Words…sometimes cannot express

what pictures can.  So here are a few of my favourite souvenir books from travels past:
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I like to collect cook books from places where the food has been exceptionally good. I do use them on occasion and it helps to re-create special memories.

Landscapes
Landscapes

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only 999 more places to go!  A great guide if you have the time and $$$
only 999 more places to go! A great guide if you have the time and $$$

 

 As they say, “a picture is worth a thousand words”

 

“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer” – Ansel Adams

 

“I don’t like food that’s too carefully arranged; it makes me think that the chef is spending too much time arranging and not enough time cooking. If I wanted a picture I’d buy a painting” – Andy Rooney

 

Every day we should hear at least one little song, read one good poem, see one exquisite picture, and, if possible, speak a few sensible words. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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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?