I’ve attended both The Art of Leadership and The Art of Marketing and left each event inspired with new thoughts in my pocket. My friends at The Art of… have got it going on. There’s a bunch of great people who make these massive events happen.

Tuesday at MTCC is The Art of Sales, a unique one-day conference featuring five amazing international speakers. One of them is NYT best selling author Seth Goodin (125k+ on @Twitter). I’ve never met Seth but I know his blog and he also works with SAY Media.

I have 2 tickets for you to attend.

If you would like to go then watch this and tell me your favourite part in the comments. I will take both winners out for lunch on conference day. Approximate value of each prize = $450/ticket + lunch experience/pricele$$. BONUS!

Conference is at Metro Toronto Convention Centre and goes from 8:30am-4:30pm, Tuesday November 22. [How is it almost DECEMBER? ahh.]

If you are in sales you probably have a fav line and will like that I posted this. If you are in sales and you have NOT seem this then…

PUT THAT COFFEE DOWN. Coffee’s for closers only.

If you have never commented, it’s easy, don’t like, be shy. I’m not shy. Winning is fun. Watch the video leave’ a commento and win. Voila!

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Over the past year I’ve become close with the Mark’s brand but I’ve been familiar with it my entire life. I remember going to the store in my home town  with Mum as kid. I’m pretty sure it’s still there. It’s awesome to see how this Canadian retailer has transformed from what I knew as only work clothes to all kinds of things I now mix into my fashioney wardrobe.

Mark’s new e-commerce site launched on November 2. I’ve recently joined the online shopping craze and love it. There’s something about getting clothes in the mail that makes me oh so happy. This is exciting for them since their previous transactional e-commerce site was removed in April in order to create a better user experience, particularly in ensuring absolute accuracy in pricing, style numbers, etc. Mark’s has taken its previous site with an updated design and improved checkout experience. They also added a ratings and review section to get feedback.

“This site is a testament to the great products we sell and a direct reflection of the quality and innovation that Mark’s has come to represent,” said Kristine Arcand, Online Business Manager for Mark’s. “Customers will find an easy online shopping experience with products that are delivered right to your door, free of delivery and handling charges within 10 business days… how smart is that?”  Tres smart.

Last year for holiday I posted a bunch of my favourite things and one of them is the Denver Hayes super soft cardigan. I’ve lived in it for the last year. The Mark’s FW 2011 Lookbook features a few different version of my treasured favourite. Mum, you are probably gonna get one for Christmas, so, act surprised ok.


In  celebration of the launch of their new e-commerce site, Mark’s is offering free shipping until the end of the year. How great is that? You don’t have to leave the house OR pay shipping!

* My other Mark’s posts/contests can be seen here, here, and here.

 

 

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“Like power, you get Love by giving it”  Page 53

Been reading this book.  So many good quotes. It starts off with all these references to brands I’ve worked with and countless stories about New Zealand. I had to put it down a few pages in.  I was overwhelmed by coincidences. (They’re not coincidences.) I’ve been in Love with the Saatchi & Saatchi brand for a long time. They’re a Lovemark of mine. Thanks Shannon for the gift, I love it.

“Love marks of the new century will be the brands and businesses that create emotional connections with the communities and networks they live in.” Page 60

“Keep it simple: set high standards andthen exceed them. Meet, Beat, Repeat.” Page 62

Marcus Troy posted this today. If you don’t know him he is a smart guys & lifestyle blogger who really gets personal branding. Read about him on LegendsLeague. Page is from the book “Be Great”. I bought it after reading a few pages.

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Yesterday Sam & I had an awesome lunch at Bohemian Embassy. Cool spot. Right in my Queen West hood at 571 Queen.

Foursquare told me it was my first ever German joint. Sehr kühl freundes!

Lots of good food & micro brews.

Black salt & home made pretzels + mustard. We took them home after. So good, so frisch 🙂

I love want this light fixture.

Tried blood sausage for the first time. I love sausages but the blood part scared me. I had veal schnitzel, Es war so geschmackvoll!

The kitchen made us the best Crème brûlée topped with CANDIED BACON. YES CANDIED EFFING BACON> OMFG. I can haz for brekky?

Today FabFind has  a dealio offering $15 for $30 at Bohemian Embassy. Go check it out. Our awesome server Max said they are pretty busy on weekends. Good date spot. You seriously need to try that candied bacon. Get the deal HERE or click the image below.

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This is a screenshot of the new HTC campaign you might see on sports, entertainment & lifestyle sites across Canada.

Thing is, you might see it, you might not, I might not. If you do, could you pretty please screen cap and send to me or link in the comments. I will send you something very secial in the mail (snail) if you do.

Thank you & Happy Friday. More updates later today rushing out the door to TedXToronto right now. Catch the live stream bat live.tedxtoronto.com. 🙂

 

Thanks Jonny Bunning for this!

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Starting Monday I’m in a national advertising campaign with HTC! They’ve chosen to feature me in a new campaign that will  run for 14 weeks on lifestyle and entertainment sites across Canada.

I’ve been working with Say Media for a few months. Have you ever noticed the video ads in my sidebar? That’s them. I’m their leading lifestyle blogger in Canada. SAY is a rad company based out of San Francisco who works with the internet’s leading voices including Seth Goden and Brian Clark (@copyblogger).  Check ’em out below 🙂

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Biggest news of the day so far, Google buys Motorola for 12.5 billion! OMG.

This is exciting for Android users and especially me cause I’m friends with Motorola and been using their devices for almost two years. It’s a match made in heaven I reckon.  Google CEO Larry Page wrote about the acquisition on the Google blog here.

“Motorola’s total commitment to Android in mobile devices is one of many reasons that there is a natural fit between our two companies. Together, we will create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem for the benefit of consumers, partners and developers everywhere.”

Google, Android & Motorola are three of my most loved brands. Once I blogged about Google being my boyfriend, you know how I have affairs with technology. Remember this special guy too? In a statement, Google said ” “will enable Google to supercharge the Android ecosystem.

Hella yeah super charge. I wonder what devices & stuff they’ll have now? Hmm.

This is my most recent device,  Moto Android, the DEFY. It’s super sturdy and “life proof”, scratch resistant, water resistant and has a swipe keyboard which I’ve really grown to love. I blogged about it here. I used my HTC the other day and typing one letter at a time w/ no swipe was like using a typewriter.

Before DEFY I had Milestone which was also my fav. That phone is bigger and has a real keyboard. Expecting a new version of that to be out any minute now.

BTW did you know I am left handed?  Vintage denim jacket from clothing swap, handmade leather bag made in Brazil from Bellwoods garage sale, Kabbalah string, blue bracelet from Kayita, pearlies from when I was a kid.

Right arm. Heart onesie from H&M, feather tattoo, bracelet by Katiya, ruler bracelet from Jacqvon on Etsy.

Last night I read this interesting article “Stop coddling the Super-Rich” on NY Times by Warren Buffet. You might find it interesting. I was kinda shocked at what he said. Good on him.

P.S. Friday I wore a super cute outfit and this is lovely. xo

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This is Kreayshawn, she’s up for a Video Music Award (VMA) as Best New Artist this year. Chatted her from LA last week and did an interview for PinkMafia. Read it here. She’s pretty badass, said “swaggatude”. Did a photoshoot with Anna Von & Lauren O’Nizzle “Kreayshawn style” the same night, it’s hot. Photos up tomorrow.

Dream closet on tumblr. Love.

My dream is to have a sweet & lovely spot for all my clothes. I can feel Fall coming. So excited to bust out my new black leather jacker from Holts & amazing Triumph Dr. Martens boots. I’ve planned my lookbook already.

Something new on Twitter yesterday. Activity: like a newsfeed, so far I like.

 

Going to the Gaffas shop tonight.

Katiya and some other stylish brands have a Pop Up Shopsta. Have gift cards!!

My friends at Doll Bar on Queen Street have graciously offered all my peeps a 10% discount. Go there and get some feathers in your hair, bangs, or cute extensions. If you do send me a pic so I can post it!!

  Mega lolz. O’Nizz posted last week when talking The Hoxton.

Look at THIS fffffff hipster. “Knox Jolie-Pitt wearing his Ray Bans and pirate hat and hook hand with an air of nonchalance that hipsters haven’t even thought possible. ” via Bohemia. Hahamazing.

That’s all for now. I’m at Power of Women event today at MTCC. Gonna be doing a live blog here and talking to speakers. Pretty stoked.ELLEN IS THERE OMG. Follow my Tweets at @casiestewart & @POWlive. Imma be so inspired by the end of the day. Beautiful out today, a little chilly but go on & make the most of it.

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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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Busy day ahead today. Meeting after meeting after meeting then dinner meeting with some colleagues. About to have a call with my advertising company in Say Media. Have you even noticed the ads on my blog in the sidebar? They’re for cool stuff like Mercedes, Winners, Wind and the new Caramilk campaign. All fortune 500 companies and nothing cheezy. Saw one for COD Black Ops the other day. After 5+ years of running this blog I reckon you won’t mind seeing ads here. Click & see what they look like, I’m keen to know what you think.

Last night as I was going to bed I heard an earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale was widely felt across the lower North Island where most my family lives in New Zealand. Luckily, everyone is a-ok. Initial reports on GNS’ website show the quake was felt in Wellington, Nelson, New Plymouth and up to the Coromandel (LOVE COROMANDEL!). Aftershocks were not expected & it was too deep to affect Mt. Ruapehu.

Looks like I won’t be heading back to NZ for NZFW at this point. I hope that changes! [crosses fingers, makes a wish] I want to go back to NZ & see my family so bad.

Chat later my friends. Hope you have an awesome day!

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I’m currently shopping on Dealuxe.ca to pick out an outfit for my talk on Thursday during Mashable Socal Media Day. Sign up here to come for the fun, there’s 250+ people coming already. Gonna be fun to see everyone. This skirt is cute too eh. Mum loves it.

I’m also browsing EGOCLOSET to pick out something to review & while testing out their new online store. Thinking this uber cute Diamond Pocket Dress, Maxi Jumper or this Chifon tail dress. Loving those long flowy skirts & dresses. They were really popular in NZ last year & they are ALWAYS ahead in style down there.

I love getting stuff in the mail, everyone loves mail.  The other day Keri & I came home feeling kinda blahhhh and my friends at Bud Light sent me a 12 pack just because they knew it was going to be a nice weekend.

Thanks guys, it did make the weekend better and I appreciate it.

Sometimes I wonder why I’m even talking about this…. should I keep quiet?

Here’s the thing about blogging I don’t love:

C.C Chapman wrote about it six months ago. The Mommy bloggers have been talking about it way before I brought it up,  good article on MomBlogMagazine about it here.

PR email comes in about an ‘exciting’ new campaign that brand XX is launching. It is either a one day event or it spans several weeks but it is ‘perfect for my audience’. This is a what is called ‘Blogger Outreach’.

The company knows from idea conception that they want to connect with bloggers although they bugdet nothing for the bloggers who are going to do a bunch of work. They know exactly who they are going to target because we are all on the same list.

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Day started with Converse Fall preview.

I love me some Converse, been a fan my whole life. Thanks guys!

Raymi & I got sames.

Couple known fashion bloggers in there too. Hey Julio!

Raymi & I are a great team. Want to hire us to host/cover your awesome event? Email media@casiestewart.com

Converse also hooked us up with backpacks which is awesome because yesterday I said I needed a backpack. Amazing eh?! I love life. Thank you universe!

Blog girl gang hangs are the best. A blog girl friend will always take your photo, knows how to work the camera & likes to have fun. Follow the Blondetourage here.

I did not write this.

WTF? Awesome. I love all Barbies.

Ditched the box & cruised down College in the sunshine. Next stop, Pepsi Showcase for NXNE at Sneaky Dee’s.

Hi Mr. Bunning, nice to see you as always.

These onion rings saved me. Grease, ILU.

Cutest little outfit. Be prepared to see it heaps this summer. Sailor Casie FTW.

SO many fun nights here. Nice to be there during the day & sober.

I can totally see myself driving a mini.

The day ain’t over kids. Extra drink ticket for later. Moohaha.

Next stop, back to the Hyatt for some NXNEi. Let’s get interactive.  Exhausted face.

Some of my peeps in this video about empowering influence. Hi guys!

There she is, O’Nizzle fo shizzle.

Stoked to take these babies out for a stroll.

Tonight I’m seeing Kovak at the El Mocambo 10pm, yay NXNE. Tomorrow I’ll be at Interactive in the AM and have I an audition in the afternoon. Big week guys, big week!

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HI & welcome to my party! Did you miss it? Check the bottom of this post, imma send you a Pepsi prize pack in the mail.

Look at this hot pair. One on left is my (digital) brother Andrew Stewart.

BFF Keri.

Roomie Brown Barbie & her BFF.

Chantelle & Karrera my BFF’s from the ‘Bridge.  Kory is here from BC!!

THIS was totally amazing. Shawn Hawaii, YOU are THE MAN. Scotty too. THRILLER! Everyone was doing it.

This is the awesome team from Praxis PR & Pepsi Canada. Loved working with you guys!

Did you miss the party?

Leave a comment on this post & tweet w/ hashtag #pepsithrowback. I’ll pick two peeps to get a nice Pepsi package in the mail.


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