Fashion & Retail

MONTECRISTO Monday – Skoah Skincare Training

Blogger-cum-MONTECRISTO magazine assistant editor, Craig David Long, has become somewhat of a local expert on the way Vancouverites identify themselves through fashion and style. In a world that places high value on surface appearances, he believes that, like our clothing, our skin, albeit reluctantly, also often stands in to say something about who we are and how we feel. For the upcoming spring issue of MONTECRISTO, Long sits down with Chris and Andrea Scott of Skoah to see how they address their clients’ innermost, or shall we say outermost, inhibitions.

In the lounge of their Yaletown spa, Andrea chimes in, “What prompted us to start Skoah, was how uncomfortable we both felt at spas that didn’t ask us questions about our skin, or explain what products they were using, and why, before they lathered us up.”

MONTECRISTO magazine is a regional lifestyle quarterly created for the discerning, cultured Vancouverite, and is designed with the highest standard of quality in mind. The spring issue of MONTECRISTO is available today at Chapters/Indigo stores across Greater Vancouver. www.montecristomagazine.com

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Food & Drink

MONTECRISTO Monday – Jay Jones on Bartending

For their second issue, MONTECRISTO Magazine is very excited to have Jay Jones join its team of contributors. Though Jones is the mixologist and head bartender at the Loden Hotel’s Voya Restaurant, it’s the latter title he prefers. Throughout his career at the bars of some of Vancouver’s most prestigious restaurants, he has been dubbed a variety of names, each one seemingly an attempt to elevate the public perception and appreciation of the lowly barkeep. To him, it seems that “bartender” has become a dirty word, so in the spring issue of MONTECRISTO, Jones makes a humble appeal for its resurrection.

You could see the [hospitality] industry percolating, as new ambitious kitchens began to pop up. We started to embrace fresh, regional ingredients and to pay attention to seasonality. The ambition and creativity was inspiring as chefs became celebrities. The world began to notice. Bartenders began to notice.

MONTECRISTO magazine is a regional lifestyle quarterly created for the discerning, cultured Vancouverite, and is designed with the highest standard of quality in mind. The upcoming spring issue of MONTECRISTO will be available at Chapters/Indigo stores across Greater Vancouver, as of April 20th. www.montecristomagazine.com

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Events & LifestyleFashion & Retail

BCAMA – Pattern of Trends (Tuesday March 24)

This is the most fashion-relevant BC American Marketing Association (BCAMA) event that I have come across. It’s early though – 7:30am at Four Seasons Hotel (791 West Georgia Street) with speakers from Bootlegger, Aritzia and Westcomb. The MC is blogger Craig Long of The Commodified (who is now the assistant editor of MONTECRISTO Magazine). On site registration price is $52.50 for non-BCAMA members, $40 for members and $25 for students. I’ll be there if I can get up early enough….. Click here for details.

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