Thursday, April 17, 2014

Cat's Adventures in Dating: The One That Got Away

I love writing about my dating disasters, successes, and secrets, but today I want to share a part of my dating history that still fills me with sadness. In my 27 years on this planet, I have had one great love; the one that got away.

K and I met on e-Harmony. To say that we had everything in common would be an understatement. We were gendered versions of each other, right down to his birthday being the day before mine. We agreed on all the same things but had just enough differences that we could still debate and disagree on some matters. We were both from the same culture, and valued all the familiar aspects that came with that. Heck, we were both tall with dark hair and a mutual affinity for fitness. Simply put, we were perfect.

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.

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!