I’m super excited to announce that the 5th annual Indie I Do is coming up quickly on Saturday, January 26th, 2013 at the Heritage Hall in Vancouver (BC) from 11-5pm.
Indie I Do is an alternative to the cookie cutter wedding where one size does not fit all. Co-produced with our friends, Blue Olive Photography, Indie I Do features a curated list of wedding vendors that provide products and services that gives couples the opportunity to think outside the box. Check out our flickr set for images from past events!
We have one pair of tickets to giveaway! To enter, leave a comment below and I will pick a winner at random. Contest ends Monday, January 21st at noon (PST). Looking forward to meeting all of you!
Yesterday marked the kick off to Vancouver’s 1st annual Buy Local Week running from Monday, December 3rd to Sunday, December 9th, 2012 and what’s a better way to celebrate than attending Got Craft?!
Ginger, Got Craft?‘s first gingerbread mascot will be roaming the city delivering holiday cheer to the streets. She’ll be out and about all week encouraging those who spot her to snap a picture and post it on facebook to win a coveted swag bag!
The first 50 people through the doors at Got Craft? on both Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th, 2012 at the Croatian Cultural Centre will receive a FREE swag bag! Each bag is stuffed with a selection of goodies from our vendors and our lovely sponsors including super cute colour books from MailChimp.
With the announcement that Square will be providing six gift certificates with a combined valued up to $300.00* to be randomly placed in 3 swag bags each day, be prepared to arrive early! Last year, the line up started at 5:30am foor a 10:00am opening, but if you enjoy sleeping in on the weekends, not to worry! Avoid the early morning wake up call and enter to win a swag bag including a limited edition Got Craft? tote bag designed by The Beautiful Project and hand printed by Locomotive Clothing.
* one $75, one $50, and one $25 gift certificate to be used at Got Craft? will be randomly placed in three swag bags each day. first 50 people through the doors each day will receive a swag bag filled with goodies from our vendors and sponsors.
Two ways to enter:
Visit the Got Craft vendor page here and leave a comment below with the name of the vendor you are most excited to see! = 1 entry
Retweet “RT to enter to win a #GotCraft swag bag filled with handmade goodness courtesy of @lotusevents – http://bit.ly/Ubw1i1 = 1 entry
Prize will be available for pick up at Got Craft? (front desk). Winner will be notified by email.
Contest closes Thursday, December 6th, 2012 at noon (PST)
Modo The Car Co-op is the first carsharing co-operative in North America, the first English speaking car co-op in the world, and has helped carsharing co-ops start up throughout Canada. They started sharing 15 years ago – with only two cars, 16 members and one employee – and haven’t looked back since. Modo members now collectively share ownership of 270+ Modo vehicles in Metro Vancouver – booking by the hour or by the day, depending on the type of trip.
Besides wheels, Modo also offers great perks to members – from discounts on transit to extended health and dental benefits – and have roaming agreements with carsharing organizations in cities all around the world, meaning members visiting San Francisco, for example, have one more option for getting around.
As a co-operative, part of Modo‘s organizational mission is to help build vibrant, inclusive, sustainable communities. Modo has a rich history in advocating for and supporting all kinds of initiatives that make our communities stronger – including events like Got Craft?, which connects local artisans with new customers and provides a gathering space for neighbours to come together over a shared interest, such as handmade and D.I.Y. culture.
Modo and Got Craft? are giving away a 1 year casual membership plus $50 carsharing credit to one lucky winner! Here is how to enter:
Leave a comment below telling us where you plan on taking your Modo vehicle. (1 entry)
RT to enter to win a 1 yr casual membership plus $50 carsharing credits from @lotusevents + @modo_carcoop http://bit.ly/Rloi6v (1 entry)
Contest closes on Tuesday, December 4th at noon PST. One winner will be randomly chosen.
This credit is valid for any Modo members, new or existing. Credit must be redeemed by December 8th, 2013, and is good for one year. Not redeemable for cash / exchange or used in conjunction with another promotion or discount. One year casual membership prize includes annual fee and registration fee and does not include Damage Pool or fines, charges, bus passes or other administrative fees. Carsharing credit good for Modo vehicle usage (time and applicable mileage) and does not apply to fines, charges, bus passes or other administrative fees.
Oh hi! Mélanie Kimmett here. I’m incredibly proud to have the opportunity to introduce you to my new stationery line Pretty Paper Please. I’ve lovingly created this line over the course of a year. Its evolution has been such a joy, as I’ve explored my life-long love for animals (if I had been good at science and slightly less emotional, I’d be a vet today). Along with animals I’m a sucker for simple shapes and design dressed in vibrant colour, often influenced by the seasons. You’ll notice these recurrent themes throughout most of my work.
I’d like to think letter and card writing is making a bit of a comeback lately. The ease and speed of email, e-cards, Facebook and Twitter are appreciated but there’s no denying the magic of receiving a handwritten note in the mail, right? Who wants it to be about bills and junk mail all the time!? Not me! Which is why Pretty Paper Please came to be!
Allowing yourself a bit of quiet time just before the holidays to sit back and write the heart-felt words you’ve wanted to share with family and friends can be such an incredible treat! Now imagine being on the receiving end and experiencing the joy of opening and reading that personal note… Regardless of writing or receiving the love notes this year, I’m eager to get started!
Thanks to lotus events, I’d like to gift you this same experience and offer a Pretty Paper Please holiday card giveaway! If chosen at random, you will win 12 cards (total) in 2 styles (your choice) from the holiday collection – that’s a lot of love to send around this holiday season!
There are four chances to enter:
Leave a comment below telling us who you’re excited to write this holiday! = one entry
Follow @melaniekimmett on twitter and retweet “RT to enter to win holiday cards by @melaniekimmett to handwrite some joy courtesy of @lotusevents http://bitly.com/XgF4Fb #prettypaperplease = one entry
Blog about the giveaway + post a link in the comment form = 1 entry
o Each person has the opportunity to have a maximum of 4 entries.
o Contest is open to North America only.
o Contest closes Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 3 p.m. (PST)
Hello! We are a husband and wife team that share a love for a good cup of coffee and a slice of Victoria sponge. This is where we share our work, our travels, snippets of our everyday life, and most important, the things we ♥.