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On this blessed holiday (National Puppy Day), your feed has likely be full of predictable photos of furry friends. Not that we’re complaining! That girl you went to high school with has an adorable Bichon Frise, and dogs in sunglasses memes are welcome content every day of the year. But guys, let’s be real, these posts are not breaking any boundaries. On a social media platform saturated with L.A. Insta-dogs and niche breed video accounts (again, not complaining) it takes a revolutionary to bring us a fresh puppy post concept.
Introducing Rappers with Puppies. If you’re looking to up your doggo ‘gram game — why wouldn’t you be? — you need to follow @rapperswithpuppies. Think about it: in the backstabbing, diss track tossing world of hip-hop, there’s nothing more important than loyalty. And is there any animal/mammal/reptile/fish more loyal than a puppy? No. Why do you think rappers are always calling each other Dog? Didn’t you know Tupac’s “You Ain’t Never Had a Friend Like Me” is about a pup?
Take it from these 26 rappers: you’re never too thug to cuddle with a pooch.
Pop quiz! Who won the Juno for Best Album last year? Obviously, you remember, right? Was it The Weeknd? Shawn Mendes? Drake? They are the biggest acts in Canadian music—if not music generally—so it was probably one of them.
Only it wasn’t. It was actually Leonard Cohen. You remember that big Leonard Cohen song that everyone was talking about last year? That album that you couldn’t escape from? You’d call your local radio station and ask if they could please, please play something by Carly Rae Jepsen or even Justin Bieber, but inevitably they’d tell you they were too busy giving the kids what they wanted: more Leonard Cohen. It’s probably why Cohen’s album also won the Grammy for Best Rock Performance over bands like the Foo Fighters, who no one has heard of.
Actually, I’m sure You Want it Darker is a fine album. And there’s no shame in rewarding an icon in the year that he died. That makes sense. But my point is: nobody remembers who wins awards, especially music awards—and especially, especially Canadian music awards. We can discuss why that is—probably on our little brother site, Title, actually—but since the Junos are happening again this weekend, we thought it would be a good time to highlight a few reasons why this year’s show might actually be memorable. At least for a few days, anyway.
1. Michael Buble is Hosting
Interesting fact about Michael Buble: my 7 year old nephew who lives in New York is a huge fan. It’s not just soccer moms at Christmas! And while my nephew just can’t get enough of his smooth vocals, Buble has always been 100 times more charming than a kid from Burnaby, BC has any right being. Plus, this year he’s coming back from his young son beating cancer, so it’s literally impossible not to be rooting for him.
2. Barenaked Ladies Reunite
Interesting fact about BNL: I can do a mean Stephen Page impression. This secret talent has been useless since Page left the band. This is my personal reason for being excited that the quintessential Canadian adult contemporary alternative rock band is becoming whole again. But, for the rest of Canada it’s probably exciting, too. After all, few bands represent Canada’s place on the world stage better than the catchy non-threatening rockers.
3. Northern Touch All-Stars
Speaking of Title—before the show on Sunday, check out a definitive oral history of the first Canadian hip hop song to actually be, you know, good (with all due respect to Maestro Fresh Wes, of course). It’s been 20 years since you first nodded your head to Rascals, Checkmate, Kardinal, and Thrust…Choclair coming down with the Northern Touch, Baby.
4. City and Colour + Sarah Harmer = Gord Downie
In a performance genetically engineered to make you cry, balladeers Dallas Green and Sarah Harmer will be celebrating the work and life of Gord Downie. If the number of people who watched the Tragically Hip’s farewell concert on CBC is any indication, this will be a performance a lot of people care about.
5. Jann Arden is presenting
Granted, having Jann Arden at a Canadian award show is actually required by law, since she is not only a wonderful singer, but she’s pretty damn funny, too. Still, just because it was inevitable, doesn’t mean it won’t be worth watching. Also, speaking of Jann Arden: next time you hear her breakout hit “Insensitive” imagine it being sung by Metallica. It’d be kind of great.
6. Your Mom will know who Daniel Ceasar and Jessie Reyez are
Two of the biggest up and coming performers happening right now will bring the award show some cool cred. That should be fun. Also fun: realizing that Jessie Reyez isn’t just a Roots model.
7. Michael Buble is also Nominated for Album of the Year
Despite being one of the biggest artists on the planet, Drake gracefully, patriotically hosted the Junos in 2011. He was nominated for six awards and won zero. After that, Drake said he wouldn’t be coming back. And sure, you can argue that that displays poor sportsmanship, but also: you get Drake to host your little award show and you don’t give him anything? That’s just bad business. We’ll see if they do the same thing to Buble.
It’s been recent news that Donald Trump Jr., the desperate-eyed, chinless heir to the Trump throne, had an affair with singer/reality TV personality Aubrey O’Day. They worked together on season five of Celebrity Apprentice in 2012. In 2009, O’Day posed for Playboy. She and Donald Trump Jr. reportedly had their affair in 2011. And in 2013, the first song on O’Day’s album was a torch song called DJT. (Shhh those happen to be Trump’s initials.)
What’s interesting about all this, other than the mystery of how anyone finds members of the Trump family at all attractive, is the Playboy connection. Fun fact: Out of the seven seasons of Celebrity Apprentice, there was only one season that didn’t include a contestant who had posed for Playboy.
Season 1 had two!
Carol Alt—the super swimsuit model of the 80s—posed for the magazine in 2008, when she was 48.
Tiffany Fallon was the Playmate of the Year in 2005. It’s a wonder diehard Christian Stephen Baldwin was able to participate. That season also happened to be the last time Omarosa was ever heard from again…
The season that the late, great Joan Rivers won (another fun fact: she was one of only two female winners in the entire run of the series. Probably just a coincidence,) also starred Brande Roderick, Playboy’s Playmate of the Year for 2001.
The Donald (and Donald Jr) would have to be satisfied with Selita Ebanks, a Victoria Secret Angel and Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model.
Perhaps making up for the previous year, this season had three women who posed for Playboy. Though, to be fair, La Toya Jackson and Lisa Rinna (who posed for the magazine twice, once in 1998 when she was pregnant, and again in 2009) are certainly famous for other things. But Hope Dworaczyk, Playmate of the Year in 2010, not so much.
Another banner year. In addition to Aubrey O’Day, this season starred former pop icon Debbie Gibson (who posed in March 2005) and Relic Hunter Tia Carrere (Janurary 2005). And, though she didn’t pose for the magazine, comedian Lisa Lampanelli wrote a column for Playboy for a while.
This All-Star season saw the return of Lisa Rinna, Brande Rodericke, and La Toya Jackson. Also, Stephen Baldwin.
This season really only had Vivica A. Fox, who was in Playboy in 2004, but it remains a mystery to what degree of undress she was.
This season was actually hosted by Arnold Schwarzenegger, much to the chagrin of POTUS. Nevertheless, in the name of transparency—because clearly it wasn’t just the Donald demanding Playboy models—this season did include celebrities who also happened to pose for the magazine: Brooke Burke-Charvet, Carrie Keagon, and Carrie Wilson of Wilson Phillips. Right?
While a similar article could be written linking the Real Housewife franchise with Celebrity Apprentice, since there were plenty that were fired by Donald Trump, there has yet to be any rumours about either Trump dallying with one of them. Whereas Trump’s fondness for Playboy—as well as Playboy’s embarrassment over the same—is well-documented. In fact, just this week, Karen McDougal (PMOY 1998) filed suit similar to Stormy Daniels’ against Trump seeking the right to speak publicly about an alleged affair she had with the future POTUS.
The connection between the Donald and Playboy made a certain kind of sense though, at least in the 90s and early aughts. Back then, Playboy and Trump were both past their prime, making money on regrettable licensing deals, and bordering on self-parody. They both represented a kind of waning machismo and false luxury. They’ve since gone in different directions. Under the creative control of Cooper Hefner, Playboy has tried to make a return to social justice and free expression, whereas Trump has become the embodiment of all that is wrong with America. Example: Trump tried to ban transgendered people from joining the military, Playboy, under the creative control of the slightly less problematic Cooper Hefner, had their first transgender Playmate. Obviously, serving in the military and getting your picture taken topless are not comparable activities, but you get the point.
Now, to be clear, I am throwing absolutely no shade on the Celebrity Apprentice contestants, either for posing for the mag, or for starring on a sad reality show that contributed to the downfall of democracy—a woman’s got to work, and even Donald Trump himself didn’t think he’d win the presidency. But, since the Trumps seem to treat the adult entertainment industry—and Playboy in particular—as a kind of Ashley Madison catalogue, it does make us wonder if there will be more stories to come.
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Kanye West Lost the Trademark for his Own Clothing Line
Kanye West’s Yeezy line is so popular, it seems that even Ye himself couldn’t manage to hold ownership of the brand. “Although ‘Ye currently owns the “YEEZY” trademark for footwear, apparently for some reason his company lost “YEEZY” for clothing and other items sometime in 2017,” reports Hypebeast. Now, the Yeezy trademark is owned by a Chinese company called Fujian Baby Network Technology Co and Kanye West might be looking at court time if he wants to continue to expand his brand. This isn’t the only hot water Kanye West las landed himself in recent weeks – last week troubled actor/style icon Shia Labeouf accused Kanye West of stealing his clothes after West paid a visit to Labeouf’s house where they discussed a possible collaboration. “That dude has a lot of my shit,” Labeouf says. (Hypebeast/Esquire)
Bill Cunningham, the self-effacing lensman who catalogued trends for the New York Times’ “On the Street” column, had a reputation for modesty, routinely wearing a $20 blue worker’s jacket with khakis to photograph the stylish denizens of New York City. He also, as it turns out, secretly wrote a memoir chronicling his six decades spent as a fly-on-the wall in fashion. Cunningham, born in Boston, began his career as a milliner for wealthy ‘ladies who lunch.’ He later worked as a fashion journalist for Women’s Wear Daily, and was a self-taught photographer, whose columns in the New York Times’ ran in the paper from 1989 until his death in 2016. The memoir, acquired by Penguin Press, is already the most hotly-anticipated fashion book of 2018. (New York Times)
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Gap Makes a Major Move Towards Environmental Sustainability
The fashion industry uses how much water for year, and the most of that is because of denim. Gap Inc. has pledged to conserve 10 billion litres of water by 2020. “Water is critical to nearly all aspects of our business, and we recognize the responsibility and the opportunity we have to reduce the amount of water used to create our products,” Gap’s executive vice president of global sourcing Christophe Roussel said in a statement. To meet their pledge, Gap has created a program called Washwell that reduces the amount of water used in their denim washing cycle by 20%, implemented a mill sustainability program, and close monitoring of the quality of effluent wastewater at its denim washing facilities. (Fashionista)
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Naomi Campbell will Be Honoured with a CFDA Award
This week, the CFDA announced over Instagram that Naomi Campbell will be the recipient of the 2018 CFDA Fashion Icon Award. The supermodel will be presented with the award at the ceremony taking place at the Brooklyn Museum on June 4th. Other fashion luminaries who will be honoured that evening include Donatella Versace, who will receive the International Award, British Vogue editor Edward Enninful, who will receive the Media Award, and Diane von Furstenberg, who will receive the Swarovski Award for Positive Change. (WWD)
Fur and its place in the current fashion landscape has proved to beone of the most scorching topics of the year so far. Just last week, we covered Versace’s decision to phase out all fur from their brand by 2019. Now, San Francisco has become the first major US city to ban the sale of fur. “My hope is that it will send a strong message to the rest of the world,” supervisor Katy Tang told the San Francisco Chronicle. “I am a huge animal rights advocate, and while in office I would like to use my legislative abilities to help those who can’t speak for themselves.” The ban applies only to new fur, and does not include vintage stores who sell decades-old castoff furs. The San Francisco Chamber of Commerce estimates that the sale of fur accounts for $40 million of transactions a year in the city, and the ban will have a profound effect on the city’s estimated 50 retailers that carry new fur clothing. (San Francisco Chronicle)
Earlier this week, Biebs took to Instagram to show off his array of (tiny) forehead zits, captioning the video: “pimples are in.”
Not to toot our own horn, but we saw this coming. Back in January, we posed a question: is acne acceptance next in the beauty industry’s body positivity movement? According to Justin Bieber—and us—it is.
And this isn’t totally out of nowhere, either. It seems he’s turning into somewhat of a skincare aficionado. Back in September, he took us through his skincare routine on Instagram, explaining: “I simply use a Clarisonic brush and then I use this, uh, Christie Kidd cleanser…and then I go ‘sha-blam’ all over the dome,” Bieber said. “And then I wash that bad boy off, and use a little bit of sunscreen.”
Anyway, we’ll just leave you with Justin Bieber’s 2011 Proactiv commercial.
Meghan Markle’s public appearance outfits are usually notable for their casual sophistication. The royal-to-be possesses the rare ability to throw on a pair of trousers and a blazer and turn it into a capital-L Look. The widespread appeal of her style is built upon a sense of cheeky insouciance that matches her husband-to-be’s legendary cheek.
But Markle’s latest outfit is a total departure from the stylistic nonchalance we’re used to. In her latest appearance in Northern Ireland, where Markle and her Prince spent the day with 2,000 students a part of a peace-building initiative called Amazing the Space, she arrived clad in a cream sweater by Victoria Beckham, a khaki-coloured coat by Mackage, a prim pencil skirt by Greta Constantine (#CanConForever) and pair of burnt orange stilettos. She’s also still, notably, rocking the saddle-shaped handbag.
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While the colour of Markle’s heels is a slight departure from Kate Middleton’s ubiquitous nude pumps by L.K. Bennett, the silhouette is the exact same. Not to mention the pencil skirt seems far more apropos of Rachel Zane, her Suits character, than Meghan Markle. Much has been made of Markle’s stylistic differences from Kate Middleton, for example their ability to channel completely different vibes while wearing similar blue dresses. For the first time, Meghan Markle has stepped out in an outfit that would look just as natural – or perhaps more natural – on Kate Middleton than it does on Markle.
The only throwback to Casual Meghan in this conservative outfit is her mussy hairdo, with plenty of flyaway strands. According to an expert, Markle’s habit of touching her hair might be rooted in nerves. “Some people might touch, twirl or stroke their hair when in awkward social situations such as when they’re not sure what to do or what to say,” Blanca Cobb, a body language expert told Good Housekeeping last year.
We certainly hope this look doesn’t spell the end of the Casual Meghan, but we’ll have to wait and see.
A new era of COVERGIRL is officially underway—complete with a new slogan (“I Am What I Make Up”), chic new packaging, and an exciting roster of spokesmodels, like 70-year-old Maye Musk and motorcycle racer Shelina Moreda. But the brand’s overhaul actually began back in September, when Markham-born chef and Food Network host Ayesha Curry was announced as a COVERGIRL spokesmodel. In fact, Curry was the brand’s first-ever spokesmodel who wasn’t a model, singer or actress. “When we looked at our roster of COVERGIRLs, we realized that even though we said the brand was for every girl, all our spokesmodels came from those three industries,” says the brand’s Senior Vice President, Ukonwa Ojo, at the official launch of the COVERGIRL rebrand in New York. “Women play so many amazing roles in society and we weren’t celebrating that.”
Earlier that day in a bright hotel room, Curry, donning an equally bright pair of green stilettos, a purple blouse and pleated silver skirt, is clearly delighted about her new role. “When they called, I thought I was being Punk’d. I’m not the traditional choice,” she says, due to her culinary background. Untraditional as she may be, Curry, who’s been a lifelong makeup lover, is now the face of COVERGIRL’s Peacock Flare Mascara and Trublend Matte Foundation. As far as being part of the brand’s makeover, including the new “I Am What I Make Up” slogan, she says it’s “about sticking it to the man. You can’t put me in a box anymore. There’s no ceiling.”
And a love of beauty products seems to run in the family. “My five-year-old daughter is obsessed with makeup,” she says. “She’ll say, ‘I’m going to contour your crease’ and I’m like, “Excuse me? You’re five.”
On this day last year, dozens of celebrities threw up a “W” sign on Instagram. The two-handed sign caused a stir on social media, with Adele, Ed Sheeran and Emma Stone among those who made a pledge to support World Water Day, an initiative that hopes to bring awareness to the clean-water crisis. One year later, this global crisis unsurprisingly still exists. Today, 663 million people around the world live without access to clean water. We might not be seeing identical celebrity photos across our feeds this year, but that doesn’t mean people are ignoring the problem.
Matt Damon’s Water.org, the organization partnered with Stella Artois, created a video that helps the public put the global water crisis into perspective. The clip captures the reactions of unsuspecting people when they are challenged to imagine their everyday lives without easy access to clean water.
The Wait for Water | Water.org & Stella Artois - YouTube
We spoke with Gary White, who co-founded Water.org with Damon, about the need for water aid, the power of celebrity partners, and the reason why women are disproportionately affected by this global crisis.
From education to health care, there are so many charitable causes that deserve our attention and financial aid. What do you want people to understand about the clean water crisis?
Without water, there is no life. Imagine what your day would look like if you had to walk up to six hours for water. Or wait in line for water at a community pipe that may or may not be turned on that day. This is all of your water: for bathing, cooking, cleaning, and drinking. During my trips to the communities we serve, I saw that the single most crippling factor facing humanity today is lack of access to safe water. The reverse is also true—with water comes possibility.
How does the water crisis disproportionately affect women, and how does the work you’re doing impact women’s rights and education for young girls?
The global water crisis disproportionately affects women and children as they are often the family members responsible for collecting water and can spend up to six hours per day collecting water instead of working, caring for family or attending school. By providing these communities with access to clean water, women and children can instead spend the time they would be walking for water to attend school, work or even maintain their own business.
How important is it for non-profits to have big names behind them? What does Matt Damon’s celebrity status and a brand like Stella Artois bring to Water.org?
It’s powerful to be able to leverage a celebrity like Matt for a good cause. Since we brought our two organizations together almost 10 years ago, his support has continued to elevate awareness around our organization and the global water crisis. One of the goals of our partnership with Stella Artois is to also transform understanding of the global water crisis by making it more relatable, as not everyone can go to these countries and see the issue firsthand.
If you still think that smudging refers to makeup blending and Himalayan pink salt is just a flavour enhancer, think again. We’re suddenly living in an alternative universe where healing with crystals and other New Age modalities is commonplace and even the Kardashians go deep. On a recent Keeping Up with the Kardashians episode, fashion darling Kendall Jenner sought to quell her anxiety with a crystal sound bath session said to vibrate at a soul-soothing frequency. Her sister Kim designed her Crystal Gardenia fragrance bottles to look like clear quartz, and the Olsen twins gifted showgoers with crystals at The Row’s Fall 2018 presentation. But it was Gucci that took the trend to the next level, applying a prosthetic third eye to a model’s forehead for its Fall 2018 show.
Things once considered counterculture have been gradually gaining traction ever since the beauty and wellness industries began merging. Consider, if you will, the signs: When model Miranda Kerr launched Kora Organics in 2009 and began infusing products with the loving vibration of rose quartz (massive chunks of the crystal also decorate her Malibu property), she opened the door for beauty brands, both indie and established, to enter the “stone age.” (Her latest innovation, Noni Radiant Eye Oil, delivers super-fruit actives and healing oils using—you guessed it—a pink quartz roller ball.) Meanwhile, fashion’s favourite astrologer, Susan Miller, makes predictions on Vogue podcasts, Chanel did planetary prints last year and spas with a mystical bent have taken off like dandelion seeds on the wind.
The Now, a bohemian purveyor of chakra-balancing massages, crystal foot soaks and palo santo bundles, has quickly grown to four Los Angeles studios. Shape House, where you can detox sweat lodge-style, has seven locations from Los Angeles to New York. (California tends to lead the charge with woo-woo methods—toss a piece of pyrite here and you’ll likely hit some sort of guru.) Now, holistic fans are flocking to salt caves in the hope of clearing both skin and mind with halotherapy. If you’re conjuring angels, take a breath—quite literally.
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The centuries-old therapy involves breathing in mineral-rich salt vapour, and some studies show that it helps improve inflammatory skin issues like eczema and dermatitis as well as respiratory conditions. In 2012, geologist Mike McCaskey and his wife, Pam, built Salt Cave Santa Barbara, one of the first underground Himalayan pink salt caves in North America, to offer halotherapy. (Hundreds have cropped up since, including Healing Salt Cave wellness centres built throughout Ontario, as well as New York and Vermont.) “We do facials, body scrubs and sound healing, but about 800 people a week come for a meditative experience in the cave,” he says.
“People are drawn to these types of treatments because they’re looking for something beyond the physical plane,” says Kari Jansen, an L.A.-based Ayurvedic practitioner and herbalist. “They’re seeing that there are other ways to heal and to approach health and well-being.” Part and parcel of the growing trend is the idea that you’re getting an experience that nurtures the soul as much as the surface. “‘Skin to soul’ is our tag line—our approach is about treating on an emotional as well as a physical level,” says Leslie Kritzer, co-founder of Beverly Hills-based Skin Worship, a spa that does facials using vibrational skincare and infrared bio-mats embedded with amethysts. “The amethyst is said to amplify the infrared energy of the mat, helping to increase oxygenation and the anti-inflammatory effects. Clients come in totally frazzled from traffic; we get them on the mat and within minutes they melt.” The two-hour Transformational Facial Ceremony incorporates results-driven therapies like LED and microdermabrasion plus topically applied growth factors and peptides. But there’s a heavy focus on spirit, too, with a shamanic healer incorporating feathers and crystals during a chakra-clearing finale. Each client leaves with a rose quartz blessed by the healer and looking, says Kritzer, like they’ve been on vacation.
Jansen’s otherworldly two-hour journeys could count as mini-holidays as well. Treatments are customized and often incorporate massage, cupping and a post-treatment salt soak amid jasmine and lemon balm in the outdoor garden. Finding and releasing energetic blocks is a key focus. “We’re vibrational beings, and I can feel when a body is vibrating in an off way, so I’ll use different techniques to subtly shift it back to a place of balance,” says Jansen. A few of her mystical tools: handcrafted herbal- and crystal-infused skincare, alchemy bowls and a monochord tuned to the key of A. “It creates a soft vibration that helps with emotional release and relates to the third eye chakra.”
“It’s a sign that people want it. These things are going more mainstream because times are changing.”
If you’re skeptical about crystal healing, results may be in the eye of the beholder. “I can’t say that [using] crystals as an infusing agent will have any impact on the skin, but it’s not impossible,” says Dr. Robert Anolik, a Manhattan-based dermatologist. “The placebo effect could be playing a role. Or maybe there is something to it that no one has been able to demonstrate effectively yet.” Either way, such mind-body nurturing makes basic body wraps and facials feel, well, basic. Still, healing stones, shamans and 120-minute spa escapes? These can seem like a stretch in today’s world. But proponents say that’s precisely why they’re needed. The downside to so much digital connectivity can be a disconnection to the self. The Spa at the Mandarin Oriental recently instituted a Digital Wellness treatment using stones (shungite and black tourmaline) said to help protect the body from electromagnetic radiation. “It’s part of our global initiative to help guests manage their relationship to technology and the stress that can come with it,” says Virginia Lara, spa director at the Mandarin Oriental Boston.
One thing is certain: Crystals and the like are resonating. Smudge sprays have turned up at Walmart. Free People stocks amethyst combs and blue sodalite face rollers. Neiman Marcus sells Girl Undiscovered crystal skincare. And spas in Snowmass (Viceroy), near Aspen, and Denver (Spa Vital) feature balancing treatments using Kailo Organic Chakra Therapy products. But will saturation dim the allure? Kritzer thinks not: “It’s a sign that people want it. These things are going more mainstream because times are changing.”
Starbucks knows how to create social media magic. When unicorns made a pop culture comeback, Starbucks introduced the Unicorn Frappuccino. To satisfy the pale pink obsession of the Instagram generation, they added the Blossoming Rose Tea Latte to their menu. And anytime there’s a novelty holiday, you can bet Starbuck’s has a new beverage recipe ready to force into the brains of baristas — for a limited-time only, of course.
With their newest innovation, the coffee conglomerate attempts to capitalize on the spirituality of millennials. It might seem like a reach: how does one take the trendy mindfulness of crystals, chakras, aura readings and astrology, and put it into a coffee cup? But, if you can seek wisdom and healing from a small rock and some tarot cards, then you can surely find peace in a cold caffeinated beverage.
Meet the Crystal Ball Frappuccino. The drink, which is available across Canada for the next four days, is a crème-based Frappuccino infused with peach flavour and marbled with turquoise sparkles. It’s topped with peach-flavoured whipped cream, and finished off with three different colours of candies — blue, purple, and green — each promising to predict a different future. (They’re essentially pop rocks with cosmic powers.)
I tried it this morning, and it wasn’t nearly as gross sweet as I expected it to be. Regardless if your fortune, I can foresee you enjoying this tasty, social media friendly snack. And if you’re eager to get your hands on the future, here are the three candy-coloured fates you can expect.
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Purple candies predict magic in your future, says Starbucks. More specifically: “Wonder and enchantment are headed your way. Also owls.” Essentially, you can expect your Hogwarts letter any day now. Later Muggles!
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The green candy foretells a lucky future: “Wherever you go, good fortune will follow.*” (Starbucks then adds at the bottom of their press release, “*Starbucks does not assume liability for any luck or lack of luck that you experience, but we really do hope you have a fantastic day.)
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According to Starbucks, the blue coloured candy means that adventure is coming your way. “Better pack a snack today,” they advise, “Maybe an umbrella.” This could mean you’re going on a fun hike…or you miss your bus and have to walk home in the rain.