Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Damn good Martini!

Last night after a meeting downtown, I swung by the Copper Chimney for a bite to eat and to wind down after a long day. It had been recommended by friends and has a cozy art deco style.

It's on Hornby Street, and part of the sumptuous Hotel Le Soleil.
I've walked through the hotel lobby in the past and thought I'd love to stay there one day. There is Italian Marble, Louis Seize furniture... you feel like you've walked into another era! With a 4 and a half star rating, you know the service will be impeccable.

Now, usually I'd drink red wine or a stout beer, if I'm drinking anything with my dinner. This time, I asked the bartender, Wanita, what she recommended. She told me about a Martini she'd made up called a Blue Sky. In true great bartender fashion, she was courteous with a ready smile while she shook it up. We had an engaging conversation (I think she also manages the restaurant along with her husband and we talked about that) while I sipped.

Oh, ya. Loved it! Unique. Mysterious. Refreshing. I had some Calamari with the Martini and it was perfectly done. Nice crisp batter and tenderly tasty. Looks like the menu is an Indian Fusion and if my appetizer was any indication, the food will be great. I'm going to bring Regina there soon for dinner... and drinks!

You'll have to go there yourself to find out the ingredients of a "Blue Sky" and maybe write your own review.... but this is what it looks like ;-D

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Sunday, March 1, 2009

Kristi and Jason's Wedding

What a beautiful wedding at gorgeous Nita Lake Lodge in Whistler. And we were blessed with bountiful fresh snow that kept falling during the whole evening. Sandy Pyatt was the marriage commissioner for the heartfelt ceremony.

Kristi & Jason had a blast playing in the snow... their wedding was so much fun with guests from all over the world. Kristi even "forced" me to do a shot of J├Ągermeister with her after I put my cameras down. Then they rocked it HARD with DJ Richard of Trax Mobile.

The ambiance and planning was taken care of the awesome team at Bliss Events, headed by Marcie Gaukrodger with lots of help from Jane Roberts. My terrific assistant Melissa Trottier made my job so much easier. Just being her personable self added to the fun factor, too!

Thanks for having me there for your wedding, Jason and Kristi... I just love your warmth and Joie de Vie. Congratulations to you... I wish you a wonderful life together & see you in San Francisco or Seattle soon!

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Just had to sneak in beside Kristi in this photo!

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Kristi ordering her slave/husband Jason and her photographer around the room. ;-D Thanks to my fantastic assistant Melissa Trottier for catching this image!

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