Events & Lifestyle

Caprice Nightclub >> Winter Wonderland (Thurs. December 18)

I can’t believe I got postal mailed VIP invitations to Caprice’s Winter Wonderland clubbing event this coming Thursday, December 18th. I guess this didn’t really come as a surprise because they called me a few days ago asking for my mailing address. But how they got my phone number is another mystery. I don’t know if I’m going to go yet, but it’s definitely an option for this Thursday since I have three postcard invitations for me and a guest! What music should you be expecting? “DJ DARYLO spinning the best of top 40, and Hip Hop.” Anyway, just because they took the time, effort and postage to do that for me, I feel like I should reward their targeted marketing and put up their event flyer on Modern Mix Vancouver.

Fashion & Retail

Plen+y Sale >> Monk & Lou skirt

I stopped by the Plen+y flagship store on the corner of West Broadway and Mcdonald yesterday evening and was pleased to discover an ample amount of clothing on sale. Paper signs around the store announced 20% to 40% off selected stock. I ended up trying a couple of items but what I ended up purchasing was a high waisted, dark grey Monk & Lou grey dress-skirt with a subtle baby blue checkered pattern and pockets. It wasn’t exactly cheap or a good deal, and taxes added almost another $10 to my purchase. But it was already on sale, made in Canada, and 80% wool. If you’ve been reading my articles on all the autumn/winter fashion shows MMV has been attending, grey has been a prominent presence on the runway this season. That being said, grey matches with (almost) everything and is a whole lot trendier than black. I wouldn’t be surprised if Plen+y is advertising half-price clothing with an end-of-season sale in the coming weeks – but in my “shopping career”, I have developed the mentality that if it fits – buy it.

Food & Drink

Modern Mix Monday – The Blarney Stone

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!

Despite being the the midst of exam season, I still managed to go out and celebrate a friend’s birthday at The Blarney Stone on Saturday night. The Blarney Stone is more “grungy bar” than modern Gastown joint. However, I was quite impressed by the size of the venue! Two floors with a pool table and a moderately large dancefloor on the bottom floor. On the second floor, picnic-style benches fit about six to a table – perfect for having a drink or looking out of the castle-like window openings to the floor below. However, despite spending my previous New Years Eve Celiah (“cay-lee”) dancing in Scotland, the live Celtic music at the Blarney Stone is not my preferred genre of music. Then again, with 2 for 1 shooters for $6.50, you could just drink a lot and drown out the music.

Fashion & RetailSales & Discounts

Blubird – Fall Clothing Sale (20% to 50% off)

I wonder if Blubird Boutique (1055 Alberni Street @ Burrard) will have the hoodie I’ve had my eye on since their grand opening in August. Shop now for 20% to 50% off all fall clothing at Blubird! Brands include Juicy Couture, Vince, Marc by Marc Jacobs, J Brand, Dolce Vita, Earnest Sewn, True Religion, Victoria Couture Hello Kitty and more!

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New Years with the Glowbal Group

If you’re looking for a fine dining experience to ring in the new year, take your pick of Glowbal, Sanafir, Coast, Italian Kitchen or Trattoria.


MMV wins “BEST NEW BLOG (2008)” Award

Of 16 nominated websites in the “Best New Blog (2008)”, MMV placed first with 31% of the votes.