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Wine Tasting in Ojai, California – Casa Barranca Winery

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While we were in Ventura, CA last week we managed to make the 25 minute drive to Ojai to taste some wine. The first winery tasting room that we visited was The Ojai Vinyard… Read More

Dining in Vancouver – Six Acres

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Six Acres Restaurant, Gastown, Vancouver BC

On Thursday, June 21st we quit work early (shocker!) to check out a Music Festival in Gastown. The idea was a series of tents set up along Water Street from Seymour to Carrall and up one block of Carrall (about 5 blocks total) with different musicians performing at each tent between 5pm and 10pm. The idea we thought was great, the execution however… Read More

Rock of Ages in Vancouver

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I had to get up and write this post this morning to tell everyone that read the review in the Vancouver Sun about the Rock of Ages production to ignore it. If you were a fan of the 80′s as I am you will love it!! The 80′s included my junior high and high school years and I knew the lyrics to every song in the show. Every song… Read More

Vancouver – One Night, Three Venues

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Last Thursday we had a busy night planned and all three venues were places we had not been before. We started the night at Relish Gastropub & Bar on Nelson for the Vancouver Tech Co-Founders Meet Up. Then we headed to the Georgian Court Hotel for dinner at their restaurant Frankie’s Italian Kitchen & Bar. Our final stop was the basement of the Vancouver Playhouse Theatre… Read More

Stack the Rack Media Day

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Last Wednesday we were invited to a media event for ‘Stack the Rack’ an event coming up on October 3rd in support of Qmunity. The media day was presented by Amuse Consulting (good friend Marc Smith) and VanCity. Everyone knows that we love events involving food and wine but… Read More

YVR Twestival 2011

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Now in its third year, Twestival® (or Twitter Festival) uses social media for social good by connecting offline communities in person on a single day to highlight a great cause and have a fun event. Twestival is the largest global grassroots social media fundraising initiative to date. Since 2009, volunteers have raised close to… Read More

Texting to Donate

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A few weeks go there was an article in the Vancouver Sun about the success of text-to-donate programs and the one year anniversary of the Mobile Giving Foundation. The Foundation basically provides the tools needed for charities to use mobile technology as a fundraising channel. MGF certifies the charities, manages giving… Read More

Christmas Windows

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Woodward’s Christmas Windows Saturday morning (such a perfect sunny Vancouver morning) I headed out to check out all six Woodward’s Christmas windows. The Woodward’s Windows were a holiday tradition in the 1960’s. When the Woodward’s building closed in 1993 Canada … Read More

Agassiz Slow Food Cycle

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Harrison Hot Springs We spent last weekend in Harrison Hot Springs (see previous blog) and took part in the Slow Food Vancouver Cycle Tour.  There were two tours scheduled; one for Saturday in Agassiz and one for Sunday in Chiliwack. … Read More

Gastown & Chinatown Walking Tour

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As part of our Stay-cation activities we signed up for a two hour long walking tour of Gastown and Chinatown with Vancouver Urban Adventures. The tour is normally $25 but we bought vouchers on Groupon a few months ago for half price so it was really a great deal (thanks Groupon)! Our guides name was Amy, a history major at UBC in her summer job. She was upbeat, friendly and very… Read More

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