The hustle and bustle of family life is usually like a constant hum for many Alberta families. They run from school to hockey practice, packing up for road trips and out-of-town games, switching out bags for swimming lessons and throwing pocket snacks from the pantry into coats, before hopping into the car to get to gymnastics lessons on time.

That was life in a nut-shell, for Kristen and Trevor Ackerman and their family of 3 kids, before COVID-19 changed it all.

“We could not have ever predicted what this year would do in terms of locking down our social and extra-curricular lives,” says Kristen Ackerman.

The Ackerman’s two boys are serious about hockey. But with a head injury this year for their oldest son that pushed his hockey season…

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Born in Vernon, British Columbia, Krista Ference recounts her early encounters with fashion, with a definite sense of fondness and nostalgia in her voice. 

“Down the road there was Orchard Park Mall. We didn't really have a lot of access but I would go to Aldo or Le Chateau, other stores like that. I always really loved back to school shopping,” says Ference. 

From Snowboarder To Style Savant 

Now Owner and Founder of life/styled, Ference offers a professional styling, wardrobe curation, and white glove concierge service. She’s always had a love for style, even during her time as a national Snowboarder. Krista competed in four X-games but always enjoyed expressing herself through her wardrobe off the slopes. 

“I lived in mostly snowboard…

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