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Space: A New Salon Experience

From Modern Mix Vancouver’s humble beginnings in 2008, we’ve always had a supporter in the charismatic and down-to-earth Michael Levine. Always changing with the times, Levine’s the creator of salon such as Caramel, Statik and Tao, the former two which he has abandoned for his latest project, Space Salon (528 West Broadway at Cambie).

Space is Levine’s conception inspired by New York based Ted Gibson Salon and Arrojo Studio, and the family of Cromeans Salons in San Diego. He spent time throwing ideas around with the three salon owners and has taken design and service ideation, mixing his own ideals of what a salon’s environment and service should be like. The defining feature of Space is that owner Michael Levine focuses each process of the salon experience and creates customized areas for each.

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BCBGMAXAZRIA – Spring 2011 Collection

At the beginning of spring, I went to a press event for BCBGMAXAZRIA to see what trends were in store for the upcoming 2011 season. I was also the lucky winner of a $1000 shopping spree to BCBGMAXAZRIA (which I have mostly spent) so I am well-equipped and greatly familiar with BCBGMAXAZRIA’s Spring 2011 collection.

The BCBGMAXAZRIA colour trend for 2011 consists of an overall dusty pastel pink, grey, white and cream color scheme. Various contrasting feminine materials were set side by side in comparison: eyelet and stiff lace patterns in feminine tops, tulle paired with lace and large floral patterns.

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The Bibo – Kitsilano Italian Restaurant

Bold lighting and modern décor line the interior of the establishment; a rustic, family style restaurant this is not. With so much competition in a city already known for having one of the most restaurants per capita in the world, how does another upstart hope to break into the market? By selling cultural authenticity.

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Times Profile Shop x Alternative Apparel

Just launched in February was The Times Profile Shop x Alternative Apparel collection, a casual lifestyle apparel brand with a focus on comfort in a free-spirited, earthy way; fashion basics for creative individuals who prize comfort, craftsmanship, community and authenticity.
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Hand-crafted with their signature vintage softness, each piece is designed for fashion, made for comfort and tailored for a flawless fit. Alternative Apparel’s mission is about more than just designing clothes that look and feel great. Rather, they seek to encourage alternative ways of thinking and empower positive change by inspiring our community with fashion and experiences that reinforce comfort—inside and out.

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Marc Jacobs Daisy – Eau So Fresh

Described as vibrant, charming and whimsical, Daisy Eau So Fresh is the “spirited new version” of the original Marc Jacobs Daisy fragrance. “It transports you to a place that is happy and sunny exuding a youthful spirit with a positively fresh and charmingly simple feeling”.  

Despite the floral name, Eau So Fresh is actually a fruity twist on the original Daisy fragrance radiating with “crisp raspberry, sensuous wild rose, and deep and warm plum.”  The overall scent is clean and crisp, and perfect for a transition into the spring season.

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MMV Top Holiday Gift Ideas

Are you still in need of Christmas gifts? Below are items I have recently acquired (whether as a gift, or bought for myself) which I would highly recommend as gift suggestions for that lucky person on your shopping list! Can’t purchase in time for Christmas? Treat yourself to a gift for the new year instead!

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