PayPal and Siri Saving Friendships One I.O.U. At A Time

PayPal Siri integration now available!

Starting November 10th , for the first time in Canada, iPhone users can tell Siri to send or request money through an integration with the PayPal app.

So here’s the thing. I don’t often have very much downtime. I’m usually on the go-go-go, whether it’s heading to work, or an event, off on another travel adventure – whatever the case may be. Very rarely do I get a chance to hang out with friends and just ~*chill*~.

But, when my friend Casie and I’s schedules FINALLY aligned for a little gab sesh, I jumped at the chance (even though I had landed from NYC that morning and had been on MAX 9 hours sleep over the previous 3 days combined, lolz).

I met up with Casie on the adorable back patio of Bar Reyna for some nibbles and cocktails and a long overdue catch-up. Between chatting about our lives pre-blogging days, to current crushes (mine new, hers her amazing BF of 10+ years who she still has a crush on to this day, #cute), to the US election (…ugh) – time was just flying by on the patio.

When we were ready to leave, Casie just picked up the tab as opposed to us splitting it. We were in a rush to head out to watch the Election Night coverage! I assured her I’d pay her back for my portion, obvs.

But come the next day – I was just a ball of mush. LOL

I was exhausted and drained and struggling to put together sentences. I mentally checked out and went to bed at like, 7pm. After a MUCH needed night of rest – I remembered that I owed Casie a couple of bucks for our patio night. Oops!

I don’t know about you, but I ALWAYS feel awkward asking friends for money that is owed to me. I also feel incredibly awkward when I owe a friend money.

I know I’m not alone in this, because according to a PayPal Money Habits Study* conducted by Koski Tesearch in 2015 – on average, 30% of Canadians have actually lost a friendship over an I.O.U.

30% of friendships ended because of money owed. Welp.

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CONTEST | Eat The Rainbow With Genuine Health Greens+

Let me paint a picture for you. The sky is still dark and you’re curled up in bed. You’re all comfy and cozy in your blanket burrito – dreaming about pizza or that cute boy, or whatever you fancy…and then *bam* your alarm goes off.

*beep* *beep* *beep*

Grudgingly – you roll over and hit snooze, hoping for another few minutes of la la land bliss. By the time you finally get out of bed (perhaps after hitting snooze another once or twice, #guilty) you’re then in a rush to get ready and get your day started.

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This was literally my every morning over the past few weeks. Especially after celebrating my birthday month week…I was finding it even more so difficult to get out of bed. On top of that – I was skipping out on breakfast. #oops

Not eating breakfast is one of my worst habits. I’m a HUGE fan of weekend brunch, which if you’ve been following me for a little while you would already know. But that’s different. That’s later in the day and there is almost always adult beverages involved. But apparently having a drink with your breakfast during the week before heading into the office is frowned upon. LOL

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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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