Swift changes for a seamless spring.
The new health elixir poised to knock coconut milk off its pedestal is bone broth (or stock, as chefs have been calling it for years). The warmed animal-based bev has been credited as a flu-fighting immune booster that aids digestion, increases joint flexibility, builds collagen and strengthens weak nails and brittle hair. At Brodo in NYC, three different blends (chicken, turkey and beef) command lineups that rival boutique espresso bars (and customers can sip them like lattes throughout the day). In Vancouver, Bone Broth Bar offers six different broths to go (in coffee cups, natch) that can be garnished with herbed butter, lime-chili oil and fermented egg yolk. Try it in Toronto at Tsampa Cafe. Bone-broth (and hard-bodied) fans include Gwyneth Paltrow, Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
Canada’s own Aritzia is well known (and loved) for its crazy-flattering leggings (they’re constantly being restocked), so we’re certain its new in-house sportswear brand, Parklife (from $25, aritzia.com), will be snapped up in a flash. The collection boasts five different pairs of leggings in varying colour combinations. (See the printed Stride Leggings, $45, in a rainbow range of painterly splashes.) Think flatlocked seams, knit mesh panels and, of course, the brand’s signature wide waistband, which won’t cut you while you’re twisting and bending. In other words, they’re muffin-top-proof.
Research suggests that there’s a smallish—24 to 36 hours, actually—window for conceiving during each cycle, which can be frustrating for some women. The First Response Daily Digital Ovulation Test ($75 for 20 tests, firstresponse.com) works the same way a pregnancy test does but measures the amount of luteinizing hormone (which indicates when you are most fertile and triggers ovulation) in your body based on your own personalized baseline. The company claims 99-percent accuracy if you begin testing at the start of your cycle. Check out page 94 for our series of essays on motherhood.