• Toronto,  WorldWide

    Courvoisier Collective: Masterpiece Program #CVCollective

    I got a fun little package recently, that gave me the scoop on a unique initiative that aims to inspire and provide exposure for talented at-home chefs and culinary students. So if you are a talented chef, or just love to cook, this one’s for you!

    The program was launched last month, and participants were able to submit recipes online via the Courvoisier Collective website. Those that weren’t interested in participating were able to browse the recipes, vote for their favourite recipes as well as learn more about the chef judges.

    Brittany and I at the #CVCollective event last summer 🙂

    If you’re interested in participating the deadline for submissions and voting is August 24th, after that six finalists (3 from each category- at home chef and culinary students) will be chosen based on the amount of votes collected and judging panel scores. The finalists will then attend an exclusive tasting event in Toronto where their recipes will be sampled by all attendees. Finally, the two winners for each category will receive a $1,000 cash prize.

    Interested in participating? Here are the guidelines:

    • Only open to people that live in Ontario, however voting is open to all Canadian residents.
    • Eligible recipes must fall under the category of soup, salad, hors d’oeuvres or entree.
    • Recipes must contain Courvoisier Cognac (either the VS, VSOP, Exclusif, or XO expression.
    • Submissions must include a photo of the finished recipe.

    Easy as pie. You have until the the 24th of this month to participate, so get to cooking!!

    peace and love


    ps: go here pics for the #CVCollective event last summer!
  • Los Angeles,  New York

    Love stories with @MayaBDesigns

    Wouldn’t this be soooooo cute for Valentine’s Day for my sweetie pie and me? Awwwww…..

    As an industry veteran, Maya Brenner brings experience and undeniable talent to her eponymous jewelry collection. A native of California, Maya Brenner Designs is both simple and classic, bold and modern. Founded in 1998, the collection has been sold at finer boutiques worldwide including Henri Bendel, Fred Segal, Calypso, and Anthropologie.

    Maya Brenner’s jewelry has been featured in the pages of Lucky, InStyle, People, Daily Candy, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Martha Stewart Weddings, Seventeen, People Style Watch, Star, Shape, OK, In Touch, Life & Style, Self, and US Weekly. Articles written about her career have been posted on CNN.com and About.com, as well as published in Entrepreneur Magazine and The New York Times “Style” section.

    Maya’s celebrity following includes Eva Longoria, Katy Perry, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel, Penelope Cruz, Rachel Bilson, Cameron Diaz, Reese Witherspoon, Demi Moore, Salma Hayek, Jessica Simpson, Audrina Patridge, Nicole Richie, Rebecca Romijn, Debra Messing, Molly Sims, Lindsay Lohan, Giuliana Rancic, and Rachel Ray among others.

    Her jewelry has been featured on “The Today Show,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Brothers and Sisters,” “Alias,” “Friends,” “Sex & The City,” “Desperate Housewives,” “American Idol,” “The Bachelor,” “Las Vegas,” and “The O.C.” Maya herself has appeared on “Good Day Live’s” Style File and the DIY network.

    In 2011, Maya was chosen to star in her own Nissan car commercial featuring the busy life of a momprenueur that will be airing on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

    See her stuff on http://www.mayabrenner.com

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  • Toronto,  WorldWide

    Selena Gomez to Co-Host the 2011 MMVA’s

    “I am thrilled and honored to host the MuchMusic Video Awards” said Selena Gomez. “I look forward to seeing all my Canadian fans and kicking off the summer together.”

    And we are so excited to have her! She’s cute and talented & she clearly likes products of Ontario. lol.

    I’ve personally been a fan of Selena Gomez since her first season on Wizards of Waverly Place, I know a few little ones who love her too. But as time goes by, people grow, and Selena  has become this gorgeous woman. At age 18 she’s seen with our National heartthrob J. Bieber, A-listed with Hollywood’s best & focused on her solo recording career set to tour later this year. Starring in her 5th season of the popular Disney show, Wizards of Waverly Place, we can catch her next on July 1st in the Fox feature film ‘Monte Carlo’, co-starring Leighton Meester & Katie Cassidy.

    Selena and previously announced performer… LADY GAGA are the only two official celebrity appearances announced by MuchMusic with more news to come in the weeks ahead. The city is warming up and the buzz of the 2011 MMVA’s is getting louder!!! Follow the countdown to the MMVA’s on muchmusic.com or on twitter @muchmusic. Receive announcements on performers, presenters, celebrity guests and chances to win big prizes.

    Shout out to the official sponsors of the 2011 MMVA’s:  Coca-Cola Canada, Get a Load of Milk™, Playtex® Sport®, Procter & Gamble, RIM, Rolo®, STRIDE, Virgin Mobile Canada™, and H&M, designer of the official MMVAs wristband

    I’m so excited for the show! xo