HI and Happy Friday! Today when I got to work I was greeted with a donut. I already had breakfast at home but I was like ‘IT’S FRIDAY SO WHATEVER! Gimme that donut!’ We’ve also got some great tunes poppin’ and one of my old favs by Scissor Sisters came on and you can BET I was singing along! Btw, hair is lookin’ fly no?
Jamo Wants to Send you to Dublin!
In other news, my friends at Jamieson Irish Whistey aka JAMO have a contest to send you for a St. Paddy’s Day drink with Jameson in DUBLIN. Visit their Facebook Page for deets and to enter!
I’ve never been to Dublin but I LOVE St. Patty’s Day, and beer, and yelling, and Irish people (my cute BF is Irish!). How funny is this? We went to support Lozzie at her Comedy Show the other night and her teacher had a crazy resemblance to Sean (on the left).
I usually do a contest with St. Party’s Day for the biggest St. Patricks Day event in Canada so stay tuned for that. March is JUST around the corner! Happy Friday 🙂
Is it Friday yet? Is it Spring yet? I’m super tired today and feel like I mightbe coming down with something. Urgh. This wool sweater is so warm and I’m wearing my scarf and hat all day. It appears to be snowing again too. Sheesh! Looking forward to the weekend, don’t have much planned. Oscars party Sunday at Tahnee’s place. Hope to spend time working on blog, watching movies w/ my love, and tidying up our spare room.
Love ya! <3 CASIE
Last Thursday The Drake Hotel celebrated it’s 10th birthday. I started the night on the roof sipping cocktails and catching up with some of the girls I used to work with at Community. BTW the lobster poutine and popcorn shrimp are both SO GOOD.
Before heading home I joined in the birthday celebration fun that filled the building. Here’s a sneak peek into the festivities! All photos by Becca Lemire for She Does the City. See the full set here.
Me & Tanvi
Fonzy rocked the stage w/ his new band
There was a huge cake piñata
Love his makeup tho
Can you believe I’ve been GOING to The Drake Hotel for almost ten years!? It’s always a place you can go for a good time to start your night or finish it off. I’ve certainly closed down the place a few times. It’s a spot I always run into a familiar face or make new friends.
Happy Birthday Drake Hotel, you’ll always have a special place in my heart.
This summer Sean and I went to California for a week and it was SO FUN. I love the sunshine, the shops, the lifestyle by the beach. We rented a convertible and drove the Pacific Coast highway, ate good food, worked on our tans, and spent a ton of time at Disneyland.
This cold weather does not seem to be letting up for all of us in Canada so instead of
being wah wah CRYING about it, I’ll relive our summer love in LaLa Land. We stayed at the Disneyland Resort, and thanks to Disneyland and their Canadian team for the invite. It was amazing to live like a kid and experience all the fun of the most magical place on earth.
Hopefully there pix brighten your day!
Room service prezzie from Mickey Mouse!
Surf’s up in Malibu
Oh what I would give to have my feet in the sand right now
Now this is love! His face vs my face lol ♥
Saw a concert at the Hollywood Bowl
Sunset in Laguna
Take me back back to Cali.
These are a couple selects from a recent shoot w/ Becca Lemire in Toronto. I needed some head shots for an upcoming project so we snapped a bunch and had some fun. I’m wearing Ted Baker London and silver pearls from Tiffany’s that Sean got me for christmas. I added a little tint so give them a punch today. I’m super happy with how they turned out! Thanks Becca!
Multiple Exposure + Colour
“A blog means I know where I was every minute. That’s why I blog. It’s a visual diary.”
― Casie Stewart
“A picture means I know where I was every minute. That’s why I take pictures. It’s a visual diary.”
― Andy Warhol
Sending love, light, and sunshine to you across the Internet with every keystroke.
Do you remember watching this? If you’ve known me for a while, you’ll remember my little Waldo inspired outfit.
Five years ago Jenie and I joined in a (silent) Subway Dance Party. Everyone with headphones, dancing to their own music joined the subway at various spots and danced the whole ride. It was so much fun.
This photo cracks me up.
I was up watching hockey at 7am with the rest of Canada. In my robe w/ a Canada flag, drinking a beer like a true CANADIAN! FYEAH OLYMPICS!
I was so stoked when my friends at Netflix Canada emailed to tell me about the House of Cards, Cards Against Humanity expansion pack AND they were sending me one. To make it even sweeter, they offered to give one to YOUUUUUUU. Enter below! Contest closes Monday, get all y’all entries in!
I’m in love with this show and Claire Underwood. I’ve not finished Season 2 yet, I want to but I don’t y’know?
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*Photo of Lauren and I by Becca Lemire
Last week I was invited to the Soho House as a guest of Grey Goose for an exclusive dinner for 10. It was an occasion called ‘Taste by Appointment’ where we learned all about taste, flavours, and of course, drank Grey Goose. I ran into my old friend Mr. Brainwash AGAIN too. (When I say old friend it’s because I met him there the week before!)
I’ve been a fan of GG for ages and last year at Community Agency got to work w/ Grey Goose where I learned all about their latest FLY BEYOND campaign. The food at Soho is excellent and totally chowed down on the steak pictured below. Thanks to Ryan Emberley from C Daily for the photos, see the whole set here.
Now who’s ready for a cocktail!?
Something interesting happened yesterday and it turned out to be something pretty awesome! It all involves The Internet, social networks, content, blogging, and a little bit of luck I reckon. It starts with this photo…
Remember my post about the ‘Other’ folder in Facebook? Well one of the 99+ messages in there was from a video agency in Venice Beach, California (one of my fav places in the WORLD!) and they messaged me a few months ago to use one of my photos in a video. I did not see the message because it was in the ‘Other’ folder, basically the spam department of Facebook. In the message, they offered to pay me for the use of my photo. I took a chance an emailed her back to see if 1) they used my photo and 2) if the offer still stands.
Turns out it did! Little did I know, the video was for HuffPost Live about the way the web has changed journalism and HuffPost’s use of Google+. Well la di da! I chatted with Tim McDonald from HuffPost Live a few months before I got the email about this video and I don’t think either one is connected. Crazay!
The photo used in the vid was a selfie I took at SXSW 2012 in Austin, Texas inside the WordPress booth at the convention centre. If you look closely, you’ll see WordPress in the background, the video doesn’t show the logo for obvious reasons. Oh man I miss that acid wash denim jacket, it’s long gone now.
Google+: The HuffPost Live Story
I’m in the first ten seconds, wait for it! Find me on Google+ here btw.
Here’s to the magic of the internet, content that stays online forever, and the power of connecting. You never know what’s gonna happen but if you put out good vibes with a great attitude, you just might get a nice surprise now and again.
Hope something awesome happens to you today!
You probably didn’t notice it. You probably never opened that can of worms. And now, now that you know it’s there you won’t be able to hold yourself back from opening that box and seeing what’s inside… Facebook’s ‘Other’ Folder!
Some of My Messages from the ‘Others’
One of the messages I WISH I had checked was for someone that wanted to use one of my images in a video as a stock photo. They even offered to pay me and it seemed totally legit. Not sure why she didn’t email me but ah well. Stay tuned for an update on that. No offence to any of these people, thanks for the messages and laughs in some cases. This is a small selection of the 99+ that were in my ‘Other’ folder.
Guys, I updated my tumblr. Omg. It’s been years. Started from the bottom now we here … at this new design. Do you have a tumblr too? Leave it in the comments so I CAN FOLLOW YOU
It just started raining and I didn’t bring an umbrella. I was meant to go to an event tonight but when I look outside and see the sky falling, all I wanna do it be on the couch with my computer (and BF lol). Some rain songs for you! Enjoy!