Author Archives: Anouare Abdou



Anouare Abdou

Anouare Abdou is a freelance journalist from Montreal, Quebec.

#Happyspo: Dania Lecomples Of Nouveau Noir Boutique
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#Happyspo: Dania Lecomples Of Nouveau Noir Boutique

When she was younger, naturally thin Dania Lecomples used to tell people she got her abs from laughing. Nowadays, the co-owner of Nouveau Noir Boutique hits the gym four times a week to do yoga and strength training. “I started working out to change my lifestyle,” she says. But one thing that has stayed consistent throughout the years is her great sense of style (and business sense!), which...

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30 Apr 2016
#Happyspo: Ashley Rosenberger Of Rose PR
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#Happyspo: Ashley Rosenberger Of Rose PR

Ashley Rosenberger, founder of the media relations and event management agency Rose PR, often starts her day at 8 a.m. and finishes at 10 p.m. The 27-year-old entrepreneur works hard to grow her own business and it shows: Since launching Rose PR in May 2014, she has organized over a dozen successful events and made a name for herself in Montreal — establishing relationships with prominent...

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20 Mar 2016
Take your workout anywhere with LIFT Session
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Take your workout anywhere with LIFT Session

Is the holiday season driving you a bit crazy? There is only so much gift shopping and party hopping that a girl can take. One of the most common pieces of advice found in holiday survival articles is to exercise. In theory, this is great advice: Exercising during this busy and indulgent time of the year will help you maintain your weight and sanity. But...

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17 Dec 2015
#Happyspo Happiness Inspiration: Danielle-Jocelyne Otou
in Feel Happy

#Happyspo Happiness Inspiration: Danielle-Jocelyne Otou

Leave it to Danielle-Jocelyne Otou to start a business while being on bed rest during a difficult pregnancy. Where most people would see a challenge, the founder of the Montreal online boutique Female Department saw an opportunity. Female Department is a platform to shop for stylish, carefully-curated outfits. But it is also a lifestyle brand that reflects the values of its creator: Passion, creativity, entrepreneurship and community...

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30 Sep 2015
Five reasons to join the Amenzone Fitness workout studio and community
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Five reasons to join the Amenzone Fitness workout studio and community

While training to fit into your skinny jeans might get you short-term results, I believe that exercising for reasons other than vanity will give you the motivation to stick to your workout routine in the long run. Looking good then becomes a life-long bonus. When I first discovered Amenzone Fitness, I immediately noticed its slogan: “Training for life”. Originally from the U.S., the fitness franchise...

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11 Sep 2015
Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way: Day 26
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Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way: Day 26

Good evening. I had a long day filled with both work and fun. My morning started with a What’s Up Montreal? TV shoot at A/Maze . The Montreal escape game features three different rooms that you have to escape from by finding clues and using logic. The rooms have different themes and background stories for an immersive playing experience. One of the games revolves around a “prison...

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27 Apr 2015
Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way: Day 23 to 25
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Getting ready for a beach getaway the lazy way: Day 23 to 25

Hey guys! I attended two birthday parties over the weekend and I feel so bloated from drinking plenty of wine and cocktails. I recently interviewed a fitness competitor and trainer for an article on how to feel less bloated after a weekend of celebrating (it will be published on Sweets & Squats in a near future), how convenient! It is the last stretch of this challenge and I am planning...

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26 Apr 2015
Petit Lapin’s new online boutique: Shop for organic, allergy-free pastries with the click of a mouse
in Eat Well

Petit Lapin’s new online boutique: Shop for organic, allergy-free pastries with the click of a mouse

If you suffer from food intolerances or you are a vegan, you probably know the feeling of not being able to have a slice of birthday cake at a party. Or you might have purchased a baked good to tame your sweet tooth only to find yourself disappointed in its taste and texture. Thanks to the Montreal-based pastry shop Petit Lapin, you can now order tasty...

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24 Apr 2015
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