Conversations on #socialmedia
networks have a significant impact on purchasing behavior of consumers!
Restaurants, like any other business, should use social media to reach
out to their patrons, engage them, and address their concerns. The growth
of a restaurant business relies heavily on providing the best
experience for their guests. For restaurants, conversations on social
networks can be a great barometer of what the guests are talking about,
what they like, and what they are ‘disgusted’ about. Keeping plugged
into these conversations can provide very potent insights into the minds
of the guests for the restaurants!
Recently, our Champagne Sister @Champagnememori hosted a contest asking folks for their favorite Champagne memory. The winner received a special hand crafted piece of Wearing Memories
jewelry. The repsonses were varied, sweet, heartbreaking and happy,
all at once. People have so many reasons for popping a cork! Here are
some of the responses to share with our viewers. Please feel free to add *your* fave Champagne memory in the comments below :) *CLINK!* here to see some of the incredible pieces!
I was young I would always see my grand-father at the far end of his
huge table, lighting up a cigar and popping a bottle of Champagne that
would put stars into his eyes. I used to think those bottles were
magnificent and magical because they used to light up the eyes of my
grand-father. Big white flowers were drawn on those green bottles. I
admired them for hours. Then my grand-father felt sick and I never saw
those bottles again, nor the stars in his eyes. One morning, the phone
rang, it was to tell me my grand-father had died overnight. When I got
to his house, the first thing I saw on his table was a flute and a
bottle of Perrier-Jouet. All my childhood memories came back all of a
sudden. This Champagne is and will forever be linked to my grand-father.
So when my best friend got her Wearing Memories piece a few days ago, I
was at her place, and inside was a cap of Perrier-Jouet, I started
crying right away, all those memories brought back to the surface
overwhelming me with both joy and sadness.
boyfriend invited me in Milano for the millennium (I'm French, he's
Australian) we were living in France. He bought a very good expensive
bottle of Champagne for this special night, December 31st, 1999... And
then at midnight
during the fireworks he asked me to marry him! I said yes and since
then we are happy hubby & wife with 2 awesome kids, Meg 13 & Tom
10. That night in Milano is and will always be my most beautiful
I was 18, all my sister wanted for her engagement gift was a bottle of
Bollinger! I worked extra shifts and saved up the $150 to buy her a
bottle. I still remember the excitement when the cork popped and the joy
of tasting that hard earned Champagne together. It was our very first
sip of Champagne. She still has the cork and the bottle 13 years later
and this ring would be perfect for that cork!
can I choose? I drank Champagne the day I got engaged, the day I got
married, the day my children were born, the day I found out I had beaten
cancer, the day we buried my sister, and my father and my grandmother,
the day my daughter graduated. Every time I drink Champagne is a
husband getting his PhD in Mining Engineering! We celebrated with a bottle of Champagne
given to my uncle 30 years before when he got is mine managers
certificate. The Moet we opened afterwards tasted much better, but the
moment filled with history has been a precious family memory forever!
to the top of the beautiful Mt. Warning in Northern NSW in the dark
early hours of the morning with flashlights to see the first light of
the New Year shining over the Eastern coast of Australia and suprisingly
celebrating and (gasp!) sharing in plastic cups our bottle of champs
from our backpack with other happy hikers who had arrived up the top of
the mountain before us!!
partner and I were in Paris. We bought a bottle of Cristal to see what
all the fuss was about. Oh my god, it was the most delightful and
sublime experience as the unbelievably light bubbles danced in my mouth. I
knew then, exactly what all the fuss was about!
Here is Hab with his award winning piece, titled: "OCEAN TRENCH". This Painting was awarded "First Place" at the COAL Art Gallery in Carlsbad, CA.
A few words by this prolific painter:
Thank you for coming along on my art journey!
I served nine years with the United States Marine Corps and thirty-five years with the Aerospace and Defense Industry. During this period of time I was fortunate enough to travel extensively throughout the Far East, Middle East and Europe. I actually lived in Japan for several years. After retiring from the Aerospace and Defense Industries I started my own consulting firm and finally retired in my late sixties. I began painting after I retired in 2009. So here I am, doing something that I have always wanted to do. Painting and creating art is one of the most rewarding endeavors that I have ever taken on. I use acrylics media exclusively, mainly because I like to paint on clay pavers and crushed marble tiles that can withstand outside conditions. I enjoy using a variety of colors in my paintings as you will see in the gallery. I hope you will enjoy my painting as much as I did while creating them!
I am a member of the Carlsbad Oceanside Art League (COAL) and anywhere from one to three of my painting are on display. View my work anytime --1-3 paintings on display at the COAL Art Gallery, 300 Carlsbad Village Dr., Ste 101. You can also make an appointment to visit my studio! Just leave a comment and I will get back to you!