VANCOUVER DAZE VOL. 3: Gelato Tweetup at Bella Gelateria

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Volume 3: Gelato Tweetup at Bella Gelateria near Waterfront, organized by “Vancity Amy” Elderkin on February 8, 2010. Hashtag: #BellaVA. More photos available on Flickr.

Gelato Tweetup | Bella Gelateria

I like simple tweetups in joints I go to anyway. I jumped at the chance to return to Bella Gelateria for some of the best gelato in the city and hang out with the cool people there.

Gelato Tweetup | Bella Gelateria

Mmm… I love my gelato. I stuck with my usual offering of espresso and dark chocolate 85%. There were a few special flavours for the night including ginger and cinnamon, Gewürztraminer, lavender and honey, and chocolate and mint Schnapps with two flavours for the price of one.

Gelato Tweetup | Bella Gelateria
Gelato Tweetup | Bella GelateriaGelato Tweetup | Bella Gelateria

I love hanging out and drifting in and out of conversations while sneakily snapping some shots including organizer Amy (top). May (bottom left) is a little more open to them versus fellow V.I.A.er and photographer Maurice Li (bottom right) who likes to be the one doingthe shooting.

Gelato Tweetup | Bella Gelateria
Gelato Tweetup | Bella GelateriaGelato Tweetup | Bella Gelateria

Friendly faces were everywhere like (top: left to right) Nicolb, Adelina Wong, Cheryl Tan, and Kathy Ko.

Gelato Tweetup | Bella Gelateria
Gelato Tweetup | Bella GelateriaGelato Tweetup | Bella Gelateria

The place was buzzing with the usual suspect busy tweeting like my friends above, Colene (bottom left) and Dennis Pang (top and bottom right). It got crowded pretty fast and a little cramped. I was very happy when they moved the chairs a tables out of the after a few newbies left. I wish more places cleared things out to accommodate more people being able to stand around and mingle.

Gelato Tweetup | Bella Gelateria

Amy got a nice haul of canned goods for the Vancouver Food Bank.

Gelato Tweetup | Bella Gelateria
Gelato Tweetup | Bella GelateriaGelato Tweetup | Bella Gelateria

A big shout out to maestro gelatiere James Coleridge (top right) and Amy for putting on a pretty wicked meet up. The place was jam packed and the gelato was flowing along with the good conversation.