Despite the short days and cold weather—or maybe because of them—February has become the month for coupling, perfectly etched into the global holiday that is Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, with love comes heartache, a feeling that can be greatly exacerbated when every grocery store and pharmacy is decked out in heart-shaped[Read More…]
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Two weeks ago, I received a rather typical notification from Facebook. “One of your friends has a birthday this week,” prompted the note. “Wish her a happy birthday.” To a vast number Facebook users, this notification is oftentimes annoying, yet surely innocent in its intentions. But one thing Facebook failed[Read More…]
The seductive scent of jasmine flowers steeped into liquid perfection has enchanted artists, scholars, and travellers for centuries. In East Asia, the art of tea roots itself so deeply into tradition that the simple enjoyment of the drink is incomplete without ritual. Through centuries of cultivation, the custom associated with serving tea refined with[Read More…]
After spending the winter holidays in Toronto with a Christmas ice-storm generously donated by Jack Frost himself, I felt meteorologically prepared to start the semester at McGill; I was wrong. When I heard the sound of rain the morning of January 6, I uttered two words: Vatican cameos; watch out![Read More…]
Fashion is often seen as both a desired reality but also a delusion of grandeur. Beautiful and awe-inspiring, it has a way of persuading and tempting us with its elegance and irresistable allure. Like a skillful couturier, the industry weaves commerce with philanthropy and constructs the diverse and welcoming fabric of a community.[Read More…]
Somedays, clothes become frustrating. A brief look in the mirror and negotiations with the garments begin. Suddenly, dressing oneself quickly turns into a 3-D jigsaw puzzle of colours, textures, and shapes. In the end, we often just want something simple and pleasant. On the corner of Ave. Laurier and l’Esplanade,[Read More…]