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  • New Zealand: Aeroplan + Moments Worth Millions

    What would you do with a Million Miles? Where would you go? I visited New Zealand and Portugal #withAeroplan this year and if I had a million miles I’d be off to India, South Africa, and Japan. I’m so inspired by adventure! Travelling is the best¬†way to enrich your soul, feed your curiosity, and expand your mind.¬†Portugal #withAeroplan¬† Porto!Portugal is so beautiful.Seafood! Aeroplan is back this summer with their incredibly cool contest, Moments Worth Millions. They’re giving away 5 Million Miles over the course of 5 weeks where 5 winners will each win 1 million miles. Think of the possibilities? 5¬†weeks. 5¬†winners. 5¬†million¬†miles. Do you know how many trips you can take with a million miles? You can take 20 friends to Hawaii in economy or a handful of besties in business. You can take 40 trips from Toronto to LA or take someone you love on a first class…

    How I Keep My Summer Tan!‚ėÄÔłŹ

    I love summer, vacation, being outside, boating, the cottage, and heaps of sunshine.¬† I do not however like the idea of getting old leathery skin from sitting outside under UV and you could not pay me to use a tanning bed. (I did that heaps when I was a teenager, wtf was I thinking?) I wear sunblock on my face all year, my favs are Clinique and Laura Mercier but also love having a nice tan.¬† Sophie, the legend!¬† A couple years ago I went to Hammam Spa and got a body scrub + spray tan and I loved it but was pretty expensive¬†and not something I can do all the time. A bit after that I went to a TIFF event where they had St. Tropez and I got a personalized tan sprayed on by their expert and totally kick-ass babe, Sophie Evans. She is super rad & has…

    It Takes Practice.

    This weekend was super relaxing. Bed early on Friday, Saturday nap, made dinner & dessert, Sunday boating, blogging, reading. I love the weekend to slow down, talk less, sleep more, and take a break from email.¬† I didn’t use to be so good at it, I had to work at relaxing, I couldn’t sit still. Last year I went to regular yoga at a studio. One of my fav parts about yogayoga¬†was the practice, making time for it, laying on my mat, moving through the poses, sweating, meditating. Something I learned from my teacher, Sandy was ‘not reacting takes practice‘. And although she said it in the context of trying to stay still in savasana, I carried it with me right out the door and into my life. Not reacting takes practice.¬† It took me a while to be able to lay there, still on the floor with my thoughts…

    Head in the Clouds: Altavie & The Art of Now

    Not long I went to an event at Only One Gallery featuring a reading by NYC poet Cleo Wade hosted by MedReleaf‘s brand, Altavie. It was one of the first cannabis-focused events I’d attended, it stood out with its classiness and the incredibly cool group of mostly women in attendance.¬† The night started with a guided meditation where everyone closed their eyes to take a few minutes for themselves. The panel was hosted by Briony Douglas who’s art was displayed around the gallery with a few other artists (Alpo Snow, Tahsin- The Good and Enzee Creative. Briony is one of my favs I have couple pieces from her recent show MOUTHPIECE in my room. AltaVie by MedReleaf aims to help make mindfulness more attainable Altavie is a high-end cannabis brand with a movement towards mindfulness, being present, and living in the now. I was there thinking, ‘wow this weed brand…

    Getting Higher: Rock Climbing

    I’m writing this from the cottage with the lake as my second screen. Last week was a busy one after being away but I love those¬†weeks almost as much because¬†things move fast and it’s motivating.¬† The other day I went rock climbing with Raymi¬†and some friends at Hub Climbing in Markham. I like rock climbing but it gets harder as you get older haha. My arms were a bit sore this week from wakeboarding and my trainer. I’m chuckling a bit to myself writing this because back in 2001, I was a Sunshine Girl¬†(Toronto Sun) and my bio said I liked ‘baseball, rock climbing, and want to work in marketing‘. At the time I had never gone rock climbing in my life. Safe to say I always knew what I wanted career-wise!¬† There’s a slide! Climbed these walls! Change room has lockers We were invited to check out¬† Hub Climbing‘s¬†18,000…

    Clean it out.

    If you’re looking for some motivation, start with clutter around your bedroom, house, kitchen, and clean it out¬†this weekend. You’ll feel heaps better!¬†

    Sometimes you just need a break.

    It’s a great reset to take a break from your everyday life and escape to the woods. Sean and I had 7 whole days alone before welcoming guests on the last weekend. It was an incredible getaway. After my Portugal trip I felt like I needed some time to reset. August is always a time where¬† I asses the year so far, look at my goals and make a plan for the final quarter. Fitness, mental clarity, more work I enjoy, travel, and balance are key. I hit the ground running w/ my trainer this week and after my first weekend of wakeboarding, it was kinda hard. MY ARMS WERE KILLING YESTERDAY. I’m determined to give it another go this weekend and hone in on my skills. I honestly never thought I would be a gym-loving wakeboard chick but here I AM.¬† Swipe for video of me wakeboarding (Cory Lee…

    Live from the Lake, it’s Vacation Week!

    HI! We’re at the cottage for Sean’s birthday week. Woo hoo!

    Oh my blog: WordPress Finally has a New Editor!

    First, a short story about this great card. I ordered it from Dani Kreeft‘s print shop, Dani Press before she shut it down. I loved her cards, the perfect short sentences paired with perfect photos she took herself.¬† This one reminds me of mum, she’s always there slow clapping behind me. I talk to her a lot. She’s the person I ring when something exciting happens and sometimes that’s few in a day. This card is also a reminder for me to be that person for others, to remind them there’s someone in your corner. Even when you feel alone, you are not alone, someone is rooting for you. If you feel like you are all by yourself, reach out. ūüíē I’m writing this post using the new WordPress Editor, Gutenberg. It takes some getting used to and I had almost finished my post when I accidentally deleted it so…

    Protected: Say Yes to You

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    Portugal Pt.2: Sintra & The Yellow Castle

    I went to Sintra, Portugal, the most romantic place!¬†The true romance was really how great this blazer matched the Pena Palace.¬† I bought it just before leaving Toronto knowing full well that it would¬†match perfectly. Ha! Aeroplan was open to me picking the places I wanted to visit for this trip and Sintra was top of my list. It’s a small resort town in the foothills of the Sintra Mountains, about a 20min Uber from Lisbon. It’s amazing¬†how close this is to Lisbon and yet so different than the city. There are a couple beaches nearby, but¬†unfortunately,¬†I didn’t make it there. Casa do Valle I stayed at a beautiful¬†place in Sintra about a 10 min walk from the centre of the tourist area. I booked it almost 2 months ahead and paid $149.42 CAD the garden suite near the pool. When I check to extend my stay there, it was…

    Up North: Summertime Glamping at The New Farm

    I went glamping on a farm and it¬†was amazing. ūüŹēChefs cooked all the food, we did yoga in a barn listening to Tragically Hip, I went in a greenhouse, there was a pond, the outdoor showers were glam, and there were 250 people. I knew this would be cool based on the invite, it was unique.¬†ūüôŹūüŹľūüĆ≥‚ėÄÔłŹ The glamping trip was hosted by Up Cannabis at The New Farm. The Tragically¬†Hip are big investors in the company and the band was there the whole day and had dinner with the group. It was the first big cannabis event I have been to. It was also the nicest camping experience¬†I have ever had and would 100% do that again. Up Cannabis can’t actually share their product with us but for the 50 media that stayed over to camp, they infused the same terpenes found in the product into the soaps, drinks, food,…

    Building a Great Influencer Program

    This summer I went to Vancouver to meet with the Canadian team of Telus Advocates. I’ve shared my love for Telus over the years but this experience was truly amazing. They flew in content creators from across the country to visit their Vancouver office, tour Telus Garden, create, eat, explore, and build relationships. I’ve worked with heaps of brands but I truly admire the influencer program Telus has built over the years. Ok yes, I am a little bias because I chatted with the team before they created the program and shared my likes, dislikes, and brand experiences. They have set the bar high for what it means to work with a telecom company or a big brand. The experience (as an influencer) is tailored to each person’s style of content and audience. In this post, I’m sharing a few of my tips for creating a great influencer program with Telus as my example.  Build…

    Portugal Pt. 1: What to Do in Lisbon

    Portugal is amazing! My trip with Aeroplan¬†this month was great and if you were following¬†on social you’ll know because I posted heaps of photos!¬† The air was hot, the food was good, and¬†I found inspiration in the bright colours and kind people. I took over 2,000 photos and kept notes during the trip. I did a bunch of research before I left and have been asked heaps about recommendations, so, I’ve broken down my trip into 5 posts based on things I did, which is only a fraction of what there is to do. Next trip I’ll rent a car and drive around to see¬†the Algarve, Braga, Cascais, Coimbra, Aveiro (the Venice of Portugal), and the historic town of √ďbidos. I’d like to take a second to thank Telus for keeping me connected. I have an Easy Roam package on my¬†plan where for the cost of a coffee & snack…

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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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