The series that premiered on Netflix in April, Girlboss is an actual true story about the creator of the online fashion store "Nasty Gal". It is a fictional story of Sophia Amaruso's journey to creating this massive company.
Sophia's fictional character in the show is portrayed as a fuck-up who gets fired from jobs, has fights with her best friend, and has to overcome being completely broke while starting an online business from scratch.
The show takes place back in the mid 2000's, back when eBay start-up businesses were gaining popularity and success.
Sophia is able to overcome all of the obstacles thrown at her and succeed in creating a massive online business. The show also provides an entertaining narrative between her best friend and a boyfriend.
Girlboss adds another layer of feminism here by ending the show with Sophie dumping her cheating boyfriend and focusing on expanding her business.
If you haven't watched this show yet, you definitely should because even though it was cancelled after 1 season, it's still an entertaining series that shows how a woman can rise from rags to riches all on her own.
Presented by Netflix, Shondaland and Fever, The Queen's Ball: A Bridgerton Experience lets participants relive the main character's story. How? With actors dressed in period costumes, interactive rooms decorated in Regency-era style and a live string quartet playing the Bridgerton soundtrack in the background.
"Attendees will be acquainted with familiar characters to relive and participate in much-loved moments from Netflix and Shondaland's hit series," reads a press release from Netflix.
The experience includes a trip to Madame Delacroix's modiste to get fitted for the occasion, as well as a stop at an underground Regency-era painting studio, where guests can "strike their most regal pose." Then comes a "highly-anticipated visit with the Queen" to try to win her favour.
Yes, that does mean one of you could be named the season's diamond!
Participants will attend an actual ball complete with music, dancing, acrobatic performances, interactive experiences, a dance show, cocktails and more.
Montreal is one of just four cities — and the only Canadian city — that gets to preview the Bridgerton experience before it tours the world.
Details are still limited but you can mark your calendar for early 2022 when the experience is expected to take place at "a secret stunning location in Montreal" with various sessions from Tuesday to Saturday. Each session lasts 90 minutes.
Tickets start at $45 per person and you must be 17+ with a valid ID to take part.
You can join the waitlist right now and tickets go on sale on September 16 at 10 a.m.
In Quebec, a vaccine passport is required to access many businesses and activities deemed non-essential, including restaurants and bars.
The feds have proposed a retail tax on certain luxury goods sold in Canada effective January 1, 2022.
This means extra tax when you buy luxury cars and private aircrafts priced over $100,000, or boats priced over $250,000 — cause that's definitely something all of us were planning on doing next year (note the sarcasm).
Excise duties are paid by businesses rather than consumers, meaning you won't have to pay the tax if you're just a vape user. But it does mean that vaping products will likely get more expensive to make up for it.
The new duty on vaping would apply to all vaping liquids, regardless of whether or not they contain nicotine, but not to cannabis vaping products.
There's also a proposed increase in excise duties on tobacco products in the budget — up by $4 per carton of 200 cigarettes, along with corresponding increases for other tobacco products.
Again, you won't be paying more taxes on cigarettes but the price could go up because the tobacco industry will want to recuperate the costs.
Netflix, Prime Video & other video streaming platforms
The government wants companies from outside of Canada that sell and supply digital services to Canadians to start collecting and paying GST/HST.
This includes video streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+ and so on.
Crave is homegrown so it won't be impacted.
The measures would come into effect on July 1, 2021.
Experts told the Canadian Press that companies will probably add a GST/HST charge to subscribers' bills or add the price of the tax to the total sale price.
The same way Netflix would be required to collect and pay GST/HST, so too would non-Canadian music streaming platforms, such as Spotify.*
The government's GST/HST proposal also covers "non-resident distribution platform operators" like Google Play.*
Tax lawyers Rob Kreklewetz and Stuart Clark explained in a blog entry that vendors and operators will collect the correct amount of GST/HST based on the consumer's "usual place of residence as determined by their billing address, SIM card, IP Address, and/or banking information among other indicators."
*This article has been updated. An earlier version of this article included Apple Music & the Apple App Store; however, Apple opted to start charging GST/HST voluntarily in 2019.
It's a pandemic, so who could blame you for lounging in front of the TV and devouring yummy snacks every night? Well, in case you wanted one more excuse, a U.S. company is looking for a "professional binge-watcher," which means you could actually get paid to binge Netflix and eat pizza.
According to BonusFinder.com, Finder Media will pay one successful candidate $500 to "stay at home, watch Netflix and eat pizza."