Lifestyle, Montreal

24 Hours in Montreal with National Bank

ALTcourt

Apparently I can’t get enough of the french language in my life. Fresh off my return from Paris, last week I hopped on a plane to Montreal, Quebec for a futuristic soirée titled, #ALTcourt. #ALTcourt (Alternative Court) was the kick-off party for the Rogers Cup produced by National Bank. It was an edgy, yet trendy party celebrating both fashion and lifestyle. Being that the Rogers Cup takes place in both Toronto and Montreal, the National Bank team flew out 12 Toronto influencers to get the full #ALTcourt experience! Great music, beautiful people, dope art installations and curated cocktails equals, a great night! If you were following along on my Snapchat (CC.Christian), you got to see IRL (In Real Time) how much fun the evening was. If not, no worries – check out the photos & video below to get a glimpse into the fun-filled evening!

Christian

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Events, Fitness

(How To) Get The Shot

#MogoPerks | Christian ConfidentialLast week I had the pleasure of hosting MOGO Financial‘s first influencer event in Toronto. If you haven’t heard of MOGO, it’s a financial company based out of Vancouver that has a focus on helping it’s customers be more conscious  on their spending habits by promoting pre paid credit cards as well as providing low interest rate for various types of loans. The thing that I like about working with this brand is that they’re always pushing the envelope, listening to what their customers want and introducing their ever growing #mogoperks community to cool concepts and ideas, such as this event!

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetInstagram, is a huge phenomenon for our generation and with that comes the pressure of getting the perfect shot. Mogo with the help of Kastor & Pollux came up with a dope concept to combine fitness, photography and social media all together. My friends Daniel & Luke came out to help me host a small group of influencers + a few #mogoperks members. We ventured out to  Sky Zone to get our sweat on and learn how to grab the perfect motion shot from two of Toronto’s prominent photographers Othello Grey and Neva.#MogoPerks | Christian ConfidentialIt was a blast and  the results were… well take a look for yourself! Clean, in focus and Insta-worthy!  To get in on the fun, sign up to become a #mogoperks member by heading to their website here.

Until next time,

Christian 
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Events, Lifestyle

Recapping Memorable Moments With American Express | #ThisMoment

Christian Confidential | American Express

Last weekend was one of my most memorable weekends to date. I didn’t go away, I didn’t have many wild nights but I did have special moments. One of those moments that I’d like to share with you guys, was my first time attending a comedy show courtesy of American Express Canada. On Sunday evening, I attended the Oddball Comedy Festival at the Molson Canadian Amphitheatre with my friend Sasha Exeter of SoSasha.com.Christian Confidential | American ExpressRunning fashionably late (as per usual), we got to the Amp just in time to part take in a few of the perks that Amex cardholders have access to on a regular basis ie: line bypass. I don’t know about you, but the last thing that I want to do on a hot summer night is wait in a huge line up. Solely by being an Amex Cardmember you’re privy to skipping the line and entering the venue through a separate gate.

We quickly found our seats, got comfortable and braced ourselves for the opening acts. Being a Gemini, I can’t stay still for too long no matter how much fun I am having. Sasha and I decided to take a little break between performers and venture off into the Amex lounge for a bite or two. If you get the chance to hang out in the Amex lounge make sure to try the Knife-Pulled Pork sandwich from Barque Smokehouse, it’s delicious! We finished up our experience in the lounge with some s’mores, sparkling water and recapping our favourite performers so far.Christian Confidential | American ExpressChristian Confidential | American ExpressWe ended up making our way back to our seats to catch the headliners, Aziz Ansari and Amy Schumer. The rest of the night was filled with numerous outbursts of laughter, surprised faces and unforgettable moments. I honestly can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard, and I couldn’t think of a better way to end the summer than this experience. But, just because the warm weather is behind us doesn’t mean these great experiences have to end. I am definitely going to stay tuned to my Front Of The Line Entertainment e-updates for upcoming pre sales to some of the hottest shows for the rest of the year.Christian Confidential | American ExpressThe best part about it though, is that American Express provides access to events like this and others (entertainment and lifestyle) all the time to their Cardmembers. To learn more about hot upcoming events check out www.AmexInvites.ca!

#ThisMoment will definitely go down in the books and I’ll be looking forward to my next comedy show experience!

Until next time,

Christian 

This post was sponsored by Amex Canada. The views and opinions expressed in this blog, however are purely my own. 

Automobiles, Lifestyle, Niagara On The Lake, Travel

Birthday Weekend Recap

Christian 2.6 | Birthday RecapChristian 2.6 | Birthday RecapIt’s official, I am now another year older and hopefully a little wiser. Last weekend was definitely filled with a lot of love, laughter and positive vibes all around. The night before my birthday (June 18th), I decided to host a little get together for a few friends. We nibbled on charcuterie  and cheese boards, sipped on Freixenet Cava, stayed hydrated with Boxed Water and danced to only the best trap music.. Fetty Wap anyone?!  At midnight we made a quick toast & kept the party going. I honestly don’t think that there’s a better way to ring in your birthday than being surrounded by a beautiful group of friends, old and new.Christian 2.6 | Birthday RecapChristian 2.6 | Birthday Recap  Yashana R, Asia F, Christina P, Alexander L, Sasha E, Zineb S, Stace G, Shayna D, Salina G, Justine & Daniel H.

Christian 2.6 | Birthday RecapMy friends at General Motors gave me crimson red wheels for the weekend!

On my actual birthday, I decided to keep it low key and dedicated the day to taking care of myself (gym, spa, healthy eating and a good night sleep). It’s exactly what I needed to be ready for the adventures that I would get up to on Saturday.Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetChristian 2.6 | Birthday RecapAfter shooting the ‘Live Beautifully’ – The Lifestyle Series Pt. 2 a few weeks back a few of my friends and I have been itching to head back out to Niagara-on-the-Lake to visit some more wineries. An amazing opportunity came up to not only visit a winery but attend the 3rd annual Niagara Wine Festival Tailgate Party. The Christian Confidential team & friends packed our day bags, buckled up and headed out to our first stop, Mike Weir Winery courtesy of Buick Canada in the 2015, Enclave. A crowd favourite for the roomy interior and the OnStar capabilities, which may have saved us from getting lost once or twice.

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Mike Weir Winery is definitely a special place – beautiful space, great wine, delicious food (you NEED to try their fries) and an amazing view. We enjoyed bottles of their Underdog wine as well as their Vinyāsa wine, which is a great choice if you’re looking for something low in calories.

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetChristian 2.6 | Birthday RecapProcessed with VSCOcam with c8 presetAfter spending a relaxing afternoon on the Mike Weir patio, we were off to our next destination, The Niagara Wine Festival Tailgate Party. My friends and I weren’t really sure what to expect at this event but trust me when I say we were all glad we came out to play. An array of food, wine and culture, there was something for everyone. The party took place in a vineyard and hosted approximately 700 people. . A special thank you to Kimberly Hundertmark for the amazing hospitality that evening.

Christian 2.6 | Birthday RecapChristian 2.6 | Birthday RecapChristian 2.6 | Birthday RecapProcessed with VSCOcam with c8 presetAfter the tailgate party we spent the rest of the night in Niagara Falls, eating cotton candy and ice cream sandwiches while taking in the falls. It was the perfect ending to an amazing day. The highlight for me this weekend was being able to see my friends old and new come together and experiencing this with me. I’m all about creating memories through experiences and this past weekend allowed me to create new ones with people that I love. On that note, I’m looking forward to what 26 has to offer!

Christian

Brand Ambassador, Events, Fashion, Give Away, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

The Brunch Fixe Recap & Contest Announcement! | Collaboration

The Brunch Fixe | Christian Confidential Lacoste

I’m very pleased to announce that “The Brunch Fixe” presented by Christian Confidential and Lacoste Canada last Sunday was a huge success! The event took place at Smith Restaurant in downtown, Toronto and guests enjoyed a pre-fixe menu, great music and amazing company. Those who were in attendance also got a chance to get an exclusive preview of the Lacoste Spring/Summer 2015 footwear line.

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As part of my collaboration with Lacoste, I’ve styled some Spring/Summer Lacoste essential looks with items from the brand’s new Miami Collection at the Lacoste Yorkdale flagship store.

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Want an opportunity to win a $100 gift card and a pair of kicks? Head to Lacoste Yorkdale (or a location nearest you), snap a photo of your favourite item and post it on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook using the hashtag #LacosteGiveaway for a chance to win. Contest runs from Friday June 13th, 2014 to Friday June 20th, 2014 and open to Ontario residents only.

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Good luck guys & I can’t wait to see your favourite picks!

Christian 

 

 

CONTEST RULES:*No purchase necessary. Limited to one chance to win per customer. The prize is one Lacoste gift card of $100 and one pair of footwear ( Retail value of up to $250). The total prize value is $350. You have one chance of winning out of 356 entries. Contest ends at 12:59pm  on June 20, 2014. The selected winner will have to correctly answer an unaided, time limited, mathematical skill-testing question in order to win their prize. The winning participant will be contacted by Christian Confidential  within 24-48 hrs. Upon receiving the complete mailing address, Pentland Canada INC will send the prize by mail. This contest is in no way administered by Pentland Canada Inc. and/or Devanlay Canada. The organizer is not associated with Pentland Canada Inc or Devanlay Canada in any way, except as sponsors of the LacosteGiveaway in collaboration with Christian Confidential.  Pentland Canada Inc nor Devanlay Canada cannot be held responsible for any matter pertaining to the contest. The information provided by the entrants to this contest are collected by the organizer, not Pentland Canada Inc. or Devanlay Canada.  Devanlay, its agents, and their respective suppliers, employees, representatives or mandatories, and the persons with whom they are domiciled, may not enter the contest. Any litigation respecting the awarding of a prize may be submitted to the board only for the purpose of helping the parties reach a settlement.  

Events, Fashion, Lifestyle, Spotilight

SS14 Lacoste Essentials x Christian Confidential | Collaboration

Lacoste x Christian Confidential

I’m very happy to announce that Christian Confidential has partnered with Lacoste Canada to help you kickstart your summer!

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I recently hit up their Yorkdale flagship store with my good friends Ben Fraser & Sasha Exeter of SoSasha.com to pick out our SS14 must-haves, check out this behind-the-scenes clip to take a look at our work in progress and see them model my looks!

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There’s more coming, stay tuned & i’ll share as I can. In the meantime, follow us on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram via the official hashtag #LacostexChristianConfidential.

For more information on our upcoming Brunch Fixe x Lacoste event & to buy tickets, click here: http://ow.ly/x9Wpi 

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A special thank you to the entire team for their hard work so far on the project!

xo,

Christian