Saturday, March 29, 2014

GIVEAWAY | March Goodies [CLOSED]

I can't believe it's almost April...seriously, time is just flying by! Anyways, I've got one more giveaway just before March ends, so here's what's up for grabs this week:

EVENT | Midnight MRKT

Last Friday, I checked out the Midnight MRKT, a cool pop-up style shopping event at 461 King St. West. The space featured lots of unique businesses, from baked goods and tater tots to vintage jewelry and graphic T-shirts. It had a great vibe, with music (Johnny Hockin was spinning when I popped by), lots of people, and free donuts.

The donuts:
These babies were free if you 'liked' the Giftagram Facebook page (also, entry to the event itself was free if you downloaded the Giftagram app)

The tunes:

Hump Day Heroes #3: What should I wear on a first date?

This week on Hump Day Heroes, David and I got a question about what a guy should wear on a first date. Here's what we had to say:

PS - in other exciting news, HDH got our first ad in the newspaper!!

Missed an episode? Catch up here>>

- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

Friday, March 28, 2014

FASHION | Hilary MacMillan @ WMCFW

Photo via Facebook
I ended up going to one show at WMCFW last week and it was for Hilary MacMillan's Fall 2014 collection on Friday, March 21.

GIVEAWAY | Win tickets to Sampology @ Electric Owl TONIGHT! [CLOSED]

Photo via Facebook
Hey Vancity! I've got a last minute giveaway for you to check out Australian DJ Sampology's show tonight at Electric Owl. This is Samplogy's first-ever Vancouver performance (AV show) and it should be a lot of fun!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

CollegeFashionista March Madness Round 3!

Thanks for your help everyone—I made it to the next round of CollegeFashionista's March Madness competition! The top 16 have been selected and we had to submit a new photo. Help me out by clicking the link below and liking my new photo! The top eight with the most likes by tomorrow at midnight will move on to the next round.

Fingers crossed!
- Christina
Follow my adventures on Twitter: @christinaaa28

EVENTS | The Shops at Aura

I love living downtown because there's always something cool going on somewhere nearby. Last week, The Shops at Aura launched a pop-up shop market, bringing in local, up-and-coming businesses to the lower floor of the AURA building at Yonge & Gerrard. It was a fun party, with a DJ, entertaining buskers, sweet treats, and drinks. The shops ran from March 19-22.

Take a look:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

LOT Spring Preview + The Sound of Music GIVEAWAY! [CLOSED]

Earlier this month, I was invited to the Lower Ossington Theatre's spring preview party, where I got to mingle some talented people in Toronto's theatre scene in celebration of the season's upcoming productions: RENT, Avenue Q and The Sound of Music. It was a lot of fun! I've seen a couple different shows now at that theatre and I'm starting so see more familiar faces. (Check out my post from Cabaret & my interview with Avenue Q's Trekkie Monster)

Me with some of the awesome people of the LOT (Photo: Susan Lee)
We got a sneak preview of each of the shows, with a couple performances during the party. I'm really excited for The Sound of Music—it looks like it's going to be a fantastic show! Sigh, I wish I could sing...

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Faze Magazine Issue #54

The new issue of Faze Magazine has hit the stands and I have a few articles inside!

This issue features the lovely BC-raised pop star Victoria Duffield on the cover. Be sure to grab a copy at Chapters Indigo stores across Canada!

I had the pleasure of spending the day on set of the cover shoot and filming some behind-the-scenes video footage—take a look:

Here are some of my articles that you can find inside the issue:

FASHION | Piloti Trunk Show TO

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Last Monday, during World MasterCard Fashion Week, I checked out the Piloti trunk show at The Shore Club, in celebration of the re-launch of the racing-inspired fashion brand.

Take a look at the goods:

Saturday, March 22, 2014

FASHION | Stylist Box

Last week, I got to check out the Stylist Box showroom and help out at an interview with the fabulous co-founder Gail McInnes for Metro News. Stylist Box connects emerging and established fashion brands with media exposure. Some of the designers include Lucian Matis, Hilary MacMillan and L'momo.

Gail gave us a tour of the gorgeous space and showed us some of her favourite pieces. It was a lot of fun!

MUSIC | The Summer Set

Photo via Facebook
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of tagging along to an interview with The Summer Set for Faze Magazine when they were in town for a show at the Hard Luck Bar. When I got to the venue, there was already a line up of dedicated fans waiting in the freezing cold. Seriously, I'm so impressed by their ability to last so long out in the cold (I asked the first people in line what time they got there and they said noon — the doors weren't supposed to open until 7pm).

If you aren't familiar with their music, here's 'Boomerang' - 

CollegeFashionista March Madness

Hey everyone!

I need your help. I'm entered in CollegeFashionista's March Madness competition on Facebook, where the photos with the most 'likes' move on to the next round until there is one Style Guru left.

I've made it to the second round, featuring the top 32, but now I need a little help to get to the top 16.


The voting for this round ends tomorrow (March 23) at midnight!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

MY LIFE | The Ryersonian & Hump Day Heroes

My final semester as a Ryerson journalism student started off with an internship at ET Canada, which lasted six weeks. Once that ended, I had to head back to campus and fulfill six weeks as a part of the masthead of The Ryersonian, a weekly campus publication. Now in my fourth week, it's been an interesting experience.

My classmates and I make up the entire masthead and we each have specific roles. I landed the position of Live Managing Editor, where I manage the live blogs on the website and manage the social media accounts — right up my alley. So it's been a good time. I also work closely with the online managing editor, as well as the rest of the team.

Be sure to check out to see what we've been working on.
Also, while you're at it, follow us on Twitter & Instagram: @theryersonian

And we also have quite a bit of creative freedom, which is nice. We're encouraged to pursue projects that we enjoy, which led to the creation of Hump Day Heroes. My friend David and I decided to start up our own dating/love advice web video series. Every Wednesday, we answer a question from a Ryerson student, bringing our own opinions as well as other notable Ryerson voices to answer them.

Obsessed with: GIRLS

I've become obsessed with Lena Dunham's television masterpiece 'Girls' and my obsession brought me to the oh-so-hip coffee shop that Ray and Hannah worked at.

During my visit to NYC last month, I made the trek out to Greenpoint to Cafe Grumpy. If you're a fan of the show, you know the spot very well.

Friday, March 14, 2014


Photo via Facebook
A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of visiting the MADE Clothing showroom in Toronto and meeting the company's friendly founder Tomas Romita. With such a fresh and inviting space, I fell in love with the atmosphere and the experience that MADE offers to clients (one of which is Toronto Raptor Amir Johnson).

RiFF RAFF because, why not?

Photo via Facebook
Earlier this month, I got to see the one and only RiFF RAFF live in Toronto. It was too good of an opportunity to pass up....I mean, really though, I just wanted to see what he's like IRL.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

EVENTS | CUBE 2nd Year Anniversary

On Friday, March 7, Cube Nightclub celebrated their 2-year anniversary in style and I swung by the party to check it out. Colourful cocktails, cute hors d'oeuvres and bumpin' tunes, it was a jam-packed night.

Take a look:

Sunday, March 2, 2014

PHOTOS | New York February 2014

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I always try to take as many photos while I'm in NYC as possible. And each time I visit, I always find something new to take photos of — that's another one of the many, many reasons why I love that place so much. New York was made for adventures. Last summer, I documented each week through photos and I'm hoping to start that up again. In the meantime, here are some shots from my trip a couple weeks ago:

Brooklyn adventures.