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  • 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… Jetting 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. This @mamantoronto is brining ‚ėÄÔłŹ to…

    Speaking | TEDxWesternU Livestream

    Hello & good morning. It’s early on Saturday morning and by the time you read this my talk will probably¬†be over. See below for the TEDx Western University livestream. I’m the opening keynote at 9:20 and speaking about Social Media & The Human Condition. If you miss it the video will be online eventually. Here’s hoping all goes well! There’s some great speakers today. Check out the full schedule at¬†uwo.ca/tedx [iframe id=”http://cdn.livestream.com/embed/westernu?layout=4&color=0xe7e7e7&autoPlay=true&mute=true&iconColorOver=0x888888&iconColor=0x777777&allowchat=true&height=385&width=640″]  

    Tech l New Gadget – Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

    Today is an exciting day, new tablet!¬†This is my first post from the new gadget and I’m going to be spending heaps of time with it this weekend. I used to draw all the time with my old iPad but I gave it to mum a couple years ago. I’ve got my stylus ready to reactivate my old blog borderline artistic. Yahooo! Big thanks to Samsung for hooking a sista up. Pretty stoked about this new addition to the family. New gadget day IS THE BEST! Thank you #Samsung. Been ages since I had my own tablet, gave my 1st iPad ‘Andy Warhol’ to mum years ago. Gonna create some neat things w/ this new baby. #tgif #bloglife #mailbag #tech #tablet #GalaxyTabS2 A photo posted by C A S I E S T E W A R T (@casiestewart) on Oct 16, 2015 at 5:48am PDT

    This is My Life | Aaaaand We’re Back! That’s a Wrap on Summer

    Yes, I know ‘summer’ isn’t officially over but if you’ve been away from school or work, it’s pretty much over. The feeling is gone. Back to the routine. New notebooks, new clothes.  ‚úŹÔłŹ  Maybe a new attitude?!   This time of year is exciting, I love when seasons change. If at any point you feel meh, remember that Halloween and Christmas aren’t far away. The season of Netflix & Chill is right around the corner and it’s a great time to clean up your house, diet, friends, thoughts.  I was thinking I was on my game this morning but am an hour EARLY for something, so I really screwed up. Got Emily ready for school but didn’t get to go w/ Sean to drop her off.  Mixed up timing on something this AM. COOL START TO THE DAY! pic.twitter.com/CEoHaUTKo5 — CASiE STEWART (@casiestewart) September 8, 2015 The drive back from cottage…

    The Evolution of the Camera @ We Are Wearables TO Sept. 9th

    On September 9th,¬†We Are Wearables and Best Buy Canada are pleased to present“Capturing the Future“¬†an event that looks at the evolution of the camera and the documentation of our lives.¬†This is the largest event they’ve had yet and I’ll be speaking on a panel, while wearing a camera that’s live broadcasting my experience to the whole room. Cool eh? I can’t wait. The event will 100% sell out so get yourself a ticket. There’s over 220 people¬†on the list already! ¬†You must be a member who is RSVP’d to attend. There is no cost to sign-up or attend as a member.¬†Food from Pizza Pizza and beer from Amsterdam Brewery will be served during the networking part of this event. For more information and to see the night’s schedule & speakers visit wearewearables.com. Follow the buzz on twitter @wearewearables & #WWTO and mark¬†your calendar! CASIE  

    Lakeside Adventures | Boats, Babes, & Brunch

    Started the day w/ a cruise in the boat then came home and make some brekky. Whipped up a little fruit salad to keep in the fridge for healthy snacking. Went to a HUGE cottage party in Port Carling last night. The property was massive, big cottage, boathouse, beach volleyball,  BBQ, fire pit, and a funhouse to play in.

    Heteros Chroma, One Blue Eye + One Brown Eye

    When I was growing up I remember a girl from my modelling school who was really beautiful and she had two different coloured eyes.¬†I always thought it was so cool. Having two different eye colours is a genetic mutation (a beautiful one) called Heterochromia¬†(Greek: heteros ‘different’ + chroma ‘color’[1]). It’s¬†a result of the relative excess or lack of melanin (a pigment). I kinda always wanted to have one blue and one brown so I made it happen. Took a pair of Blue and one pair of and Brown Air Optix Color contacts and popped one in each eye. As soon as I tried them on I had to do a double-take. I looked so different! I wonder if anyone would notice? Do you know anyone with different coloured eyes? It can be caused by all kinds¬†of things and there are a ton of variations¬†on Wikipedia.¬†In interesting news, there’s a whole…

    Winners & Marshalls FW 2016

    Last week I went to the Fall Winter preview for Winners & Marshalls in Canada. Winners holds a special place in my heart because ever since one opened in Cambridge, ON (my hometown) mum and I always made a date of going to check out the merch. Right before Labour Day weekend and also late January are the best times to get the Winners clearance deals. I can’t tell you how many times I found a real bargain, something most people would pick over, consider too wild, or weird, then come next season it was totally the rage. Follow Talia at @talia_stylist! ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Dressing up in cozy coats and fuzzy hats!¬† 1 winners and marshalls canada fw16Scroll through a few of my favs you’ll find at Winners & Marshalls across Canada come Fall 2016 1 2 3 4 The event was upstairs at Peter Pan Bistro on Queen at Peter. I’d…

    Digital Detox #tbt 

    Looking back at my Amazing trip to Costa Rica where I stayed at Anamaya Resort. Read about my digital detox here. I’m ready for another one TBH! Check out this cool Summer Solstice RESET happening on June 20th in Trinity Bellwoods. Have a beautiful day!¬† XO CASIE A photo posted by ūüĎĽ C A S I E S T E W A R T (@casiestewart) on Jun 9, 2016 at 8:26am PDT

    New Mattress Love РEndy, Made in Toronto

    A couple weeks ago I sent a jokey tweet to Endy (a Canadian mattress company) asking them to be my¬†friendy, cute right? I was hoping it would be the start of a beautiful friendship where we got a new mattress and then had better sleeps forever. The end. Well, that’s exactly what happened! Sean and I have¬†been looking at getting a new mattress, after checking out Endy, he said¬†‘why don’t you tweet them’¬†and that’s how it all started. A couple days later I received an email from them and worked out a dealio. Working with brands via social can be really fun. When I’m looking to get the attention of someone, I often reach out via tweet or slide into their DMs. Building relationships with brands or influencers is a lot easier if you keep an eye on what they’re up so, and start out with a compliment or nice…

    Cottage Open, Spring is Finally Here! 

    Had a great time at the cottage this weekend. The weather was fabulous! Spent some time reading my book in the sun yesterday between yard work. ¬†There are heaps of leaves to rake, gardening, cleaning, etc. Check my Snapchat story HERE for videos and the wonderful sounds of nature ūüėä

    Work | Updated My Business/Professional Website

    Last night I updated my work/business/professional/resume website. You might not even know I had this, but I do! I’m kinda proud of it. It’s nice to see all my work displayed in one place after all these years. You can creep brand partnerships, upcoming and previous speaking engagements, and mentions in the media. Here’s a little snapshot, you can see the full site at casiestewart.biz.

    Greet the Day with a ūüėä and the ūüĆé Will Respond

    There’s a good chance you didn’t want to go to work today. The last two weeks were a weird time of year, you’re home and working less (physically/mentally) and it’s easy to forget what day it is. Or get fully dressed and leave the house if you’re anything like me.¬† If you’re reading this from Canada, it’s probably the coldest day of the year. Toronto is around -14 degrees ūüė≥¬†and I’m heading up north to the wilderness to spend a few days in a treehouse. Crazy? No, awesome! Adventure! I’ve packed a ton of warmies and food. Good thing I’ve got those vintage snowsuits. Yesterday was a really rad day, bff brunch, cleaned house, ditched the ūüéĄ, ran my fastest km, and made some great food. Feeling good about life, personal, professional, health. Mantra for 2016 is SUNNY AND BRIGHT. Was thinking last night and decided whoever said ‘the struggle…

    Video | My Top 10 Gift Ideas from UMBRA

    It’s here! My video of holiday favs from Umbra! There are so many great gifts in the store I had a ton of fun making this video with the Umbra team. Please ¬†like, comment, share. I love doing stuff like this ūüėČ [iframe id=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/zDaR7Y8gkXI”] I’ve linked to the items below so you can check ’em out. Shipping in GTA¬†is really quick, I ordered on Tuesday¬†and my stuff arrived on Wednesday. Free shipping over $50. My order is unpacked¬†and ready for some redecorating¬†and¬†redecorate and present wrapping this weekend! Shop the Umbra Holiday Collection here. My top 10 below! ANIGRAM RING HOLDERS design by Sung wook Park AQUALA BATH CADDY design by Luciano Lorenzatti PENDANT SCARF HANGER design by Laura Carwardine UDOCK TABLET HOLDER design by Moe Takemura RECORD FRAME design by Umbra Studio PRISMA MIRROR design by Sung wook Park PONGO PORTABLE TABLE TENNIS design by Stephan Copeland BUDDY BOTTLE OPENER…

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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.

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