sew instead. When they moved to Florida, Mom even paid for advanced sewing and design classes for her when her daughter …

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Obakki – Fearless Treana Peake Giving Fashion A Purpose

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

Swaths of narrow jagged charcoal mountains bisect parched golden sand. A vibrant orange sunset melts into an indigo blue and mauve sky like a watercolour painting gone awry; grey vein-like tributaries branch endlessly into rust-dotted cattle herds. This is the landscape of Namibia, Africa from a small plane as photographed by Canadian philanthropist and clothing designer, Treana Peake. It’s also …

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The Mounties “Always Get Their Man!” Dudi Sela Wins VanOpen Men’s Singles Tennis Championship

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

Israeli tennis player, Dudi Sela is becoming a fan of Japanese cuisine in Vancouver, Canada. That’s because he’s a regular fixture in the city – or so it seems. For the fourth time, the 30-year-old from Kiryat Shmona, Israel, (now based in Tel Aviv,) recently claimed singles victory in the 14th Annual Odlum Brown VanOpen Men’s Championship, beating John-Patrick Smith of Australia, …

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The Garage Sale Luxury Auction House Where Buying A Home Is Always An Event

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

The excitement from the casually elegant crowd is as palpable as the panoramic lake and mountain views from the home that surrounds them. “Three million!” shouts the auctioneer in his audacious singsong chant – his words spilling over one another in increasing crescendo, inciting bidders and guests alike. This is no ‘cattle rattle’ although the Stetson-hatted ringmaster does reflect a Western …

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Jacqui Cohen Can ‘Face The World’ When Philanthropy Begins At Home

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

We are walking up a steep, U-shaped pink stone speckled driveway, away from the Mediterranean – style villa surrounded by lush palm trees and foliage, in Vancouver’s tony Point Grey. Jacqui Cohen, voluptuous in a midnight blue silk Les Habitudes sheath dress, leans on my shoulder to remove her high-heels; barefoot, she continues her meet & greet. But not with the …

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Game of Thrones Exhibition Tel Aviv – ‘The House of King David’ Meets The Seven Kingdoms

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

Spoiler alert: don’t eat lunch before trying this – As you shoot to the top of the 700-ft ice wall in the winch elevator on the northern border of the Seven Kingdoms, a blizzard of snow is swirling against your face. The ghostly White Walkers stalk the bleak arctic landscape. Teetering on the edge with the other Night’s Watch, arrow after arrow …

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Charity Galas – “Hey Kids Lets Put On A Show”

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

“With a million laughs, and color. And a lot of lights to make it sparkle. And songs-wonderful songs. And after we get the people in that hall, we’ve gotta start them in laughing right away… oh can’t you just see it?” (Judy Garland, Babes In Arms, 1939) Rooney and Garland made it look so easy. Behind the scenes of today’s …

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Whether Colliding Into Her Wheelchair Rugby Opponents; Bungee Jumping Or Shopping For Betsey Johnson Dresses, Jessica Kruger Does It Her Way!

In Culture & Style, News by Laura Goldstein

“People stare at me,” confesses the 23-year-old green-eyed beauty wheeling onto the terrace of Thierry Café in downtown Vancouver. “But some recognize me lately and actually come over to congratulate me – that feels great!” she adds and her whole face lights up. Jessica Kruger was named the new Beauty Ambassador for Canadian Cosmetics giant, Lise Watier’s Something Sweet Perfume, selected from …