Wednesday, April 16, 2014

WTF Wednesday

Happy Wednesday fellow readers! I have to say I am really happy with my decision to move WTF Wednesday to a bi-weekly series, because lately the universe has been kind to me and I barely have any WTF moments to share! Here are the few I was able to scrounge up for you:

- Sitting in an airport last week, reading Elaine Lui's book when her publicist sees me reading it and tells me Ms. Lainey herself is on my flight! I end up getting to chat with Lainey, she signs my book and I score an interview with her the next night at her Faculty of Celebrity Studies event! This is a WTF moment in the most awesome way.

- I, along with my three bridesmaids, got kicked out of one of Toronto's most exclusive roof top bars. Not for being disruptive, not for being drunk, not for lacking money, but for wearing....sashes. We were celebrating my bachelorette and were wearing sashes, but apparently this bar has a very strict "no sash" policy. We got centred out in front of all the attendees and told to leave, WTF! Best part? We marched right down to the lobby, got the manager and were let back in five minutes later. 

- The strange characters I ran into at a Toronto club during my bachelorette weekend: including a Spanish man wearing a velvet suit and dancing provocatively all alone, and a Jewish Matthew McConaughey look a like that told me that "I could back out of my engagement at any time." 

- This super cool "molecular" shot I did. I've never seen anything like this before! The shot itself is on the spoon and is a circular gel-like substance. It popped in your mouth when you ate it. We were told repeatedly by the Russell Brand-eseque bartender NOT to eat the dry ice. I guess perhaps this is a common issue. We didn't eat it, we are still alive. 

- I was walking to the BConnected Blogger Conference this weekend at 8:00 AM.The streets were virtually quiet and dead, except for the one man on the sidewalk across from me, who stared right at me and then burped the loudest, longest burp...while maintaining eye contact!

- Yesterday I got hit in the face as someone decided to open their umbrella right beside my head. They didn't even notice they hit me. Then, five minutes later I got hit with a backpack while someone got into an elevator with me and kept backing up until their backup hit my venti Starbucks! Again, they had no idea. I felt invisible. Also, people be more observant! 

- I pass by a real estate advertisement every day on the way home from work and the realtor's name is Ryan Phillippe. I can only imagine how many times he gets asked about the actor of the same name.

- I went to pick up my wedding dress yesterday, only to find out it needs more alterations because I lost weight. Awesome right? WRONG. I lost weight only IN MY BOOBS. Not anywhere else, just my boobs. Awesome. My boobs are already a A cup, so I guess I'm going into the negatives now.

- How the weather can go from 22°C (71°F for my American friends) to -1°C (30°F) in one day. Hello, global warming!

As you can see, I had a few WTF moments these past two weeks, but nothing super hilarious. So make me laugh! Share some of your WTF moments below in the comments, on the Facebook page or tweet me!

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

ALDO A-List Grand Re-Opening Event at the Ottawa Flagship Store

Tweeting my fab shoe find along with Marilou of Twenty York Street
ALDO kicked off the grand re-opening of their flagship store in the Rideau Centre this weekend with a huge party. All shoe-lovers, shopaholics and fashionistas were invited to hang out with the ALDO staff and style ambassador, Marilou of Twenty York Street to shop and socialize. I was also on hand tweeting, interacting with shoppers and doing a little shopping of my own!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Something Blogged: Plan the PERFECT Honeymoon

Bonus points for shooting this look in the snow!

1. Determine a Budget - Figuring out how much money you have to work with will allow you to pick a destination suited for your budget.

2. Location, Location, Location - Based on the time of year you choose for your honeymoon, this will help with choosing a location. I was thinking Costa Rica for my honeymoon initially, but found out that the time of year I was choosing was their rainy season, so that immediately removed it from my list. Also consider what you want out of your honeymoon: Relaxation? Adventure? Sight Seeing? Figuring out the type of honeymoon you want will also help you pick a location.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Trace's Adventures in Dating: When Dating Goes Bad

It’s been a while since I shared one of my dating adventures with you. The last few weeks have seen talks about sex, lessons learned from past relationships, and first date ideas. This week I want to share a dating story that not many people have heard. In fact, I don't even know if my own mother knows this one (sorry mom!). The reason behind this is that it’s not really one of the funny ones. It’s one of the stories that makes you realize online dating can be dangerous and you always need to talk precautions and look out for yourself. Also, in true Tracey fashion, this is also something that would only ever happen to me, so don’t worry you single ladies out there should be fine.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lainey Gossip's Faculty of Celebrity Studies - Sophomore Sessions

Photo: Mitch Lenet, SKYFALL BLUE
On Monday, I headed over to Events InStyle in downtown Ottawa to get schooled. I attended Elaine Lui's (or Lainey as she's more widely known) Faculty of Celebrity Studies. Lainey got her start in the celebrity gossip industry with her incredibly popular blog, Lainey Gossip. She later made the move into television working as a reporter for eTalk and most recently co-hosting the talk show, The Social.

Monday, April 7, 2014

$500 Spring CASH Giveaway!

Is there a better way to kick off this week than a $500 PayPal CASH giveaway!? Spring is in the air and if you're like me you're itching to buy a new wardrobe, try out the latest patio or go on a weekend getaway. I am teaming up with some awesome other bloggers to bring you this giveaway. All you have to do is enter through the Rafflecopter below and have a valid Paypal email address. Good luck!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Govenor General's Performing Arts Awards Gala Cocktail Reception @ the NAC

Photo: Mitch Lenet, SKYFALL BLUE
On Thursday, April 3, I had the opportunity to attend the Govenor General's Performing Arts Awards Gala Cocktail Reception at Ottawa's National Arts Centre (NAC). Earlier this week, I announced that Just a Trace would be taking a new direction with a focus on fashion, beauty and lifestyle. This post is Just a Trace's first official launch into lifestyle and I am so excited to share more information on one of Canada's most prestigious events with my readers.