Archive | August, 2011

#FF Feature on…@Phanyxx

26 Aug

I have been privileged enough to get to know and work with (www.gopopcorn.ca) the very talented @Phanyxx as he is known in the twitterverse. mHe is known to the local Vancouver community as a Social Media King, fabulous graphic designer and great guy who refuses to smile in photos. Take a read and learn a bit about him.

1) Twitter handle?
@Phanyxx

2) Real Name?
Nick Routley

3) How long have you been on twitter?
A couple of years.

4) What do you like most about social media?
Meeting awesome new people in my city. And infographics. Oh, and people’s random food photos.

5) What do you typically tweet about?
Honestly, I’ve never been able to answer that question. I guess I just tweet about whatever’s interesting to me at the moment. I get a kick out of sharing my day-to-day experiences with other people.

6) Best place to meet new friends in Vancouver?
Definitely Twitter/tweetups! That answer’s too easy though. Many people say Vancouverites are unfriendly, but that’s only true on a superficial level. Get involved in an activity, meetup or class with like-minded people and you’ll see how fast you make friends.

7) Favorite place to grab a late night bite in Vancouver?
Fritz! What’s better for late-night food than poutine?

8) Favorite summer activity in Vancouver?
Walking around Vancouver. Love to just stroll and randomly hit restaurants and coffee shops.

9) Best Sunday Brunch?
The Five Point (on Main St). I love their hash and you get mini-doughnuts with your meal! 100% win. I also love eating pho for brunch.

10) Name another tweep we should all be following and why.
If you’re not following @AY604, then do it. He’s pretty hilarious.

Nick is a great guy, has some great tweets and will always give you ideas of new places to go in the city. Follow him for your #FF FUN!

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The 2011 Aritzia Warehouse Sale is coming September 1st

23 Aug

Aritzia is having their annual sale from September 1 to 5, 2011 at  142 Water Street in Gastown.

HOURS:

Thursday Sept 1st: 8am to 8pm
Friday Sept 2nd: 8am to 8pm
Saturday Sept 3rd: 9am to 6pm
Sunday Sept 4th: 10am to 6pm
Monday Sept 5th: 10am to 6pm

will you be there?!

#FF Feature on…. @AspiringMedia!!

19 Aug

@AspiringMedia is one of the first “Twitter Peeps or Tweeps” I ever met! He is an inspiration man, having survived cancer, and he is truly a kind person. I wanted to let people know (if you don’t already) that this is a great person to follow. He does a lot of great work and you should know about it!

His twitter bio says: Vancouver based artist | Photographer | Railfan | Fuck Cancer

I wanted to know more about him… check out his answers to these HARD HITTING questions!

What’s your twitter handle? @AspiringMedia

Whats your real name? Stephen aka StevieG

What do you like to talk about on “the twitter”? Almost everything. Music,News,Cancer related events

What part of Vancouver or surrounding areas do you live in? Surrey,shhh tell everyone EastVan. Yeah

Favorite thing to do in the city? Photography,The seawall,ahhh Vancity

Favorite hole in the wall restaurant in the city? Bon’s off Broadway. $2.95 breaky and a great place for people watching.

Best place for a weekend getaway? Victoria. The Ferry Ride will blow you away. Instant stress reliever

Best place to make a new friend in the city? This is a trick Question Amy..sheesh. any good club with a vibe such as the Anza. because everyone loves music

Fav thing about twitter? meeting interesting people.

Someone we should all follow? Fav tweep is actually @letsfcancer because they are a great bunch of people out raising awareness of Cancer detection

Make sure to check out StevieG’s profile and follow him on this gorgeous Friday!

Adult Pirate Paks are back on August 17 & Giving Back! ENTER TO WIN!

15 Aug

Last year, White Spot launched the special edition “Adult Pak” to give guests of all ages a chance to indulge in a childhood favourite to raise money for a good cause, and they’ve decided to do it again this year.

For each kids and adult Pirate Pak sold on August 17, White Spot will make a $2 donation to longtime B.C. charity Zajac Ranch for Children, an organization dedicated to giving children with life-threatening illnesses and chronic disabilities an unforgettable summer camp experience. With more than $105,000 raised over the past three years, White Spot has sent a total of 50 kids to camp since 2008.

All adult pirate packs include creamy coleslaw and ‘endless’ fries plus a soft drink, White Spot’s famous chocolate coin and a scoop of their new premium rich ice cream.

In celebration of the Adult Pirate Pak day on August 17th, White Spot has graciously donated 3 gift $10 Gift Certificates! I am going to do things a little differently, you have TWO WAYS TO WIN!

1) I am going to give 2 to the person who posts a comment on this post telling me why they love the adult Pirate Pak at White Spot below (worth 1 entry towards 2 $10 White Spot GCs)

2) Retweet the following on twitter: “I entered to win an Adult Pirate Pak from @White_Spot & @VancityAmy to celebrate Pirate Pak Day Aug. 17th http://ow.ly/633aW RT to enter” (worth 1 entry towards one $10 White Spot GC)

Learn more about Pirate Pak Day on August 17th and be sure to stop in to help show your support for the Zajac Ranch Children’s Charity

NOTE: I will be doing the draw on August 15th at 6pm, all winners must be able to be reached by August 16th at 8am or a new winner will be selected.

#FF Feature on… @vanessadtam

12 Aug

It’s #FF and I wanted to do a little feature on one of my fav girls, Vanessa Tam! This girl is amazing and has great tweets worth following! She will let you know what’s hot in the city and give you a giggle at the same time.

What’s your twitter handle? @vanessadtam

Whats your real name? Vanessa… Tam. Haha.

What do you like to talk about on “the twitter”? I talk about fashion, beauty, art, design, travel, tech, food, stupid things that happen to me during the day… You know, the usual.

What part of Vancouver or surrounding areas do you live in? Richmond, city of good food and bad drivers.

Favorite thing to do in the city? Eat, shop, and chill with friends.

Favorite hole in the wall restaurant in the city? Au Petite Cafe is a little place on Main owned by an old Vietnamese man that serves the best Vietnamese subs in the city! (in my opinion).

Best place for a weekend getaway? Tofino! Because it’s so quiet there and you can either do active things like surf, or posh things like the spa. Also, anyone can appreciate the beach.

Best place to make a new friend in the city? I don’t know if this counts… But tweetups! Because everyone is so nice and open to meeting new people.

Favorite thing about twitter? I love how open and helpful everyone is on twitter! I think out of all the social media tools I use, and there’s a lot of em, my best connections and friendships are have come from Twitter.

Favorite Tweep to follow? My favorite tweep to follow is definitely Natasha (@nneale). She is an amazing chick who does it all! I admire her ability to connect with amazing people, do amazing work, and still manage to share what she does with us on Twitter. Follow her!

Thank you Vanessa and Happy Follow Friday EVERYONE!

My Name is K.A.Y.-HUSH Magazine Interview with KAY

11 Aug

Kay is DEF a Vancouver FAV!! She is originally from Nova Scotia and is now living in LA but has close roots to VanCity! Check this amazing video interview of her from HUSH MAGAZINE

Show Kay some love by buying her song ‘My Name is KAY’ on iTunes

The Juice Truck Mixes up Healthy Blends in Gastown

11 Aug

I have been hitting the Juice Truck almost weekly (or a couple times a week) since they opened on July 15th, 2011. The Juice Truck operates right at the corner of Water St. and Abbott St. in Gastown daily. They occasionally take their truck to Kits, but that is rare (make sure to check their twitter feed for any changes).

The Juice Truck offers a good sized selection of Juices and smoothies! I usually get the Hybrid which is carrot juice, ginger, fresh almond milk (they make it themselves with the special essence of cinnamon and cardamon!) and a banana. I usually get them to add a handful of spinach and have playfully named this creation the HYBRIZZLE! Don’t be afraid to order it by name! They will soon be offering shots of wheatgrass and they also sell cups of their almond milk on its own! You can even take a cup home to add to your cereal, coffee etc etc. Most all juices and smoothies are about $7 (they accept cash, credit card and debit for your purchasing convenience).

This juiciest truck in town, was the brain child of Zach Berman and Ryan Slater. These young entrepreneurs were inspired on their travels throughout Nepal, India and many other amazing countries where they would constantly see street vendors selling delicious juices on the side of the street (check out some of the photos of the fruits and juices from their journeys on their FACEBOOK PAGE). They decided to take their passion for healthy eating to the streets of Vancouver. The two are often assisted by their close friend aviya, who is the ultimate in awesomeness, and juice making! (I am certain her skills go far beyond juice!). This team is firstly, TALENTED! Their juices and smoothies are truly to die for! Secondly SUPER FRIENDLY. You will feel so welcome the moment you arrive. THIRDLY they are ADORABLE! Seriously, you will want to scoop them all up as your own personal juice makers!

On this particular day, and having just had a giant brunch, I decided to keep in light, and tried their special Lemonade which had fresh lemon, ginger, mint, rhubarb and strawberries $5.50. I waited anxiously for my drink and it came really quick! It was SUCH a gorgeous colour, I could not wait to taste it!

It was JUST as delicious as it looked! Amazing strawberries floating inside and yummy pieces of mint!

I also ordered a Raw Chai Brownie for later. These are only $2.50 and worth EVERY penny! They are made of Dates, Cacao, Hazlenut, Vanilla, Coconut Oil, Ground Flax Seed, Chai tea and a hint of Maple Syrup. I was happy to indulge in this tasty treat later that evening!

Make sure to check them out at Water St. and Abbott and keep it locked on their Website (coming soon)
They are also up for a FUEL Award! read more: