Olivia Bevan Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/4024 en UFC fighters reveal what makes them so tough http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2011/06/15/ufc-fighters-reveal-what-makes-them-so-tough Inside the octagon, Dos Santos’ gloved fists tore into Shane Carwin’s face opening up raw, gaping wounds beneath his eyes, across his cheekbones---everywhere they made contact. As he turned to face...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2011/06/15/ufc-fighters-reveal-what-makes-them-so-tough" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2011/06/15/ufc-fighters-reveal-what-makes-them-so-tough#comments The Scene Brandon Schaub Dos Santos Duane Ludwig Mike Pyle Octagon Octagon Nation Tour Shane Carwin UFC Thu, 16 Jun 2011 03:02:00 +0000 Olivia Bevan 7657 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Lynn Schnurnberger on life, writing, and the Best Laid Plans http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/bedsidetable/2011/03/03/lynn-schnurnberger-life-writing-and-best-laid-plans It’s never too late for a fresh start, as the characters in Lynn Schnurnberger’s latest literary romp soon find out. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/bedsidetable/2011/03/03/lynn-schnurnberger-life-writing-and-best-laid-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/bedsidetable/2011/03/03/lynn-schnurnberger-life-writing-and-best-laid-plans#comments Bedside Table Books Culture best laid plans Book Review Foster Pride Lynn Schnurnberger Sienna Post Tru Newman writers writing Fri, 04 Mar 2011 03:35:00 +0000 Olivia Bevan 6473 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Unofficial secrets of scoring flight upgrades http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/travel/2011/01/09/unofficial-secrets-scoring-flight-upgrades Legend has it that the mysterious fable of flight upgrades is something that happens to everyone else but you. It’s time to settle the score.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/travel/2011/01/09/unofficial-secrets-scoring-flight-upgrades" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/life/travel/2011/01/09/unofficial-secrets-scoring-flight-upgrades#comments Travel airlines first-class flight upgrades flying upgrade Sun, 09 Jan 2011 23:25:00 +0000 Olivia Bevan 5982 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Five short-cuts to looking sassy on Christmas http://www.vancouverobserver.com/fashion/2010/12/22/five-short-cuts-looking-sassy-christmas We all love a good seasonal shindig but when you’re juggling the inevitable December duties of Christmas, kids and general, all-round chaos, any personal primping and preening routine we might have fe<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/fashion/2010/12/22/five-short-cuts-looking-sassy-christmas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/fashion/2010/12/22/five-short-cuts-looking-sassy-christmas#comments Fashion Burke and Hair christmas health and beauty make-up Wed, 22 Dec 2010 22:54:00 +0000 Olivia Bevan 5718 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Where to get a Christmas tree in Vancouver http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/holidayhelper/2010/12/03/where-get-christmas-tree-vancouver It wouldn’t be a Vancouver-style Christmas without an essence of eco-chic or a sprinkling of biodegradable magic. For all those wanting to get with the green and ease in the ethics this season, here...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/holidayhelper/2010/12/03/where-get-christmas-tree-vancouver" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/holidayhelper/2010/12/03/where-get-christmas-tree-vancouver#comments Christmas Season Life Environment BC Christmas Council(!) christmas environmental holidays Sat, 04 Dec 2010 00:52:00 +0000 Olivia Bevan 5431 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver's own Ryan Reynolds named sexiest man alive http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2010/11/17/vancouvers-own-ryan-reynolds-named-sexiest-man-alive We all love awards, but Olympic gold medals are so last season. With winter just around the corner, we all need a little more oomph to see us through the dark, lonely nights. Thankfully, Vancouver’...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2010/11/17/vancouvers-own-ryan-reynolds-named-sexiest-man-alive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2010/11/17/vancouvers-own-ryan-reynolds-named-sexiest-man-alive#comments The Scene Celebrities Life People George Clooney Johnny Depp People Magazine Richard Gere Ryan Reynolds The Green Lantern The Proposal X-Men Origins: Wolverine Thu, 18 Nov 2010 13:20:00 +0000 Olivia Bevan 5461 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Move over marriage and childbirth. Winning a fight comes first. http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2010/11/08/move-over-marriage-and-childbirth-winning-fight-comes-first With twenty-four hours to go before the bit competition, I’d become an obsessive slave to the scales. I was teetering so close to my target weight that after every sip, munch or crunch of drink or...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2010/11/08/move-over-marriage-and-childbirth-winning-fight-comes-first" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2010/11/08/move-over-marriage-and-childbirth-winning-fight-comes-first#comments The Scene Health Vancouver Women Sports City Life competitions fighting muay thai Tue, 09 Nov 2010 00:04:00 +0000 Olivia Bevan 5338 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com The most extreme way to banish cellulite http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2010/10/20/most-extreme-way-banish-cellulite After a recent sparring session, I gawked at the knotty, tangled mess that had once counted as a hair ‘style’ and reluctantly acknowledged that the luxury of looking good has been sadly absent from...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2010/10/20/most-extreme-way-banish-cellulite" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2010/10/20/most-extreme-way-banish-cellulite#comments The Scene Health Fashion Vancouver Women Sports Life beauty rituals competitions cutting weight extreme fitness fighting Thu, 21 Oct 2010 02:20:00 +0000 Olivia Bevan 5120 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com When training for combat sport means losing pounds, Thanksgiving may be toughest battle http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2010/10/11/when-training-combat-sport-means-losing-pounds-thanksgiving-may-be Cutting weight is never easy, especially when faced with temptations. Of which nothing is more teasingly tantalizing that a slice of home-cooked pumpkin pie. It takes all the willpower in the world...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2010/10/11/when-training-combat-sport-means-losing-pounds-thanksgiving-may-be" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2010/10/11/when-training-combat-sport-means-losing-pounds-thanksgiving-may-be#comments The Scene Health Vancouver Women Sports Life binge eating Combat Sports competitions fighting food muay thai sports Thanksgiving training Tue, 12 Oct 2010 12:19:00 +0000 Olivia Bevan 5018 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Top 10 adventures for thrill-seeking women http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2010/10/07/top-10-adventures-thrill-seeking-women Vancouver’s fun-loving lifestyle isn’t just limited to zenning out yoga-style or sweating your stuff jogging along the beach. For ladies seeking a little more oomph from their local adventures here...<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2010/10/07/top-10-adventures-thrill-seeking-women" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/thescene/2010/10/07/top-10-adventures-thrill-seeking-women#comments The Scene Vancouver Women Outdoors Sports Life Abbotsford adrenaline adventure sports Cypress Mountain Grouse Mountain martial arts motorbiking mountain biking Mt Seymour Mt. Fromme paragliding recreational shooting roller derby Skiing snow tubing Snowboarding surfing tandem sky-diving the North Shore Tofino Vancouver women Whistler white water rafting Fri, 08 Oct 2010 02:45:00 +0000 Olivia Bevan 4992 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com