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Meet Crystal Allen #withTownHall

By Leeann Froese Well  its FriYAY - and a new week to bring you an amazing person #withTownHall!

If you are new to reading this blog or new to our company – we want you to know that we are proud that we have a big network, and we are continually meeting new and interesting personalities.

This week #withTownHall, we are rolling in on #featurefriday to introduce you to an amazing creative director, Crystal Allen.

Crystal Allen, creative director, Hello Creative Family 02Crystal is the creative director and publisher at Hello Creative Family, where they celebrate the creative life by providing simple, everyday, and back-to-basics inspired projects. These include DIY, craft, food projects, and parenting reads. As well as curating the online magazine she contributes her own stories and articles.

Hello Creative Family came to light in 2015, emerging from the blog, Sew Creative, that Crystal owned and ran, which focused on creative living for women 25-50.

Pulling from Hello Creative Family DIY content, recently Crystal was on CTV Morning Live showing host Keri Adams how to make homemade beauty treatments.

Crystal also brings her creativity and fun into all she does at her own company West Coast Creative Company. She uses her background as a children's book publicist from her time at Raincoast Books: she has amble experience in facilitating author tours, event planning and what it takes to build and maintain a brand.

Next up: Crystal will be bringing her skills to the upcoming Barn Burner BBQ in Chilliwack as a Black Box judge. We hope her husband wears his BBQ shirt to help celebrate the day!

With all that being said will you help us say hello to Crystal?

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What a year of personalities #withTownHall

  By Leeann Froese

Welcome to the #withTownHall #2015recap!

If you are a regular reader, you will know that each week we introduce a person we have encountered #withTownHall!

So as we end the year, let’s re-meet some amazing people:

Featured-in-2015-allDid you miss a post, or are you curious to know more about someone above? Click their posts to read about them:

Ezra Cipes, Summerhill Pyramid Winery

Crystal Kwon, Citizen Relations & Vancity Buzz

John Biehler

Alison Scholefield, Okanagan Crush Pad

Welbert Choi, Forage

James Melendez, James the Wine Guy

Mark Hicken, Vintage Law Group

Bailey Williamson, Blue Grouse Winery

Tyler Harlton, TH Wines

Hootsuite Owl, Hootsuite

Annika Reinhardt, Social Bites

Clement Chan, Torofuku Modern Asian

Degan Walters, SmokySweet

Cristina Brunner, Blue Grouse Winery

Jeff Kralik, Drunken Cyclist

Glen Korstrom, Business in Vancouver

Julie Van Rosendaal, Dinner With Julie

Darnelle Moore, Eastside Fitness

Sam Hauck, My Vancity

Blue Grouse Estate Winery, team

Jim Irving, BC Hospitality Foundation

Jeremy Schacht, Ampersand Distilling

Tori Klassen

Mijune Pak, Follow Me Foodie

Brian Webb Homoculture

Chris Pritchett, UBC Thunderbirds Baseball

Swearing Minion, Despicable Me

Christine Campbell, Girls Go Grape

Kayla Koroush, Barrel Thief

Joshua McVeity, Photographer and Fred Lee, Man About Town

Christa-Lee McWatters Bond, Local Lounge | Grille, Encore Vineyards

Kristina Manning,

Frank Morgan, Drink What You Like

Courtney Buryta, Vancouver Canucks

Natalie Langston, Freelance Media

Eagranie Yuh, Edible Vancouver and Wine Country

Crystal Henrickson, University of British Columbia

Madeline Puckette, Wine Folly

Steven Spurrier, Decanter Magazine

Jennifer Schell, BC Food and Wine Trails Magazine

Amy Chen, Town Hall Brands

Ann Luu, CTV Morning Live,

Jackie Gidda, Mt Boucherie Estate Winery

William Ho, Fairchild Radio

Skip & Judy Stothert, Coolshanagh

Mary Halpen, Best of Bridge

Ron Wilson, Cheap and Cheerful

Justin Darnes, Drinks Undressed


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Meet Ann Luu #withTownHall

By Leeann Froese It’s a new week to introduce you to one of the fabulous personalities in the world #withTownHall!

This does not mean they work as part of our team, or are our client (although sometimes they are).

We just interact with so many amazing people that we want to expand networks and introduce them to you, and you to them. This week #withTownHall, we introduce you to Ann Luu.

Ann Luu CTV MorningAnn Luu’s bright smile is the first thing that thousands of Vancouverites wake up to as the co-host and traffic specialist for CTV Morning Live. Her passion for broadcasting is obvious and her experience in the field is top notch, she has worked in the radio and TV for the past seven years for CHMJ-AM 730102.7 The Peak FM93.7 JRfmCBC News Vancouver and most recently for The Early Edition with CBC Radio One.

When Ann isn’t saving commuters time with her morning traffic reports and keeping us up to date on what we need to know as we head into the day, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two Boston terrier dogs; Nitro and Ramsay, cruising down the local mountain slopes, and hiking in the outdoors.

Yesterday was the 1000th show for CTV Morning Live and we want to congratulate Ann and the whole CTV morning team on their hard work and dedication and a big cheers to the next 1000th episodes! Will you please help us give Ann a big hello?

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