Swift changes for a seam­less spring.

ELLE (Canada) - - Insider - BY KATHER­INE FLEM­MING


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,, 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, firstre­ 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.

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