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#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!

Yaletown Mother’s Day Week from May 2nd – 8th

27 Apr

The Yaletown Business Improvement Association is running a week long event in honor of Mother’s Day. Yaletown Mother’s Day Week will be running from May 2nd – 8th and will feature a different Yaletown Groupon each day! This is the first Groupon week of its kind in Canada!


Starting on April 29th, the I ♥ Yaletown street teams will be roaming the area giving away freebies and specials every day until Monther’s day (MAY 8th! don’t forget!!). They will also help guide you towards the best gifts for Mom.

Each day a special Yaletown Groupon will be available. To see the daily Groupon deals check here: www.groupon.com/vancouver/

You can also win a $5,000 “Yaletown Experience Grand Prize Package” for your mom! The package includes; Yaletown MINI’s Mini Cooper for the weekend, a night at the Opus Hotel, an exclusive salon makeover, brunch and dinner at Yaletown’s top restaurants and a fashion shopping spree!

Also daily prizes through Facebook and Twitter, so make sure you are following!

Win dining experiences, health and beauty packages, fashion and gifts, as well as spa and relaxation items as part of the daily Yaletown Mother’s Day Social Media Contest! To enter to win daily prizes with the “Yaletown Mother’s Day Social Media Contest” check complete details at yaletowninfo.com/mothers-day-contest/

Enjoy all that Yaletown has to offer, for yourself or for your Mom! So make sure you are following the Yaletown Business Improvement Association on Twitter @iyaletown!

My First Tweetup February 8th with Bella Gelateria!

20 Jan

I am throwing my first tweetup on Tuesday February 8th, with the most AMAZING gelateria in Vancouver, Bella Gelateria. It would be great to see you there! Here are the details:

@VancityAmy hey (Various People) tweetup @bellagelateria to try new flavours?!
@VancityAmy what do you say @bellagelateria I think its necessary!!
@BellaGelateria @VancityAmy if you are down for helping organize we would love to host a Tweetup Any suggestions?

So with those three 140 Character exchanges..The First Ever Bella Gelateria Tweetup was born, with special guest @VancityAmy!!

Details: Amy has convinced James to create some delightful flavors for the event. We will have:

1) Ginger and Cinnamon
2) Gewurztraminer
3) Lavender and Honey
4) Chocolate and Mint Schnapps

The best part is for the entire evening all guests get Two Flavors for the price of One!

James has some great prizes for those in attendance!
There will be $100 worth of door prizes available to win just for being there!

on top of that we will have a photo contest! tweet your best photos during the evening of you and other tweeters eating their gelato with hashtag #BellaVA and the best photos will be picked to win either anUrban Fare gift basket valued at $50.00 or an amazing $50.00 custom gelato cake from Bella Gelateria! Pictures to be tweeted by 9:00 PM so we can present prizes before the end of the event. All draws will be done at 9pm.

We want this to be an opportunity to give back to the community, attendee’s must bring a non-perishable food item for the Vancouver Food Bank (Donations can be accepted in lieu) for entry.

This is going to be a great night with lots of fun. Hope to see you all there.

If you aren’t on Facebook, please feel free to join up on eventbrite: http://bellava.eventbrite.com/

Bella Gelateria
1001 Cordova St
Vancouver, BC

Photo from www.vancouverslop.com