Newly opened in April 2008, Boudoir (1230 Hamilton Street) is “bringing pretty back” with its first annual fashion show on Thursday November 27th at Opus Hotel in Yaletown. Doors open at 8pm with the fashion show beginning at 8:45pm. I’ll be there! Hope to see you there too.
And, afterwards, be sure to stay for the night event at Opus:
Gastown is having an XMAS SHOPHOP on Thursday November 27th from 5pm to 10pm.
Bundle up and come join us in Gastown for some early Christmas sales from some of Vancouver’s most unique clothing retailers. Follow the map, and walk around to the participating stores to enjoy a complimentary beverage and the best deals of the season.
Looking for something to do? Every Monday morning, we present to you “Modern Mix Monday”, a brief but link-filled one-liner review of our past weekend loaded with suggestions to inspire you for your next!
Just like 49th Parallel Coffee is flooded with tones of baby blue and brown, the color scheme of ARGO Cafe (1363 Railspur Alley) consists of autumn tones of orange and brown. I went to the Granville Island cafe on Sunday afternoon and thought the lofty, industrial look of the venue was a trendy cafe to lounge at. I ordered their organic dark hot chocolate while my friend got an unsweetened matcha latte, both of which had a swirly leaf pattern “drawn” into the foam.
From their website:
Our aim is to provide the people of Vancouver with organic, fair trade coffee, at a great price and in a great location. Our cafes are relaxing, modern environments that help tell the story of the variety of places coffee originates. Our walls are flooded with projected images of our farmers in Kenya, helping to both educate and stimulate while you enjoy your coffee.
By guest-writer Colleen Lau
Do you ever get frustrated when your mascara flakes, clumps or rubs off? Well, behold…! I have found a solution in Kiss Me Mascara, a Japanese product that forms waterproof tubes around your lashes and can be washed off with only warm water while the coming out as hollow tubes into your sink.
I went to the Kiss Me Mascara website and found out about their sampling program. I emailed them with questions and I was promptly responded to within 2 hours. You can buy a sample for $3.99 and get a 10% discount off the $30 full size purchase. When I first received my sample, I was so excited! It was quite tiny…about a week’s worth of use. Of course, the full sized versions are much bigger and they come in colors including black, dark brown, medium brown, dark blue, dark purple and dark green.
This product is also being used in Hollywood. Quoting Rachel Mcadams, “I prefer Kiss Me mascara…It doesn’t smudge and you can take it off with water”. This product has also been featured in magazines including InStyle, Allure, Vogue and LouLou.
While wearing the mascara, my lashes felt smooth and plastic-like. The selling point is how the tubes actually go around your lashes, 360 degrees, even when I only applied the mascara to the underside of my top lashes. I loved how they looked natural and how they weren’t clumped. Overall, I have only heard positive things about Kiss Me Mascara. For me personally, this mascara worked well because I hate using makeup removers which often irritates my eyes.
So take your pick and try something new! If you’re too impatient to wait two weeks for your samples to arrive, buy a full sized tube of Kiss Me Mascara from Blue Ruby for $30.