The street is where you'll find the heart of a cuisine and a culture—somewhere among the taco carts and noodle stalls, the scent of wood fires and the hubbub of fellow diners. It's the most democratic food in the world, gratifying and completely delicious!
As a publicist I sometimes get movie passes for give-away. This time I worked with Disney for a cross promo with Cars 2 and a book from Chronicle Books, Art of Cars 2. Disney was nice enough to send me a few.
So, I have one here (admits 2) for the Vancouver premier on Wednesday June 22, 2011, 7PM at The Scotiabank Theatre on Burrard st.
I also have a book here that I will throw in as well!!
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“I entered to win The Art of Cars 2 Book and movie pass courtesy of #raincoastbooks #chroniclebooks & #disney!”
I will draw one winner at random from all entries on Friday, June 17th, at 12:00pm (PST). I will be in touch if I draw your name.
Please note: This draw is open to lower mainland residents. Please keep in mind to arrive early as seating is first come first serve and that this ticket does not guarantee you a seat.
**And you have to find your own way to get to the movie.
Tis the season. The season to turn up the Christmas tunes, don a festive apron and start baking.
To get you started, the little helpers at Chronicle have posted a couple of recipes from their book, Very Merry Cookie Party: Very Merry Cookie Party: How to Plan and Host a Christmas Cookie Exchange... Toffee Squares and Chocolate-Dipped Shortbread, oh my. I don't know about you, but at this point, I'm resigned to gaining that extra five pounds over the holidays.
But here's the good news (besides the delight of ingesting all that delicious sugar), since you're baking up a storm anyway, why not take a quick break to let us know your favourite cookbook published by Chronicle Books, Quirk Books or Gibbs Smith.... You could win $500 worth of cookbooks for your efforts!
June 03, 2010
Je voudrais une croissant.
Je suis enchante.
Ou est le bibliotheque?
Voila mon passport.
Ah, Gerard Depardieu!
Those are just some of the phrases you'll need to know if you visit France. But wait, should I really be getting my travel advice from Flight of the Concords?
Lonely Planet has a fair bit to say about travelling in France, too...
In this video, Lonely Planet founder Tony Wheeler is talking about the new Discover series. Lonely Planet Discover guidebooks feature full-colour images throughout, improved maps, and lots of recommendations and suggested itineraries. For examaple, click here to see a digital preview of France's Top 25 Experiences from Discover France.
While you're waiting to see if you'll be trekking around Mont Blanc... Enter this week's Lonely Planet MINI CONTEST!
To win a Lonely Planet Discover Prize Pack, including a Discover T-shirt and a copy of Lonely Planet Magazine, simply leave a comment below telling me which of France's Top 25 Experiences you'd most like to have. I'll randomly select a winner on June 8th. (Entrants must have a mailing address in Canada.)
What was your favourite thing your grandma baked for you as a child? Does your dad make brilliant BBQ? Does your best friend make a mean guacamole?
Moleskine and Foodista.com want you to share your favourite recipes passed down from friends and family. In the spirit of sharing, they're giving away a set of Moleskine notebooks, including the new Moleskine Passions Recipe Journal.
P.S. Also be sure to check out the other titles in the Moleskine Passions series - and watch the fun video trailers for each book!
Almost every day is a great day to be a Vancouverite. We have such an amazing community of diverse, passionate, driven, friendly, artistic, funny, talented, hardworking and incredible people. There are some days when I feel like I've had one too many days in a row of rain but 9 times out of 10 just when I'm feeling that way the next day the sun bursts out from behind the clouds, the snow sparkles on the North Shore Mountains, everything has been washed clean and The City of Glass shines!
I'm not the only one who thinks that Vancouver is a great place to live. So does Bob Kronbauer, in fact he things Vancouver is so awesome that he has a blog called Vancouver Is Awesome.
See the fabulous Vancouver prize pack below? Bob is giving it away on Vancouver is Awesome! It includes- The Winter Olympics: An Insider's Guide to the Legends, Lore and Events of the Games, Vancouver Edition, Vancouver Encounter and City Walks- Vancouver: 50 Adventures on Foot. Everything a true Vancouverite needs on their book shelf... because you know that now that the world has seen how beautiful Vancouver is that everyone is going to want to come and crash on your couch!
Go enter now!
The Olympic spirit is hitting me hard today. I found out over the weekend that the Olympic torch is going right down my street today at 1:00! I can stand on my deck and watch the whole thing! Since it is such a once in a lifetime experience I am working from home today so that I can watch the Olympic torch go by our house with my 18 month old daughter during my lunch break.
I keep taking quick peeks out the window to see if any festivities have started up yet and keep wondering about all of the amazing Olympic activities that must be going on all over this beautiful city of ours.
Then "Bing" an email arrives in my mailbox from Lonely Planet! It says:
In honor of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, Lonely Planet is offering a free iPhone city guide application to the host city! Travelers can get the low-down on all Vancouver has to offer in the mobile app "Vancouver Travel Guide: The Sights". This free application can be downloaded via the iPhone's application store or on iTunes. It is available now through March 1st, 2010.
As this spectacular city gears up for the games, there is no better time for visitors to have all of its sights at their fingertips. From UBC Thunderbird Arena and the Pacific Coliseum, to the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Capilano Salmon Hatchery, Lonely Planet has listed over 70 top sights and shows where they are using location-aware maps. Plus, by tilting the iPhone, users have access to fun facts on Vancouver, special tips on what to do, see or eat, photos and much more.
-List of Top Vancouver Sights
-Fun Vancouver Facts
-Integrated Google Maps
Sadly I do not have an iPhone... but I know that some of you do and I would love to hear what you think of the new Lonely Planet App! Share it with your friends who are coming to Vancouver for the Olympics, play with the application, spread the word, rate it and come back here and let me know what you think of it!
Comment and then on February 11th I will pick one of your fabulous responses and I'll send the winner a free copy of Lonely Planet Vancouver City Guide!
Happy Olympics everyone!