Events

Events, usually they have a hashtag.

TIFF | Premiere of ‘The Meddler’ & Festival Music House ¬†

Yesterday I went to the premiere of The Meddler starring Susan Sarandon, JK Simmons, and Rose Bryne. It was so good, laughed, cried. Great movie to take your mum to when it comes out in theatres in a few weeks. 

  

   
Later I the day I saw Brave Shores, Allie X, and Dear Rouge at Festival Music House. Allie X was amazing. I’m in love now. 

  
Finished the night off at a new spot called CANDYLAND for the world premiere party of GUILTY. I was really excited to check it out because 1) it’s not open to the public yet 2) they have circus style performers (apparently) and cirque-type acts. It was ok. Kinda disappointed tbh. Will give them another chance though! 

In other news, I’m pooped. After tonight’s event I’m ready to hibernate for winter. ūüėä

ūüíõ CASIE

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TIFF | Nikki Beach Instabrunch @ The Spoke Club

On Saturday Lauren, Roxy, and I joined bloggers, influencers, and cool peeps alike for Instabrunch at Nikki Beach inside the Spoke Club. It was fun. We really should brunch more. We laughed our heads off over mimosas before the fashion show.

On Saturday Lauren, Roxy, and I joined bloggers, influencers, and cool peeps alike for Instabrunch at Nikki Beach inside the Spoke Club.

I was so distracted by the girls I didn’t snap a photo of the actual brunch. Here’s one from another bruncher.¬†When we were done¬†I went home to sleep off Friday night’s Producer’s Ball that I attended with Sean & Brock at The Royal Ontario¬†Museum the night before.

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Today I’m off to the races at Woodbine with Dawn. This evening Sean and I are heading to Mongrel House on Queen for the Beeba Boys after party. Never a dull moment!

Follow my adventures on Twitter & Snapchat! Hope weekend is good. ūüôā

CASIE

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This is My Life | Hello, September

It’s September. Season’s change. Great time of year to make a fresh start. Clean the house.¬†Clean¬†your closet. Finally drop of¬†your dry cleaning. Get rid of clothes and paper. Organize your mind. Clear your thoughts.¬†¬† ¬†

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Last night I did a massive clean around the house and everything in it. It felt great waking up to a less cluttered space, less clothes, more room. Did a massive closet purge and nothing will stop me from dropping it off to a second hand today.

I went for a power bike this morning before it gets¬†too hot, y’know crank it up to the hardest gear and ride¬†like a StairMaster. I’m sitting at Cafe Neon neat my house near the window, starting the day with a blog and workout is my fav way to stay motivated. Early August I set out to accomplish a few goals, a new blog layout and generally laying low.¬†I spent most of the month in Muskoka at the cottage and gave my blog a total face lift. It had been years since this baby had a makeover and we all need to reinvent ourselves now and then.

jasmine dowling, work hard, stay humble do what you fucking love, jasmine dowling, work hard, stay humble

 

Sending you good vibes for a great month. Use it as motivation to check something off your list. I like to¬†play a lil’ rewards based game with myself so that I get things done and feel accomplished with the smallest tasks. Workout before coffee? Great start!

ūüíõ¬†CASIE‚ėÄÔłŹ

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Hometown w/ Ma Homies

This weekend I’m heading home to hang out with my parents, sister, and go to an old friends wedding. I’m pretty excited to see everyone. There will be heaps of people I’ve not seen in a LOOOONG time. I know we’ll have lots of laughs and¬†I can’t wait to cut up the dance floor like old times.

Me:

Seeing everyone and the whole wedding thing gives me a bit of anxiety. Knowing I’ll be there with my sister is comforting though! Sean is getting construction started on the cottage so I’m taking mum as my date. Next weekend we have another wedding! My blog babe BFF Carly is getting hitched!

If you ever get¬†that chest pain anxiety, I know how you feel! Found this the other day via Tanvi Swar and I’ve¬†watched it about 1,000 times since.

Make sure you’re following my SNAPCHAT – casiestewart. I’ll be amusing myself with Snaps all weekend and sharing my hometown!

Sending you sunshine through the internet.‚ėÄÔłŹ‚ėÄÔłŹ‚ėÄÔłŹ‚ėÄÔłŹ

ūüíõ¬†CASIE

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Vaughan Mills Fashion Truck РFind it, Win Things, Have an Ice Cream!

Last week I popped out to Vaughan Mills to do some shopping and mentioned an upcoming project. Well, the cat’s outta the bag, I’ve been chosen as a Toronto style-maker and picked an outfit go on¬†tour around Toronto this week from July 13th-19th.

Inside you’ll find a selection of outfits pulled together¬†by Toronto¬†influencers. You also have the opportunity to win 1 of 5 prizes picked by us valued at $250 or a Vaughan Mills gift card. Share your fav pick from inside the truck and make sure to share #treattheheat¬†+ tag @Vaughan_Mills (AND ME!) in your post.


My outfit:

  • Hat – hr2 Holt Renfrew
  • Dress – AX Armani Exchange
  • Necklace, glasses – H&M
  • Shoes – Le Chateau

The Vaughan Mills ‘Jam Van’ can be found at the following locations:

  • July 15th –¬†Yonge and Dundas, Liberty St. and Dufferin St
  • July 16th –¬†Queen St. W and Soho St., ¬†City Place
  • July 17th – Queen St. W and Soho St., Church St. and Carlton St
  • July 18th – Woodbine Park, Queen St. W and Soho
  • July 19th –¬†John St. and Front St. W, Trinity Bellwoods Park

This week is REALLT hot so if you see the truck, walk up and grab yourself an ice cream.

See you in the park!

<3 CASIE

 

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Heading to Our Nations Capital, Ottawa!

Friday morning Mum and I are heading to Ottawa and it’s her first time flying Porter Airlines. I’m so excited to be travelling with her!

Last time mum and I went on a trip together I was in middle school. We don’t often get to hang much, especially not in the summer is mum is usually at the boat and we spend heaps of time at the cottage.

We’ll be seeing Serena Ryder, with special guests The Strumbellas at TD Place Stadium to celebrate Canada Day weekend. Earlier in the day, TD Bank and MusiCounts will be be announcing the 2015 MusiCounts grant recipients and have a special surprise planned for a local Ottawa recipient.  I’ll be doing a short interview w/ TD Canada about TD MusicCounts and sharing it with you next week.

Oh hey @serenaryder! See you on July 3rd! #tdmusic #lansdowne #tdplace

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Feeling excited to take mum on a press trip and hang out at the hotel together. We don’t leave until 4pm the following day so hoping to take a walk on Parliament Hill. I’ve never been to Ottawa around Canada Day. Last time I was in Ottawa was March 2012 for Ottawa Fashion Week and it was very snowy.

Looking forward to some fun times w/ mum and lots of laughs!

💛 CASIE

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#Esakaquest 2015 – Find Eska, Win Prizes!

This summer Eska Water is back for round 2 of Eskaquest. Torontonians are invited to explore the city in a Toronto-wide scavenger hunt. This year, ESKA will is teaming¬†up with six Toronto influencers (including me!), and challenging Toronto to ‚ÄėFind ESKA‚Äô for the chance to win tickets and prizes from June 22nd to July 31st.

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During the six week campaign,we’re each giving away 2 prizes per week.¬†There’s two ways to get in the game, follow clues that ESKA releases on social media, or take a peek on the microsite (here), which contains a map hinting at the general location for each giveaway.¬†The first person to successfully find the influencer wins the prize.

Follow Eska for Clues

Follow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as we release daily clues to help you find the next #eskaquest giveaway location.

My Eska Prize Giveaways are July 8th & July 11th

  • Stillwater Spa gift certificate$300
  • Dinner for 2 at a Summerlicious restaurant
#eskaquest w/ @casiestewart & @eska_canada

The rest of the Eskaquest crew includes blogger Yashy Murphy, Indie 88 radio host Brent Albrecht, MTV Live alumni Paul Lemieux, Sheena Snively, and  Daryn Jones.

We’ve planned a really fun giveaway so I’m pretty excited to put the plan¬†in motion. I’ll have more details next week! Until then follow ESKA water for another giveaway on Saturday.

CASIE

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New Bike, Snacks, Shoppers, #SMDay

Well hello my friends. 😎‚úĆThis photo was taken yesterday and although I look very smiley, I’m not feeling great. I’m so tired. I’m not sure if it’s the small time change last week with my trip to Calgary or lack of sleep but I’m lethargic. I miss the cottage. It’s been weeks since we’ve got to have a good cottage hang and it’ll be at least a week before we get back up to Muskoka. I’m in Ottawa this weekend then back for The Queen’s Plate.

In other news, I had some good things yesterday…

I used to have a Red Schwinn cruiser bike that I LOVED. I rode that baby all over town for a coue simmers, Junction to Beaches and back.

Unfortunately some jerk vandalized my bike and it was unridable, went to the bike graveyard. RIP. 2 years ago I purchased a new one¬†from Bikes On Wheels, Queen West and it was stolen before summer was over. Last year I didn’t ride at all it made me sad.

YESTERDAY, my brand new Schwinn Cruiser was ready for pickup. 🚲👍¬†Schwinn Canada has welcomed me as a bike ambassador and I’m back on the road baby! I’ve got a few things to add (bell, basket, lights) before we’re full time but one little cruise yesterday made my heart sing. 💛

If you stop by your local Shoppers Drug Mart you might see their new ‘Summer Covered’ Campaign. Next week I’ll be sharing some of my fav products for summer roadtrips and cottaging. I’ll also be featured on the SDM social + website.

Received a shipment of this yesterday. Have you tried it yet?

It’s Social Media Day today and in 2010 and 2011 I spoke at Toronto events. It’s amazing how social media has changed my life and taken me around the world.¬†Thinking I’ll write something about SMDay and share it with you later today.

Anything exciting planned for Canada Day? This is the first Canada Day we’re spending in the city in the last 4 years. I don’t even know what to do! 🙆

‚̧ԳŹ CASIE

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156th Queen’s Plate is THIS WEEKEND at Woodbine Racetrack! #OffToTheRaces #QP15

Who’s ready to get dressed up and join me at the racetrack? This weekend is the 156th Queen’s Plate at Woodbine! I’ve been the¬†last couple years and it’s really fun. Food, drinks, fashion, and the chance¬†at winning a few bux by betting on the horses!

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I love seeing all the big hats, beautiful millenary, and overall style of attendees. ¬†Here’s a sneak peek of what to expect.

At the event, you’ll be able to sip champagne on the grass while playing croquet, horseshoes or bocce ball, while keeping an eye onstyle. Your red carpet photo (from the party) will be on the Woodbine Racetrack Facebook Page here¬†post event.¬†As the Official Charity Partner of the 2015 Queen’s Plate, $1 from every ticket and program sold will be donated to Rethink Breast Cancer.

Things to Note for The 156th Queen’s Plate

  • Races begin at 12pm
  • Queen’s Plate Post Time is approximately 5:38 p.m
  • Parking and Admission are FREE
  • Walk the red carpet in style at the Hats & Horseshoes Party presented by Stella Artois
  • Enjoy live performances by Emerson Street Rhythm Band & more
  • There’s heaps of food trucks onsite, so come hungry!

A couple weeks ago I attended Woodbine Oaks,¬†first leg of the Canadian Triple Tiara¬†series where I learned how to bet¬†on horses (read here). At the Queen’s Plate, ¬†the The Betting Impact team will be roaming the Hats & Horseshoes Party to teach the Basics of Betting. You can pick based on the odds or get a little wild and just pick your fave horses name or number.

For Queen’s Plate notes and early probability see here. Read more about the Queen’s Plate race at queensplate.com and learn about upcoming races by visiting woodbineentertainment.com.

#OfftotheRaces Contest Details

  1. Snap a selfie at the racetrack
  2. Post to Twitter using the hashtag #OffToTheRaces
  3. Cross your fingers!

By posting your selfie at the track with the #OfftotheRaces hashtag you’ve got a chance to win a $1000 Woodbine Racetrack gift card at the end of the horse racing season. Please remember, your selfie MUST be taken in front of the racetrack!  

I’ll be listening to this all all week while I find myself beautiful¬†dress and massive hat to wear. Any questions? Ask me @casiestewart or @woodbineracing on Twitter!

<3 CASIE

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Woodbine Racetrack #OfftotheRaces Contest – Snap a Selfie & Win!

Earlier this week I announced my partnership with Woodbine Racetrack for race season. I’l be attending all major races AND getting dressed up for The Queen’s Plate on July 5th. This is us there last year. It was so much fun. I love taking a seat and along¬†with the actual horse racing, seeing all the hats and outfits.

This year Woodbine Racetrack is hosting a contest where you can win a $1,000 gift card at the end of the season.

This year Woodbine Racetrack is hosting a contest where you can win a $1,000 gift card at the end of the season. You could really turn that prize into a big win if you’re lucky! ¬†It’s quite easy to enter, details below.

#OfftotheRaces Contest Details:

  1. Snap a selfie at the racetrack
  2. Post to Twitter using the hashtag #OffToTheRaces
  3. Cross your fingers!

By posting your selfie at the track with the #OfftotheRaces hashtag you’ve got a chance to win a $1000 Woodbine Racetrack gift card at the end of the horse racing season. Please remember, your¬†selfie MUST¬†be taken in front of the racetrack!¬†¬†

This year Woodbine Racetrack is hosting a contest where you can win a $1,000 gift card at the end of the season.

 

On another note, tickets for The Queen’s Plate on July 5th are now on sale! Get yours¬†here. Looking forward to this, need to find an outfit and HUGE hat!

 

<3 CASIE

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Sidewalk Hustle x NTC Sunrise Sessions + Mix for you!

Sidewalk Hustle x NTC Sunrise Sessions + Mix for you!

This morning, bright and early, while you were sleeping, I was at the TIFF Bell Lightbox for a workout with the Toronto Nike Training Club and  Sidewalk Hustle. Tbh, it was quite cold and it sucked crawling out of bed at the ungodly hour of 5:15am but I am truly better for it!

Many of these girls I’ve known for years, we’ve done HEAPS of events together so it’s really nice to do something together that get’s out heart rate up and benefits our health.

Sidewalk Hustle x NTC Sunrise Sessions + Mix for you!

Thank you Nike Canada for the sweet hookup today as well! These kicks aren’t for working out, they’re more for the casual athlete (like me), think hangouts in Bellwoods, long shopping trips with lots of walking, etc.
Sidewalk Hustle x NTC Sunrise Sessions + Mix for you!

Huge shoutout¬†and THANKS to Hawley from Sidewalk Hustle for bringing us together and motivating us to get out of bed and work up a sweat.¬†Our last NTC session is next week. I’m pretty sure I’ll be feeling today’s workout a couple days.

Our instructor Eva Redpath is a Canadian Nike Master Trainer and if you can get into one of her classes, DO IT. You can sign up for NTC classes in Toronto or other cities at nike.com.

Scroll down to get the Sidewalk Hustle x NTC Sunrise Sessions mix created by Hawley for our workouts. It’s a great 45min mix, hit the pavement and give it a listen!

Here’s to a great week!

CASIE

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