Events, usually they have a hashtag.

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. 😊



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.

A photo posted by isabelle (@chew.this) on

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. 🙂



Sunday marks a big weekend at Woodbine Racetrack with the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile. Along with the races, there’s also a whole slew of live music, food trucks, and fun.

If you’re just tuning in, I’ve partnered with Woodbine for the entire race season and went to a few races earlier this year including The Queen’s Plate and Woodbine Oaks. Over the past couple months I’ve learned how to bet, had some good times, and actually won a few $$. I’m yet to visit the horses up close though. To be honest, I’m kinda scared. I’ve never ridden a horse, only elephants!

This is Obviously, I’m betting on him this weekend based on my research reading the Woodbine Entertainment site.

#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 sharing my experience from the track on Twitter, IG, and Snapchat, hashtag #WoMile. If you’re looking for info about the Ricoh Woodbine event see here and if you’re looking for general racing info, see here. If you can’t make this event, hopefully you can join me in another racing event before the season is over in November.

LMK if you’ll be there! 🏆🏇🏇🏇🏇🏇





Yesterday was the busiest day I’ve had in a while! I attended two TIFF gifting lounges, had lunch in the Moët green room, put in a couple hours at the office, and spoke at the We Are Wearables event. 

Today is the first day of TIFF and the city is alive with celebrities, streets are closed, and there’s pop-up parties all over the place. For the remainder of the festival, attending stars and special guests will relax and enjoy champagne in the Gala Green Room before they walk the red carpet to introduce a film.

I got a sneak peek of the lounge and imagined myself walking red carpets. Stars you can expect to see here are Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, and my old BF Jake Gyllenhaal (I kid, I kid, we only met twice 😍). 

“As somebody who loves to celebrate Canadian talent I’m really excited that there are three major Canadian premieres at Roy Thomson Hall this year, from three major Canadian filmmakers: Deepa Mehta, who had a film in the original festival in 1976, she’s returning with Beeba Boys. And then there’s Atom Egoyan’s film Remember, and Paul Gross’ Hyena Road,” says Selby. “It’s always great to see Canadian films stand up to the rest of the world in terms of quality and entertainment.”  Mark Selby, venue liaison

The lounge is pretty chill. Food & drinks. Champagne flowing. I can only imagine who’ll be sitting in the seat right where I was over the next 10 days.


If you’re looking to do some star spotting during TIFF, the four block radius around the TIFF Bell Light Box on King Street is the place to do it. I’ll be sharing my updates and anything I think you’ll find interesting on Twitter, Instagram, and, Snapchat (casiestewart).

Catch you on the flip side! 🎉




Photo cred Tom Sandler, cake & selfie are mine obvs.


Hello, September 2015, casiestewart, fall, sesons change, toronto, fashion

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.    

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!



Behind the Red Carpet Film

Around this time last year we premiered the film Behind the Red Carpet at The Spoke Club in Toronto just in time for TIFF. It was so exciting! The film documents what goes ‘behind the red carpet’ of the Toronto International Film Festival. (It was filmed at TIFF in 2013). Earlier this year Behind the Red Carpet premiered’s on CBCs documentary channel.

I’m happy to share that it’s now available on Amazon and Vimeo on Demand!

Here’s a video of me & Chris Jancelewicz talking about the film with Natasha from NKPR on Rogers Your World This Week in February.

About the Film:

Behind The Red Carpet (60 & 90 min documentary) directed by Michelle Daides.  The film is produced by Michelle Daides and Tom Strnad and stars PR Maven Natasha Koifman, Celebrity Photographer George Pimentel, Lifestyle Blogger Casie Stewart, Venue Operator Pierre Jutras of The Spoke Club and Lead Entertainment Editor of Huffington Post Canada and Moviefone Chris Jancelewicz.

CBC’s documentary Channel aired the Canadian Television Premiere in February 2015.



Earlier this summer, a bunch of ladies from my dance crew gathered in Trinity Bellwoods for a pinup picnic. it was so much fun, we drank, danced, and soaked up the sunshine in our vintage swimsuits, big glasses, and red lipstick.


I’d been dying to wear this dress somewhere. Reminds me of the old flower print dresses mum and her BFF Pat Hope (my Fairy Godmother!) used to wear.

Found this cutie pic of the gang on Hannah’s blog

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Tapas Journey

Last week I had the opportunity to check out the Estralla Damm Tapas Journey at Kanpai in Toronto’s East End. Tapas and pintxos are staples of Spanish cuisine, small plate snacks meant to be enjoyed & shared with friends. It was my first visit to Kanpai and we were treated to amazing service that made a great date night.

Estrella Damm launched Canada’s inaugural Tapas Journey in Toronto on August 14th and it goes until TOMORROW ONLY  it’s over now..

This was my first time trying Estrella Damm and it reminded me of Sapporo (my fav beer). It was lite, refreshing, and delicious. I would know because I sampled it MORE than a few times that night. Heh heh. 🍻

Twenty of the city’s best restaurants were featuring three mouth-watering tapas served with a cold Estrella Damm for $20.

Participating restaurants include: Barsa TabernaBeastByblosCarmenCavaEast Thirty-SixEl Catrin, Kanpai Snack BarLos ColibrísMamakas Taverna, MarbenMata Petisco BarNota BenePatriaRaca Café & Bar, Salt Wine BarTaverna MercattoThe Good SonValdezWeslodge

ALSO, pick up a passport at any of the 20 participating Tapas Journey restaurants and get it stamped. When you share a picture of your Tapas Journey stamp on Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #TapasJourney you’ll be entered to win a trip for 2 to Miami to attend the Estrella Damm Gastronomy Congress and see Ferran Adrià, the world’s most awarded chef.

If you check out somewhere great tonight/tomorrow or want to share your Tapas Journey, tweet me!

Tweet Me!

Hope you’re having a great weekend. I’m still in my hometown hanging out with mum. 




Photography credit Jeffrey Chan courtesy of Estrella Damm.Except for my tweet of course!