Posts Tagged ‘Ottawa at Home Magazine’

Debbie is Dancing with the Stars!

Posted by Amanda

Monday, October 13th, 2014
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And now for something completely different! We are dancing the night away.  This Friday Debbie is trading wine glasses for dance shoes as she competes (for bragging rights) along with 7 other Ottawa ‘personalities’ in Dancing with the Stars, an oh-so-much-FUN fundraiser for Easter Seals Ottawa. Grab your dancing partner & join the Savvy Team.  This dinner & dancing is almost sold out.

Practice makes perfect…

For the past 2 months, Debbie has been waltzing & cha-cha-cha-ing at Fred Astaire dance studio  with her dancing partner Dan Labelle (co-owner of the studio).  Just as they do on the ever popular TV show, 8 Ottawa celebrities will rip up the dance floor performing two dance numbers.  The winning dancing pair will be decided on by your votes.

I have been a keen supporter of Easter Seals for several years volunteering,
participating in their annual Bring on the Bay 3km open water swim.
I’m over the moon 
to be one of the celebs in Dancing with the Stars –  I did not know waltzing could be such a workout!  -Debbie

Here’s the 2014 Star Studded ‘Celebs’:Dancing icon

Jean-Luc Boissonneault, Co-Founder & CEO Free Form Fitness
Shawn Dawson, Entrepreneur & Founder of Dream Mountains Foundation
Derick Fage, Host & Producer of Daytime Ottawa on Rogers TV
Sarah Freemark, Anchor/Reporter on  CTV Morning Live
Mary Anne Ivison, Morning Show Co-Host, Country 101.1
Liza Mrak, Mark Motors of Ottawa
Shawn Simpson, TSN Team 1200
And…our very own Debbie Trenholm, Founder & President of Savvy Company

They’ve already been dancing on TV!

CTV Ottawa Morning Live popped into the studio while Debbie & the other celebs practiced. Watch them in action >>
And Leanne Cusack from CTV News at Noon reported from under the disco ball too!
Watch Debbie do the cha-cha>>

Join us! Be purple & proud in the Savvy cheering section

We invite you to join us at this fun evening of dinner & dancing at the Ottawa Convention Centre .  You’ll get the Savvy VIP treatment! Buy your ticket or a table for a spot in our cheering section & we’ll thank you with a special Savvy ‘swag bag’ of wine glasses, a gift certificate of $50 for our next Savvy Event & other Savvy goodies.

Can’t make it?  Vote for Debbie online!

Contribute big or small to my fundraising goal of $1,000. Click here to show your support with a donation – thanks a million in advance!

Event details

Friday October 17th 
Ottawa Convention Centre 
5:30pm – Let’s kick the night off with bubbles featuring award winning Palatine Hills Estate Winery
6:30pm – Multi course dinner with wines from Burnt Ship Bay Winery & Pondview Estates Winery.
All night long there will be a silent auction, the dance competition with local celebrities, then the dance floor will open to everyone to dance the night away until the wee hours.

Tickets: $150 each or $1,250 for a table of ten. To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact Hayley Magermans at hmagermans@easterseals.org or 613.226.3051 ext 227.

It’ll be a fun night for everyone AND you can help raise funds towards providing financial assistance for essential mobility equipment for children and youth with physical disabilities.

See you there!

 

 

 

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The 12 SAVVY Days of Christmas…

Posted by Debbie

Friday, December 20th, 2013
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Can you believe Christmas is tomorrow!?! Don’t despair…Be Savvy! Our team of Savvy Sommeliers are here to help! There is still time to wrap up these gifts:

Our #1 gift: Savvy Selections wine of the month club 3, 4 or 6 month subscription

Our ever popular Wine Appreciation 101 ‘Class’ with Savvy Sommelier Debbie Trenholm

NEW this year! Cheesey FUN-damentals ‘Class’ – a full day with our Cheese Sommelier Vanessa Simmons


And don’t forget to stock up on wines!

Our Sommeliers have a special holiday assortment of Ontario wines that will WOW your family & friends. And be sure to have our special bubbly for $18.95 (regular $27.95) for New Years Eve!

The Savvy Holiday Hotline is 613-SAVVYCO (728-8926)
or cheers@savvycompany.ca

 

The Savvy Elves are in the festive mood! We’ve been singing holiday songs in the office all month long. Here is the SAVVY version of The 12 Days of Christmas!

On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love gave to me. . .

1 Wine Appreciation 101 ‘Class’ on January 18 with Savvy Sommelier Debbie Trenholm. Join Debbie for a full day of learning about wines from around the world, wine lingo, the importance of glassware & decanters, tricks for ordering wine at a restaurant . . . AND Debbie will even show you how to sabre a bottle of bubbly!

On the 2nd day of Christmas. . .

2 Back-to-Back weekends featuring Wine Appreciation 101 ‘Class’ (January 18) & Cheesey FUN-damentals ‘Class’ (January 25) by the Savvy ‘Teachers’ & dynamic duo: Debbie Trenholm (for wine) & Vanessa Simmons (for artisan cheese). Join us for one or come to both ‘classes’ for a true wine & cheese experience like you have never had before. Homework never tasted so good!

On the 3rd day. . .

3 Savvy gift certificates for tickets to upcoming Savvy Events in 2014. Ideal for those hard-to-buy-for friends . . . and as a thank you gift for colleagues & clients too.

On the 4th day. . .

4 month subscription to Savvy Selections wine of the month club . Our #1 gift! Each month, three different hard-to-find Ontario wines selected by our team of Savvy Sommeliers conveniently arrive at your home or office. “It’s like Christmas for adults. Wines arrive on my doorstep every month!” – Colleen

On the 5th day. . .

5 ‘Must Buy’ wines from the LCBO featured in our blog If I only had $100, I would buy at LCBO. Use this shopping list for great value wines at Vintages as chosen by our Savvy Sommeliers Julie Stock & Susan Desjardins

On the 6th day. . .

6 month subscription to Savvy Selections – Ontario’s largest wine of the month club. The perfect gift for any wine lover . . . yourself included! Three bottles of wine that you won’t find at the LCBO are delivered directly to you each month – can shopping be any easier?

On the 7th day. . .

7 days a week you can contact us online with our NEW Live Chat. Ask us any question about wine, artisan cheese & craft beer. Try it out now on www.savvycompany.ca . . .”Operators are standing by”!

On the 8th day. . .

Our Savvy Elves are working over 8 hours a day & we’re online around the clock! Call our Savvy Team on 613-SAVVYCO (728-8926) each day leading up to Christmas or reach us online anytime at cheers@savvycompany.ca

On the 9th day. . .

$9 off sparkling wine from Niagara-on-the-Lake – so delicious you’d think it is French Champagne! Pop the cork when your friends drop in during the holidays or stock up for New Years Eve. ONLY $18.95 – and shipping is FREE when you order 12 bottles.

On the 10th day. . .

Round up 10 friends, colleagues or clients for a private Savvy Sommelier led wine, artisan cheese or craft beer tasting – a fun way to entertain in your home or at the office. Call on us to create a fun & memorable event. You invite the guests – we do the rest.

On the 11thday. . .

11 fantastic years in business – thank you for your continuing support as Savvy Company grows. Here’s to what in store for us in 2014!

On the 12th day. . .

12 different bottles of incredible Ontario wines – you won’t find these wines at the LCBO – delivered to you to enjoy during the holidays. Order today & your wines will be delivered in time for Christmas.

 

Happy Ho-Ho-Ho Holidays from all of us at Savvy Company.
Here’s to an exciting & delicious New Year together discovering wines, artisan cheeses & craft beers!

Debbie, the Savvy Team & Savvy Elves too!

 

PS – Have you seen the articles showcasing Debbie & her festive ideas in the holiday issue of Ottawa at Home Magazine (page 42 & 43)? And be on the lookout for her in this coming Saturday’s Ottawa Citizen

 

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