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Muskoka Living: Lake, Boat, Babes, Dock, Drinks #cottagelife

Spent the weekend at the cottage and went to WayHome Music Festival. There was NO WAY I was camping the festival grounds. I did think about some glamping ideas and next weekend I’m going to set up the cottage tent and create a little paradise.  We had absolutely BEAUTIFUL weather.  I know it’s only Monday but I really can’t wait to get back up there.

We had a nice brunch on Saturday at the Muskoka Inn. Sean in my glasses :) Totally my MCM!

Next weekend we’re seeing The Trews at The Kee to Bala.

 

Stopped by the Balacade to play some games.

“If you think romance is dead and gone
Find an old jukebox full of 45’s
Pop a nickel in it and it all comes back to me”

This grandma totally creeps me out. 

We went to get groceries and saw a cowboy looking man who’d decided to ride his HOSRSE to the store and diner. I love the country!   

Hannah, Emily, and I had a girls party at the lake in the afternoon.

 
  

On Sunday we went to WayHome but it was SO HOT OUT. After walking around for a bit and seeing Weaves, The Sheepdogs, and checking out the Etsy shop, we went back to the cottage and jumped in the lake. Feeling today like I might have a bit of heat stroke.


Next week we’re up at the cottage for a while. I can’t wait! Coanting down the days. This week will be a good one, it’s going to be hot and SUNNY all week.

Tomorrow night I’m heading to the Island Yacht Club for a little party. Who knows what else the week will bring!

<3 CASIE

O Weeknd, Where Art Thou?

Oh hi, it’s me and my smiling face. Started the week out pretty carefree, rode my bike a bunch, spent some time in the sun. 

 Now, I’m ready for the weekend. Been working on a big client campaign the last two days and have been in the office non-stop, and late. 

It’s really nice out today. I love this weather. When I’m not working from home (or the cottage!) I take a few mins every hour to pop outside, ring mum, or soak up some vitamin D.

  
Put some Kevin Murphy Colour Bug in my hair today. I miss having coloured hair. My roots are coming in so I mostly put it there. It’s faded out to a nice cotton candy.

 
Wearing new kicks sent from Reebok Canada + WayHome Festival. I used to have a pair like this back in grade 7 or 8, the Reebok Classics. We’re heading up to the cottage this and going to WayHome. Sean is really looking forward to Neil Young tomorrow night. I’m stoked to see Vange Joy and Future Islands. 

The weekend can’t come soon enough! 

❤️☀️😎 CASIE

  

Thomas Sabo AW ’15 Press Cocktail: LoveBridge + #CharmClub10

Last week I went to a beautiful event at Malaparte in side the TIFF Bell Lightbox. It’s a great event space that’s bright, with a bar, and theatre screen. I was last there for the Nike Women NTC training sessions earlier this summer.

Media and editors gathered to sip champagne and check out the latest Fall Collection for Thomas Sabo. You might remember a couple posts about Thomas Sabo and my trip to England with the brand a few years ago (see here!).

The brand is originally from Germany and is planning to open 6 more stores in the GTA. I had an opportunity to meet the founder in England in 2012. The Canadian flagship is at Yorkdale Mall.

Thanks Ryan Emberley for this snap. I’m wearing one of my favourite Ted Baker dresses.

They gifted us all with a customized Love Bridge bracelet from the new line. Mine says CASIE. I’m kinda wishing I got something a little more creative or inspiring. Next time.

Thanks Ryan for this snap too. Love it. I saw the balloon, looked at him, and he knew immediately what was about to happen.

After the event I was invited to an intimate dinner with bloggers and editors. We each had little cakes at our table setting and an invite to join the Thomas Sabo Charm Club.

Over the course of the dinner we picked out charms to add to our bracelets. Mine’s been ordered and I’m looking forward to it arriving. Mostly because it will be a huge surprise given I don’t remember what I picked! Doh.

Thanks Faulhaber and Thomas Sabo teams for the invite and gifts. Find Thomas Sabo Canada on Twitter at @ThomasSaboCDN and see all charms and available jewellery at thomassabo.com.

<3 CASIE

* All photos except last 3 by Ryan Emberley. Check out some of his work at society.photography.

 

Summer has always been my favourite season.

Got some good miles in on the bike this morning. Had a lovely lunch and attended a special event in the park. Out for a quick visit to an art party w/ essence cosmetics then back home. 💋🎨 

 

This weather makes me feel so happy. I hope you’re enjoying it. Make sure you take some time to yourself. Get some sun, read a book, put down your phone, daydream, set some goals. 

With love,

CASIE ✌🏼️😎 
 

Polette Eyewear – Celebrate Summer w/ a 30% Off Discount Code!

You guys know how much I LOVE my sunnies. I’ve amassed a huge collection over the years. The last 6 months I’ve upped my game and added some of my most stylish pairs EVER from polette Eyewear in France. 

To celebrate summer and my partnership, polette has created a discount code FOR YOU! 

 

Up until July 24th you will get a 30% discount off your order with the code: Coconut.

Code is valid on all online catalog except for the Sales category.

 

One of the greatest things about polette, (aside from the huge selection) is the prices. The company was started by a young entrepreneur with the goal of cutting out the middleman to offer great eyewear at affordable prices.  The team is young, artistic, and fun, which you can see shine through in their advertising. 

  
The polette blog has style advice and cute road trip diaries. Here’s a couple great looks you can find on the site right now:   

   
A few of my fav pairs!

    

Visit  polette.com to make your first purchase and tag me when your order arrives. Love to know what ones you pick! I’m placing an order today too. 😎

Here’s to a great week! 

❤️ CASIE

Vintage Ink Wine Celebrates 100 Years of Tattoo Culture 

Last weekend I was at 99 Sudbury for a gallery show called GENERATIONS by Vintage Ink wine celebrating 100 years of tattoo culture. It featured line drawings by several tattoo artists and photographs by Matt Barnes.  It was a great mix of drinks, food, music, art, and friends!

I arrived early and spend a good amount of time admiring the photos and catching up with Tyler Kenny. He was on the scene representing the Freshly Educated Men blog.  We had heaps of laughs!

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO ENTER THE CONTEST

You might remember a couple weeks ago I shared a few stories of MY tattoos and where/when I got them. Vintage Ink wine is holding a contest, in order to enter, upload a photo of your tattoo to Instagram or Twitter, adding the hashtag #MyVintageInk.

Photos are displayed on via vintageink.ca. The winners will have their tattoo art displayed on 500 limited edition bottles of their wine along with a framed copy of their framed artwork.

This photo by Matt Barnes was my fav of the night. I love the juxtaposition of this beautiful tattooed mama and this lil boy eating a hamburger. I wonder if it’s his mum? They’ve both got such a cute face.

Chloe came by to enjoy the fun and have some wines. Vintage Ink wine is now available at the LCBO.

Will share this video one it’s out, I think we’ve got a few cameos in there.


Over the course of the night they filled up this wine bottle tree. Such a neat idea! I wonder if dad could make me one of these. It would be a great patio decoration or something to have at the holidays.

Please let me know if you’ve entered the contest so I can share my love and vote for your tattoo. There will be one winner in Ontario and BC. To check out all the current entries visit myvintageink.ca to the #myvinyageink tag on Instagram here.

Happy FRIDAY and best of luck to all the entrants :)

CASIE

 

This post was created in partnership with Vintage Ink Wines. All photos and opinions are MINE! :)

The Perfect Summer Road Trip #SummerCovered

Summer is the perfect time to hit the road with your BFFs and ditch the concrete jungle. I love packing up the car and heading up north, to Montreal, or across the border. I’ve had some pretty epic road trips over the years!

Once a couple friends and I drove to Austin, Texas for SXSW and another time we drove and sang our way to Chicago.  Another one of my favs was a road trip to Montreal, so great in the summer!

There’s always a few things I make sure to stock up on before hitting the road and you can find them all at Shoppers Drug Mart. This is my second post in partnership with Shoppers, your one-stop spot before you hit the open road for a summer road trip. Did someone say snacks?

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SUMMER ROAD TRIP ESSENTIALS:

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Snacks are KEY to long (or short) road trips! I like having a mixture of salty and sweet. Let me tell you I could down a bag of Orville Redenbacher’s popcorn before leaving the driveway, it’s delicious! This PC dark chocolate will last you from start to finish, and if you don’t eat the whole thing on the car ride you can use this bitter-sweet bar in baking.

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I prefer cruising with the windows down, feeling the wind in my hair vs. AC and windows up. However, this means you’re gonna get sweaty, electrolytes in Gatorade will keep you hydrated for the long ride. On that note, pack Lady Speed Stick in your purse, it won’t leave a residue and gives you 48-hour protection.

I also recommend packing some wipes that can be used for cleaning up messy hands, spills, or wiping off makeup. All that’s left to to do now is top up on gas, map your route, put on a playlist, and GO.

Take note, when you visit Shoppers between June 20th – July 17th and spend $10 or more using your Optimum card, you’ll receive a PIN card. Simply enter the PIN code at shoppersdrugmart.ca/summercontest for a chance to win 1 of 5 Prizes of $5,000. Now that’ll make a super sweet road trip! Car upgrade anyone?

Once you’ve stocked up on all the goods you’ll ready to hit the open road. Heading to the cottage? Check out my post on cottage essentials here. For more products and to find your closest SDM, visit shoppersdrugmart.ca/funinthesun. Safe travels!

<3 CASIE

Beach Volleyball @ Pan Am Games 2015

This morning Hann and I went to a beach volleyball match at Pan Am Park. I’ve never been to a Pan Am (or Olympic) event so it was pretty neat to take the stands and get in on the action.

The park is massive and takes up the whole Exibition Place parking lot. I imagine it gets pretty happening later in the day. The activations inside were just getting set up when we walked in.   
 
Argentina took on Cuba and the girls were awesome. The last time I played volleyball was probably in grade 6 and I’ve not played since. Was really impressive to see them pound the ball and dive right into the sand.  They’re super fit! 
  

    
Thanks Chevrolet Canada and Klout for the tickets. I was given them last week along with tickets to the opening ceremony. 


Worth checking out the park while the games are on. You can sit on Muskoka chairs and watch the games on a massive screen. I recommend taking TTC or an Uber, parking was $30! 😂
☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️

CASIE

 

The Perfect Cottage Weekend #SummerCovered

If you’re new here or you’ve been around the blog for a while, you’ll be well aware just how much I love to cottage. I like spending weekends in Muskoka, on the dock, on the boat, tanning, floating, or cooking up a big feast for our guests. I’ve partnered with Shoppers Drug Mart to share a few of my cottage weekend essentials.

One of the neat things about this post, my next post about The Perfect Summer Road Trip and working with Shoppers Drug Mart is, I’m truly an expert in their products. I used to work at Shoppers in my hometown! I spent the better part of evenings and weekends behind the cosmetics counter during college.

Ok, now onto a few items to make..

THE PERFECT COTTAGE WEEKEND:

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A long day in the sun can be really draining, it’s hard work being cottage fabulous! It’s really important to make sure you stay hydrated, drink lots of water, and ALWAYS wear sunscreen. Even if it’s not sunny! I like this Neutrogena product because it’s dry and not greasy. I keep this Dove antiperspirant in the shared bathroom because aside from smelling nice, the spray means any of our guests can have a little spritz should they need it. Wink, wink.

I recommend wearing this bug spray with deet in the daytime, not just at night. Those little mosquitos (aka mozzies!) have no limits. They’ll nip your ankles and arms no matter WHAT time of day. For some reason they love me and I always start the summer with heaps of bites (like right now, so itchy!). If you’re an allergy sufferer, take a caplet before you get to the cottage so your defences are up, you don’t want anything ruining your relaxing weekend.

After a day in the sun boating, swimming, tanning, take care of your skin by applying this super soothing lotion. Oatmeal and shea butter will leave your skin felling soft and smelling lovely.

I really love sitting on the dock and watching the stars long after sunset. Roasting marshmallows is a cottage tradition along with making s’mores. The PC S’mores Bites are a delicious before you break out the President’s Choice s’mores kit.

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Other items I recommend packing include a nice big sun-hat, a good book, towel, and bathing suit. Also, don’t forget sunnies, I usually pack  few different pairs for selfies. You now me, ha! :)

If you’re heading to the cottage, Shoppers Drug Mart is a one-stop shop to get almost everything you need for a great weekend. You can also pick up a bunch of things for your host if you’re staying at someone else’s cottage.

When you visit Shoppers between June 20th – July 17th and spend $10 or more using your Optimum card, you’ll receive a PIN card. Enter the PIN code  at shoppersdrugmart.ca/summercontest for a chance to win 1 of 5 Prizes of $5,000. Trust me, $5,000 will reallllllly make it a perfect cottage weekend!

Thanks Shoppers for stocking me up and to find more great products and summer inspiration visit shoppersdrugmart.ca/funinthesun. Here’s to happy cottaging!

<3 CASIE

Toronto Wine & Spirit Festival + Schick Hydro Hotel

I recently went to the Food and Wine Festival at Sugar Beach, it was my first time there! It was such a beautiful day! At the festival I stopped by the Schick Hydro Silk Hotel for a relaxing break.

Sugar Beach has really cute pink umbrellas.

Fish taco + lobster poutine. So good.

From June to August, the Schick Hydro Silk Hotel will be travelling to different festivals in Canada, at the hotel you can  drop by to get yourself a sample of Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle razor and Hawaiian Tropic after sun moisturizer or get a chance to spend some time in the Schick Hydro Silk Hotel, where you can relax, have some water, charge your phone, or even have a massage.

In order to receive a sample of the new Hydro Silk TrimStyle razor, Hawaiian Tropic After Sun moisturizer, and Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration sunscreen, people are asked to snap a photo with the bushes from the commercial (get it? haha!). You may have seen it on tv. I picked the heart one of course.

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Hooked up w/ samples and a massage. I’m always down for a massage!

 

The Schick Hydro Silk Hotel will be at the following locations across Canada this summer.  For your chance to win a trip for 2 worth of $5,000 or 1 of 6 $500 prepaid credit cards visit hydrosilkhotel.ca.

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Thanks Schick Hydro for event tickets, samples, the charge-up, and massage!

As an avid traveller, getting ready for vacation is one of the skills I’ve got done to a science.  Here’s a few items I keep in my summer travel bag or tucked away in my purse to help me look and feel fresh. Everything is small and compact, just what you need when you’re on the go from one destination to the another. A refresher kit of my own :)

  • Eye makeup remover wipes
  • Hair elastics
  • Bobby pins
  • Nude eyeshadow
  • Benefit They’re Real Mascara
  • Tinted BB Cream
  • Bronzer
  • Water mist
  • + newly added to the list, a Schick Hydro Silk TrimStyle!

<3 CASIE

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Disclosure: I worked in collaboration with Hydro Silk and received products and/or compensation as part of my participation; however, all opinions expressed are entirely mine, of course.

 

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