No need to hit the Caribbean for that special cocktail, just head down to your local Casey's Grill Bar.

Check out the following traditional summer staples, but with a little fun spin, the creation of Mixologist Nathan Cameron. Whether you decide to make them yourself or enjoy a sunny after or a balmy evening with friends at Casey's, these cocktail, makes getting together unforgettable.

                                                            Blueberry Cider Sangria
                                                             Shock Top Margarita

                                                            Strawberry Cider Mojito

Once you try them I am sure you will be hooked. If you want to enjoy these at home, the Recipes for the above Casey's Summer Cocktails are below.

Carmex - Best Kept Secret, No More!!

Carmex was created by the founder Alfred Woelbing to relief a pesky condition he had, the cold sore. Today, this product has become a leading lip balm in the United States and an international favourite, available in more than 26 countries.

Carmex lip balm contains a unique blend of ingredients, such as cocoa butter and lanolin. These and other emollients give you healthy restoring lost moisture and preventing dryness and chapping.

As winter approaches, Carmex will provide much needed relief to dry, chapped lips caused by the harsh elements and should be part of your winter beauty and wellness routine. Carmex Lip Balm is a must have for any make-up bag or purse.

Carmex is available across Canada and can be found at Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmasave, Walmart, Rexall, Metro, Safeway, Lawton’s, Sobeys and London Drugs. Carmex is so affordable, priced at $3.49, a great Christmas stocking idea.


RW&CO. has created an innovative eCommerce website and partnered with The Coveteur for launch on the cutting edge of online fashion. The Canadian fashion brands' newly designed eCommerce website with innovation that brings shopping ease to you. Known for effortless & original fashions for Him & Her, RW&CO. plans to continue to pay attention to detail that is apparent in everything they do…from fashion to exceptional customer care. Sponsored by SKYY Vodka, the pre-TIFF launch event took place at a private residence in the Forest Hill area last week.

ABSOLUT® Greyhound... Unleashed

ABSOLUT® Canada has unleashed ABSOLUT® GREYHOUND – its largest-ever cocktail program. And to celebrate, I attended MSTRKRFT show at The Hoxton with Angelique from Flow 93.5/CHUM FM. I absolutely looooovvvveeee grapefruit, and tasting the signature cocktails was heaven.

Fitzroy Boutique Online & In-store

Launching last month, www.shopfitzroy.com is an online store unlike any other in Canada, offering hard-to-find,high quality independent lines with everything priced at under $200. First launched as a pop-up shop in September 2011, Fitzroy Boutique is a Toronto-based store offering women a curated collection of pieces in their signature ‘boho-glam’ style. Canadian gals can now shop online at www.shopfitzroy.com while those in Toronto can choose to order online and pick up locally for free or simply shop in store at Fitzroy’s permanent “store-within-a-store” location inside BYOB Cocktail Emporium at 972 Queen St. West. Fitzroy also offers free domestic shipping for orders over $150. “While most online stores with similar price points and styles are based out of the States, Shop Fitzroy stands alone in being able to offer these international lines to Canadians without them having to incur the high duties cost to ship them over the border” points our Angela Pastor, Co-Owner of Fitzroy Boutique. Fitzroy continues to carry exclusive and independent lines such as the cutting-edge Aussie lines Bless’ed are the Meek, Pink Stitch and Ladakh and L.A. favourites like Brandy Melville, Show Me Your Mumu and Whitney Eve. “We are so thrilled to be launching our online store and to be able to bring some gorgeous, independent and exclusive lines to Canada at affordable prices” says Julie Buczkowski, Co-Owner of Fitzroy Boutique.

JanSport Sport Bonfire Sessions

A few weeks ago VICE and JanSport rolled up to NXNE and brought the JanSport Bonfire Sessions Toronto with Smith Westerns and Dusted at Artscape Gibraltar Point. The videos of the Smith Westerns performance are live online. Watch the 3-part short doc filmed at the June 14th Bonfire Session, including Part 1: Meet Smith Westerns, as well as live performance footage of "Dreams" and "Gimme Some Time". Watch all 3 parts here: http://jansportbonfiresessions.noisey.com/toronto.php This year VICE teamed with JanSport to work on the third installment of their Bonfire Sessions, the series travels the country putting on free outdoor concerts with complimentary snacks, drinks, and amazing bands. It started in March down in Austin with White Denim, hung out in Palm Springs with Crystal Antlers and then headed north to Toronto for an island rager with Smith Westerns and Dusted.

Art of Fashion - June 16th, 2012

Be sure to check out Art of Fashion this coming Saturday. Look out for my good friend and Toronto Moda teammate Andrea's line called Andi G., she will be selling leather belts & accessories. Also, my vintage-savvy friend Natasha of Singhnature will be helping out at iMoniq's new jewellery line.