Monday, March 30, 2009

Wired Woman

Are you interested in an evening get together with other like-minded women with a career in technology? Do you have a penchant for ultra-feminine, sparkly Swarovski jewelry?

This Thursday, April 2nd, Izzy and Buds Jewelry Designs will be participating in the Wired Woman Fashion Show & Networking Event. Come down for the show, meet some great women and treat yourself to a little something special.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

I'm just saying...

Whenever we go for an urban ride, I like to travel as light as possible and leave behind my cycling bag that stashes emergency repair kit paraphernalia in order to leave room for hair products and lip gloss.

I'm always queried by Jesee as to what I'm going to do if I get a flat and have no tools, tube or patch kit with me.

"Don't sweat it, I have BCBA, you know - a membership to the British Columbia Bicycling Association. I just dial 1-800-Jesee!", I chortled with a devilish smirk. The usual double-take to this wisecrack is a scrunched up forehead, followed with a rolling of the eyes and a slightly angled, shake of the head. It's times like this that I'm sure he's wondering why he ever married me!

My thoughts are that it would be a worse crime if I didn't have my emergency glam kit with me in case a handsome cyclist stops to help me out of my predicament.

You can imagine the chuckle I had when years later I read page 57 in the Spring issue of Westworld Magazine announcing a Bike Assist program designed to benefit members with roadside assistance for flats and mechanical breakdowns beginning in April 2009. Booyah!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

¿Bulli, Gaudi y Jesee?

Three eccentric Spaniards all with a common passion to create dramatically visual art which is subjective to the eye of the beholder.

Ferran Adrià, world renowned chef of El Bulli has created much controversy amongst food purists that describe his unparallelled dishes as molecular gastronomy. While this type of experimental fare doesn't really tickle our culinary appetite, there is a morbid curiosity within us to go just for the adventure. With limited reservations (open June to December) accepted only on one single day in October for the following year, I would hope that my U2 ticket buying experience rubs off ;)

In preparation for a recent photo shoot with Martin Krzywinski from Lumondo Photography, I directed Jesee to create some extraordinary pieces for himself and not just something uninspired for the mainstream market. One of the results was this pair of three-dimensional hematite and crystal earrings...a purely unconscious resemblance to Gaudi's avant-garde design of La Sagrada Familia...crazy minds think alike.

Friday, March 27, 2009

No Joe Mojo

Sadly, even with the addition of a second show, we won't be able to catch Joe Jonas and his bros when they come to Vancouver this summer on June 30th. *smirk* Instead, we will be at the kick-off of the U2 360° Tour at Camp Nou in BARCELONA!

I had my alarm set for 1:57 a.m. (9:57 in Spain) Wednesday morning, so that I could log on to Ticketmaster and purchase the concert tickets. It was an exercise in frustration waiting for the system to process my request, much like online Boxing Day shopping at Future Shop. After being booted off the site twice *grrr* and some twenty-eight minutes later...said tickets secured!

I crept back into bed hoping to catch a couple more hours of sleep before facing the daily grind, but the excitement was too great to let my brain settle down. Drifting in and out of consciousness, I dreamt that I was rocking out at the show with Rafa.

Barely awake, I made myself a double espresso and checked for ticket availability again at 5:30 a.m. ...SOLD OUT. *happy dance*

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Dining Out for Life

This Thursday, March 12th is the annual Dining Out for Life event, where 25% of all food revenue sold from participating restaurants is donated to support local people living with AIDS/SIDA.

Every little bit helps...PLEASE dine out for life.

Bowen Goodness

Body...and soul.

A weekend to recharge with good friends cures all woes. A scrumptious birthday dinner party, Sunday brunch at Artisan Eats and a bagful of my favourite soap from Naked's new store.

All is good and je suis bien dans ma peau.