personally……this is the best souvenir

Leafing through the pages of this gorgeous book brings home the diversity  of Vancouver and makes me appreciate it more.
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Whether you live in Vancouver or are here just visiting, this stunningly photographed coffee table book by Claude Duke will remind you of all the good things that Vancouver has to offer.  eventElioMasci3event2

Of course there’s the natural scenic beauty but the book also showcases the talent of local fashion designers and our multi-cultural foodies.  It even comes with 24 detachable postcards.  It would make a great gift.

Claude’s event (he is originally from Chile) was held at the Art Institute of Vancouver on Wednesday evening and it was totally multi-cultural and absolutely Fabulous.  A generous number of consulates (Canada, U.S., Chile, Equador) were there to take part in the festivities.

Sexy Samba Dancers
Sexy Samba Dancers
Cuban band Brisas Palmar with Flamenco Dancer/Singer
Cuban band Brisas Palmar with Flamenco Dancer/Singer
Indoor/Outdoor event at Arts Institute
Indoor/Outdoor event at *The Art Institute

There was an abundance of food, wine, entertainment, fashion show and of course….books!

Claude Duke & me
The man – Claude Duke & me

*The Art Institute of Vancouver is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 45 educational institutions located throughout North America, providing education in design, media arts, event management, fashion and culinary arts.

JQi & Katelen (visiting from São Paulo)
JQi & Katelen (visiting from São Paulo)
Individual Ceviches with mango.
Individual Ceviches with mango.
marvelous macaroons
marvelous macaroons

to purchase: http://www.claudeduke.com/

Delicious desserts
Delicious desserts

Books make great memories. Whenever I travel I always bring home a book whether it be something culinary from the specific area or on design, etc.

How about you – do you do the same?

 

 

Art/Multi-Culture/Reality – “THE GAB” TV promo

GOING GLOBAL IN VANCOUVER

b logo - CopyThe link below is a teaser/promo to an upcoming new Web series called “THE GAB” that I’m thrilled to be a part of.  Each webisode will take a multi-cultural look at what some remarkable entrepreneurs with a world beat are up to right here in Vancouver. It’s “feel-good” from the inside out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKJRK6kZx8U

 Let’s show you what this city has going on besides good looks.  All of these people and places (we call them hidden gems because some are found a bit off the beaten path) are top-notch in their area of expertise.  Art, Music, Beauty, Fashion, Food, Health & Healing.

We’re pleased to present this to you.  You can leave feedback and subscribe to our website at http://TheGabTV.com

May the luck of the Irish be with you.  I'm half Irish!
May the luck of the Irish be with you. I’m half Irish!

While I’m at it…..Happy St. Patrick’s Day!