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Our Belletrista Bag is On the Move!

Did you guess where our Belle bag is? Our traveling Belletrista bag photos in this issue is courtesy of Joyce Nickel of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. She tells us:

"As Vancouver residents, my family had a lot of fun being part of the 2010 Winter Olympics. Even though we didn't have any official duties, we felt personally involved in welcoming the world to our city. One of the must-see sights was the Olympic torch. While standing in line, I noticed that the red and black Belletrista bag is the perfect accessory to compliment the Canadian Olympic team sweater and world-famous red mittens (Oprah has those mittens, now I think she needs the Belletrista bag, too!).

Even with all the outdoor Olympic events, there were still thousands of miles of mountain terrain where visitors and residents could ski and snowboard. My 13 year old daughter was inspired to learn to snowboard, which you can see in this picture, is obviously exhausting. The commentators at the snowboard events often talked about 'throwing one down,' but this probably isn't the kind of 'down' that they meant.

Our local ski mountain was open 24/7 during the Olympics, so one morning we got up at 4 AM to go up there just because. We watched the taping of NBC's 'Today Show' (for US morning television). It was their last day, and it finally snowed! It was fun to meet some Olympic athletes and the hosts of the show.

In Canada, we're usually pretty quiet about our patriotic feelings, but that certainly changed during February 2010. Everywhere you went, people were wearing red, waving Canadian flags, and spontaneously bursting out with 'O Canada!' This is my daughter Nina showing her support when the Olympic torch relay came through our neighbourhood."

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