Everybody On The Phone, On The Phone

Took subway home from work today after stopping by the Nella Bella head office. I’ve been friends with the designers for years and truly love them! I do not however, love loud talkers on the subway. Don’t people realize they are being loud/rude/annoying? We all don’t need to know the floodplan of your new apartment or that your sister still has that loser boyfriend. Couple years ago I made videos of loud talking people and posted them online. I feel that might be a bit inappropriate now, but I still think about it. This is my new fav bag. A big black purse is a staple for every city girl or woman who loves to travel. My Nella Bella bags have been around the world with me on all kinds of adventures! Thank you SO much Tarek and the Nella Bella team for having me in today. Congrats on the new line! Check out all their designs at nella-bella.com. In other news, I like the West end and I don’t miss CityPlace. Sitting on the top of the bridge as I write this and feeling pretty good. Hope the sun is shining on you today. 🙂 CASIE

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And she was fair as is the rose in May.

Earlier this months I was chosen by Lancome Canada as one of 20 artists in Canada to be part of their big digital show for Luminato Festival. I was super stoked to be chosen for this experience! The theme was ‘the rose’ so I had my BF shoot me with a dozen roses up at the cottage in the sunshine. Unfortunately, I submitted my photos LATE and they would not accept them for the show. See below for a bunch of photos. They are kinda big so I didn’t leave them all on the homepage!

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Ted Baker London Celebrates 25 Years in Style

Last week I hosted Ted’s 25th celebration at the beautiful store in Yorkdale Mall. In true Ted Baker London style, it was a hoot! I played around in the clothes trying on everything I could get my little hands on, helping customers, drinking lemonade, and dancing to wicked beats. The entire store was 25% off to celebrate 25 years of the iconic brand. As a Ted baker London Ambassador, I was lucky to pick a few items out for myself! It was hard to choose, trust me! See below for event photos, fav items, and how YOU could win the trip of a lifetime. Ted Baker London Celebrates 25 Years The back room has a VISION BOARD! I loved this one but I didn’t end up getting it. There are SO MANY nice prints. Jumpsuit?! I loved these Safari print jeans I had to keep them. The coral top is now in my closet too. Most wicked DJ. Loved this girl! You can plan a wedding with Ted Baker as your stylish. Helloooo! This was my lovely shopping helper. What a doll! As part of the big celebration, Ted is offering YOU the chance to win an adventure of your…

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Are you the next #HTCone Influencer?

Have you seen this yet? Clicked the fancy ad in my sidebar for the new HTC One? If you did, you’ll notice it’s for a big contest with HTC  to win a phone and social + blog mentorship from none other than yours truly! This is my second partnership with HTC in the last couple years. I was given the phone a few weeks ago and almost all the photos I’ve published here since have been shot with the HTC One. The selfie cam on this lil’ thing is the best I’ve seen and the reviews of it are great! I posted a bunch of photos over the weekend and a collection in this post here. The phone itself is made of aluminium and the home screen is a feed of all my social activity and news. HTC is looking to help someone take their blog to the next level by offering them mentorship from a famous successful blogger. You’ll win the HTC One, mentorship, and you’l be published right here on THIS IS MY LIFE. To enter, click the ad in my sidebar and follow to the box that says “ARE YOU THE NEXT INFLUENCER?” For hard core tech info about the HTC One, visit htc.com.…

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Ted Baker London Celebrates 25 Years

On Thursday, May 16th, Ted Baker London celebrates 25 years of beautiful style, design, and adventure. You’re invited to join the national celebration hosted by ME at the Yorkdale’s Ted Baker London store. Designer, aesthete, traveler, connoisseur and debonair man-about-town; there’s not much Ted Baker doesn’t know about this business we call fashion. The Toronto flagship store has only been open for a few months and I was happy to be one of the hosts that night. Remember that beautiful blue dress? Ahhhh, yes, how could one forget. I’ve also got a GIVEAWAY for one of Ted’s 25 Year’s limited edition taxi print scarf. See below for details! Event Details: RSVP Here.  As a Canadian Ambassador for Ted Baker, I feel it’s my duty to let you know some of the great items in store for Spring 2013. I absolutely love this brand. I feel like all the clothes were made with me in mind. They’re extremely well made with acute attention to detail. My Summer Favs for Guys & Gals Ted’s also been busy designing a range of limited edition pieces featuring the exclusive London cabbie print. Ted totally knows how to celebrate. The scarf you can win is this limited…

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About Town w/ the New HTC One

It’s been one week with the new HTC One and I can say two things, I’ve never been stopped so much for someone to look at a device and I don’t really miss my iPhone. I’ve literally been stopped (by dudes mostly) in the elevator, at Target, at bars, and at dinner, just to show it off and have them touch it. It’s a good feeling. I took all these  photos with my new HTC One over the last couple days. I’ve really been enjoying the weather 🙂 Harmonica Devil in the Blue Dress Queen West   The Nursery at The Drake Hotel Set List for Alphonse Lanza’s New Band Pano of West End Sky Spring is in the Air Trinity Bellwoods Garage Sale The Golden Gates Alphonse Lanza Bathurst Bridge Princess Gates BMO Field Niagara Street Cottage Garage Sweep Pano from My Condo Morison Lake Floating Fire Funny Faces Bar Carving My Linus 3-Speed  jacflash  Greenhouse at Bellwoods I’ve taken over 400 photos, lots of selfies, and posted a few videos in the last week. The front facing cam on this baby is out of this world, you’ve never had selfies so fresh. There’s a couple photo skills I’m working on but overall,…

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HOW MANY LIVES WILL YOU LIVE?

The latest campaign from Perrier for ‘Secret Place’ is pretty rad. I showed it to my work peeps and we loved the complex digital journey. I really like mix between branded entertainment and game.  In Secret Place, you’re at the Ultimate Party and you get to live out the experience from the perspective of each of the 60 guests. Hmmm, sounds interesting… This is the part I love It took them 18 months writing scripts and scenarios to produce a film shot from each character perspective. Then, they had to build in the functionality to seamlessly switch characters with one click. Mind blowing! “Imagine having to reproduce the sound of a bottle on a bar as many times as there are people in the room who can hear it.” I can’t imagine. There’s are a bunch of different rooms to explore at the ‘Secret Place’ party, it you haven’t done it yet. I encourage you to give it a go. This scene gets pretty sexy… The prizes are parties at some of funnest places around the world including Ibiza, Art Basel in Miami, Saint Tropez, Rio for Carnival, and Sydney for NYE. The experience is available worldwide but open to 20 countries to play…

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