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Saskatchewan Bliss

This photoshoot for Saskatoon Bridges Newspaper was such a blast. The location was breathtaking. This is the epitome of a Saskatchewan summer. I absolutely love the contrasting blue skies and yellow canola flowers!

I chose this light and flowy maxi dress because I knew it would look great within the majestic fields. I wanted to amp up the dress with gold and turquoise accessories.

Dress - lulu*s | Belt - Value Village | Purse & Shoes - Aldo | Watch - Michael Kors | * See Reblog post for Accessory details

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Things to do before the summer is over!

1. Check out the bears at the Saskatoon Forestry Farm
2. Drop your kids off at free soccer through Saskatoon Youth Soccer’s program PotashCorp Kids in the Park (runs until August 22)
3. Swingin’ on the Saskatchewan - a free one-hour swing dance lesson followed by music and dancing until it gets dark every Tuesday at 7pm.
4. Enjoy a meditative walk through the Prairie View Labyrinth (Prairie View Chapel and Crematorium about 30 kilometres south of Saskatoon)
5. And cool off with frozen yogurt or ice cream by the river!

Photos by Michelle Berg © Bridges | The StarPhoenix

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I ended a beautiful work day at the skate park and snapped a few photos of Joel Dust who was playing hookie from work.


Moment in Time

May 15, 2013 - 3:09pm - Joel Dust plays hookie from work to take in some sun at the Lions skate park. Dust has been skateboarding for nine years and tries to skate every day. He loves the community vibe at this park and the feeling of ‘being in the moment’.  © Bridges | The StarPhoenix by Michelle Berg

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Helping families bond through touch

Laura Cone, a child development specialist in Saskatoon, teaches parents the art of infant and pediatric massage.

“When you’re massaging your child or infant, their oxytocin levels are rising and so are yours. It’s good for bonding, it’s good for postpartum depression and it’s good for dad or someone that’s not getting that intimate bond through breastfeeding.”

Read the full story here: Bridges | City Faces

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Eat, Drink & Celebrate Summer on the Prairies

For Saskatoon foodies, the opening of Top Chef Canada (and Saskatoon homeboy) Dale Mackay’s Ayden can’t come soon enough. On Aug. 29, about 50 guests were treated to a four-course gourmet meal featuring Saskatchewan fare prepared by Mackay and his team. The dinner was accompanied by perfectly paired cocktails, courtesy of Lucky Bastard Distillers, and Ayden’s GM and mixologist Chris Cho. The intimate dinner, which was co-hosted by RSVP Event Designs, was held on a beautiful summer evening at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market.
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“Melissa Veszi grew up wearing costumes; she danced full-time and was heavily involved in musical theatre. But it wasn’t until her music career took off, and HunnyB was born, that her appreciation for fashion began. With two music videos and a mix-tape under her belt, as well as a full-length album on the way, HunnyB’s success has got her thinking more about her wardrobe.”


Read Angelina Irinici’s story here: Fashion YXE | HunnyB Photos by Michelle Berg © Bridges | The StarPhoenix
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This was Tamsen Rae’s second year as one of the key makeup artists at Saskatchewan Fashion Week (SFW). Doing makeup during SFW is a completely different genre than Rae’s regular gig, but she absolutely loves it. She’s well-known for her gory, special effects work.

“I love how different it is — it’s one thing to make a person look hideous, it’s another to make a person look beautiful, fashionable and trendy.”


Read the full story here: Tamsen Rae: From gory special effects to key makeup artist at SFW