New Balance Toronto – Grand Opening Deals (Don’t Miss Out)


Welcome to New Balance Toronto, located inside First Canadian Place at the PATH Level

Today, April 8 marks the grand opening of the New Balance Toronto store. It is located at the PATH system inside the First Canadian Place, which is at the heart of the financial district (Bay & King).

To celebrate its grand opening day, New Balance Toronto has a special great deal for its first 300 customers. The first 300 customers who spend $160 (before tax) or more on any product will receive a free pair of 574 lifestyle sneakers with a custom Jose Bautista batflip insole.

Better yet, 10% of these proceeds will be donated to the Jose Bautista Family Education Fund. Jose Bautista loves New Balance and has been a long-time supporter for these wonderful brand.

It’s a win-win situation when you get to buy $160 worth of New Balance products of your choice, you also get a free pair of 574 kicks and a limited edition Jose Bautista insole. And better yet, parts of the proceeds goes to charity. You get to show your BIG heart for a good cause.


New Balance 574 Lifestyle Kicks (Photo courtesy from New Balance Canada)

I wouldn’t wait too long if I were you, I highly recommend you to make a MOVE ASAP to ensure you get this special deal today at the New Balance Toronto Store.

And in case you don’t know what the iconic New Balance 574 looks like? Here are some sample pictures of them, courtesy from New Balance Canada.

Follow me on Instagram (@RealMoVernie) and Twitter (@MoVernie) for more awesome photos and videos of my coverage at the New Balance Toronto Media Event. Stay tuned!

Also follow me on SnapChat @MoVernie or Periscope @MoVernie for more interactive live-broadcast videos.

And MoVernie is outta here!

New Balance Toronto
Exchange Tower
130 King Street West, Unit C34
Toronto, ON
M5X 1A9
Website: NewBalanceToronto


Super colourful list of New Balance items at it’s new store in Toronto


Lots of New Balance kicks for you to choose from


New Balance Iconic 574 (photo courtesy from New Balance Canada)



NAIAS 2016 – What to Expect at the BMW Showroom


One of the biggest auto shows in the world is the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), which is located in Detroit, Michigan. It’s happening right now as we speak and will be opened to the public until Sunday, January 24. This auto show allows car enthusiasts or car shoppers a chance to check out the various products that are available in the market. Furthermore, it’s also an opportunity for car brands to showcase their future concept cars as well as future auto trends and its latest technologies.

During this media trip, I was also able to check out vehicles from different manufacturers showcasing at the NAIAS. NAIAS plays a huge role in setting the tone in the auto industry, being one of the first shows in the new calendar year. Detroit is being labelled “Motor City” for a reason and manufacturers often unveil its latest products for the very first time at this event to the world.


Make sure you follow me on Instagram (@RealMoVernie) and Twitter (@MoVernie) as I will be posting awesome photos and videos at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS).

And MoVernie is outta here!

Follow @BMW Canada and @BMWUSA and on Twitter!

Also Follow #MoVernieNAIAS & #NAIAS for updates!

For NAIAS business hours or admission prices, click the site here.


WMCFW15 – Narces (World MasterCard Fashion Week)

Narces Fashion

The second runway show at the World Mastercard Fashion Week (WMCFW) for the evening for the MoVernie on the MOVE to attend was Narces. Narces is designed by talented Nikki Wirthensohn. It is a womenswear line that specializes in after-five, evening and wedding wear. I am a big fan of her fashion and I recalled one of my favourite moments covering the fashion week was a few years back, at the backstage, her daughter was standing an the backdrop. A photographer told her daughter to pose and she did. I also recalled Nikki was hugging her daughter afterwards. To me, that was a precious moment and I always remembered that.

This year, Narces delivered yet again with beautiful collections of womenswear. In particular, I really like the last finale piece when the model was wearing this very delicate, detail-oriented, pure wedding dress. I think it was the highlight of the night for me. As Nikki walked out with the model wearing that dress to thank the crowd, it was purely special! You can see this dress for yourself at the photos I am providing below.

Special thank you to Karyzma Agency for the special invite.

Follow my journey on Instagram (@RealMoVernie) and Twitter (@MoVernie) for more awesome pictures and videos.

And MoVernie is outta here!

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Narces Fashion




New Balance Sneak Preview 2015


New Balance Canada was giving the media a sneak preview of what’s coming for its brand in 2015 at Madonna’s very own Hard Candy Fitness Toronto. There were different types of shoes categories for die-hard runners, semi runners, normal runners or wannabe runners such as myself who just want to wear stylish kicks on the red carpet (LOL).

Other than kicks, there were apparels for men and women. New Balance staff introduced us the latest kicks design, materials and the technology that were being applied in various types of shoes. All these improved elements provided the right balance for their customers who are looking for a balance of style, comfort, foot protection and usability.


What I love New Balance most are the choices of funky colours which you know by now that MoVernie is really out there, who ain’t afraid to wear something that stands out. There are so many choices and so many nice kicks that it will be tough for me to narrow to just one. Tough choices! Be sure to check out the New Balance Canada website here to purchase the apparel and kicks that fits your needs and lifestyle!


Thank you to New Balance Canada & Strut Entertainment for having me at the #NBPreview2015!

Follow me on Instagram (@RealMoVernie) and Twitter (@MoVernie) for more awesome pictures and videos on my adventurous journey!


Check out more photos that I snapped at the New Balance Sneak Preview 2015 below!











Treasure Chest at Windsor Arms Hotel


Windsor Arms Hotel (Photo Credit: The Treasure Chest)

MoVernie is on the MOVE again! This time, he and his crew got invited to attend the grand opening of a vintage boutique called the “Treasure Chest” located inside the Windsor Arms Hotel. As we know, Windsor Arms Hotel is famous for its TIFF InStyle Celebrity party. It is also famous for its afternoon high tea, the nice restaurant called “The Living Room” that has a nice outdoor yard to enjoy a glass of wine during warm summer days. To add to this solid Windsor Arms community, located at the corner of the lobby is where the new Treasure Chest Boutique is located.


The Founder is a young entrepreneur named Samantha Michelle, who is the young heiress to the Windsor Arms Hotel as well. She is a multi-talented young lady who is an owner of this boutique store but also a talented DJ (I heard her spin her remixes outside the courtyard at Windsor’s Arm at one event and she definitely got talent). Samantha added her sense of personal style of vintage clothing from London, UK. Many of her treasures include beautiful winter jackets, dresses, sunglasses, jewellery, scarves, accessories and even ties and pins for men. Every piece of article were carefully chosen by Samantha when she was in London, UK and she carried them overseas by carrying over-sized luggage, all on her own. Everything that she does are very hands on.

The evening was filled with very stylish and fashionable peeps and the demographic covered all bases, from young to mid-age and elderly peeps. I think that’s the whole objective about this boutique, it wants every type of peeps to be able to find items that will fit their styles and images. Every item was unique and peeps can mix and match, creating a special fashion style to every individual.

Personally, I really like the boutique name. “Treasure Chest” has special pieces in them and it allows us to discover and explore them. As I explored around the boutique, there was one type of clothing that you will never find in this place, “no pants“. Samantha explained that pants are complicated and she prefers to stay out of it, which I agreed totally, pants are a different breed, they are in their own world.

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Lots of awesome food were served during this special evening. Pink champagne and white wine were served as well. One thing you will notice about this boutique the moment you walked into this place, there were tables and sofas located at the centre of the room. Then, there was another sofa located at one side of the wall. I have not seen many boutique stores that have that many furniture for you to sit and relax. I really enjoyed the atmosphere of this boutique, I felt like home. It’s warm, cozy and just very inviting. I could see myself having a nice afternoon high tea right inside this boutique. LOL

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My “MoVernie MUST VISIT” spot in this boutique? You got to check out the ridiculous large change room at the back side of the boutique. Inside, you felt like a private room more than a change room. You could possibly have a girls night out, changing clothes with a few friends (if you don’t mind that) and just having a good time in there, mixing and matching outfits, while sipping a few glasses of champagne.  Amazing velvet purple sofas along with beautiful mirror did the trick in this room. I felt like a VIP, it’s like a private bottle service booth more than anything. I can even imagine myself singing karaoke in there. For any high-profile celebrity, I think that maybe a good comfort spot to mix and match clothing and accessories before heading out to a gala.

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The evening ended on a very touching note when Samantha made a speech to everyone that came out to support her new boutique. She was very gracious for the opportunity and she toasted to everyone. The speech was genuine and really came out of the bottom of her heart, that’s always the best about non-scripted speeches.

Until next time, MoVernie is outta here! Peace!
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The Windsor Arms Hotel
18 St Thomas St.
Toronto, ON
M5S 3E7, Canada

Want a Chance to Win a Messenger Bag? – Show your PRIDE!


As you know, MoVernie is always on the look out for hot spots to party. Great restaurants to eat! Great events to cover! But MoVernie is also constantly collaborate with great sponsors to create MoVernie Contests to giveaway great prizes and free stuff to his audience and followers!

Toronto World Pride Week 2014 is coming from June 20-29! MoVernie and PinkStix has decided to collaborate together to run a MoVernie Contest to giveaway 3 colourful messenger bags to 3 lucky winners!

PinkStix is an online fashion store that provides great accessories fashions for females from messenger bags, handbags, clutches, scraves, jewellery and much much more! PINKSTIX’s Mission Statement is to provide quality fashion items at accessible price-points, so any girl can be fabulous in any situation!

There are 3 ways you can have a chance to win a colourful messenger bag from PinkStix.


MoVernie Contest – Method 1: Enter contest via Facebook Group Page

Step 1: “LIKE” PinkStix Facebook Group Page. Click here to LIKE

Step 2: “LIKE” MoVernie Facebook Group Page. Click here to LIKE

Step 3: On the MoVernie Group Page, there will be a photo showing the colourful PinkStix, limited edition Pride Messenger Bag, “LIKE” that photo & using the comment section, tell us which colour you will choose if you are the winner of this messenger bag!


MoVernie Contest – Method 2: Enter contest via Twitter

Step 1: “Follow” @Pinksterella on Twitter.

Step 2: “Follow” @MoVernie on Twitter.

Step 3: Tweet to us & tell us what activity/event you look forward to check out at the Toronto World Pride 2014 (please include hashtag #MoVerniePrideContest)

For example, a tweet could be “I look forward to seeing Tegan & Sara perform at the World Pride Closing Ceremony #MoVerniePrideContest”


MoVernie Contest – Method 3: Enter contest via Instagram

Step 1: “Follow” @pinksterella on Instagram.

Step 2: “Follow” @RealMoVernie on Instagram.

Step 3: Tag a picture of your favourite Pride Week activity or related items and tag #MoVerniePrideContest


All 3 winners will be announced on Friday, June 27, 2014 @ 6pm (EST). So, follow us for updates and the winners announcement. Good Luck!

Melissa Nepton – World MasterCard Fashion Week 2014 (WMCFW)

Montreal-based designer Mélissa Nepton specializes in modern, ready-to-wear couture that targets the urban career woman. In her runway show, one particular theme that she exhibited on her fall collection was the wet-hair look on all models, giving it different vibe and element to the show. I personally like it, it’s just show you what these garments would look like on a model with wet hair.

Below are photos taken at Mélissa Nepton Fall Collection Runway:

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Fashion at the Sochi Opening Ceremony

New York Fashion Week is happening this week and next week. And….Sochi Winter Olympics is taking off as well. The opening ceremony just happened today in Russia and all countries wear various winter outfits to showcase their country colours, traditions and their historical heritage. It’s a great event to check out what each country has in store regarding their fashion.

Here are some of my choices for the best fashion at the 2014 Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony. I would like to dissect them into a few categories: 1) Best Fashion; 2) Not necessary stylish or fashionable but definitely makes a statement by standing out from the crowd & 3) Epic Fail:

Category A:) Best Fashion

1) Canada

Love the red pea-coat!


2) France


3) Netherland



Category B:) Not Necessary the best fashion but surely stands out and make a statement

1) USA

I don’t really like the design, it’s too busy and just feels like all logos are being brought by sponsors. Too many stars make me dizzy. However, I do like the material and the cardigan design. Honestly, if the design is more simple and less logos and less stars, I would really love this outfit.


2) Germany

What was the German thinking? These colours don’t reflect them but it does stand out.


3) Ukraine

I like the abstract patterns on the jacket.



Category C: Epic Fail (simply epic fail)

1) Ireland

They look like they are military. With all the terrorist threats against the Sochi Olympics, these are the last uniforms we want to see at a joyful game.


2) Bermuda

No excuse, it’s winter Olympics! Short pants? If some of these athletes really competing the winter sports with these short pants, I will let it slide, but no winter sports will allow you to wear short pants. Put it back in the closet and wait for the next Summer Olympics.