There’s nothing new about Frances Hui throwing a party. As the founder of FHS Events and dedicated brand ambassador, she’s been planning, plugging and promoting other people’s special occasions as well as their various products for almost a decade now. That said, it’s rare that Hui is the guest of honour at her own bash.
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A new hot spot has hit town and no, it’s not another upscale meat market for millionaires and the luxury-label hounds who love them. It’s a much- needed music venue. That’s right — the defunct Fox porno theatre has been given new life as the Fox Cabaret. To celebrate this highly anticipated occasion, the new owners (a.k.a. the creative crew behind t
Imagine a Bubble Yum bomb blasting through one of Yaletown’s most prestigious restaurants and you get a pretty good idea of what the Blue Water Cafe looked like on Friday afternoon. That’s where Coast Capital Savings and the CKNW Orphans’ Fund hosted the third annual Pink Shirt Day Ladies Luncheon.
Clearly, Sweat Co.’s Maureen Wilson has a loyal clientele. The Vancouver personal trainer recently celebrated her studio’s 30th anniversary with a Marie Antoinette-themed fundraiser, and the funky little downtown fitness centre was jam-packed with wig-clad partygoers, a gracious team of glamourous hosts.
If you’re looking for a romantic hot spot to wine and dine your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, the Roof Restaurant + Bar at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is highly recommended.
Lamb chops. Chicken satay. Men in uniform. Yep, there were plenty of savoury delights at the Looking Glass Foundation’s 10th annual benefit gala last weekend at the Rocky Mountaineer Station. No wonder the mood was so celebratory throughout cocktail hour, as guests filed into the beautifully decorated railway hub. But they weren’t just there to ind
To say PuSh fest organizers did a great job of booking their 10th anniversary gala performance would be a bit of an understatement. They straight up killed it. Vancouver’s International Performing Arts Festival kicked off its 20-day celebration with Super Night Shot, a film shot live in exactly one hour by the Gob Squad Arts Collective.
Prepare to feast. The big Dine Out Vancouver Festival is approaching fast and we are spoiled for choices this year.
Because your social calendar isn't going to plan itself.
Aside from boarding a plane to Hawaii, I can’t think of a better way to remedy holiday stress than sweating it out on the d-floor. Which is exactly what a packed room of Rolling Stones fans did at the Electric Owl last weekend, as part Keithmas IV — a Foodbank Fundrager.
If you are in the market for an “ugly” Christmas sweater, well, the Canucks have some doozies for you. The players rocked these knitted bad boys at the Vancouver Convention Centre as part of the 14th annual Dice & Ice benefit.
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.
For the past decade, Michelle Bouffard and Michaela Morris have been swirling, sniffing, sipping, swishing and spitting together. Along the way, these two spunky sommeliers have made more than their fair share of friends and fans. That’s because whenever Bouffard and Morris host a vino tasting, good times are pretty much guaranteed. Such was the ca
You don’t know cute until you’ve seen Grayson McGill and his two doting dads. The sweet little cherub, who has a rare metabolic disorder, was this year’s guest of honour at the annual Festival of Trees reception in support of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. The family friendly ceremony, which was held at the Park ballroom in the Four Seasons Hot
At Francesco’s Ristorante Italia, you just never know who’s going to pop by for some gourmet Italian food. A wall at the restaurant has Hall of Fame that looks more like an Oscar-winner reunion photo spread. Angelina Jolie, Ben Affleck, Halle Berry, Jack Nicholson, Robert De Niro – just to name a few who have dined at this iconic downtown establish
It’s hard to imagine David Bowie in a Roots letter jacket. After all, when it comes to style, preppy Canadiana isn’t exactly what the iconic gender-bending art rocker is known for. But Bowie did, in fact, sport one of those varsity bad boys back in the late 1980s as part of the Roots literacy campaign.
When it comes to swank fundraising events in this city, the 65 Roses Gala is definitely tops. Benefiting Cystic Fibrosis Canada, this annual black tie affair draws a posh and proper crowd. This year’s theme was a night in Monte Carlo, so the elegant socialite vibe was to the hilt, baby, to the hilt.
Even though I’m not sure what the national average is these days, I’m pretty sure Vancouver still holds the title of having more beautiful women per capita than any other Canadian city. Any doubters out there obviously weren’t at the Loden Hotel’s five-year anniversary party last week.
It’s not every day I get to wine, dine and hang out with the sea otters. That’s why Toast to the Coast is one of my favourite events of the year. This is when some of the finest restaurants and wineries in B.C. come together in support of the Vancouver Aquarium's conservation, research and education programs. Guests get to sample Ocean Wise delicac
She did it again! Eco Fashion Week founder Myriam Laroche (along with her dedicated crew) pulled off yet another green glam slam. The five-day festival’s signature event kicked off with a VIP reception jam-packed with bloggers, designers and models.