Tuesday, December 21st, 2010
Thanksgiving Day is a festival celebrated in the United States and traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks for the blessings in one’s life. In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, V Australia’s US based team came together as volunteers on 29 November to help out The Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition, a broad-based grass-roots organization which for the past 22 years has served a hot, fresh, and nutritious meal every night to the homeless and hungry.
Every night a community comes together at the barren street corner of Sycamore and Romaine, along the border of Hollywood and West Hollywood. On one side of a line of tables were the V Australia team members and the volunteers of The Greater West Hollywood Food Coalition, a broad-based grass-roots organization which for the past 22 years has served a hot, fresh, and nutritious meal every night to the homeless and hungry. On the other side were 200 men and women who have somehow fallen through the cracks, and for whom the meal they were about to eat might well be the only meal they had all day.
In the spirit of the holiday season of sharing and giving thanks, serving a meal to the homeless and hungry was a rewarding experience for the team and they hope to volunteer again very soon.
Photo: Helping at the event, (left to right) Sean Lutkenhouse, Neda Nazem, Vito Anzelmi, Victoria Philippe, Vicki Ferguson, Cat Huettner, Kathryn Rocha.
Saturday, August 15th, 2009
In America, unless your friends are all vegan you’ll probably have a hard time finding someone who disagrees. That’s because whether it’s served as a side with pancakes and eggs, or atop your favorite gooey cheeseburger, well, let’s face it– everything really is better with bacon. Read more »
Tuesday, July 28th, 2009
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Boasting more sunny days than Florida and warmer winter days than the Bahamas, this is no ordinary city. Brisbane is full of surprises, which is why you need a local tour guide for all the dirt and scoop…ME! Read more »
Thursday, July 23rd, 2009
Film enthusiasts will flock to Melbourne for Australia’s largest film festival program and audience. The 2009 festival will screen almost 300 films from world-class festivals, including Cannes, Sundance, Rotterdam, Berlin and Toronto Festivals. The program will feature the work of world-renowned filmmakers, and more than a couple of unknown gems. The fun doesn’t stop with the films, this 17 day festival will be filled with parties, conversations with industry leaders and behind the scenes access. For even more information check out the complete festival guide here or to plan your very own film fest adventure and buy tickets don’t miss the official MIFF site.
Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
Seattle, the Boeing Factory, Richard Branson, celebrities, and champagne – nirvana for an airline geek like me! The delivery ceremony and first V Australia flight was finally here. From ceremony dinners and after parties, to media events onboard I was assured to be sleepless in Seattle! Read more »