Saturday, March 26, 2011
Springtime in Vancouver, with a big bow to Paris
I received an e-newsletter from Barbara-Jo's Cooks to Books in Vancouver with the headline Springtime in Paris. Funny, as I'd just posted a piece on The Huffington Post with the same title. I do love springtime in Paris, and included a slide show of photos from my trip to the City of Light five years ago.
So what's cookin' in Vancouver this spring? Here's are some French inspired events that Barbara-jo recommends. And if you haven't been to her Kitsilano bookstore, stop by. It's one of my favorite shops in the city.
Monday, April 4 ~ The Cultch celebrates Paris with a gala fundraiser titled Paris, in love. The former church is now a popular performance space, and the perfect setting for an evening of all things French. Enjoy Champagne and hors d'oeuvres; music by Jessie Award Winner Joelle Rabu; readings by Barbara-jo McIntosh from Cooking for Me and Sometimes You; and entertainment by gypsy swing band Dinette. For more information, call 778.709.0323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, May 14 ~ Enjoy a lovely Parisian bistro meal inspired by Barbara-Jo's Cooking for Me and Sometimes You. Guests will be transported to Paris with some of Barbara-jo's delicious tales of her recent adventures. Cost is $85.00 and includes lunch and a copy of Barbara-jo's book. The event begins at 10:30 AM.
Thursday, May 19 ~ Planning a trip to Paris? Barbara-jo is hosting Six O'Clock Apero. The informal conversational cocktail hour includes some of Barbara-jo's discoveries in her beloved Paris. Find out about her favorite shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants. The hour of Champagne and gougeres begins at 6 PM. Tickets are $35 and include a copy of her book.
Cherry blossoms in Paris
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