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FYI Toronto Vintage Clothing Show!

FYI Toronto Vintage Clothing Show!

This is quick personal note to tell you the Toronto Vintage Clothing Show on this weekend. I love vintage clothes and have been collecting them my whole life. I swear one day I will have a closet big enough to house them all!

The Toronto Vintage Clothing Show has heaps of clothes and accessories ranging in price and brands from streetwear to top designers. Keep an eye out for Chanel!


Details at torontovintageclothingshow.ca:

  • Exhibition Place
  • Saturday March 4, 201710am-5pm & Sunday March 5, 2017 10am-4pm
  • Admission $10 (cash only) 12 and under are free
  • There are ATM machines on site (line gets kinda long tho fyi!)


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Bueno Has an Awesome Trip Giveaway Right Now. ‚úąÔłŹ You Should Enter!

Bueno Has an Awesome Trip Giveaway Right Now. ‚úąÔłŹ You Should Enter!

I spent a while going through all my¬†travel posts to write this one. I love adventure and travel, going places and discovering new things. It makes me feel alive. I’m in a constant state of ‘where and I going next?!’.

Heard about the¬†Bueno Getaway¬†contest and had to tell you about it.¬†Aside from winning an amazing trip, you¬†will probably get some chocolate! I’ve loved Bueno since I was a kid, the soft, creamy, hazelnut¬†goodness just melts in your mouth.

You should enter, the prize is a trip to one of 15
incredible places in the world valued at $8,500.

I’d so love to visit all the great places on the Bueno Getaway: ¬†¬†Paris, Cape Town, Tokyo,¬†Buenos Aires, Nairobi, Goa, Xi’an¬†(Terracotta Army), Lisbon, Moscow, ¬†Lima, Santiago. I’ve been to the North American destinations Austin, TX, NYC, and Tulum.

There’s 3 easy steps to enter the contest:¬†

  1.  Pick your continent

  2. Choose your destination

  3. Enter your PIN

 Take the Bueno Quiz to Find Out Your Dream Destination

It’s my dream to one day visit Marrakesh, Morocco. The winning trip there is described so beautifully, totally sounds like my kind of adventure.

Marrakesh, Morocco:Living on the edge, everything for the moment, a walking ‚Äúyolo‚ÄĚ: these are just a few ways to describe your philosophy on life.¬†(Right?!!!) Funny enough, they are also a few ways to describe the culture of Marrakesh. Your adventure could start in the ancient Medina Market, overwhelmed by craftsmen and artists. It could continue in Ville Nouvelle, where you‚Äôd explore dinner featuring flavours you never dreamed existed. There is only one constant in Marrakesh: beautiful unpredictability.

A Few of My Fav Trips

Travelling gives you a feeling you can’t get anywhere else, it takes you places physically but also mentally, it opens your mind to new experiences, people, and food. These are a few of my favourite recent trips, missing from¬†this group are Costa Rica and New Zealand.



My next trip is somewhere warm for a real vacation and then a couple days in NEW YORK CITY for work.

Remember you are never younger than you are right now so make the most of each day. I would say buy the ticket and take the trip but in this case…

P.S. If you win and need¬†someone to go with, I’m here!

 

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The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. 

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. 

Been loving yoga the last month. I feel good! It’s hard to stay focussed on eating well considering how much I love food, chips, and eating the go. I’ve been cooking in the Instant Pot a lot and trying to have homemade food on hand.

Was at Sassoon last week for a trim. Love having a partnership for my hair bc it is pretty high maintenance. Always need a trim or colour to stay looking fresh. 

Last weekend I made another terrarium. TD Hooked me up with all the goodies so it was pretty easy. 

The weekend before I made a terrarium w/ Hawley & some friends at the Google Shop.


We had one really nice day out last week and now it’s cold again. I am really loving staying home more and yoga. I feel like I needed to take some time to focus on me, like my actual self. I’ve focussed on doing that more since my LA trip last month. Feels good.

Hope you’re enjoying the weekend!


Title quote: The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it. РRichard Bach

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2017 Canadian International AutoShow w/ @VWCanada

2017 Canadian International AutoShow w/ @VWCanada

Recently I went to the AutoShow with VW to check out what’s new for 2018. It was a PA day so people were invited to bring kids and pets along for the special event. I documented it all with my Snapchat Spectacles and they were a hit. You know how much I love tech and these things are rad, watch the video here. I’ve always loved cars, we spent heaps of time in the garage and hot rod workshop w/ dad growing up . It’s incredible how far car tech has come!

Volkswagen is known for great performance, reliability, and safety, ‘a good German car’ as I’ve heard so many times. We were looking at the 2018 Tiguan Redesign, 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, and 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf. There was also another little one I just loved, scroll down to see!

The event was hosted by Amber Mac, George Pimentel, Afiya Francisco, and Heather Davis. Amber of course talked tech aspects of the new cars, George took photos, Afiya talked about style and how your car fits your lifestyle and aesthetic. Heather is a family road trip expert and she shared how the 2018 Atlas was a great family car for travel, seats 7!

2017 VW AutoShow Event Hosts

The 2018 Tiguan Redesign is a great car for people who like adventure. ¬†I like the aesthetic of this car, it’s sleek but tough, you can tow a set of seadoos¬†or boat (up to 5500 pounds) and pack all kinds of stuff in the boot. Perfect for #cottagelife!¬†

New Kate Spade Boots, Ted Baker scarf, jacket from Venice Beach, and Spectacles of course!

My fav was the VW Beetle Dune. A few people said this was a perfect car for me. I love a cute little convertible! It’s actually quite¬†spacious with 4 seats and enough room for a couple suitcases in the trunk.

Ready for a road trip? I AM!

One of the cool new things they launched at the AutoShow was the 2017 Volkswagen eGolf. This a 100% electric car, perfect for someone who loves technology and sustainability.

It’s got a fully-digital cockpit and all the fun of the OG Golf without the gas. There’s also an option for 12.3-inch digital display behind the steering wheel. This baby can go up to 150KM/hr (but don’t) and almost 200km on a single charge.

The future is HERE. 

All-New 2017 Volkswagen e-Golf

Virtual Casie, in Virtual Reality!

The VR experience was very cool. It was my first time wearing a sub pack and the gloves for wireless movement and touch in VR. I touched long grass, threw snowballs, and stacked rocks to make an inukshuk all in virtual reality. Well done on this guys!

The AutoShow is on right now until Feb 26th at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.

There’s heaps of rad cars at the show but I definitely recommend popping by the VW booth in the North Building to see what’s new for yourself. The VR experience is totally worth trying. It’s a glimpse into the future!

For past adventures at the Toronto International AutoShow or the Detroit International AutoShow go here.

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Doing it for yourself. 

Been doing heaps of things around the house. This was my winter plan and I’m totally putting it into action. Got a new desk this weekend and my boudoir/office room really coming along! It’s a lot of work changing rooms around. ¬†We’ve got lots more to do on the house but it’s coming together.

Last weekend we got a beautiful new kitchen faucet. Being grown up is pretty great.

I wanted to buy them all, so cute gahhh!

 

Purchased a 3mo pass for YogaYoga near my house and I am SO LOVING IT. I really want to get in shape and after a week I really feel stronger. It’s nice to feel my body move like that again.

I can’t wait for spring an dI’m staying home until it gets warm!

You’ll never be younger than you are today so go out and make the most of it.

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Valentines Day Skating + Love ‚̧ԳŹ The #CityPlaceRink is OPEN!

Valentines Day Skating + Love ‚̧ԳŹ The #CityPlaceRink is OPEN!

We started our Valentines Day a little early this year! On Friday night Sean and I went to the CityPlace rink for winter festivities at Canoe Landing Park. Snow falling in the winter can be so magical and romantic. I love the crisp winter air!

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TRUE LOVE


CityPlace¬†is a little nostalgic and romantic for us since it‚Äôs where Sean and I met. ¬†‚̧ԳŹ¬†We lived in different condo towers¬†on Brunel Court and Fort York Blvd. when we first started seeing each other 6 years ago. ¬†Crazy how time flies!
The area has changed so much since we lived there. We were in the first buildings built close to Spadina and there are so many more buildings now with almost 20,000 residents.
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The snow made the night even more magical! Luckily its walking distance to everyone in the ‘hood!


This CityPlace Social was a chance for the developer (Concord Adex) to bring the community  together. Everyone who came to the social was hooked up with free hot chocolate, roses, and photo ops while skating under the moonlight.  There was a great performance by Canadian National Team figure skater Michelle Long too.

A rose for you my love!


The CityPlace Residents Association website details news and events in the area.¬†They’ve got a ‘Learn to Skate’ event on Saturday February 20th, more info on that here. They’ve also got summer events like movies in the park and a farmers¬†market.

The CityPlace Fort York¬†BIA launched recently to help grow the community as more businesses make it their home, see what they’ve got going on via Facebook.

After the rink (and lots of photos) we had a lovely diner at Hunters Landing. Great place, good food, and we had a great server named Matt. They’ve got a special Skate & Date menu for Valentines¬†but we just got a couple apps & pizza.

It was such a nice way to spend some quality time together doing something different in our old neighbourhood. Perfect Valentines Day!


Valentines Giveaway

I’m hosting a contest giveaway for a CityPlace prize pack which includes a $100 Gift Certificate for Hunters Landing. You can enter once per day. Contest open to GTA residents only. Winner will be picked on Friday!

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Some Stuff I Directed for Bacardi Canada Instagram

Some Stuff I Directed for Bacardi Canada Instagram

Had a fun time directing this shoot for Bacardi Canada’s agency with 1188. We spent two days on set in a studio. one shooting the people and another shooting product. We had a cast of about 5 people, most found via casting with the addition of my sister, Brock Mclaughlin, and Garrett.

I love doing these fun shoots! Safe to say we had heaps of Bacardi left over!


Slow Motion

The shot. All turnt up. #Fuego #FuegoFace #RedRum #SpicedRum #Tabasco #BACARDI #TruePassion #party #weekends

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The shot. All turnt up. #Fuego #FuegoFace #RedRum #SpicedRum #Tabasco #BACARDI #TruePassion #party #weekends

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Continuous Pour


Stills

First time #Fuego. #FuegoFace #SpicedRum #RedRum #Tabasco #Party #FridayNights #TruePassion #BACARDI #Selfie

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The hair might not get him into the party but the BACARDI Fuego will. #BacardiHouseParty

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I made a custom lipstick, meet ‘n00d’. Thank you @BiteBeauty! #BiteLipLabTO

I made a custom lipstick, meet ‘n00d’. Thank you @BiteBeauty! #BiteLipLabTO

The other day we drove past the BITE Lip Lab on Queen, it was snowing, and there was this gorgeous man standing in the window. I stared at him and then I was like ‘omg I know him, that’s¬†Christopher!’. Hadn’t seen him in forever, sent him a FB, then he invited me in to make a custom lipstick.

I’d like you to meet my first BITE/CASIE colour:

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The Lip Lab is on Queen just West of Bathurst.

Heaps of colours and I love how they’re displayed on the wall.

You can add up to two flavours to your lipstick. I did mint (only). ¬†I’m happy, it’s refreshing. I bet there’s some pretty great combos with these tho.

It didn’t take that long! I loved the first colours we mixed up and then Christopher got the ingredients, mixed it, chilled it on a cold plate, and put it in a tube. Then they engrave it for you at no extra charge.

Before I knew it, I had my very own unique lipstick, with my initials, and I waltzed off into the sunshine! ‚ėÄÔłŹ

Now I want to make a bright red and peachy one for spring.¬†ūüćĎ

If you’re interested¬†in stopping by, here’s your options. ‚Ėľ They said it’s super popular for mother daughter, bffs, sisters. I was there 3pm on a Friday and it wasn’t busy when I got there but¬†there were more people by the time I was leaving.¬† They also serve wine! ūüć∑


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This was't sponsored they just hooked a girl up with a lipstick. I love it so much, science + beauty ftw!

Breaking Down Investments w/ @TangerineBank

Breaking Down Investments w/ @TangerineBank

Last month I spoke on panel about investments with Tangerine Bank. Not ONLY was it super fun (watch the Facebook Live below) but I learned quite a bit about investing, RSPs, fees, and funds.

Over the past few years I’ve shared my millennial money woes¬†and it’s not been easy, sometimes embarrassing (remember the show Maxed Out?), but facing the problem head on helped me find a solution.¬†Once I¬†set a goal to payback school debt by 30, I stuck to it and accomplished my goal. Now I’m getting into investing my money so I have some later. I dream about retirement life all the TIME.¬†

Investing can be fun! Press play on the video to see for yourself!


WATCH THE VIDEO

 

We’re LIVE at BrainStation breaking down investments with Tangerine Investments Director David McGann, Personal Finance Expert & Blogger Barry Choi, Millennial Money Expert Jessica Moorhouse, Award-winning Content Creator Casie Stewart and Chef Matt Basile of Fidel Gastro‚Äôs.


Here’s a few key takeaways I think are really important, like how much money you need, when to start, and watching out for fees.

How much $ do you need to start investing?

NOT A LOT. The most important thing is getting into the habit of putting money away. Once you start to see it grow, you want it to grow more. I love putting money in my TFSA, good security to see that nest egg. 

When is the best time to start?

NOW. In the panel I said ‘a year from now you’ll wish you started today‘, this also works for the gym and eating healthy. Not matter what age you are, start putting some $$$ away. Mum set up¬†my first mutual fund in¬†high school after getting¬†my first job, but¬†I took the money out for university. I can only imagine what it would be now if I kept it all this time! ūüôą

What do I invest in?

The right path for someone else is probably not the ideal one for you. I started with my TFSA, putting some money away from each cheque, now I’m looking at what to invest in next. There’s lots of resources online like Barry’s blog¬†[moneywehave.com], Jessica’s website [jessicamoorhouse.com/resources], or on Tangerine‚Äôs Forward Thinking blog.

What about fees?
I am not an expert on this but this year CRM2 comes into play from the Canadian Securities Commission meaning your bank or advisor has to be clear about what they are making in a dollar amount (from your investments) not just 2% or 4%. You can get lower fees taking a bit more of a do-it-yourself route (ex. with Tangerine index-based Investment Funds


If you want to learn more I reco chatting to a friend, someone you know who has money, or making friends with Tangerine. They are all about ‘Forward Banking’ and I loved working with their¬†team on this. I’ve set up a new account and will be putting some money into new funds that I pick via the internet. I’m pretty stoked tbn. Here’s to a great 2017!

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Disclaimer: This post and my participation in the panel was sponsored by¬†Tangerine, all opinions expressed are strictly mine, ALL MINE!¬†ūüėä

I Got 3D Scanned by Telus at Sherway Gardens, it was COOL.

I Got 3D Scanned by Telus at Sherway Gardens, it was COOL.

Been to¬†a Telus store lately? They’ve got heaps of new tech and accessories, you can find a Fitbit (I have the Alta!), pick up a Nest for home, treat yourself to wireless headphones, and all kinds of other great¬†accessories. I mentioned a few of mine of the holidays here.

Well, ¬†in their constant pursuit of innovation they’ve set up¬†a 3D scanning booth setup outside the Telus store at Sherway Gardens. You can pop by and get yourself scanned! Telus will send you a digital avatar you can control with an emoji¬†keyboard.¬†I went to test it out IRL and broadcast my session on Facebook Live. Sherway Gardens is a hella nice mall btw, whoa. It’s been ages since I went there.

PRESS PLAY TO WATCH THE VIDEO ūüĎáūüŹľ

 

Getting 3D scanned w/ Telus hiiiiiii

Posted by Casie Stewart on Friday, February 3, 2017


I love working with Telus bc they’re always doing cool things in the community and topping up my life with great tech. ūüíö

Wanna get scanned in 3D? Swing by Sherway Gardens before February 14th to experience the 3D scan.

The booth is set up right outside the Telus store. And, if you’re not near the GTA, have no fear, more locations will be added soon. I’ll let you know when I know. ūüėé‚úĆÔłŹ

 

 

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Smart Marketing from Netflix w/ #SantaClaritaDiet

Smart Marketing from Netflix w/ #SantaClaritaDiet

A couple¬†weeks ago I saw these posts popping up on Instagram with #santaclaritydiet from influencers in the US.¬†All the posts had hashtags like¬†#Fitspo#NewYearNewYou #Hello2017#ImGonnaKillIt¬†and then I was like what the hell is this diet? And what’s with the blood?

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Well, we all know now that Santa Clarita Diet is a new show from Netflix¬†and it starts TOMORROW. Drew Barrymore is the mum and something happens and then she is ‘undead’. Tune into Netflix tomorrow to see what’s next. Netflix consistently makes great shows¬†so I always give them spin. Also, since I spend so much time binge watching, we can easily can kill a season in a weekend.

Here’s the Santa Clarita Diet ‘Starter Kit’ they sent me:

This finger looks SO REAL. Its actually pretty disgusting!


I really appreciate a good marketing package and Netflix consistently blows it out of the park. One year for Valentines they sent a House of Cards themed package to go along with the season launch. Another time then sent custom House of Cards Against Humanity. At Christmas once they sent a Bill Murray Christmas sweater and Netflix show themed wrapping paper. For award season one year they sent this package to play bingo and slippers for my guests.

Award Show Bingo + Netflix Slippers!

House of Cards conversation hearts! LOVE!

House of Cards Against Humanity!

I’ll be watching Santa Clarita Diet this weekend. Make sure you are following me on Twitter bc I always live tweet what I’m watching! LMK what you think.

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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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