The month started off with a visit to Vancouver's newest Chinatown restaurant, Sai Woo. After an amazing dinner and cocktail tasting ( thank you, Justin ), only days later, I was invited to view the archives at the Museum of Vancouver. I admired the collection of over 70,000 articles until I ultimately gravitatded towards a pair of antique fountain pens used at the original City Hall to sign the guest book. The pair had been used by Eleanor Roosevelt, The Duke of Edinburgh and even The Queen herself. The purpose of choosing the pens was that they are now part of an exhibit for The Happy Show, an absolulety stimulating display cuarted by Grammy Award winning designer, Stefan Sagmeister. I will give you all the goods in one of my upcoming editorials.
Then a day of furntiure shopping with my brother, Jacob Sweetapple, for an upcoming pop up cocktail lounge called Notion. Mr. Sweetapple is not only the ambassador for Absolut Elyx Vodka but also a 5 time World Champion. On the wheels of steel, the one and only Tyson Villenueve from Socail Concierge, and with myself working the room, a lá Maitre de style, the parties are sure to be a blast. My lady and I took in an amazing symphony last week as well, where I got an onstage shout out from one of the world's most renowned conductors, and a good friend, Bramwell Tovey of the VSO! We launched a new column as well for PrevailPrevail, written by Nadine Spuls, all about how, why and when to attend tech conferences, a rising source of unique information. As I am writing this, memories of last night's media event for The Happy Show continue to make me question life and its many importances. And as recently as this afternoon, I soldified a position with an organization known as Chimo, to help bring awareness to domestic violence. As we plan to team up on select events with Music Heals, I hope my involvement can help spread some good energy.
Next month will be chock a block with charity events as well and, the second year of Duelling Arts, but more on May in May. Until then my friends, be good to one another, be good to yourselves and, give back when you can. As always, much respect and thank you for reading!