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Deighton Cup 2014 at Hastings Park Vancouver

Posted: July 27, 2014 

Deighton Cup 2014 at Hastings Park Vancouver It has to be one of the most colourful and fashionable events in Vancouver. Add in the bow ties, fanciful hats, champagne VIP lounge, luxury cars and horse racing and it's easy to see why it's also one of the hottest parties of the summer. The Deighton Cup, produced by the good folks at The Social Concierge, was held last weekend at Hastings Park. Local celebs and socialites were easy ...more

Vancouver BMW Store i8 Electric Car Launch Party

Posted: June 24, 2014 

Vancouver BMW Store i8 Electric Car Launch Party It's an electric car star already, and it just hit the road. So what better way to welcome a celebrity vehicle than with an all-out, over the top, glamorous garage party. The BMW Store in Vancouver pulled out all the stops to turn their vehicle warehouse into a nightclub/ultra-lounge to welcome the new BMW i8 onto the scene. Guests were treated to food and libations as well as fun and ...more

River Rock Resort Celebrates 10 Years in Vancouver

Posted: June 23, 2014 

River Rock Resort Celebrates 10 Years in Vancouver It's a month long party out in Richmond as the River Rock Casino Resort holds their Diamond Celebration and 10 year anniversary party. A special VIP evening was held last week as dignitaries, politicians and invited guests were treated to a glamorous evening at the conference centre. The birthday theme included gourmet food and extra special party items like hot dogs, cotton candy and a full ice cream sundae station. ...more

Duelling Arts Swords and Rapier Gala Event

Posted: April 2, 2014 

Duelling Arts Swords and Rapier Gala Event En Guarde! It was a night of cultural cocktailing at the Vancouver Club last week as the sounds of swords clanged and clashed in a night of competitive duelling. Vancouver based party planners The Social Concierge put together "The Duelling Arts" event - a series of Victorian era championship duels in a legitimate rapier tournament that delighted invited guests and revellers. Challengers were dressed in full formal wear for each ...more

Dawn Wells, Roberto Alomar and Fred McGriff in Vancouver

Posted: January 28, 2014 

Dawn Wells, Roberto Alomar and Fred McGriff in Vancouver Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale . . . Gilligan's Island actress Dawn Wells was just one of the main draws this past weekend as the Vancouver International Boat Show set up shop at both BC Place and Granville Island. Known for its luxury yachts and famous faces, the four-day event attracted hundreds of water loving enthusiasts and outdoor fans. Also, last week marked the 4th Annual ...more

Boat Show at the Creek Also Celebrates Marina 50th Anniversary

Posted: September 23, 2013 

Boat Show at the Creek Also Celebrates Marina 50th Anniversary There was lots to celebrate this year at North Vancouver's Mosquito Creek Marina as the 7th Annual Boat Show at the Creek sailed into town. Held in conjunction with the marina's 50th anniversary, and owned and operated by the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumix (Squamish Nation), boat lovers got a chance to see how the millionaires live life on the water. An exciting opening night reception party aboard the stylish Celebration of Water ...more

Luxury Supercars in Vancouver

Posted: September 9, 2013 

Luxury Supercars in Vancouver It was called Luxury Supercar Weekend, but it has actually been a week long event consisting of parties, launches, dinners and more. Aston Martin, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ferrari and Rolls Royce were all part of the mix as the supercars rolled into town to show off their wheels. And car lovers everywhere were in heaven as they got a chance to choose and schmooze at events all over town. The week ...more

Vancouver’s Best Gala and Charity Events Part Two

Posted: January 6, 2013 

Vancouver’s Best Gala and Charity Events Part Two Get out your date books because it's time for Part 2 of my look ahead to 2013 and all the best Vancouver gala events and charity fundraisers. So as you get ready to pencil in your glam plan remember the following: 1 - Every little bit helps when it comes to charity giving. 2 - Even if you can't give money, you can give your time as all organizations need ...more

All That Glitters Gala with 54-40, Canoe Diamond and Penthouse History

Posted: December 3, 2012 

All That Glitters Gala with 54-40, Canoe Diamond and Penthouse History Sometimes it's hard to decide if we're still in the gala season (end of November) or the start of holiday season (beginning of December). Either way, it really doesn't matter because with Christmas just around the corner, there's still so many events to talk about. And whether you're raising money for your cause or remembering to donate for the season, please remember to give generously. Let's take a look back ...more

Mosquito Creek Boat Show in North Vancouver

Posted: September 24, 2012 

Mosquito Creek Boat Show in North Vancouver Is this North Vancouver or Monte Carlo? It was hard to tell the difference as the sun beamed down on 2,000+ feet of luxury sailboats and power yachts at the opening night of The 6th Annual Boat Show at the Creek. "The end of the summer is a perfect time for a new boat", proclaimed Mosquito Creek GM Donny Mekilok as he welcomed guests and VIPs to the opening night ...more

Richard Branson in Vancouver and Real Housewives at Dining for Dreams Gala

Posted: May 27, 2012 

Richard Branson in Vancouver and Real Housewives at Dining for Dreams Gala It was a British invasion of sorts last week as Sir Richard Branson was back in Vancouver for the launch of Virgin Atlantic. Branson became one of the city's most overexposed as he arrived in style on the jet early morning to greet Premier Christy Clark. Then it was lunch with the Board of Trade followed by a charity photo op with Glee star Cory Monteith. A private VIP evening ...more

Leone Celebrates 25 Years at United Way Charity Spring Fashion Show

Posted: March 5, 2012 

Leone Celebrates 25 Years at United Way Charity Spring Fashion Show It was a double celebration last week as some of the city's most generous folks got together to raise money for a great cause. First up, it was the United Way's Women United in Philanthropy annual spring fashion show and fundraiser at Leone's boutique in Sinclair Centre. The night was also special however because guests got a chance to toast West Vancouver's Leone family for celebrating the 25th anniversary of ...more

Vancouver’s Biggest Upcoming Events for the Year 2012

Posted: January 3, 2012 

Vancouver’s Biggest Upcoming Events for the Year 2012 Get out your datebooks and calendars, it's time to plan your social schedule for the New Year. And while 2011 proved to be extra exciting, with red carpet galas and glamorous restaurant / wine events everywhere, here are a a few suggestions to pencil in for what promises to be a fabulous 2012. See you there! 01 - Who could forget our own BC Lions bringing home the Grey Cup last ...more

BC’s First Victoria’s Secret Store, Glenlivet 70 Year Old Scotch and Omega Watch All New Luxury Items at Vancouver’s International Airport

Posted: November 18, 2011 

BC’s First Victoria’s Secret Store, Glenlivet 70 Year Old Scotch and Omega Watch All New Luxury Items at Vancouver’s International Airport It's official, Vancouver's International Airport (YVR) is about to open British Columbia's first ever Victoria's Secret Boutique. It's one of many new items being introduced to Vancouver's award-winning airport in an attempt to attract high flyers and members of the jet set crowd. A rare Omega Ladymatic watch ($25,000) and an even rarer 70 Year Old Glenlivet scotch ($27,888), one of only 100 in the world, are also both featured ...more

Vancouver Luxury Supercar Weekend and Borden Ladner Gervais 100 Year Celebration

Posted: September 12, 2011 

Vancouver Luxury Supercar Weekend and Borden Ladner Gervais 100 Year Celebration It was a legal who's who last week as the good folks at Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, one of Canada's largest law firms, celebrated their 100 year anniversary. Cocktails and conversation were only the start as guests enjoyed five-star service at the Vancouver Convention Centre complete with entertainment by North Shore singing ensemble Aliqua and a live tugboat water ballet by Washington Marine group. Dignitaries and guests were also ...more

Barney Bentall and Jully Black Headline Spectacular Gala of the Year at La Stella / Le Vieux Pin Winery in Osoyoos

Posted: August 22, 2011 

Barney Bentall and Jully Black Headline Spectacular Gala of the Year at La Stella / Le Vieux Pin Winery in Osoyoos Singers Barney Bentall and Jully Black helped headline a spectacular gala wine weekend in and around Osoyoos last weekend. The rich and famous from all across the North Shore headed to the Okanagan to help celebrate at Sean and Saeedeh Salem's Enotecca wineries La Stella and Le Vieux Pin. A casual Friday night reception at La Stella, featuring a private concert by Bentall, was followed up by a uber ...more

Rolls-Royce Vancouver Spirit of Ecstasy Centenary Gala Celebration in Vancouver

Posted: July 17, 2011 

Rolls-Royce Vancouver Spirit of Ecstasy Centenary Gala Celebration in Vancouver Can you name the sexy figure with wings who only rolls with celebrities, royalty or the very very wealthy? If you said Rolls-Royce's "The Spirit of Ecstasy", then you'd be right. The silver hood ornament, created by sculptor Charles Sykes, has adorned every Rolls-Royce since February 1911 and this year, the company is celebrating her 100 year anniversary with some very swanky city to city parties. West Vancouver's elite ...more

Barenaked Ladies and Celebs at Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet Fundraiser

Posted: June 20, 2011 

Barenaked Ladies and Celebs at Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet Fundraiser What happens when you put high fashion, luxury sports cars and celebrities together in one room? The answer is the 6th annual Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet Charity Gala. Supporting pancreatic cancer research at Vancouver General Hospital (VGH), this night featured both silent and live auction items, food and beverage stations (provided by some of Vancouver's best known restaurants) and a live performance by Canada's own Barenaked Ladies who rocked ...more

Bard on the Beach, Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, Vancouver Auto Show and More

Posted: April 14, 2011 

Bard on the Beach, Vancouver Playhouse International Wine Festival, Vancouver Auto Show and More A wrap-up of spring events this week means a look back at several great nights and a few famous North Shore faces. First, the Vancouver Auto Show had its most successful year ever and kicked off their week long event with a first-of-its kind introductory evening gala. Hanging in the VIP room here was a lot of fun and so was the stroll through super car lane which featured cars ...more

BMW X1 Car Launch and Spring Fashion Show at West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Country Club

Posted: April 11, 2011 

BMW X1 Car Launch and Spring Fashion Show at West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Country Club Cool cars and funky fashions seem to go hand in hand, especially last week when two great local events ensured a stylish look for all. First up, North Shore BMW, at the North Shore Auto Mall, introduced the newest members of their X Series line at a elegant dealership reception. The sparkling white BMW X1 SUV/crossover was the star of the show as guests got a chance to see it ...more

International Women’s Day, Vancouver Symphony, Ron Holland Yachts and more

Posted: March 14, 2011 

International Women’s Day, Vancouver Symphony, Ron Holland Yachts and more International Women's Day made headlines this week all around the world as the global community stood up to celebrate the achievements of lovely ladies everywhere. Here in this city, Women United in Philanthropy (benefitting the United Way and Success by Six) managed to raise about $40,000 for their programs by holding an elegant fashion show luncheon event in honour of the occasion at Leones in Vancouver. Also this week, West ...more

Crystal Ball and Lugaro Jewellery Opening

Posted: December 7, 2009 

Crystal Ball and Lugaro Jewellery Opening The champagne was flowing this month for more than just the holidays. First up it was the BC Children's Hospital Foundation's 23rd annual Crystal Ball. The gala evening, which was held at the Four Seasons Hotel, was a true black tie affair complete with martini reception, gala dinner, auction items and the popular Cartier raffle draw. Next, it was time to pop the corks on the Veuve Cliquot as local ...more

Vancouver Supercar Weekend / Kiss and Makeup Party

Posted: September 6, 2009 

Vancouver Supercar Weekend / Kiss and Makeup Party Lamborghinis and lipstick helped round out August as two great events helped us remember all the luxurious little things in life. First up, party promoter Craig Stowe and friends were making heads turn in the street with a preview of their Luxury Supercar weekend.Come on out on Sep 12 and 13 to the Edgewater Casino to see a Palm Springs like show of "suber" cars like Ferrari, Roll Royce, Lamborghini, Porsche, Jaguar and ...more

Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet 2009

Posted: May 18, 2009 

Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet 2009   It was time for cocktails, cars and catwalks at the 4th Annual Brian Jessel BMW Cabriolet Charity Fashion Gala. Benefitting BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre Foundation and the VGH & UBC Hospital for prostate research, the evening featured fashions by Hugo Boss and Harry Rosen as well as a fabulous martini / wine bar, four-star food by some of Vancouver’s top restaurants and more beautiful accessories than you can ...more

London Air Services and CBC’s Rick Mercer

Posted: April 9, 2009 

London Air Services and CBC’s Rick Mercer Two high profile events helped round out the last week as some high flyers and some high achievers put on the ritz to celebrate. First up, London Air Services, celebrated their 10th Anniversary with the opening of their new avation centre in YVR’s south terminal and the christening of their newest bird - an impressive Challenger 605 that is first class luxury all the way. Next, the stars were out ...more

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