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Events | Go Further with Ford & Get Free Leafs Tickets!

Wanna go to a Leafs game? The Ford Fanatic account on Twitter exists to provide an experience to check out TO’s hockey team. They’ve given away over 9,000 free Leafs tickets to the Ford Fan Deck. Last year I checked out a game in the Ford Fan Deck and they actually WON!


This year the Leafs are back with a new roster, ¬†new game, and new hopes at actually winning the Stanley Cup. [Don’t hold you breath there tho!]

In order to get free tickets, follow @TheFordFANatic on Twitter and keep an eye on their weekly challenges. they’ve got heaps of tickets to share with followers like you.


My first leafs game was in 1997 after winning Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Cambridge, Ontario. Former NHL all star Darryl Sittler came to our city to present the award. So cool!  Read more about that here.

To win tickets to a game before the 2016 season is over, follow @TheFordFanatic and take part in their weekly challenge. I’m not certain which game I’ll be at but when I know, you’ll know!

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Monday Feelin’ Like Saturday

Had a great weekend. Good Christmas. Went for a nice walk to the park and enjoyed the warm weather on Chrismas day.


Sean enjoying a scarf mum sent. Looks great on him tbh! 

Had a bbq with some friends on Saturday night. Was great to get out of the house after hibernating for a few days. We’d been in serious holiday mode watching movies and binging Netflix.


Not feeling so hot today. Feels like I’m getting a cold. Gonna rest up and keep this holiday mode spirit alive!

Hope you had a great weekend too.

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Holiday Mode

Holiday Mode

This time is year is so hectic, ahhhhh! Lots of running around from now till Friday! Today mum is coming down to help me with some office elfing, aka getting presents ready and delivering to clients.

This weekend at home was so nice, a great start to holiday mode. With Christmas on a Friday this year, I think it’ll be easier to really take some time to relax.

I’m totally in in love with these little sweaters Telus¬†sent over to help get into official #HolidayMode. The entire campaign is great.

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Do you know a tablet Dad?

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I probably spend the most time on my gadgets around my family but this holiday season, my goal is to spend less time staring at my phone and more face-time with the ones I love.

I like¬†putting on the (digital) fireplace, reading a book, or simply relaxing on the couch and staring at it. If ¬†you don’t have one via cable already, pop over to the Telus YouTube and put this one on your tv.

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I love the Internet and technology and how it keeps me connected to the world, but, taking a break from it is totally awesome too. Your batteries need a recharge.

Thanks Telus for helping me get into holiday mode. Can’t wait to cook Christmas dinner later this week! OK, off to do my efling!

Enjoy the day!

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Murray Christmas & More

It’s Christmas week, again already. Crazy to think how time flies, feels like I was just saying this the other day. (Omg how old am I? I sound like my parents!)

Can’t believe it’s trench coat weather! ¬†Dug up this Ted Baker scarf today, reminds¬†me of spring.

Spent most of the morning driving around doing holiday things. Ford hooked me up with an Explorer for the weekend to help de-stress my holidays, and it totally worked. Dropped off stuff to donation centres, picked up something from Umbra, holidays gifts for the office. Learned how much a two-four of Jack Daniels is. See Snapchat before tomorrow for that one. The stereo in this Explorer Platinum is amazing, also heated massage seats w/ screens for back seats.

In other news, I’m on the TV at Umbra. GO STOP BY THE STORE AND SAY ‘I KNOW HERRRRRRRRRRR’. ¬†There’s ton of gifts there and that’s why I was back today.

I had about 30 favs to put in my holiday video but that would have made it too long so we went with top 10. See the video here if somehow you missed it!


In other news, Netflix really knocked it out of the park today with their holiday gift. A Murry Christmas Bill Murray Christmas sweater.

Wow, wow, wow. @Netflix you have outdone yourselves! #MURRAYCHRISTMAS ūüéÖūüŹĹūüĎĆūüŹľūü饂ėÉ

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Tonight I am a judge Respect the Agave, tequila bartender battle. It’s at the Addison’s Residence, love this venue, looks like a rich friends house!

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Hope you’re having a great week!

With love,

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Friday, I’m In Love – Holiday Style!

Friday, I’m In Love  – Holiday Style!

I absolutely¬†love this. One of my fav songs since I lived in Australia 10 years ago. Heart warming to see this big group singing amongst¬†the lights of¬†the Toronto Christmas Market. I’ve not gone by there yet but plan to pop by next week during the day.

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Something cool about this vid and another reason I wanted to share…

To perform Friday I’m in Love, they required permission from Robert Smith of The Cure. After he watched a short clip they sent him, he loved it SO MUCH he asked them to donate the licensing fee to charity. Together, Koodo & Choir! Choir! Choir! (80 choir singers in TO)  are donating that fee towards sponsoring a Syrian refugee family.

ALL THE FEELS. I love it.

In other news, I went to the Koodo office during my last Telus visit and it’s full of bright colours and smiles.

Happy Friday, spread that holiday cheer! 

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There is nothing like staying at home for real comfort. 

Have been laying low and trying to slow down for the holidays this week. Monday I was at the office and took a little test drive w/ Chevrolet in the new Cruze.

Title is a quote by Jane Austin, today is her birthday.

This is my fav coffee shop in our neighbourhood, Cafe Neon. Walked over this morning and grabbed two coffees, for myself. I’m working from home today and wanna be prepared. Had a chuckle to myself wondering if that is a weird thing to do but don’t really care if it is! Quite warm out still, it’s nice walking weather. ūüėä

Started reading Makers by Cory Doctorow yesterday, someone sent it to me in the mail. If it was you, please lmk. I am loving it and it’s crazy how it was published 2009 yet foreshadows the future and right now. Reading before bed helps me wind down the mind.

Continuous scrolling made me forget how much I love turning pages.


Heading home to hang out and get a tree with mum this weekend. Can’t wait!

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First Canadian Palce Donates $25k to Community Food Centres

First Canadian Palce Donates $25k to Community Food Centres

Yesterday I joined friends & colleagues at FCP for the cheque presentation where they delivered $25k to Regent Prk Comminity Food Centres. Last week the new food terrace st FCP matched 10% of sales as a way to give back.  

Nice to see Daniel who JUST got married (to Julio of course). Congrats!

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The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

The last few days I’ve been really focussing on slowing things down, spending time at home. After a REALLY busy year, I feel December is a great time to recharge dem batteries.    

Took a trip to Ikea yesterday and it’s really quite chill there on Monday afternoon. Walked around talking on the phone, taking my time to dilly dally through the maze of housewares. Got meatballs of course. 

Been loving this warmer weather and still haven’t given up wearing my leather jacket. Today calls for a manicure. 

Here’s to a great week ‚ėÄÔłŹ  

Title is a quote by H. Jackson Brown Jr

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Murray Christmas w/ Netflix Canada

Murray Christmas w/ Netflix Canada

Last night I joined a couple friends at Andrew Richard Designs for the Netflix holiday jam. They also hosted a screening of the new Bill Murray Christmas Special that comes out December 4th. The photo booth printed photos and recorded slo-mo videos of all the guests. Here’s mine!

Merry Christmas!

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Monday, Monday, Monday!

Monday, Monday, Monday!

This morning I ventured out to Etobiocoke for a plant tour of a clients workshop. It was pretty neat. I love the smell of workshops. My dad owned a big hot rod shop that had a warehouse when I was a kid, I spent so much time there growing up.  Had to fully gear up with glasses and steel toe shoes.

It’s crazy warm in Toronto right now, 12 degrees! Apparently it’s NOT because of Global Warming, just an El Ni√Īo keeping things warm.

A record-breaking El Ni√Īo has shunted the jet stream far to the north, paving the way for warm air to shatter records. [More here.]

Here’s a little sneak peek at the Christmas tree April and I decorated at the 1188 office on Friday. It’s a selfie tree! We’re even got Drake, Kanye, and Otis the dog (RIP, love you).

Had some great chilli for lunch.

Tonight I’m doing a holiday screen printing workshop with Peach Berserk. Can’t wait! Might finally do that all over print of my face. I know that’s what you want for Christmas! 

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Winter, Spring, Jingle Bella

Winter, Spring, Jingle Bella

Oh hellooooo! This week has been a bit of a weird one. I’ve been pretty busy at 1188, this weather is lovely, and I’ve taken a bit of a relaxed holiday mode to blog work. When you’re a blogger/influencer you really don’t get a day off. I know I’ve chosen this but it doesn’t make it less tiring! My goal for December is to spend more time doing things offline/without a screen. More on that & Holiday Mode tomorrow.  I’ve still got things to share, my addiction to documenting will never go away! 
    
Made falafels this week for my first time and I’ve made them twice since. Seriously, best ever, so good. As a dipping sauce, crush up a garlic clove and blend with low-fat mayonnaise.  You’ll love it. 

Last night we took Emily to get a tree and tonight we’re planning to decorate. I wrapped a bunch of presents the other day so we had a few to go under the tree. 

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Looking forward to hosting family Christmas at our place this year. Hence all the work I’ve been doing to get the house ready!  It never ends! 

 

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Checking Out The New Terrace at First Canadian Place

Checking Out The New Terrace at First Canadian Place

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 Toronto,¬†The Cactus Club,¬†Amaya Express, Jimmy the Greek, Maxim, Ruby Thai,Tim Horton‚Äôs, Pumpernickel‚Äôs, 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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* Post sponsored by FCP

 

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Travel | Got Wanderlust? Take That Trip!

Travel | Got Wanderlust? Take That Trip!

As winter starts¬†to creep up on us¬†I find myself looking back through old blog posts of my travels.¬†I’m keen to book a trip for Sean and I for a little R&R under the sun early 2016. I’m thinking Dominican Republic, Cuba, or Costa Rica. I’m dying to feel sand on my skin¬†and salt water in my hair! ‚ėÄÔłŹ

Venice Beach, California, Casie Stewart, Travel, Capital One Aspire #C1ASPIRE

Venice Beach, California

Over the last few years I’ve been to Thailand, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and LA during the winter. I absolutely LOVE to travel but if you don’t manage your money right, it can be expensive.¬†Up until a few years ago I didn’t even have a credit card because I was still paying off my student debt from school. Having a card¬†with travel rewards was really important to me. I want¬†to get something back through my purchases!

I would rather take a great trip in the winter to boost my inspiration and pay it off my credit card, than not go at all and let the winter blues get me down.

You never know what’s going to happen, YOLO!

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Koh Tao, Thailand

I’ve partnered with a Capital One Canada one to tell you about their new and improved line of Capital One Aspire¬†Travel MasterCards. There are two to pick from that both offer great travel rewards and benefitsdepending on what you’re looking for. Here’s a quick summary and my fav features of each.

ASPIRE TRAVELTM WORLD ELITE MASTERCARD¬ģ¬†

With this card you can book the hotel, airline or rental car of your choice, then redeem your reward miles to cover these travel expense and even pay for the taxes using your reward miles. There are no blackout dates or hidden fees. You also get 2 reward miles for every $1 on all purchases and can earn  a $400 bonus in travel rewards when you get a new card. 

Once you spend $1,000 on purchases within the first 3 months, you earn a one-time bonus of 40,000 miles, that’s $400 in travel! There’s no limit to the mines you can earn either so start shopping! A couple other great Travel benefits include¬†Travel Emergency Medical and Trip Cancellation insurance. I’ve stressed it before, never leave home without travel insurance!

ASPIRE CASHTM PLATINUM MASTERCARD¬ģ

With the Aspire Travel¬†Platinum MasterCard, you get travel rewards on every purchase and there’s no limit to how the amount of miles you can earn. There’s a one-time bonus of 10,000 miles ‚Äď equal to $100 in travel ‚Äď once you spend $500 within the first 3 months. There’s also¬†Platinum MasterCard benefits, including Travel Accident insurance, and Baggage Delay coverage.¬†

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Tortuga Island, Costa Rica

This photo was from a day sailing trip to Tortuga Island while surfing in Costa Rica. I would love to go back there! It was one of my fav trips and went there all by myself. I flew into San Jose and took an all day bus, ferry, then another bus to my destination, meeting all kinds of people along the way. I love that feeling of adventure you only get from exploring a new destination.

I’m dying to get on a plane and explore something new! I’ll be sure to document my travels, wherever they may be.

If you’ve got any questions please visit¬†this link to learn more or apply for a Capital One Travel Mastercard. Where will you travel to next?

With love,

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* post sponsored by Capital One but the story and wanderlust is all mine!

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I’m Going to a Treehouse!

I’m Going to a Treehouse!

2016 is almost here and I’m feeling excited, finally. The last couple of months my energy has been low¬†and I’ve been spending more time at home recharging.¬†Well, it worked! ¬†I’ve got three trips planned for January and this¬†year will be full of adventure.


The first on my travels is a short stay at a treehouse North of Toronto via glampinghhub.com. I’ve been working with them to¬†plan¬†a stay at one of their many glamping (glamourous camping) locations in Ontario. I’ve never been one for camping but glamping or a¬†quaint cabin in the woods is right up my alley. This¬†is a new take on the winter cottage, cottage life! We’ve chatted about building a tree house at the cottage in Muskoka and something like would be a¬†DREAM. I can’t wait to take you on my adventures!

The Glamping Hub location¬†I’m staying at with April¬†next week is a solar-powered treehouse hidden between trees, located on 6,000 acres of forest and trails. It’s the peaceful escape I’m looking for without being TOO far from the city.

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I hope that it’s snowy and we spend our days reading by the fire and cooking up hearty, healthy meals. If winter has left by then (you never know these days!), we’ll take advantage of the trails. If you’re keen to book a weekend in a fancy tent, cabin, treehouse, cozy cottage, or some other unique space, check out Canadian Weekend Getaway or other glamping spots around¬†the world at¬†glampinghub.com.

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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.

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