The Remark - May

Different Strokes for Different Folks
With the onslaught of tanks, shorts and swimsuits on the horizon you can bet that unwanted hair removal products will be coming up from the dusty bottom shelves and promptly displayed in stores for you to stop, hover and make your choice. Throughout winter our bodies hide beneath layers of clothing slowly getting paler and whiter and hairier and bushier.

As the days get longer our conscience is alerted to the fact that soon, yes very soon we will be shedding those layers and walking around for all to see. “Hello there bikini line, have a good winter? Well pack your bags girls, you’re outta here! Momma’s gettin’ her groove back.”

With all the choices out there on the market, a girl or guy can easily be confused and unsure of what plan of action to take for a particular hairy area. You’ve got your professional waxes, home wax kits, cold wax, hot wax, razors, electrolysis, threading, depilatory creams, tweezers, lazer treatments and strange sandpaper that “buffs off hair” etc, etc. Seems it’s every human’s part-time hobby to manage unwanted hair. It’s the last evolutionary move that we haven’t adopted yet as a species, and until evolution catches up with our ideal hairless regions/sections, we are faced with this hairy dilemma. Different skin types, hair types and wallet types can rest assured that everyone has this mutual frustration; united, we are all waving our white flag at this scruffy monster.

Whatever your region, be it eyebrows, chests, or south of the border parts - whatever your choice, research and questions should be included in this attack. Just Google it, ask a BFF or head to a professional. Godspeed Fernie.

Advice From Chan’s Mom

Ma, how do I not get wrinkles?
Stop worrying about so much Chantel! Don’t even worry about wrinkles. But yes, lots of Oil of Olay. (chuckles)

The Annex Special
Your name doesn’t have to be Blanch or Rose to enjoy this classy patio treat with your girlfriends. Grab a wine glass, fill with ice and frozen berries and pour in your favorite white wine (box wine works great as well!) then top up the glass with soda and garnish with lemon. P.S. Sex and the City 2 Premieres May 27.

May Playlist – Roadtrip Requests from Your Car’s Stereo
Go Your Own Way – Fleetwood Mac
Low Rider- War
Start Me Up- Rolling Stones
Runnin' Down a Dream- Tom Petty
I've Been Everywhere- Johnny Cash
Everlong – Foo Fighers
Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
Tush - ZZ Top
Immigrant Song - Led Zeppelin
Take It Easy - Eagles Award Tour - Tribe Called Quest
Pink Houses -John Mellencamp
Gravity Rides Everything - Modest Mouse
Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen

Hot List
Planning stags and staggettes
Rain boots
Switching out your winter wardrobe for your packed away ‘09 summer pieces
Dump runs
Bikes! All kinds!
Last minute bikini bod regimes
Golf and Frolf
Solar powered patio lanterns
Raking your lawn
Prom dresses
Mother’s Day
Scrambled eggs
Relay for Life teams

“Fashion isn’t fashion until it hits the streets.” – Coco Chanel
Summer fashion trends hitting the streets of Fernie include: maxi dresses, tie-dye tanks, biker shorts, skinny flips, gladiator sandals, floral pieces and bleached and ripped denim. Along with that insanely badass list don’t forget to pick up some cool earrings, long pendants, and killer bikinis to personalize your unique style while you bring all the boys to the yard.

Random Facts, Just Cuz
1. Sharks are immune to cancer.
2. Fred and Wilma were the first couple to appear in bed on TV.
3. Some lions mate over 50 times a day.
4. You burn more calories sleeping than watching TV.
5. In the past when a clan no longer wanted a member they burned their house down, that’s where the term “to get fired” comes from.
6. Keep a goldfish in the dark and it will turn white.
7. 12 newborn babies will be given to the wrong parents…daily.
8. Fingernails grow faster in space.
9. Women blink twice as much as men.
10. This list was researched by an employee wasting company time.

Flip Flop Season!
Hottest colours for toes this year are blue, peach and black. Or keep it classic with rich reds or petal pinks.