Badass lady collage by Black Market vendor, Mizz Judge
Party it up with some local lady makers tonight at Meet Your Makers, the launch party for Black Market—a new pop-up shop "for big bad boss ladies." Or skip the soirée, and shop the market on Saturday and Sunday afternoon for handmade goods made locally in Vancouver by female makers and artists. Woodlot will be there: drop by, we'd love to see you in person! Meet Your Makers launch party: Fri. 7pm-10pm // Black Market pop-up: Sat/Sun 10am-4:30pm. Both events happen at 655 Front Street, New Westminster.
This list is a lifesaver for anyone who's ever struggled not to punch those well-meaning people who offer exercise as a cure-all for depression: "it's a real mood-lifter!" If only it were so simple. Instead Sarah Kurchack shares some realistic tips like Forget Perfect, Choose the Right Venue, and our personal favourite: You Don't Have To Exercise.
Photo credit: Grant Malo
Dream-pop babe Alexis Young a.k.a. Youngblood makes twisted pop music you can dance to. We're hooked on Feel Alright, the first dream-turned-nightmare video from her forthcoming EP Alone With You. If the rest of her album is like this, we're goners for sure. Keep an eye out for our upcoming interview & photo shoot with this rad Vancouver lady.
You Are A Badass
Jen Sincero used to front a punk band; now she meditates and reads self-help books because, she says: that shit works! Sincero mines her personal journey from loserville to awesometown for helpful tips to help you find your inner badass, and get the hell out of your own way. This fun book offers practical advice about love, money, career, you name it—all 100% b.s. free.
Grace and Frankie
Even if you're not a xanax-popping perfectionist like Grace or a kimono-wearing hippie like Frankie, it's easy to see a bit of yourself in Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin's characters. The show premise is a right-winger's worst nightmare (Grace and Frankie's husbands leave them for each other), but the emotions and relationships are genuine. With so few roles for older women, it's super refreshing to see these babes keeping it real onscreen.
Deanna Weiss added some fun, modern twists to 7 Natural Beauty Routines Your Mom Got Right.
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Kelsey visits Iceland in the first part in her Travel Self-Care series