Monday, January 31, 2011

THE Whitney Port visits Toronto!

A huge line-up formed all around the Eaton Centre Indigo store on Monday, January 31st for the one and only Whitney Port. I'm so glad that I went to line up early, because once I saw how long it was, I did not want to be at the end.

The store was packed with anxious fans grasping Whitney's new book True Whit, which is the reason why she was in town in the first place. Toronto was the first stop on her book tour, and it was great to see that she was excited to be up here in Canada.

Here are some pictures from the event!

All photos were taken by me, so please don't use them without a link to my blog! Thanks!
- Christinaaa

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Pretty Little Liars on New.Music.Live

Hey everyone!

As you may have seen or heard, the cast of Pretty Little Liars came to Toronto and made an appearance at MuchMusic on New.Music.Live on Thursday, January 27th. I'm so glad that I was able to get wristbands to be in the studio, because I definitely didn't want to be one of those people standing outside in the cold and snow...

Phoebe, one of the hosts of NML!

Anyways, my friends and I were able to be there during the live show and it was great to see the girls in person. Shay Mitchell, Lucy Hale, Troian Bellisario, and Ashley Benson were really nice and took the time to take photos with the fans and sign autographs during commercial breaks. And I must say, those girls are just as gorgeous in person as they are on TV!

After the show, everyone in the studio was given a book called The Lying Game, by Sara Shepard (the author of the original Pretty Little Liars book series).

Overall, it was so much fun and I'm glad to have been there! OH, and by the way, for you Bieber fans out there...I'm sure you all screamed of joy when it was announced that Justin Bieber himself will be at MuchMusic on TUESDAY FEB.1 to promote his upcoming movie Never Say Never!

Anyways, that's all for now!
- Christinaaa

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Degrassi in India DVD Launch

Last night (Jan.21), I discovered the fantastic Me To We store in Toronto. I went to the Degrassi in India DVD launch screening at 7:00pm and got to take a look at the store, view the documentary, and meet some awesome people.

Being surrounded by screaming girls was a bit of a drawback, but it was worth it. When we went into the screening room, there were two rows reserved for the cast. As soon as they began entering the room, the shrieking began and flashes went off.

The Degrassi members who made an appearance to the 7:00pm screening (others were there, but left after the first screening at 6:00) were Shannon Kook-Chun, Melinda Shankar, Sam Earle, Luke Bilyk, Ray Ablack, AJ Saudin, and Daniel Kelly.

And after watching the documentary, it looks like such an amazing experience to be a part of. Maybe someday I'll get to go on a trip like that.

Once the screening was over, there was a question and answer session, followed by photos and autographs. We all moved out to the store and it was filled with girls going crazy over getting their pictures and everything before the time was over.

I got a chance to look around the store and everything was so cute! It's fairly new, since it opened just this past November, so it was great to see it for the first time. It was getting ready for Valentine's Day, so here's one of the posters that was displayed:

Keep checking back for an upcoming Me to We (& Free the Children) series of interviews! And check out the Me to We Style website!



Friday, January 21, 2011

BNN Streeter

On January 13, on my way to a taping of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight, I was approached to answer a question for a news network called BNN.

Not knowing what it was, I agreed to answer the question for his TV show.

"Is Canada doing enough to make sure that we still have access to that very lucrative growth market in Asia?"

.....Well, I tried.

Not thinking anything of it, I went home and discovered someone had tweeted me about how they saw me on TV on BNN. My instant reaction = "oh no...." So I frantically looked for the video online and...

Check out the video to see how it turned out.

Let's just say...I will pay more attention to business-related news from now on.

- Christinaaa

Steven and Chris: Taping January 20th

New traditional home decor, make your own nail polish, and broken glass...Steven and Chris never fail to please its enthusiastic audience members.

On January 20th, I was able to attend my third taping of an episode of CBC's hit show Steven & Chris. I just love the atmosphere of the set; everyone is so nice, the bright lights accentuate the fantastic set, and being near the making of television puts a smile on my face.

I won't give too much away about the episode, but I had a great time. Erin Mclaughlin, editor-in-chief of Style at Home Magazine, had a segment about the "new traditional" style of home decorating. We also got to take home the February issue of the magazine and after flipping through the pages, I cannot wait to start decorating for an apartment!!

Another interesting segment featured some money-saving tips, and, being the frugalista that I am, I was quite intrigued by the ideas that were demonstrated. These included using brown paper bags to make your own popcorn, using old eyeshadow to create your own nail polish, and using dryer lint as a quick and easy fire starter.

After every taping of the show, every person in the audience goes home with a gift. For this episode, I received a Celestial Seasonings Tea Time set, which is perfect for this insanely cold winter weather. Throughout the show they also gave other giveaways, so I also received a bottle of conditioner.

It was a great way to spend my Thursday morning and I always love being in the CBC building. How I would love to work there someday.

Anyways, thanks for stopping by!


Monday, January 17, 2011

C&C Second Season!

Hey everyone!

I hope you've had a chance to watch a few episodes of a YouTube show that I've been working on called C&C! After a long winter break, we've been working hard on ideas for future episodes and are happy to be at it again. Here is our first episode of 2011! Subscribe to our channel!

New episodes will be up every Sunday! Keep posted!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Promises, Promises

Before I came back to BC for my winter break, I forgot to mention that I took a trip to New York! While I was over there, I was fortunate enough to see the Broadway musical "Promises, Promises" and I must say, it was fantastic.

After the show, my friend and I went to meet the actors, which included Sean Hayes (you may recognize him from Will and Grace!), Kristin Chenoweth, and Molly Shannon. It was freezing cold outside, but it was worth it. They were super nice and appreciative of their fans.

Sean Hayes!

Kristin Chenoweth is the cutest person alive

Molly Shannon!
Overall, it was such an awesome trip and it was amazing to see the city during the wintertime!
- Christinaaa

Happy New Year!

Hey everyone,

I hope you all had a great holiday! I've been able to spend my time here in beautiful British Columbia and I'll be heading back to Toronto in a couple days. I'm so excited for this year and can't wait to see what is in store for me. Keep an eye out for new interviews, articles, and C&C videos on Youtube!

Being back here in Surrey/Vancouver has been a lot of fun. I got to see so many friendly faces and I caught up with what they've been doing with their lives since I've been gone. My friends always know how to make me laugh and brighten my days. I also got to see the Sullivan Heights dance teams, which I helped coach in previous years. Being around them makes me so proud!

Anyways, I'll keep this one short and sweet, just wanted to wish everyone a happy new year :)

And here are some photos that I took while here with my new camera!

Vancouver is just so cool.

- Christinaaa