No-Bake Energy bites

Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my job! Styling people and blogging; could it be any better? But even with that
dream job, I sometimes needs a little boost during the day to cheer me up! My old friend “afternoon
munchies” is now satisfied with all my healthy protein snacks!

Here’s one of my favorite recipes and it is sooooooooooooo easy because there is NO BAKING! These are the QUICK. EASY. HEALTHY ENERGY BITES!

Put on a good feelin’good playlist and take out these ingredients:


  • 1 cup of old fashioned raw oats
  • ½ cup creamy peanut butter (I like the natural one)
  • ½ cup of golden flaxseed meal, ground
  • ⅔ cup unsweetened toasted coconut (I like to mix shredded and flaked)
  • ⅓ cup honey
  • ½ cup of chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds (optional, but it adds protein, omega3 and fiber)



  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl
  • Put the bowl into the refrigerator for about 15-30 minutes to chill the mixture
  • Remove from fridge and shape into 1 ½ inch balls


Tada! You’ll have about 20 little healthy bites. Keep them in the fridge in a airtight container up to a week. But I guess you won’t need a week to eat them all! Drink water and skip the nasty processed food by enjoying those power bites and you’ll have more energy to pass through the afternoon!

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Don’t hesitate to substitute ingredients. Here are a few possible substitutions:

  • Peanut butter: sunflower or pumpkin butter
  • Chocolate chips: crushed nuts or dried fruits
  • Honey: agave sirup


Feel free to share with us your FAV recipe!
#vegetarian #glutenfree #easyrecipe


** To gently toast the coconut: Put the coconut in a cooking pan at medium heat for a a few minutes till the color is slightly changing to golden brown.


Kate ♥


Behind the Scenes

Sneak Peak : SPRING 2016

Spring is in the air already at the Buffalo Jeans head office this week! We just skipped right over winter ;)

FASHIONANIMALE got an exclusive pass behind the scenes to the Spring 2016 collection photoshoot. Working alongside an amazing team, preparations were done by our fashion experts to bring you the most stylish trends yet!

With so many new colours, patterns and of course DENIM, this spring will be the best one yet! Check it out for yourself….

behind the scenes spring 2016

See you in the spring fashion lovers!


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Women's Fashion

Dress for M.T.W.T.F

Getting dressed in the morning can be tough… Finding the perfect outfit for each day of the week can be even tougher!

To make things easier, we prepared this day-by-day style post to inspire your weekly outfits. From casual to chic, we matched each day of the week to a specific style, a style that well represents it’s vibe.


MONDAY — Relax & Comfy

Mondays are always hard and probably the least loved day of the week. That’s why we chose a more relaxed, comfortable style for Monday. Starting your week in comfortable (but don’t forget stylish!) clothing can really start your week off right. Whether you’re off to work or school, this outfit is sure to make your day better.


Featured styles: Buffalo David Bitton

Shoes : Call it Spring,
Scarf : Dynamite,
Purse: Pelletteria Liliana & Alessandro


TUESDAY — Business Chic

Tuesday is the new Monday. It’s only really on Tuesday that we feel 100% productive and ready to start/conquer the week! Am I right or am I right? That’s why we chose a business chic style for Tuesday. Welcome the week’s challenges with open arms while looking good & feeling GREAT!


Featured styles: Buffalo David Bitton

Necklace: Buffalo David Bitton,
Watch: Michele,
Shoes: Call it Spring,


WEDNESDAY — Street Style

Wednesday means mid-week. We are half way done and half way there! We picked street style for Wednesday for this simple reason : show off your style while staying positive. Showing some style & originality on Wednesday can make the rest of the week more fun and enjoyable. Even portraying a different side of you, like a fun rebellious side, can infuse confidence!



Featured styles: Buffalo David Bitton

Shoes: Call it Spring,


THURSDAY — Throwback 5 à 7 (happy hour)

Named after the infamous saying “Throwback Thursday”, this day gets it’s style from the vintage wagon. On top of it, the look celebrates the day of 5 à 7 (or happy hour), the time to enjoy some good company with some good (cheap!) drinks. We are all over the high rise this season, especially these new “Inka” Buffalo jeans. Paired with an elegant blouse and a chunky necklace, you will definitely look the part.


Featured styles: Buffalo David Bitton

Shoes: Nine West,
Watch: Michele,



#TGIF. Just for the simple reason it’s FRIDAY. Denim on denim is a HUGE trend this season, a perfect look for those weekend parties! Switch between some slick pumps and sneakers for the ultimate outfit & grab a black blazer for those more “fancy/official” events. We especially love the patches and destructed denim of this look. With just 8 work hours to go before the official weekend, be ready for some fun with this TGIF look.


Featured styles: Buffalo David Bitton

Shoes : Call it Spring,
Scarf : Dynamite,


THANKS, to our smokin’ model M.F and our FASHIONANIMALE fashion experts.


Much love fashion lovers,


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A Man’s Daiquiri

I always thought a Daiquiri was a girlie drink until I met my man…

My history with daiquiris goes back to when I was 14 years old and travelling with my dad on business trips. We used to go to the hotel bar and I would order a virgin daiquiri and my dad a glass of white wine. I had never seen a dude drink a cute pink slushy alcoholic beverage before…

But here’s the twist, my man discovered with time that somehow rhum makes him crash and fall asleep, he prefers tequila and mezcal over any other hard liquor. And me, being the health nut that I am, decided that these daiquiris were way too packed with artificial sweeteners, flavors and dyes. So I set out to create the ultimate natural tequila daiquiri!

This makes more than enough for 2 thirsty mates:
16 oz/454 g of fresh organic strawberries
1.5 inches/3 cm of fresh ginger
1 lemon juice
3 Tbsp of maple syrup
100% Agave Tequila (we like it hard, but you can start with 4 ounces)
2 cups of Ice

How to:
1. Throw everything in and blend
2. Serve
3. Drink
4. Repeat

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Artist François Lebaron

François Lebaron is in the entertaining business as a DJ/Music producer/Label owner and even an Event producer and Artistic director. He is based out of Montreal, Canada.


imgYou’ve been in the music industry for close to 20 years now, what has this journey looked like so far?

I’ve been in the biz since 94′, I must say the ride has not been easy but it’s been very fun. Today I feel complete artistically. I’ve accomplished many of my dreams but still have a lot that I want to accomplish. Passion drives me.


How would you describe one of your sets? What does a Lebaron party feel like?

Well, my main objective is to make you feel good and pumped. I developed my own vision of what a set should be. It’s always fun and crazy… full of emotions! Perfect for those willing to explore, discover and dance their asses off.


What projects are you currently working on?

I launched a new festival recently called Montreal AIM Festival. I work a lot on this new baby as our second edition is coming in 2016. Besides that, I run a little record label called Victims Music Company and I manage a Canadian songwriter called Dee.


What are some things besides music that inspire you – that shape your creativity, your style and help define you?

First of all …love, sunset, twisted poetry, human relations, palm trees (I love the feel of those trees), graphic design (Logos… I love logos!!), my girlfriend and my friends inspire me a lot, my parents (the way they think), nostalgia (I’m very nostalgic)


imgWhen you choose your clothes and get dressed – how do you want to feel? What’s the message behind your look?

I love to be classy and gentlemen so even if I wear clubby/urban stuff, I think fashion/style comes from your personality and vibe, so you can look very cool with simple things. I always keep a dark rock side to my look though.


What can we expect from you in the near future?

A lot of music … stay tuned for a project called HOOPALAï!



Where to Find Lebaron:

  • Beatport
  • Soundcloud
  • Facebook
  • Twitter

To listen to HOOPELAI’s first release click here