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July 28, 2015

I had been slacking going to the gym as my husband and I were in the midst of a move but I decided to join the gym by our new house and have been taking a few classes for the past couple of weeks. I have always chosen weight classes or Zumba but decided to try something new. I started taking Pilates classes 3 times a week and have fallen in love with it. Pilates is a series of 500 exercises all inspired by calisthenics, yoga and ballet. It helps to lengthen and stretch all your major muscle groups and improves your flexibility, strength, balance, and body awareness. I have been taking classes for just a couple of weeks but I already feel longer, leaner, and have greater core strength. I dove in and researched the many great benefits of Pilates. I urge you to find a class/location near you. Pilates is suitable for everyone (man or woman) in any shape or size and has classes ranging from beginner to advance.

                Benefits of Pilates

  • Improves flexibility
  • Improves posture (Look longer and leaner. Alleviate back pain and stress with correct posture)
  • Stress management and relaxation
  • Improves coordination and balance
  • Increases muscle strength and tone (particularly in abdomen, lower back, hips and buttocks)
  • Eases back pain (Where most hold stress)
  • Easy on your joints
  • Improves sex life and drive
  • Improves sports performance
  • Boosts brain power
  • Creates longer, leaner muscles 

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    July 17, 2015

    A friend recently referred me to try some Carina Organics hair products and I have now become hooked.  Carina Organics carries a variety of hair care and body care products but it was the Daily Light Shampoo and Conditioner (with the orange on the front) that had me wanting more. The Shampoo and Conditioner is a daily light formula created with certified organic plant, vegetable and fruit extracts. I loved the scent along with it leaving my hair feeling soft, flexible, and shiny. It restores your hairs luster and acts as a detangler too. It also created luminous body after blow drying. The Carina Organics products are all hypoallergenic, biodegradable, paraben free, soy and dye free, 100% vegan and gluten free. So you can save the planet and have great hair too!

    About Carina Organics:

    Carina Organics is a Canadian owned and operated Hair & Body Care company based in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Since their inception in 1972, the company's mandate has been to create the cleanest possible products for our body and the Earth. Our biodegradable line of shampoos, conditioners, and body washes are so clean that they are safe to use in rivers, lakes, and oceans. We use certified organic oils and a combination of local, wild-harvested and organic herbal extracts such as pine, dandelion, nettle, and clover in all of our products. Finally a product completely free of toxins that works! 

    Head over to for more information or to purchase! There are several different scents and products benefits for all hair needs and wants.

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    March 2, 2015

    Oakville ladies......are you looking for a new fun way to improve your fitness routine?  Try adding The Barre Life workout to your fitness program – the hottest workout that’s taking the North American fitness industry by storm. Barre is based on the fundamentals of ballet and creating a dancers body to become leaner, longer and stronger and improve your overall well-being. The best part about it is that you don’t have to be a dancer to enjoy the benefits of the classes. Barre workout is a fusion exercise that combines Pilates, yoga, ballet and core strength movements while using the ballet barre, resistance bands and weighted balls.

    Barre Life is a boutique fitness studio located in the heart of Oakville just off the QEW and Dorval Drive. I highly suggest the Barre Classic, Barre Sculpt and the Barre Pilates. To register or for more information on classes and scheduling you can visit them online at
    Classes run Monday-Friday 9:30am-8:30pm. New clients can enjoy and introductory package for 2 weeks All you can Barre for $40 or a 3 month All you can Barre for only $239.
    See you at the Barre. 

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    February 5, 2015

    One of our favourite lifestyle bloggers Marianna Hewitt, who was named  Allure Magazine's top 10 beauty blogger of 2014 has launched her own makeup line La La Mer. The collection consists of some of the hottest neutral tone products and glowing skin to a sultry bold lip perfection for Winter 2015. The line was inspired by Los Angeles and all products were named after areas or streets around the city.

    In the tutorial below Marianna shows you how you can use her shadow palette from day to night, how to create the perfect nude lip and how to spice it up bold if you are feeling daring. You can find her must have collection sold exclusively at eLuxe.

    Our personal C&C favourite is the Canon lipstick matched with the Los Angeles Eye Shadow Palette, Marina contour, and Beverly Nail Polish!   All products can be purchased here:

     Click on the video above for Marianna's tutorial

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    Canada's biggest country music festival Boots & Hearts is back this summer 2015 with a new stomping grounds at Burl's Creek Event Grounds in Oro-Medonte, Ontario. The long weekend festival takes the stage from August 6th- 9th with headlining superstar acts such as Brad Paisley, Florida Georgia Line, Eric Church, Little Big Town and Justin Moore. Tickets are almost sold out so be sure to head over to to purchase your weekend pass for just $269.99.

    The weekend offers an amazing line up of the top country super stars, camping, live music all day and night long across the grounds, food vendors, contests, drinks and much more. This is a festival you don't want to miss. Every year the festival has sold out so be sure to pick up your tickets ASAP.

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