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I heart Toronto...
OLDIE BUT A GOODIE
About five years ago, my dream was to move to the U.S., become a famous writer and eventually meet a brotha with a sexy southern drawl. I would raise his badass kids and become American.
Well, I've grown up in that time, and my thoughts of leaving Toronto have diminished. The day has actually come when I am now able to appreciate the little things that make Toronto, Toronto. It may not be the prettiest place on earth, or the most fun for that matter, but there are things indicative of Toronto that I could not live without.
Instead of giving you my personal opinion on why I love the city, we at Happygrrls will shed some light on some of the cool things that the city has to offer.
In this special issue we will inform new and old Torontonians alike, visitors, or anyone contemplating on living in the T-Dot, about a bunch of places and things that we love about Toronto. Check out the spots that we like to chill and have a few drinks at, where we love to shop, and most importantly, where we like to go to get our party on.
Fear not, we have also included our regular sections. In our How-To section, Christine has provides some valuable information on how to become a young hot star for those divas-in-training.
In our Arts section, Christine and I share with you our opinion on two of the hottest CDs to be released this year - Hoobastank's The Reason, and Kanye West's The College Dropout.
Our Beauty and Fashion section is chock-full of information on getting the season's hottest looks, trying new cosmetics, and as always, Phan imparts her words of wisdom in her Dear Shopaholic column.
Of course, we can't forget our featured writers - check out Noa's interview with hot up-and-coming entrepreneur Amie Heenan. Also, going abroad has never been easier with Meredith's handy guide.
So grab a cup of hot chocolate, put on your fluffy slippers and enjoy the latest issue of Happygrrls!
The Reason: Hoobastank tries to give us 12 reasons to buy their album.
The Da Vinci Code: For the five people out there who haven't read the book yet. Yes, we care about you!
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: The definitive pop culture manifesto.
Tube Talk: The new fall television line-up is well underway...but do we care?
College Dropout: A CD worth revisiting: Kanye West's College Dropout gives hip-hop a good name.
Dear Angry Black Grrl: Out of the closet, annoying co-workers, proverbial slips...
Dating Diary: This month's question: what's love got to do with it?
Dear Shopaholic: Dress to impress, fall trends, room make-overs, and much more.
What's Hot: This season's latest must-haves.
Vintage Vibe: Vintage finds for this season's hottest looks.
Lush Running to The Embassy: Lush Embassy, meet your worst enemy: Christine's feet. Did Lush pass the test?
All Eyes On You: Some great finds for your eyes.
Liberating Fashion: These boots were made for walking...weren't they?
This Business Really Suits Her: Noa sits down with Toronto entrepreneur, Amie Heenan of Melmira Swimsuits.
All About Toronto: Best Rapper: He rocked the mike and rocked our hearts.
All About Toronto: Clubs: Places to shake your thang.
All About Toronto: Best Radio Station: When you're stuck in traffic, tune in to this station and dance your troubles away.
All About Toronto: Jazz: Relive the glory days by visiting these jazz lounges.
All About Toronto: Best Patties: Our city-wide search is over. See who we crowned Patty King.
All About Toronto: Hair: For the best service in town, visit this hair salon.
All About Toronto: Eclectic Shopping: For a little added funk to your wardrobe, without breaking the bank.
All About Toronto: Getaways: When getting out of the city means being in the city.
All About Toronto: Lounges: Where to grab the city's most expensive glass of wine, if you're into that thing.
Happygrrls Recommends: It's all about Toronto.
Become A Star: You've got the look and the attitude. Now it's time to use it.
Happygrrl of the Month: See which this home-grown talent was given this month's title.
Life Abroad: Going overseas? Read our handy guide for some tips on traveling abroad.
Netiquette 101: The (dis)advantages of higher learning.
This & That: Guilt trippin', transit tips, and more.
The battle is on!
Welcome to another issue of Happygrrls!
Guess what??? Happygrrls is one whole year older! Yep, we've hit another milestone in Happygrrls history. We proudly celebrated our 2nd anniversary this past April. Oh no, we haven't forgotten about you! To commemorate this fantastic occasion, we have yet another fun contest for all our loyal readers to enter. Click here for details.
Besides it being our anniversary issue, we wanted to include the fellas in on our fun. And so, the Battle of the Sexes issue was born. We requested the help of guys and gals so that we could better understand the differences and similarities between the sexes. We created our first ever Relationship Survey, and we've included your answers to those age-old questions that have plagued daters for years. Like, "After you get a phone number, how long should you wait before you use it?" and "How long should you wait before that pivotal first date kiss?"
Our issue also contains articles on the chick flicks that pull at our heartstrings, the guy movies that bring out our macho side, and we also inform you about a few bath products for guys and girls to enjoy.
And of course, we couldn't have a Happygrrls issue without including our regular columns. Don't forget to read what events we suggest to do on a first date in our Recommends section, we also list the must-haves from A-Z in the What's Hot column, and Christine and Bee speak about their relationship in the Dating Diary.
Sounds like a lot of info, no? Well, get comfy, turn on your A/C, adjust your computer chair and enjoy our latest issue!
Confessions: If Confessions were as good as Usher looks, then it would be a totally different CD.
Making the Band: The question is, does P. Diddy have what it takes to put together a successful group?
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind: The he said/she said movie review extravaganza.
Chick Flicks: Movies we can't help but love.
Guy Movies: Movies we pretend to hate but can't help but watch over and over again.
Why Men Don't Have a Clue And Women Always Need More Shoes: She came. She read. She cried.
The Lovely Bones: Now here's a good summer read.
Fall TV Preview: The new shows set to debut this fall.
Dating Diary: Trying to handle those three little words. Without having a heart attack.
Dear Angry Black Grrl: He said, she said. The relating gurus battle it out.
His Dating Diary: For the first (and last) time ever, he will have his say.
Michelle's Dating Diary: On heartbreak and moving on.
Mean Girls: It's not just a movie anymore.
Dear Shopaholic: Shopaholic answers your Guy-centric fashion problems.
What's Hot: This summer, sizzle from A to Z.
Vintage Vibe: Retro jewelry is a grrl's best friend.
Lush Prince Bubble Bar: Lush's suds are put to the test.
Lush Ginger: Lush's new line gets gingered.
Cake Beauty: For some summer flirt, try Cake.
Ravish and Lavish: Body paint to bring out your adventurous side.
The Relationship Survey: How long should you wait? What's their best asset? We asked, you answered. Our first relationship survey is here.
Feminism: I am woman, hear me...meow?
Happygrrls Recommends: First date ideas that won't have you yawning into your frappucino.
Eat Better: Eat healthier without having to grow vegetables in your back yard. Unless you really, really want to.
Whatever Happened To: The Teen Edition: See what Urkel and Screech are up to.
Left Ajar: Ever wondered what a man-less world would be like? Read Meredith's short story and see her take.
Happygrrl of the Month: See who the guys and grrls picked to get this month's title.
This & That: Gender differences, return of the (pop) princess, and more.
Happy New Year!
How are my grrls doing in 2004? Are you sad to see 2003 come to a close, or are you ready to start fresh this year?
Personally, I'm ready to get my hustle on and start new projects. But before I do that, it would be fitting to take a reflective look back at the past 365 days.
2003 was some year, huh? Remember the SARS hysteria, the blackout, fires in Southern California and British Columbia, the mad cow scare, and the countless other things that made you think that the end of the world was upon us?
During all the turmoil, there were a few shining moments in the world of entertainment that made it an unforgettable year. If you've never heard of 50 Cent, Beyoncé, The White Stripes, Coldplay, Paris and Nicole, or that little movie called Lord of the Rings, you are either living under a rock, or still living in 2002.
In this issue, we include our Annual Readers' Poll, and YOU let us know who you thought was all that in 2003, and who wasn't worth your time. Take a look at who you thought had the best music video, and who was the most overrated celebrity.
Because we love to give our two cents on everything, we provide you with our answers to the poll, and we also give you a list of our picks for the best and worst singles of the year. Don't miss our picks for Man of the Year.
For those who are looking for a change this year and want to learn new things, read the articles on how to use Feng Shui, how to make your relationships work, and how to start your job search.
Seems like a lot of great stuff, eh? Well you deserve it.
Enjoy the issue!
In The Zone: Britney hopes you'll get in the zone with her.
Elephunk: The Black Eyed Peas show that they're still funky.
The Best and Worst Singles of 2003: The best and worst singles, according to us.
The Best of Movies 2003: What we saw, what we avoided.
The Best of Music 2003: What we heard, what we tuned out.
The Best of Television 2003: What we flipped to, what we flipped off.
Music Trends of 2003: Reggae and dancehall ruled the charts in 2003.
The Best Video of 2003: See what we chose as best video.
The Best New Show of 2003: Last year it was the Osbournes - see who gets top honours in 2003.
Out With the Reality: Did 2003 mark the end for reality television?
Quickie Reviews: A rundown of the best and worst in movies.
Winter Movie Preview: A guide to the hot (and not so hot) upcoming movies.
Dating Diary: The death of romance.
Dear Angry Black Grrl: Playa playa, overbearing brothers, curing the winter blues, and more.
Metrosexuality: It's just not for British soccer players anymore.
The Job Search: How to find your dream job.
Relationship Resolutions: Tips on improving your relationships for the new year.
Dear Shopaholic: Pamper yourself, handbags, crocodile skin, and more.
What's Hot: The latest trends hot off the runways.
Vintage Vibe: Retrofy your room.
Burt's Bees: Michelle puts Burt's Bees to the test.
Urban Decay: Michelle puts Urban Decay to the test.
Celebrity Style 2003: See who has the best chest, and who sports the best crazy look.
Man of the Year: Who was crowned man of 2003? Read on to find out.
Reader's Poll: We asked and you told us. The best and worst of 2003.
Happygrrls Recommends: Yummy treats to heat up your winter.
Use Feng Shui: Learn how to improve your ch'i.
2004 Horoscope: What's in store for you in 2004?
This & That: Another year in review, sibling rivalry, and more.