Vancouver Fashion Week Spring Summer 2018

Monday, September 18th, 2017 — 11:16am PDT
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Vancouver Fashion Week is upon us, and while the leaves are changing and pumpkin spice is everywhere for fall, we’re looking ahead to the hottest new trends and styles for spring and summer. Runway shows start on Monday, September 18th and run through Sunday, September 24th with over 80 designers — 39 of them Canadian — being showcased.

Vancouver Fashion Week

Where: Runway shows at The Chinese Cultural Centre (50 E Pender St)
When: Monday, September 18, 2017 to Sunday, September 24, 2017
Monday Doors Open: 6:30pm, Last Show: 8:50pm
Tuesday – Sunday: Doors Open: 4:30pm, Last Show: 8:45pm
Tickets: Available online now

For 30 seasons, Vancouver Fashion Week has brought together buyers, media, celebrities, industry professionals and innovative designers from around the world to celebrate creativity and fashion.

The lineup of designers this year includes newcomers and established names, from a Chilean designer with 30 years of experience to an 18 year old designer from Australia. Streetwear, jewelry, women’s wear, Norwegian design, Indigenous design from Taiwan, wearable art and creations from students of local Vancouver colleges.

A full night-by-night schedule with list of designers is available here »

The opening gala after party is Monday night followed by after parties on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Follow Vancouver Fashion Week on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter for more information.

Metropolis at Metrotown Job Fair

Friday, September 15th, 2017 — 1:12pm PDT
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Work where you love to shop! Visit the Metropolis at Metrotown Job Fair on Saturday, September 23, 2017 to find a job that matches you, and your outfit. It’s the biggest retail fair yet, with more than 50 retailers looking to fill hundreds of positions available for the upcoming holiday season.

Metropolis at Metrotown Job Fair

Where: Metropolis at Metrotown’s Atrium and Grand Courts
When: Saturday, September 23, 2017 from 10:00am to 6:00pm

I actually managed a store at Metropolis at Metrotown almost 20 years ago and it was such a valuable experience. The customer service, leadership, and business management skills I learned there have carried through to my career today!

Metropolis at Metrotown Job Fair

At the Metropolis at Metrotown Job Fair, some retailers will hold interviews on the spot so candidates should dress appropriately for a job interview and be prepared for discussion with hiring managers. Candidates are encouraged to bring several résumés and make a list ahead of time of the retailers they are interested in visiting.

The Job Fair is open to job seekers looking for part-time, full-time, entry-level, or managerial positions.

Participating Retailers (subject to change)

Aldo/Call It Spring
American Eagle Outfitters
Banana Republic
Blue Ruby
Club Monaco
Coast Capital Savings
Ever New Melbourne
Freedom Mobile
Godiva Chocolatiers
Hot Topic
Hudson’s Bay
Icing & Claire’s
L’Occitane en Provence
Lucky Brand
Michael Hill
Michael Kors
Nine West
Old Navy
Paladin Security
Peoples Jewellers
Rogers/Fido Call Centre
Silkway Travel and Cruise
Starbucks (Skytrain)
Sunglass Hut (both locations)
T&T Supermarket
The Body Shop
The Source
Things Engraved
Tommy Hilfiger
Town Shoes
Toys R Us

View the full list of retailers, including the available positions, here »

Metropolis at Metrotown Job Fair

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EAT! Vancouver: Win Tickets to EAT! Harvest

Friday, September 15th, 2017 — 12:26pm PDT
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The 15th annual EAT! Vancouver Food + Cooking Festival is one of Canada’s most anticipated premium world-class culinary festival in support of Project CHEF. This year’s event features collaborations from award-winning chefs across Canada and the USA. It’s a culinary experience like no other, happening around Vancouver November 6 to 11, 2017.

EAT! Vancouver Signature Events

EAT! Expert Classes
November 6 to 9 at 7:00pm at various locations
An educational opportunity to dig deeper and specialize with experts in a particular food topic. Of course, there will be plenty of delicious bites to enjoy. Book tickets »

EAT! Dinner Series
November 8 to 9 at various times and locations
Each dinner is guaranteed to be a one-of-a-kind culinary collaboration between a BC chef and a visiting chef from outside of the province. You won’t find this menu anywhere else so don’t miss it. Book tickets »

EAT! Harvest
Friday, November 10, 2017 7:00pm at Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront
If you want a taste of everything, EAT! Harvest is the place to be. Sample delicious canapes created by 18 of Canada’s acclaimed chefs paired with premium California wines and decadent desserts. Book tickets »

NEW: EAT! Pastry
Saturday, November 11, 2017 2:00pm at Pinnacle Hotel Vancouver Harbourfront
Calling all dessert lovers! Satisfy your sweet tooth and indulge in signature desserts created by 16 of Canada’s best pastry chefs and chocolatiers, all under one rooftop. Book tickets »

Win Tickets to EAT! Harvest

I have a pair of tickets to give away to one of Canada’s top culinary events, EAT! Harvest. This signature evening collects 18 of Canada’s most acclaimed chefs showcasing new and exciting creations for each guest. This exclusive event will celebrate Fall flavours accompanied by premium California wines and decadent desserts. Proceeds from this event support Project Chef.

Here’s how you can enter to win:

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Follow EAT Vancouver on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram for more information.

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Friday, September 22, 2017. Must be 19+. Please enjoy responsibly. The winner will receive tickets to EAT! Harvest on November 10, 2017.

Grape Stomp at Township 7 in Langley

Thursday, September 14th, 2017 — 2:00pm PDT
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Get ready to kick off your shoes, roll up your pants and crush some grapes! The annual Grape Stomp at Township 7 in Langley is now open for team registration, and it usually sells out so be sure to act fast!

Grape Stomp at Township 7 in Langley

Grape Stomp at Township 7 in Langley

Where: Township 7 Vineyards & Winery (21152 16th Avenue, Langley)
When: Sunday, October 29, 2017 12:0pm to 4:00pm
Register: Entry fee is $30 (plus tax per person) and it includes a glass of wine

Your team will need a skilled stomper to stand in the barrel and squish the juice out of the grapes using only their feet. The other members of your team will need to work together to keep the juice flowing into the wine bottle while gathering grapes to be stomped. There will also be prizes for costumes!


Register by emailing with the following info:
Team Name:
Team Captain:
Amount of team members:
Contact phone #:
Captains email address:
Have you stomped before:

All “stompers” must be 19 years of age and up, a minimum of 6 team members and maximum of 8, rain or shine.

Township 7 Vineyards & Winery Proudly Supports Ronald McDonald House British Columbia & Yukon. Partial proceeds raised at the Grape Stomp event will be donated to the organization.

Follow Township 7 on Twitter and Facebook for more information about special events like this and their latest wine releases.

Feast on the Fraser in New Westminster: Win Speakeasy Prohibition Gala Tickets

Thursday, September 14th, 2017 — 1:50pm PDT
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Tourism New Westminster is kicking off its 3rd annual Feast on the Fraser in style with “Piva on the Pier” this evening. Guests will be the first to get a taste of Piva, the much-anticipated modern Italian restaurant opening this fall in downtown New Westminster, and they’ll enjoy local craft beer and wine on the city’s spectacular riverfront.

After the last sip of prosecco on the pier tonight, prepare for the main course: 10 days of 10 days of signature culinary experiences taking place throughout New Westminster from September 22 to October 1, 2017 during Feast on the Fraser.

Feast on the Fraser in New Westminster

From tastings and cocktail parties to neighbourhood food tours and long table dinners, the menu includes a Mad Men Mixer at the retro-cool Mid-Century Modern Home store, a Speakeasy Prohibition Gala at 100 Braid Street Studios, a Beauty and the Beast Tea Party and a Canada 150-themed dinner on the Fraser River, to name a few.

September 22, 2017
A Mad Men Mixer at Mid Century Modern Home
September 23, 2017
September 24, 2017
Discover Uptown Food Tour
September 24, 2017
Be Our Guest Children’s Tea
September 25, 2017
Taste of Sri Lanka – Gallery Long Table
September 26, 2017
An Evening of Modern Cocktails & Canapés
September 27, 2017
100 Braid St Silk Hat Cocktail Speakeasy Prohibition Gala
September 28, 2017
Culinary Adventures over Coffee
September 29, 2017
Nasi Padang Dinner with Longtail & Freebird
September 30, 2017
Urban Foodie Tour
September 30, 2017
Wine & Dine on the Fraser
October 1, 2017
Seven Course Dinner at El Santo

Win Speakeasy Prohibition Gala Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to the 100 Braid St Silk Hat Cocktail Speakeasy Prohibition Gala happening from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Wednesday, September 27th:

Shhhhhh…..You’re going to need to be dressed and have the right password to get into the secret entrance for the 100 Braid St Silk Hat Cocktail SpeakEasy Prohibition Gala. From the outside, it will look like you’re attending an Art Show but in reality, you’re going to travel back in time to 1929, the year when our building came into being. The prohibition was in full force and rum runners & owners of the BC Distillery, the Reifel brothers, were providing the world with Silk Hat Cocktails produced right here in our building. Our event will harken back to the days of prohibition excess where you will enjoy the drink, food, history, and music of the underground culture of the era.

Learn how to make handcrafted contemporary interpretations of Silk Hat Cocktails with Lavish Liquid bartenders; imbibe 2 alcoholic cocktails and 2 mocktails that will pair with delectable eats from Chef Bain Van Dam of Fork & Knife Catering. You’ll learn about the sordid history of our building through a short historical theatrical experience which will blur the boundaries between audience and performers and you’ll get to enjoy amazing live jazz from the era with music provided by our resident vocal group, Quayside Voices. And last but not least, be prepared to get out and join our roaring twenties dancers when the live music demands you take to the dance floor.

Prepare your best 1920s cocktail party attire and enter to win tickets:

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Must be 19+. I will draw one winner from all entries at 12:00pm on Thursday, September 21, 2017.

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