Naturally, there were tons of flowers. At its annual summer gala fundraiser last Friday evening (June 16), the Vancouver Art Gallery had yet to hang most of the 38 paintings for its upcoming exhibition, Claude Monet’s Secret Garden. However, it didn’t seem to matter too much, with so many grand floral displays and well-dressed attendees to beguile the eye.
In the Strait of Georgia, roughly 40 kilometres southwest of Vancouver, slender Valdes Island feels like it’s a world away from the mainland. There is no power, water or ferry service. There are a few roads, but they’re dirt and mostly frequented by logging trucks. To get there, you either hop into your own boat or drive three-hours to reach it via a ferry to nearby Galiano Island. Needless to say, it’s not the easiest place to build a dream summer retreat.
Foraging for food, starting fires from scratch, oh, and hot tubbing in front of a waterfallTo celebrate a store opening there’s typically champagne and canapés, and Filson did just that last week when it revealed its first Canadian store opening in Vancouver’s Gastown neighbourhood. But the American heritage brand’s goods are made to endure the outdoors, and so the next morning, a group of writers and photographers were whisked off into the wild of British Columbia for a 24-hour adventure.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".