Whole bunch of new photos from the (totally awesome) Puma Social event surfaced the other day. What fond (foggy) memories I have of that night. Pretty excited to tell you about a new brand partnership later today. Stay tuned for that one. You gonna likey 🙂

To relive the experience or see pix visit BongoPix here.

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Last week Toronto was host to the first PUMA Social Club in Canada at the Burroughes Building on Queen Street. It was THE place to be. So many cool peeps and hot babes. Check out this rad vid produced by 1188 Films for Puma with a blonde you will recognize.

I love this campaign, I feel it really goes along with my lifestyle. I celebrate more victories at the bar than I do at the gym. See a couple more familiar faces in the vid? A bunch you have seen here over the years if you look real close.

Thing is, PUMA pioneers ‘Sportlifestyle’ and has built a their brand on FUN.  I thnk I’m kinda like that too. Hey look, my sis riding a giant moose w/ R’Bull.

The whole top floor of the Burroughs was full of people playing games like checkers, operation, ping pong, table hockey, air hockey. Lotsa late night revelry, live bands and DJs. Hellooooo again friend.

This track is for ma boy Nate Dogg who passed away last night at 41 to a stroke. REGULATE!

After-hour athletes are babes. I had a couple pose with me for fun.

For more info about the campaign in Canada or the world see the press release here.

This is Sean the producer telling me I am AWESOME. Thanks for the gig. Love you.

And remember, some marathons end At 6am.

One more thing, could you please take one second to vote for Shawn Hawaii in the BMW contest? No email, no signup just vote. It will mean the world to him.  I’d do it for you! VOTE here NOW.

P.S

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While surfing in South Africa last night I came across We-Are-Awesome & Don’t Party followed by Liver Beats. Total radness, these cool kids got it going down. I like their taste in music, style and this video is great. I really want to go to South Africa.

This one dude in the vid looks SO familiar. From NZ or Australia travels familiar, long time ago. Could be wrong.

The We-Are-Awesome peeps are friends with Puma too. Remember when Puma Social rocked the Burroughs building in March. So fun. I forgot about the giant cop in the Smoke’s Poutine/Puma vid haha. We trained hard that night 😉

Puma Social released a new video:

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Check out this total radness Puma thought up. So smart. The bag is made from cornstarch and is 100% biodegradable so it will completely decompose within a three month period. This will save 192 tons of plastic and 293 tons of paper every year AND means their bags won’t be in a landfill for 100 years like all the others. Not that’s innovation! This could be a game changer.

Puma is a totally smart & cool brand. Remember earlier this year when I was the Puma Social-ite? We prepped for the party with this Poutine Promo video. Winter jackets ewww.

Don’t know what a Puma Social After Hours Athlete is? This will explain it all for you.

Here’s the Toronto party. It was legendary. Had so many people thank us for putting this together. The Puma After Hours Athlete campaign runs all year.

Let’s hope we can put together a summer jam cause that party was out of this WORLD!

When last call calls, don’t answer. Have an awesome day.

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 “Me and @CasieStewart @growconf #growconf See We ready to #plank like #shawshank cuz #wefancyhuh” via Stephen

“Fab 4 @growconf #growconf See from left to right: Naomi @naomielise – Lina – Casie @casiestewart – Justine” via Stephen again

 

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After a lovely afternoon shopping the cruising Queen Street yesterday, Jenie & I went to #nerdlearn hosted by The Working Group at The Burroughes building. You know how much I love nerds and events with hashtag titles.

The panel was talking mostly about Rails, we only caught the end.

I love this space. Old, bright & beautiful. Hosted Puma Social on the 6th floor few months back.

Packed house. Such a nice office. Great job on the renos team!

Team TWG/babes Andrés & Jon Lim.

Props to TWG’s Dessy who made these awesome shirts.

So cute.

This was the first nerdlearn event, more to come. I think it’s a great idea & amazing space. Nice job TWG!

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Models look prettier when they smile.

Burroughes is good for parties, not as good for fashion shows.

He did this pose for me and smiled right after. Eye contact.

Glitter, Julio.

I looked like a Nana. Vest knitted by a nana.

Yannnnnnnnnnnno you giant, you totall missed Puma Social. Duh!

Hi Tristan, nice hustle.

Daniel and I worked together at Gap in Kitchener when I was 16. First job ever and to this day one of the very best. I made connections there that will last a LIFETIME.

Work it gurllllllllll.

Hey Hawley.

The end.

How much of a difference does my new camera make? Like a zillion. Thanks Olympus!

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Yesterday I was going for coffee I found this in the elevator. It was just sitting there, a tag from an article of clothing made in Japan. Red, skulls, mastermind.

To me, it was a sign that I need to do something. A bunch of us are planning #JapanQuakeTO, a fundraiser to be held March 31st. All proceeds donated to Red Cross in support of those affected by the latest destruction in Japan. If you would like to get involved with donations or anything, please let me/us know.

Knife Toronto is donating proceeds this weekend to Red Cross. Located on Queen Street near Bathurst.

Found this infographic really interesting, click to see in large form. Where will the next quake strike? Here’s lookin’ at you California. Weather & natural disasters are so crazy, fascinating, destructive, powerful.

Also kinda interesting is that on Thursday night before I went out to Puma Social I Tweeted this:

I have always wanted to go to Japan and the day after I tweeted that, destruction happened. My reasons for wanting to go have completely changed now. If I go it will be for relief efforts, not to ‘be big in Japan’. Amazing how a few hours can change so much.

Last night I went to see Morgan play at Supermarket in Kensington for Canadian Music Week/Fest.

He was good. I like his song ‘Let It Go’. Keep up the great work Morgan. Hope you have a really great day. I’m working in fundraising for JapanQuakeTO & a couple other things.


 

P.S. Love design for JapanQuakeTO is complete and the site will be live soon with a link to get tickets etc. I am so proud to live in a city of so many great people that we can pull together like this in a time of need. YES WE CAN!

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I was sitting on the couch last night and I caved, I purchased the official replica of this ring. Fan girl, crazy, call me what you want. I love her and the Royal Wedding is one thing I really love. I will 100% be up watching despite the time difference.

One of the best things about having a blog is keeping memories. I found this one post title “you wouldn’t believe me if i told you” from 2009. I had been asked to go to this fashion show for Puma and in my post after it I wrote:

I’d love to do something else for Puma downtown or online please! I’m thinking something that involves me and clothes/shoes/accessories. Thank you, love Casie.

Pretty neat I’m doing something with them now. Found this old post from May 2009 when I worked in Liberty Village. The title is a quote I was happy to find “the trouble with jogging is the ice falls out of your glass”. I like this video. Our Puma Social video from last night will be done this week. Stay tuned, you’ll see it here.

Where am I, do you know?

Oh, did you hear? DB & Posh Spice are having a baby girl. Breaking news via twitter. That kid is gonna be the most awesome, well, potentially. Let’s hope she get’s the right mix of both their looks.

Speaking of looks…looks skinny & sexy to me.

The SXSW launch of iPad 2 today must have been really fun. This is the Mashable video. I’d like to do more reporting. I really enjoy that.

I’ve got a heart on for a new iPad2 and I think Andy knows already. After reading all about it, I’m not gonna rush out for it since I’ve got first gen already. I’ll be ready for up upgrade when iPad3 comes out. Maybe I’ll be an iphone user by then too.

In other more important news, THIS situation in Japan is crazy.  The explosion:

It seems unreal like in a movie, like something I saw in 2012. Scary. Scary that it is real, really happening right now.

I added a DONATE banner on tumblr.casiestewart.com where you can make donations directly to the Red Cross.

I’ve been following the CNN liveblog:

[3:08 a.m. ET, 5:08  p.m. Tokyo] An explosion has been reported near a nuclear plant in northeastern Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, Japanese public broadcaster NHK reported, citing the country’s nuclear and industrial safety agency.

[2:19 a.m. ET, 4:19  p.m. Tokyo]
A small amount of  radioactive Cesium has escaped into the air surrounding a nuclear plant in northeastern Japan’s Fukushima prefecture, Japan’s Nuclear and Industrial Agency said.

There’s a meeting Saturday afternoon 3pm at Darkhorse on Queen for a fundraising event. Come if you want to get involved. Makes you really appreciate each day, family, and the safety of Canada. I’m thinking of you too Mum. I know you are in the other side but please be safe. I missssssssssssssss you.

I need to get some spray chalk for summer.


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Feeling green? Green is my fav colour and for many years St Patrick’s Day was my fav party day of the year (besides Halloween). This year, St. Party’s Day is takin’ over TO with an all day, authentic St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Thursday March 17th!

I’ll be a god ol’ Irish party with Smoke’s Poutinerie too.  You know Puma Social and I love poutine 😉

Be prepared for heaps of green beer, live music and Celtic musician Ryan Higgins starting at noon inside the St. Lawrence Market (North building).

Wanna go? I’m giving away two tickets.

To Enter: Like this blog on Facebook HERE and leave a comment below. Winner will be chosen Monday. If you would like to purchase tickets to the event for $10, you can do that HERE.

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I wear this on my head all the time. Not for any religious reason or anything, makes me feel safe/good with head/ears covered. I googled ‘covered head sacred brain’ and the first link was something to do with Kabbalah. I just got a new red string. I remmeber this guy I knew, Andre and he always wore a hat, he was a spiritual healer and said he could feel energy going out his head when it was exposed. I dunno if that is true but I kinda like it.

This my sh*t: laptop, ipad, cute face, android, glasses. Thanks internet.I lugged my mini-mobile office to 1188 and the hair salon the other day. Not too heavy and I like having all my gadgets. Mac & PC, I go bothways now.

Does anyone know if I can return these babies to the Doc store on Queen where I got them? Some of the stitching is has come undone. I think the lifetime warranty is on the sole only.

Here goes hair cut, shop chop. That is Darren, check out his salon facebook.com/darrenkwikstudio. He has been doing my hir for about three years and he is VERY good. My hair is extreme high maintenace and tricky so he can surely do a good job on yours. Salon is on Queen Street across from Parkette & Oyster Boy near Bellwoods. Call him, tell him you are my friend 416 361-1016.

I love getting my head shaved. I feels so good. Captured it this time.

Tonight I’m on location for the Puma Social event. My call time is 8pm, I reckon peeps be arriving 9:30 and on. It’s gonna be realllllly fun. This was where the last video we shot started on Queen Street.

Tonight is going to be waaaaaaaay crazlier and full of people, drinks, games and fun. If you RSVP ‘d I will see you there! I won’t be drinking until later in the night once the video shooting has wrapped. I don’t mind at all,  I have waited to get jobs like this forever. Win for me.

PUMA Social Toronto Afterhours from 1188 on Vimeo.

Puma hit the streets to recruit the finest afterhours athletes for the launch of the Puma Social Club Toronto. Rewarding the best of the best with a very Canadian late night snack, Poutine!.

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I was watching a movie on BRAVO and a YMCA commercial came on that caught my ear. It was a child singing a song to the tune of Lua by bright Eyes. This struck my attention because I really like that song and was very surprised to hear it associated with a child and the YMCA. If you’ve never heard it, listen for the first time.

Lua” is a single by Bright Eyes released in October 2004. Originally appearing on the album, I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning, the song deals with two people as they struggle through depression, addiction, and an interminable night.[1] Conor Oberst appears alone on the track, on vocals and acoustic guitar.

First thing I did was google “lua bright eyes ymca commercial” and I found this tweet:

Verse 4 & 5:

You’re looking skinny like a model with your eyes all painted black
You just keep going to the bathroom always say you’ll be right back
Well it takes one to know one, kid, I think you’ve got it bad
But what’s so easy in the evening, by the morning is such a drag.

I’ve got a flask inside my pocket we can share it on the train
If you promise to stay conscious I will try and do the same
We might die from medication, but we sure killed all the pain
But what was normal in the evening, by the morning seems insane.

I mean, I like the song but for it to be associalted with the YMCA when the song is about drinking and late night ‘partying’ makes me go HMMMMMMMMMMMM. Amiright? Wonder if YMCA is aware of this? Perhaps is was done on purpose.

In other news, my boy Tony Pierce in LA blogged the Puma Social video and is surprised at “the amazing ability of canadian women in the winter and how they will dress as if its not zero degrees.” Way to go Canada.  Watch the vid here if you missed it. The event is on Thursday this week, yahoo! 😉

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