Get Inspired With Natalie McLennan

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Natalie McLennan loves to spin. And stand on her head. And sit very, very quietly. And she does all this with a full-throttle drive that leaves most of us in the dust. As a yoga teacher and spinning instructor at the Victoria Park Health Club in Montreal’s Westmount Borough, Natalie McLennan gets her loyal following to sweat, stretch and say Om with grace and enthusiasm. Miel Sisters Camila and Valeria love her energy, motivation and soundtrack, which is why they want to spread the word about this inspiring teacher!

Read about her sources of inspiration and motivation in this interview. A special deal awaits you at the end!

Natalie McLennan Yoga

As a person who spends many hours in and around a yoga studio, what role does fashion play in your life?

Yoga requires clothing that moves with you. Style is part of how we express ourselves and a way we communicate nonverbally with others. I choose what I wear based on function, feel and if I like it.

I have a pair of incredible gold sneakers that make me smile every time I wear them. That to me is an example of how fashion can have a beautiful impact on our life experience.

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What’s your jam: thong or panty?


You teach both yoga and spin classes. Is there a natural progression between the two?

Spin moves energy, churns it up and can light you up, especially when paired with the right music. In my opinion, yoga is very complementary. It is grounding and creates space inside our bodies.

What got you interested in spinning? Is it for everyone?

I became interested in spinning because I was almost too grounded from doing and teaching yoga, virtually all day, every day. Spinning brought a lot of fun into my life. Fun is VERY important!

In this day and age of high-tech undergarments, what are your thoughts on wireless bras?

I love the comfort of wireless bras! I love the feeling of freedom with some shaping and support.

Natalie McLennan Yoga

Photo courtesy of Alexandra Cote-Durrer

What is your ideal workout outfit?

High-waist leggings, sports bra and a tank with an open back or cutout sides.

It’s March and I don’t know about you, but the transition from winter to spring is usually murder on my body—sleep, skin, mood… you name it. What yoga positions would you suggest to boost one’s immune system? Would you also suggest meditation?

Taking a few minutes to sit quietly with closed eyes and breathe every day can have a powerful impact on how we are able to handle each moment of our lives. There is so much outside stimuli, connecting to ourselves with meditation is like the best medicine for our wellness.

To boost your immune system, put a blanket down on the floor and lie down on it with your legs up the wall. It’s a restorative pose and great to do before bed.

Coconut OilWhat is your daily beauty routine?

I shower a few times a day because I teach a lot of sweaty classes. I use coconut oil as moisturizer on my body, Argan oil on my face to keep my skin healthy. I drink litres of water every day.

Natalie McLennan Yoga

Photo courtesy of Alexandra Cote-Durrer

Do you have a bucket list? And if so, can you share an item or two with us?

I don’t have a bucket list, maybe I should make one soon!

My focus is on being present for each moment of my life. I try to do something fun every day.

Share one of your guilty pleasures…

I’ll take coconut milk ice cream any day!

Last but not least, is there a particular woman who inspires you? And if so, why?

I am inspired by many of the women in my life: my mother, my sister-in-law, my girlfriends and the women in my classes. They all have strengths and qualities I admire and respect. One quality I love is seeing people set an intention and then seeing it through.

Get Inspired with miel!

Because we love Natalie so much, we’re offering a very special deal to all our customers! Enter code “miel4nat” at checkout and enjoy 15% off all miel items!*

*Offer valid until March 30, 2016.





4 Simple Ways to Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

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Have you ever made a list of really cool New Year’s resolutions only to suffer from total amnesia within weeks? Let’s face it. It’s mid-January and many of us have already clean forgotten the promises we made to ourselves on the first. Statements like no more drinking, being happier or losing weight. Sound familiar? Take my grandiose declaration, for instance, “I resolve to be more patient.” Well, that lasted a whole day and half. Yep, big resolutions tend to crash and burn quicker than it takes to say mashed potatoes.

So what’s the secret?

Montreal career coach Sandra Chéry says the key to establishing and maintaining realistic goals is by identifying one’s inner source of motivation. In other words, we need to ask ourselves: what do I really want in 2016? Once you know what it is you want to accomplish, you’re more likely to continue doing it.

Here are some helpful hints to figure out what’s worthy of your time and dedication in the New Year:

Relaxing to better visualize your resolutionsDream a Little…

Find yourself a cozy spot, prop up your feet, close your eyes and… dream. Daydreaming about your ideal self, career, relationship or family life clears the clutter and
gets your brain in sync with your inner motivation.

Determine What’s Important

As your mind wanders, reflect upon your core values. What’s important to you? Do you want to feel better about yourself? Do you want greater challenge in your career? Do you want to spend more time with friends and family? Determining what’s important will ultimately guide you in making realistic resolutions.

Writing down your resolutionsRecord Your Resolutions

Committing something to paper makes it real. Write down your resolutions using positive terms and break them down into small, manageable objectives. Your resolutions become far more realistic.

Get Yourself a Resolution Buddy

Once you’ve committed your resolutions to paper, share them with someone you trust—friend, spouse or partner—who will hold you accountable. Peer pressure tends to make one commit.

As a last resort, try my fail-proof idea and look to the movies for a little inspiration: make your resolution sound like a movie title! There’s nothing like a snappy resolution with a sexy ring to motivate a girl. Case in point, resolving to do more yoga in the coming year, I turned to the movie marquee and declared my resolution in 2016 to be… “Star Pose: The Yogi Awakens.”

Now, isn’t this way more fun to share over dinner with friends?

Happy New Year everyone!

Niki Beaudreau on Food, Fashion and Fun in the Sun

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ComNiki Beaudreaue summer, many of us love to dress light and eat right. Because healthy eating is such a vital ingredient in any balanced lifestyle, we’ve turned to Niki Beaudreau for some insight. As a registered dietitian in Montreal and author of the popular blog Niki Nutrition, Annique gives us the lowdown on her food choices, personal style and dream vacation.

You’re a proponent of clean eating and plant-based foods. Any suggestions for today’s busy woman on the go from morning to night?

Eat real, not fake. I try to eat as nature intended and avoid as many man-made foods as possible. For instance, it’s way better to eat apples instead of applesauce and soybeans instead of tofu. Not only is food from nature better for us all from a biological and digestive standpoint, it’s better for the environment—less transformations to our food means less overall energy needed to bring nature to market.

Many foods are already perfectly packaged by nature and easy to carry in a bag or purse, such as nuts, seeds, fresh fruit, dried fruit. Ask anyone, my purse is like a pantry chock full of delicious treasures. That way, I never have an excuse to not eat healthy.

Lastly, planning is key! On the weekend, I’ll often make huuuuuuge batches of food that I store in Mason jars for the week. For example, mix together quinoa, tomatoes, chickpeas,  garlic and cumin, and you have yourself a fun, light, healthy meal.

Does your food philosophy influence your fashion sense?

Of course! I own a lot of floral blouses and dresses… Go flower (and plant) power!

But seriously, as a vegetarian and a proponent of animal well-being, I certainly prevent myself from buying any new leather coats or purses, or suede boots, for instance.

Also, I like simplicity and colour, and prefer quality over quantity when it comes to fashion and food.

After a long and drawn out winter, the warm weather is finally here. What miel items will you be coveting this summer? 

I’m a big fan of seamless so I will definitely be rocking the NANA bra.

What is your daily beauty routine?

Again, pretty simple. I wash my face, slap on some SPF-50 face cream and organic mascara, and I’m good to go.

Regarding cosmetics, I like to go for products that haven’t been tested on animals and are exempt of parabens, sodium laureth sulfate and other endocrine-disrupting agents.

When I really want to go all out, l make homemade face masks using avocado, matcha green tea and lemon.

Before bed, I cover my face in olive oil (my boyfriend thinks I’m crazy). It leaves my skin feeling smooth and hydrated come morning.

You obviously lead a very active lifestyle. How do you stay so fit?

I’m all about mixing things up. I play soccer once a week (sometimes twice!), I practice yoga at least once a week to stay nice and limber, I train HITT style at least twice a week (thank you, YouTube) and I dance Zumba almost every day. As a Zumba instructor, it’s crucial to be on my A-game and up to date.

What was the best “active” holiday you’ve ever be on?

Costa Rica, hands down. My boyfriend and I travelled to this beautiful country in search of yoga and hiking. And that is exactly what we did for 10 days. We hiked to waterfalls, biked through shallow water to mysterious islands and did sunset yoga every night to the sounds of tropical birds and howler monkeys. Truly amazing. I highly recommend Costa Rica if you’re looking to rough it up, get out of your comfort zone and enjoy the beauty of mother nature.

Yoga-at-sunsetYoga-at-sunsetIt’s June and many of us want to make the most of the long summertime days. What foods or snacks do you suggest to boost our energy?

Legumes (chickpeas, lentils, beans), nuts, seasonal fruit, juices and water—lots of water.

Nuts because they’re easy to carry around and packed with tasty energy. I personally prefer salted cashews or plain walnuts. A few handfuls of either can provide you with enough protein and healthy fat to keep you full between meals. Then, quench that thirst (thanks salty nuts!) with some freshly squeezed juice made with orange, grapefruit, lemon, ginger and turmeric. This sweet combo makes me one happy girl!

Lastly, I’m going to channel a motherly tone here, but I can’t help reiterating the importance of drinking lots of water during long summer days. It’s very easy to get dehydrated when it’s hot, especially when you’re active, so be sure to keep your energy levels up by drinking lots of H2O. I like to add mint leaves or grated ginger to my water, just to make it more enticing!

What is one of your favourite healthy dishes that you like to whip up for friends or family?

Soups! Though they’re more of a side dish, they’re quick and easy to make. From gazpachos and miso soups to vegetable soups, soups represent a fantastic way to get some veggies into my loved ones. And, yes, comments from the peanut gallery are always positive!

What’s always in your fridge?

Soy milk, multi-grain bread, hemp seeds, fresh fruit, spinach and peanut butter.

Any guilty pleasures other than dark chocolate and red wine?

Where do I even begin? Popcorn. Oh man, when it comes to popcorn, I’m bad. Whether binge watching Mindy Project or reruns of Happy Endings, I can crush a bag of popcorn all on my own, no problem. Wait. Is that a problem?

Let’s wrap this up with an easy recipe involving something sweet like honey. Anything you care to share?

I thought you’d never ask. My chickpea blondies recipe is one of my all-time favourites.


Promises, Promises!

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First things first, allow me to wish you a very happy New Year! May 2015 be filled with special moments, inspiring projects and the joys of wireless living (bras and otherwise)!

Come January 1st, many of us feel a strong urge to begin the year fresh. So we make a list of resolutions. The champagne fizzes away in our best crystal as we resolve to become kinder, fitter or more productive. Promises we may, or may not, keep.2015 New Year Resolution

Me, I’m the queen of resolutions. I love making them every New Year’s and I love listening to other people’s resolutions. Think of me as the Barbara Walters of resolutions. Just for a minute.

A quick survey reveals that the most popular resolutions include losing weight, exercising, spending more time with friends and family, and learning something new. (Needlepoint 101, here I come!) Another popular one, for hard-core resolution makers such as my husband, is alcohol abstinence for a long, long time. OK… We’ll see how long this one lasts. (At time of press, my honey had lasted 6 days, 17 hours and 23 minutes before twisting open a brewsky.) As I was saying…

For 2015, Miel Sister Camila’s personal resolution is to turn off all screens (TV, tablet, laptop, mobile phone) one full hour—yes, that’s 60 minutes—before bedtime. Experts agree that “unplugging” before hitting the sheets improves sleep, reduces stress and helps family relationships. Benefits that will certainly apply to all household members, including hubby and baby!

On the professional front, sisters Camila and Valeria have chosen a more altruistic resolution. After six years of creating and marketing what is arguably the world’s most comfortable underwear, it’s time for the Miel Sisters to partner up with a non-profit organization to promote an important and meaningful social cause. The jury’s still out on their choice, but you can bet your bottom dollar that it’ll be something close to their hearts.

Win a Sweet miel® Set!

What are your resolutions for 2015? We’d love to hear from you! The Miel Sisters will award the best resolution (it should be original, measurable and attainable) with the gift of their popular seamless NANA bra and IRIS hipster now available in blue denim color! You have until January 31st to submit your resolutions in the blog’s comments section (just click on Leave a Comment). We will contact the winner via email or Facebook for size and shipping details. May the best resolution win!

Seamless Bra and Hipster in Blue Denim

Loco for Coco!

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By the time fall rolls around, the leaves have turned and the air is crisp and redolent of home baking. We’re good and ready for a hot toddy, a new wardrobe and yet another season of House of Cards.

October is also breast cancer awareness month, a subject that is close to our hearts (and, indeed, bosoms). In the summer of 2009, our dear aunt Coco lost her fight against breast cancer. She was 67 when she died, leaving behind the man with whom she shared her life, three children and all the rest of us.

Long before we ever hooked up our first bras, tia Coco was a big part of our lives. Lovingly nicknamed Borito by us kids, Coco was a respected fiscal lawyer in Columbia who fought passionately for the rights of others.

She was loving and generous. There was no limit to the family and friends she welcomed into her home and into her heart. Living with her during our college years, she always welcomed our friends as if they were her own, spending entire afternoons chatting with them even if we weren’t around. Her house was an open house! She was quirky too, we used to laugh about the old Corolla that she loved and treated like a Ferrari. These are all parts of Coco we still cherish.


Coco landing her first parachute jump!

Coco landing her first parachute jump!

Coco was a strong, determined and active woman. Throughout her illness and treatment, she laughed, danced and fought like a warrior. She never lost hope. She passed away right after we launched the three first styles of our collection, so she did get to wear some of our undies. It was in honour of her memory that we named our COCO camisole. It represents the combination of strength, support and comfort with which our aunt lived her life.

October 12 was Coco’s birthday. To celebrate our aunt’s memory and draw attention to breast cancer awareness, we’re offering 25% off all COCO camisoles, from October 12 to 19. What better way to go Loco for COCO!

Striking a Pose with Yasmin Yoga

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Who better to embody the joy and spirit of sweet Miel undies than Yasmin F. Gow, yoga teacher and ayurvedic practitioner, owner of Yasmin Yoga Loft located in Old Montreal. Miel Sisters Camilla and Valeria have known Yasmin for about four years and when the opportunity to partner up with her presented itself, the sisters thanked their lucky stars, saluted the sun and were, quite simply, over the moon!

Read on to find out a little more about this inspiring yogapreneur. And don’t forget to check out her smoking-hot photo shoot in the Valley of Fire, Nevada’s oldest and largest state park. We’ll be posting the photos very soon… in the meantime, here’s a sneak peek:

Yasmin in red

Photo courtesy of Andrea Hausmann

Suzanne: I recently read that you enjoy fashion and like to dress up. As a person who spends many hours in and around a yoga studio, what role does fashion play in your life?

Yasmin: I love and appreciate art in all its forms. Fashion for me is art you take with you on to the street. I’m not into labels, but have always been interested in things that are well made, tailored, unique, and one of a kind. I mostly like neutrals with wild accessories.

After a long and drawn out winter, the warm weather is finally here. What Miel items will you be wearing this summer?

The low rise SOL thongs, for sure, as they are the best for yoga and the MIMI bandeau under my tank tops. I also have a new sheer dress, which pairs perfectly with the nude color bandeau and the IRIS culotte.

In this day and age of high tech undergarments, what are your thoughts on wireless… underwear?

Thank goodness for wireless bras! They are more flexible, so good for yoga poses and better for deep intercostal breathing. Plus, they are more comfortable.

You always look so amazing. What is your daily beauty routine? Do you have a secret up that cap sleeve of yours?

Thank you! I sleep well, exercise daily, eat a plant-based diet according to my ayurvedic constitution, and take care of my skin. The skin is the largest organ in the body and its primary function is to breathe and detox. Very important. I am obsessed with Arbonne products, as they are vegan, toxin free and based on ayurvedic principles which I relate to.

You’re just back from Nevada where you posed under the sun in Miel accoutrements. Sounds like fun, and the pics are gorgeous. What was the coolest place you ever practiced yoga?

Valley of Fire in Nevada where we shot those pictures is pretty high up on the list. Another memorable practice was on a six-hour train ride across Germany. Stability is a really interesting challenge on a train or boat. But, really, my favorite place to practice is in nature—my toes in the soft grass, tall trees around me, a breeze, and, whenever possible, a view of the water. When I lived in Byron Bay, I used to practice on the cliffs facing the easternmost tip of the Australian mainland and that was pretty epic. Right now, I am enjoying practicing in the grass on De la Commune in the Old Port near my new loft. It’s pretty nice. Come join me this summer!

It’s June and many of us want to make the most of the long summertime days. What positions do you suggest to boost creative energy?

Standing poses like triangle, side angle, warriors, etc. Balancing poses like tree, dancer, eagle and half-moon. Arm balances are good too as they boost confidence and courage. Best practice for increasing creative energy are poses that open up the places in the body where one feels energetically congested. This is different for each of us, so I suggest people breathe and follow the flow of their own body’s needs and desires for movement.

Have you ever tried stand up paddleboard (SUP) yoga? Is this a craze or is it here to stay? In other words, need I start to worry about waterproofing my yoga shorts?

I have tried and enjoyed stand up paddle boarding, but not SUP yoga. For me yoga is about being grounded and stable, I imagine that is very difficult on a paddleboard. But I suspect that’s the point. I would be interested in giving it a try. After all, yoga on water sounds cool. Is it a craze? I don’t know. But I suggest everyone try it at least once and make their own decision.

You are a certified yoga teacher and ayurvedic practitioner, you have your own yoga studio in Old Montreal, you hold the Guinness world record for the longest yoga marathon performed by a woman, you’ve created a series of yoga DVDs, you write, you give lectures, etc. Heck, you’ve accomplished a whole lot. Do you have a bucket list? And if so, can you share an item or two with us?

Yes! I have a huge desire to swim with wild humpback whales. I have heard of a place in Tahiti that takes out small groups once a year. I have dreams about doing something like that. I also want to travel across India and learn how to properly toss pizza dough! Know any pizza chefs who would be willing to teach me? (Editor’s note: We’ll get right on that.)

What is your guilty pleasure? And please, don’t say dark chocolate. Let me get the ball running by sharing mine: condensed milk spooned straight out of the can. There. I said it. So, yours better be darn good.

Polish vodka and apple juice. Not just any Polish vodka—it has to be Żubrówka!—or just any apple juice—I prefer Hucks or a dark cider-like apple juice. Another treat: Guinness with a scoop of Coconut Bliss “ice cream.” This is a unique twist on an ice cream float that I take full credit for inventing two summers ago. Try it. It sounds gross but it’s amazing. I also love salty things like chips. Are you good with that? (Editor’s note: Oh yeah baby!)

Let’s wrap this up with a funny anecdote about yoga, travelling, underwear, whatever. Anything you care to share?

Rather than funny, let’s go deep… The purpose of yoga (and life) is about being fully united with yourself and understanding your value. The light, the sexy, the ugly, the innocent, the confused, the ridiculous, the jealous, and the dark are all parts of who we are. Obviously, there are many ways to work with of all this. Find your own way to gain insight—yoga postures, dance, conscious breathing, meditation, poetry, painting, martial arts, whatever. Being aware, accepting and appreciative of the various facets of ourselves is massively important if we want to experience freedom and make any impact in this world.


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Energy drink (1)By day I am intern. By night I am interviewer.

For the past nine weeks I have been juggling two occupations, after a long 12 hour shift I would be lying if I told you I did not feel drained. It has been a challenging experience but as a result I have gained a new fond respect for individuals working multiple jobs just to keep financial afloat. I commend them! Nonetheless, my experience as an intern has been rewarding, learning new aspects of marketing and working with charming business, savvy women. Still, in order  to keep up with the demands of a real career job, I need loads of natural energy to sustain me throughout the day, when caffeine fails.  Since purchasing my magic bullet I have been experimenting and researching smoothies to try. So after a few taste test, here are my top natural smoothie recommendations for those  needing a daily dose of oomph during these hot and festive summer days.

  • GLOWING GREEN SMOOTHIE (recipe courtesy of Kimberly Snyder)

Ingredient: 2 cups of filtered water, 7 cups of chopped spinach , 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce 1 ½    cups chopped celery , 1 apple cored and chopped, 1 pear cored and chopped, 1 banana, 2 tablespoon of fresh lemon juice.

Directions: Puree all ingredients in a blender.

  • CARROT GINGER SMOOTHIE ( recipe courtesy Martha Stewart)

Ingredients:1 banana, cut into chunks,1 cup ice cubes, 1/2 cup bottled carrot juice, 1/2 cup plain low-fat yogurt, 3/4-inch piece peeled fresh ginger, coarsely chopped

Directions: Puree all ingredients in a blender.

  • SUPER ENERGY SMOOTHIE( recipe courtesy of Montel Williams)


Ingredients:2 pints cut up pineapple,2 pints cut up watermelon,2 quarts coconut water,1 bag baby spinach,1 bag frozen blueberries,2 green apples or 2 bananas

Directions: Blend all of the ingredients together in a juicer, pour into 16 oz. servings. You can store or freeze extra smoothies to drink later. Enjoy!


  • HIGH ENERGY FRUIT SMOOTHIE (recipe and image courtesy of Rhonda Wylie)


Ingredients ¼  cup of water, ½  cup of blueberries, 1 orange, 1 mango, 2 kiwi, 8 cherry tomatoes, 4packets of Stevia sweetener( often sold as struvia), 1 cup of ice.

Directions: Place all ingredients in a blender beginning with water and ending in ice, Start blender slowly then increase with speed till all ingredients become a  smooth consistency.


  • CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY  SMOOTHIE( recipe courtesy of Emily M. White)

Ingredients: 1 serving chocolate flavored soy protein,1 cup vanilla soy milk, light,1 cup frozen raspberries,1/8 teaspoon orange extract, 4 ice cubes

Directions: Puree all ingredients in a blender.


  • Important To Know:  Fruit smoothies and fruit juicing are  beneficial to our digestive system as they are  rich in vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients, which ultimate help to sustain a healthy energetic life.
  • Tips: The ripest  produce are grown during the summer, so take advantage of buying fresh and or organic  fruits and vegetables from you local farmers market.


Easily Distracted?

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At some point in our early academic upbringing we shared a classroom with a child or friend who exhibited clear signs of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Aside from being hyperactive, this friend may have been disruptive, had difficulty concentrating and completing tasks. These classic ADHD symptoms along with others have commonly been recognized in children, but of recent years these same symptoms have become increasingly present in adults, especially in women.

In the June issue of Women’s Health magazine they dedicate the  “Is Your Mind in Overdrive” article to the alarming trend of late ADHD diagnosis in women. The article address some of the leading factors contributing to the trend, like the irregularities in our key neurotransmitters: dopamine and norepinephrine, our genetic liaison to ADHD, and the most revealing factor to be, the social expectations place on women which aid at masking the disorder through *coping mechanisms (*seeking to master, minimize or tolerate the problem). The late diagnosis of ADHD can be far more harmful to the mental state of women than in men, and can negatively affect work, interpersonal and personal relationships. Fortunately, there are medications that can help reduce the symptoms in adults, however it isn’t a magical pill that will fix all the problems and relationship difficulties. That’s why it’s so important to also make lifestyle changes that include regular exercise and yoga, a healthy diet and sufficient sleep.  There are many natural treatments that are effective and a great option to treat ADHD in adults, the article suggests:

  • “Supercharge your brain with foods such as nuts, vegetables, eggs and lean meat. Protein provides essential building blocks for alertness-inducing brain chemichals.”


  • If you have you have a major task ahead write down the tasks in small steps. Avoid putting off assignments.

  • “If your mind wanders off during meetings, force yourself to pay attention by taking detail notes or keep your eyes on the person speaking.”








  • “Each time click to open an email, text or facebook notification your brain gets a temporary dopamine surge leaving you happy then distracted. Avoid excessively checking personal accounts.”



  • Touch has an amazing ability to help improve self regulation, so treat yourself to a rubdown.


To read the full length article, pick up the latest copy of Women’s Health Magazine or visit

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As a female I always feel inspired when I see women from various races and social status uniting for one common cause; the empowerment of us! This week has been just that, educating and celebrating what it means to be a female and the power we possess. It began when musicians, actors and a stadium filled with 50 000 females let their power be heard during the Sound of Change concert in London. The event was to inaugurate, Chime for Change, a new female empowerment campaigned established  by  Gucci, geared at raising funds and awareness to  women’s issues and supporting projects like access to education, healthcare and justice  for females around the world. The celebration included a series of high energy charged performances by Beyoncé ( co founder of the campaign), Jennifer Lopez, Mary J Blidge, and Madonna who  delivered a moving speech.


For more information on how to be apart of this new global female empowerment campaign or to donate please visit

Here are some the performances from the concert below.



  Also this week, media mogul and Forbes 11th powerful woman in the world, Oprah Winfrey was awarded with   an honorary doctorate from Harvard University, for her  outstanding contributions to the world of entertainment and extensive humanitarian work. She also took to the podium to give the graduating class of 2013 an inspirational commencement speech .During the speech she shared personal stories of triumph and failure, even offering advice on how to perceive inevitable let-downs, stating “there is no such thing as failure — failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.” In her closing statements she reminded the graduates to live life with a purpose and in the  “most highest, truest expression of self” in order to achieve success.


To watch the full length speech, hit below.     gives-commencement-speech-at-harvard/



It is both uplifting and progressive when females in conservative societies are held to high regards and granted access to things women in modern societies take for granted. Just this week a licence was finally issued in Saudi Arabia to open the very first sports center dedicated females; a modern series of change expected to increase women’s rights in conservative countries. The center will allow for girls and women to take part in sports, fitness regiments and  health education. It is a positive advancement and hopefully in the coming months well see more progress for  females in Saudi Arabia

To read more about the center hit the link below.






This weekend will be all about fast cars, celebrities, exclusive parties and excessive spending at this years Grand Prix weekend.Those with passes to the Formula 1 races, should be well equipped with umbrellas, as it will be one wet occasion. As for the ticket-less race car fans, you can share in the excitement, in a different setting, thanks to St Catherine Street. Like every year, expect to see exotic cars on display, or being driven, musical performances and other F1 associated activities.  Regardless of the rain, there will be plenty beautiful people out for an eventful Grand Prix weekend. #mtlgrandprix

How will you be spending your  Grand Prix weekend, let us know.

Bye May, Hello June Festivities!

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 This weekend we welcome the month of June and in the city of Montreal that means a fun agenda of exciting festivities. Here are this weekend’s top events to look out for:

1.The 20th edition of the Montreal Beer festival kicked off this past Wednesday May 29th and will be running till Sunday June 2nd 2013. To commemorate the 20th milestone, for first time the event will be held at Palais des congrès located inside Place D’Armes Metro in Downtown Montreal. The expected 100,000 beer enthusiasts will get the opportunity to taste beer from various parts of the world with the simple purchase of coupons priced at  1$ each.  

Side note: One tasting will require 2 to 6 coupons so make sure you have a your ones up.

For more information visit the official event website


Interesting Bear Facts

  • Can be made from  barely, wheat, rice ,corn and yeast
  • Can lower chance of heart disease blood clots, kidney stones. Plus lower blood pressure.
  • Beer is both fat and cholesterol free
  • Beer has relaxing effect on body ,thereby reducing stress and helping you sleep better
  • Beer is packed with protein, calcium, potassium, phosphorus, and vitamins B, B2, and B6 basically healthy and essential bodily nutrients.
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2. If you want to avoid gaining a beer belly, a crowed convention center and potentially plastered individuals then luckily for you, you can opt for a more relaxed event at the 2nd annual Yoga Fest being held Friday may 31st to Sunday June2nd at  Le Conservatoire 4750 Henri Julien Ave. Montreal. Seasoned yogis, curious yoginis and even child yogis are welcomed to attend this three day event which will showcase 30 different yoga techniques and 50 hours worth of workshops classes, performances, discussions and panels all led by some of Montreal’s top instructors. To be apart of the full three-day mental and physical rejuvenation session, expect to pay 191$

For complete pricing and courses listing visit

Interesting Yoga Facts

  • A Holistic Health System Founded in India 5000 years ago
  • Patanjali is the founder of Yoga, he wrote the complete  Yoga  Sustra manual  .

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3.If you want to combine walking and philanthropy to your weekend then head out to Jean Drapeau Park on Sunday June 2nd at 10 am for The annual World Partnership Walk. The two and a half hour marathon held each year aims at increasing awareness on global poverty while raising funds to put an end to it. Individuals, friends and corporate teams are encouraged to take part.

A 100% of all donations will go towards the Aga Khan Foundation Canada an organization with several development projects set up in parts of Africa and Asia. To learn more on how you can get involved or donate visit


                                                   Angela Kim is wearing Nana Bra & Iris Culotte.

Whether you will be dedicating your time to yoga, walking for a cause, or beer testing you will need a breathable and extendible pair of undergarments that will support you through all your motions.

For the Yogini we suggest both the NANA bra and the IRIS Culotte, perfect to comfortably wear beneath yoga wear without the embarrassment of visible panty lines, bulges or dig-ins.

For the runners, consider Miel’s LUNA mid-rise seamless thong paired with the flattering NANA Bra .Not matter what physical position or race you are in, Miel intimates will ensure your comfort, preserve your sexy and keep you fresh through it all.