Interview with singer/songwriter Jann Arden: The Arden Collar & Bracelet Indiegogo Campaign

Canadian singer/songwriter and author Jann Arden wrote a new tune by launching an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign for the Arden Collar and bracelet.

This collar is used as a tracking device for your pet, however, can also be used for loved ones that suffer from dementia or alzheimers disease.

Listen to my radio interview here where we talk about the campaign and what other projects Arden has in the works!

I grew up listening to Jann Arden and her personality and energy is just as captivating as her music!

Interview with The Fox’s Karen Khunkhun: The Covenant House Sleep Out 2014

The Covenant House recently had their annual Sleep Out on Thursday November 20th to raise awareness of homeless youth.  Community leaders, from a variety of fields, united for one night on Seymour and Drake in downtown Vancouver, and experienced first-hand what it is like for so many living in cold and wet conditions.

Below is my radio interview with Karen Khunkhun, who particpated with 39 others, raising over $365,000 dollars for homeless youth and bringing new hope to the streets of Vancouver.

Styling Shaw Vancouver’s Dream Homes Season 3

No pun intended when I say it has been a dream collaborating with Le Chateau and Shaw TV’s Dream Homes’ Bianca Solterbeck and Peter Verge!

We have been having a lot of fun playing with a variety of styles from Canada’s fashion house and their exceptional selection.  The ensembles we chose for each episode compliments our hosts’ personalities, while being on trend and timeless.

Here Bianca and Peter share their favourite looks so far:

BIG thank you to Tyler Hooper for shooting and editing this video!

You can catch Dream Homes on Shaw Tuesdays at 5:30pm & Sunday evenings at 8pm.

MMXO

XPOCITY VANCOUVER

Photo Courtesy @XpocityVan

Photo Courtesy @XpocityVan

Vancouver has an exciting side that I’ve been fortunate to experience by attending events; From elaborate evenings attracting glamour at fashion happenings to grand openings of new restaurants; they get the city buzzing.

While events are always exciting, an element I love is meeting new and inspiring guests that also attend. With that said, I’m happy to share I learned that tomorrow there will be an opportunity for women of Metro Vancouver to unite, celebrate and become inspired by one another!

The Socialettes are hosting the launch of a Women’s Lifestyle Expo, XpoCity from 4 – 10pm at the Four Seasons Hotel to celebrate female leaders in a variety of fields. With a focus of Brand Strategy, Social Media and Business Startups, to name a few. Founders Prianka Dhir and Sonal Haria wanted to host an evening of discovery and, of course, shopping!

When I spoke with co-chair, Prianka Dhir, she said they learned of “American Business Women’s Day” on September 22, however, no celebrations similar in Canada. Dhir and Haria created Xpocity to inspire canadian women of all professional backgrounds.

At the beginning of the event there will be a networking session to provide guests with the opportunity to meet each other and make connections, followed by an evening of pampering, a book signing and complimentary beauty services by vendors.

Also in attendance, will be health and fitness professionals, beauty experts, fashion bloggers and dining experts. For a full list of vendors and tickets, click here!

Diner en Blanc 2014

Photo courtesy of @nikhodges

Photo courtesy of @nikhodges

The Social Concierge transformed David Lam Park into an entirely new world when they produced the parisian event, Diner en Blanc.  The evening was filled with magic and felt like a dream as 3500 guests attended dressed in all white attire to be surrounded by performers dancing along the perimeters, with Big Love Balls scattered all around, caterers from Hawksworth Restaurant serving exquisite canapés and french music setting the mood.

Everybody began to arrive around 6pm (when they were notified of where to go) with their tables, chairs and dinnerware, matching their white outfits. 

The prestigious evening had finally arrived and excitement was contagious!

Entertainers from the Arts Umbrella and the Vancouver Opera performed for the thousands and as the sun set, sparklers were handed out to be lit and they made the sky glow.  The rest of the night everybody mingled, celebrating the event, creating memories and capturing moments among incredible backdrops.

Diner en Blanc began in Paris over 25 years ago and made its way to Vancouver in 2012, turning into a magnificent tradition. 

Here are a few of my favourite shots from the event:

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Photo Courtesy @Christie_Lohr

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Jordan Kallman & Tyson Villeneuve of The Social Concierge

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Ashleigh & Jay DeMerit

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CTV Vancouver Host & Double Elle Media’s Nicolle Hodges

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Photo Courtesy of @Nikhodges

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David Hawksworth (on the right) and Hawksworth Restaurant representative.

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The Style Calling editor Lyndi Barrett & The Social Life‘s Joshua Langston

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Randa Salloum of The Unprecedented

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Style Nine to Five founder Christie Lohr

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The Dream Team of Shaw’s television show Dream Homes Bianca Solterbeck and Peter Verge

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Crystal Carson & Kate MacDougall

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Double Elle Media girls- Launching Fall 2014

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Myself with Joshua Langston & Nicolle Hodges. Photo Courtesy of @CZuckermann

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Photo Courtesy of @NikHodges

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Featured in CTV Vancouver’s Diner en Blanc gallery, click here for more.

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Nicolle Hodges, myself & Christie Lohr featured in BC Living Photo Courtesy of @BCLiving, for the full gallery, click here:

My fashion review from the event will be on Style Nine to Five soon, click here.

Au Revoir!

MMXO

On Assignment At The Deighton Cup

Photo by Joshua D Langston

Photo by Joshua D Langston

Exquisite hats, dapper outfits, champagne, cigars, VIP Lounges, horses and attractive Vancouverites dressed to impress… I can’t think of a better way to spend a summer afternoon.

Last year I attended The Deighton Cup as a date, however, this year I was on assignment for CTV Vancouver covering the fabulous fashion this thoroughbred event attracts.  To say I was excited would be an understatement.  All day I was scoping out the unique and classy styles the Deighton Cup brings.

Click here for the full fashion coverage on CTV Vancouver.

Here are a few of my favourite pictures with some friends throughout the event!

Bianca Solterbeck, Ashley Tyndall, Cory Edwards & Peter Verge

Bianca Solterbeck, Ashley Tyndall, Cory Edwards & Peter Verge

The Dream Team!  Peter Verge, Bianca Solterbeck & I | Photo by Ashley Tyndall

The Dream Team! Peter Verge, Bianca Solterbeck & I | Photo by Ashley Tyndall

Stylish Dream Team Crystal Carson & Joshua D Langston

Stylish Duo Crystal Carson & Joshua D Langston

Prevail & I | Photo by Peter Verge

Prevail & I | Photo by Peter Verge

Mana Mansour, Sharday Orbach, Bria Lear, Randa Salloum, myself & Leonie Markhorst | Photo by Matthew Cosar

With my lovelies! Mana Mansour, Sharday Orbach, Bria Lear, Randa Salloum, myself & Leonie Markhorst | Photo by Matthew Cosar

Christie Lohr & Chris Flak

Christie Lohr & Chris Flak

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The Digital Darling herself, Bria Lear

Group Shot!  Photo by Matthew Cosar

Group Shot! Photo by Matthew Cosar

What I Wore:

With work on my mind, I wanted to choose an outfit that was practical and, of course,’fitting’ for the event.

I was set with an outstanding fascinator from Entitled Hats and a simple BCBG cocktail dress styled with comfortable heels (yes, they do exist).  The monochrome palette worked perfectly for the glamourous 6th Annual Deighton Cup.

Fascinator ENTITLED CANADA | Dress BCBG MAXAZRIA | Shoes H&M | Photos by Joshua D Langston

Fascinator ENTITLED CANADA | Dress BCBG MAXAZRIA | Shoes H&M | Photos by Joshua D Langston

With THE Deighton Cup- heavier than it looks! | Photo by Peter Verge

With THE Deighton Cup- heavier than it looks! | Photo by Peter Verge

MMXO