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 @CZuckermann

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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

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Chambar Restaurant’s Exclusive Hard Hat Media Preview

Chambar has been one of my favourite fine dining restaurants since I first stepped foot in their trendy Gastown location a few years ago, so I was very excited to experience a sneak peek and raise a glass to the new location’s development.

Photo by Will Smith

With Bria Lear of Digital Darlings and Leonie Markhorst of The Signature Bow | Photo by Will Smith

That hot summer evening was served with excitement, exquisite cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while the blueprints were displayed for us to see, and the difference is tremendous already!  The restaurant (going to be located at 568 Beatty Street) is more spacious and the patio is bright and beautiful.

The new seating capacities will be:

Lounge 60 guests
Bar 22 guests
Patio 60 guests
Dining Room 90 guests
Private Room 20-80 (standing is 150) guests
Apprentice Bar 8 guests

Breakfast/Brunch starts at 8am, Lunch 11am, Dinner 6pm, Civilized Debauchery is all day long, and you can find me at the Waffles and Coffee, which starts at 8am and goes until 3pm!

Photo by @shingokido

Photo by @shingokido

Feast your eyes on all the treats and ‘juice.’  The photos do not give justice to their taste, however, you can see how delightful they were!

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The struggle was real...

Bianca & I figuring out tough life choices. The struggle was real… Photo by Bria Lear of Digital Darlings

Ran into a few favourites while there!

TOP | Bianca Solterbeck & I "serving" desserts.  Obviously! | BOTTOM | Peter Verge & I

Dream Team unites! TOP | Bianca Solterbeck & I “serving” desserts. Obviously! | BOTTOM Peter Verge & I

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The “Blonde Parade” Sharday Orbach, Leonie Markhorst, Bria Lear and I. Photo by Will Smith

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Peter Verge & I Photo by Bria Lear of Digital Darlings

What I wore to the event…

Photo by Bria Lear of Digital Darlings

Photo by Bria Lear of Digital Darlings

DETAILS | Olive + Piper Alpine Necklace | Olive & Oak Top  Photo By:  Bria Lear of Digital Darlings

DETAILS | TOP Olive + Piper Alpine Necklace | Olive & Oak Top | BOTTOM Zara Leather Skort | Mala Collective Bracelet | BCBG Maxazria Ring Photo By: Bria Lear of Digital Darlings

Photo by Bria Lear of Digital Darlings

Photo by Bria Lear of Digital Darlings

A big thank you to Chambar and company for a lovely summer evening!

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Lately

Here is a little sneak peek at what I’ve been up to!

It’s the season of events, new projects and filming, so here are a few photos to give you an idea of what’s been going on behind the scenes.  More fun will be posted soon, so stay tuned…

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Assisting Fashion Stylist Crystal Carson with the Georgia Straight cover talking THE summer event- The Deighton Cup.

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Almay Canada hosted the Almay Picnic, an evening of makeup tutorials for the media at Gastown’s Rainier Provisions. TOP RIGHT | Jennifer Pistor of Prairie Girl in the City, Myself, Bria Lear of Framework Magazine, Sharday Orbach of Shardette  and Melissa Knight of Miss-Melissa. BOTTOM | Beauty School is in session!

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Filming of Dream Homes’ third season is in full force!

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CROPPED EDGE

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Leather Jacket MACKAGE | Crop Top H&M | BF Jeans THE GAP | Shoes ALDO SHOES

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Belt H&M | Bracelet SOCIAL EXPERIMENT | Rings NOUL

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Earrings ALDO ACCESSORIES | Ring SOCIAL EXPERIMENT

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PHOTOGRAPHY BY ASIA HERRMANN

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LIVIN’ EZ

A cotton pencil skirt’s form fitting silhouette makes it appropriate for almost every occasion; pair with a Tee and chucks to relax the look or throw on some edgy heels to be ready for wherever the day takes you.

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Top AMERICAN EAGLE OUTFITTERS | Skirt TOP SHOP

This look is colourful and fun, but still put together, perfect for an evening out in the city or spending time on a patio.

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TOP Necklace NOUL | BOTTOM Heels Aldo

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Bracelet MALA COLLECTIVE & GIFTED | Gold Ring BCBG MAXAZRIA & Turquoise Ring SOCIAL EXPERIMENT | Clutch H&M

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Haha I don’t know what happened in this shot, but it looks as though walking is hard.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY ASIA HERRMANN

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GREEN GO-TO!

Lately I’ve been on the go nonstop, leaving little to no time to cook much and I refuse to eat crap from being short on time.  With that said, making smoothies have been my go-to for nutrition on the fly. 

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This is my favourite green drink that I make practically everyday, so I thought I’d share with you!

Ingredients:

1 Can of Coconut Water
1 Kale Leaf
1 Tsp Spirulina
A few Cucumber Slices
1 Celery Stick
1/4 Avocado
1 Tbsp Almond Butter
2 Tbsp Chia, Buckwheat & Hemp Cereal
A few Ice Cubes

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Coconut Water | Celery | Kale | Chia, Hemp & Buckwheat | Avocado | Cucumber | Almond Butter | Spirulina

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Bottoms Up!

MMXO