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1,776 Steps! Did The CN Tower Climb for WWF Canada

1,776 Steps! Did The CN Tower Climb for WWF Canada

I’ve ALWAYS wanted to do the CN Tower climb and this month the opportunity came to climb with CLIF Bar for WWF Canada. I asked April to join me and we conquered it in 23 minutes! That’s 144 official flights plus the few it takes to get to the first numbered stairs and then a couple extra flights to the glass floor lookout.

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Weekend Roadtrippin’ w/ Enterprise CarShare

Weekend Roadtrippin’ w/ Enterprise CarShare

Last weekend I had my first Enterprise CarShare experience. I applied for a membership a couple weeks before, then downloaded the app for iPhone, logged in using my Member ID, and started browsing cars and dates. I picked a car that was cute and fun to drive! In my experience it’s nice to have a small car for city driving that’s convenient to park and good on gas.

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Mini Countryman booked w/ Enterprise Carshare App

Once my car was booked in the app I was ready to roll. I scheduled pickup for Friday at noon and arrived at the pickup location shortly after. Tapped my card on the windshield sensor and it was unlocked. Spent the afternoon running errands Queen West then popped over to visit my sister in the Beaches. It took a few tries to get used to locking and unlocking the car but it was a breeze overall (instead of using the power locks you tap your member card to the windshield sensor).

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I love a cute little car!

Since I had the car booked till Monday, we decided to do an overnight trip to Muskoka to watch the Tragically Hip by the lake at a friends cottage. Hourly rentals starts at $8.25 and daily rates at $65, including gas (you’ll find a prepaid gas card in the car). If you’re looking for unlimited KMs you can check out plans here.

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Packed the trunk for an overnight trip to Muskoka!

When we got home on Sunday I was exhausted and decided to return the car early. I opened the app, changed my return time, took the car back, and walked home. Loved how convenient it was to manage my booking in the app. Didn’t have to fuss with a phone call, website, or talking to humans.Â đŸ˜ŽđŸ‘đŸŒ

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It’s a good alternative to not owning a car which we all know is expensive and don’t event get me started on parking. I can see myself using Enterprise Carshare next time I need a last minute vehicle or have to make trip somewhere not downtown (Evening trip to Ikea anyone?).

If you’re looking for a convenient way to book a car 24 hours a day,  give it a go. Enterprise CarShare gave me a signup deal for Canadian followers, check it out here. Details below!

Deal for You: Sign up for $10 (normally $29) and they’ll waive your first-year annual Simple Plan Fee (normally $45) + give you a $10 Driving Credit!*

Post sponsored by Enterprise CarShare but the adventure is all my own. Tbh I’m really glad they reached out to me because this is something I can really use. I booked another car to go have Saturday morning breakfast with my parents in Cambridge.

Here’s to adventure my friends! 







Twitter Weekly Updates for 2012-07-15

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Pushin’ Forward!

Chart is here. Listen here:

Us last time I was in NZ ♄

Keep up the hustle. Can’t stop, won’t stop!

Speaking | Panels, Parties & People #SMW

Social Media Week kicks off around the world today. Here’s my picks on what you wanna check out including parties and panels. I’m speaking on two that fall on Thursday & Friday. There’s a TON of things going on so check the schedule & see what peaks your interest. Image is from Say Media’s blog, LEGGOOOO, VROOOOOOOOOM!

Monday: 7pm: SMW Tweetgasm & Official Launch Party (Both at Gladstone Hotel)



Thursday: there’s LOTS of great stuff!


Information about my panels: 

Thursday, 1-2:30: Social Media Friends, Anxiety & You: Hosted by Maria Lianos-Carbone, publisher & editor of amotherworld.com, this panel will be talking about the anxiety that can come along with being so open in social media and sharing more of your life than ever. I’m looking forward to this cause I deal with anxiety ALL THE TIME. Other panelists include StĂ©phanie Montreuil Principal, The Lotus Pad Consulting, and Chris Eh Young. Location is The Office Pub, 117 John Street, 2nd Floor at Adelaide. There will be networking after so come say HI.

Friday 6-8pm: Building Valuable Social Features into your Web and Mobile Applications: Moderated by Andrew Peek  from Jet Cooper, this panel of strategists, designers and developers talks about building true value through social features inside web and mobile apps. Other speakers are Dessy Daskalov, Jeremy Bower, Erin Bury, Satish Kanwar.
If you see me at something please don’t be shy to say hello. I love meeting new people and especially ones who ready my blog or follow me on Twitter.

Enjoy the sunshine today. Gdo something that inspires you!

P.S. We’re having a GenYTO party Tuesday next week at Lou Dawgs on Tuesday. Get a ticket here!

Jungle Sounds All Around


I’ve never gone on vacation alone to some place warm & relaxing. I’m filled with childlike excitement knowing all the things I can do here. I’ve decided to stay in Montezuma village one night this week and check out the Costa Rica Film Festival. Surfing & yoga today and a one day sailing trip to an island before Friday.


I’m reminded a few things being here… I really love iPhone, life, sunshine, wifi, meeting new people and traveling. Had Skype video calls with Mum at home, Bob from Boston and KMS in Auckland to show them around Anamaya Resort from my iPhone. It’s like THE FUTURE is already here.

My room is lovely. Currently downloading Crazy, Stupid, Love so I can fall asleep with my boyfriends Ryan Gossling and (Andy) iPad.


Outside I hear all kinds of jungle sounds like monkeys and birds that remind me of a sleep app I have on iPad but realer.  There’s a few voices speaking Spanish in the distance but it’s quiet compared to home.

I sat in this hammock for a while today staring out into the ocean. It was magical.



 This resort is very well designed. Kudos to the owners & thank you for having me. One can only DREAM what it’s like to call this place your home. Even at night the infinity pool looks lovely. All that darkness is ocean meets sky.


Everyone has dinner together which is really nice. I had salmon, beets and vegetables but they cater to everyones food allergies like gluten free and all those other ones (I’m clueless about!).


Chilled in this area for a little while today too. There’s lots of space for everyone to hang out. I wonder if that TV has cable so I can watch the Y and R? Omg I just remembered I will be one week behind if I don’t? I think it’s n Netflix now though. Anyone, Bueller?




Have a yoga class on this patio at 8am.


I wonder how much more chilled out I’m gonna be after this trip. I reckon HEAPS!

Early to bed & early to rise for this little kitten! Meow. <3 CASIE

* all photos from iPhone!

a slice of paradise in your own backyard

Had a lovely afternoon in the sun today. Picked up a new paid of Doc’s at the Dr. Martens Store (I’m the Mayor!). I gad a gift certificate from the team to get a any pair I saw at the Fall preview back in July. I got black polished laredo Serena’s, last size 6 they had. Lucky me!  Stopped by Quicksilver and got a pair of board shorts & a matching top for my surf trip to Costa Rica next week. So excited to surf. Visited the lovely  ladies at Get Outside  for a new pair of plain black Havaianas (trashed my old ones at the end of summer). Got may nails done on my way home. I love the hand massage you get. I wonder if I could just go in for hand massage? Is that weird? I’d say it was because I spend all day on the computer. Read my book in the balcony sun for a bit and am about to clean my room. Lauren is coming by before the My City Lives “That Night in Toronto” party and I’d like if my room didn’t look like hoarders.

Hope you’re having an awesome day. Get some sun on your face!

This is where we’re going tonight! Cheers to the Biz Media for making & My City Loves for sharing 🙂

inspiration is everywhere, open your eyes

Stayed up late making changes to blog. I’m not done yet, it takes forever. A blog is a continuous work in progress, always evolving. I’m ready for it to get a makeover. Not too much change, more in function than design. Talk nerdy to me baby.

It’s funny, people often think I spend ALL my time out & about on the town attending media events and having fun. Let me be honest with you, I spend heaps of time at home on my computer, alone. Part of me is very introverted and I place huge value on my time alone. In order to have heaps of energy to share, you gotta charge your batteries.

Hung out with KMS in NZ on Skype for a bit. I love Skype, good way to charge up seeing old friends. I was shocked at his huge beard! Massive! Not alowed to shave cause he has a modelling gig on Monday. He just did an international ad for Samsung & his new tracks are about to drop in Australia soon. Keep up the good work, love you.

Skype convo gifs are so cute omg.

Last year, no beard, less fro. We hung out while I was in Auckland for NZ Fashion Week.  Chillin’ on Ponsonby Road post Stolen Girlfriends Club show.  I had awesome two tone pink/black nails that day.  The whole trip was so fun. I miss NZ.

Saw this on Google+ via Alana Joy. Are you on G+? Add me here. I have invites if you want.

Pretty much the story of my life, except the pad of paper is a computer. Got asked today “Where do you find inspiration for blogging?”. I find inspiration everywhere. I could sit at my computer (and have) for hours (ages) and tell stories, write about pop culture, review tech sites and products. Sometimes I just grab my camera, put on something cute and hit the streets with no plan. You never know what you might see or who you will meet. This is also why it is important to dress cute. 😉

Top pic was taken by Suzy Lamont & beside me is none other than the lovely Keri. Today we’re going to the Honda Indy. My friends at Honda Canada graciously gave me Gold passes for the weekend. I love racing. Wonder what I’m gonna wear?

Bon weekend!


This is me like errry single day. “Hey guys, I’m on the internet. So are you!”

Great: Bob Marley on how to love a woman (via tumblr)

“You may not be her first, her last, or her only. She loved before she may love again. But if she loves you now, what else matters? She’s not perfect – you aren’t either, and the two of you may never be perfect together but if she can make you laugh, cause you to think twice, and admit to being human and making mistakes, hold onto her and give her the most you can. She may not be thinking about you every second of the day, but she will give you a part of her that she knows you can break – her heart. So don’t hurt her, don’t change her, don’t analyze and don’t expect more than she can give. Smile when she makes you happy, let her know when she makes you mad, and miss her when she’s not there.”

– Bob Marley

Music Monday: Tracks from my fav girl DJs KISSETTE. Download & dance baby. ♄

THIS: I’m a freak’n FREAKERS fan.

this one time, in new zealand…

I was there for NZ Music Week in the start of May. I was about 18.  I heard this song Sophie by Goodshirt and totally fell in love. I feel in love with lots of things that trip. My sister and I were in the homeland all alone and we made heaps of new friends, one of which I visited last year. (HI KMS!) Love how a song can bring back such fond memories.