When was the¬†last time you had your eyes checked? For me it was longer than I could remember¬†so when Air Optix Colors invited me to visit an eye doctor for an exam and look into color contacts I was all in. Depending on your age and risk factors, adults should see an eye doctor every 1-3 years. Over the holidays I saw Dr. Acs at Toronto¬†Eye Care. Turns out I’ve still got healthy eyes and don’t need a prescription.¬†I was super impressed with the technology they used to creep inside my eye, look at my retina, and take images. It’s…

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Last night¬†I got an email from my friends at¬†Clearly Contacts about¬†World Sight Day tomorrow.¬†I’ve worked with Clearly Contacts to share new products and contests for a while (see posts here) and¬†I’m happy to share their latest charity initiative. In exchange for this post,¬†Clearly Contacts is¬†donating¬†a pair of prescription glasses¬†to someone via Change the View on my behalf. The global ¬†#WHOBLINKEDFIRST¬†campaign that kicks off tomorrow. Over the last few years documenting my life, I’ve really taken time to smell the flowers, literally and figuratively. I take heaps of photos each day and really value my eyesight and ability to see beauty…

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My friends at Clearly Contacts recently contacted me to LMK about their new Evergreen Collection where made from 95 per cent recycled steel and plastic frames. The new line takes a page from TOMS in that¬†when you¬†buy a frame, they plant a tree. Over¬†30,000 planted trees can be attributed to the company‚Äôs philanthropic effort. That’s heaps! For every Evergreen frame sold, a seed is sent to a tree nursery in a developing country, where Agroforestry workshops provide local farmers with the necessary education to help cultivate their own land. The frames are¬†eco-friendly and vintage inspired with lots of bright colours.…

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This makes me really glad we didn’t do one of these at the office. I wanted to last week but the trend was a short lived one. It’s crazy how fast memes move these days.

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I watched with most of the world. I totally LOVE live events and following the reactions on Twitter. So funny. Can you believe there was a blackout? Some of my fav tweets after the GIfs. [View the story “Beyonce & The Superbowl Blackout” on Storify] Beyonce & The Superbowl Blackout TWITTER REACTS Storified by CASIE STEWART· Sun, Feb 03 2013 18:27:37 If Beyonce lip-syncs the Super Bowl, then sorry America, lip-syncing will be the new singing.Team Coco What time is the #SuperBowl on? #thankssiri http://pic.twitter.com/WU36LNiaCASIE STEWART #beyoncebowlCASIE STEWART Beyonce is probably back stage reading all our opinions via twitter right…

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Check out the writeup on BlogTO today about the NEW CTS, Timeless Apparel¬†by Robyn Urback. The new shop is pretty and full of heaps more gems than ever before. You’ll still find our fav vintage kids like Emma & Sammy hangout & playing good tunes. Made a Keek when I was in there last week but it’s a quick tour so you’ll have to go see for yourself! I’m gonna pop by there today! BTW, where did this WINTER come from??

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I’m determined to get to SXSW 2012. (Sounds like doomsday when you say 2012 after anything. Damn you Hollywood!) As I was saying, I am determined to be there. Speaking would be even cooler and that might happen. Lucia included me in her panel discussion ¬†called “Psychology of Narcissism & how it effects brands”. Something I can talk lots about (haha). Read the description below and if you like it, give us a thumbs up here. I love learning, talking about and being involved in influencer marketing and “peep culture”. I think this one is a winner. Description: Society spends…

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Last week I attended Notable TV‘s launch of the new Samsung TV. Until I tried it, I was thinking “urgh, what’s the big deal with a 3D tv man?” However, it’s like totally cool-awesome. I hogged the glasses so I could watch as long as I could. There were heaps of peeps there. Julian just posted the video today in which I’m quoted “good thing i wore my 3D contacts“. HAHA. God, I kill me sometimes. That’s all for now. Gonna get some sun & watch a couple fashion shows ūüėČ

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i can’t write today, something’s wrong. i can’t smile today, life is a sad song. my heart hurts… so does my foot in my shoe. today is a sad day, without you. I wrote this poem when I was 14 many moons ago. It was published in an anthology called Jeans, I was co-author. I love picking up our book and reading things I wrote back then. Amazes me how they’re relevant and somehow connected to this future version of me.¬† I never really thought about putting out a second edition but today I did.¬† There is nothing stopping me…

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I would like to take a minute to remind you ALL that tomorrow is Pay it Backward Day. I’ll be at the PIB headquarters as Chief Firecracker located at Second Cup, Queen & John (across from Much Music). However, if you can’t make it there, find one of the 170 locations across Ontario. Finally, if you can’t make it to Ontario, you can still take part by making a donation through the secure donation form on the Daily Challenge site. This time, our goal is to raise $10,000 for the Sick Kids Foundation in less than 12 hours.¬† Second Cup…

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This has been floating around Facebook since January. I figured since I’ve been tagged by a ton of friends it is about time I shared 25 random facts about me. The rules go as follows: Once you’ve been tagged, you are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. At the end, choose 25 people to be tagged. You have to tag the person who tagged you. Blah, blah, blah… Here we go: I was born in Canada to New Zealand parents and have dual citizenship (Canadian/New Zealand). I danced ballet, tap and…

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