CharityEvents & Lifestyle

BCSPCA – Animalia 2009 (November 4, 2009)

“Dress to the Nines. Lives depends on it.” Clever slogan, eh?…for the BCSPCA Animalia event on November 4, 2009. Animalia is the BCSPCA’s (Vancouver and Burnaby Branches) preeminent fundraising event, in support of the shelter’s ongoing fight to end animal cruelty. This year, a reception-style cocktail party (including cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and a silent auction) will be hosted at the OPUS Hotel (322 Davie Street) in Yaletown. Vegan appetizers will be served, look forward to:
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• Grilled Asparagus with a lemongrass, ginger & tea vinaigrette
• Empanada, with corn, pablano chili & tofu ricotta
• Grilled Mochi, veganrella cheese
• Baked Green Baby Zucchini ‘cannelloni’ stuffed with mushroom duxelle
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Doors open at 6:30pm. Tickets can be bought for $50 on the BCSPCA Events Website.

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Events & LifestyleFood & Drink

SOCIETY Dining Lounge – opens October 29, 2009

The Glowbal Group’s newest initiative, SOCIETY Dining Lounge (1257 Hamilton Street), opens next Thursday, October 29th. With its slogan “Opposites Attracts”, this restaurant promises a contrast between glamour and comfort, with cuisine that embodies the union of opposites. For example, childhood staples are given a modern twist with “refined, inventive ingredients”. Look out for their Tomato Soup with Mini Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Shake n’ Bake Chicken.

Décor boldly contrasts glamour with comfort. Its 40-seat street-side patio with eggplant-hued leather banquettes and wicker chairs lend a feel of Sunset Strip to the loading-dock sidewalks of Hamilton Street. Inside is where SOCIETY comes together. Overhead, two oversized electric pink, handcrafted Mod-Murano chandeliers set the tone. Below, snug banquettes of deep purple and pearly leather, and tufted black-leather bar stools with striking gold legs set apart the more casual brasserie chairs. Upstairs in the lounge, up-lit bronze acrylic panels line the back wall and combine with an eclectic mix of lounge seating options. Bronze toned wooden screens of geometric interlocking circles surround the double height space, separating the lounge from the dining area below, creating allure and a sense of mystery.

For a video sneak preview of SOCIETY, click here.

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Events & LifestyleFood & Drink

Candlelight Conservation Dinner (October 28, 2009)


Tourism Vancouver, BC Hydro, and over 30 Vancouver restaurants have joined together to put on the “Candlelight Conservation Dinner” on October 28, 2009 by “dimming the lights and dialing up the ambiance” to raise awareness about the conservation of energy. Restaurants will be providing special Candlelight Conservation Dinner offers to members of BC Hydro’s “Team Power Smart“, including 2 for 1 entrées, $5 gift certificates, and complimentary appetizers/desserts. Participating restaurants include Las Margaritas, Nyala African Cuisine, Sanafir, Section (3), So.Cial Le Magasin, Stonegrill, and The Refinery.

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Events & LifestyleSales & Discounts

Circle Craft Christmas Market – $2-off admission

Here is the $2.00 OFF admission coupon for this year’s Circle Craft Christmas Market held November 11 – 15, 2009 under the sails at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Please print out this coupon and bring with you to the door for your ticket purchase. This offer is valid for one $2.00 discount per ticket.

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Events & LifestyleFashion & Retail

Changes Clothing & Jewelry Bar – 12th annual birthday fashion show (September 24)

I went to Changes Clothing and Jewelry Bar (4454 West 10th Avenue) last week to consign some of my clothing items that don’t quite suit me anymore, but would be great for someone else – an Abercrombie hoodie I never got around to wearing, ballet flats that were a bit too tight, etc.

“As fall approaches so does the urge to add to your wardrobe, and you may start wondering how you’re going to afford to purchase all of the fabulous pieces that beckon you to buy them; Changes has your solution. With beautiful brand name garments at affordable prices you will find you no longer have to curb your urge.”

This is probably the 7th year I have been a regular client of Changes Clothing – whether it’s to shop for myself, to consign my clothes, or to browse through their fabulous selection of jewelry. If you need another reason to visit the girly boutique, Changes Clothing is having their annual birthday fashion show on Thursday September 24, 2009 from 6:30pm to 10pm. For $10 (with 100% of ticket sales being donated to Big Sisters of Greater Vancouver) the evening will feature models styled by their in house stylist, refreshments, and discounts! To purchase a ticket please call 604-222-1505.
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For the MMV review of this event last year, click here.

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Events & LifestyleFashion & Retail

It’s a Girl’s Life!- presented by VCC and the Bay (Wed. September 23, 2009)

VCC’s fashion merchandising students and The Bay present “It’s a Girl’s Life” on Wednesday September 23, 2009 – an event full of fun, fashion, food, and more! The evening’s entertainment includes: music by Joe Swick from Touch Promotions (I went to university with him!), makeovers, Nailpolitan Nair Bar express manis, tarot card readings, beverages and treats, door prizes and more!
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Brands involved in the fashion show include: Kensie, Kersh, Lady Dutch, Bench, Vera Moda, Esprit, Soaked in Luxury, 55DSL, BCBGeneration and more for women. For men: Polo, DKNY Denim, Zegna Z, Ben Sherman, Full Circle and Firetrap. For one night only, all event attendees receive 25% off Kensie, Kersh, Lady Dutch, Bench, Vera Moda, Esprit, Soaked in Luxury, 55DSL and BCBGeneration.
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Admission is free and swag bags are available for the first 100 to arrive. RSVP to neesha.hothi@hbc.com. For more information, see below:


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For the afterparty, stop by Century House (432 Richards Street) for hors d’oeuvres and appetizers. Doors open at 9pm.

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