CONTEST | Enter To Win Tickets To The Gentlemen’s Expo

The Gentlemen's Expo

If you live in Toronto and take the Red Rocket, I’m sure you have seen the #BeBetter tips on one of your (let’s be honest, likely delayed) rides. The team behind The Gentlemen’s Expo are taking the whole #BeBetter thing seriously by sharing these tips all around the city. If you haven’t seen them – rest assured, you can learn how to #BeBetter by attending The Gentlemen’s Expo.

About The Gentlemen’s Expo

The Gentlemen’s Expo is an annual event that entertains and educates men and women in topics related to men’s lifestyle through brand experience areas and interesting products while encouraging men to #BeBetter. It is the re-invention of the consumer show, putting experience, content and entertainment at the forefront.

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What I Devour | Horror Movies With Ravenswood Besieged

I have to be honest with you guys. I have never really been a fan of Halloween. I mean, sure – as a kid I loved getting dressed up and going trick or treating. I mean, it’s the one time a year that it’s ok to take candy from a stranger – what kid wouldn’t love that?! But as an adult – Halloween and I have never really jived.

In my 20s I was bartending and doing bottle service in nightclubs and the Halloween parties were always the worst. It’d be SO busy and people would drink WAY too much…and then throw in the fact that everyone was in costume? That’s all just a recipe for a messy night.

Now that I’m older, and I’d like to believe at least a wee bit wiser, my ideal way to celebrate Halloween is to put on a scary movie and curl up with a cutie. I mean – I’m not about to watch them on my own! C’mon! I’m way too much of a scaredy-cat. LOLHorror Movies This Halloween With Ravenswood Besieged

If you’re like me and planning on staying in and binge watching horror movies, here are some of my suggestions:

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CONTEST | Win Tickets To Lennon: Through A Glass Onion

“There were moments when you’d have sworn it was Lennon resurrected, it was that good…”
– Liverpool Confidential

Lennon: Through a Glass Onion

Part-concert and part-biography, Lennon: Through a Glass Onion showcases 31 hits of Lennon and Lennon/McCartney including “Imagine”, “Revolution”, “Jealous Guy”, “A Day in the Life”, “Strawberry Fields Forever”, and “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” in a kaleidoscope collage of song, word and emotion.

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CONTEST | Enter To WIN A Pair Of Tickets To The Everything To Do With Sex Show

Enter To WIN A Pair Of Tickets To 17th Annual The Everything To Do With Sex Show In Toronto

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Are you looking for something fun, flirty, and sexy to do this weekend?

The Everything To Do With Sex Show is coming back to Toronto for its 17th year and I’m giving away a pair of tickets!

Why should you attend The Everything To Do With Sex Show, you ask?

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#TogetherWithTwoOceans and The Bachelorette Canada

#TogetherWithTwoOceans

If you follow me on Twitter and Snapchat – you’ll know that I am obsessed with a fan of the whole Bachelor/Bachelorette/Bachelor in Paradise franchise.

Over the past couple of seasons, I have actually scheduled my time around the weekly episodes because one of my favourite things to do is pour myself a glass of wine, or two, and live-tweet while I watch the shows.

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CONTEST | Eligible Magazine presents The TIFF Bachelor Party

TIFF Bachelor PartyYou guys know how much I love all things The Bachelor / The Bachelorette / Bachelor In Paradise – so when I heard that some of the studs from the most recent seasons of each would be at Eligible Magazine’s TIFF Bachelor Party – I was excided…to say the least.

Judging from how much my Twitter followers engage while I live tweet the shows – I know there are plenty of other fans out there too. So…lucky for you guys, I’m giving away a pair of general admission tickets to the party!

At Eligible Magazine’s TIFF Bachelor Party,  Tenley Molzhan, Robby Hayes, Vinny Ventiera, Jared Haibon, and Brett Melnick will all be there. You’ll be schmoozing with them and I have a feeling they’ll be more than happy to pose for a selfie or two…if you ask nicely!

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Take Me Out To The Ball Game With Sonnet Insurance

#SonnetLovesJays

What do you do when you get an email that says, “Hey Jenn! How would you like to come out to the ballpark with Sonnet Insurance and meet Kevin Pillar?”

Umm, easy – you respond with a very enthusiastic “YES, PLEASE!!”

And that’s exactly what I did a couple of weeks ago.

Sonnet Insurance Blue Jays Uniform

If you’re a Blue Jays fan and have been to a game this season, I’m sure you’ve seen the Sonnet signs around the Rogers Centre. If you haven’t been to a game yet, they’ve also been heavy supporters on Twitter – sponsoring the weather report and letting the fans know whether or not the dome would be open for each game.

On top of this, Sonnet is celebrating the Blue Jays all season long with some exciting events. First up, was the day they invited me out – Kevin Pillar Bobblehead Day. On July 24th, the first 20,000 fans into the Rogers Centre were gifted with a Kevin Pillar bobblehead…but luckily, our group had them waiting for us when we entered the suite, along with a few other goodies. (!!!)

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Exploring And Creating With The New 2017 Fusion Energi Platinum

Fusion Energi Platinum

Fusion Energi Platinum

A couple of weeks ago I was invited out to celebrate the launch of the brand spanking new 2017 Fusion Energi Platinum. After meeting the group of fellow bloggers down in the historic Distillery District – we were given a brief presentation highlighting some of the new features of this gorgeous car.

Fusion Energi Platinum

Meet the all-new 2017 Ford Fusion Energi Platinum

When it comes to embracing boundary-pushing electric vehicle technologies and exploring their potential, Ford is making strides today with our sights set on the vehicles of tomorrow.

And the next step towards this future is something to really embrace—meet the all-new 2017 Fusion Energi Platinum. Click on the infographic below to get up close and personal with it.

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Stress Relievers – Take A Chill Pill, JJ

As you can probably guess from my Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Snapchat accounts – my life can get very busy. It can be hectic trying to juggle everything at once. From my full-time day job – to writing blog posts; from going to events – to going out on dates; from making the time to hang out with friends and family…it can all be a bit overwhelming and stressful when trying to coordinate everything.

stress-reliever-serenity-now

Side Note: I am not complaining. At all.

I am very fortunate to be in the position I am in and have the ability to do the things that I get to do. Believe me, I know this. But what I have come to learn over the past couple of years is that sometimes you need to take some time for yourself. Take a step back and think about what makes you happy, genuinely, to your core…and do more of that.

So what do I like to do to de-stress when life gets so crazy?
Rub A Dub Dub – Get In The Tub

There is something about filling up your tub with bubbles and/or bath bomb and just soaking away your stress. Seeing as I live alone, I leave my bathroom door open and my dog and cat often come in and lay beside the tub…those darn pervs, watching me take a bubble bath! I usually zone out and get lost in the latest season of Playing House on shomi or bury my nose deep into my latest book. By the time the water has turned cold and I’m all pruney – I get out and feel so much more relaxed than I did prior to hopping in the tub.

Run Jen(ny), Run

music on, the world off – running is my therapy

A photo posted by Jenn and the City (@thejennandthecity) on

Running is my therapy. I have a love-hate relationship with it, but running is seriously one of the things that keeps me sane. I love waking up bright and early, lacing up my fave kicks, and just running. I don’t always plan a route and to be honest, I don’t even always bring my phone. There’s something almost zen-like about being out there alone, running and hearing my feet hit the pavement.

Just never, ever call me Jenny. K? Thanks.

They Say Laughter Is The Best Medicine

jenn and the city toronto skyline stress RelieverI’m out so often for the blog that on the off-chance I do have a night without any work plans, one of my most favourite things to do is to spend some one-on-one time with someone who makes me laugh. We’ll open a bottle of wine and just let the conversation flow. No need to go out to a local hot-spot, no need to get all dolled up – just spending that quality time together is more than enough. And sometimes a view like that one above is part of the package…which isn’t too shabby if you ask me!

Sports, Go Sports

Rogers 4K Blue Jays #LifeIn4K stress Reliever

Ok, I often make the “Go Sports!” joke on Twitter, but the truth of the matter is I am actually a sports fan. While I may not be a “die-hard, be at the ball park or arena every week, know every single stat fan” – I do enjoy watching multiple sporting practices. Shocker, I know. So, as part of the #RogersSI team – when Rogers and Samsung reached out to partner for the launch of 4K streaming of the Blue Jays season – I was excited. Throw in the 55″ 4K TV from Samsung and Rogers’ NextBox 4K Cable Box and I was all set up to catch all of the Blue Jays games on from the comfort of my own home – and I was ecstatic! Having my family or friends over to watch a game is a great way to de-stress. My nieces are becoming baseball fans in their own right, so to have them over to watch the game(s) is a way to build these traditions and memories that will stay with us for years to come. We get to experience #LifeIn4K, “TV like never before with resolution that’s 4 times better than HD alone; with sharper images and realistic picture quality, everything you watch comes to life,” from the comfort of my own home. Really, what more could a gal ask for?

What are some of the ways you like to de-stress when life just gets to be too much and you literally can’t even?

Hit me up on Snapchat and show me!

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Barefoot On The Beach Thanks To Barefoot Wine & Bubbly

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly has proclaimed July 9th World Beach Rescue Day (WBRD) in honor of the 10th year of the Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, an initiative that began in 2007 in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation, a non-profit grassroots organization dedicated to protecting our ocean, waves and beaches.

#WorldBeachRescueDay

We only have one Earth, and we need to start taking the steps necessary to make it a better place for ourselves, and future generations. Barefoot Wine & Bubbly knows this, and has known it for many years. That’s why this Saturday, volunteers in 11 countries around the world will be feeling the sand between their toes as they simultaneously head to the beach for World Beach Rescue Day.

For the past 10 years, this beach-cleaning effort has expanded to more than 14 countries where over 14,000 volunteers have collected more than 20 tonnes of trash from our beaches. That’s 20 tonnes of trash that won’t be polluting our waters! That’s 20 tonnes of trash that won’t be affecting our beaches!

2016 World Beach Rescue Day International Participants

July 9, 2016 World Beach Rescue Day Clean Ups: Australia, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Puerto Rico, Singapore, South Korea, United Kingdom and United States

On Saturday, these volunteers will be outfitted with gloves (safety first, y’all) and reusable bags and will be directed to the areas of the local beaches, shores, rivers, and lakes that need some TLC. After spending the day making the world a little prettier – these lucky volunteers will then be treated to some “delicious food, exciting entertainment, and complimentary Barefoot Wine & Bubbly.”

World Beach Rescue Day from MultiVu Video on Vimeo.

Unable to join in the World Beach Rescue Day clean up on Saturday? You can still join in on the movement by being part of the conversation.

Head to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter and share a photo of how you are helping clean up our beaches. Use the hashtag #WorldBeachRescueDay and Barefoot Wine & Bubbly will donate $1 (up to $100,000) to Surfrider.

Best of all – this will be going on all summer (until August 31, 2016), so you have lots of time to share your story!

Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram: @BarefootWine @Surfrider #WorldBeachRescueDay.

While there is still a great deal of work to be done, we’re incredibly proud of the stand in the sand Barefoot has taken in preserving beaches around the world,” said Stephanie Gallo from Barefoot Wine & Bubbly. “We hope World Beach Rescue Day will usher in a greater emphasis on the importance of leaving only footprints on our beaches.

ABOUT BAREFOOT WINE & BUBBLY

Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, the most awarded wine brand in US competitions, can be found bearing the fun, iconic footprint label. For more information, visit:

BarefootWine.com | Facebook.com/BarefootWine
Twitter.com/BarefootWine | Instagram.com/BarefootWine

 
ABOUT SURFRIDER FOUNDATION

The Surfrider Foundation is a nonprofit, grassroots organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our world’s oceans, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network. Founded in 1984 by a handful of visionary surfers in Malibu, California, the Surfrider Foundation now maintains over 250,000 supporters, activists and members worldwide. For more information on the Surfrider Foundation, visit www.surfrider.org

 

Disclaimer: I was compensated for this post, however – as always my views are my own and I truly believe in this cause