web analytics

Montreal | Hi-Speed Blogging in the Sunshine at 90MPH

Montreal | Hi-Speed Blogging in the Sunshine at 90MPH

This week was a busy one and I’m looking forward to a nice sleep at the Fairmont Montreal tonight. We’re on the train heading to Montreal for Nuit Blanche and¬†thanks to Montreal¬†Tourism.

Remember that contest I entered and a bunch of you guys helped me fill the train? I didn’t win the contest but they invited me to come along for the ride and experience Nuit Blanche Montreal.

Bae working away, looking all cute.

Earlier this week I was working form the new 1188 Films office and dressed the place up with some spring flowers. ¬†There’s 8 days until daylight savings, if you;re counting down like me.

This is the before face of going¬†through the worst pain I have felt in my entire life. I’ve been having high blood pressure along with those chest pains I mentioned so I’m unable to take my old contraceptive¬†and got a IUD. I wasn’t¬†expecting it to be so painful and felt nauseous after, it was brutal. Good thing it’s a five year plan. I’m thankful my doc was so lovely and took great care.

Lucky for me, House of Cards is BACk so we binged a couple episodes last night while I was in recovery. Much better today and back to my regular bouncy self. Claire Underwood, I love you. Maybe I should keep short hair? This internal ‘cut it or grow it’ battle never ends.

We’re on the train for 4 hours, currently going aboout 90MPH. I’m glad to have NextIssue and will be reading magazines once I hit publish. I’ve been reading magazines I never used to buy¬†since I’ve got them all at my fingertips now (Nylon, More, Cond√© Nast Traveller, Dwell).

This cover of Vanity Fair is awkward, no? Loving the images in Cond√© Nast Traveller. Makes me want to just pack my bags, sell my stuff, and travel the world! The digital reading experience is so neat and full of extra content you don’t get in a traditional paper magazine.

You can download NextIssue here and give it a try for 60 days free w/ code ’60Free’.¬†Some weekend reading ideas below. Saveur is next on my reading list.

Screen Shot 2015-02-28 at 11.56.21 AM

I’d like to send a HUGE thank you to Netflix for letting me now¬†Mean Girls is NOW ON NETFLIX IN CANADA. They sent a little handwritten style note with the shirt below. ¬†Loved coming home to this yesterday.

Another thank you to Charming Media and Skechers for the new kicks. TBH I hadn’t thought about wearing Skechers since the height of Britney Spears days but these little runners are really comfortable. They’ve got memory foam and and very light. A good reminder that spring is around the corner and I should have been¬†be working on my beach body Anyhoo, I’ll be putting these to work after the weekend.

Make sure you’re following me on Twitter and Instagram @casiestewart, I’ll be posting heaps over the next 24 hours!

With love from a Via Rail train on Telus mobile wifi, we just passed Kingston and the sun is shining nice and bright. So bright in fact that it feels like summer in my seat. Love it!

<3 CASIE

 

Follow:

Lookbook: #SpreadLeLove w/ Le Chateau

Lookbook: #SpreadLeLove w/ Le Chateau

I’m a little bit late the game with this but it’s still February and there’s always time for LOOOVE!

Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 2.03.22 PM

Earlier this month Lauren and I were featured in the latest lookbook for Le Chateau. This was especially fun for me since I used to work there back in high school, Fairview Park Mall in Kitchener FTW!

Le Chateau gathered some of their favourite Toronto media, had us pick outfits, and scheduled a shoot day to capture the love. Ours is BFF love obviously.  See the whole gang in this post by She Does The City or on the Le Chateau blog.

Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 2.03.55 PM

We had heaps of fun shooting! Lau and I have been having our photos taken together for years so we’re ready to roll as soon as the camera is on. We picked the same necklace and gloves without even knowing. We planned the same hats in different colours. Dressing the same as your bff is really fun.

image1

I loved the cuteness in Daniel and Julio’s photos. All the love! Find them on Twitter at @DoTheDaniel and @Fashionights.

Screen Shot 2015-02-25 at 2.21.59 PM

Sending love to you across the internet!

<3 CASIE

 

Follow:

No matter what you’re doing, do it with style.

No matter what you’re doing, do it with style.

I can’t express enough how writing a blog is like therapy for the soul. Also cheaper than a therapist! You help yourself by writing it, and being able to look back helps you move forward. I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed but¬†overall excited about things I’m working on. February is aways the most difficuly month, it’s so cold and SAD. ¬†It’s not always rainbows and butterflies over here! I’m a real human. ūüôā

This is my life…

Was at St. Michaels hospital yesterday, I thought the hallway looked nice.¬†Have had some chest pains the last while so trying to figure out what’s going on is one of my latest¬†missions.

Had an X-Ray the other day and was referred to a special clinic to book an ultrasound. Hospital gown chic.

Remember, no matter what you’re doing, do it with style.¬†

View Post

Follow:

Lookbook + Video: #JayuBlogged Fresh Collection SS15

Lookbook + Video: #JayuBlogged Fresh Collection SS15

Lookbook + Video: #JayuBlogged Fresh Collection SS15 via @casiestewart

A couple weeks ago I was on set at a Toronto studio w/ Canadian jewellery designer Sally Han of Shop for Jayu. Last summer¬†Sally and I exchanged emails about their first look book and I wasn’t available to take part at the time but this round I was. We had heaps of fun on the full day shoot and I’m happy to share the final product!

For my looks I went with, ‘Glamour Calling’, inspired by big hair and bright colours a l√† 1992, and ‘Vintage¬†Traveller’¬†inspired¬†by Twiggy & Pan Am Air¬†in the ’60’s, with a bit of Edie Swgwick.

The other bloggers featured are Jodi Blk in monochrome and Victoria Simpson from Haute Canada in with the pink balloons (and the legs!).

Here’s a behind the scenes video by David Sztrimbley and a peek at the lookbook. See the whole thing here and check out the latest collection at¬†shopforjayu.com.

Lookbook + Video: #JayuBlogged Fresh Collection SS15 via @casiestewart

Lookbook + Video: #JayuBlogged Fresh Collection SS15 via @casiestewart

Lookbook + Video: #JayuBlogged Fresh Collection SS15 via @casiestewart

Lookbook + Video: #JayuBlogged Fresh Collection SS15 via @casiestewart

Lookbook + Video: #JayuBlogged Fresh Collection SS15 via @casiestewart

Lookbook + Video: #JayuBlogged Fresh Collection SS15 via @casiestewart

Follow:

End Distracted Driving with #JustOneTap

End Distracted Driving with #JustOneTap

I’m not gonna¬†to lie, I’ve texted¬†while driving. Even¬†worse, been stuck in traffic and taken¬†photos. I’m sorry, it’s not ok and we are all guilty of it. I’ve made a point to put my phone out of reach or on the passenger seat. Distracted driving is one of the main causes of accidents.

(null)

Distracted driving is a HUGE PROBLEM and a¬†Canadian-owned, Calgary-based startup has an app for that. AppColony has developed OneTap, a brand-new, free app for Android phones ( IOS version coming soon!) designed to help end distracted driving in Canada. They surveyed Canadians and found some statistics we can’t ignore.

OneTap automatically senses when a user is driving and blocks out unnecessary distractions, while allowing you to stay connected.

FEATURES ‚ÄĘ Prevent distractions from calls, texts and alerts ‚ÄĘ Activate manually, or let it detect when you‚Äôre driving and turn on automatically ‚ÄĘ Easily review collected alerts when you arrive at your destination ‚ÄĘ Track your driving habits and be safer behind the wheel ‚ÄĘ Keep on eye on your family‚Äôs distracted driving ‚ÄĘ Send and receive urgent calls and messages‚ÄĒOneTap will notify you when you should pull over to receive an important message

For more information on the app visit getonetap.com, watch the video below, and download from¬†the Google Play store here. I’ll keep you posted for when the iOS version is released.

Recently, Toronto Police used a hearse to drive home the  issue of distracted driving.  In the last four years, Toronto officers have laid more than 82,000 charges for offences related to distracted driving (source). THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF GUYS, PUT DOWN YOUR PHONES.

Be safe on the roads out there and please, please don’t text and drive! There’s no message, or social update more important than your life.

<3 CASIE

 

Follow:

One of The Great Things About Monday Is…

One of The Great Things About Monday Is…

I know that Monday feeling, back to work, especially in -40 with windchill weather can be a real downer. BUT one of the great things about Monday is it’s the start of a new week and you never know what the next 5 days will bring.

I always find myself looking at the world/into my computer screen with wonder and excitement. Not knowing what emails about coming your way, who’s been creeping your socils profiles, what the world has in store for you. So, keep your head up, put a smile on your face, and greet the world with s sense of wonder and opportunity will come your way.

his weekend I recieved a link to a short film by kate Yorks that I was a PA on about 2 years ago. It’s now online! It’s been shows at a few film festivals in North America. You can watch below. Great job 1188 (Sean’s company) and congrats Kate!

Screen Shot 2015-02-23 at 10.27.28 AM

In other news, Behind the Red Carpet film that I am IN premiere’s tonight¬†on CBC’s documentary channel. Tune in details below. I’ve talked to our producer and distributor about getting a link and or when it will be on iTunes in Canada. Crossing my fingers for Netflix!

Sending you positive¬†intentions for the day and week. DAYLIGHT SAVINGS IN IN 13 DAYS! We’re are more than half way through the saddest month of the year and spring is around the corner. I’ll keep reminding you of this!

With love from across the Internet, 

CASIE

Follow:

Couch, Kleenex, Sneezing, Blarghhh, I’m So Sick

Couch, Kleenex, Sneezing, Blarghhh, I’m So Sick

I have the worst cold, I’m so sick. I feel like hell. Sneezing every couple minutes and the amount of kleenex I’ve gone through today alone is disgusting. I’ll be staying inside all weekend and recharging my batteries.

(null)

Valentine roses are still looking pretty.

(null)

Went to the Artist Project last night and it’s really cool. It’s on all weekend, definitely worth checking out.

(null)

Can’t write anything today. Can’t think.¬†Ordered some spicy takeout and am drinking heaps of water. Pretty glad to have this week’s episodes of Y&R on PVR. There’s nothing I’d rather watch right now!

<3 CASIE

Follow:

#TBT Thailand: Panoramic Views of Somewhere Warmer Than Here

#TBT Thailand: Panoramic Views of Somewhere Warmer Than Here

Came across these photos on my phone and¬†forgot I even took them. I love how panoramic photos capture a time and place. Fond memories. These were all taken on my trip to Thailand just over a year ago with Contiki Canada. They took 17 of Canada’s top content creators on the trip of a lifetime. We had so much fun. these photos were taken in Bangkok, Chaing Mai, Koh Tao, and Koh Samui. Go back in time and relive my trip in posts tagged Thailand.

I would absolutely love¬†to be somewhere warm¬†right now¬†but have too much going on to drop it all and get away. So, instead I’ve cranked the heat and dehumidifier and am sharing¬† travel photos. Enjoy!

#TBT Thailand: Panoramic Views of Somewhere Warmer Than Here #TBT Thailand: Panoramic Views of Somewhere Warmer Than Here #TBT Thailand: Panoramic Views of Somewhere Warmer Than Here #TBT Thailand: Panoramic Views of Somewhere Warmer Than Here #TBT Thailand: Panoramic Views of Somewhere Warmer Than Here #TBT Thailand: Panoramic Views of Somewhere Warmer Than Here #TBT Thailand: Panoramic Views of Somewhere Warmer Than Here image8 #TBT Thailand: Panoramic Views of Somewhere Warmer Than Here #TBT Thailand: Panoramic Views of Somewhere Warmer Than Here #TBT Thailand: Panoramic Views of Somewhere Warmer Than Here

With love,

CASIE

Follow:

Contest: 2 Tix to Artist Project Opening Night Party! ENTER RIGHT NOW!

Guys, The Artist Project opens TONIGHT! I have 2 tickets for the opening and I know you want to go. This is a super quick contest and it’s over at 4pm today.Scroll down and enter right NOW!

I went to the last year and it was really awesome. So many great artists and beautiful things to stare at, letting your mind wander. Took these two photos last year. Loved this balloon installation. Apology accepted!

IMG_5752

IMG_5781

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Artist Project 2015 from Artist Project on Vimeo.

Follow:

There’s No Need For Cable, LONG LIVE INTERNET TV!

OK, so yesterday we got cable and I’m pretty excited that I can PVR Young and The Restless. (Yes I still watch it. If you follow me on Twitter you’ll know I have conversations about the show with a particular group every now and then! I’m home sick, watching yesterday’s show right now actually.)

Getting cable seemed SO exciting but it turned out to be disappointing. The 200 channels we were given were 200 of the crappiest most basic channels! Yes, HD is nice but we already had a few good channels with a $30 HD antenna. We could watch Jeopardy, news, and the other shows I like including NCIS, CSI, Y&R.

However, the most important things here is, ALL THE SHOWS I LOVE ARE ON THE INTERNET. Internet TV is where it’s at!¬†

The only reason we took the package deal was that it made Internet cheaper and faster. Clearly the most important thing to us. Can’t wait to binge House of Cards on the 27th. Last night my bf said “Lets watch something on Netflix, and pretend we never had cable. It was better that way.”

The cable guy also switched the HDMI cable for the Apple TV so we had¬†to reconnect it. THANKS! ¬†Oh, and they also gave us a landline (look it up)¬†with a new (gasp) 647 number. We don’t even own a phone to plugin to it. Who needs a landline? It was 10+ years when I had one and I lived with my Mum back them.

So, I profess and claim, once again, my love for the internet. I’ll never leave you. I’ve been secretly working on something that involves the convergence of internet and TV and I can’t wait to share it with the word. In due time my friends…

With love, FROM THE INTERNET, 

<3 CASIE

 

 

Follow:

Interview: Behind The Red Carpet Film on Rogers

Look for us on channel 1 in Canada, Your World This Week. Our film is on CBC’s documentary channel at 9pm on February 23rd.

Follow:

Hair Today, Pixel Tomorrow!

(null)

Hi! Mobile blogging on the go again! This afternoon I’m at The Loft Toronto and Sylvie is trying pixelated hair colour on me. I’ve not seen this in Canada yet and it’s huge in Spain. The company there that does it is being very secretive about the process so this is a test. I’ve got confidence tho!

(null)

(null)

(null)

I’ve got some blog work to do tonight. I really should have done it yesterday but I was so laze and didn’t do a damn thing! Well, if you could making salad, a sandwich, watching movies/tv, and sleeping, I did a few things. Sometimes you just need to take a break, y’know?!

Luckily, we’ve got a short week and it’s only a few days till the weekend again. Sending you sunshine wherever you might be!

XO CASIE

Follow:

The Official NYFW stream! Today’s Shows, Right Here

The Official NYFW stream! Today’s Shows, Right Here

You don’t have to leave your house to see what’s happening at NYFW, watch the shows right here!

Today’s NYFW shows:

Le Petite Robe, Carolina Herrera, Taoray Wang, Angel Sanchez, Dennis Basso, Ready To Fish, Pamella Roland | Reem Acra, Vivienne Tam, Libertine, Oudifu

Follow:

We are most alive when we’re in love.

We are most alive when we’re in love.

Sean is making me dinner and the house smells lovely. He’s about to put the steak, lobster, and scallops¬†on the grill and I could not be happier. He even got my fav wine, beer, AND vodka today. I don’t post about our love that often¬†but I feel extremely grateful everyday, and especially today, to have someone who loves me for who I am and not only accepts, but loves and encourages my weirdness and creativity. I could not be happier. I scrolled¬†through all my photos from the last year (HUNDREDS OF SELFIES BTW) and found a few moments worth taking a moment to remember.

(null)

(null)

(null)

I love you with my whole heart babe. Thank you. To many more years together, in love.

<3 CASIE

* title is a quote by John Updike

Follow:

About Casie Stewart

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.

SHOP MY FAVOURITE THINGS

Platform Converse OX – White
MORE INSIDE Sea Salt Spray 3.38 oz
Sister of Mine
Magnetic Lashes
WISHLIST
This is so nice.
Market Tote
I love the smell of this.
Heart balloons!
For an extra white smile.
Have this one!
Love my Kindle.
For good skin.
Support your girl gang!
The best travel pillow EVER.
Old favourite!
Love this thing. Use it a couple times a week.
Gold!  I have the black ones.
These are the ones I have!
I have two of these.
Just ordered these and they’re great.
Get $40 at Booking.com
Amazing coverage, long time fav.
I wear these all the time.
Travel essential for the 10+ years!
Love love love.
Soft, quick dry, travel towel.
Instant Pot essential!
My favourite shoes.

Get In Touch