Metrotown has the good shops, but we hate how we get stuck there for hours, looping round the (probably) Escher-designed escalators. So thank goodness Muji’s second branch will be opening on Robson Street, where we can’t possibly get lost. Taking the spot vacated by Gap, the 14,000 sq ft space will have all the fashion and lifestyle goodies we now expect from the Japanese brand, plus some cool novelties.
Vancouverite Mimi Choiâ€™s incredible illusion makeup ranges from the creepy to the cute, but itâ€™s always absolutely jaw-dropping. Whatâ€™s just as amazing is that sheâ€™s only been doing it for four years. In 2013, Choi was a preschool Montessori teacher who enjoyed messing about with makeup. She was passionate enough about it to take a course at Blanche McDonald, but never thought about making it her profession. Then, that Halloween, she decided to experiment a little.
A couple of weeks ago, I featured a $500 hairdryer in this column and my sister was pissed off. “Who spends $500 on a hairdryer?” she said. “Who’s reading the Westender? Suri Cruise?” It was a peculiarly specific burn, but it hit the mark. So this week, as the clocks fall back on Nov. 5, I’m recommending six watches, the least expensive of which costs more than $2,000. You’re probably rolling your eyes now, and possibly turning the page.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".