December 17, 2012

Damn Heels

Give a woman the right pair of shoes, and she can conquer the world." The words of Marilyn Monroe inspired Damn Heels to launch their fabulous comfortable flat shoe for any occasion! The line was created after a fun night out of dancing, which grew into a collection of fabulous flats inspired by high heels.

As more women sacrifice comfort for style, Damn Heels has found a solution: a pair of shoes which look and feel fabulous no matter how high off the ground. Hailey Coleman succeeds in doing just that... she created a footwear line of foldable flats to suit any lifestyle, from a coffee meeting and yoga class, to after-work drinks and a jet-set holiday --- all day and every day.
 
The C&C Girls are huge fans of Damn Heels as it defines fabulous simply as looking sexy and feeling comfortable for any occasion.

For holiday 2012, the Damn Glamorous collection features shoes designed to look like a corset. The two-tone detail in front elongates the foot and leg, and shows off a hint of flirty toe cleavage. The sides skim lower ending in a beautiful lace detail in the back. The result is the look of a heeled foot, with the feel of a flat.

Each pair unfolds to reveal a hot pink lining, and the soles are embossed with the signature Damn Heels logo. They come in a clutch that makes it perfect for gift giving. The set is $55 each, and sizes range from 6-11 in three different colours (Black Diamonds, Champagne Gold and Gunmetal Glitz).

The holiday 2012 collection will be sold online at http://damnheels.com, and at select retailers across Canada.
Follow Damn Heels on twitter: www.twitter.com/damnheels

December 14, 2012

Vans Canadian store opening!

Vans celebrates Canadian store opening in Toronto – 245 Yonge Street, on Dec 10, 2012. (One also just opened in Burlington!) The downtown location will serve as Vans flagship store, featuring a new global design. The new store was built on a previously vacant lot and boasts 30 foot ceilings. The brand’s authentic story and foundation within actions sports, art and music is told through detailed merchandising and inspirational imagery. The highly anticipated store carries not only several of its footwear categories but also a complete assortment of apparel and accessories for men, women and children.  

The opening event was held on December 8th and welcomed legendary skater John Cardiel for a fan meet and greet. Joining him was a Los Angeles based Artist Greg “Pnut” Galinsky who custom painted hats for guests. The event was catered by Marigolds and Onions offering delicious food, treats, and drinks.    

Make your way to the new Vans store to check out some great possible Christmas gifts! 

Follow Vans on Facebook: HERE & Twitter: @Vans_66
 







December 13, 2012

Zumba for Weight Loss

The C&C Girls caught up with fitness guru Candice Paulsen to learn about the benefits of the fitness  craze, Zumba! Both girls have seen amazing results in this fun but high intensity fitness class great for women of all fitness levels. It's defiantly C & C Girl approved!


1. Why is Zumba a great way to keep in shape and lose weight?

Zumba is a great way to keep in shape because it is a fun and effective workout that helps tighten and tone all the muscles in the body while working the cardiovascular system (heart,lungs). It is designed for every person and every fitness level therefore it does not exclude anyone. thanks to the great music and easy to follow routines, participants loose themselves in the class and often forget they are working out. Zumba is also a great workout because it builds a community and support team. Having a good time and the support of others increases the likelihood you will continue to workout ultimately leading to greater benefits

2.What are the major benefits of Zumba and how many calories can you burn in an hour?


 Zumba focuses on interval training (similar to high/low classes) in which faster and slower rhythms are put together to cause confusion in the bodies systems and allow for an increase in overall lung capacity (how much air the lungs can hold in 1 breath). Throughout the class there are different routines and moves that are designed to target the various muscle groups in the body including arms, legs,  and abs. In one class an individual could burn between 500-1000 calories depending on their intensity while completing the class. Another benefit is that you learn different cultural music, rhythms and movements within that dance that could be used at a later time.

3. What differs from your classes to other instructors? 

I believe that my Zumba classes differ from other classes because they follow a very athletic and enthusiastic style. Thanks to my various experiences and knowledge as a Kinesiology major, Personal Trainer, Elite Athlete, and Competitive Dancer, I feel as though I challenge my participants to push themselves more than they thought imaginable. I also believe that I truly take into considerations my participants and their capabilities as I design my classes. I tend to incorporate dance and athletic training into my routines to provide variety and challenge. I offer various levels for more complicated moves so individuals have the option to choose a level that works for their body as fitness level. Another difference is that I tend to create my own routines. Many of the dances that are performed in my class are unique to me as I created the choreography. I have super high energy and often create routines that display my energy and allow for participants to do the same if they so choose. When I create my class I want my participants to be engaged, interactive, and smiling while working hard.

4. Do you have to have dance experience to be able to follow along in a class?


Although Zumba is considered a dance fitness class you are not required to be a dancer to take the class. Of course, because a dancer has experience with music, rhythms, and choreography they may be able to pick up the routines quicker but overall the class is designed for everyone. The moves are simple and repetitive so that if you miss it the first time you can pick it up the 2nd or 3rd time around. Eventually after a few classes (since most of the routines are the same each class and only change periodically throughout the year) you will become a Zumba dancer no matter what your previous background is. I always encourage those taking the class for the first time not to get discouraged as its all just for fun, if you get lost just keep moving. Remember this class is for you and your body, so don't worry about anybody else but yourself.

Catch a Zumba class with Candice at City Dance Corps or at Flirty Girl Fitness

Check out Candice's personal Fitness website: http://cpaulsen.zumba.com/



December 10, 2012

C&C Girls Top 5 Holiday Gifts

The C&C Girls make your holiday shopping easy this year by hand selecting their top 5 gifts for the season! Be sure to enter for your chance to win each prize listed below!
1. T By Daniel:

Golden Christmas Deluxe

T by Daniel is a unique company that is dedicated to selling premium quality, loose leaf Teas and herbal infusions with an amazing array of flavours and scents. They are taking a modern touch and adding“coolness” to tea with their wild advertisements, unusual and unique flavours and new ways to bring people together to indulge in T. Flavours vary from your traditional herbal blends to more upbeat flavours such as red velvet cupcake, fuzzy peach and coffee.

This Christmas Wow your loved ones with FIVE of our extraordinary, premium loose leaf teas, packaged in high quality popular and adorable reusable air-tight tins. The package comes complete with a new flashy Oxford 8-cup tea press and the perfect tea spoon. This makes a great unisex present for your boss, colleagues and or family members.

Visit http://www.tbydaniel.com/ to order.  www.twitter.com/tbydaniel

Email chandeliersandchampagne@gmail.com with subject line “T by Daniel” with your full mailing and contact info to win an $85.00 T by Daniel gift basket.

2. Lazypants

 
There’s nothing better in the cold weather this winter than to cozy up by the fire with a nice glass of wine or cup of T by Daniel than in the comfort of your very own Lazypants. Based in Toronto, Lazypants was developed as an answer to consumer demand for the ultimate lounge pants. The LP motto‘Why Sweat When You Can Be Lazy’ is what Adam Bledin (creator) wants his clients to live by. The entire Lazypants collection includes original Lazypants in 18 different colours, four washes and even pockets, two Special Pride Editions, skinny Lazypants in two different fits, Lazypants hoodies in different washes and shorts in different fabrics.

Lazypants is the perfect holiday gift this winter for your special someone, girlfriends, or hip and lazy family member!

http://www.lpants.com/ to order or find a store location near you www.twitter.com/thatslazy
Email chandeliersandchampagne@gmail.com with subject line “Lazy” with your full mailing and contact info to win a pair of Lazy Pants!  


3. MFit Vitality
Holiday season is the busiest time of the year so what better gift to get a new mom than an at-home massage or personal training session. Most new moms can’t find the time to get out and enjoy a spa day so why not bring the spa to your home while the little one is napping. MFit Vitality offers personal training, lifestyle coaching and massage therapy right in your own home. Learn all about stress management and how to balance new life changes and set personal goals to improve overall health and fitness. Or just to kick back and relax and enjoy a Swedish, head, or deep tissue massage.  MFit Vitality is also perfect for a girls night in and offers some amazing packages and deals to really pamper the important women in your life.

For more information or to book a service visit: www.vitalitymfit.com or call 416.985.9823 http://twitter.com/@MFit_Vitality 
Email chandeliersandchampagne@gmail.com with subject line “T by MFit” with your full mailing and contact info to win a FREE mobile massage or personal training session.


4. Nayme - Personalized Necklaces
Nayme (pronounced “name”) is a proud Canadian jewelry brand that specializes in sterling silver necklaces. Nayme is a perfect personalized and sentimental gift for the holiday season! Each delicate chain has a pendant on it to symbolically represent the meaning of a name. Simply type your name in on the website to find your personalized meaning for your gift. Each necklace comes beautifully wrapped in gift box detailed with a black ribbon, specifying the name, its origin, meaning and Nayme’s unique representation of that meaning. Nayme is definitely the most wanted gift of the season!
Email chandeliersandchampagne@gmail.com with subject line “Nayme” with your full mailing and contact info to win a FREE personalized Nayme necklace.


5. Colaneri Wine Set
 
Looking for the perfect elegant gift for your partner’s parents or your boss/co-workers at the office? A gift set from Colaneri Winery is the perfect gift of red and white wine to suit every taste bud. Colaneri Estate Winery is a family owned and operated beautifully surround vineyard on the St. Davids Bench. Most of the wines are made in the traditional Italian appasimento method.  The C&C Girls recommended mixing the red blend called “Insieme” paired with the white win blend called “Allegria”. The red blend is a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Peit Verdot best paired with red meats and all things chocolate! The white is a beautiful blend made in the appassimento style with a faint hue of caper. This is best paired with a pasta/antipasto or sea food dish.
For more information or to purchase online visit:  www. http://www.colaneriwines.com/
https://twitter.com/ColaneriWinery
Email chandeliersandchampagne@gmail.com with subject line “Colaneri” with your full mailing and contact info to win a Red and White wine set!  

December 3, 2012

Sidney Wilson --online fitness training


The C&C Girls took fitness to the next level one Saturday afternoon via Skype training session with fitness guru Sidney Wilson. Wilson is a Wilhelmina Fitness Model, Celebrity Personal Trainer and Up and Coming Actor. He is best known for his impeccable physique, informational fitness/nutrition tips and his unparalleled work ethic. Sidney is offering the latest fad in personal training -- shaping men and women online via Skype sessions. All you need is your living room, a little bit of space, water bottle, and a yoga mat. Both Jessie and Leah got an hour workout to tighten and tone that was a challenge and very unique as Sidney directed them from a web camera.  This is perfect for those that are lacking the time to get out of the house to the gym, new moms who want to get back in shape, or for you shy ones that don’t feel comfortable in a gym environment.  Sidney currently trains several reality stars, actors, news anchors, and on-the-road musicians as not everyone has the ability to get to the gym. You can get fit from anywhere in the world that you can login to a Skype session. Rates are only $300 a month for nutrition and training combined. You can lose 10lbs in 10 days guaranteed by following his fitness plan. All you need is to train 1 hour a day, 3times per week. That’s only 12 sessions a month! Check out http://www.sidneywilson.com/home.html for more details!
 

 
 
 
 

November 22, 2012

TEN @TheSpokeClub Holiday Event



Last week the C&C girls attended the #TenAtTheSpoke Event. Host of the event was wardrobe expert, Tamika Auwai of ShopSocials. The event took place at The Spoke Club and featured many different clothing and jewelry brands. The Spoke Club is an exclusive meeting place, requiring membership, for people who have an interest in media, entertainment and the arts. They also have a really great patio in the summer. Located at 600 King Street, this upscale venue was a perfect place to display fashion pieces from designers such as; Copious Couture, Scarf Party, Sentaler, Calisto Designs, Headmistress, Jordan de Ruiter, Loft 604, Tetiana K, PSALMS 91:1 AccessoriesFredrick Prince, and Shop for Jayu. Collections showcased 2012 Fall/Winter ladies and mens wear, feathered head pieces, cute dresses, scarves, and outerwear. 













November 21, 2012

Lazypants


The C&C Girls headed to TNT Hazelton Lanes the other night to the Rebus Productions Ltd. expansion launch of the Lazypants collection which includes items in new washes and colours. Jessie and Leah sopped cocktails provided by Tag Vodka and Smartwater with the who’s who crowd from the media, fashion and retail industries.

Lazypants is already available in 18 different colours and now you can pick up the originals in a variety of acid wash colours. The acid wash design changes colour as the product ages. Every piece will have a slightly different tint as it is an incredibly hard wash to manufacture perfectly. Hoodies are also a new addition and come in both original and acid wash colours. Moving in a more fashion forward direction but continuing with comfort comes the Skinny Lazys. They are comfort and style mixed into one whether you are lying around on the couch or out with friends.

Rebus Productions Ltd. and Lazypants had a fine list of sponsors that made the launch event a huge success: Aidan Shipley, Amsterdam’s 416 Beer, Burt’s Bees, DJs Hippos and Humans, Elle Cuisine, Fold a Sole, Matt Feinstein Photography, Miracle 10, Ovarian Cancer Canada, Revlon, smartwater, T By Daniel, Tag Vodka, The Sweetest Tart, Uber and vitaminwater.

The product is currently available online at www.lpants.com and in select retailers in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, New York and Los Angeles.


November 13, 2012

Wheat Belly


C&C Girl, Jessie Sulidis has always suffered from food sensitivities and doctors couldn’t explain what was interfering with her digestive system often just resorting to labelling her with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome). The IBS medications didn’t seem to work and finally she took advice from a fitness coach and her mother who had recently read the hype about the book Americans are calling the latest breakthrough in Health, Wheat Belly. Jessie decided to follow the book by eliminating wheat and gluten from her diet and has seen the most amazing shocking results in only 2 weeks of the removal.

Renowned cardiologist, William Davis explains how eliminating wheat from your diet can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems.

Millions of North Americans consume food products made of wheat resulting in millions of them experiencing some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges and digestive issues. “After cutting gluten and wheat from my diet I lost about 4 lbs of bloating and water weight that the gluten was storing in my body from being unable to digest properly. I saw the abs and muscle tone I had been working so hard at at the gym since September appear after just 2 weeks of elimination. I don’t get an upset stomach after eating anymore and I can comfortably fit into my tight dresses for a night out without worrying about the belly bloating that came after eating each meal. This has really changed my life and I recommend everyone reading a copy,” said C&C Girl, Jessie Sulidis.

The book Wheat Belly is a step-by-step plan to navigate an enjoyable wheat-free lifestyle by educating you on your transition and process. Millions of men and women have experienced life-changing transformations in their health and overall well-being by say goodbye to wheat.  Check out the book that has all of America talking: http://www.wheatbellybook.com/wheatbellybook/bps/index?keycode=222188

November 9, 2012

CRAVE-ings Shopping Party

Join the C&C Girls at the Holiday CRAVE-ings shopping party 2012, an exclusive, festive, glam-gal gathering of fun, shopping, entertainment, personal pampering. Visit stylish market stalls brimming with clothing, jewelry, handbags, girly gifts, bath and body treats, gourmet food, home decor, the latest kiddie and chic mommy fashion and oh so much more! Featuring some of the best women-owned businesses in Toronto, offering special CRAVING SAVINGS. Shop local and support our female founders.

Visit Their Pop Up Shops:
  • Swag for the first 100 guests at each pop up shop. Grab your girlfriends, get a sitter and plan a night out! Men, we welcome you, too!
  • Look for your CRAVING SAVINGS of the night at each pop up shop.
Grab your girlfriends, get a sitter and plan a night out! Men, we welcome you, too!

Details:

When:Tuesday, December 4th, 2012
Time:5–9pm
Where:Rent frock Repeat — 35 Golden Ave, Ste 102, Toronto ON M6R 2J5
Tickets:$15 USD in advance
BUY TWO OR MORE TICKETS AND RECEIVE HALF OFF EACH TICKET – FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY
$20 USD at the door


For more information visit: http://thecravecompany.com/toronto/events/holiday-craveings-2012/

Or join the facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/cravetoronto and twitter: http://twitter.com/cravetoronto


 

November 7, 2012

Diamonds are A Girls Best Friend


 
The C&C Girls Jessie and Leah attended the elite and stylish Diamonds are A Girls’ Best Friend event last night at !Xam Diamonds to celebrate their One Year Anniversary. The ultimate female stylish event was created by the two leading stylist brands in Toronto, FAJO Magazine and DivaGirl Inc.  The evening offered an amazing experience that combined mixing and mingling, networking and educating on fashion trends and diamonds, to indulging in lavish culinary work by GeorgiePorgie whilst sipping Champagne.  Each guest was given a gift bag including gift cards from TREND TRUNK, a trusted social marketplace for buying, selling and donating your fashionable pre-loved clothing and accessories, class cards for Chemagne Dance (Belly Dance, Hip Hop, Yoga, Zumba), a $100 gift card towards Diva Girl University (an 8-week course that covers 8 distinct modules to lead you to success), and a gorgous moisutizer, primer and eye cream in one by Mereadesso!

November 5, 2012

Nth Lounge & Emporium





On November 3, 2012, the C&C girls joined some amazing vendors at the Nth Lounge & Emporium Event. The event venue was at The Gladstone Hotel, originally built in 1889. The building was designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style, a popular Victorian architecture, and continues to be the oldest continually operating hotel in Toronto. The old hand-cranked birdcage elevator really added a touch of Hollywood glamour as you entered the Nth Lounge & Emporium Event located in the GLADSTONE GALLERY. The C&C Girls got to meet and visit with so many unique entrepreneurs and created a favourite list!

 
The event was sponsored by the Colaneri Estate Winery, where they treated C&C Girls' Jessie and Leah with four different Italian inpspired Canadian wines all paired with a delicious cupcake by Trina's Cakes .Colaneri offers an amazing experience on their wine tours and is located at 348 Concession 6 Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake. Check out their website for more information. This makes for a perfect gift for your lady, mom, or as a girls' weekend.
 
The girls got to test and try LOVEFRESH which is an amazing all natural ingredient skin care brand for luminous skin. The creator gave the girls some samples to take home which they loved the fresh scents and how well the product keeps the skin moisturized through this cold weather change. The beautiful, light, fresh-smelling scents are non-oily, yet full of moisture. Follow them on Twitter: @LOVEFRESH

If you are a tea drinker this is the perfect cup for you! T by Daniel has a huge variety of amazing scents that leave you breathless!  Daniel really captures the essence of the urban chic woman with his array of flavours and spicey personality. The C&C Girls favourite tea flavors were “cottage night”,  “Mr. Fuzzy Peach”, and the “Red Velvet Cupcake” that was topped with whipped cream! Follow on Twitter: @TbyDaniel 




 
Mark Grice a talented artist created two paintings during the event that were auctioned off with half of the proceeds benefiting our Toronto Zoo Appli-cause program for the "Conservation fund for the protection of wildlife and wild spaces". He also offers painting classes! Visit his website here! 
 
 


CLICK HERE for the complete list of vendors

Healing Sol

The C&C Girls spent the weekend getting pampered at the comfy and elegant Healing Sol spa in their 2500 square-foot home-like facility. The girls found themselves surrounded by fountains, hardwood floors with beautiful leather couches with flowers before being swept away into one of their 5 spa treatment rooms where they received manicures and pedicures. This wasn’t your typical pedicure or in and out treatment you receive at most nail salons. The staff spent the hour really pampering by their 20 minute intensive foot massage followed by paraffin treatment in a massage chair. It’s really the ultimate experience.

The Healing Sol was founded on the principle that beauty isn’t just skin deep. They specialize in providing services beyond aesthetics by offering their clients a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. They help bring balance and inner peace and help you feel and look your best! The spa not only offers the best in manicures, pedicures, waxing, facials and body treatments, they also offer yoga and holistic treatments to help rejuvenate your sole!

This is definitely a perfect Christmas or Birthday gift for mom or your favourite girlfriend! Check out the Healing Sol on facebook and twitter or by visiting their website at: www.healingsol.ca
Healing Sol
2200 Rymal Road East, Hamilton ON
Phone: 905-692-7499
Email:
info@healingsol.ca

November 4, 2012

Jeanne Lottie - Handbag Collection


The C&C girls visited the Jeanne Lottie boutique in Yorkville, known as “The Vintage Pink House” on 32 Scollard Street. Jeanne Lottie, a Canadian brand, is inspired by the designers travels to Milan, Paris, London, Australia, Egypt, Argentina & Thailand. The boutique showcased a sneak preview of the Spring/Summer 2013 Collection of handbags, as well as the Fall 2012 collection. Neons and bright colours filled the room! Jeanne Lottie also carries accessories and a signature perfume called Diamant Rose. Jeannie Lottie wants to inspire women to show off their confidence and wear each piece to reflect their personality.

Check out the handbag collection at http://www.jeannelottie.com/index.html

Don’t forget to follow Jeanne Lottie on Twitter: @JeanneLottie







October 29, 2012

UpComing C&C Girl Events


Upcoming C&C Events to Check out

Thurs Nov 1:
The C&C Girls head to the Jeanne Lottie Spring/Summer 2012 Collection preview in Yorkville. The event with educate the girls on the upcoming trends for 2013. Be sure to check back for coverage and all the hottest 2013 C&C tips.

Sat Nov 3:
The C&C Girls head to the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto, ON for the Nth Lounge & Emporium event. Nth creates a unique and dynamic shopping experience for the average woman, in a far more than average setting. Guest enjoy a complimentary glass of wine from Colaneri Estate Winery while watching artist Mark Grice paint an original piece to be auctioned off for the Toronto Zoo Appli-cause program. Try a premium quality loose leaf Tea from T by Daniel while getting pampered with on site spa services (complimentary mini-manis & waxing) while your gifts are being wrapped. Indulgent perks such as Giddy Yoyo raw chocolate, sweets bar and cupcakes are just some of the extras that make Nth such a unique shopping experience. Proceeds from the auction will be split 50/50 between Mark and the Toronto Zoo Hudson Appli-cause. To purchase tickets visit: http://www.nthlounge.com/


Tues Nov 6:
The C&C Girls head to Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend elite event in Toronto, ON. Two leading elite & stylist brand in Toronto, FAJO Magazine and DivaGirl Inc., are teaming up to host the ultimate female stylish event series in Toronto- with a little “bling.” This dazzling event series is sponsored by Xam Diamonds, a unique concept, combining a gallery showroom, experienced jewelers and stunning, ethically mined diamonds.

This will be an exclusive cocktail event with drinks, appetizers and swag bags valued at $250.
Time: 7-10PM

Date: Tues Nov 6
Location: !Xam Head Office
366 Bay Street, Suite 800
Toronto, ON, M5H 4B2

October 25, 2012

Mikhael Kale Collection


The C&C girls attended designer Mikhael Kale’s Spring/Summer 2013 Collection sneak peek earlier this week. We finally arrived at the Corkin Gallery in Toronto’s Distillery district after conquering the cobblestone streets in our heels. We were greeted with champagne and were welcomed into the beautiful art gallery where the collection was displayed. This latest collection features pale blues, pastels and tie-dye patterns to pull together a really elegant look, inspired by the ocean. The pieces are feminine and flowing with a bit of a masculine touch. The best part was that each model rocked a pair of Nike kicks.
 
A little about the designer:

“Mikhael Kale is known for his conceptual approach to fashion with attention to detail, craftsmanship and tailoring. After leaving Central Saint Martin's, the Canadian born Kale honed his skills through working with labels such as Antoniao Marras, and later securing a design position under the tutelage of Sergio Ciucci for Exte. Since returning to

Toronto, Kale introduced his eponymous label in 2007 and has been recognized by international publications such as WWD, The New York Times T magazine, and Dazed and Confused." - Mikhael Kale BIO
 
Mikhael Kale has dressed famous celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Sienna Miller and Beyonce to name a few. He has also been featured in Flare, Fashion, Elle Canada, Glow, The New York Times Style Magazine, Wallpaper, Dazed and Confused, V Magazine, WWD, Surface and Nylon.