One of the things I love most about summer is heading up to the cottage, taking in all the fresh air, and boating on the lake. It’s an amazing way to really soak up life’s greatness.
Over the next few weeks I’ll he sharing some of my fav ways to #TasteLife in partnership w/[yellow tail]wines from Australia.
I’ll be encouraging you to share the great things life has to offer on Instagram by tagging @YellowTailCanadawith the hashtag #TasteLife. Each week over the summer, [yellow tail] will post a new inspiration on Instagram and you’ll be able to win a weekly prize by participating. One winner will be selected to win an ultimate grand prize adventure worth $10,000. Their winning photo will influence the label design on two [yellow tail] bottles next summer (2015).
Here’s my first Taste Life photo, underwater blogging! I was using a DryCase product to project my iPhone while I was in the pool during a film shoot.
To me, the ‘taste life’ mentality means making the most of each day, embracing those around you., taking in the simple pleasures, being spontaneous, and having a positive attitude. I look forward to seeing how you taste life this summer!
Stay tuned for the weekly challenges and in the mean time, get out there and do something awesome!
Today I’m taking you back in time and showing you some memories from June 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011. The main reason I started THIS IS MY LIFE was to keep memories. Writing things down has improved my ability to retain information over the last 10 years.
Gave away an Energi to Go charger for iPod on the blog. It was one of the first things I gave away to readers like you. It was also one of my first pieces of branded YouTube content. Here’s the video. This hair, omg so long and dark!
When I watched this I couldn’t hold back the happy tears. I imagined what it was like for her, what it be like if that was me, or if it was my Dad who has been a Telus customer for almost 20 years too. If it gives you the feels, share with a friend 🙂
This act of kindness to show appreciation is the things dreams are made of. I think it’s incredibly awesome that Telus did this for one of their customers of 20 years. If your day has not been made yet, you will feel like making someone else’s after watching this.
A month ago Em and I volunteered at the Harbourfront Community Centre in Toronto for the #givewhereweliveday. Thousands of company employees and friends from across Canada took part that day.
This week the Telus Care-a-Van team is in Guelph, ON with a host of events and activities to specially thank TELUS local customers and the Guelph community. Telus truly cares about the communities they live, work and play. It makes me happy to have worked with them for the last five years. They’re a great bunch!
Hope your day is great. Bring the sunshine if you don’t see it!
Here’s the trailer for The Institute, it’s kinda weird and artistic and if you don’t like it I’m not sorry. I thought the extravagance of it was pretty neat. I would like to take part in an Alternate Reality Game. If you know of one somewhere, let me know? You can watch The Institute on Netflix here.
The Institute is a documentary that examines a San Francisco-based Alternate Reality Game, where thousands of participants got more than they bargained for. Told from the players’ perspectives, the film looks over the precipice at an emergent new art form where the real world and fiction narratives merge to create unforeseen and often unsettling unsettling consequences. Written by Spencer McCall
Last week the Burroughs Building on Queen West was host to Pop Up with Perrier, a playground themed party for grownups. I worked with Community Agency to invite some of my closes friends, media, and socialites from the city to come out and get down. The 5th floor was filled with green lights, old school arcade games, ping pong, and more. Photo credit to Ryan Emberley for these great shots.
One of my fav things was that all the drinks were pre-mixed in bottles. My fav was Grey Goose, Perrier, watermelon mint. Can someone let me know when & where there are available? I need a case for the cottage!
On the second night I wore my all over print Ryan Gosling shirt and it was a hit. People were taking photos of it all night. Lauren and I had fun chattin’ up our friends and taking selfies of course. 🙂
Thanks to everyone who came out, it was great to see you!
I don’t know bout you but I’m feeling it could/should be Friday already. This week is a busy one as I’m working 9-5 and 4 nights this week w/ client events/freelance. It’s been a while since I hit my mat for some sun salutations so I was happy to see an email about Om T.O. – Free all-day Yoga-thon in the Distillery District. I’m gonna try and head there first thing Saturday morning to start my day.
“Last year, 1,000 people go onto their yoga mats and participated in our inaugural event This year, we’re hoping to double that number and bring yoga to the masses,” said Casey Soer, co-creator of Om T.O. and co-founder of Spynga Inc., a participating studio. “It’s wonderful to see yoga enthusiasts with different skill levels come together to share a truly unique community experience.”
This weekend Klout & Chevrolet Canada hooked me up with a sweet ride to cruise around in. Sean and I rented a brand new Camaro last summer in California so we were quite familiar with it’s awesomeness. The car arrived Friday morning and sadly was returned last night.
I made a couple GoPro videos while on the back country roads but I’m not sure I should post them because it appears we are speeding! You’ll just have to imagine us cruising with my hair blowing in the wind. 🙂
Thanks Klout for this experience, we had heaps of fun. Best part was Sunday cruising on Southwood Road up in Muskoka. Vrooooooom, this baby is FAST!
If you are like me in that you love gadgets and like to have the newest thing, there’s a good chance you have a box, drawer, or pile of unused electronics. RecycleYourElectronics.ca is spreading the message of recycling electronics with a short video that shows the social and possible romantic consequences of being a person that stores old out-of-use gadgets around the house. Watch it here 🙂
This dress belonged to Mum. She got it in Hawaii on a stopover vacation when I was about 2 years old. It’s one of my favs. Photo was taken by Kelly Kruschel.
I would really love to be at a beach right now. Went up to the cottage this weekend but it wasn’t very warm and the bugs were brutal. Still have the Chevy Camaro until 8pm tonight so Sean and I are gonna go for a cruise after work. I had a burrito for lunch again from Playa Cabana, we’re in a relationship now haha. He didn’t win at the MMVA last ngiht but he DID win in the style deportment. Got him decked out in Ted Baker and will share some pix of that soon.
The event is curated by by Timothy A. McCready and Justin Peroff with performances on 3 different stages by Buck 65, Bizzarh, Biblical, the Golden Dogs, BB Guns, Michael Rault, Ice Cream, the Pairs, Bouquet, Choir!Choir!Choir!, the Good Enough Live Karaoke Band, Hollow Earth, and Almighty Dreem Egg.
There are also DJ sets by Elaquent, Sunclef and Brendan Canning AND Becca Lemire is doing a SAFARI PHOTO BOOTH!
TBH I’m really stoked about the photobooth. Thinking it might be a little bit like this…RARRRR. Becca said there will be REAL ANIMALS. Can’t wait.
You can get tickets at the door and the party goes till 11pm! LMK if you are going to be there my TWEETING ME!
Also, look up at the full moon tonight and make your 8 wishes. Today marks a special Friday the 13th since there’s a full moon. The next full moon on Friday the 13th won’t occur until August 2049. Oh, and I JUST GOT A TATTOO! If you’ve been reading for a while you will know I think it’s good luck to get tattooed on Friday the 13th, a bunch of mine were done on this day.
Tweeted Warby Parker about the new Karlie Kloss collabo and look what they did! I;m a big fan of the brand and am pulling out my credit card as soon as I finish typing to buy a pair of these. OMG. She even said CASIE not Cassie.
Now THAT is how you work a celebrity ambassador collaboration.
This beautiful little package arrived the other day from Dermalogica full of goodies to pamper and treat my skin for the summer. I’ve been using Dermalogica for about a year now and blogged about some of my fav products here (Cover Tint w/ SPF 20) and here (Precleanse).
Over the past 2 months, I’ve had the opportunity to be an ambassador for their Little Grey Pass program and visit some of Toronto’s great spas for Dermalogica facials. It’s been great! So far the treatment I had at Hammam Spa is my fav. I’ve been to Hammam for other services but now the facial tops my fav, most relaxing things to do there. (You also get to use the sauna room when you book a Dermalogica facial! A++)
We’re hooking you up with this package of great products to pamper your skin for summer. The SPF products make year-round UV protection easy keep your skin hydrated, calm, and safe. I’ve ben wearing a their moisturizers for the last year that all contain SPF 20-30.
There are 3 prizes to be won:
1 grand prize of $200, that contains four items, SPF products, after sun repair and a toner
2 other prizes each containing two products
Contest is open to anyone in Canada and all you have to do is enter below. Winners will be picked random via Rafflecopter. Good luck! Here’s some more info on the SPF products and you can get your own Little Grey Pass here.
This weekend I had Saturday morning coffee with Andrew Dobson. He’s the blogger babe behind dobbernation.com and regular writer for Metro News Canada. We checked out the rainbow crosswalks in The Village and gabbed about adventure. It’s so lovely to chat one on one with a friend in the sun.
I almost got a ticket from this hot cop but told him I was getting a photo and jumped in the car with a smile.
Casie Stewart is a Canadian writer, director, and entrepreneur. She’s an award-winning content creator and expert in digital. During her decade-long career in media, she’s been named Canadian Screen Award Winner (Voice Pioneer), Best Travel Blog, and Top 30 Lifestyle Blogs in Canada. Casie has been a keynote speaker at SXSW, NXNE, TEDx, and spoken at YouTube Canada and the United Nations of Canada. She lives in Toronto with her boyfriend and loves summer weekends at the cottage when she’s not travelling around the world.