Spend on Trend was one of the first events I ever wrote about on Modern Mix Vancouver, and it was the friendly guidance and support from Nicole Stewart (the PR representative behind this event) which taught me a lot more about the local fashion and media industry.
Now, Spend on Trend is back again and Modern Mix Vancouver readers can get first dibs on this trendy exhibition event, featuring Canadian designers and their arts, crafts, clothing, jewelry, accessories and more! From August 21-23, shoppers can head down to the Scotia Bank Dance Centre (677 Davie Street) to, quite literally, “spend on trend”. Tickets to this event are regularly $5 at the door, but one lucky MMV reader will have a chance to get postal-mailed a pair of tickets, directly to their door.
All you have to do is email email@example.com and tell me what your favorite reason for shopping local is! Submissions will be drawn at random and the winner will be notified in the first week of August!!
For MMV’s media coverage of Spend on Trend 2008, click here.
…interview with the brains behind the operation, NESTEA’s Wallace Leung, answering our questions on this jam-packed fiesta.
By Alicia Woodside, MMV Fitness Writer
Do you like live music, on-the-house virgin caipirinhas, lessons with Olympic athletes, beach volleyball, meet-and-greets with popular bands, half-pipe shows, live music, sun, snow, or beautiful Whistler, B.C.? Oh ya- and what about, when it’s all free?
There is not a single person who would have difficulty finding something to enjoy at the West-Coast edition of NESTEA Chill on the Hill this Saturday. The event, happening from 10am-4pm on the peak of Whistler Blackcomb, is sure to provide something for everyone: for the active enthusiasts, beach volleyball games, free snowboard tricks workshops led by Olympic snowboarders, and the chance to join or watch a snowboard competition will entice you to the peak. For those who prefer being pampered, NESTEA will have a tea & WIFI lounge serving non-stop mocktails, as well as beach chairs for relaxation. Meanwhile, everyone can delight in House dj’s as well as a free concert, featuring The Stills and Protest the Hero, and a meet-and-greet with both the bands and the athletes. The event is open to public of all ages, and because of the enormous complexity in delivering a snow and beach party, it will only be hitting the West Coast for one jam-packed fiesta.
What’s the Order of Events?
Beach volleyball: 10am-4pm
SnowPark & Skills workshops: 10am-4pm
InteractiviTEA lounge (WIFI-enabled, with NESTEA mocktails): 10am-4pm
Olympic athletes meet and greet: 11-11:30am, Tent
Protest the Hero live: 12-12:45pm, mainstage
Protest the Hero meet and greet: 1-1:30pm
Tricks competition- ski and snowboard: 1:30-2:30pm, SnowPark
The Stills meet and greet: 2-2:30pm
The Stills live: 3-4pm, mainstage
DJ, with house music: throughout event.
Which athletes will be involved?
Canadian Olympian Justin Lamoureux (Halfpipe), and American Olympian Seth Wescott (Snowboard Cross)
How do participants get to the peak?
It’s about a twenty-minute ride up the mountain [on the new Peak-to-Peak gondola]” (*See NESTEA’s Chill on the Hill Facebook page for a $5-off gondola ticket coupon).
What should MMV readers wear?
According to NESTEA’s Wallace Leung:
Definitely, first and foremost, if you are skiing and snowboarding, you will have to wear a helmet, but whether t-shirt or snow pants, that’s completely up to you… If you’re a superstar [and don’t wear snow gear]… I’m thinking of myself, I might fall down and get wet! But it’s up to you! Keep in mind that sometimes you may be hitting the snow side, and sometimes the sand side!
What kinds of food will be available?
Vendors at the peak, and participants are also welcome to bring their own picnic.
For latest event updates, check out Chill on the Hill’s Facebook Page
Sephora is opening on July 10, 2009 at Pacific Centre. Founded in France in 1969, Sephora features over 200 classic and emerging brands across a broad range of beauty products – from skincare and fragrance, to haircare and cosmetics. Click on the below coupon to print out and redeem for a FREE Sephora umbrella. I have a feeling we’re going to be seeing a lot of these in Vancouver in the next while.
**Thanks to Five Corners for this coupon.
Now that I’m working in Yaletown, I am more than eager to write about the upcoming events happening in this trendy district! On Friday July 17th, the Yaletown Summer Shopathon is happening from 3pm until 9pm. Grab a few friends and come down to Yaletown for drinks, cocktails, prizes, sales and discounts. RSVP early and receive a coveted I Love Yaletown Swag Bag loaded with product samples and coupons. Click here to RSVP and print off the coupon. Check in at the Yaletown Summer Shopathon booth in front of EQ3 (1039 Hamilton Street) for your detailed discount list, to redeem your free I Love Yaletown Swag Bag and to enter the prize draws.
40+ stores will be participating in this event, including Fine Finds, EQ3, Boudoir, Marimekko, Mavi Jeans, Global Atomic, The Cross, BeautyMark, Blo, Gateau Lingerie, Skoah, Atomic Model, SKU Clothing and Lola Home & Apparel.