Archives for September 2013

Word Vancouver

Who knew that books could have their very own festival? Well, this weekend the Library hosted its' annual book fair called Word Vancouver (rebranded from the previous title Word on the Street). Since it was a rainy Sunday, most of the events and activities were moved inside the library. After all, rain and books don't really go well together! The entire foyer of the library as well as the … [Read more...]

Westside Church Grand Opening

History was made today at the grand opening of Westside Church at The Centre in downtown Vancouver. Having worked part-time as an usher at The Centre for Performing Arts, today's service brought back many fond memories of scanning tickets, seating people, watching hundreds of shows, staff functions, and cleaning up before calling it a night. I have seen concerts, musicals, plays, comedians, … [Read more...]

4Cats Splatter Party

Today, we got to enjoy our first Splatter Party at 4Cats Capital Hill in Burnaby with a group of parent bloggers and their kids! This was our second trip to 4Cats - we did an art class in the Spring and came back to splatter in the fall! It was a fun event from start to finish including choosing our paint colors, getting our own canvas, and finally learning different splatter techniques including … [Read more...]

Earls Brunch Menu

I was invited on a special private media tasting of the brand new Earls Brunch Menu at the Lougheed Highway location.along with a dozen other food bloggers. We were served 6 different tasting samples of their most popular breakfast items including delicious Eggs Benedict, Sourdough, Yogurt, and more! It was amazing because Earls opened their whole restaurant earlier just to accommodate us food … [Read more...]

ArtStarts in Schools

It seems a new creative venue space is popping up everyday in downtown Vancouver. When I am not changing diapers and blogging, my passions include business, networking, and event planning. I am creating a list of the best and most unique venues on my website for business, social, and personal events. In the last few weeks, I covered CoLabs Communities as well as The Waterfall Building and will be … [Read more...]

The Waterfall Building

Tonight, I had the opportunity to visit The Waterfall Building for the first time. It's a creative venue space for weddings, product launches, fashion shows, business networking events, pop-up dinners, film shoots, and corporate events. Part of being an Event Planner is finding unique places to hold events. For example, my upcoming YVR Bloggers Hootup will be at the cabin-inspired Hootsuite HQ … [Read more...]

Pho Don

The Daddy Blogger family is always looking for the latest family-friendly restaurants to try, blog about, and share with our readers! Tonight we got to try out the recently opened Pho Don. In fact, Pho Don was opened just a few months ago on July 2, 2013 after completely renovating the interior after the previous occupant closed down abruptly: Gourmet Castle (a Chinese restaurant we used to go to … [Read more...]

100 Rainy-Day Activities in Vancouver

Now that we are in September and fall is upon on, it means one thing for Vancouverites: "The rain is coming!" Love it or hate it, you got to accept it. Living in the beautiful city of Vancouver means rejoicing in the rain for up to 6 months as we wait for the Spring and Summer. Instead of staying indoors all the time or complaining about the rain, I wanted to compile a list of rainy-day activities … [Read more...]

Movie About You

One of our latest business ventures is making affordable family videos as well as videos for businesses that provide products and services to families. We have created a joint venture partnership with Vancouver-based videography and video-editing company Movie About You to make cutting-edge videos. So far, we have partnered together on two videos including one called A Taste of the PNE, which … [Read more...]

Hyundai Genesis

Earlier this month, Hyundai Canada contacted me about test driving their brand new Hyundai Genesis Sedan for a week. After thinking about it for half a second, I immediately said "Yes!" After all I have been driving a 1995 Honda Civic so it was awesome to drive a brand new car which was much roomier and had much more power! There were several key features about the Hyundai Genesis that stood … [Read more...]

Chow Me Now

Aden Klein is on a mission...a very important mission...a mission to find every $5 meal restaurant in Vancouver (and beyond)! So far, Aden (the C Eat O) and the team at Chow Me Now have found over 200-300 restaurants in Vancouver that serve $5 and under meals. Yes, you read that right...only $5 for an entire meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner). Aden's one condition is the meal must make you feel … [Read more...]