Spending time with last night’s #TheLaunch artist #EthanYoung talking about launching and his chart soaring song #Giants .
This man Boy George & Culture Club 💗 As iconic as he is, he is that kind and grounded. What a beautiful and soulful combination.
Minutes before the interview, I was told I’d need to interview him in front of various media outlets (and I mean right smack in the middle of all these outlets). He pulled me into his space and said “Don’t be shy.” I let go.
Enjoy the interview! #TheLaunch
Chatting with POESY about being this week’s LAUNCHED artist. We also discover her official “spirit animal” and of course, discuss her #1 single #SoldierOfLove #TheLaunch.
What a pleasure to hang out with The Static Shift members! They were LAUNCHED last night by Scott Borchetta, Nikki Sixx and Dann Huff! Congrats Isaiah, Mitchell and Keone! They now have the #1 ROCK song on iTunes with #WideAwake #TheLaunch
Music Icon and co-creator of #TheLaunch #ScottBorchetta shares his insights on last night’s debut show and his love for #Canada and Canadian talent.
Meet team racers, Megan and Courtney, as they share "famous hometown phrases" from Newfoundland. True Canadiana!
Meet team racers, Andrea and Ebonie, as they share their backpack "must-haves" for Amazing Race Canada!
Meet siblings, Adam and Andrea, as they share their "special mojo" advantage for Amazing Race Canada!
Meet "You Tubers," Dan and Riya, as they discuss waiting for Amazing Race Canada to begin!
Meet team racers, Sam and Paul, as they share some of their lucky items packed.
Meet Ivana and Korey: "Beauty and the Hulk," defining team panda for Amazing Race Canada!
Meet Karen and Bert as they welcome you into their hotel room while sharing some pre- race strategies.
Meet Zed and Shabbir as they are "armed "and ready to go for their journey.
Meet Kenneth and Ryan as they define #TEAMGIVER for Amazing Race Canada!
Meet Aaron & Deb as they prepare to embark on the Amazing Race Canada!
This year, I was invited to attend the 2016 Celebrity Connected Oscar Suites.
Celebrity Connected is considered the “Who’s Who“ in gifting suites. Guests included: Corbin Bleu of High School Musical, Jiff Pom the dog, Cameron Monaghan - “Ian” from Shamless, Ginuwine, and so many more singers, actresses and models.
Tommy Geraci and I, were greeted by our adorable handlers, @aijalon_skye and @glitzysmiles. A “handler” is someone who holds a sign, and as you go through the room meeting people, they know your name and who you represent. In this case, I am a proud member of 411 voices.
Tommy and I walked the red carpet and then were escorted into the gifting suite. We were immediately given champagne and skincare. I could tell this was going to be fun! It took us several hours to make our way through the crowded room. As an American living in Toronto, it struck me how many companies were Canadian!
Some of my favorite stops were:
Skinny Pasta – eat pasta and stay skinny! Featured on the Dragons Den. High protein fresh pasta, Gluten free, non GMO and DELICIOUS!
PINK KARMA and their beautiful jewelery.
Freida Anti-aging Skincare (As seen on Dragon's Den) was a hoot! I can’t believe how my skin feels after using her 100% natural products and she is from St. Catherines, Ontario! www.zoespa.ca
It was an amazing time spent with so many innovative companies!
In my world, there are two dreaded clothing styles: bathing suits and jeans. Before you react, knowing I am an advocate of positive body image, I am just being honest, that I truly don’t enjoy shopping for these items. It’s not a matter of what others will think, in terms of how I look, its is a matter of how I FEEL in them. So when Lisa Simmons, of Lemonberry invited me to a jeans media event, I cringed.
Lemonberry is a boutique inspired by NYC. I felt immediately at home. There is a key focus of eco-friendly, non-toxic, sustainable and Canadian products.
I haven’t purchased jeans in over 12 years, my last pair was bought in Chicago on a pre-baby get away with my husband. Fast forward, I use those jeans as my “guide,” striving to ensure those jeans can still fit! Bootlegs never go out of style, right?
Back to Lisa, I shared with her I haven’t worn jeans for 12 years and am really very “anti-jeans” for I find them to be very constricting and difficult for my body shape (Goddess number 3 from my bestselling book “Find Your Inner Goddess” - formerly known as a “Pear shape). Lisa was shocked and took my hesitance in stride. She was convinced I would find a pair to fit my style ;).
The shop is so adorable and inviting. I was welcomed by a bubbly staff and was directed to Lisa. She was aware of my “fear” over this activation and made me feel welcomed. She took one look at me and offered a size selection to Dish Duer, the jean vendor.
Dish Duer a form a “technical denim,” designed in Vancouver. The jeans have a “Co2 neutral softness” by Edelweiss technology. As a result, the beechwood fiber from Austria is carbon neutral.
The vendor and Lisa selected two pairs of jeans and styles for me to try. The first pair went on without a hitch, but the rise was a little off. I was completely impressed they fit! The second pair went on like a dream. The irony is they are “skinny” jeans and I would never have chosen them for my shape.
The fabric is moveable, meaning I could even perform exercises in them! I couldn't believe the mobility and comfort. As someone who lives in active wear or dresses, these jeans finally gave a new definition to my wardrobe.
We also chose black denim. It is called “Forever Black” which is a blend of recycled and sustainable fibres, this fabric has unparalleled colour retention. Patent pending colour-lock technology that seals in the colour so that after 20 washes there is no colour fading! So impressive!
That’s was the fastest 15 minutes of my changing room life!
Lisa then introduced me to Amy's Place Handmade. Handmade candles and other beautiful things. Part of my swag bag was a beautiful spruce candle. The scents are so pure. She also makes a “Coco Chanel” scent so I knew we would hit it off.
My swag bag was loaded with other goodies including Lisa’s of LemonBerry own signature pink lipgloss, my go to on the run, as well as, cute gloves from PreLoved, proudly sustainable and made in Canada.
Overall, it was just a positive experience breaking down my own ‘style fears’ and validating that when in doubt reach out to an expert.
LemonBerry is located at: 2 Orchard Heights Blvd #10 Aurora L4G 3W3 905 503-2121