Events

Events, usually they have a hashtag.

Travel | Detroit in January w/ Ford Canada

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Early January (after the tree house adventure) I’m flying to Detroit, Michigan for the North American International Auto Show. This is my third time at the show with Ford Canada as part of their global blogger/media outreach.

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A couple years ago I attended the show and Ford snapped this great photo of me right before the auditorium filled up for a major media announcement. The NAIAS is very exciting and a super cool experience. I even made it into the Detroit Free Press, see here! Last year 5,000 journalists attended from 60 countries. Happy to be heading back!

On Earth Day 2015 I was in Dearborn, Michigan to learn about Ford’s commitment to sustainability. Can’t wait to find out what secrets and launches will be revealed in January. TELL ME ALL THE THINGS.

The press preview (Jan 10-12th) features 750 vehicles, interactive displays,  as NAIAS is North America’s largest and most prestigious auto showcase. I’ll be documenting my experience with Ford and sharing all kinds of BTS about launches, announcements, and other fun stuff we get up to. Make sure you’ve got me on the SNAPCHAT: casiestewart.

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This year we’re staying at the Westin instead of in Dearborn, MI. It’s been ages since I visited the D and have a little bit of time to explore when I arrive and the start of our media adventures.

Canadian Bloggers Attending #FordNAIAS 2016:

Andréane Viau
Ann Bacciaglia
Chad Cranston
Daniel Bader
Daniel Desforges
Davindra Ramnarine
Eric Novak
Jennifer Van Huss
Jessica Terry
Justin Connors
Kathryn Lavalee
Knowlton Thomas
Matthew Tully
Mike Grenek
Nancy Polanco-Chansavang
Shannon Leverette
Shannon Mischuk
Vernon Chang

I’m ready for a year of adventure and excitement!

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Friday, I’m In Love – Holiday Style!

Koodo Canada worked with the popular, Choir! Choir! Choir!, a group of 80 choir singers, to surprise and delight consumers at the Toronto Christmas Market in the Distillery District leading up to the holiday season.

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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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 TorontoThe Cactus ClubAmaya Express, Jimmy the Greek, Maxim, Ruby Thai,Tim Horton’s, Pumpernickel’s, 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

 

Travel | Travelcuts DOCUMENTARY Finalists – Vote for Your Fav

Hola and Happy Tuesday! Last week I viewed all the entries for the travelcuts documentary film festival and piked my favs. There were a handful of awesome entries. I’m dying to jump in a plane and go on an adventure after watching.

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It’s easy to vote, just share the hashtag that goes with your fav entry. I’ve listed each hashtag with the videos below. If you visit travelcuts.com/filmfest you can see the 3 finalist videos and easily vote there too.  Voting goes until Nov. 17th and the winner will be announced the following week at the screening. Exciting!

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This Is My Life | Keeping Up With The Joneses

This Is My Life | Keeping Up With The Joneses

Last week I filmed a little something for my friends at JONES Media. They’re launching a cool thing soon and you’ll find me in it.

Side note: Don’t know if you’ve ever seen the movie ‘The Joneses’ but I’ve watched it about 30 times, pretty sure it’s on Netflix. I won’t ruin it by sharing it with you but the concept is something you might find interesting.

I love these bright lights on my face, being mic’d up, and the camera rolling. It is so much fun. I’ve always loved being on camera! PUTTING OUT GOOD VIBES FOR MORE AND MORE AND MORE. 

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Thanks to these awesome peeps, great working with you! Sarah and I go way back.

It was SO nice out on Friday. Have you checked the weather for this week? We might break some records! It’s said to be over 15 degrees for 3/5 days. HALLELUJAH!   Let’s hope this is a glimpse into the winter we’re gonna to have, leave the deep freeze for the Arctic!

This week I am prepping for TEDx in London, Ontario – I’m speaking! The topic is The Human Condition and my talk is Psychology of Social Media & Narcissism. I’m really excited about this talk and putting the finishing touches on it.  I’ve booked another talk in Alberta for the spring. Winter may be on it’s way but things are heating up over here!

Check out this interview shared by my friend Lisa on Hip Urban Girl or my profile on the National Speakers Bureau.

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This Is My Life | Halloween & Chill

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Had a nice Halloween this year. Was a bit more chill than years before, didn’t go out-out on Halloween night. After taking Em & friends trick or treating we stayed in, got takeout and watched Netflix – first time I actually watched Nightmare on Elm Street.

On Friday eve we saw a dude in front of us with binoculars, I was puzzled to know who the creeper was. He was peering out the window, stopping and looking through them. It wasn’t until I noticed his shirt I screamed ‘WALDO> I FOUND HIM’. We all had a laugh. Drove up to snap his photo. Good costume mate!

  

Friday night we stopped by Maison Gothique hosted by Grey Goose Canada at Brasaii. Sean was a very convincing Fidel Castro while I was his pinup sidekick. I like this black hair look. Having long hair is something I’m not used to at all. It’s always in your face and gets caught on your jacket and stuff.

We danced the night away at the Tricon Films party after. It was heaps of fun. If you follow me on Snapchat you’ll have seen it already. Good music. heaps of cool peeps, a stripper pole, and great costumes. [Snapchat: casiestewart, add me!]

On Saturday I’d been scrolling Pinterest and Facebook looking at costumes all afternoon and threw this look together for trick or treating. Luckily I’ve got a stock pile of wigs and lashes to make anything into  halloween.  Wearing this kind of super long lashes is kinda weird, they block a bit of your vision but look fabulous.

Seeing all the little rascals run around for candy was pretty cute. they all got candy wasted shortly after.

Save this for next time you need to call in sick!

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Hope y’all had a safe and happy halloween. Now that it’s November it’s 100% appropriate to put on the holiday music and think about Christmas. I’ve got a bunch of presents checked off my list and put on my fav playlist yesterday.

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60 days  till the new year, don’t put off till then what you can start today!

@casiestewart