I love to travel and have been jet setting round the world since my first NZ/Hawaii trip when I was 2. When I was a kid mum was adamant about us collecting Aeroplan miles on those long trips and we’ve since redeemed a bunch towards other trips and non-flight rewards. I’m currently saving up money and racking up miles on my Aeroplan Visa to go visit my family in New Zealand.

However, with the latest contest from Aeroplan, you and I could be there in a heartbeat, WITH an entourage!  

Aeroplan has announced a new contest where they’re giving away 1 MILLION MILES A WEEK for 5 weeks. This is their biggest giveaway ever and honesty, a life changer for each person who wins.

Do you have any idea how many things you can do with miles like that?!

Take 20 girlfriends to Hawaii in for Economy Class

Take your 8 fav rellies to Paris,
ride bikes, and eat baguettes by the Eiffel Tower

 

Be the best bae ever and take your one true love
on a FIRST CLASS trip around the world.

Fly Premum Economy to Dubai w/ 7 friends

OR YOU take 40 trips in Economy from TO to LA
(or Toronto to Vancouver)

Me in Venice Beach driving a convertable this year!


How to Enter?!

Aeroplan wants to know where your Aeroplan miles have taken you and the amazing memories you’ve created. Show and tell a little bit about your adventure by posting photos, videos, and stories and tag them #withAeroplan on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.  Each post is a chance to win 1 of 5 prizes of 1 million miles.

For more information and rules/regs on the Aeroplan Memories Worth MIllions contest visit this page on aeroplan.com.  If you’re curious about how many miles you need to take your dream trip, there’s a chart right here.

And finally, if you win I can be packed and ready to take a trip with you anywhere anytime! 

 

 

 

This post is proudly in partnership w/ Aeroplan

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Thanks Converse.ca 😎✌🏼 New Shoes for Me! New Shoes for You!

In celebration of converse.ca (Welcome to 🇨🇦 !) they sent an awesome package. The box is an old computer with a lenticular screen, and it’s full of disks. A couple disks have codes for FREE SHOES and I’m sharing then w you. YAY! I gave a pair to Matt @ 1188 to test shipping. Ordered Friday shipped Monday, on his feet Tuesday in TO from Montreal.


Every summer I get a new pair of white Converse because after wearing them all summer with no socks, trust me, they’re worn out done.  I’d like a pair of white leather hightops but I also love the little white Dainty. Really feeling the Nike X Flyknit but they only come in mens sizes and my feet are too small. 😩

The new Converse II  soles are more comfortable. They’re a great summer staple, love them with dresses or jeans, shorts, and rompers. They’re my fav. I have a framed photo of my Andy Warhol converse in my room and another couple pairs tucked away in under bed storage for safe keeping; an Andy Warhol pair and classic Chuck Taylor high tops with my signature on the tongue. 


HOW TO WIN? LEAVE A COMMENT! 👇🏽

Scroll over to converse.ca, find your fav shoes, and say hi in the comments w/ a link to your fav pair.
I’ll pick two people and shoes will be delivered to you anywhere in Canada.
Extra points for good manners, jokes, or kind words. GOOD LUCK! 😊

 

💡It's kind of fun writing little disclaimers at the bottom of posts. Have you noticed? As I said, Converse sent me a cool present and I decided to share with you on my blog like I have done since 2009. This is what I love about blogging telling a story about something I love and my little ol' life and sharing with you. Thank you Micki and Converse team, also again this package is awesome.  
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Valentines Day Skating + Love ❤️ The #CityPlaceRink is OPEN!

We started our Valentines Day a little early this year! On Friday night Sean and I went to the CityPlace rink for winter festivities at Canoe Landing Park. Snow falling in the winter can be so magical and romantic. I love the crisp winter air!

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TRUE LOVE


CityPlace is a little nostalgic and romantic for us since it’s where Sean and I met.  ❤️ We lived in different condo towers on Brunel Court and Fort York Blvd. when we first started seeing each other 6 years ago.  Crazy how time flies!
The area has changed so much since we lived there. We were in the first buildings built close to Spadina and there are so many more buildings now with almost 20,000 residents.
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The snow made the night even more magical! Luckily its walking distance to everyone in the ‘hood!


This CityPlace Social was a chance for the developer (Concord Adex) to bring the community  together. Everyone who came to the social was hooked up with free hot chocolate, roses, and photo ops while skating under the moonlight.  There was a great performance by Canadian National Team figure skater Michelle Long too.

A rose for you my love!


The CityPlace Residents Association website details news and events in the area. They’ve got a ‘Learn to Skate’ event on Saturday February 20th, more info on that here. They’ve also got summer events like movies in the park and a farmers market.

The CityPlace Fort York BIA launched recently to help grow the community as more businesses make it their home, see what they’ve got going on via Facebook.

After the rink (and lots of photos) we had a lovely diner at Hunters Landing. Great place, good food, and we had a great server named Matt. They’ve got a special Skate & Date menu for Valentines but we just got a couple apps & pizza.

It was such a nice way to spend some quality time together doing something different in our old neighbourhood. Perfect Valentines Day!


Valentines Giveaway

I’m hosting a contest giveaway for a CityPlace prize pack which includes a $100 Gift Certificate for Hunters Landing. You can enter once per day. Contest open to GTA residents only. Winner will be picked on Friday!

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Giveaway & post sponsored by CityPlace!
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#InstaxHolidays | Printer + Camera Giveaway & Twitter Party Signup!

Two things I totally love things about blog life are travel and new tech. Nothing like a great adventure or new gadget to kick things up a notch!

This week I got the new Instax Sp-2 printer and this lil’ thing is so awesome. It’s a sleek printer that takes any photo from your phone or tablet and prints it on Instax film. It makes a great holiday gift for someone you love or yourself because you can print out your all your selfies for the fridge/fam. I already have so many of these prints around the house!

I’ve joined forces with a couple blog friends to do a sweet giveaway worth $350 that includes the Instax SP-2 Printer, an Instax camera, and a bunch of film. We’re also hosting a Twitter party with $3,500 in prizes.

Scroll down and enter both ASAP!

You know I’m a big fan of the Instax camera ever since I directed the commercial for it last year (this one). This new printer is next level, you seriously print ANY photo from your phone or tablet in t-10 seconds.

It’s super easy to use right out the box and you don’t need to be tech savvy to operate it. Pop in the film cartridge, line up the yellow stripes, charge it up with the USB cable, and you’re almost about ready to roll. Just download “instax SHARE” from the App Store or Google play and connect wifi to your phone or tablet.

The thing I like most about it is the design, you can store it on your book shelf or dresser as decor.

These photos are amazing keepsakes. I have so many in our home. It’s super easy to enter the giveaway, sign up  below!


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Twitter Party Prizing: $3500 Value!

  • One Grand Prize: SP-2/camera/film prize pack
  • SP-2 + X70 Camera + 1 Pack of Regular Film
  •  2 Prize Winners of – SP-2 + Xmas pack (2x$270)
  • SP-2 + Holiday Bundle (3 Packs of Film and 20 Border stickers)
  • 4 Prize Winners of – mini 70 + Xmas pack (4x$200)
  • Mini 70 + Holiday Bundle (3 Packs of Regular Film and 20 Border stickers)
  • 8 Prize Winners of – mini 8 + Xmas pack (8x$130)
  • Mini 8 + Holiday Bundle (3 Packs of Regular Film and 20 Border stickers)

Sign up for the Twitter Party by clicking this blue button ↓


casiestewart, happy holidays

 

Disclosure: I am participating in the FujiFilm campaign managed by SJ Consulting. I received compensation in exchange for my participation in this campaign. The opinions are my own, obvs. Love this little printer! 

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Send Money in Style with PayPal’s Holiday Cards Designed by Jonathan Adler

When it comes to holiday shopping, I do it from my couch with PayPal. If you follow my tweets you’ll know my love for online shopping borders on obsession! 

Scroll down to read about PayPal’s holiday digital greeting cards AND leave a comment with something on your wish list this year. I’m gonna surprise two people with some holiday spending money in their PayPal account. 🎅🏽

I have a few loved ones on my gift list who love shopping online as much as I do. This year, I’ve decided to surprise some of them with money in their PayPal account so they can go out and treat themselves to a shopping spree. Weeee!

I was jazzed to see PayPal launched designer digital gift cards with New York based designer Jonathan Adler when you send money as a gift. If you’re not familiar with Jonathan Adler, his company has designed luxury homes, hotels, and restaurants around the world. His website has basically everything I want my dream house to look like.

Jonathan Adler’s unique holiday card designs make sending money easy and fashionable — something you don’t normally find in gift cards/traditional holiday cards.

You can also add a message to make it even more personal. Here’s one of mine!

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“Money makes the world go round, which kind of makes it the perfect present. Sending money digitally as a gift never felt truly personal or stylish — until now,” 

“With PayPal, we have created something that with just a few clicks, lets you send money easily and chicly. It’s a gift people are as excited to receive as they are to spend.” The digital holiday gift cards — six in total — include festive greetings for Christmas and Hanukkah with fun text like: “Joy to the World”, “Merry to the Max” and “Glamorous Greetings” and an appreciative card which says: “You Rock”!

– Jonanthan Adler in PayPal’s release 

Here’s how PayPal Holiday Cards Work:


I’ll send a PayPal surprise to a couple of people who leave a comment w/ something on your holiday list. You can never go wrong with the gift of cash!

casiestewart, happy holidays

 

 

 

Post sponsored by PayPal Canada.

* These cards are available in 17 countries, including the U.S., Germany, Great Britain, Australia, Canada, Russia, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Austria.

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Work Hard. Play Hard. Sleep Easy. Join The #DreamWaterHoliday Twitter Party Wednesday 8pm! $500+ IN prizes

Nothing like a good sleep, eh? Last month was really hectic with lots of travel and tbh, it made me so tired. Different time zones, hotels, sleep patterns, it really tuckers you out.

Wednesday at 8pm I’m hosting Twitter party w/ Dream Water Canada and I’d love you to join. We’ve got $500 in prizes including a $250 spa package. We could all use a little pampering this time of year!  

Tickets are free and I’m asking you register your Twitter handle so we can contact winners with no stress. 

I usually travel with melatonin to regulate my sleep/help me feel refreshed and this summer I tried out another herbal supplement called Gaba Gaba.

A couple weeks ago I was sent a few samples of Dream Water which contains both supplements and 5-HTP that helps them all work better together. The first time I tried it, I noticed I started to feel sleepy in about 10-15 and was out like a light in I’m guessing 20 (idk I fell asleep lol).

Dream Water is a tiny into a 2.5oz shot with the ingredients below and sweeter. I first saw it in the USA but you can find it here now at Shoppers, Walmart, and select retailers.

Remember my old room that faced the lake?!

If you have any experience with Dream Water or questions LEAVE A COMMENT! It feels so nice to say that after not having comments for over a year. It’s like the phone lines are open again!  

Tonight I’m going to see Ross Petty’s ‘Sleeping Beauty‘ then going home to drink some Dream Water. 😴💤

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I really love award show tweeting. I joined Twitter in 2008 and since then my experience watching almost everything on TV has been enhanced. Hello, The Bachelor? In 2009 I joined Much/MTV Canada as their resident social media wizard and tweeted award shows, Jersey Shore, MMVAs, MMVAs and everything in between.

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givin’ a kiss to an MTV Award at MTV Canada in 2010

This weekend I’m doing a Twitter Takeover of the Dippity-Do Gel account for the MVT VMAs. They have heaps of fun hair chalk I’ve been using since last year to make my hair violet, pink, blue, etc. It’s great bc washes out with shampoo. 👍🏼

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Summer eReading in the Sun + Kobo Giveaway

Since getting my Kobo reader I’ve read more in the last 2 months than I have in the past couple years. 🙈 I used to spend (a little too much) time scrolling my phone before bed, now I scroll a few pages of my book. Reading a book is much better relaxation before bed than reading random tweets or Facebook status updates, trust me on this one. I also really love how easy it is to read in the sun, together we’ve lazed on the dock, rode the sunny streetcar, and chilled in the park.

Last month I accepted the Kobo 7-Day e-reading challenge (read that post here), to replace my print book with a Kobo Glo HD for 7 days. Don’t get me wrong, I love paper books but fitting a pile in your carry-on or daily purse is just NOT practical. Kobo was created to please us fans of print books and tech lovers alike.

Aside from my loonnnng reading list I just learned they have MAGAZINES. 🙆🏼

I’m currently reading HER, a novel by Harriet Lane and have recently finished YOU by Carolyn Kepness and Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave. During the summer I like reading light hearted chick lit or mystery novels. It’s a great way to take my brain on an adventure and step away from work. A few other great things about Kobo

  1. reading a preview of a book before you buy
  2. using the app on any of your devices
  3. built in wifi
  4. super light (not heavy)

The kind folks at Kobo have given me a device for YOU.  The brand new Kobo Glo HD retails for $139.99, comes fully equipped with wifi, customizable fonts/text size/margins, and the battery lasts f-o-r-e-v-e-r. Ok, well not forever but waaaaay longer than your iPhone.  

The contest is open to anyone in Canada and runs today till Friday, June 10th. Enter below!

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On Wednesday night I’ve got a hot date with one of my BFFs to go to the TSO. It’s one of those great attractions we have downtown but I feel like people always forget about it when they’re looking for a night out. It makes a great date for someone you love (BFF, BF) or a really nice night out by yourself.

The TSO has partnered with the AGO for The Decades Project: an unparalleled concert-going experience that combines transformative orchestral performances with exciting surprises galore.

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Wanna go?

The TSO gave me a pair of tickets to share. The show is at 8pm. If you can get there you are eligible to win! Contest closes Wednesday AM and I’ll notify the winner at noon. 

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About the Show: Ravel Daphnis et ChloéWED, JUN 1 at 8:00pm

Under the inspiring baton of Basque conductor Juanjo Mena, this riveting program of masterpieces from the second decade of the 20th century brings you Ravel’s voluptuous mythological ballet score, Daphnis et Chloé, in its full, original version. Charismatic Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto performs the robust Violin Concerto by Danish composer Carl Nielsen, three of whose symphonies the TSO performed to great acclaim last season.

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A couple weeks ago I hosted a fun night with some of my bffs thanks to Montes Wine where paired Chilean cuisine a few of Montes finest . To celebrate National Wine Day (yes, thats a real thing!) I’ve partnered with them to do a wine giveaway.

Montes Wine is from Chile and can be found at the LCBO. My fav from the tasting are Montes Twins Sauvignon Blanc 2015Montes Alpha Malbec 2o12, and the Montes Alpha Cab Sav 2013. I don’t usually drink white wine much but their Sauv Blanc was delicious.

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U P D A T E: I  W O N !

Thank you for voting for me and supporting me all these years. You, the internet have been here the last 10 years like no one single human could ever be. For that, I am forever grateful and give gratitude.

It’s crazy awesome to win an award for something that didn’t even EXIST a decade ago. Thank you. Don’t ever doubt yourself, you CAN make magic happen, you have to believe in yourself.

xo CASIE


Something exciting happened yesterday! I’m a finalist in the Academy Social Awards celebrating social media innovators in Canada. The awards are hosted by The Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, the Canadian version of The Academy in LA that does the Oscars. Oh hello! This wasn’t even on my radar, especially after being sick and going non-stop with travel and work. This award is celebrates pioneers in the industry, this year marks 11 years of my blog.

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Winner’s of the 2016 #AcademySOCIAL will be announced live at the event on March 10th 2016. #AcademySocial​ will shine a light on the incredible talent and achievements made by social and digital media innovators. More in the video below. 

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Don’t forget to VOTE. You can vote daily but that’s only if you want to remember.  Thank you for following along all these years, I’m planning some great stuff for 2016!

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Hola and Happy Tuesday! Last week I viewed all the entries for the travelcuts documentary film festival and piked my favs. There were a handful of awesome entries. I’m dying to jump in a plane and go on an adventure after watching.

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It’s easy to vote, just share the hashtag that goes with your fav entry. I’ve listed each hashtag with the videos below. If you visit travelcuts.com/filmfest you can see the 3 finalist videos and easily vote there too.  Voting goes until Nov. 17th and the winner will be announced the following week at the screening. Exciting!

😀☀️✈️💛💯💕💛😍✌️🎨👑❤️🎈🎥

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Contest | Doritos Crash The Super Bowl + $1 Million

I spent a good chunk of time watching entries for the Doritos Crash the SuperBowl and this is one of my favs. The Doritos contest is back and I would love to see one of my friends submit a commercial and Crash Super Bowl 50. SUBMISSIONS END IN 16 DAYS.

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My fav part of the SuperBowl has always been the advertising and my friends at Doritos Canada asked me to share some info about the LAST Crash’ the SuperBowl Contest. Last year, Canadian Graham Talbot (and his twin bro) created a Doritos commercial, “When Pigs Fly,” that aired during Super Bowl XLIX. He also took home a $50,000 USD prize and was the first winner outside the US. YASSS CANADA.

Over the past nine years PepsiCo’s Doritos brand has given away more than $7M USD in prize money and helped launch careers by hooking winners up with once in a lifetime job opportunities. This year marks the 10th and final year of the Doritos Crash The Super Bowl contest.

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The winner not only gets to attend to the Super Bowl (50th annual and in San Fran, love that city!) to see their commercial air, but $1MM USD and the opportunity to work with Zack Snyder who recently directed Batman VS Superman.

1 MILLION DOLLARS. 😎

Winning video from the 2015 Superbowl:

 

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How the competition works:

At the crashthesuperbowl.doritos.com/toolkit you’ll find a whole suite of assets to help make your creative dream come true, sound effects, music, product shots, end cards, logos, etc.

  1. Make a video – 30 second brand commercial for Doritos
  2. Submit – by November 15th, 2015
  3. Vote – starting January 5th, 2016
  4. Win – announced February 7th, 2016
This year, three finalists will attend the SuperBowl and watch the game in a suite and find out with the world who is the winner.  The grand prize winner will take home $1MM USD and the opp to work w/ Zack Snyder & Warner Bros. The two runner-ups will each be awarded a $100,000 USD prize. If a Canadian did well last year I have confidence that we can do it again. Canada is home to some of best talent out there.
If you have any desire to collaborate or have me as an extra in your video I will support you!  Visit crashthesuperbowl.doritos.com to see all the current entries and more info.
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Remember that Pringles fiesta party I had the other day? Pringles sent over a case of their new tortilla crisps for me to snack on. Since I can’t shouldn’t eat them all myself, I shared with the office. They’re long gone now but I’ve got something for YOU this round.  Scroll down for details!

Pringles has put together a prize pack perfect for chip lovers everywhere. I want YOU to experience the playful fun only Pringles can deliver, now in their delicious tortilla crisps. Imagine, you could be the office hero too!

The new chips come in three flavours – Nacho Cheese, Zesty Ranch, and Original. The nacho cheese ones are my favourite. Check out their Facebook page to see some of the fun vides they’ve made with the luchador crew.

Tweet to Win!

It’s pretty easy to enter and you can do so once a day. Winners must follow both me @casiestewart and @PringlesCA. Contest closes on October 27th. Open to Canada but sorry no Quebec. 😉

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