What a Black Friday to Not Remember & Arts Nest – S08E13

Black Friday is usually a big deal in the United States but it has been catching on in Canada. Let’s say that it was a eventful day as I tried to get a new laptop at the Apple Store but they did not have the right model. In a way, Black Friday in Canada was a dud as I did not get anything that was worthy of a great sale.

To forget about the unfortunate event, I had the opportunity to go to Magpie Jewellery in Westboro for Arts Nest at night. It was organized by Creative Mornings and part of Support Local by Apartment 613. There were local designers, local musicians, and an artist.
There were free food in the form of tacos by Taco Lot and cupcakes! Plus, there was a free swag bag included at the event. All in all, being at Arts Nest certainly erased the frustration from shopping early this morning for Black Friday deals.
I did not to stay very long but got to take photos and a few are posted on my Instagram.
Hope you have a great weekend.
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The Return of the Ever Yummy Cupcakes in The Capital – S06E03


Oh my! The ever popular Capital Cupcake Camp made it’s 2nd year and this time, at a bigger venue in Ottawa City Hall. It was marvelous to see several unique cupcakes ranging from the amateurs and professionals. The bigger space wasn’t as chaotic as last year and made it easier for anyone to walk around. To my own surprise, I didn’t expect to see CBC All In A Day’s Alan Neal to be at the event as a judge. I joked to him if he survived his bout of sugar rush from the cupcakes. The judging of the cupcakes in various categories would make anyone pass out after chowing down at least 4-5 cupcakes.
Overall, it was all in great fun and also for a good cause towards The Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa and the City of Ottawa program, Women Alive. I would give kudos to the organizer of the event, Ian Capstick, for doing an awesome job and also the volunteers who helped set it up.
During the event, it was great to see some of the Oyster Friday (minus the lead organizer) crew and also several friends I know, from Apartment 613 to friends of my brother.

Without further ado, here are several photos I took and apologies as it was taken on the iPod touch. Oh! My favorite cupcake would have to be the Cherry Cherry cupcake. I think that’s the name of it.
Last thing, for anyone who missed it, I did wear a pink shirt. Thanks goes out to Jennifer Lee Promotions for designing the t-shirt.

Cupcakes Galore on a Sunday – S04E20

From Capital Cupcake Camp 2009
What’s not to love having cupcakes on a Sunday? I got to attend the first Capital Cupcake Camp at the Jack Purcell Community Centre. From what I heard, Cupcake Camp started in San Francisco, California in 2008 and today’s event make it the largest in attendance. It looked like it was an unexpected surprise because the crowds got bigger and bigger and I was told by a friend that they had to wait 45 minutes to get in. Luckily for my bro and myself, we arrived at the venue an hour earlier and it was nice that my bro got media access as a blogger and photographer. What amazed me was that there was over 3000 cupcakes for the event.

OK, I should stop writing and enjoy viewing the photos that I took on the cupcakes. I know there would be friends and strangers feeling jealous that I got a chance to taste some yummy cupcakes. There was too much sugar rush for today’s event.

Here’s the link to the photos, http://www.flickr.com/photos/lenny-wu/sets/72157616004012597/. [Account no longer on PRO]
Enjoy!