Hello, Toronto!

Been so long, readers! How have you all been? Yes, we’ve been missing in action here for quite some time now. However, if you’ve been following us on our Social Media, you would know how busy we’ve been. So much has happened in the past few months that we’ll just stick to giving you a quick brief of what’s cooking at Team Daily Headquarters.

Yeah, Headquarters. Our Vancouver office is now our Head Office as we enter newer markets.

Exploring new waters and venturing into new territories is our plan of action for this year. We spent Winter 2016 planning our moves and now, with Spring, we’ve sprung into action.

To start our journey out of our home city, we decided on Toronto as the first stop. It took us some intense manpower, a great deal of planning, a whole lot of emails and a couple of tedious weeks to settle in. Now that we have settled in, we are beginning to replicate our Vancouver operations in Tdot.

The highlight of our Toronto move? Walmart!

How convenient is it to shop for your groceries while sitting in the comfort of your house? Super convenient, we say. Walmart heard you and have launched their Grocery Home Delivery services. Before you get too happy, it’s only in Toronto for now.
Being their delivery partner, we help fulfill numerous delivery orders throughout the day. So, just with the click of a button or tap on the app, you’ll have all your groceries delivered to your door steps in no time.
Here are some behind the scenes pictures of us going about our daily tasks with Walmart.

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Delivery Specialists picking up and packing their orders

Apart from Walmart, we are also in talks with various other partners to make sure that the Bowtie Squad becomes recognizable in Toronto.

So, if you are a restaurant or store looking to partner with us, sign-up now on http://dailydelivery.ca/merchants.php

And, if you are a Delivery Specialist, get started with us on http://dailydelivery.ca/drivers.php

Let’s all join forces to make the Toronto chapter of Team Daily a success!

Wait, before we sign-off, here’s a BIG, WARM, HEARTFELT Thank You to everyone who has been supporting and encouraging us so far. Yes, we are talking about you, you and you, too.
Without you all, there’s no Team in Team Daily.

That’s all folks, we’ll now get back to planning some more awesomeness. Until next time 🙂

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Say Hi to New Members of Team Daily

Hasn’t it been long since we last communicated? Oh, we feel like it’s been ages!

Yes, we were missing in action here but the action wasn’t missing us. While we were away from the blog, we were busy with growing Team Daily. From Delivery Specialists to Sales Reps to Interns, we have quite many new Daily-ians around.

Today, we’ll be talking to one of our new team members about some cliched and some interesting topics.

So, let’s get chatting with Rashmi Acharyya – our newest Intern.
Rashmi is a postgraduate candidate at SFU and you guessed it, she got in touch with us through our network at the University. She has been with us for over 2 months now and plans to extend her internship well into the New Year.

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Prior to joining our Team, Rashmi said that she thought Daily’s working environment was just like any other office where employees came in at 9am, quietly did their tasks, took a lunch break and left by 5pm. Although she was looking to gain work experience, she mentioned that she did not want a corporate style worklife.

With the stroke of their magic wand, our contacts at SFU got Rashmi in touch with us and the rest, let’s hear it from her.

Knowing that she doesn’t enjoy the traditional working environment, we quizzed her on how she finds Daily. She started with, “it’s so much fun” and added, “I love the people around me”. Smiling brightly, like she always does, she went on to say that she is always surrounded by fun, jokes and laughter. She’s right and you all know it! Talking about her team members, she said, “Fez, Sal and Jessie are such cool people to work with. I love their energy and their passion towards their work”.
Going by her enthusiasm, we think that our energy and passion has definitely rubbed on to her.
Talking about Daily moved on with us asking her about her tasks in the office. No, we don’t burden our interns with work. And no, we don’t get our interns to grab donuts and coffee for us. Okay, donuts are fattening and we drink beer so scratch that. Coming back to Rash (as we fondly call her), she said that though initially nervous, she is now confident to dabble in everything she can. She further added that she has learnt a great deal about all facets of a startup after joining us. “Choosing to join a startup was a conscious decision since I wanted to do learn about operations management, HR, accounting and all the tiny bits about running a business. I did not want to limit myself to just development work”, she elaborated on why she chose a startup for her internship. Good decision, we say!

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Rash hard at work

Other than learning about the nitty-gritty of day-to-day operations at Daily, Rash said that she’s also getting to improve her communication skills. She would like to use her enhanced interpersonal skills in the Sales arena. “Once I am well-versed with the business and am confident enough, I would like to go out and bring more clients for Daily”, she included.

It’s impressive to see Rash’s drive and zeal to learn more and do more. After all, these two qualities form the core of Team Daily.

While we can go on and on talking about work, we switched topics and asked Rashmi about fun at work. “Like I said earlier, every day at Daily is full of fun and laughter”, she said giggling thinking of all the usual antics of Daily-ians. When asked to narrate an incident, she spoke about the time Leo came into the office. “Amir’s puppy, Leo, is adorable. Playing with him while working is a lot of fun. When Leo was in the office, seeing Jessie also try and play with him was interesting. It was all the more interesting since Jessie is scared of dogs”, she said while looking at a visible embarrassed Jessie and bursting with laughter. “Also”, she went on, “playing with the drone in the office is another stress buster. But I get everyone staring at me when I crash it against the wall”. Yes, Rash, we get worried that we might just lose our beloved drone.
Work is all fun and games especially at this time of year. When inquired about her Holiday plans, Rash said that she did not have any concrete plans but looks forward to absorbing Vancouver’s Holiday spirit. With various activities and events going on, we are sure that Rash will have a gala time.

We are all in Holiday mode and mood. How about you? While you enjoy some hot chocolate, we’ll get back to working hard to bring you some exciting surprises next year. Till then, have a great time y’all! 😀

Numero Uno – Number E

What does your ideal lunch look like? Now, don’t list soup, salad and other such healthy items.
Be truthful.
How about the good ‘ol sandwich? Maybe.
Sandwich with simple ingredients and complex flavours? Sure.
Warm, freshly made sandwich? Definitely!

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Definition of the perfect sandwich changes from person to person, day to day and even mood to mood. What make the perfect sandwich are not ingredients but feelings! Feelings with which the sandwich is made and the feelings with which the sandwich is relished.

On a sunny afternoon, one of our sandwich expeditions ended at Number E. More like #e. While chatting and eating, we learned so much about our new partner that we had to share with you.
To begin with, there’s an interesting story behind their name. Glenn, founding owner of Number E, narrated how the name came from an eatery he frequented in Ottawa. He said, “the store had the menu board by letters. All items were listed with alphabets instead of numbers. The older gentleman working there would always shout out who ordered the Number E, the letter of the meal I regularly ordered”. He further added how #e has stuck with him even before the hashtag craziness came into being. When Glenn founded the eatery, he was looking for a name that could be a symbol and would become a brand. Hence, Number E or #e was born.

Number E promotes healthy, clean eating sans additives and preservatives. All their items are store made with bread baked daily in house. “We do not use any frozen items and do not reheat or microwave orders. If we cannot make it in-house, we do not do it”, says Glenn. He adds that their store motto is to eat clean food without additives, just real food.
This really made our superficial health conscious selves happy. If you are into clean, healthy eating then make #e your new hangout.

For all those of you who think clean, healthy eating is boring and bland, think again.

A bite into Number E’s Lemon-Rosemary Chicken Sandwich will change your mind and beliefs for good. This also happens to be their best selling item. It has to be! You know the meal is delicious when you want to eat it slower just so you can enjoy it longer. Perfectly grilled juicy pieces of chicken on freshly baked Tuscan bread with baby greens, pickled jalapenos (made in-house) and avocado, this sandwich from #e gets 2 thumbs up from us.

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While discussing their best selling item, Glenn said, “People love our chicken. It’s fresh as it’s from a local farm. We buy all our meats from local farms. The idea is to try to keep our money in our region and to support local businesses”. As a local startup, we support and preach this idea, too.

Discussion about food is always incomplete without us quizzing the Owners/ Founders about their personal favourites. Glenn responded to this query of ours with Reuben Sandwich. What makes Reuben his favourite?
“It’s in the way we prepare it”, he says. He explained how this idea, too, came from little eatery in Ottawa that he visited often.”The older Italian gentleman at the shop would throw the smoked meat on his flat top, put it in a Hoagie bun, garnish it with some mustard and pickle and the sandwich was ready! It was great. Simple but great”, said Glenn almost picturing the sandwich. Their Reuben sandwich is definitely one of a kind with simple ingredients yet powerful flavours. This could be one of the reasons why someone once placed an order for it right from the airport!

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Making it to the list of most memorable experiences at work, this incident made Glenn happy and proud. Giving us more details about the incident, Glenn said, “I was preparing to close the restaurant on a Saturday evening when a guy called me from the airport at about 4:15pm saying he is on his way and would arrive by 5pm. He called at 4:40 again telling me where he was and ordered a Reuben and a Chicken Sandwich. The two showed up just before 5pm, sat in and enjoyed their sandwiches. Infact, he loved the Reuben so much that he ordered another one! Not only that, he came in 2 other times before he went back home to Sacramento”.

Now that you know that Number E’s Rueben sandwich has international fans, too, you have to try it if you still haven’t. Then there’s our favourite Lemon-Rosemary Chicken sandwich. Oh, you cannot miss the Meatloaf sandwich. It’s a meat lover’s heaven! Apart from sandwiches, #e’s menu boosts a delicious selection of soups and take-home meals. The choice of drinks at #e does not end at water and pop. They have different teas, smoothies and lattes on their menu. If that’s not enough, they even have various pickles and spreads available on sale in store. So much deliciousness under one roof? Yes, that’s #e for you.

 

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With eyes set on expansion, all Glenn wants is to keep cooking and making good food that makes people happy!

 

Uncommon Food and Uncommon Love

On a crisp, breezy morning, the smell of freshly baked muffins and the warmth of coffee can make anyone feel at home. Sprinkle that with the warmth of the hosts and you don’t want to step out. This is exactly what happened with us the other day when we were at The Uncommon Cafe. Having worked with them for quite some time now, we thought it was about time that we brought their story to you.

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While walking down Powell Street, it is impossible to not step in at the Uncommon Cafe. Uncommon, isn’t it an uncommon name? How was this name conceived? What’s so uncommon about Uncommon? Well, these and few other questions were answered by Co-Owner Lisa Leimanis over some scrumptious goodies.

Lisa and her husband, Luc, are the minds and hands behind The Uncommon Café. Initially planning just a commissary, Uncommon is their brainchild through which they want to support other local small businesses. With the commissary, they wanted to be a financially viable option in the commercial kitchen spaces for different small establishments. Luc chose the name “The Uncommonssary Kitchen”.

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Lisa says that apart from being just landlords to small businesses, they wanted to work with them and beside them, too. Now with The Uncommon Cafe, on 477 Powell Street, they prepare home-like food for a thriving community while working with other local small businesses. Home-like? They prefer to call it Homemade (to which we can’t agree more!).

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Almost everything they have in the store is made in-house. The in-house Chef & Baker make everything from scratch – the ricotta, the muffins, the pulled pork, the jalapeno jelly, the weekly desserts – all the items are made on site with many of the recipes coming from their families. On the other hand, the coffee, tea, popsicles and different products in store are sourced from local small vendors.

At Uncommon, Lisa says, they want you to feel at home by being comfortable, known and well fed. Their passion for food, community, local businesses and health is reflected in all their dealings.

Talking of food, we had to quiz Lisa on their top selling item and personal favourite.
Braised Chicken” said Lisa with a proud smile lighting up her face. She then proceeded to explain how their braised chicken is a unique blend of various flavours. With double creamed Brie, Applewood smoked Bacon, homemade Jalapeno Jelly (prepared by Chef Luc) and Herb Aioli, their Braised Chicken is a crowd pleaser. You have to close your eyes to enjoy the taste of so many flavours mixing in your mouth!

“While Braised Chicken is a top seller, we are well known for our Meatballs, too”, said Lisa. With mentions in the Vancity Buzz (Top Meatballs in the City), LA Times (Mind-blowing Meatballs) and other local publications, Meatballs is Uncommon’s another notable delicacy. “When you stuff your Meatballs with Mint, I guess, you got a winner!” mentioned Lisa on giving us a quick insight on their distinct blend for Meatballs.

Apart from Braised  Chicken and Meatballs, do try their Quiche, too. Their French baker, Valentine Kitamura, knows how to do it right in the most authentic way.

While guests and friends love these items, Lisa’s personal favorites are the Porky Bun and the BOB (short of Bacon Onion Bun). “How you can go wrong when you take Grandma’s bun dough and pack it with BBQ slathered pulled pork or sautéed bacon and onions?!”, asks Lisa looking at the plate of buns in front of us. Before you ask, a bite into these buns is a trip down the memory lane which goes straight to your childhood where snacking on house baked goodies was one of your favourite pastimes.

 

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When you work so hard, prepare some flavorful treats and consider customers as guests, you are bound to get immense appreciation from them. It is this appreciation and love that keeps the Uncommon Team going. Lisa narrated one such incident where hearing back from their customer shows how they have been successful in cultivating the community spirit. A Christmas Card from a nearby business in their area read, “Thanks for being in the neighbourhood. We would all still be hangry without you!”. If you are around Jackson Avenue and Powell Street, you would know how true this is.

It is good to know how much Uncommon Cafe has achieved in just a year’s time. Yes, just a year. In fact, they are celebrating their 1-year anniversary today, June 30th  ! To mark the occasion, they are hosting a Birthday BBQ from 2pm – 7pm this evening on their premises. If you are around, do pay them a visit to experience the delicious food and warm hospitality first hand.
Other than this, they will also be a part of the celebrations for this year’s 40th Annual Powell Street Festival on July 30 & 31st. Another reason for you to visit them? Yes, absolutely.

“See you soon!”, says Lisa with the warm smile that we be back for apart from the food.

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We Love That With Kay! – Adventure Time in the Trees

Where is Kay? Yes, she has been busy. Busy with some interesting and thrilling adventures. Here’s an account of one of her recent adventures. She writes this while she’s packing and planning for the next one!

What:   Treetop Adventure Course
Who:    The Adventure Group
Where: Whistler
When:  All. Summer. Long.

Treetop Adventures is best described as an obstacle course of sorts, situated within the trees of Whistler’s Cougar Mountain. Imagine living in a tree house and having to traverse your way across a community of tree houses built on ladders, tightropes, suspended buoys, and the occasional zip line taking you from point A to point B. There are three levels to the course—starts maybe ten feet off the ground and then gets higher and higher as you proceed. It is a looooot of fun and I’m hoping to go once every summer!

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You’re strapped in with a harness, so do not  worry about slipping off a platform or planting your foot in the wrong place! The Adventure Group also has an easy-to-follow yet safe and clever way of making sure you don’t fall to your death. They’ve got a system of carabiners that hook and unhook to major line that runs throughout the entire course—the one your harness relies on. It’s all pretty settling that you’re in the hands of people who know what they’re doing.

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I should add that it’s a bit of a workout. One of my girlfriends warned us to not wear ripped jeans (I really wanted to, actually!) or denim shorts for that matter and to instead get fully decked out in whatever spandex materials we had on hand. There’s arm strength involved if you are consistently falling off things (such as me), sweating profusely, and trying to balance yourself on pieces of wood that are literally strung up in mid-air. If you’re afraid of heights, this might not be for you.

Pro tip: Be the first group to go. My girlfriend pushed us to do so (to our initial chagrin, if I’m being honest) and actually volunteered us to go first. This is to avoid being stuck behind other groups who might take a little more time getting through the obstacles or who are afraid of heights. I definitely had my moments of being scared to push forward. This, of course, was highlighted by my friends and with their yells of encouragement.

 

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The best part of this adventure? Treetop Adventures gives you the opportunity to swing on a rope—Tarzan in the jungle style. Who wouldn’t want to try something like that in their lifetime?

Till next adventure, here’s Kay signing off! 🙂

It’s Investment Time for Team Daily with FrontFundr

If you have been following us from the past few months, you would know that Team Daily has been busy.

From closing some great accounts and starting new partnerships to working on our launch in other cities, we have been juggling multiple difficult tasks. This is very typical of the startup lifestyle and Team Daily thrives under that pressure.

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Even while balancing several tasks, a successful startup always has funding on their mind.

Meeting with different investors, pitching at countless events, and talking to numerous angel investors are the most common activities that startups think of when someone mentions funding.

How about equity crowdfunding? Equity crowdfunding is where a startup opens up their opportunity to the crowd allowing their customers and those closest to them to invest. Feeling a little skeptical?

Being in a business based on crowdsourcing resources, we were confident of this model. As our customers, you are so important to us that we want you to become investors and owners in our company. Without you, Daily wouldn’t exist, so we wanted to give you the opportunity to share in the benefits of ownership.

However, like every one of you, we also had questions. All of our questions were answered by the FrontFundr team in a way that made it simple for us to understand the process.

Now we are on their Pitch Place. So, you can invest in Team Daily just like Dragon Michelle Romanow did.
Who qualifies to invest? Everyone.
Is there a minimum amount to invest? Yes. It’s just $500 for shares in our company.

How to get started? Click on the link below for the details and become a member of the Bowtie Squad!

https://www.frontfundr.com/Entrepreneur/Company/1110

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Speaking of FrontFundr, they are doing a great job in bringing startups and investors in one place through their Fintech(financial technology) model.

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And, if you are still not convinced with this model of financing, in their first year of business, they have helped three local startups raise the funds they needed to grow.

Isn’t technology making everything easier? Get clicking to invest or seek investment.

We are with You!

Risk Warning
Please be aware. Investments of this nature carry risks to your capital as well as potential returns. Please read our Disclaimer before deciding to invest. We also recommend to go to Investright, a program of the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC).

 

We Love That With Kay! – James Bay

James Bay was in Vancouver last month and being a fan, Kay had to be there for the concert. What happened next? Read to find out 😉

Haaaaay! James Bay!” – Just a sample of some of the things I was screaming on a fine Wednesday night in April at the Orpheum. The rest might have been a little NSFW.
First of all, James Bay was going to perform on a stage that I  had on for my graduation. James Bay and I were about to share the same stomping grounds—kind of. It felt like we were about the grace each other’s presence in a retroactive/The Lake House-type way.

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James Bay started off his set like a full-on rockstar—which was NOT at all what I expected. My girlfriend and I thought the show would consist of a skinny little mic-stand, a spotlight, and James sitting atop a stool. He’d be crooning into the mic and strumming away at an acoustic guitar. There would be multiple renditions of “Let It Go.” Perhaps his fedora would even be strategically dipped below one eye. Or, so we thought!

We had completely missed James Bay at Squamish Festival last year (so many regrets) so we had no idea the man had this much energy. But nay—James Bay dances a little bit like Elvis, he seriously rocks out, and he does the candlelight music to a tee. That boy has got moves and more!

Given the nature of his music—something reminiscent to John Mayer and Ed Sheeran’s love child—I personally thought James Bay would bring us to tears. And granted, he did, but in a different way.

It’s important to mention that in addition to delivering great music—the kind that pulls at your heart strings and grazes your soul ever so gently—James Bay is a sick performer.

As mentioned, lights were used, slow dancing ensued, and lots of hyping up the crowd was happening. James was incredibly engaged with us and seemed to genuinely want to be there. On top of looking really good in skinny jeans, he had that humble artist persona done sooo right.

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He got us to stand up, to hold whoever you brought by their shoulders and literally sway to one of his songs (pretty much the best wingman when you think about it), and made us laugh with his dry British humour. He donned his signature fedora and charmed us to a smitten state.

“Let It Go” obviously made the entire crowd sway and swoon. “Hold Back the River” was played dead last; after James and co. left the stage and pretended the show was over. He also performed an unreleased song with his opening band, Joseph.
(I should also add that Joseph was crazy good. Three sisters from Oregon who have a little bit of a twang and harmonize like they’re singing for the Greek Gods. They’re amazing, and I immediately had to look them up on YouTube after I got home from the concert.)

I won’t delve too far into his music but the most magical moment of the night for me was “Scars.” The song is played right after a few steady riffs of Elvis’ “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You.”Everyone heard the first few notes and somehow all caught up in singing the lyrics in unison.

There’s something so special about having an audience sing together. I’m already a huge sucker for audiences singing back songs to an artist (which happened a lot during the show) because of the look on the artist’s face. That moment they’re realizing their music isn’t just theirs, but it’s been played over and over again and is being heard.

I love it. And I love James amazing Bay!

We Love That With Kay! – Luminescence Exhibit

By now, we are sure that you are aware of the fact that apart from being foodies, we are adventure seekers, too. When we say we, we mean all of Team Daily! While some get the adrenaline rush from skiing and zip-lining, others enjoy shopping at new places and trying out new workout regimes. However, over the past week, Kay was on a different adventure. An art exhibition. How did it go? Did she enjoy it? Does she recommend it? Hold on with the questions there and read her first hand experience below.

What?   Luminescence Exhibit
Where? Deer Lake Park Gallery
When?  In celebration of the spring equinox, so it’s over now—but try to catch it when it’s back again!

Growing up, one of the girls in my class had her mother work at the Vancouver Art Gallery. We’d do workshops every semester and visit every new exhibition that graced the deep halls of the Gallery. All the exhibitions were breathtaking to say the least. During my year in Europe, I had the opportunity to visit a lot of art museums. I’ve wandered underneath the ceiling masterpiece that is the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City. I’ve gazed at the remarkable curvature of the David’s bottom (let’s keep it clean here) by Michelangelo in Florence. On my tippy-toes, craning my neck above the hordes of surrounding tourists, I’ve seen the Mona Lisa behind its pane of protective glass when I was sixteen and visiting Paris for the first time.

When it comes to modern art—what the Luminescence Exhibit is more geared towards—I personally find myself less than thrilled. I am a huge fan of ARoS Aarhus Museum of Art (it might just be my favourite museum ever) but not so wowed by museums like the Tate Modern in London (sorry if I offend!). I think what pushed me over the edge at the Tate Modern was when a straight-up mirror was presented as a work of art. No. I could. Not. Gel. With. That.

Talking of the Luminescence Exhibit, we had no idea what to expect. I was semi-aware that Deer Lake Park hosted a gallery somewhere along my 144 SFU bus route to school back in the day, but couldn’t be sure. One of my girlfriends was joining me that day and she had Google mapped the place in advance. She sent me the picture featured on Google images and asked, “Is it in a house?”

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We were definitely about to get turned into human centipedes.

Nope. Just kidding!

A little background info – The Luminescence Exhibit pays tribute to Yayoi Kusama’s Infinity Mirrored Room installation. It is insanely gorgeous and the name speaks for itself—a spectacular LED light display that is made to look like it spawns on forever and forever.

Virtual tour here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vebDk7xQmCw

Although I wasn’t a huge fan of the Tate Modern, one of the best things about modern art and art in general is that it’s all about perception and interpretation. I had read that the Luminescence display was featured in a utility closet come to life by mirrors and lights, and had actually received some comments on social media commenting on my gallery photos with something along the lines of, “Wasn’t that just a room with lights hanging from the ceiling?”

But isn’t a painting just duck cloth wrapped around a wooden frame with paint slapped on it?

I think that’s pretty dope if you can turn a storage room into an interactive piece of art. The gallery itself is relatively small and indeed, located in a house. All other pieces of art had to do with light. It was a lovely visit—getting a little culture outside of the city. There were plenty of people paying a visit to the gallery as well and a small line had formed outside of the storage closet door. Plus, opening night had a line around the block!

Groups were going in one by one…et voila:

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And there you have it—a small look into the beyond.

Till my next adventure, here’s Kay signing off. Catch you all later!

 

We Love That With Kay! – Ziplining in Whistler

Ziplining. Sounds a lot of fun, right? Not only does it sound fun, it’s absolutely auh-mah-zing 🙂

Kay was out and about the other day ziplining in Whistler. How was it? Did she enjoy it? Let’s hear it straight from her.

What: Superfly Ziplines
Where: 211 – 4293 Mountain Square, Whistler BC,V0N 1B4

Entering Whis’ is like entering a whole new country—the landscape, the people,the feel, the everyday everything is so different. I love it!

Undoubtedly, Whistler is the home of extreme sports. Besides your usual winter activities, Whistler is a place for ziplining. As a matter of fact (and I literally found this out the other day), Whistler is home to the tallest and the longest zipline in all of Canada.

Let’s cue an “Ooh” in unison.

My girlfriend and I decided to go ziplining on a whim. And, because of a Groupon. We wanted to do at least one winter activity (other than boarding or skiing), and lo and behold, a discount was available for ziplining so we took it. We took it with our bare hands and made it into something special.

My few pieces of advice for you before we begin:

  1. Do not be late. They will leave without you. They do not care. We left Vancouver around 12:30PM (yes, we’re aware we were pushing it) and we ended up having to meet the group at the actual mountain instead of the home office in Whistler Village. We were those people.
  2. Don’t wear Uggs. They have zero traction to snow. You will fall! (because I did)
  3. It wasn’t as cold as we thought it’d be, so wearing a thick pair of tights and combat boots/runners would have been completely fine at this time of year. Again: no need for Ugg boots.
  4. If you have a GoPro, bring it. Superfly Ziplines provides helmets that are GoPro compatible and you get fantastic footage of snow-capped mountains, greenery on greenery, valleys filled with nature, yourself screaming etc.
  5. Get pumped because it is a wicked experience. There’s only four ziplines so get confident and get comfy to take full advantage of all four!

Our guides were so helpful and professional. They knew their stuff to the tee and added a little dry humour to it—a great combination for an activity that may or may not freak you out. There are a total of four ziplines that go from the tallest, the longest, the steepest, and then one that takes you back to home base/takes a lovely photo of you as a souvenir for home.

Zipline numero uno was amazing. So you’re at the forefront of the tallest zipline in Canada, and despite the spring equinox, you’re surrounded by snow and a bit of a chill. The view is freaking stunning and you’re about 650 feet up in the air. Yikes but so exciting at the same time! This one was by far the most beautiful zipline, and duh, you are flying with the birds at this point. Enjoy the view!

Zipline numero dos was long and hard (that’s what she said) Oh, I am kidding about the hard part. Ziplining is easy peasy because your guides strap you in, keep you safe, and are really good at what they do. But yes, this one was the longest zipline—cross your ankles and become as aerodynamic as possible to really enjoy zipping down to Point B.

The steepest zipline in all of Canada is also the most fun. Think rollercoaster drop. My friend and I were known as the loudest people in the group at this point because we were screaming our heads off at every step of the way, while everyone else remained cool as a cucumber. Screaming makes it more exciting FYI.

The last zipline gives you the opportunity to take a romantic picture—it’s the only zipline in Canada where you can hold hands. Very cute. My girlfriend and I held hands throughout most of it. It kind of felt like she was going to pull my arm out of its socket—but all good, we got our picture and it is cute as hell, as we intended it to be.

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Obvs, we had to hit up Cow’s for some ice cream. I got Birthday Cake (frosting + birthday cake batter) because I’m a huge fan of anything rainbow sprinkles/funfetti involved. On the other hand, my friend got Wowie Cowie and Mint Chocolate Chip. We also had dinner at El Furniture Warehouse because where else would you go?

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All in all, Whistler is definitely a new fav. We are already planning our next trip up! How about you?

 

Daily Delivery on Dragons’ Den, Again!

Don’t we all just love Dragons’ Den? We do!
Don’t you all love Team Daily? If you are reading this blog, chances are that you do!

How about having Team Daily on Dragons’ Den again? Oh, not a repeat of the old segment but an entirely new segment? Sure, you would say.

Alright, alright, we did listen to you and so did CBC. Since our Stache Boys received a lot of love (read deals) in the Den, they decided to bring us back to your screens this year. This year? This week. Oh, this Wednesday, actually.

Now that we have pitched to the dragons and secured a deal, what are we doing in the Den this week? Read on to find out.

Some time during the sleepy winter months of 2015, we were asked by Dragons’ Den to film a follow-up segment. Just about a month into our first-ever television appearance, we were asked to prep-up for the second one already. We were excited. All the more happier since the filming was to take place in our office and our entire team was going to be a part of it.

From getting the haircuts right to keeping the stache stiff, the boys were preparing to show the camera a day in the life of Team Daily. Not a whole day but the busiest and the most important part of the day.

An early start to the day and seeing the filming equipment around, we were a little goofy.

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Lights, Camera, Mics, Director, Dragon, we felt as if we were being a part of the next big blockbuster.

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We did carry on normally with our daily activities but just had some extra guests and cameras watching us this time around.

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Did we do anything special? We officially welcomed Michele to Team Daily. Got her to see the action at the Rabbit Hole first hand and made her a part of the action, too. Without giving out the details, let’s just say that our very dear partners Thierry and De Beers were involved.

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The hustle bustle, the laughter, the activity and the red all over made us feel like Christmas had come in early.
After a whole day of filming, we were tired but thrilled to show everyone what Team Daily is usually up to when not talking to you.

See you all on CBC this Wednesday! Do tell us how we did especially the team members since the Stache bros are used to the limelight now 😉

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