On February 17, 400 guests will walk the red carpet at The Carlu, mingle over cocktails, and enjoy a beautiful sit-down dining experience as 30+ Notable Award winners are announced and presented on-stage to inspiring millennials from across Canada.
One of those awards will be awarded to the best blogger in the country.
And you’re definitely going to want to join us for the dinner and the epic throw down that will follow. ‘Cause as of 9pm we’re opening the doors to 700+ more guests for the kind of after party you’ll likely need a ‘personal’ day to recover from. There will be drinking and dancing, food stations, entertainment, and the chance to connect with all the winners and notable young professionals in attendance.
So pick up your tickets now. And in the meantime, get to know the talented group of bloggers up for Best Blog at the 2015 Notable Awards. It’s time to start reading, and to start getting very excited.
Founder/Editor, Two For The Bar
Two For The Bar is dedicated to the magic of shared experience that can occur in the presence of a great cocktail. Founder Talia Kleinplatz fell in love with cocktails at the hands of her favourite bartenders and thirsted for the dynamic exchange that occurred whenever she sat at their bars. She presents the cocktail as the avenue through which great stories are exchanged, the best jokes are told and the fondest memories are relived.
LINDSEY SEIGO & JESSICA CORREIA
Co-founders, I Fancy Fashion
Based in Vancouver, I Fancy Fashion follows Jessica Correia & Lindsey Seigo, who have been best friends for almost 18 years. Their mutual love for fashion has led them to showcase their favourite brands, travel experiences and differentiated style. Specializing in online shopping, their main goal is to share personal style and experiences finding the best fashion retailers online.
Founder & Editor, A Piece of Elise
Elise’s blog was born in Bangkok, one of Asia’s many vibrant cities. After years of sharing her adventures abroad, Elise has returned to Canada to launch her own brand, ÉLISE. With a unique perspective and global voice, Elise currently explores what it means to be home while immersing herself in Canadian fashion. For those who love beautiful clothing, exotic places, and smiles, A Piece of Elise is the ideal dot com.
Editor in Chief, Nomss
Nancy is a finance professional by trade who has an eye for passion. She is the writer, stylist, photographer and creative director of Nomss and is based in Vancouver.. Since the beginning, Nancy has been digitally savvy and energetic about content marketing, strategic goodwill, digital relationships, and photography. Her work has been featured on National Post, Yellow Pages, Groupon, and SocialShoppers. Her favourite past time? Spinning. Fashion and Home Decor. Eating and Travelling.
Jamie Dunlop- Khau is a mother to three girls, Early Childhood Educator, freelance writer, and volunteer. She’s passionate about writing, giving back and building community. Jamie truly believes happiness is an inside job. For this reason, she uses her voice to inspire others to “create a life that feels good on the inside.” Her blog is a personal lifestyle one dedicated to promoting positive mental well-being in ourselves and our future generation.
Founder, Gumboot Glam
Vanessa Cesario is a 23-year-old recent media studies grad and the founder of thebrunettesalad.com. A natural aptitude for creating digital content, combined with her university background, has provided her the framework behind experiences collaborating with large-scale companies such as Forever 21, HP, and Expedia. Her knowledge and experience with digital media and PR have allowed her to expand her contributions to many realms – including photography, styling, creative direction, set design, and event planning.
Editor-in-Chief, The Prep Guy
Syed Sohail, aka The Prep Guy, is a Business Management and Marketing student by day, and a leading Men’s Fashion and a lifestyle blogger from Toronto by night. He has collaborated with some of the biggest brands and retailers in the business, and left a mark globally within the Men’s Fashion community. Also, Syed co-hosts #Gentschat, the number one Men’s twitter chat alongside Perry Ellis and 9 other international male influencers.
Tuxedosergio is a Toronto based fashion platform founded by Sergio El-Azzi. It focuses first and foremost on the luxury side of the fashion industry by covering some of the best fashion shows, red carpets, and events throughout the city. Tuxedosergio has been featured on various platforms, as well as shared by acclaimed Canadian designers such as Mikael D, Mikhael Kale, and Dalla. Established less than a year ago, tuxedosergio has experienced great growth and flourished in the Canadian fashion scene.
Founder/Online Editor, Do the Daniel
Daniel started in the blog world two short years ago because of his love for food & lifestyle. Since then, he’s added four contributors around the world and aims to always offer authentic and engaging content on a daily basis. Thanks to an ever-growing audience and team, DoTheDaniel.com has become a prime example of a Canadian success story.
Jack Harding is food loving, fashion loving, dog loving blogger looking to share his passions with the world. He built and sold popular fashion blog OhWowYouWoreThat, and helped build 3MillionDogs.com. After losing nearly 100lbs, 500under500 is a platform to share his love of food, and his way to show that eating healthy doesn’t need to be boring. With hundreds of thousands of readers, he shows how easy and fun it can be to cook at home.
Owner/Content Creator, La Petite Noob
Joёlle is a Toronto based blogger-gal with a penchant for all things pretty. You can usually find her roaming around the city with flowers stuffed in her bag, matcha green tea latte in-hand and with an iPhone raised above her head to capture it all. Joëlle is a freelance writer and the owner of La Petite Noob, creating shareable content on personal style, travel, beauty tutorials and lifestyle that is relevant to the everyday girl.
BRAD WISHEN, BRANDON KLEIN, COREY COTT
TasteToronto was founded by three best buds that have a strong passion for the Toronto food scene. Our platform was launched in efforts of bringing together the Toronto foodie community to collaboratively discover the best local dishes. With just a quick browse on TasteToronto, you’ll see how the Toronto food scene is very much alive and one of the loudest and tastiest out there. Stay hungry Toronto, stay hungry.
Founder and Creator, The Baby Concierge
Daniella received her MA as a Technology Specialist at Columbia University. She’s since returned to Toronto with her husband and two children and is extremely active in her community: sitting on many committees and chairing events for several organizations. She graduated UJA’s Jewish Communal Leadership Institute. Daniella is the go-to person among her friends for anything child related, from sleep-training to best parenting practices. Daniella created The Baby Concierge, with its tagline “Here to HELP.”
Founder of Random Acts of Pastel
Fresh out of Journalism school and feeling jaded by the click-driven industry, I started RAOP as a street art concept. I painted everyday objects around my city pastel colours to brighten things up, and after a few pink hydrants, I switched my Instagram name over to RAOP and started “pastel hunting”. Over the years RAOP has grown from a personal project that treasures delight and celebrates everyday magic, to a lifestyle brand that strives to do the same.
Director, 1000 Awesome Things
Creative Director/ Founder, WoahStyle
Gabrielle Lacasse started blogging in September 2010 and soon found herself completely hooked. Her website has given her the chance to collaborate with brands she loves, travel to amazing places and meet countless inspiring people. She recently worked with Coach, Vera Wang, Urban Outfitters, Lancôme and Jansport. Her work has been featured in Grazia, Teen Vogue, La Presse, Loulou, Flare and Fashion Magazine. She is also a regular contributor to Flare Magazine.
Creator, The 26th Look
Julia Mateian launched her blog in 2013 while completing her master in Marketing at HEC Montreal. The 26th Look is for any fashionista that wants to be inspired by daily outfit posts, the foodie seeking out the best places to go and the traveler looking for hidden gems around the world. But above all, this blog reflects the personal passions and inspirations of its creator.
Claude-Alicia was born and raised in Montreal, pursuing her academic studies from kindergarten to master’s in her hometown. In 2014, by merging her wanderlust and passion for fashion, she created the streetstyle blog ConscienceCoupable.com. The site serves as a daily source of style inspiration, while humorously documenting her travels around the world and attending international fashion events. With her husband Peter along as photographer, the two have since grown the site to reach a loyal, widespread audience, and look forward to launching the blog’s new “Foodie” section in the coming month.
Creator, Lapiz of Luxury
Teacher by training, blogger by passion, I created Lapiz of Luxury to display my take on affordable Fashion and Beauty. Luxury doesn’t always need to be expensive – it is the confidence you project while walking down the street whether you are a size 0 or a size 10. Lapiz of Luxury offers its readers the opportunity to make their dreams a reality by displaying affordable lifestyle options whether it’s the latest beauty or fashion trend or the newest restaurant.
A style site with an editorial POV and an intent to inspire via powerful imagery. Born through the vision of Candice Pantin, the platform reunites the fashion conscious to provide unique outfit looks and styling tips with an effortless execution, elaborate photography in a minimal approach, and communication of the newest noteworthy brands, people, and places on the fashion radar. Candice also freelances as a creative director, stylist, and English copywriter.