By leanne on June 3, 2005 - 3:47pm
Winner Best Director & Best Screenplay
2005 Leo Awards
Join them tonite for the 7:45 pm screening and then come to Wilson's Steakhouse for the first FWC after-party of the summer! Redeem your movie ticket for a FREE Martini and enjoy some great cuisine.
By leanne on June 3, 2005 - 10:11am
Hyp Golf is having their annual sale - $10 an item! Starts next week Thursday June 9 12 - 6pm. Friday 12 - 6pm and Sunday 12 - 3pm. Happy Shopping! Cash Only so hit the bank machine first!
By leanne on June 2, 2005 - 6:18pm
Wouldn't it be nice if all the gadgets I buy would work and work together! Is it so naive to want my blackberry to work with all my email accounts, to sync properly with outlook and other databases, my ipod, my laptop, my camera, my TV, my mini ipod to work with my ipod itrip?.....perhaps the people building gadgets don't care if things to work together and converse. Perhaps they are in themselves anti-social people? I think the ultimate would be one charger for everything. Do you ever notice that you can buy the smallest and fastest computer or camera and then you have to lug around all these clunky cords when you travel? Really, is this necessary? I need a whole suitcase just for those cords and if you knew me you would know that I would much rather bring an extra pair of shoes instead. I understand the monoply of platforms and how that stifles creativity but really, can't our gadets and their power sources get along? We as people are all pushing towards a universal consciousness of higher thinking, can't technology do that too? (no pics today because I have managed to break UV too!)
"Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining." ~ Jef Raskin
By leanne on May 31, 2005 - 11:40am
On the sunshine coast there is a bird and ecological sanctuary, a spa and unbelievable Italian trattoria with the best food called Ruby Lake resort. Here “organic
By leanne on May 27, 2005 - 8:38am
Wednesday night (after missing the Gucci opening party) I met up with friends for a much needed glass of vino at Gotham Steakhouse to hear Bryant sing out the luxurious sounds of yesteryear. Harry Belafonte, Nat King Cole, Sinatra, it was so much fun. A good lounge act makes you feel like your on vacation, your spirits get so uplifted and you can't help but sing, sway and even dance along. Bryant plays every second week from Wed - Sun and if your lucky his gorgeous friend Karen will stop by and sing a few too. The food was fantastic too, reasonably priced for the high quaility salads $7.50 and crabcakes $13.95 and oysters $12.95/dozen. The steaks are pricey but hmmm they melt in your mouth! Restauranteur "Aisey" David Aisenstat knows what he's doing, the owner of the Kegs and Gotham he travels and works relentlessly to ensure his properties deliver the best steakhouse dining experience in the world.
By leanne on May 26, 2005 - 2:15pm
Okay I know I might seem like a dog -obssessed Mom who has blogged about her dog twice in one week but really it is just that today is so absolutely gorgeous and I am dying to get out in the sun and take my dog for a walk. People always ask me about where they can go and take their dog off leash so here are some good walks:
Spirit Park -up on 16th Avenue at UBC
Lighthouse Park - West Vancouver
River at the top of Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Seymour Demonstration Forest, North Vancouver
Trout Lake, Burnaby (thanks to Monsieur John Love!)
By leanne on May 26, 2005 - 10:52am
With this fantastic weather, let's hit the patio! My favourites are:
Downtown: Tea house now the Sequoia Grill (nice place for dinner or drinks, great for out of town guests)
Lift (not the best value but awesome patio)
Cardero's (always busy and energetic)
Yaletown: Cactus Club (inexpensive and lively, love those bellinis), Shiru Bay - Japanese Fusion (good for dinner) Urban Thai House (great lunch deal and lots of sun), Cioppino's (for that special night out or with a client), Provence (fantastic for breakfast or lunch and great people watching as people drive by in their luxury cars and bling), La Terrazza (quiet, good food and great to book out for big events), Glowbal (the patio is great for for lunch and 7 nights a week this place is hot and hopping)
Granville Island: Bridges (not just for the tourists, take a vacation yourself on their patio), Sand Bar roof deck (always a scene and great for getting together with friends)
West Vancouver: Saltaire (roof top deck is to die for), The Beach House (unbelievable views but quiet)
Private: RVYC Stanley Park, RVYC vancouver, Jericho tennis club and Hollyburn Country Club West Van
By leanne on May 21, 2005 - 9:41am
Whistler has the deals of the year on right now. It is sunny this morning and spas have up to 40% off for BC residents until the end of the month. We went to Bearfoot Bistro last night to dine and listen to the fabulous Cameron playing the ivory. A dozen oysters from Chris the world famous oyster shucker (yes they do acutally have wrold competitions on this) were $9.99 and we had a three course lobster dinner for $29.99! We also had the most phenomenol bottle of white wine from a Washington winery called DeLille, a cross between a Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon. I think it was the Chaleur Estate 2003. DeLille will be having a wine dinner up at Whistler at the Fours Seasons next Saturday for $120 pp. Yummy!
By leanne on May 20, 2005 - 3:04pm
Hey guys, get this story! My dog Boomer, a gorgeous and loving black english lab got hit by a car at 60 km/hour on Point Grey Rd and thank God is unscathed! He ran across the road to say hi to another dog while under the care of my nephews. Luckily he has not a bruise or a scratch, his guardian puppies must have been looking out for him as he is now truly a miracle dog. In my next life I think I'd like to come back as Boomer, he has three homes with loving owners in each, one on Point Grey Rd. where he is adored by two nephews and their parents, at my house, the chill out zone in kits and then the third with two other nephews on the eastside with his buddy a golden lab Raz. He weekends in Tofino and Whistler and even has an Amazon girlfriend Harley girl, my sister's golden lab pictured here below together. Oh the life of a dog!
By leanne on May 19, 2005 - 1:51pm
Well it's my second day of blogging and I am looking for a home for a multi media art piece by Vessna Perunovich that we bought at a VAG auction. I need a big big space if anyone know of one. I now wonder why I bought it in the first place. Multi media is a medium of art I find hard to understand its value. At the last Contemporary Art Gallery show in the basement of the Electra buidling there was a plastic gerbal wheel spotlighted on a cement wall valued at thousands of dollars. I was at a loss for what it meant. Then Sherri, from Bjornson Kashiwara Gallery expalined to me "Leanne, life is so chaotic and fast paced these days. Don't you wish sometimes you could just step off, be away from the spotlight?" Very profound, the whole thing now had meaning. Amazing how one thought can create meaning to something that is worth nothing materially.