Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Captain's Boil Newest Location in Scarborough & Voucher Giveaway!

I'm sure you've heard of The Captain's Boil, am I right? It was actually voted NOW's Reader's Choice Winner for favourite seafood restaurant in Toronto for 2016! I love The Captain's Boil - delicious food, good price and overall fun dining experience! You get to wear a bib & gloves?!

Check out the lovely spread during media night!

When I was invited to a media night event at their latest Scarborough location, how could I say no? I grew up in Scarborough, so it was so great to hear that one was finally opening in my neighbourhood!

The Captain's Boil is rapidly expanding across the country and their latest location is in Scarborough, 4505 Sheppard Ave. E to be exact! Click here, to see all of their locations.4505 Sheppard Ave E
4505 Sheppard Ave E
For those who are not familiar with The Captain's Boil, it's a Cajun seafood boil restaurant chain. Putting a spin to the traditional Louisiana Creole-inspired crawfish boil recipe,it is a unique yet messy experience like no other. You can look forward to a steaming hot concoction of lobster, king crab legs, shrimp, clams, mussels, corn and potatoes which is served in a bag. You can pick your level of spice and toss the seafood into their blend of secret, Asian-inspired sauces: Cajun Cajun, Lemon Pepper, Garlic Sauce or Captain's Boil (mix of all three). There are also fresh oysters, side dishes and lunch specials.

Food served in bags.

The king crab legs was soooo good!

Check out all the pics I took during media night - just try not to drool to much : ) To celebrate the opening of the new Scarborough location, make sure you go enter for your chance to win a $20 voucher to use at the new Mid-Scarborough location. More info below.


New addition to the menu - ice cream!

For more info on The Captain's Boil and it's menu, visit their website here. Everyone should definitely go give The Captian's Boil a try! No worries if you're not a fan of seafood, there are other yummy food, like fried chicken wings! It's a great restaurant for all ages - Go dine like a captain and feast like a pirate!

You can only enter this giveaway through my instagram account. Go look for the The Captain's Boil $20 Voucher post. You can follow my instagram @stardchiu account here & simply follow the instructions below the post. The lucky winner will be randomly chosen with random.org and they will have 24 hours to reply back to my direct message through instagram. This giveaway is open to local/GTA residents. NOTE: The $20 voucher can only be used at the 4505 Sheppard East Scarborough location. Transportation is not included. Giveaway closes midnight Feb. 8, 2017. Good luck!

To enter giveaway - look for this post on my instagram.

Win Passes to go see The Founder or Gold

I love films and going to the theatre, so I'd love to share it with you guys! Starting this year, I'll try to do some more film related post here and giveaway some passes too! Definitely stay tuned!

Let's get this GIVEAWAY started? Thank you to Elevation Pictures - you can enter to win a ROE (Run of Engagement) passes for two to go see either The Founder or Gold. There will be a total of TWO ROE passes for each film to be won.

You can simply enter through the rafflecopter widget below, if you leave a comment, don't forget to include your email address. When you're visiting David Chiu's Stuff Facebook page, a LIKE to my page would greatly be appreciated. FOUR lucky winners will be randomly chosen with random.org - TWO for each film and they will have 24 hours to reply back to my email/direct message. Giveaway is open to ONLY GTA residents and closes midnight Feb. 4, 2017. Good luck!
The Founder 
Stars: Michael Keaton, Nick Offerman and John Carroll Lynch
Theatrical release date: Jan. 20th 2017

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Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Edgar Ramirez and Bryce Dallas Howard
Theatrical release date: Jan. 27th 2017 

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Sunday, January 29, 2017

tech21 Chinese New Year Edition iPhone Case by Jacky Tsai - GIVEAWAY

I love tech accessories, especially phone cases which I like to change often. Just in time for Chinese New year, tech21, came out with a special Evo Elite Chinese New Year Edition iphone case with artwork by Jacky Tsai.

This iphone case is not only beautiful but like all tech21 products, also very well made. It's durable and thanks to FlexShock, an ultra-efficient impact absorbing material, Evo Elite offers 2m/6.6ft drop protection - so, have no fear of dropping your phone. The Evo Elite also sits securely in your hand and gives you comfortable, precise access to all ports and function buttons.

To celebrate Chinese New Year, Jacky Tsai's new Chinese pop artwork combines the traditional elements of folk paintings with modern pop art style and techniques. It delivers the happiness, warmth and peace of New Year by combining various joyous elements such as blooms, lucky kids and chickens. To read more about this special edition case, which is available at Apple stores, click here.

And to celebrate Chinese New Year - how about a GIVEAWAY? Thanks to tech21, you can enter to win this lovely Evo Elite Chinese New Year Edition by Jacky Tsai iphone 7 case. One lucky winner can carry the happiness, warmth and peace of the New Year with them everywhere they go.

For more info about tech21 and their great products, you can visit their website here.

You can only enter this giveaway through my instagram account. Go look for the tech21 Evo Elite Chinese New Year Edition iphone 7 case post. You can follow my instagram @stardchiu account here & simply follow the instructions below the post. The lucky winner will be randomly chosen with random.org and they will have 24 hours to reply back to my direct message through instagram. This giveaway is open to both US & Canadian residents and closes midnight Feb. Wed. 8, 2017. Good luck!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Toronto Light Festival

It's time to come out of the dark this winter and into the light! I love a great event especially a very cool one like this - The Toronto Light Festival at The Distillery District. This is the first year and you won't want to miss it.

Media preview event
Glow in the dark drinks.

Come and see the beautiful Distillery District transform into an open-air gallery, lighting up the winter night with installations from creative Canadian and International light artists. It runs from January 27 to March 12. Oh, by the way, it's a FREE festival and great for everyone! For more info, click here to visit the Toronto Light Festival website.

I attended the media preview event the other night - here's a sneak peek of what you can expect to see: 

If you're like me who enjoys taking pics, then you must drop by the Toronto Light Festival. Check out my instagram feed @stardchiu for more great pics. It's definitely an instagram-able event : ) Follow @TOlightFest and #TOLightFest

Stop by The Toronto Light Festival at The Distillery District for a beautiful & fun evening this winter. There are over 20 installations! So, lots to see, do, oh, and lots of lights!!!

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

OLANG - The Boot with Grips!

You heard right - boots with grips! Yes, this is true! OLANG, the winter boot with pivoting grip, built to increase traction on ice and snow. How cool is that? These are perfect for winter in Canada. It comes in styles for men, women and children (no grips).

Created in 1990 and celebrating its 25 anniversary this year, OLANG was the first brand to offer the Canadian market fashion boots made in Europe and equipped with the OC System's built-in swivelling and folding ice cleats, a proprietary system developed in Italy by the OC System Co.

I have a pair & love them! They have grips - how neat is that?! They're easy to use - Grip on, you can step comfortably and securely on icy/snow surfaces. Grip-off, you can walk on any floor without worrying about damaging it. They work great and very well made. Lastly, Olang boots look great/stylish & super comfy. Check out the pics I took and how I wore them : )

Thank you Olang for making our winter season more enjoyable!

Men - Domingo
Some facts:
• Comfort zone up to -30 degrees celsius
• Mid-sole guaranteeing impact and compression resistance
• Breathe. Tex: Waterproof and breathable membrane
• OC System: Stainless steel studs, mounted on an exclusive framework of flexible polyurethane durable
• Efficient, light and durable
• Multilayer adjustment innersole made of 90% wool with insulating and reflective aluminum film
• Lining is enhanced with breathable, insulating Olantex film

Click here to read more about Olang technology.

Check out the video to see how exactly the grips work.

For more info, click here to visit Olang's website. They are available online and at selected retailers - click here to find Olang's boots nearest to you.  Unfortunately, there's still more winter left - will you be getting a pair? What are your thoughts of them?

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Welcome NEON to Queen St. West!

Attention shoppers - NEON Clothing recently opened it's very first store in Toronto! They are an established retailer in Quebec for over 30 years but now they are located in one of the hippest districts in the world - Toronto location at 501 Queen Street West.

I recently checked out the store and absolutely loved it. I heard of NEON before, so it was very nice to actually visit the store. First off, a great location! Secondly, NEON carries lots of great brands. Thirdly, a very cool environment to shop at!

Women's section and yes, those light fixtures are for sale.

Levis & Jansport.

NEON is definitely a unique store that you have to see to believe. It's a true mash-up of coolness, street style and hard-to-find pieces for that perfect, effortless look. NEON is like a lifestyle boutique that is beautifully unique. The store is decorated and merchandised with original furniture and fixtures that are for sale too! How cool is that? I love that!

Interesting displays...


If there's a price tag - it's for sale!

As mentioned before, NEON carries great brands! The best, before-you-even-know-you-want-them brands. The NEON team is out combing the streets of Los Angeles, New York, Europe and Asia. If there's buzz about a brand, chances are, they already know about it.

NEON stocks the essentials like Levi's, Vans, Jansport and Converse. But they're alos stocking the best from Dr. Martens, Adidas, Element, OBEY Clothing and Fjallraven and offers some of the widest selections from these brands in one place.

NOTE: Just in time for winter, NEON is a must-stop for winter outerwear from brands like Fjallraven, Mountain Hardwear and Element. All your winter needs: jackets, boots and accessories - NEON have a huge selection to choose from.

Alpha Industries




When I was there, I picked up a few items - FYI, it was so hard not to buy the whole store, lol. Stay tuned to my instagram @stardchiu to see what I ended up with. Hope you guys liked the pics I took. However, you guys must go check out NEON in person - you won't be disappointed. Make sure to let me know what you think.

The location is 501 Queen Street West. They are open seven days a week, Monday through Friday 10am to 9pm and 11am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. For more info, go visit www.shopneon.com or follow them @neostores #neontoronto. Happy Shopping!