Posts Tagged ‘Olympics’
well now that it’s all said and done, it’s safe to say that the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games were a Canadian success! not only did we win our first gold on Canadian soil (thanks to Alexandre Bilodeau), we also broke the record for most gold medals won by a country, and placed third in the medals standing! AND yes, how could i forget…we beat the USA hockey team in the most epic finale to any Olympic Games yet! all these combined really brought our country together, and even though i wasn’t in Van i felt the love.
someone else who was feeling the Olympic love was The Bay who was successful in in communicating the HBC brand and Canadian spirit much further than our Great White North. with celebrities picking up Olympic gear left, right and center, it’s safe to say that The Bay’s efforts of designing a winning merchandise collection was gold medal worthy. the popularity of the Red Mittens alone, allowed every fan to become a small part of the Vancouver 2010 success!
HBC merchandise highlights:
- Oprah gives away sought after Red Mittens
- Red Mitten Flash Mob
- Rachel Bilson and Hayden Christensen shop at HBC Superstore
- @Mark_Salling (Puck from Glee) tweets about how “gangsta” HBC is
As Olympic fanatic as I am, the only merch I owned up until this afternoon was a pair of the famous red mittens. But after receiving the above email in my inbox, I knew I should take one last look at what Aritzia had to offer. Glad I did. There was a lot of selection and the markdowns were decent. In the end, I purchased the above for a little over the same price as one of the hoodies from the Bay.
While there is no denying that the Bay did a wonderful job on the merchandise this year, something has to be said for the versatile and understated looks that Park Life produced. While I would hesitate to wear a hoody with a giant “Canada” applique across the chest after the Olympics, I would have no qualms about wearing any of these three pieces after the Olympics.
I am now officially ready for gold medal curling and hockey. Go Canada, Go!
we’re watching the Canada-Slovakia Olympic hockey game…are you?
AND we’re going to the Wale show tuesday at Tattoo Rock Parlour…are you?
an inside look at the downtown Vancouver Olympic mayhem – pictures courtesy of my lovely cousin Becca, who resides in Van! thanks!
we’ve caught Olympic Fever…and if you are like us, here at GFB, you keep your tv on CTV all day long to keep up with the events.
it would appear that we aren’t the only ones who are completely obsessed with the Games either, because every night during the Olympics The Bay on Granville Street in downtown Vancouver is open til midnight to accomodate for late-night olympic shopping! the line up stretches the entire city block (about an hour wait), and if you are lucky you will get in before all the goods are sold out! even though the “Olympic Superstore” receives a new shipment every morning, the store sells out every night! if you remember I reminded and warned you all to buy your Olympic merch prior to the Games starting, here’s hoping you listened.
i’m thinking i should start taking special orders for Olympic merchandise, since it’s still available here in Toronto…please inquire within.
for those of you who don’t live in Toronto, or just haven’t noticed, the CN Tower lights up gold when Canada wins a gold medal. so thus far it’s been 4 times…hoping to see more golden skies soon.
in other celebration of winning gold, Air Canada has special one-day-only discounts! on Feb 14th flights were 15% off and on Feb 16th 20% off. i’m not sure if the promo continued with yesterday’s win, but i’m predicting that the discount price will not continue to increase (because Air Canada is selfish and cheap), or that Air Canada doesn’t have much hope in the Canadian team, and figures 20-25% off is the most they will have to offer.
In honor of the current Olympics, here is an editorial from Harper’s Bazaar featuring Lucy Liu. It was shot for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Sporty!
so since my heart belongs in Whistler but i live in Toronto, i decided i’d go skiing UP Blackcomb Mountain today! Google has created a streetview option for the Olympics where you are able to look around Whistler and Blackcomb. here is my fave place in the world: 7th Heaven!
yep used to see that everyday. i guess the CN Tower is ok to look at…