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Diner en Blanc Vancouver Style

Posted: August 26, 2013 

Diner en Blanc Vancouver Style It's from Paris. It's white. And it's all a big secret until an hour before it happens. Le Dîner en Blanc, a specialty dining extravaganza originally imported from France, is quickly becoming a world-wide phenomenon. But this members only invite celebration is a visually stunning spectacle to behold. Held in Vancouver this past week, this second annual gathering was the most perfect posh picnic in the history of Vancouver. The ...more

Deighton Cup Dresses Up Vancouver at Hasting Race Course

Posted: August 19, 2013 

Deighton Cup Dresses Up Vancouver at Hasting Race Course Champagne, hats, fascinators, cigars and horses. The Deighton Cup, held last weekend at Hastings Park, was truly the best looking event of the summer. Billed as a "good old fashioned day at the races", this three-day event included a Friday night "Big Smoke" cigar lounge and Sunday afternoon "Julep" day. But the big Saturday event - entitled "Thoroughbred" - was a stylish feast for the eyes as Dapper Dans and ...more

Vancouver Bentley Flying Spur Launch Event

Posted: July 8, 2013 

Vancouver Bentley Flying Spur Launch Event It was cocktails, jazz, champagne and music at the Dilawri Group's recent 2014 Bentley Flying Spur launch event. Held at the amazing Shangri-La Hotel, the event included invites for some of Vancouver's best known businessmen and luxury car lovers. The theme was "The Great Gatsby" and came complete with Veuve Cliquot, canapes, cocktails, live music by the Max Zipursky trio and, of course, the star of the show - the ...more

Novus Nights at Vancouver Club for Zajac Ranch

Posted: May 12, 2013 

Novus Nights at Vancouver Club for Zajac Ranch It was the place to see and be seen last week as the Mel Jr & Marty Zajac Foundation of Young Professionals held their first annual fundraiser. Held at the prestigious Vancouver Club, Novus Nights was an evening of glitz and glamour. Each level of the five floor club was magically transformed into a different theme complete with matching food and libations. A chance to network with fellow up-and-comer business ...more

Dal Richards Music Man 95th Birthday

Posted: January 15, 2013 

Dal Richards Music Man 95th Birthday Back in 1918, the world danced to a different beat. World War I was just ending, and radio was just beginning. Music however was in full swing and, as far as one young man was concerned, it was about to change his life forever. Dal Richards, known across Canada as the consummate band leader, turned 95 years young on January 5th. The overall celebration however simply could not be confined ...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

Vancouver Upcoming Gala Events for 2013

Posted: December 27, 2012 

Vancouver Upcoming Gala Events for 2013 Happy New Year everyone! And just as you're finishing putting away the holiday decorations, it's time to take out your date books and pencil in some spectacular events for the upcoming year. There's never a shortage of things to do all across the North Shore and charity events are always on the list. The summer months are bursting with community fun and festivals but you'll want to book off lots ...more

A Look Back at Christmas 2012

Posted: December 20, 2012 

A Look Back at Christmas 2012 It has been an eventful holiday season with events almost every day here on the North Shore. Charity luncheons, gala evenings and lights, lights, lights everywhere you look. Here's hoping you and your family shared in some of these great times and even though Christmas Day is over, there are still lots of activities and events still going on in our neighbourhoods. Don't forget to take in some of the ...more

Penthouse Vancouver Book Launch – Liquor, Lust and The Law

Posted: November 25, 2012 

Penthouse Vancouver Book Launch – Liquor, Lust and The Law The police have tried to shut it down. A fire almost burned it down. And harder economic times have certainly brought the pressure down. But like a prize fighter who refuses to stay down, The Penthouse nightclub has rolled with the punches and survived to tell the tale of what really happens after dark in Vancouver, over the last 65 years. That tale is called "Liquor, Lust and The Law" (Arsenal ...more

Whistler’s Cornucopia 2012 Parties, Wines and Food

Posted: November 13, 2012 

Whistler’s Cornucopia 2012 Parties, Wines and Food For the last 10+ years now I've had the privilege of attending Whistler's annual Cornucopia festival of food and wine. Not for the faint of heart, those who venture beyond Cornucopia's serious side will find a high energy, full throttle weekend affair full of alcohol and after hours activities that go well into the wee hours of the night. So, as expected, this year's organizers stopped at nothing to put ...more

JDRF Rockin’ for Research Gatsby Glamour Gala

Posted: November 12, 2012 

JDRF Rockin’ for Research Gatsby Glamour Gala Flappers and fringes, jazz and joviality. It was time to put your best foot forward this month for the 13th Annual Rockin' for Research, Gatsby Glamour gala night. Benefitting the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation), this perennial event was founded by local rock band Loverboy in an effort to find a cure for Type 1 juvenile diabetes. Today, it is one of Vancouver's premiere charity nights. Also honoured at this ...more

Vancouver International Film Festival Parties 2012

Posted: October 8, 2012 

Vancouver International Film Festival Parties 2012 The 31st Annual Vancouver International Film Festival wraps up this week after 16 days of memorable films, fun and faces. Known for being a festival of substance, the event featured over 380 films from all over the world organized into series like Canadian Images, Dragons & Tigers, International Shorts and Cinema of our Time. Still, no festival is complete without a few red carpet parties and premiere galas. Check out ...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

Lash Fabulous Extensions Opening Party West Vancouver

Posted: August 12, 2012 

Lash Fabulous Extensions Opening Party West Vancouver False eyelashes have recently made a huge comeback in the fashion world. But take heed ladies, because when it comes to "falsies", these are not your grandmother's lashes anymore. Extensive leaps and bounds in the technology means that not only can you leave those tacky latex glues behind - now you can keep them on night and day. Enter Mara and Lisa - two enterprising West Vancouver ladies who realized that ...more

Vancouver’s Opus Hotel Summer Street Party

Posted: August 12, 2012 

Vancouver’s Opus Hotel Summer Street Party   The 10th Annual Opus Bar Street Party kicked things into high gear recently as Vancouver's hipsters, and a few from the North Shore, hit the see-and-be-seen circuit to shake things up in the sun. Venice Beach Heat was the theme as the hotel closed down the streets outside to hold the mega party crowd. Sponsored by Caya, the event included cocktails and live performances. The big ending was a chic ...more

Vancouver Open Tennis Featuring Martina Hingis

Posted: August 3, 2012 

Vancouver Open Tennis Featuring Martina Hingis Wimbledon, London 2012 Summer Olympics, and now Hollyburn! If you're a tennis fan, then the last few weeks have certainly been a feast for the senses. Still nothing beats seeing it live right from home court. Such was the case last week as the 10th Annual Odlum Brown Van Open Tennis tournament took place at West Vancouver's Hollyburn Country Club. An elegant opening night reception was held on the club's ...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

Jennifer Hudson Performs at Vancouver Opera Gala / Big Sisters BC Wine Auction

Posted: May 6, 2012 

Jennifer Hudson Performs at Vancouver Opera Gala / Big Sisters BC Wine Auction Grammy and Academy Award-winning performer Jennifer Hudson delivered a stunning live performance for an audience of invite-only guests last month at the Vancouver Opera's signature gala fundraiser. Entitled "Overture: Aida" the evening included a elegant and delicious dinner event which took place on the stage of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Four Seasons chef Ned Bell ensured all the details went perfectly as guests also bid on amazing live and silent ...more

Terry David Mulligan Comedy Roast for Vancouver Food Bank

Posted: March 26, 2012 

Terry David Mulligan Comedy Roast for Vancouver Food Bank Terry David Mulligan is much more than a media music man. North Shore folks everywhere know him from the 70s and 80s thanks to his many radio and television appearances. Today, he spends most of his time in the Okanagan sipping and sampling BC wines on his Tasting Room Radio show and he also co-hosts a wine show called Hollywood and Vines with fellow actor Jason Priestly. Last week, as ...more

Mulgrave School Spirit Week and Bar Fitness Opens in West Vancouver

Posted: March 11, 2012 

Mulgrave School Spirit Week and Bar Fitness Opens in West Vancouver Hard to believe that in many parts of the world slavery is still an everyday occurrence. Enter West Vancouver Mulgrave students Natasha Virani, Melissa Godin and Hannah Radford who, along with the Mulgrave Student Action Council, decided to do something to raise awareness of this issue as part of their school's "Spirit Week" activities. Together, they held a special benefit concert at the school to raise money for the "Not ...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

Oscars 2012 Gala at Beach House West Vancouver

Posted: February 27, 2012 

Oscars 2012 Gala at Beach House West Vancouver Hollywood wasn't the only place rolling out the red carpet for Sunday night's Oscars event. The good folks at the Beach House in West Vancouver decided to put on the ritz for BC Children's Hospital Foundation at "Oscar a la Mer". This seaside celebration included champagne, theme rooms, fabulous food and lots of glitz and glamour. Guests also got a chance to cheer for their Oscar favourites as they watched ...more

Reality TV Show Films Fashion Show in West Vancouver

Posted: January 9, 2012 

Reality TV Show Films Fashion Show in West Vancouver Jody Claman and her daughter Mia are two of West Vancouver's most notable socialites who are well-known for their culinary catering and chic fashion businesses. Now, it's 25 year-old daughter Mia’s turn to take centre stage as she debuted her MIA “Missing In Action” Claman Couture line at their Glass House boutique store in Ambleside late last year. A reality camera crew was on hand to capture all the action ...more

West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Christmas Part at Capilano Golf and Country Club

Posted: December 23, 2011 

West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce Christmas Part at Capilano Golf and Country Club West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce held its annual Christmas party at Capilano Golf and Country Club this month. It was a fabulous dress-up affair complete with cocktail reception, live music and both silent and live auction items. And even as much as Capilano is known for their fabulous food, this year staff outdid themselves with one of the absolutely best buffets I have ever experienced. Another big highlight was a ...more

Allan Fotheringham Book Launch and Bluebird Arthritis Society Gala in Vancouver

Posted: December 5, 2011 

Allan Fotheringham Book Launch and Bluebird Arthritis Society Gala in Vancouver The holiday gala season would not be complete without The Arthritis Society’s 2011 Bluebird Gala. Sponsored by Scotiabank the gala style cocktail reception raised over $120,000. Entertainment for the night included music groups "LesIsMore" and "Van Django". Comedian Patrick Maliha had everyone giggling as he sported a "Movember to remember" moustache for extra effect. Also last month, Canadian journalism icon Allan Fotheringham held a special private reception for friends and ...more

Grey Cup 99 Weekend Gala and Parties in Vancouver

Posted: November 28, 2011 

Grey Cup 99 Weekend Gala and Parties in Vancouver It was time to show your spirit and your team colours this past weekend as the 99th Grey Cup came to town. Orange and black were the popular choice as hometown fans cheered their own BC Lions all the way to victory in the finals against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. But the big game was just a part of the weekend-long Grey Cup celebration that took place primarily at the ...more

Whistler’s Cornucopia 2011 Featuring Crush Gala, Ric’s Grill Casino Royale and Bearfoot Bistro’s Cirque du Soleil Masquerave Party

Posted: November 15, 2011 

Whistler’s Cornucopia 2011 Featuring Crush Gala, Ric’s Grill Casino Royale and Bearfoot Bistro’s Cirque du Soleil Masquerave Party Whistler's annual 2011 Cornucopia Food and Wine Festival returns with the best year yet. Regular features, like the Crush Grand Gala Tasting Room and Casino Royale at Ric's Grill are back. This year also marks the return of the Bearfoot Bistro's famous Masquerave featuring Cirque du Soleil type performers, live music, free flowing libations and a feast for the senses unlike any other. Proprietor Andre Saint-Jacques moved the $350 per ...more

Vancouver International Film Festival Red Carpet Opening Night Parties

Posted: October 11, 2011 

Vancouver International Film Festival Red Carpet Opening Night Parties The Vancouver International Film Festival is among the top five film festivals in the world. And while it is not known for its' big name Hollywood hype, it is however known for its' international flair and diverse content. Still, parties and red carpet glam do happen and one of the biggest soirees is always held at Cin Cin restaurant on Robson. Owned by West Vancouver restaurateur Jack Evrensel, the evening ...more

Actors Robert Carlyle, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Tapping and More Come Out in Support of Once Upon a Cure Gala

Posted: September 27, 2011 

Actors Robert Carlyle, Ginnifer Goodwin, Amanda Tapping and More Come Out in Support of Once Upon a Cure Gala Hollywood A-Listers Robert Carlyle (The Full Monty, Trainspotting, Hamish Macbeth) and Ginnifer Goodwin (Walk the Line, He's Just Not That Into You) headed up a local star-studded cast last weekend at the Sutton Place Hotel for an elegant and magical gala that touched the heartstrings of all who attended. The "Once Upon a Cure" event (which was based on the newly produced TV series "Once Upon a Time") was ...more

Rogers Chocolate Party, Beachside Forno Winemakers Dinner and Impressions of Bolivia

Posted: August 14, 2011 

Rogers Chocolate Party, Beachside Forno Winemakers Dinner and Impressions of Bolivia West Vancouver's Park Royal Shopping Centre continues to open new doors with the inclusion of yet another tasty spot. Rogers Chocolates, famously known for their pink checkered wrappers, has set up shop in the Village and earlier this month they invited friends and guests to enjoy a opening celebration chocolate party. Rich dark chocolate "shots", chocolate carvings and live music by the Lynn Canyon Band were all part of ...more

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