Take it or Leave it – Essie’s Mint Candy Apple

I wanted to love this. I really did. You see, I fancy myself a fashionista and those fashion bibles I love so much keep telling me that this greeny-blue colour is THE colour of the season. First off, it went on chalky. It was streaky, matte, and impossible (IMO) to…

Toronto: Anarchist Playground

Let me preface this by saying I’m not even going to touch the issue of police brutality yet. That’s a complete other topic (and likely will be another blog post).  So, please, if you feel the need to comment about how I’ve focused only on the protesters…don’t. Save it until…

The Balancing Act

To succeed in social media, you must interact and engage with others. This is seemingly common sense to many of social media’s advocates.  In building a website, you strive to foster debate and create a forum for comments.  Facebook is a process of give-and-take.  Twitter demands that you participate in…

The Best Money Can’t Buy

If I told you there was a public relations strategy that would win you a race you weren’t even in, and for free, would you believe me? Probably not, but if you don’t believe me believe John Tory.  (Photo courtesy of: Ontario PC Party on Flickr) The quintessential Torontonian politician…

The Unwanted Threesome

Source When I exposed myself as a BBM addict (no surprise to many), a friend of mine said, “Well, that’s all well and good…but what I want to know is why people can’t put down the phones when they’re out with friends. I feel like people are losing the ability…

Can’t Stop/Won’t Stop

I can count the number of people I text regularly on one hand. “But Steph,” you may ask, “you are constantly on your BlackBerry. It’s practically an extra appendage!” I don’t text. I BBM. And I BBM a heck of a lot more than I ever texted. My friends who…

Buy My Love

Forget Klout ratings.  Empire Avenue has offered a new way to measure your online self-worth – stocks! I discovered the site (still in beta) through @zbussey on Twitter, who was also kind enough to send over an invite! The premise: As you do more online, through Twitter, Facebook, and blogging, your…