Smirnoff Red Door Party

Smirnoff vodka brings their Red Door house party to Vancouver this Friday!


A post about my recent stay at New York City's Empire Hotel


Yaletown has a new consignment shop, and I love it!


Checking out NARS skin cream


Window shopping at Shopbop

Monday, October 15, 2012

Smirnoff Red Door Party!

Smirnoff Red Door Party in Toronto last month
Date: Friday, October 19
Time: 9:00PM - 1:00AM
Location: Masik Studios, 145 West 2nd Ave.

This Friday Smirnoff is throwing their Red Door party in Vancouver and you could be there! I have a set of tickets to giveaway to one lucky reader.

A little bird told me to expect lots of surprises like a performance from the Toronto trio Keys N Krates, (who I'm totally obsessed with at the moment btw), delicious food and some signature Smirnoff cocktails. If you need even more reasons to get excited, checkout how Smirnoff took the "house party" theme to new levels in Toronto last month here.

Last year the Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Project with A-Trak was one of the best events I attended in 2011! I know this year will be just as crazy.

To enter tweet the following:

  • Pick me! @BeckyCaissie's giving away tix to @SmirnoffCanada's #RedDoor party w @KeysNKrates this Friday!
I'll draw one winner at noon this Wednesday, October 17th.

Now...  What's a girl to wear to a house party? It's been a while...

I want candy!

You a fan of pillow fights? Because there will be lots of those too

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Searching for Chuck Bass

Chuck Bass and Blair Waldorf Outside the Empire Hotel
Ok so that wasn't exactly the "official" reason for my recent stay at the Empire Hotel in New York City, but it was definitely in the back of my mind the second I walked into that familiar Gossip Girl lobby. (I may or may not have made multiple mentions of my GG obsession to the concierge...)

In any event, I was recently at a conference in New York and found myself staying at primetime TV's chicest Manhattan hotel. The moment I stepped out of my town car and looked up at the building, I saw the famous "Hotel Empire" red lights shining from the rooftop. I channeled my inner Blair Waldorf and made my way up to my room, (which was amazing and more like a small apartment than a hotel room might I add).

The hotel was lovely and I had a fantastic stay. I was able to pop by the rooftop bar for a glass of bubbles and was pleasantly surprised to see how packed it was! Great music and so many beautiful people. I will definitely be back at the Empire next season... I mean... next time I'm in New York.
Sipping a latte in the lobby 
Trying to point to the Hotel Empire sign 
I heart NY (real original, I know)

Monday, February 27, 2012

NARS Skin Cream

I've always been a Clinique girl. I've used Clinique now for years and always believed that the 3 step program would be my twice daily routine until the end of time. That is, until I tried NARS Potent EFA Cream. It's amazing!

It retails for $90, but the high price tag is worth it. This cream is so thick and full of moisture. It's perfect for dry skin after this cold winter.

I haven't officially switched over from Clinique in its entirety yet, but I will say; when comparing the Potent EFA cream with Clinique's Moisture Surge, the winner is without question NARS.


Sunday, February 26, 2012

My Shopping Challenge

So this year, instead of a new years resolution, I decided to challenge myself to a little shopping detox. I took a vow to not buy any news clothes until I've worn every single outfit in my closet (with the exception of some formal dresses).

We are quickly approaching March and I have yet to get through all of my clothes. Crazy, right? I'm not allowed to shop yet, but I still like to browse.

Check out these three items from Shopbop that I am seriously coveting. Maybe it's time to reward myself? Humm...
Heidi Merrick, Huntington Dress, $453.81 on Shopbop

This beautiful Heidi Merrick, Huntington Dress is something I can picture myself wearing all summer long! You can pick up this gorgeous frock at Shopbop for $453.81. I would pair this with natural looking makeup and a high ponytail.

Cut25 Sleeveless Dress, $306.35 on Shopbop
I am dying over this grenadine coloured silk dress! Throw on a navy blazer and this is the perfect office look. Then lose the blazer for some after work patio martinis! Bring on the summer!

Only a couple of size left at Shopbop for $306.35.
Helmut Lang, Hi Low Button Down Blouse, $275.19 on Shopbop
Last but not least, this Helmut Lang blouse is pretty much the most amazing thing I've seen in a while. I love it! And I would totally pair it with the exact pants in the picture too, then I would load up on accessories. Topped off with some Chanel "June" polish and this look is complete. The blouse is available at Shopbop for $275.19. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

My Top 5 Concerts of 2011

I've been planning on posting this for weeks but I've just been so busy that I haven't been able to finish the post until now. They say better late than never so here we go...

2011 was a great year for concerts in Vancouver! Though I didn't attend as many shows as I would have liked to, I did manage to make it out for some goodies.

A few shows that I loved, but didn't include on the list were Cut Copy, Moonface and lastly, Atrak for the Smirnoff Life Exchange project.

5. St. Vincent at The Commodore
I loved how intimate this concert was. You could tell everyone in attendance was a diehard fan.

I was pretty into St. Vincent a few years back and not totally familiar with the newer material. Still, the show was great.

I see St. Vincent is set to perform at Coachella this year. If you're going, definitely do not miss this set.

4. Elliot Brood at The Commodore
Fantastic show! This was a packed house and the energy from the crowd was beyond.

This night kicked off the start of a four day weekend for me, so I would have been in a great mood even if the band sucked. Luckily I didn't have to worry about that.

My pal Michael and I at the Commodore 

3. Wolf Parade at The Commodore *Their "last" show ever*
I've already blogged about my love for Wolf Parade, so there's no need to rehash what already's been accepted as fact. What I will say is I still haven't completely accepted that this band is done for good.

2. Bon Iver at The Orpheum
I've been a Bon Iver fan for a couple of years now, and when I heard Justin Vernon was bringing the show to Vancouver, I knew I couldn't miss it!

If you're a fan, you know their sound is pretty laid back. The thing I loved about the live show was that they took some of their best songs and gave them a more upbeat flare.
Bon Iver
Justin Vernon
1. Watch The Throne tour at Rogers Arena
Oh my god! I am not a huge fan stadium shows, but wow. This concert was the best show, hands down, I saw all year, if not, the best show of all time. Big statement, I know. I loved everything about it from the fire shooting off the stage, to turning around and seeing Kanye West rapping behind me while Jay-Z rapped in front of me. I felt like I was surrounded by greatness.

Not only did they perform all of the best songs from Watch the Throne, but they also did their classics like Kanye's Flashing Lights, All Falls Down and Jesus Walks, with Jay-Z's Empire State of Mind and Hard Knock Life. They topped the night off with 6 performances of Ni**as in Paris in a row. Ah-Maze-Ing!

Jay-Z and Kanye West - Otis
Considering I bought my 7th row ticket just an hour before the show, this was one spontaneous night for the books.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Lana Del Rey is on a Roll

Guess who's going to be the musical guest on Saturday Night Live for the January 14th show? That's right, Lana Del Rey. Amazing, I love her.

Here's her new song Off to The Races

Monday, December 5, 2011

Kiehl's Lip Balm

I know this isn't the cutest thing to be sharing with all of you, but I have to confess... I have the worst chapped lips of everyone I know, year after year.

I've tried it all; Burts Bees, Blistex and Labello, but no matter what I do, I always end up with cracked lips. Until now...

Kiehl's Lip Balm is the answer to my dry lip's prayers. I picked mine up at Holt Renfrew for $8.50 and my lips have been super soft ever since.

This isn't a gloss and it's not scented, so this is one beauty trick you can share with the man in your life too.

Plus, at under $10 a pop, Kiehl's Lip Balm is officially the stocking stuffer of the season. That is, of course, assuming you can't spring the half a million for this...