July 31, 2012

Toronto's Beer Festival 2012


This past weekend Jessie and I experienced Toronto’s Beer Festival 2012! It was definitely a good turn out as tickets were sold out fast! Everyone who is anyone was there! Some featured breweries were Coors Light, Creemore Springs Brewery, Guinness, Labatt, Mill Street Brewery, Miller Chill, Molson Coors Canada, Moosehead, Richard’s and Steam Whistle, also accompanied by some yummy greasy food! There were so many different performances, our favorite was Salt-N-Pepa (Push it REEAL good) and no I am not referring to Jessie and I. We also competed in a little beanbag toss and watched a giant game of Jenga! I can’t wait until next year! A big thank you goes out to our camera man @producerbrad 

See below for some of our favourite girly, summer beers!

Leah’s Favourites:

Jessie’s Favourites:  






















Don't Forget to follow us on #Twitter - @CandCgirls 


July 29, 2012

Infinity Health Centre - Toronto


Toronto's Infinity Health Centre is the perfect one-stop-shop for all your health needs! You can now make all of your appointments with just one phone call including Chiropractic Health Care, Medical Walk-In Clinic and Family Practice, Physiotherapy, Naturopathic Medicine, Massage Therapy, Medical Acupuncture, Cosmetic Medicine and Custom Orthotics. 

The name Infinity Health Centre really says it all because there is an infinite amount of services here, plus it’s in a great location right central downtown Toronto. This Centre has something for every aspect of your lifestyle. The Infinity Health Centre has a team of Health professionals that are there to give advice and help you reach your goals. This is a great place to really learn more about your body.

The Infinity Health Centre is very bright, modern, and clean with no wait time at all. Jessie and I were fortunate enough to experience the full body massage from their registered massage therapist, Shummy Sangha. Shummy is a hard worker as I can say this was the best massage I have ever had - the ultimate massage for someone who sits at a desk all day! It is really hard to find a massage therapist who will really use the right amount of pressure while listening to your needs and communicating with you on your progress.

Another service at the clinic that interested me was the Naturopathic Medicine. Recently there has been a new health craze with gluten-free diets and all organic, plant based lifestyles, but where do you start? What is right for you? I am really interested in going to their Naturopath to learn more about my nutritional deficiencies because I am anemic, as most woman are, and I need to learn more about my nutritional intake. 


Dr. Suneel Sharman - Physician & Cosmetic Medicine Provider
Dr. Karim Riskallah - Chiropractor & Acupuncture Provider 
Kathryn Zbarsky - Registered Physiotherapist
Shummy Sangha - Registered Massage Therapist
Wesley Woods - Registered Nurse & Cosmetic Medicine Provider

Follow Infinity Health Centre on Twitter - @39LowerSimcoe
Also, stay tuned for a special event! 







July 25, 2012

Kobo eReader


The ‘Kobo’, an anagram of the word ‘Book’, enables you to browse and buy with WiFi and have a library of up to 30,000 books! 
Reading made easy! It is a lightweight & compact touch screen that you can take anywhere! No more uncomfortable holding positions or wrist pain!  It even has a library where you can rent books for free! The unique thing about the Kobo is that there is no glow or light coming off of the screen. This prevents damage or soreness to your eyes. I thought it wasn't even turned on when I saw it because it looks like real paper! 

My favourite thing about the Kobo is that it has a built in dictionary. So when you come across a word you don’t know, you can click on it and find the definition within seconds! It also allows the reader to personalize the font, font size, and paragraph spacing.

The Kobo costs only $100 dollars and you start off by getting 3 books for free. Earn points and rewards as you read. It also recommends other books you may like according to what you have on your library. 

For more information visit http://www.kobobooks.com/touch

6 Health benefits of Reading
(1) Improves memory, focus
(2) Improves symptoms of depression
(3) Improves sleep patterns
(4) Increases social responsibility
 
(5) Reduces stress
(6) Improves social skills 



July 18, 2012

Shellac - Nail Polish


We are right in the middle of summer and this heat is taking a major toll on our nail polish! Ocean water, pool water, gardening and other summer activities leave our nail polish dull and lusterless L

Solution: Try Shellac nail polish! Shine is long lasting, and polish is chip free and you are left with 14+ days of superior colour!

How is Shellac different from regular nail polish?

The female Kerria lacca, found in Thailand and India forests secrets a substance used to process Shellac! Shellac has been most commonly used as a wood finish for that glossy look. Recently (2010) it’s been used in a nail polish for that same glossy, rock hard, rock on finish.

Shellac is applied in layers and dried by a UV light. It dries within minutes and it looks even better than acrylic nails! It is also healthy for your nails and won't damage them! Get to the salons and try it out! ($30) 





Heavens Fitness Calgary


While out in Calgary for the 100th anniversary of Stampede, I joined a fitness club in the downtown area which helped keep me in optimal shape while on vacation. I joined a week of Heavens Elevated Fitness and fell in love with the classes and the atmosphere. Heavens Fitness is a boutique facility which leader in all aspects of fitness, health and wellness. Their vision is to give their clients an elevated fitness experience by providing personal training, nutritional services, life coaching, and fitness classes for the optimal fitness experience.

Heavens Fitness is best known for their personal training and cycling classes but I decided to test out the Pilates, Zumba, HIT (High Intensity Training), and the Cardio Surge class which kept me lean and fit through my poor eating habits at stampede! I didn't have to feel quite as guilty for the extra drinks or festival food as these classes burned away the calories and helped tone my troubled areas. The instructors are the best in the industry and help motive you through the hour workout. I highly suggest joining a class or partaking in the personal training if you're a Calgary resident or just visiting! Fitness is a lifestyle.

Not only are they a gym but Heavens Fitness also provides massage services as well as day care, fitness apparel, yoga accessories and Kaya Juice to refuel with healthy living snacks and shakes post workout. 

To find out more about club hours, schedule, or to book an appointment visit www.heavensfitness.com



 

July 17, 2012

Calgary Stampede 2012


 This past July 6-15th I headed to Calgary to enjoy the 100th anniversary of the Stampede --what an amazing event. I love country music and make yearly visits to Nashville but nothing compares to the fun, excitement and honkytonk the stampede brings to the city. Everyone is decked out in cowboy-girl gear from head to toe and the streets are filled with haystacks, party goers, and live music.  I got to rock my cowgirl hat and boots and attended a few of the amazing events surrounding the city. Being my first time to Calgary, we started the trip off in Banff where we took in the beautiful scenery of the mountains and dined in the village. There were so many delicious candy and fudge shops surrounding the many worldly restaurants. It's definitely a must see while visiting Alberta. My boyfriend Jordan and I bought fudge from the shop, enjoyed a lunch then walked the beautiful scenery of Bell Falls. It's an incredible experience. Then we headed back to the city where we attended the Blue Rodeo concert at Cowboys, the Dallas Smith show at Nashville North, rode the mechanical bull at Ranchmans and walked the fair grounds taking in delicious bbq and, of course, the beer tent. I have been trying to eat a gluten-free diet and found some great spots and dishes around the city. UNA Pizzeria has amazing thin crust pizza and it's available gluten free! It was delicious and a great atmosphere with a patio. Another Gluten-Free must have was the seafood pasta at Thompsons inside the Hyatt Hotel. It's a title more upscale but still affordable prices and the best gluten-free pasta dish I've tasted.  Another great spot to hit whilst visiting Calgary is the infamous Melrose and Metropolitan Grill. They all offered a great ambiance, live music, and amazing food!  Overall it the Calgary Stampede was an event of a lifetime and is definitely a vacation I suggest everyone experience once in their lifetime. 


July 10, 2012

Map My Run - Fitness Mobile App


@MapMyRun is just about the coolest new iPhone, Blackberry or Android App I’ve been using for my regular workouts! It’s a fitness tracking device that uses GPS to map out the routes that you run/jog/cycle while also tracking your speed, elevation, pace, time, distance and calories burned! Customize your profile to add friends, create nutrition plans, log workouts & map your routes. You can save all of your workouts and see how well you progress! My favorite part about the App is that I can share my progress on Twitter or Facebook! This is a real motivator because you want to be able to show off to your friends and family how far you have come in your workouts! #Running reduces stress, makes you more alert, intelligent and is great for your heart and overall health. Did I mention that it is all FREE! 

Go to http://www.mapmyrun.com/ for more information! 

PLAN IT – DO IT – SHARE IT






July 8, 2012

"Blo" - Blow Dry Bar


Yup, its here, fast-food for hair! This weekend, Chandeliers and Champagnes’ Leah Feeley visited the launch for Blo, North America’s original blow dry bar. The launch was for the Bloor West Village location. There was catered cupcakes from BiteBar.ca refreshments from DavidsTea.com and complementary makeup touchups by TwoChicksandSomeLipstick.com 

Blo offers a quick wash and blow dry at an affordable price! Come for a fun girly culture where the music is always bumping.
 

Choose from 7 signature styles from the Blo hair menu: ($35)


 Hunt Club
Boho Braid 

Sex, Hugs and Rock & Roll
 Holly Would
 Red Carpet
 Executive Sweet 
 High Society 
Or

Choose a custom hairstyle, deep conditioning treatment, hair extension installation or even a Blo Bro for your guy! You can even host your own Blo party! Blo is on the go and can come to your office, set or home to treat your friends and coworkers! Blo even does wedding parties!
Follow Blo at @bloheartsyou or visit their website at http://blomedry.com/
There are 6 locations in Toronto alone! So…WASH BLO GO!


July 7, 2012

Honda Indy Toronto



Chandeliers and Champange girls' Jessie Sulidis got a taste of speed yesterday at the Honda Indy Toronto. The 3-days of speed brings the IZOD IndyCar series back to the streets of Toronto from July 6-8th with the big race on Sunday featuring favourites like Canadian James Hinchcliffe (Hinchtown), 2011 Series Champion Dario Franchitti, Will Power, Scott Dixon and Marco Andretti. The weekend isn't just about Speed--it's a great event for the whole family. Enjoy a number of series racing throughout the weekend with live concerts, amazing food, tire-changing challenges, games and festivities for the kids, dirt biking, go-karts and of course the big race on Sunday at 1pm. Jessie took in all the fun and action in the pits, garage, paddocks, and fan grounds. Ladies let me tell you, the event was packed with hot men not only in a race suit but spectating. Take a look at some of the hi-lights of IndyCar practice on Friday. Honda Indy tickets can be purchased online at www.hondaindy.com . Don't miss out on all the fun and action this weekend at the Exhibition Grounds. Big thank you to Steve Shunck, IndyCar PR and CEO Randy Bernard for there amazing hospitality! 

July 5, 2012

Get Cheeky this Summer

Get Cheeky with Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics 

The Chandeliers and Champagne girls had a fantastic evening being pampered with manicures and pedicures by the Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics ladies at the Blue Room Spa in Milton. The C&C Girls spent the evening  getting the works whilst drinking Champagne, eating chocolate chip cookies and having some good ole girl talk. The Cheeky Monkey Cosmetics line isn't your conventional beauty line, nor are the women that wear it.  Being Cheeky is all about feeling free to express yourself and your personal edginess. The Cheeky ladies believe that every woman should engage their cheeky side and enjoy the joke. To be good you have to be a little naughty-- that's exactly what the nail polish names and drink pairings bring --  a fun afternoon with the girls.  Be sure to check out www.cheekymonkeycosmetics.com to pick out your favourite nail polish and pair it with your favourite cocktail! The cool thing about the Cheeky names are that each polish and name comes with a personal story behind it! 

C&C Girls Fav colours for summer:

For the toes
Pearl Necklace , Party Whore, Under Cover Vixen, Stagette, Fishnet Stocking, Free Love

For the hands
Virginal Pink, Pop my Cherry, BFF, Tease, No Bra, One Nite Stand






July 3, 2012

HAPPY CANADA DAY!


HAPPY CANADA DAY !
This past Canada Day long weekend had so many amazing and cultural  events going on in the city of Toronto. The city was packed as Canadians celebrated the Eurocup, Pride Parade, Digital Dreams music festival, and The Chin International Picnic. Chandeliers and Champagne's Jessie Sulidis and Leah Feeley attended the 46th annual 2012 Scotiabank CHIN International Picnic! This gathering was a celebration of all the multiculturalism around us while showcasing Canadian talent! There was so much to see at the Exhibition Place such as the Ms. CHIN and  Mr. CHIN International contest which was hosted by C&CGirls Jessie Sulidis, the Rising Star singing competition, Polish, Filipino and Italian Festival dancing, cycling races, petting zoo's, and lot's of yummy exotic foods. To top off a perfect Canadian weekend,  we were all pumped to celebrate with a performance by Toronto's own Shawn Desman!
Big Congrats to Mark Harris , Mr Chin 2012













TKEES, the Hottest Summer Sandal of 2012


TKEES, Cosmetics for your feet, are a fun and bright way to express yourself with over 40 fun colours to choose from this summer! Glam up your feet by the pool, the beach, at work, or that hot summer party. It's one of the C&C Girls go-to sandal of the season!  It's the season of the bright--and TKEES has launched their new top 5 Summer sandal must haves. They are: 

To liven your foot, try TKEES electric hot NEON colours perfect for Summer

NEON ORANGE
NEON PINK
NEON YELLOW













 
To bring a little pattern and animal print to your Summer wardrobe try TKEES:
BLACK SNAKE





WILD BLOND








For more information and to see all 40-coloured sandals, visit: www.tkees.com