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Social Media Notes (#113) – Links for the Week of April 26 – May 1

Social Media Notes Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& sometimes tech) news. Come back weekly for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week!  I’ve officially left my gig as social media specialist at NAIT and am now the new Digital Strategist at Edmonton communications/PR firm Calder Bateman! I’m excited for this new challenge, which will have me leading social…

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30 Valentine’s Date Ideas in Edmonton (2016)

I love Valentine’s Day! My husband Mike and I always make a point to celebrate (but we also celebrate year-round, really). I don’t mind the commercialization of it – if there’s another opportunity to spend time with my loved one, then why not? This year as Valentine’s Day falls on the Family Day long weekend, Mike and I will be heading out of town for our Valentine’s celebration, but in…

Food Reviews

Recap: 2015 FEASTival of Fine Chefs (and tips on how to do it best!)

FEASTival of Fine Chefs - Edmonton - Shaw Conference Centre

This year I was invited to attend the 27th Annual FEASTival of Fine Chefs food extravaganza at the Shaw Conference Centre as a food blogging guest of the Alberta Food Processors Association – which puts on FEASTival. Check out my recap + photos below, but also at the end, read up on some FEASTival of Fine Chefs facts (and tips on how to ‘do it’ best) from committee chair Chef…

Food Reviews

Recap: Indulgence Edmonton 2015 – A Canadian Epic of Food and Wine

Earlier this month, I attended Indulgence Edmonton – Edmonton’s premier food and wine festival. Indulgence brings together restaurants, food producers and winery/breweries, for a delicious event celebrating Canadian food and wine while supporting a great cause. Proceeds from Indulgence ticket sales go to the Junior League of Edmonton – an organization of women who promote volunteerism and supports the community through a number of projects helping Edmontonians in need. This year’s…

Social Media Social Media Spotlight

Social Media Spotlight: Top 26 Edmonton Instagram Users to Follow

I’m a big of fan Instagram! The popular photo-sharing social network has 200 million monthly active users, with more than 40 million photos shared each day. Most Instagrammers use the platform to share photos of their everyday life – ranging from what they’re eating (that’s one of my favourite things to post) to selfies to their pets and more. Most of these photos aren’t too exciting to look at (filters…

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  • 🙂☺️ #WakeMeWhenImFamous
  • Guys, I'm celebrating the @edmontonoilers the best way I know how: by eating! 🍽 Over on the blog (link in bio), I've got a list of Where to Eat Duck in Edmonton (since its Duck Hunting Season! 🦆) It's just an early starting list so if you know other #yegfood reataurants serving up duck, please let me know and I'll add! #LetsGoOilers #CrushTheDucks
📸 photo credit: @xix19 (duck wings!)
  • I'm obsessed with the lights💡 at the Full House Lottery dream homes. 😭😭😭❤️❤️❤️ SO GORGEOUS! I'm having a blast working on the @FHLottery campaign this year - if you haven't had a chance to check out the homes - they're open 7 days a week for viewing in #Windermere. Go now! 💰 from your #FHlottery ticket goes to support 1.6 #Alberta patients at @rahfoundation & @givetoUHF AND you get a chance to win from more than $5.1 million in prizes including these beautiful homes, a #yegdt Edmonton condo, trips, vehicles and more! 🙏🏻
  • Easily one of my new favourite salads - the Roasted Beet & Greek Yogurt salad from @crashlandhere! 😍✔️✔️
Enter to win a $50 gift card to Crash Hotel Lobby Bar by tagging a friend in the comments below! 
Additional entries, more #foodporn and a review of #CrashHotel over on my blog! (link in bio)
  • The snow's not all bad! ❄️
  • The best volunteer gigs are ones that involve eating delicious food... 😍 Congrats to @WoodWorkYEG @chef_porter for winning Judge's Choice at the Mount Royal School @TheCulinaryArtsCookOff fundraiser! The winning dish was this Israeli pesto couscous with duck fat, sage, honey balsamic & cheese. 🙏🏻 Kids Choice (and also my 2nd pick) was a butter bacon chicken fat soaked pasta from @shanemedericchartrand! (Perhaps all things could be soaked in butter bacon chicken fat? 😍🤔 lol) Proceeds from this annual cook off and silent auction go to support the school! A very tasty and important cause I'm lucky to have been a guest judge for. ☺️
  • 🍋🍋🍋 * G I V E A W A Y ! ! * 🍋🍋🍋
Ever try a #Tupperware Meal Prep Party? You & friends get together and prep ingredients for 5 meals (that feed 2-4 people per meal) and you take home the meals in a bunch of Tupperware! 👌🏻 I went to my first Tupperware Meal Prep Party last week with consultant @mbootsie17 and have a recap up on my blog (link in bio)! ☺️ I'm also giving away a free Meal Prep Party pass (valued at $125+ GST).
To enter, just tag a friend who you'd meal prep party with in the comments! Get more entries on my blog 👉🏻 www.linda-hoang.com
Note: You must live in the Edmonton area to win!
  • Finally tried @callemexicorestaurant and don't know why it took me so long! 🌮 Delicious beef nachos (excellent crisp factor lol), al pastor pork tacos with pineapple, and green enchiladas! Yum. Thanks for the lunch date @nicopringo.
  • And another long weekend comes to an end! Hope you had a great one. 💛 We spent time with family and friends, slept-in, binge-watched Netflix, long-walked the dogs, celebrated Thor's 6th birthday and celebrated @mikethyking's birthday at @TheRecRoomCA! 🤗
This is their tasty wood-grilled pork chop with pickled mustard, whipped potatoes and braised red cabbage. I also had their lemon-fried calamari which was delicious!
  • #SixYearsOfThor!! 🎂✨
  • Happy Easter long weekend! 🐰❄️
I'm headed out to the farm, bringing this beautiful hand-tied, farm fresh @calliaflowers bouquet 💐 to my mother-in-law! I want to give you #ThisCalliaMoment to celebrate your mom too. 💗
For a chance to win a free Callia bouquet (delivered to your door - or your mom's!) simply: 
1. Follow @calliaflowers 
2. Leave a comment telling me what you love about your mom 
3. Tag a friend!
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#CalliaFlowers is a new flower delivery & subscription service serving Edmonton, Winnipeg & Vancouver. All of their bouquets are $49 (and gorgeous! 🌷) and the company is all about creating delightful moments through delivered flowers. 💐
Learn more at calliaflowers.com! 🌸🌺🌷🌹💐
  • THAT. EGG. 🍳🍳🍳😍
Tonight we're kicking off the long weekend at @CrashLandHere! The new(ish) boutique hotel / restaurant is right across the street from @RogersPlace and totally surprised us with how good the food was. Like this braised short rib, egg, onion rings, deep fried pickle and aged cheddar brioche burger. 👌🏻 And fries. Really good fries. IG Story for more of our meal, and stay tuned for a fuller blog review & gift card giveaway! In the meantime, definitely recommend you give this place a try. ☺️

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