Events, Radio, Television, Video

Summer ’16 wrap & news…

It’s a good thing I put the disclaimer in my last post that I don’t update the blog very often, because how has it been 3 months since I wrote?  Lol it just takes 1/4 of a year for me to get back on here… time flies!

That said, I always feel like Diner en Blanc is the best way to wrap the summer! This year was outstanding – 6000 people! It’s no surprise though, The Social Concierge‘s expertise is creating an enchanting experience and events.

My favourite part is when all the sparklers come out to light up the Vancouver night sky.

IMG_1059

FASCINATOR Entitled Hats Canada | DRESS Aritzia Wilfred Free | SHOWS Le Chateau Photo By: Lyndi Barrett of Style Calling

IMG_1051

EARRINGS Leah Alexandra Moonstone Sunny Earjackets | CHOKER an old Aldo headband! Photo By: Lyndi Barrett of Style Calling

As I said, this summer has flown – and what a blast it has been because after all these years, hard work, sweat and tears – I can finally share I’m a News Anchor at CKNW!

I joined the respected news team about 3 months ago, and for the first time in my life, I can actually say I’m exactly where I want to be.

When I am in the newsroom, I get butterflies every single time and there is nothing else I think about except the stories and the moment I’m in.

I’ll never forget my first shift; I was terrified. My entire body was shaking and I would repeatedly say to myself “the scariest moment is before you begin.”

Completely exhilarating. I truly feel so blessed and lucky to have what I have, and do what I love for a living. And the exciting part is, this is just the beginning!

My goal is to hook my generation back to mainstream news and media, thrilled to do that with you!

More radio news… I am still with AM730 Traffic too!  And in case you missed the last #SWSTV I did with CFOX’s Adam Baldwin from The Jeff O’Neil Show… look no further 😉

NOVUS TV

Teamed up with Vancouver’s fashion district, Robson Street, for Spring/Summer fashion tips… (you rocked it, Teri!)

And with my fitness guru – Owner and instructor of Oxygen Yoga and Fitness Yaletown Kate Marshall, focussing on running.

One more note…

 

FASCINATOR Entitled Hats Canada | DRESS Aritzia | SHOES Le Chateau

Picture By: Roberto Sousa FASCINATOR Entitled Hats Canada | DRESS Aritzia | SHOES Le Chateau

Picture By: Charles Zuckermann

Picture By: Charles Zuckermann

Picture By: Meagan Faye

Picture By: Meagan Faye

Besides hiking, beachin’ and enjoying patios with the girls – The Deighton Cup and Diner en Blanc are my 2 favourite summer events!

Hope all of you are enjoying yours too!

Until next time!

MMXO

 

Standard
Events, Fashion, PHOTO DIARY

Diner en Blanc & Summer ’15 Wrap

Thousands gathered at Canada Place for the event of the summer – Diner en Blanc.

The parisian event is not just a party, it truly is an experience that makes you feel above the clouds. A sea of white, sunset, the west coast backdrop of the city and ocean, and guests toasting with glasses of champagne while surrounded by beautiful decor.

The Social Concierge takes you for a trip in your own city by producing these incredible events that make memories you will reflect on for a lifetime.

Here are a few pictures from my experience, including my outfit details.

FullSizeRender copy 2

OUTFIT DETAILS ROMPER Thea Playsuit from Maccs | SHOES Le Chateau | HEADPIECE Claire’s

Photo Cred: Bianca Solterbeck

Photo Cred: Bianca Solterbeck

FullSizeRender

Instagram Selfie! Follow @MsMichelleMorton @B_Solterbeck

Untitled

A few snaps from my Iphone 6

IMG_4806

What’s so funny? Photo Cred: Bianca Solterbeck

Diner_en_Blanc_047

Bianca and I captured by The Glass Eye for http://www.VancityBuzz.com Check them out for more incredible shots of the evening!

Summer Recap

In the blink of an eye days are becoming shorter and colours are beginning to change ever so slightly. How did time fly by so fast?

I was lucky to enjoy beautiful hikes, laid back times on the patio and incredible events the last few months.

Here are some of my favourite moments from the summer captured on my Iphone 6, some I shared online and some snaps not yet posted.

***

At Glowbal’s grand opening! You can see more pictures online by following #SuperGlowbal. Vancouver’s new hot spot.

FullSizeRender

At Glowbal’s Grand Opening! Photo Cred: Randa Salloum

Untitled

TOP Randa Salloum, Izabela Domachowski & I | BOTTOM Meagan Faye & I

***

The Deighton Cup at Hastings Racecourse. Another one of my favourite summer events!

My Deighton Cup ensemble! FASCINATOR Entitled Hats & Fascinators | TOP BCBG | SKIRT Wilfred | SHOES H&M

My Deighton Cup ensemble!
FASCINATOR Entitled Hats & Fascinators | TOP BCBG | SKIRT Wilfred | SHOES H&M

Kisses for my B! @Digidarlings

Kisses for my B! @Digidarlings

Christie Lohr & I captured by Rhianna Schmunk for The Huffington Post

Christie Lohr & I captured by Rhianna Schmunk for The Huffington Post

Untitled 2

Good times with good people.

IMG_4833

A closer look at my fascinator from Entitled Hats & Fascinators. Thank you, Benita!

***

One of my happy places - running the Lions Gate Bridge

One of my happy places – running the Lions Gate Bridge

FullSizeRender

Obsessed with the Nike App – I use it for every run. Great way to track your goals.

We have been on a roll with our hikes, runs & hydration!

We have been on a roll with our hikes and runs. Hydration is key.

***

With my most inspiring friend. Lynda Steele & !. Tune your airwaves to CKNW 980 to listen to The Lynda Steele Show launching next week!

With my most inspiring friend. Lynda Steele & I. Tune your airwaves to CKNW 980 to listen to The Lynda Steele Show launching next week!

***

The Grey Goose Summer Soiree.

Meet the dapper Sims. We planned our outfits in advance. Obviously.

Meet the dapper Sims. We planned our outfits in advance. Obviously.

Family Portrait.

Family Portrait.

FullSizeRender copy 2

Nicolle Hodges, Blanca Blandon & I.

Sonia Sidhu & I.

Sonia Sidhu & I.

FullSizeRender copy 4

That mansion though…

FullSizeRender copy 6

***

#NOBS With Spin Society Rock Star Bridgette.

#NOBS With Spin Society Rock Star Bridgette Clare. 6am start people.

j

FullSizeRender copy 2

***

The Nike No Maybes Tournament. Growing up with soccer – this was a no brainer! I’m in – Thanks to our Team Captain Nicolle Hodges for leading Buzz United!

Welcome to the Nike Underground.

Welcome to the Nike Underground.

Team Buzz United!

Team Buzz United selfie! @BeeBlancs

***

The Petite Puf Spin into Spring launch party!

#SpinIntoSpring party by Petite Puf with these lovelies.

#SpinIntoSpring party by Petite Puf with these lovelies.

***

Style Nine to Five turned 5!!! HUGE congratulations Founder Christie Lohr! Proof that taking risks to pursue your passion pays off with commitment, hard work and authenticity. The celebration was held at Leah Alexandra’s beautiful Gastown studio.

Christie & I.

Christie & I.

Even Leah's studio floors are beautiful.

Even Leah’s studio floors are beautiful.

Obviously I need to play with these.

Obviously I need to play with these.

Top 2 Photo Creds: Nicolle Hodges.

Photobooth fun with Randa! Top 2 Photo Creds: Nicolle Hodges.

***

Until my next post – Keep smiling XO

FullSizeRender copy 6

Photo Cred: Bianca Solterbeck

Don’t forget to stay connected on social media – I am now on Snapchat MsMichelleM.

MMXO

Standard
Events

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:

lurve 2

Photo Courtesy @Christie_Lohr

IMG_0118

Jordan Kallman & Tyson Villeneuve of The Social Concierge

IMG_0141

IMG_0098

Ashleigh & Jay DeMerit

IMG_0067

CTV Vancouver Host & Double Elle Media’s Nicolle Hodges

DEB 2

Photo Courtesy of @CZuckermann

IMG_7512

Photo Courtesy of @Nikhodges

IMG_0172

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

IMG_0212

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

IMG_0214

Randa Salloum of The Unprecedented

IMG_0103

Style Nine to Five founder Christie Lohr

IMG_0036

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

IMG_0018

Crystal Carson & Kate MacDougall

IMG_7550

Double Elle Media girls- Launching Fall 2014

IMG_0196 IMG_0253

debcz 2

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

IMG_7565

Photo Courtesy of @NikHodges

As seen in: 

Screen Shot 2014-08-22 at 5.04.10 PM

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

photo

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

Standard
Events

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

IMG_9752

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

Standard
Events

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!

food2 food1 photo 1

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

Photo by Will Smith

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

photo 4

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!

MMXO

Standard
Editorials, Events, Fashion, Favorites

424 FIFTH Launch at the Hudson’s Bay

The outfits showcased at the Spring/Summer '14 Preview.

The outfits showcased at the Spring/Summer ’14 Preview.

Last week Lord & Taylor launched the new line 424 FIFTH at the downtown Vancouver location of the Hudson’s Bay.  Chief Creative Officer Marie Holman-Rao explained the name behind 424 FIFTH came from Lord & Taylor’s head office address in New York, how original is that?

The line captivated my imagination, there’s an outfit for every occasion, really.
424 FIFTH was on point from original prints and colours to specific garment design structure.

Breaking it down, the colours and prints reminded me of the 90’s with bright neons and summer-inspired graphics on pieces such as jackets, skirts and accessories with oceanic scenery.

While the scenic print was very popular among the crowd, the piece that stuck out most was the top with mixed prints of leopard and stripes (seen below with the blue Birdcage skirt, which was my favourite look showcased).

(Left) Western Editor of FASHION MAGAZINE Joy Pecknold & 424 FIFTH's Chief Creative Officer Marie Holman-Rao discussing details about my favourite look of the evening.  The Birdcage Skirt is a staple piece for Spring/Summer '14.

(Left) Western Editor of FASHION MAGAZINE Joy Pecknold & 424 FIFTH’s Chief Creative Officer Marie Holman-Rao discussing details about my favourite look of the evening. The Birdcage Skirt is a staple piece for Spring/Summer ’14.

4241photo 1photo 4

Another 90’s trend that is making a comeback this season, surprisingly, is matching bottoms with top prints.  Personally, I prefer mixing prints for an edgier look, but I am going to experiment with this trend and see how I like it.
With energizing neon colours, there were many neutral pieces also if you’re looking to tone down the brightness.

The garment design was impressive, the talent behind the brand is visible with unique details.  As mentioned, the Birdcage skirt was my favourite piece of the preview, it’s high fashion, mature and ready to wear on Vancouver’s runway everyday;  dress it up for the office or style it for the weekend.

While colour and prints are always fun to play with, the design and cut of the garment has higher value with how it compliments your body with fit.  ‘Popularity’ among colours and prints are always changing with seasons (and most of the time while the season runs it’s course), however, a flattering piece is timeless.

Sharday, myself & Leonie doing what bloggers do.

Sharday, myself & Leonie doing what bloggers do.

(Left to Right)  Jigme of Mine & Yours co., Leonie Markhorst of The Signature Bow, Moi, Courtney of Mine & Yours co., Sharday Orbach of Shardette Blog.

In all, big fan of the 90’s comeback- welcoming a very exciting Spring and Summer, and in an affordable price range.  For more pictures and details of 424 FIFTH’s launch tour, follow on instagram and twitter with #LetStyleReign.

Finishing the night with an Oscar Picture!  Obviously necessary…

Finishing the night with an Oscar Picture!  Obviously necessary…

MMXO

Standard
Events, Fashion

Off To The Races

Back home in the city and feeling fabulous!  Getting settled feels like a race against time to say the least, but the energy is refreshing and I’ve missed it, along with downtowns concrete jungle!

photo 1

Hat NINE WEST | Dress BCBG MAXAZRIA | Clutch DKNY | Shoes BCBG MAXAZRIA

I can’t believe it’s been nearly two weeks since I have written, so lets get up to speed!  Basically since being back, I have just been catching up with friends and family, and prepping for fall (making for some fun outfit posts to come!)

Last weekend it was nice to have a day with some of my favourite ladies at The Hastings Racecourse to attend the exciting event, The Deighton Cup.  A day of glamour and cocktails is the time to get dolled up for.  That said, I have added a few new BCBG Maxazria pieces to my closet.

The Deighton Cup is now a new favourite summer tradition!  That day I was captivated by everybody;  Men and women were dressed their best and in great spirits!  Suspenders, big hats, suits, dresses, cigars, cocktails and big celebrities, the horses!

photo 2

Moi | Randa Salloum of The-Unprecedented | Original Framework Girl Bria Lear

photo 5

Prairie Girl In The City | Styling My Life | The Signature Bow | Framework Magazine | The-Unprecedented | Alicia Fashionista | The August Diaries | Moi!
Photo Courtesy of Alison Hutchinson of Styling My Life

photo 3photo 5-1

A little selfie!

A little selfie! Earrings LOVE COCO

MMXO

Standard