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Myriam Laroche’s party pops up in vintage style

Sarah Rowland

By Sarah Rowland, 24 hours


Love vintage clothing? Me too. But seriously, who’s got the time it takes to sift through all those jam-packed thrift store racks? Not me. That’s why Myriam Laroche’s pop-up vintage parties are so much fun. Therefore, I’m happy to report that after a three-year hiatus, the queen of sustainable style is once again hosting these one-off sale events. This is where Laroche, who many know as the founder of Eco Fashion Week, sells only the crème de la crème of previously loved pieces — no fillers here. These are carefully curated collections. To re-launch this fashion venture, Laroche booked a swank room at the Shangri-La Hotel last week. The makeshift boutique quickly filled up with some of Vancouver’s most stylish peeps and they weren’t just browsing either. In fact, it wasn’t long before there was a lineup at the portable till. Thankfully, we won’t have to wait another three years for one of these eco-friendly retail therapy sessions. Laroche plans on “popping up” four times a year from now on. For more info, hit Laroche up on Twitter @ecostylist.

Spirited benefit

When it comes to holiday fundraisers with a lot of heart and soul, Night Of Joyful Voices is one of my personal faves. Proceeds from the event benefit the Megaphone vendor program, which “provides a voice and an economic opportunity to homeless and low-income people in Vancouver.”

Held at the ANZA Club this year, vendors, volunteers, Megaphone staff and supporters made merry, bought raffle tickets and bid on silent auction items. Guests were also treated to a great lineup of entertainment, including musician David Newberry and friends who kicked things off with a sweet set of folked-up rock. For more info on Vancouver’s street paper program and to find a vendor near you, visit megaphonemagazine.com.

Seasonal theatre

If you’re looking for a fun and festive play to check out, It’s Snowing on Saltspring is a solid choice. The Arts Club production kicked off last week with an opening night party at the Granville Island Stage. The theatre was packed. The show was great and the cake was delicious. The play runs until Dec. 28. For more info, visit artsclub.com.

Party On

Bah! Humbug! featuring Jim Brynes runs Dec. 12-14 at the Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre. Tickets: $25/$15. Visit sfuwoodwards.ca.

Vancouver Christmas Market is open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. until Dec. 24 (11 a.m. - 6 p.m.) at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza.

The Goh Ballet returns with The Nutcracker at the Centre in Vancouver Dec. 14 to Sunday, Dec. 22. For more info, visit gohnutcracker.com.


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