Power and prejudice reigns at Bard on the Beach with The Merchant of Venice in 28th season

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Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival continues its 28th season with a provocative interpretation of The Merchant of Venice. Playing on the Howard Family Stage from June 22 to September 16, the production shines a spotlight on themes that are particularly relevant in 2017, including religious prejudice and discrimination and the use and abuse of power.

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Early Music Vancouver Announces Transformative 2017/18 Season and Summer Bach Festival

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Early Music Vancouver (EMV) announces its 2017 Vancouver Bach Festival and 2017/18 Main Season, bringing a staggering list of events to venues in and around Vancouver. Inspired by the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation, EMV’s entire Festival and Season is a celebration of music’s power to convert, transform and persuade. Anchored by performances of iconic works including Bach’s St. John Passion, Monteverdi’s Orfeo and Handel’s Messiah, this is one of EMV’s most varied seasons to date. Continue reading

New Canadian Bachelor released and he’s another pro athlete – what you need to know about Chris Leroux

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Bachelor Canada has announced their next Bachelor will be Chris Leroux, and he’s not from Jasmine’s Bachelorette Canada season. Instead, he’s another pro athlete (remember Brad Smith?) – but what do you need to know about Chris?  Continue reading

Random Netflix TV Night: F is for Family, seasons 1+2

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When F is for Family was first added to Netflix I immediately sat down to give it a watch. It was vulgar, emotional, and real, so I was excited to see a second season show up on recently.

This time around, we start as Frank has been unemployed for three weeks and the family has to cope with depression, not enough money, and being at each other’s throats. Check out my full review below! Continue reading

Rachel is rocking this Bachelorette life, but Eric can’t deal with the process

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Last week, Rachel was caught up in drama with DeMario who may have had a girlfriend before? Who knows. He was told to get the f*ck out and we thought it was all good… until he showed up at the cocktail party for the last word.

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FabFitFun Summer Spoilers + coupon code!

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FabFitFun has been upping their game lately. In the Spring Box, they added a choice option so everyone getting a box had a choice between earrings and a bracelet. You found out the brand for each product but that was it – no pictures, no specifics – and that was incredibly fun.

For the Summer Box, FFF has added another new choice called Boost. So let’s talk about what we know… Continue reading

May Podcast Roundup

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We’ve finally been getting some sun here in Vancouver, and although I’d normally be focused on finding some good summer tunes on the patio, I’ve been digging into a few shows I can listen to in quick bursts. Below, you’ll find a few of my favourites I’ve been enjoying this month that are all under thirty minutes. Listen to them on your commute, as you’re getting ready for the beach, or whenever else you have a little time – and let me know what you think!
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The Bachelorette tells her suitor to “get the f*** out”

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Early season Bachelor and Bachelorette can get so cheesy – but that’s exactly what I love about it. After the crazy-long first night, all the boys changed into t-shirts to become the regular boys they are and started shouting out for Rachel. But don’t worry, Chris Harrison is there to find out how the boys feel about her. Anyone else a little weirded out about how much they talked about how she smells?

After that, we get our first “right reasons” drop and a date card… Continue reading

Rachel starts her journey as The Bachelorette, and the men can’t handle Whaboom

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Earlier I talked about each of Rachel’s men vying for her love this season, but now we’re onto the show and I.Can’t.Deal. There is already so much crazy and I cannot wait to get these dates underway.

Bare with me as I learn everyone’s names though… I honestly don’t know how I’ll keep them straight these first couple weeks. Continue reading