Events

Events, usually they have a hashtag.

Last week I stopped by First Canadian Place in the Toronto financial district to check out the new food terrace. Years ago I used to work in the area, it seems so long ago… IMG_2599.JPGJetting out the door at 7:30am in a full business suit, heels, briefcase, and Windows Thinkpad, to make a daily 8am status meeting. I was a corporate recruiter specializing in tech, PMP Certified Project Managers, java & php developers.

I forgot how fast everyone walks down walks down there, suits, pencil skirts, and lunch buddies everywhere. It was neat taking a stroll down memory lane and seeing the changes.

The new elevated food court brings fresh design and a modern touch to FCP. There’s a great outdoor patio when the weather is warm and great food that’s well priced. That area can be expensive!  

I picked up a few of my favs from Maman including their lasagne and a couple delicious cookies.

One of the reasons to check out the First Canadian Place Food Terrace this week is they are donating 10% of sales to Community Food Centres Canada. With partners across Canada, CFCC brings people together to grow, cook, share and advocate for good food.

Something awesome BESIDES FOOD at the new terrace is THERE ARE OUTLETS EVERYWHERE. It was near impossible to find a place to work on my blog at lunch back when I worked there.

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These little red booths are a hot spot (with outlets), perfect for catching up with a friend or catching a few private minutes alone in your busy day. 

There’s more dining options being added to the terrace including Greenhouse Juice Co. and Five Guys burgers. Currently, you’ll find  Maman TorontoThe Cactus ClubAmaya Express, Jimmy the Greek, Maxim, Ruby Thai,Tim Horton’s, Pumpernickel’s, Mucho Burrito, Mr. Sub and Szechuan Express.

Make sure you look up when you’re there, some neat design elements.

If you’re in the area working or shopping the PATH underground this week, stop by the terrace and 10% of your purchase will go to Community Food Centres in Canada.

Thanks for reading! 

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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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Last week I filmed a little something for my friends at JONES Media. They’re launching a cool thing soon and you’ll find me in it.

Side note: Don’t know if you’ve ever seen the movie ‘The Joneses’ but I’ve watched it about 30 times, pretty sure it’s on Netflix. I won’t ruin it by sharing it with you but the concept is something you might find interesting.

I love these bright lights on my face, being mic’d up, and the camera rolling. It is so much fun. I’ve always loved being on camera! PUTTING OUT GOOD VIBES FOR MORE AND MORE AND MORE. 

Tap video for sound on mobile. 😜

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Thanks to these awesome peeps, great working with you! Sarah and I go way back.

It was SO nice out on Friday. Have you checked the weather for this week? We might break some records! It’s said to be over 15 degrees for 3/5 days. HALLELUJAH!   Let’s hope this is a glimpse into the winter we’re gonna to have, leave the deep freeze for the Arctic!

This week I am prepping for TEDx in London, Ontario – I’m speaking! The topic is The Human Condition and my talk is Psychology of Social Media & Narcissism. I’m really excited about this talk and putting the finishing touches on it.  I’ve booked another talk in Alberta for the spring. Winter may be on it’s way but things are heating up over here!

Check out this interview shared by my friend Lisa on Hip Urban Girl or my profile on the National Speakers Bureau.

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Had a nice Halloween this year. Was a bit more chill than years before, didn’t go out-out on Halloween night. After taking Em & friends trick or treating we stayed in, got takeout and watched Netflix – first time I actually watched Nightmare on Elm Street.

On Friday eve we saw a dude in front of us with binoculars, I was puzzled to know who the creeper was. He was peering out the window, stopping and looking through them. It wasn’t until I noticed his shirt I screamed ‘WALDO> I FOUND HIM’. We all had a laugh. Drove up to snap his photo. Good costume mate!

  

Friday night we stopped by Maison Gothique hosted by Grey Goose Canada at Brasaii. Sean was a very convincing Fidel Castro while I was his pinup sidekick. I like this black hair look. Having long hair is something I’m not used to at all. It’s always in your face and gets caught on your jacket and stuff.

We danced the night away at the Tricon Films party after. It was heaps of fun. If you follow me on Snapchat you’ll have seen it already. Good music. heaps of cool peeps, a stripper pole, and great costumes. [Snapchat: casiestewart, add me!]

On Saturday I’d been scrolling Pinterest and Facebook looking at costumes all afternoon and threw this look together for trick or treating. Luckily I’ve got a stock pile of wigs and lashes to make anything into  halloween.  Wearing this kind of super long lashes is kinda weird, they block a bit of your vision but look fabulous.

Seeing all the little rascals run around for candy was pretty cute. they all got candy wasted shortly after.

Save this for next time you need to call in sick!

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Hope y’all had a safe and happy halloween. Now that it’s November it’s 100% appropriate to put on the holiday music and think about Christmas. I’ve got a bunch of presents checked off my list and put on my fav playlist yesterday.

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60 days  till the new year, don’t put off till then what you can start today!

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This weekend, before heading to the cottage Garret, Sean and I stopped by Woodbine for the last big race of the season, the Breeders Cup. Over the past few months I’ve attended a bunch of great times there with friends. Almost everyone I took this season came home with $$. I’m still working on my luck!

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One of my fav events of the summer is the Queen’s Plate. Carla had never been to the races so I took her as my date. It was a nice sunny afternoon and we started with the Hats & Horseshoes party. All season, Woodbine hosted a selfie contest with a $1,000 gift card prize. It was easy to enter, snap a selfie with the racetrack in the background, post to Twitter or Instagram with #OfftotheRaces and you were in.

Aside from the Queen’s Plate there’s Woodbine Oaks, the Pattison International, and Breeders Crown. Before Dawn moved back to Scotland I took her for an afternoon at the races. Woodbine Oaks was a fun one for us as there were rock n’ roll bands playing for us to jam out to.

My sister Carynn was the big winner of the summer with a near whopping $100 for the day. We went in the middle of October and it was an absolutely gorgeous day. We dined at Futures where they offer a sit down lunch, private viewing area, and full buffet. They also make some pretty good cocktails here! 😉

I’d like to thank Woodbine for a fun summer. It was great sharing my #offtotheraces experiences and taking friends for the first time. My Grandad really loved the races and I feel like he’d be happy to know I’d been going.

Until next summer horses! Have a safe & happy winter 🙂

 

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4:32.49 – how long it too me to vote this morning. Went early to avoid the rush, was done by 9:50! It was so easy. I had to replace my licence recently so took the paper one w/ my passport & voting card.

Don’t get discouraged if there’s a crowd today, let it excite you! This is a big day for Canada and an opportunity for change in our awesome country. Dress up, take a selfie, go with a friend, go with your bae. VOTE!

Today also marks the first day of World Master Card Fashion Week in Toronto so I dressed stylish and wore Canadian. Fur vest and jacket by Rudsak Canada, collar is Ted Baker London, book bag Zara, new boots Geox, vintage glasses.

Hoping for change today! If you need to know what or where to vote visit electionscanada.ca. Polls are open till 9:30pm!

 
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I decided to make an audio of this blogpost because I have such fond memories of this day. Have a listen or scroll down to read it.

The photo above is from 1992 when the Blue Jays won the world series for the first time.We’re standing on Bremner near Navy Warf facing south. I just got off the phone with mum as I was confirming a couple details about the day since I was only 10 when it happened.

In the photo L-R are my sister, Bronwyn, Carly (Bomb Girls), Paige, and me. Our mums were taking classes at a school in Cambridge that day when they looked at each other and said “what are we doing, we should be there!” after hearing the Blue Jays parade was happening in Toronto.

So, they each went to sign us kids out of schools (we were at different ones), met up, packed all 5 kids in the car, and drove to Toronto. We were there pretty early and got a spot at the front just outside the Skydome near gate 10.

Now that mum mentioned it, I remember a police officer waiting there with us. She said crowds started to form and we got moved to the front of the group near us where the office stayed most of the afternoon. He looked at our mums like they were crazy, there were NOT many kids there. AT ALL.

The parade went on forever and I remember seeing Roberto Alomar, Kelly Gruber, Joe Carter. It is one of the most fond memories of being a kid. The next day I went to school and told all the kids I was at the parade. I remember feeling cool and everything thinking mum was cool too.

When I chatted her just now she said:

“Life is about creating memories”

 

She always instilled this in me, reminded meto stop and smell the flowers, draw, write things down. She was always encouragung my creativity and I’m forever greteful to her for that. THANKS MUM.

I REALLY hope they take it all the way this year and we can COME TOGETHER for the parade. Sending all my good vibes for the Jay’s first playoff game since 1993. GO JAYS GO!

 

⚾️ ⚾️ This should get you pumped if you’re not already!  ⚾️⚾️

With Love,

CASIE

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FOR THE LOVE OF THE GAME

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I love chips, there’s no denying it. Probably too much. Pringles (knowing my chip love) reached out to let me know they had a new chip in down, Pringles Tortillas. Next, they sent me an entire CASE of the new chips and since I really want to shouldn’t eat them all myself, we had a little fiesta at the office.

I set up the boardroom with a nice Mexican tablecloth, a feast, and called in the crew. The new Tortillas come in Original, Cheese, and Ranch. My fav are the cheese. Original are great with salsa or guac. Everyone is snacking on chips again today. THANKS PRINGLES!

Matt was really into my idea of having a fiesta.

After eating all this I was feeling like Macho Nacho.

 

Some of my blog friends She Does the City & Addicted Magazine ALSO had #VivaTortillas parties 😎🎈

This is a very exciting Wednesday dinner. #VivaTortillas @pringlesus @reforma35 @Andres_Tequila

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Next week I’ll be sharing a contest w/ Pringles Tortillas where you can win a prize pack of your own to share with friends (or eat yourself! 😜 ). Find Pringles on Twitter at @PringlesCA and visit pringles.com for product info and a contest where you can win an ultimate adventure ✈️ to Australia, New Zealand, China, Peru, Tahiti, and more.

🎈🎈🎈 CASIE

  • Post sponsored by Pringles Tortillas but eating the chips was all done by us and they were delicious! 😜 Thanks for supporting me and the brand partners I work with. 💛💯
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