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Shop Cocoon – Friends & Family Sale (Thurs. December 4)

The concept behind Shop Cocoon (3345 Cambie Street @17th Avenue) is simple. Artists and designers lease shelf space from the store and are also required to work a minimum number of hours behind the counter each week, allowing them the opportunity to showcase their emerging brands without having to undergo the costs of starting up their own shop. The brands available at Shop Cocoon will not be unfamiliar to Vancouverites who are interested in the local and independent designer scene. From Tyte Lids to Filou Designs, these clothing and accessories have frequented the likes of Portobello West, Spend on Trend and more!

On Thursday December 4, from 11am to 9pm, save up to 30% off the entire shop for their friends and family sale. Goodies will be served.


SEE Seven – 08/09 Season Launch Party (September 5, 2008)

Like theater? Support independent arts? See Seven is entering its 12th year as a joint initiative for Vancouver’s independent theatre community to raise awareness, build audiences and share resources. See Seven is known for relevant and challenging work, reaching out to the performing arts community at large for productions in which art and risk are at the forefront.

Join them for a mix and mingle at the SEE Seven 2008-2009 Season Launch Party on September 5, 2008 at the Grolsch Fringe Club on Granville Island (1494 Old Bridge Road @ Railspur Alley) from 7:00–9:00 PM (venue is open until 2:30 AM). Admission is FREE!! The Sunday Service will be performing

SEE any 7 shows for $87 (students / artists / seniors $77). Or feast your eyes on the entire See Seven season of 10 shows with an All Seeing Pass for $127.

BLO’s 1st Anniversary – Naughty or Nice Block Party

Ice Sculpture at Event Entrance

Yesterday evening, I went with my friend Miranda of Style By Fire to Blo Blow Dry Bar‘s Naughty or Nice Block Party in Yaletown in support of the BC Cancer Foundation.  When we got there at around 7pm, the patio party was absolutely packed…and for good reason!  Event admission was a $5 charity donation, yet its entertainment value exceeded that by far.  With great support from local restaurants (including Opus and Cactus Club Cafe) yummy appetizers and drinks were served – from mini burgers to grilled scallops, from mojitos to beer.  

On one end of the party, Aziya, a home salon service for girly beautifying sessions, had

Brent Ray Fraser and artwork in action

Brent Ray Fraser and artwork in action

set up a station with three manicurists to pamper the party guests.  On the other end was Brent Ray Fraser putting on an art show.  In between was a standing fashion show with local designers.  Strangely enough, I ran into a friend from elementary school there and he had an item of clothing from his line Chinamen’s Club up on stage.  Stay tuned, I am sure some of the local companies I have mentioned in this entry will appear again in the next few weeks!  All in all, it was a very “Yaletown” event – young urban professionals, stylish guests, and, of course, being patrons of Blo: well-groomed hair.

Mid-Summer Taiko Beat (August 17, 2008)

If you don’t know anything about Taiko, checking out the Mid-Summer Taiko Beat at Centennial Theatre (2300 Lonsdale Avenue) in North Vancouver would be a great place to start learning. Presented by the Vancouver Taiko Society, this concert is a great experience, as it brings together groups from different regions, so you get a taste of different styles of taiko. Some are more traditional, while others are pushing the envelope of what we know to be taiko. While your typical taiko concert in Vancouver will feature mainly Vancouver groups, and 1 or 2 at most, this concert gives you a little taste of everything

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for children under 12 and seniors, and are available through the Centennial Theatre box office at 604-984-4484. This concert will feature Japanese drumming groups LOUD (Vancouver), Sawagi Taiko (Vancouver), Kiyoshi Nagata + Aki Takahashi (Toronto), and Inochi Taiko (Seattle). For more information, contact 604-984-7248 or email Kayo at kayohk@gmail.com.

LUSH Cosmetics – Retro Party (July 5th & 6th)

lush logoLush Cosmetics, known for its fresh handmade bath products and commitment to animal-free testing, is having a “Retro Party” at various Vancouver locations (Metrotown, Robson and West 4th Avenue) this weekend featuring their most popular discontinued products, giveaways and cocktail hour. It’s free to drop by and the event is from 12 noon to 5pm. 

Liz Chapman, the PR person at Lush sent me additional information on this event:

Have you ever had a LUSH product you loved and lost?  Celebrate the return of your favourite discontinued LUSH products with Retro LUSH!  Get in on the action on July 5 and 6 when your LUSH store will be hosting a fun 1930’s themed soiree, complete with giveaways, cocktail hour, the unveiling of LUSH’s Retro Mystery Box, and a chance to win a “Soap City” valued at $500. 

**CONTEST: In addition, you can also watch a fun film noir in celebrating of the launch of LUSH retro at http://www.lushtown.com and enter an online contest for your chance to win prizes.

**EDIT: I went to Lush Robson today and there is a contest there where you have to guess the weight of the soap and at the end of the month, the closest guess wins it all!

Cirque du Soleil – discounted tickets

CorteoClick here for 20% and 30% discounted tickets to selected shows of Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo which opened on June 12th in Vancouver.

SUGARLIME – Jewelry Show (June 11th)


The Sugarlime Summer Sparkles & Sangrias Jewerly Show is on Wednesday June 11th at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel (900 Canada Place Way, 2nd Floor Princess Louisa Suite). This is a FREE event, but by invitation only. However – by reading Modern Mix Vancouver, this is your invitation from me : ). All you need to do is RSVP at events@sugarlime.com and it wouldn’t hurt to mention Modern Mix Vancouver in your email too!  First 25 people in line will receive 15% off their purchases and all guests arriving before 6pm will be entered to win one of three $50 Sugarlime gift certificates!

I went to one of Sugarlime’s jewelry shows two weeks ago at the Metropolitan Hotel in Downtown Vancouver. It consisted of a hotel showroom with tables set up against the walls and each table had a different color theme of jewelry: turquoise, amethyst and quartz beads on gold or silver jewelry available to purchase. Guests were given trays to put their potential jewelry purchaces on. It was quite busy – not overly crowded, but comfortably busy enough to know that Sugarlime has found a niche in the Vancouver fashion scene. In fact, they are expanding to Toronto this year!

This is taken from the media brief I was sent from Sugarlime:

“Some of Sugarlime’s accomplishments include being voted as one of BC’s most successful businesses on a special CTV News segment, designing jewelry for the Presenters’ Gift Bags for the Emmy, Gemini and Leo Awards, and spotting Sugarlime on Sarah McLachlan on an episode of Oprah.”

Drop by anytime from 5pm to 8pm. Complimentary sangria upon arrival. Don’t forget to RSVP and check out their website: http://www.sugarlime.com.