Archive | March, 2015

Plan Your Friday Night

27 Mar

Things to do in Vancouver on a Friday Night

Our Mix- Up of Fun Ways to Enjoy Your Evening

The Afghan Horseman

The very first Afghani restaurant in Canada, serving Vancouver and the Lower Mainland for over 36 years. These authentic mouthwatering dishes will leave your taste buds craving more. Made from the freshest ingredients your pallet will keep you coming back for more. Oh and did we mention, upon entering the room; you will be seated not on a chair but on over sized pillows, but be aware!

You will not be wearing shoes!


Beach Volleyball Inside

So it’s raining again? Why not wipe away those winter blues with a little beach volleyball! For $15, you can drop in with a group of friends of just come by yourself and play until the rain decides to ease up a little bit!

Drop in times range from 10am – 6pm and then late night from ~9:30pm to 2am


Brassneck Brewery

Ever wondered what happens behind the scenes of that beer your holding in your hand? Well at the Brassneck Brewery their aim is to make their customers feel as if they are apart of their process. The brew house & cellar wrap around the tasting room & growlershop putting you in the very heart of the Brewery. What else is great? They are always experimenting with different beer styles, with only being over a year old they have already brewed over 50 different beers coming directly to you from their conditioning tanks so you know its fresh!


Prohibition Bar

A newly – renovated 3 000 sq. ft. cocktail bar will not only entice you but the sound of jazz and other musical instruments will leave you in awe of this place.With vintage cocktails and impressive list of wines and craft beers the Prohibition bar will leave you with an inspired experience.


 The Dark Table

With already a hit in other big cities Vancouver is now offering a new way to dine.

In the dark. An evening at the Dark table will take you away from your regular experience and will guide you through an unfamiliar road of sensations you have never felt with your taste buds leading the way. Now when we say “In the Dark” you are literally in the darkest room you have ever stepped foot inside willingly. Don’t be thrown off by this because you should always try new things at least once!

darkheaderMake sure you have a reservation as they have set times for their restaurant and can be easily done through their website with email and text notifications!



Escape Vancouver

Vancouver’s newest nightlife craze is actually crazy! With several different 5-D versions to choose from you are locked and confided into a room and expected to solve a mystery or finish a series of challenges before you even think of being let out.

But there’s always a catch, you have 45 minutes to finish or well… Just kidding. Although the success rate of solving your puzzle is low it will keep you coming back for more.



Friday Night Late Night Movies at the Rio Theatre

Time to turn it up this Spring with hits from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s for March’s Friday Late Night series. You can purchase tickets prior online of at the door, AND if you come in costume you get $2 off! Please be aware that these are 19+ screenings so that means no kids but there is a full service bar as you enjoy your night out with your special someone or with friends!



Granville Island

Escaping the busy city isn’t as difficult as one may think. With Granville Island being easily accessible by car, bus, bike, or boat you can find a large amount of activities to keep everyone entertained from market, to shopping, fine dinning and comedy clubs your night will be filled with fun.



Salt Spring in the City

A “Village Market meets Art Show” for the second year this market returns to Vancouver to bring fourth treasures from the Salish Sea. Visitors will get to experience food and fashion, paintings and pottery, wine and crafts, and leave with the feeling of the West Coat’s boho culture.



Soar above the USA with FlyOver Canada

Want to take a quick plane ride over the beautiful Rockies? Why not experience the sights of Grand Canyon? For a limited time you are able to not only soar over Canada but you are able to visit the United States. FlyOver Canada’s virtual flight experience will take your over beautiful terraces and landscapes leaving you a little light headed and giddy over the beauty that North America holds.

When: Daily between March 6 to April 12 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. (commencing every 20 minutes.)

Where: At the Canada Place pier (999 Canada Place, Vancouver)



Vancouver Trampoline Park

Why bounce on a trampoline in the rain when you can bounce on a trampoline and then throw yourself in an 8-lane foam pit! Extreme Air Park’s indoor Trampoline Park with 42 000 sq. ft. of interconnected trampolines you can bounce around or play 3D dodge ball or trampoline basketball creating fun for everyone of all ages

There are also classes offered to improve your aerial moves or why not try an AIRobics class!



 Vancouver Opera

The Vancouver Opera house was first founded in 1958 by a group of community leaders who saw a vision to create value for the performing arts in Vancouver. Therefore bringing the connection of human drama to the people of the city.

The Vancouver opera house strives to be the target destination for arts that entertain, stimulate and enrich those who live in British Columbians and abroad.




Vancouver Fashion Show Recap

23 Mar

The gloomy showers didn’t stop all you lovely people from heading out to Vancouver Fashion Week to support Blushing Boutique and for that, everyone from the studio and Shelley Klassen herself would like to say THANK YOU!!

We definitely felt your support and excitement for our new Fall 2015 Story of a Girl collection from the scattered rows and backstage during the show.

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The models backstage with their bouffant hairstyles, receiving a prep talk from Shelley Klassen, seconds before they take off for the runway. Photo via Melissa Rei

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This dark haired beauty striking a pose in one of the Story of a Girl dresses, it includes a wide flapped collar, two buttons on the upper left side and two front pockets. Photo via Alex Waber.

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All eyes on the lady in red! This flattering floor length gown exposes not just the shoulders but as well as the lower back. It definitely caught the attention of the guests sitting front row! Photo via Monabita

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More photos will be seen during the upcoming weeks so please stay tuned! It means a great a lot that each of you purchased a ticket for the show! Vancouver Fashion Week 2015 was definitely a success! Come by Blushing Boutique located on Richards Street and you can have the chance to purchase a few things from the Story of a Girl Spring collection! Photo via Lindsay

Introduction to Our Spring 2015 designs – Story of a Girl

10 Mar

Spring is an appealing time in fashion, especially with Vancouver Fashion Week hitting the city now is the time to put away the winter clothes and begin the seasonal change!

Crop Tops

This 90’s inspired look has been transformed from exposing your entire stomach to only a softer smaller portion of your upper waist. With our splash of vibrant colors, high low, and bralette styles these Crop Tops become an immediate waist slimming and versatile piece.


Statement Skirt

A popular skirt this spring is the A-line skirt which was first introduced in the 1950’s carrying on into the 60’s and 70’s but disappearing in the 1980’s. Now with the modern look coming back into style we will see assorted lengths, starting from mini to below-the-knee and knee-length styles.

Here are a few of our different style of skirts available for Spring:

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This Spring you will see many shades of yellow like our Bernadette Skirt or our Audrey Dress (below) popping up from canary, saffron and marigold.


*The best way to figure out your perfect hue of yellow is to go by your skins undertone.*

Fresh Florals

Flower Power is daringly feminine and here to stay. A collection of different styles of dresses will help you find the exact lady-like look women are going for this Spring.



The stunning colours of Coral can attract the attention of the eye by just existing. So nothing is better that the combination of colour and clothing.


A little bit of blue to wash away those winter blues!

For our Spring Collection you can find not only florals but steel-blue is stealing our hearts this season!


It’s Starting to Look Like Spring!

3 Mar


Nothing is better than adding a splash of color to your wardrobe. Blushing Designs introduces their new Rouched Pencil Skirt available in black, white, yellow and blue. This skirt has been designed with comfort with its knee-length fit, a stretch cotton with a hidden side zipper makes this skirt is a necessity for your spring wardrobe.

Rouched Pencil Skirt:

We have shown you here ideas to style our skirt, we personally love our Cowl Neck Crepe Top with an off white color and gathered cap sleeves!

Cowl Neck Crepe Top:


A dress with a blast of color!

Our Sophie dress gives is your perfect spring dress with its beautiful contrasting color and waist band detail makes it just right for any spring day.

Sophie Dress:



2 Mar

Vancouver Fashion Week is just around the corner! Before we get too excited, let us have a look back at our favourite outfits from past Vancouver Fashion Weeks featuring Blushing Boutique, designs by Shelley Klassen. From Fall 14/15 to Spring 15/16, we have had many pieces that have ooe’d and aww’d the audience. Here are some of our favourites! Which one catches your eye?

Look #1: Spring is in the Air


Photo by: Ed Ng.

If you haven’t been noticing the early flowers sprouting from the grass or the cherry blossoms dotting the once bare branches in Vancouver… stop what you are doing, look out the window. Its early March but these lovely surprises have been decorating our streets and we know what we can do for YOU. Featuring this lovely model in our Story of a Girl Spring Collection 2015.A look of what we will be offering in our Blushing Boutique, the collection will soon be seen on our racks.  The goal is simple we want you blossoming and blushing in our designs for Spring 2015 in Vancouver!

Look #2: Sophistication at its Finest


Photo: Style by Fire

Featuring a stunning look from our Fall14/15 collection. Embrace the deep red jacquard pattern of this beautiful skirt with a bottom ruffle and its matching bolero. Adding a simple black bustier really contrasts the look into a more daring and sophisticated look. This red bolero is great over a simple black dress and the skirt can be worn for an office look with the stylish pieces. Right now, all of these pieces are available in the boutique for 30% off!

Look #3: Drama, Drama


Photo: Style by Fire

Finally, the drama of this long and elegant dressy coat is always the belle of the ball from our Fall14/15 collection. With its dark turquoise colour and black contrasting pattern, we cannot get over how luxurious and high-fashion it is. This piece turns heads on the sidewalk runway. Available in red, black, and turquoise in the boutique now! After this trip down memory lane, are you ready for this season’s Vancouver Fashion Week?! Blushing Boutique will be introducing its Story of a Girl Fall 15/16 Collection for the first time. Expect a more youthful, modern, and exciting line full of check prints, rich colours, and fun and flirty tunics. We are branching into new territory with this younger feeling line and we want you to be a part of it! Blushing Boutique’s Vancouver Fashion Week Show is Thursday March 19 at 6:30pm. See you there!